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Social anxiety disorder is an extreme fear of being scrutinized and judged by others in social or performance situations, to a degree that significantly shapes and impairs a person's life. This group is for people struggling with social anxiety, though there's no need for you to be clinically diagnosed, you just need to know that it's a serious problem for you. 

Everybody's social anxiety is different, and some people want much more challenging meetups than others (or find different things challenging). That's why we have a variety of types of meetups. On the more support-groupy end we do monthly discussion meetups (one in person, another online) where we discuss our social anxiety experiences and strategies, usually focusing on specific aspect of the problem. Occasionally we do anxiety scenario role plays or other constructive activities like practicing greeting strangers on a walk. We also do low-key private social activities (like playing board games) where we can practice socializing and hopefully make friends in a safe space. For the more ambitious, we also post public events (marked with [PUBLIC] in the title) where people from our group coordinate to mingle with the general public. Don't be scared off by the ambitious social events or feel dispirited by their popularity, we'll have plenty of safe simple events too and we don't pressure anyone.

Events are free unless otherwise marked. If you don't fit in anywhere else and have a hard time opening up, we can relate. Also, unlike most of the other local anxiety groups, we promise we're not scientologists (nor do we promote any religion).

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 7:00 PM

    [$5-$6] Bowling

    15 Members attending
  • Friday, December 9, 2016 7:00 PM

    Coin-Op

    3 Members attending
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 1:00 PM

    Age 40+ Exposure Exercises & Social Activities.

    2 Members attending
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:45 PM

    Bonfire #3

    8 Members attending
  • Sunday, December 11, 2016 1:00 PM

    [$12] [PUBLIC] Outdoor Ice Skating

    3 Members attending
  • Sunday, December 18, 2016 1:00 PM

    White Elephant Holiday Gift Exchange

    8 Members attending
  • Thursday, December 22, 2016 7:00 PM

    Online Social Anxiety Discussion: Family

    8 Members attending
  • Saturday, December 31, 2016 4:30 PM

    Murder in the 25th Century

    4 Members attending
  • Thursday, January 26, 2017 7:00 PM

    Online Chat Meetup

    2 Members attending
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:00 PM

    Online Chat Meetup

    1 Members attending
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:00 PM

    Online Chat Meetup

    1 Members attending
  • Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:00 PM

    Online Chat Meetup

    1 Members attending
  • Thursday, May 25, 2017 7:00 PM

    Online Chat Meetup

    1 Members attending
  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 7:00 PM

    Online Chat Meetup

    1 Members attending
  • Thursday, July 27, 2017 7:00 PM

    Online Chat Meetup

    1 Members attending
  • Thursday, August 24, 2017 7:00 PM

    Online Chat Meetup

    1 Members attending
  • Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:00 PM

    Online Chat Meetup

    1 Members attending
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 7:00 PM

    Online Chat Meetup

    1 Members attending
  • Thursday, November 23, 2017 7:00 PM

    Online Chat Meetup

    1 Members attending
 
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