Conversation skills for shy people

Shyness
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Shyness can often stop us from communicating the way we would like to.   If you suffer from social phobia this can be a problem in your life.  There are a few things you can do though to improve your conversational skills.

Here are five tips to help you start:

1.  Listen
Listening to what the other person is saying is important and often difficult when nervous as we are concentrating on what we are going to say next, but by listening, this will help you, as you can ask questions and this will add to the conversation without you having to worry.

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Take a deep breath and RELAX

Relax

Learning how to relax fully can take a while to master but if you stop, and take a minute to breathe deeply during your busy day, then you will feel you will be more relaxed.

Its worth a try isn’t it? YOU are worth it!

Its easy, doesn’t cost you a cent, and if you remember to practice each day then you will also get the extra benefit of exercising your lungs. People who suffer from panic attack often shallow breathe so training yourself to take deep breaths has got to be a great technique for helping you manage panic.

The image above is bold and bright for a reason, so you can take note and apply its message.  So, sit back take a deep breath and relax.

Autogenic Therapy | What is it?

Ive never heard of Autogenic Therapy until recently and I’m sure most people haven’t.  Well what is it?

Autogenic Therapy (also called Autogenic Training) is a relaxation technique involving self suggestion which was developed by the German psychiatrist, Johannes Schultz and first published in 1932.  It is a powerful and proven deep relaxation technique similar to mediation, which enables you to relax your body and calm your mind quickly.  Autogenic therapy is one of the simplest and most effective ways to activate the ‘relaxation response’ which can break the vicious cycle of stress related disorders.

The core of this therapy is a course that teaches simple exercises using passive concentration in body awareness and relaxation and is practiced either sitting in a chair, lying down or in a horizontal posture and once mastered it can be done in almost any environment.  Visualization is also often used with Autogenic therapy practices.

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People who handle stress well

rainbowcolourPeople who handle stress in their lives show a very important trait, and that is, confidence.  Being confident affects your life in a lot of ways.  Confidence helps you make decisions and achieve goals and overall improves your control over your life because you believe in yourself.  Being confident also in your abilities is a very big part for stress relief techniques.  If you are confident that you can succeed tn then you aren’t afraid to act on your dreams and desires.

These people also approach problems differently from those that don’t handle stress well.  They are optimistic about the outcome and their ability to do something and not just worry over the situation.  They think of alternatives to their problems and take action.  If you do nothing and just worry about your life then the situation will never change.  This is a big solution for stress relief for a lot of people.

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