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How To Overcome Lonliness
Dr Byrnes got it!: Vounteering is a wonderful suggestion. Once we are out of school, retired, or just not working, many of us get lonely because we are, in fact, alone. No one should be alone all the time. I suggest: joining a church, a community center, or even an aa or al-anon fellowship if appropriate. Volunteer at: a library, a soup kitchen, a volunteer ambulance, a shelter, you name it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe some, but ...: Therapy might be helpful in assisting you in reaching your goals of feeling like you belong and behaving more comfortably with others. You can overcome loneliness and shyness with a plan and action. It takes a lot of practice, so the sooner you get started, the sooner you'll feel more comfortable. ...Read more
A good book: Is called "Healing the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear and Despair" by Miriam Greenspan Also, get involved in individual and then group psychotherapy to work.through these feelings. Find a group near you here: agpa.org under "find a group psychotherapist" I wish you well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can: start w a medical eval. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy can help. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hours of sleep/night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book' by Dr. David Burns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need good evaluation: Start with a good evaluation by pcp and then an eval by a mental health professional. Cbt can be very helpful. Take an inventory of life stressors and determine how you can address them in more adaptive ways. Reduce stimulants in diet. Better sleep, exercise, yoga, good nutrition & meditation can help. Meds such as ssri's, benzos, and Buspar (buspirone) can help. Review med options with doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frustration: Frustration is really just a momentary emotional experience. We feel uncomfortable and want something to change. Rather than seeking some way to not feel that emotional state, just sit and let the frustration be as it is. Don't tell a story about it, just let it be and see how it resolves all on its own without doing anything. The biggest problem with frustration is trying to get away from it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No simple way: This is an issue that may be a problem . Comes from number of things. If self image is poor then shyness is not easy to overcome. Need to feel good about yourself. ARE you shy around anyone or just women. You can practice what to say to other in from of mirror. Get ideas from parent or good friend. Then practice in mirror. Note then going out with people you trust and engage in social areas helps ...Read more
Many options: Counseling (esp. Cognitive behavioral therapy) ; a self-treatment called eft can help (http://www.Eftuniverse.Com/). Many herbs help, including tulsi (holy basil), ashwagandha, valerian ; passionflower. Magnesium ; b vitamins often help, as can l-tryptophan ; l-theanine. Homeopathy ; bach flowers can help. Avoid sugar, caffeine ; unhealthy foods. Exercise can be very helpful, as is meditation. ...Read more
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