Hi there, happy Friday everyone - hope you are enjoying the start of spring 💕🐣💚
I wanted to share a lovely article from Psyche which I hope you might find helpful.
It is written by Emma Warnock-Parkes, a clinical psychologist and accredited therapist who treats people with social anxiety.
In the article, she shares some very actionable, realistic, and practical tips, based on cognitive behavioural therapy, for how to use social media if you have social anxiety.
I really liked this article because it feels like a wise friend giving some nuanced and helpful ideas for how to manage something really tricky. Curious what you think of it, if you read it (feel free to share in the comments).
She also shares some great resources at the end, both links and books.
There are also some gems in here in general, for example this sentence:
"Remember that your self-critical thoughts are just thoughts, not what others are thinking."
And finally, you might notice some similarities between the attention training advice she gives, and what you will find in the Alena app ;)
Check out the article here:
Wishing you ease and comfort on social media and in general,