Season 6, Episode 3 – Dr Emily

The Imperfects Podcast - Season 6, Episode 3. Dr Emily - Social Anxiety

“Get your butterflies in formation”. If you take one thing away from this episode, it’s how to handle the nervous, anxious, flutter of stomach butterflies that arises when we’re socially anxious.

Social interactions can be challenging. You may believe that everyone else has all their shit figured out and can effortlessly walk into a social situation and just be themselves. But it turns out, we all, at some point, get social anxiety.

In this episode, our resident psychologist Dr Emily, delves deeper into what it means to experience social anxiety, before during & after a social situation. She explores the ways in which anxiety shows up, where it might come from and what we can do to “get our butterflies in formation”.

To watch this full episode on YouTube, follow this link: 

To listen to Dr Emily’s episode on The Inner Critic, follow this link:

To listen to Dr Emily’s episode on Rejection Sensitivity, follow this link:

To purchase The Resilience Project’s gratitude & wellbeing journals, follow this link:

To learn more about the four domains of social anxiety & read David Moscovitch’s work, follow this link:

To learn more about The Spotlight Effect & see research Dr Em sited by Thomas Gilovich and Victoria Husted Medvec, follow this link:

For book recommendation, How To be Yourself, by Ellen Hendriksen and to learn more about her free online course ‘Rise Above Social Anxiety’, follow this link:

To dive deeper into Lisa Feldman Barret’s work, including the research on reframing anxiety as arousal, follow this link: