Social anxiety is a common, and debilitating problem. It is more than just shyness or introversion; it is a crippling fear of social situations. This class will give you greater insight into the mysterious ways you (or your socially anxious loved one) were designed. Incredibly, you will begin to discover that social anxiety can be a gift.

Objectives of this class:

  1. Learn the symptoms of social anxiety (self-assessment included)
  2. Learn the spiritual principles of social anxiety (these will be comforting)
  3. Explore the brain, body, and autism links
  4. Understand (and learn to let go of) the Twelve Rules of social anxiety
  5. Examine safety behaviors and post-event processing
  6. Gain practical coping strategies
  7. Enjoy life with less pressure

Instructor: Julie Rajnus, MA in Human Services Counseling

Format: online, small group

Duration: 8 weeks

Time commitment: about 1-2 hours per week

Includes: A copy of "The Gift of Social Anxiety: Finding Rest in God's Grace." A free social anxiety assessment. Printable poster. Practical homework assignments. Weekly group discussions and exercises. One optional face-to-face gathering for those near Klamath county, Oregon. Final project: Life Plan.

Class size: no more than ten people

Price: $100