Monday, November 14, 2011

Blog Post 11

My social phobia has been getting much worse recently. It is to the point where I don't want to leave the house if I know I will have to interact with people. Even interacting with people I know and like puts me into a state of anger and panic that makes life a trial. The underlying cause is my fear of people and the pain that they cause; no matter how much they care for me or I care for them.

I am at a lost on what to do about this. Cognitive therapy doesn't feel like it will work because my reactions are on such a subconscious level. There isn't anything wrong with my thinking; something happened that made me angry or sad and it is okay for me to feel that way. The problem is that feeling this way is isolating me from the people I care about and the rest of life.

I want to be able to interact with people but not sure how to get to that goal.