A compassionate headspace can help undo the effects of feeling stress, nervousness, self-doubt, and loneliness. In this segment, learn how to stop worrying about what other people think, by learning how to observe what they are actually feeling instead.
- [Narrator] Now there's another common form … of social suffering, … that compassion seems to be able to heal, … and that's social anxiety. … Social anxiety disorder is one of the most common … psychological disorders in the US, … and it's not just feeling a little bit anxious … in social settings. … It's really more like a debilitating fear, … a fear of being judged by others, … a fear that you're going to do something … to humiliate yourself, … a feeling of inadequacy, of inferiority … that can lead to social isolation, … to a sense of deep loneliness and also depression. … And many people who experience social anxiety, … they're so uncomfortable, they feel so bad about themselves … when they're around other people … that they start to limit their social interactions, … until they literally are alone most of the time. … Now, one of the things that psychologists have observed … about social anxiety disorder is it's a bit of a paradox. … People spend a lot of time worrying … about what other people think, …
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