Social Anxiety Course
SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course
- SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course
- Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.Socialanxiety which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.
Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:
- A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
- A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.
This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £190.00
Social anxiety is a mixture of parts all working at the same time in your awareness, which includes various mixed feelings, sensations, high levels of self-consciousness and fear – real or imagined of any form of close proximity contact with other people in public or in social settings and this includes anticipation, apprehension, hyper-vigilance, fear of criticism, mild to strong feelings of being critically or negatively judged and assessed, evaluated, judged or pigeonholed, not to mention an alteration or increase in breathing, a tightening of the chest, butterflies and stomach turning sensations which can include experiences of electricity or impulses running up and down the stomach and chest along with a pounding heart, excessive swallowing, wide-eyed glares and a strong urge to withdraw or avoid that situation at all costs which can accompany feelings and fears that things can and will escalate and get worse any minute now if one doesn’t leave or move to safe ground.
Social anxiety is a mixture of many things all taking place, in an ebbing way and leads to a sense that people are in some way a threat therefore apprehension and anticipation is very high amongst people in social settings.
Social anxiety is a disorder that affects 10 to 12 percent of the population to some extent. Social anxiety is considered one of the top three most common anxiety disorders.
Anyone suffering from this condition will engage for the most part in aversion and avoidance of places, people and situations which can result in a sense that they are being observed, read, critically judged and assessed and any minute now they are going to become aware that someone knows their innermost feelings and thoughts or fears which includes shyness, feelings of inadequacy, shame, embarrassment or even blushing about people knowing things about you that are private and personal.
For most sufferers this is a very real condition whilst in most cases it is completely irrational and unjustified in other words nothing is going to actually happen, just that the sufferer thinks it will based on certain unconscious beliefs.
These symptoms or reactions that surface and arise when the sufferer comes into contact with social situations is the unconscious minds away of presenting you with uncomfortable experiences which will ultimately lead you to move away from a perceived danger even though there may be no danger whatsoever.
Once the unconscious mind has stored or learnt information or beliefs that going amongst people is in some way dangerous or a threat then it will try to protect you by producing the unwanted and intrusive reactions. The unconscious mind is not able to decipher or analyse it is not wanted or real as it just reacts like a computer program. These intrusions are connected to the fight or flight process which has evolved over time through human life.
To try and fight the feelings and experiences that enter into your conscious awareness at times is futile because if the unconscious mind believes you need those reactions or symptoms then there is not much you can do about it except avoid the situation or move away from it at that time.
For those that suffer from social anxiety disorder will find this course is beneficial and easy to follow. An effective self-help programme which has been clinically proven to relieve the social anxiety being experienced.
Techniques used are based on proven cognitive behavioural techniques which do work. Each approach is cognitive based and will provide you with various techniques for reducing negative and intrusive thoughts and better enable you to handle them including improving your negative thinking patterns and habits leading to feeling less anxious and more in control with the use of the techniques you can set up and put into practice when you need them leaving you with a sense that you are in control amongst social settings.
In this course you will learn how to deal with negative and intrusive thoughts which appear out of nowhere including your beliefs. Techniques to calm yourself down before or during social scenario situations that arise or that you enter into. Learn how to feel more in control and empowered in your life.
How to accept yourself and feel better about yourself.
Learn how to replace negative thinking patterns with positive ones and improve your belief system when dealing with triggers that lead to cycles of repeat reactions. Social anxiety is crippling and it can be reduced.
Enrolment of this course is open and on-going and is ideally suited to anyone who suffers or experiences social anxiety in any form. This course is also suitable for all therapists who want to learn more techniques and methods for working with clients in the reduction and management of social anxiety.
Open College UK Ltd
This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.
Method of Learning:
This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.
Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.
This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.
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