55: Tips for Social Anxiety from a Communication Expert with Michelle Huillet
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Social anxiety is a common experience for many people. Today’s show is about the tips and tricks we can use to deal with this kind of anxiety when we have to be social and in public. Join us to learn more! I’m joined by Michelle Huillet, an interpersonal communication instructor at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. In her interpersonal communication course for college freshmen and sophomores, Michelle teaches all about communication in relationships, including listening, nonverbal communication, emotions, and social anxiety.   Show Highlights:  ●      How social anxiety boils down to a fear of judgment ●      How Michelle’s students describe their social anxiety ●      Why many people who struggle with social anxiety look comfortable and confident on the outside ●      Accommodations for social anxiety ●      How nonverbal cues, like eye contact, can allow people with social anxiety to remain engaged and participate ●      Challenges to do with baby steps to become more comfortable with social anxiety by “getting your feet wet” ●      How our imperfections bring connection points–and give a gift to those around us ●      Michelle’s words of wisdom for those who have social anxiety Resources and Links: Mentioned in this episode: The Anxiety Healer's Guide: Coping Strategies and Mindfulness Techniques to Calm the Mind and Body by Alison Seponara Connect with KC: Website, TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook Get KC’s book, How to Keep House While Drowning We love the sponsors that make this show possible! You can always find all the special deals and codes for all our current sponsors on our website: www.strugglecare.com/promo-codes
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