This is the last post in the series, describing remaining important issues: complement of the defence mechanism's description, overview of sexual problems, handling painful emotions, passing the disorder on to next generations and self-work prospects in other mental health disorders.
Category: Overcoming AvPD & SAD
Self-work methods designed to overcome Avoidant Personality Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder
Overcoming Avoidant Personality and Social Anxiety, part 3 – forming connections
This post is going to explain methods dedicated to build and repair connections in personality structures. The methods presented here may seem counterintuitive as they don't directly correspond to shame, humiliation, low self-esteem and other bitter feelings that haunt people suffering from Avoidant Personality Disorder and Social Anxiety. Please read previous posts to understand why making connections is building and repairing personality structures.
Overcoming Avoidant Personality and Social Anxiety, part 2 – introduction to practice
Let me introduce methods and practices targeting all different negative aspects of Social Anxiety and Avoidant Personality Disorder. Connection building practices come first, followed by other areas that need improvement. Every practice is described in few sentences. More details will be provided in the subsequent posts.
Overcoming Avoidant Personality and Social Anxiety, part 1 – theory
Everything described here stems from my personal struggle with Avoidant Personality Disorder. It appeared in my life suddenly when I was eight, turning my life to existence filled with shame and little joy. For another fourteen years I struggled to live with it, knowing that something is very wrong, but not being sure what is it exactly and how to deal with it. In my early twenties, I finally started actively searching for a solution, ...