People with social anxiety worry excessively about being negatively evaluated by others. They often also display physical symptoms of anxiety, like blushing, sweating, or shaking, in social situations, and worry that other people will judge them for these symptoms. As a result, people with social anxiety tend to avoid (or become incredibly anxious in) social situations or situations where they might be judged by others, such as parties, phone calls, group conversations or public speaking. Social anxiety is more than just shyness; it can be very disabling. Fortunately, internet-delivered cognitive behaviour therapy (iCBT) has been shown to be effective for social anxiety, in both the short- and long-term.
Who will find this course useful?
People who fear and avoid situations where they might be judged by other people.
This course is self-paced, but is designed to be completed within 3 months. We recommend completing one lesson every week to make sure you get the most of your course. Initially you will be granted 90 days access, and upon completion of the course, you will be granted an extra 12 months access for practice purposes. Please note, there is a 5-day lockout period between lessons to encourage the revision of material.
How much will it cost?
The course cost A$59 for three months access. If completed within 90 days, you’ll receive further 12 months access for free to review all materials.
What type of support will I receive?
The amount of support you receive will depend on the way you choose to do this course. If your clinician prescribes it, they will receive updates on your wellbeing and progress. If you do the self-help, there is no external support available, as these delivery methods are designed to enhance motivation and self-reliance. However, provided you complete all six lessons, the results will be as good as with supervision.
Social anxiety (also called Social Anxiety Disorder) is a persistent, excessive fear of being judged negatively by other people. People with social anxiety worry about showing physical symptoms of anxiety, like blushing or sweating, and worry about acting in a way that will be seen as embarrassing or humiliating. People with social anxiety therefore either avoid social situations, or endure social situations with intense anxiety and distress.
How is the course structured?
Our online questionnaires help to establish how you are feeling. Results from the questionnaires are then relayed back to your clinician after each lesson. If you are undertaking a self-guided course, you will be notified by THIS WAY UP via automatic emails if your scores indicate that you may need additional support.
Schedule your next lesson using our online calendar and we’ll send you reminders for your next lesson.
On average, most people benefit a little from each lesson completed. 80% of people who complete all lessons benefit substantially, 50% to the point of no longer being troubled by their symptoms. 20% do not benefit and will need to seek further assistance.
No longer troubled
We have done many Randomised Controlled Trials and the results have been replicated by independent scientists. We have also completed a large study of effectiveness in practice. The outcomes of these studies are very good.