Perhaps you hate the drugs a psychiatrist has given you to deal with your anxiety. I'm about to show you how to cure your social anxiety the natural and cheap way. But before you throw away your drugs like Xanax, Klonopin, or Ativan, please consult with your health care professional.

If you take drugs to cure your social anxiety, you may experience side-effects like sleepiness, drowsiness, blurred vision, slurred words, or impaired judgment. Now, if you take these drugs to deal with your social anxiety, these side-effects may make you more anxious because your social skills become inhibited!

There are natural ways to cure your social anxiety. I'm not talking about alcohol! If you drink alcohol to build self-confidence just so you can approach attractive men or women, you're destroying your health and hurting your social and conversation skills.

You can overcome your anxiety because the problem rests within you. Motivational speaker Wayne Dyer said, "The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do."

So what natural steps can you take to treat panicky feelings so you don't get signs of anxiety and suffer from attacks (all without spending a fortune)? There's three things: dietary changes, mind techniques, and good communication skills.

The dietary changes to make to naturally cure social anxiety is to cut out alcohol. Booze does not help you socialize in the long run. It's instant gratification. Also cut out caffeine as it can make you jittery. Lastly, eat more fruit and vegetables because the body digests these foods well.

Mind techniques to help you overcome social anxiety include visualizations, positive thinking, and my favorite one: challenging beliefs. If you're afraid of meeting an attractive women, visualize her liking you. Challenge your belief that she won't like you by acknowledging you're an interesting person because you've worked on yourself. (You must really believe this.)

If you just change your diet and use the given mind techniques to deal with your anxiety and shyness, you will not completely cure the problem. Why? Because you need the third step: improving your communication skills.

Without good communication skills, it doesn't matter if you take drugs, improve your diet, or use the given mind techniques to cure your social anxiety - you'll still lack the skill to become unstoppably confident. Pure self-confidence where you feel no fear comes from knowing without a doubt that you can handle the situation.

I encourage you to follow this simple and cheap three-step process to treat your social anxiety. Especially adhere to the last step: develop your communication skills to build self-confidence in social situations.

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Discover how to build social skills so you easily make friends and build relationships even if you feel social anxiety.