What we're about

You’ve tried everything and nothing works? Perhaps you’ve been trying the wrong things or you wouldn’t still be suffering. I tried them all and they didn’t work for me, either. So I drank and took drugs because I wanted to be someone else―someone who didn’t have social anxiety. I couldn’t hold down a job because I felt inadequate and worthless. I couldn’t talk to people because I had nothing to offer. I lied and made up stories because my reality was too depressing. I had no value, no self–esteem. I’ve been where you are now and I’m telling you, your fears and perceptions are false and irrational.

These behaviors are easily addressed, but nothing will happen if you don’t commit. I’ve spent my life researching methods and programs. Now that I’ve overcome my SA, I refuse to sit back and watch you suffer without assisting in your recovery. I don’t want anyone to endure the turmoil that social anxiety brings. I felt miserable and worthless for much of my life. I’m now a Ph.D. and published in over 40 countries. I have self-esteem and the respect of my colleagues. I can enjoy life to the fullest.

Half of all gay men suffer from some form of social anxiety! You don’t have to be one of them. You are looking into this group because you have a problem. Now all you have to do is join us and show up to a meeting so we can begin to fix it.

Upcoming events (5+)

Next GMSAW Gathering

Archbishop's Mansion

We're now meeting at the Archbishop's Mansion across from Alamo Square. Agenda will remain the same: discussion, concerns, a brief overview of cognitive-behavioral restructuring, and so on. Join us in a relaxed and non-judgemental environment, and make new friends. Space is limited so if you commit, please be sure to attend or give us ample warning that you've decided otherwise. We had a great group last gathering so let's see if we can't do the same in November. Onward and upward, Robert.

Next GMSAW Gathering

Archbishop's Mansion

We're now meeting at the Archbishop's Mansion across from Alamo Square. Agenda will remain the same: discussion, concerns, a brief overview of cognitive-behavioral restructuring, and so on. Join us in a relaxed and non-judgemental environment, and make new friends. Space is limited so if you commit, please be sure to attend or give us ample warning that you've decided otherwise. We had a great group last gathering so let's see if we can't do the same in November. Onward and upward, Robert.

Next GMSAW Gathering

Archbishop's Mansion

We're now meeting at the Archbishop's Mansion across from Alamo Square. Agenda will remain the same: discussion, concerns, a brief overview of cognitive-behavioral restructuring, and so on. Join us in a relaxed and non-judgemental environment, and make new friends. Space is limited so if you commit, please be sure to attend or give us ample warning that you've decided otherwise. We had a great group last gathering so let's see if we can't do the same in November. Onward and upward, Robert.

GMSAW Gathering on Tuesday

Needs a location

The GAY MEN'S SOCIAL ANXIETY WORKSHOP meets at 7-9 PM at our new space at 590 Sutter Street (near Union Square). Powell Street Station - up Cyril Magnin to Sutter and one block left. Getting to know you. Our agenda is, always, to discuss issues and problems that keep us from enjoying a full and extroverted life. Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction other people. We will discuss ways to counter that debilitating fear of engaging with strangers people in new situations. The recent blog @ http://robertfmullen.com/Blog will be our blueprint. As this is your meet up, the floor is open to anything you need to discuss. We will examine various therapeutic remedies and may suggest various fun exercises, however, no one is under any obligation to participate. This is an environment specifically created so that those of us with social anxiety can feel safe among friends. (This is a redundant message to test the new Meet-up system of messaging. So far, I give it a C-.)

Past events (30)

Gay Men's Cognitive Behavioral Workshop

Hackbright Academy East Bay Campus

$250.00

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