News – Dr. David Shanley

Should I Care What Everyone Else Thinks?

Should I Care What Everyone Else Thinks? In a word, no. But this of course is impossible. When people tell me they’re struggling with social anxiety, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, and thoughts of “not being good enough,” often the first thought (and sometimes verbal response to my clients) is, “stop [...]

Using Mindfulness to Improve Dating and Relationships

Using Mindfulness to Improve Dating and Relationships Listen up men! A new study coming out of Australia indicates that women were more attracted to men who had higher levels of dispositional mindfulness. Men who on a character trait survey reported higher levels of mindfulness and mindful behaviors including attentiveness, focus, [...]

Spring forward with your life

Spring forward with your life Spring is here and with it comes the opportunity for new hope, new beginnings, and new activities. Perhaps you have been feeling some seasonal depression from the gloomy winter, or some anxiety about the stress of the holidays or the new year. Or maybe you [...]

Practical Advice for Overcoming Shyness and Social Anxiety

Practical Advice for Overcoming Shyness and Social Anxiety Recently I was requested to be a guest speaker on a podcast discussing strategies for overcoming shyness and social anxiety. I would like to thank the hosts of "Shellbreakers," for having me on their show. We had a great discussion about the [...]

Overcoming your fear of rejection

Overcoming your fear of rejection It's time to get good at getting rejected! What? That sounds like a terrible idea! If you’re like millions of Americans struggling with social anxiety, then you are probably thinking that there is no way you want to get good at getting rejected. The whole point [...]

A different kind of new year’s resolution

A different kind of new year's resolution Tired of making new year’s resolutions that you don’t stick to? Does it seem like every year you are coming up with the same things, and realizing you haven’t made any progress? If this is the case, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans [...]

How do I handle my anxiety about the holidays? (Thanksgiving)

How do I handle my anxiety about the holidays? (Thanksgiving) With the big holiday just days away, are you feeling stressed, anxious, or worried about Thanksgiving Day? Are you worried about the pressure of putting on a feast, hosting friends and family, or talking to or seeing friends or family [...]

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