How to DELETE: Social Anxiety

What is a social anxiety?

Social anxiety is one of the more common anxiety disorders. It is characterized by mild to intense fear of social situations where individuals fear that others will judge them. Eliminate social anxiety with the DELETE TechniquesPeople with social anxiety may experience a high level of anxiety in anticipation of an event, or they may experience a panic attack at an activity, and/or may avoid social activities altogether.

Some of the physical symptoms include:

  • racing heartbeat
  • tremors or shakiness
  • sweating
  • diarrhea
  • blushing

How common is Social Anxiety?

15 million people in the United States (6.8%) suffer from social anxiety and both men and women are affected equally according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA).

Causes of Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is a complex issue with several possible contributing factors:

  • Genetic predisposition – just as physical features such as hair and eye color are inherited, sensitivity to criticism or social scrutiny may be passed on from one generation to the next. In addition, it is possible for a child of one or two shy parents may inherit genes, which amplify shyness into social anxiety disorder.
  • Learned Behavior – a behavior that is taught or acquired through experience.
  • Chemical Imbalances – individuals with social anxiety disorder may have abnormalities in the functioning of some parts of their anxiety response system. There are several key neurotransmitters, namely Serotonin, Norepinephrine and Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which are produced in the brain and directly affect the way we feel about a given thought or situation. Scientists believe that at least four brain areas are critical to our anxiety-response system: brain stem (cardiovascular and respiratory functions), limbic system (mood and anxiety), prefrontal cortex (appraisals of risk and danger), and the motor cortex (control of muscles).


Age of Onset for Social Anxiety

Social phobias are most common during mid to late adolescence but have also been found in children ( It can emerge at different developmental stages. Loneliness is difficult for children, but actually becomes desirable as they approach puberty and adolescence. Separation anxiety can be found in 14-24 year olds olds starting in high school, college and/or new job. Solitude becomes more important as anxiety about physical appearance and performance in school increases. We also know that traumatic or stressful life events occurring at any developmental stage may increase the risk of social anxiety.

Here’s the Good News!!!

Feelings of anxiety can be overcome through a process called the DELETE Techniques.
These techniques are a simple system by which individuals easily and quickly learn to selectively DELETE (eliminate) their unpleasant or unwanted thoughts and feelings.

The DELETE Techniques are widely known for achieving rapid positive response, and they work for almost everyone.

ACT NOW! Suffering is optional…

If you (or someone you know) suffer from attacks of anxiety, you should consider trying the DELETE Techniques as soon as possible. There’s no reason to suffer needlessly when something can be done to resolve your problem.

We invite you to call us for a FREE initial telephone consultation to determine how the DELETE Techniques will help you. We offer both group and private sessions. We accept many insurance coverages and credit cards. This makes our services available and affordable to virtually everyone.

Contact Dr. Luann today to get your free consultation. Call 1-858-581-1122, or use our online contact form to send her a message.


Get help NOW from the comfort, privacy and convenience of your home or office. Call 858-581-1122.
“It was true alchemy in action. Bodily tension dissolved with every thought we cleared.”
—Mary O'Malley
Good Medicine Magazine,
Sydney, Australia
“I appreciate you. I don't know if I could receive in a different style. The way you communicate to me is very effective. Thank you for that.”
—Heather R.
Seattle, Washington
“I have wonderful news for you. I'm in control of the directions of my thoughts!!! Say it loud, I'M THE CAPTAIN OF MY MIND.”
—Hugh Prather
“You've changed my life. Your techniques, your words – they all worked to bring me to this place. I could not have done this without you, but because of you I can now do it by myself whenever the need arises.”
—Barry, California
Click here to learn more about the signs of stress