We all have doubts and get unwelcome thoughts multiple times a day. Did I lock the car? Did I remember my wallet? And it’s natural, considering we’ve evolved from a long line of men who, when hunting or at war, had to play out risk scenarios in advance of taking action to stay alive.
But staying alive today looks a little different. We’re constantly looking for ways to establish order in an unpredictable world, and this can lead to people worrying about things that they have no influence over. For some, worrying becomes obsessive. They are hounded by unwanted thoughts or images, and the only way for them to ease their mounting anxiety is to perform compulsive rituals. OCD symptoms can be embarrassing to talk about (I washed my hands how many times today?), and men will talk about feeling depressed instead.
Men might avoid talking about OCD at all and turn to substance abuse to try and treat it themselves. To make things more complicated, symptoms tend to worsen when men are undergoing times of stress.
In collaboration with a psychiatrist, our counselling and coaching services can help you get unstuck and move on with your life.
When men with social anxiety disorder have to be around other people or perform, they tend to feel:
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I just needed a practical way of working through the problem. I didn’t want to be on the couch. I wanted to take action.
It’s a refreshing way of looking at myself. I’ve tried counselling before, but this is more honest. More objective. More real.
I still have a way to go, but I feel like I understand what’s getting in my way better. I haven’t been able to get that from talking before.
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