Tag Archives: Social Media

Screentime & Arrested Social Development

Screentime & Arrested Social Development

Screens Are Preventing Kids From Practicing Social Skills & It Shows Children and teens who experience social anxiety — feeling discomfort or distress in social situations — or who are socially incompetent are at particularly high risk for developing dependence on electronic media. This is true whether the preferred activity is surfing the Internet, video gaming, or texting[…]

Is Fear of Emotion Driving Our Addiction?

Is Fear of Emotion Driving Our Addiction

How Facing Our Emotions Helps Us Fight Addiction As human beings, the deepest, most core conflict we face is whether or not to feel. Do we seek vitality, love, passion, compassion, and the unpredictable roller coaster that comes with being engaged in life and emotion? Or do we engage in behavior that detaches us from the[…]

Social Phobia = Shyness

Social Phobia ≠ Shyness

Tackling The Misconceptions About Social Phobia Social phobia, also known as Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), is not simply extreme shyness. Many people experience some shyness and discomfort, especially in new situations or with unfamiliar people. However, it’s generally tolerable once you warm up and relax after a while. Unlike shyness, such conditions are intolerable for SAD sufferers[…]

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