Using Art Therapy and Yoga in the Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder

Mixed race woman practicing yoga at home

Art therapy and yoga can help with social anxiety. Melissa R. Giuttari, a licensed mental health counselor and certified yoga instructor, treats people with social anxiety disorder.

People with social anxiety disorder essentially view their environment and relationships as threatening and stressful,” explained Giuttari. “They experience symptoms of panic, fear, and even shame because of this. The ability to shift one’s perspective and to remain calm in stressful situations are the main factors involved in reducing social anxiety, at least in my approach. Art therapy and yoga are two approaches I use to treat social anxiety disorder with great success.”

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