Why Exercise and Relaxation Techniques Benefit The Socially Anxious

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In treating social anxiety — discomfort or fear in social situations, often of being judged — both relaxation techniques and exercise have been found beneficial (see: how to deal with anxiety).

New research from Queen’s University suggests this is because it changes the way people perceive the world (Heenan & Troje, 2014).

In the study, participants watched a point-light display of a human figure walking.

The figure walked in such a way that it’s difficult to tell whether it’s coming towards you or going away.Why Exercise and Relaxation Techniques Benefit The Socially Anxious — PsyBlog.

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