Am I getting bad advice?

I have been seeing a psychiatrist for about 2 months now. My initial problem was that I have a hard time really getting to know people (not all people- just the "scary" intimidating ones). Anyway, since I don't have a hard time going up to people, and I don't suffer from panic attacks in social situation, or really even have a problem in social setting initally, we ruled out social anxiety. So as treatment, he has been recommending that I become mindful of my thought and to just "notice" things. I have notice alot about myself, but am being to wonder what on earth "noticeing" is really doing for me. Has this form of treatment worked for anyone else? What other forms of treatment have been used to help with shyness?

That advice sounds reasonable. The more you notice about yourself, the more you can change about yourself. So, initially, the more you realize the reasons you're so shy, and note your behavior and why you do it, the less shy you will eventually become.
Hie Tina. Well to me the advice the psychiatric gave you is reasonable, because when you get to know of yourself more better and you can really understand yourself then it is good for you to do this, because when you have understand this and it good that you have made your first step on talking in a social way with your friends and for sure it can cure your shyness to everyone else and when you have the guts to go for it then it is good for you to be but at the same time it is good for you too to act like what you are and you don't have to inmitiate the others to see how social they are, because when a person be in what they are then it is something good for it to do it. So ti is better for you now to start on making friends and take a few of them as your best friends too, so from there you can at least spend the time with them and also you can enjoy with them. Try this and hope it might help you.........

ALL THE BEST........
It's very difficult to for to know what your therapist is thinking and why he has chosen that method, but it does make sense. He probably asked you to especially pay attention to your thoughts and your internal dialogue when you are with people - when you become aware of this you start becoming able to change it. It sounds like he may be employing a cognitive-behaviour approach. Either way, you should know and understand the rationale behind his approach, since you are the paying consumer of his service. I suggest you ask him to explain the approach to you and why it works. Good luck.
Hi! I’m so sorry to hear you’re feeling bad. Try the following 3 steps. They'll help you control your feelings of fear or shyness of or anxiety:

1.Breathe properly - if you control your breathing, you control panic. As soon as you notice the signs of anxiety, check your breathing: breathe in slowly through your nose pushing your tummy out (to the count of 5 or so). Breathe out slowly and for a bit longer (to the count of 7 or so) through your mouth. Do not breathe rapidly or shallowly (in the chest area). This will soon restore the balance of oxygen and you will feel a lot better.

2. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy! CBT is proven to be the most effective thing for panic attacks and social anxiety. It takes a bit of work, but it is super effective. You can speak to your doctor about taking a course or you can take a course for free online at: It has been funded by NHS Scotland and has had great results thus far.

3. Try relaxation exercise tapes (progressive muscular relaxation). They really help if you practise often enough. This site has instructions on how to do it without the tapes (and other useful info):

With each of these steps, practise makes perfect. I hope this helps and you feel better soon. Don’t give up hope! Best of luck!

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