How to Overcome Social Anxiety with Nootropics
If you want to learn how to overcome social anxiety permanently with nootropics, you’re in for a treat.
36% of people seek help after ten years with social anxiety. The symptoms start to take shape in early childhood or early adolescence. Anxiety, in general, is the most common mental disorder in the U.S. It affects 40 million adults at age 18 and older—or 18% of the population.
Social anxiety can cause many problems in daily life. Finishing school can be challenging. Finding a romantic partner can be difficult. And get hired can be hard because of the interview.
It’s about time you learn some new techniques to reduce social anxiety from the comfortable home of yours. Later, I’ll recommend a hypnotic program that I invested in which gave me confidence in social situations. Within six months, depending on how severe your social anxiety disorder is, you will notice that:
- You can hold eye contact
- Make small talk and new friends easier than you thought was possible
- You walk and talk differently
- People want to be around you because you’re confident and can speak your mind and opinions freely
All you need is an open mind so I can guide you through the knowledge you need. The knowledge I learned that successfully banished my worst SA levels.
All you must have is the willingness to change, two functioning ears, and a disciplined mind.
First of all, to get there, you must rewire old neurological pathways. Don’t confuse this with some new age philosophy. It’s how your brain and mind works. Let’s see step one more in detail why it is the foundation to overcome social anxiety:
Rewire Your Brain, Rewrite Your Future
How is social anxiety developed? Several factors can lead to social anxiety. The common ones are:
- Health conditions that draw attention
- Family history
- Negative experience (a huge one)
Everyone develops social anxiety differently. But everyone beats it the same way, by “reprogramming” the current neurological pathways.
You see, as a kid, your brain is very adaptive. It forms neurological pathways every day based on the environment you grow up in.
Most, if not all of your emotions and actions gets triggered from your subconscious.
Your subconscious mind stores and remembers everything that has ever happened to you. It’s your subconscious mind that triggers anxiety in public situations. It’s your subconscious job to make sure that everything you say and do is consistent with your self-concept.
How you subconsciously think about yourself, and your social skills—will show up as your reality.
When you feel uncomfortable, it’s because your mind is trying to protect you. It wants to stay in the comfortable zone. And it will stay there for a long time by making you feel emotional discomfort when you’re about to leave it.
Check out this real life example how my friend got a “seed” planted in her brain as a kid (negative experience). When she got older, it became her cause for social anxiety.
Real Life Example How Social Anxiety Can Develop
A friend of mine has struggled with social anxiety all her life. One day at the bar she told me something that happened in her childhood. One thing notably snapped my attention. About her grandmother who had this negative attitude towards her during childhood.
Her grandmother told her “be quiet; you talk way too much! With a voice filled with negative emotions. And a sad facial expression on top of that. You can only imagine how she felt inside.
At that age, she trusted her grandmother, because that’s what most kids do. Believe the elderly. So, she got a deep imprint on her subconscious mind that she talks too much. In every social situation, she subconsciously thought that she’s too talkative.
And year after year that belief got stronger in her mind. Every social situation reinforced that belief. Because she was afraid to speak and thought other people thought the same way her grandmother did. This whole thing blossomed into more negative feelings.
Conscious vs Subconscious Thinking
Your subconscious mind responds well to repetition and emotions.
However, she was lucky to find her seed, you know. Some people have unconscious negative beliefs and fears hidden deep within. And to find them you must silence your mind and become aware of them. The good thing is that beliefs aren’t set for life. You brain grow and form neurological pathways every day 24/7.
How do you find these subconscious thoughts?
Meditation is the best habit for this kind of work. Meditation is basically you silencing your mind and observe your thoughts. But this takes a very long time to get the results you want. Instead, you can also invest in one of the thousands online courses that do neurolinguistic programming (NLP).
I will link to one later. It’s like hypnotherapy, but you’re at home.
Remember that you always change these pathways. Watch the video below, it’s a short animation about neuroplasticity, and it’s the foundation that you need to know.
So, why should you care about this?
This is good news for you because it means you can:
And once you do, you will notice that your social anxiety levels shrink month by month.
It will feel normal to hold eye contact.
It will feel like you’ve always been comfortable being around people.
And it will feel like weights are lifted off your shoulders time to time.
I remember when I had intense social anxiety. All my presentations in front of the whole class were catastrophic. I used to hate standing there being watched and observed. I thought my voice was weird and that other people criticize me. But the worst part was when the teacher announced these public assignments. You had a whole week to prepare, emotionally, how you’re going to escape the situation.
And not to mention all those social opportunities that I’ve avoided because of social anxiety…
Why Most People Never Overcome Social Anxiety
It’s because most people fail to understand the cause of social anxiety. And where it’s “located.” Then they spend years and years thinking that one day everything will be normal—and somehow their anxiety levels will vanish. Of course, in reality, this can’t work.
They also procrastinate and deal with the problem tomorrow—tomorrow becomes a year. And hocus-pocus, 20 years has passed.
Still anxious, still the same old negative neurological pathways.
Look, social anxiety is one of the toughest challenges in the mental health field. Once you break through, a new chapter in your life, or, a whole new book begins. There’s nothing more satisfying for your mind when you break free from limiting beliefs.
Nobody can do it for you, though. If you’re serious about your neurological pathways, I bet you will take the time to do the work.
I’m all about diving deep into human psychology and finding why and how stuff works. It all begins with a few simple questions:
- Are you tired of being afraid and thinking that other people judge you?
- Do you want to make good eye contact and connect with other people?
- Do you want to like being introduced to new people?
- And do you want live life fully without watching it from the sideline?
I bet you do. That’s good. Because if you do, you also do want to change your life. No change can happen before you make a conscious decision to change.
The fact that you’re here and want to grow as a human being means that you’re ready for more of what life has to offer☺
So, take charge of your subconscious negative self-talk that keeps you from living without SA.
That’s how it’s done.
That’s the only way for a permanent change.
I don’t care about the shallow, superficial stuff. I care about getting practical results in my life. Taking charge of your subconscious mind is where it all begins.
Here’s a course I would recommend you invest in.
Course to Overcome Social Anxiety
I’ve invested in this program called 10 Steps to Overcome Social Anxiety from Hypnosis Downloads.
It’s like therapy that will “reprogram” your deepest beliefs you have in your subconscious mind. With hypnosis you communicate with your subconscious mind for personal growth, most of the time. And reframe the old neurological pathways and plug in healthier ones to reduce social anxiety.
And if you keep at it, you will notice that it will feel normal to interact with people. It will feel like you’ve always been confident around social situations. It will almost feel like the program didn’t do anything, but you did everything. That’s how I felt. You can also learn self-hypnosis if you want. But that takes time, and it can be frustrating.
Frankly, I cannot understand why everyone with SA won’t take advantage of hypnotherapy…
They even offer full money-back guarantee. In short, you’ve nothing to lose.
Will It Work?
It works. But it won’t happen overnight. If you want quick solutions, find it, and please tell me.
The program will only work if you take your time to listen and be serious about your growth. You’ll start to notice it after six months or more or less. Depending on how deep your negative thought patterns are imprinted in your subconscious.
If you wait years before you take action—you will still have social anxiety. And if you one day decide to change permanently, you will notice that the only way to change is that you must work with your subconscious mind.
Most people will not invest in programs like these. That’s okay. It means they aren’t ready to change, yet. When they are ready, they will perhaps find another program. But the basics are still the same:
Rewire your negative self-talk that’s rooted deep inside your subconscious mind.
Traps You Can Get Caught In
I want to make you aware of a common trap people get stuck in when they start this journey.
After a while you want to stop listening to the program. You will come up with excuses why you should not continue. You will think that it isn’t working. But when you feel this way remember it’s exactly what you want to happen, because this is a sign that the program is starting to work in your favor.
That’s the only trap you need to worry about if you decide to change your neurological pathways.
Why Resistance Occurs When Overcoming Social Anxiety
Think about it. You have had these habits and negative self-beliefs for a long time. Your mind tricks you and wants you to stay in the comfort zone. So, keep brute force when you notice resistance. It will eventually pass. Resistance is a good thing when doing this kind of work.
Every day you use the program counts. Every day and minute you spend time with the course counts. And the best part is that every day that goes by you are making progress, and changing your neurological pathways. In the beginning it will feel like nothing happens, but inside stuff is changing☺
Now let’s see what nootropics are safe to use as a social anxiety remedy.
Nootropics for Social Anxiety
If you skipped to this part, I’d encourage you to read the first section. Because it’s the fundamentals, you need to know if you want to overcome social anxiety without depending on drugs.
Now that you know how to banish social anxiety permanently let’s explore some nootropics that you can use as a remedy.
Nootropics are great to banish your social anxiety, for the moment. You’ll feel how it feels like to live without SA. And this will make you motivated to change.
And you can use them along with your program to boost its effectiveness.
Phenibut is the best nootropic you can invest in to damp down social anxiety and stress in general. It was originally made for astronauts. The idea was to lower their stress levels without affecting performance during missions.
It is a potent nootropic that’s popular among nootropic user with and without social anxiety. You can only use Phenibut for 2-3 days a week.
Phenibut can penetrate the blood-brain-barrier and stimulate GABA receptors—GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that lowers brain activity. It’s sometimes called the “the brains natural valium.”
Stimulating GABA receptors is where the anti-anxiety effects come from. Most benzodiazepine medications activate GABA receptors, too.
But Phenibut has an advantage over these prescription medications because it doesn’t produce any drowsiness effects.
Phenibut is good for:
But it is addictive and builds up a tolerance quickly. Use it wrong, and you’re going to have an interesting time. I have a whole article about Phenibut that you can check out, so you know how to use it and avoid the adverse side effects.
Tianeptine is anxiolytic and antidepressant substance that works on glutamate receptors. It’s an unique substance compared to SSRIs medications. It can repair structural damage on your brain caused by depression. It is not as good as Phenibut for social anxiety, but it’s more tolerated.
Tianeptine is good for:
Be careful with Tianeptine because it has opiate-like withdrawal symptoms that can occur with higher doses.
Ashwagandha is a popular herb within Ayurveda medicine. It’s known for reducing stress by fighting stress hormones—and improving social cognition.
But there’s a catch here—you can’t use ashwagandha as a “to-go pill” for your social interaction. You need to take it every day for at least one month. Then you’ll start to notice the benefits. Ashwagandha is proven to improve social cognition with consistent use. As it says in the study, go for potent extracts from Sensoril or KSM-66.
Overcoming social anxiety can be permanent only if you reprogram old neurological pathways. You can do it with courses that focus on hypnotherapy.
Then there are nootropics for social anxiety that you can use as a remedy. Ashwagandha is proven and should be used along with your hypnotic e-course program.