Posts Tagged ‘symptoms’

Telephone anxiety

Written by Lise Kryger. Posted in Anxiety, Blog

Would you go through snow and ice just to avoid having to call and make an appointment?  Is your telephonesessions ultra-short? Do you know that it is the fear of speaking in phones? And how it can be easier to talk on the phone?

What are the symptoms of anxiety of speaking on the phone?Telephone anxiety

  • Heart beat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweaty palms
  • Speech impediment
  • Shaky voice
  • Butterflies in the stomach
  • Thoughts that are constantly circling about ending the call
  • Avoiding phone calls

What causes the anxiety of speaking on the phone?

The reasons are individual but arises most often in a situation you have experienced as very unpleasant. Perhaps you have experienced being called by someone who has asked you a question you do not not feel comfortable saying no to because the person was waiting at the other end of the phone.

Perhaps you have experienced being put in a dilemma over the phone, and answered even though you had not found the answer yet. It may also be that the lack of body language and eye contact gives you an unresty feeling and easily come to misunderstand the person you are talking to. Or perhaps a form of performance anxiety occurs because you are “on” as soon as the receiver picks up the phone.

The reasons could be many – but there is always the opportunity to feel better about it if you have the will and practice.

Anxiety symptoms

Written by Lise Kryger. Posted in Anxiety, Blog

How do I know that the feeling in my body is anxiety?Anxiety symptoms

Is it anxiety symptoms if I’m shy?

The shy feeling feels like I’m constrained. I get shy when I feel exposed and looked at areas in my life where I feel there should have been closed shutters. I can feel shy if I should expose myself to emotional exposure that comes behind me. Shyness is a way that my feelings takes care of myself. Shyness feels strained and embarrassing. My body responds,  I crumb my toes, buckles in muscles and blush. My neck cramps and I lose voice due to tension in the neck.

Am I not good enough? – my thoughts concernsabout. My thoughts tells me that I am being silly, and why can’t I just be a little more tough and cool? A kind of ashamed for being who I am. But I continue and go through actions and situations while I hide myself.

Being anxious is not the same as being shy. But social anxiety can be mistaken for extreme shyness, because the symptoms are very similar. Social anxiety disorder is when I feel an extreme urge to either flee, fight or “play dead” when dealing with others. As shy I was not afraid to be with others, but I was not comfortable with the situation and often felt discomfort. Social anxiety caused me to avoid situations that simply “reminded” me that I was in when I felt fear. Hence social phobia – social avoidance.

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