Welcome! Social anxiety disorder is an extreme fear of being scrutinized and judged by others in social or performance situations, to a degree that significantly shapes and impairs a person's life. This is an online + in person group is for people struggling with social anxiety in the greater Sacramento, California region (we've been known to meet anywhere from Davis to South Lake Tahoe). There's no need for you to be clinically diagnosed, you just need to know that it's a problem for you.
Everybody's social anxiety is different, and some people want much more challenging meetups than others (or find different things challenging). That's why we have a variety of types of meetups. On the more support-groupy end we do monthly discussion meetups (one in person, another online) where we discuss our social anxiety experiences and strategies, usually focusing on specific aspect of the problem. Occasionally we do anxiety scenario role plays or other constructive activities like practicing greeting strangers on a walk. We also do social activities (like playing board games or going to museums) where we can practice socializing and hopefully make friends in a safe space.
Events are free unless otherwise marked. Remember, if you don't fit in anywhere else and have a hard time opening up, we can relate.
If you wish to schedule or join an event, click the day.