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BALTIMORE SUPPORT GROUP for SOCIAL ANXIETIES. Shy, Introverts and Anxious people Welcome! Hi. I'm Rachel, started attending a support group in DC over 3yrs ago. I have social anxieties and I was becoming agoraphobia. I was self-isolating and avoiding human interactions. I've been facilitating the Support Group Meetings in DC for Social Anxieties for over 2yrs. I'm the organizer of " DC Social Anxiety Support Group Events" Meet Up. I live in Baltimore and I want to expand into this area. Typically we have 5-6people attending our weekly/biweekly. Wednesday meeting. We share our experiences living with and overcoming our anxieties. Baltimore meetings will be on Wednesdays at 7:30-8:30pm. We'll start with a Casual Conversation about Social Skills. (For example making eye contact, making phone calls, giving and receiving compliments, office parties.) We'll go around and say our Names and a Personal Triumph. (For example, I went on an interview, I attended a meet up.) Then we will have an Open Discussion. We can discuss different social situations, difficulties, and challenges. We will finish the meeting with Personal Goals. (For example Connect more with friends and family). Hopefully together we will find good Solutions, Ideas, and Advice. The purpose of this meeting, so you can go through the day in a calm and smoother way, with less anxieties. This group might not be the exact answer for you, But please consider attending at least of our meet ups. This is a great place to start! Once you get the momentum rolling you will surprise yourself! We also do different fun activities around the city. Please note this is peer support only NOT Professional help. This is for people with social anxieties only, if you want to bring a friend or family member as encouraging support that's fine. STUDENTS! If you are "required to attend a support group" for a College Course Credit, you're can call me to discuss you LEADING one of our meeting.(I mean guiding our the conversation with me shadowing you.) I we post a notice for that Wednesday, stating, we will be having a guest facilitator. You are NOT Allowed to just come to Observe Us. (Go to AA instead, because these people are too SHY! I have a hard enough time getting them to open up and talk about their issues, without you watching them!) Thank you for Respecting Our Shyness.