My Anxiety And Social Anxiety Essay

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I really enjoyed this week’s group, I felt like I really connected and bonded to my group members. Speaking about my anxiety is something that I really don’t enjoy doing. Only a handful of people know I have generalized anxiety and social anxiety and those people are either my family are super close friends. I find it really weird that there are other people out there that know how much my anxiety is such a difficult aspect of my family. However, it’s not a bad feeling that there are other people out there that know. Actually one of the things my therapist always brings up is the question why would it be so bad if people knew I had anxiety. It definitely is a question that I can’t answer, but from speaking about it in-group I can now say that it is not as bad as I thought it would be. It was definitely difficult to say out loud though and I felt like I wasn’t expressing myself correctly. However, I am genuinely glad I said it and that other people were able to relate to me. Having other group members relate made my nerves about speaking about my anxiety lessen slightly. It was great to hear that I wasn’t the only one that has social anxiety. I thought it was funny that what the other people were saying things that I have heard in my social anxiety group. That made me realize that some people have different varying levels of anxiety. I feel my anxiety does tend to be worse than others though. By worse I don’t mean it’s crippling, but it does hinder me a lot in life. I think…

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