Exposure therapy, where people face their feared social situations, is one treatment that can be used to treat social anxiety. So how does it work?
Behavioural activation aims to increase engagement in activities we value, which boosts our chances of deriving pleasure and a sense of achievement from life.
If presented with a client who has death anxiety, we ask them to tell us what exactly they fear about death. Once we have this information, there are several approaches to treating fear of death.
It might be that teaching people to reframe their thoughts about winter can help them overcome seasonal affective disorder year after year.