I'm trying acceptance & commitment therapy, anyone want to join?
Hi there, I've been struggling with social anxiety for the best part of ten years and I've tried various methods as a result. I've never tried prescription drugs etc as I've always thought I can do this through retraining myself, however my previous attempts don't seemed to have worked very well.
I recently read the book about the happiness trap which takes a subtlety different approach which I found interesting and I'm really trying to embed it into my thought processes now. I thought I would write it on this forum in case anyone wanted to join me on this, as I think it may be able to help, and bouncing ideas off each other may be quite useful too.
For those who haven't heard about acceptance and commitment therapy, the slight difference is that it is not trying to get you to change your thoughts. Instead, it tells you that you can't control your thoughts, and that isn't a problem. The issue arrives when we fuse with those thoughts (or get emotionally involved). If we can stop doing that then we can call ourselves down. There's a lot more to it, and happy to discuss if people want?
Look forward to any replies, Daryl