Shyness and Social Anxiety

Learn about social anxiety, how it affects an individual’s day to day life and how one can overcome social anxiety.

Veena Chakravarthy

4 weeks long

Workload: 2 hours/week

To Know about Course details and Commencement dates Text or WhatsApp the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 979 00 88 002 or email us at /   

Eg;  008 SPACE to 09790088002

About the Course

It is an inherent trait in humans to be smart, intelligent and socially accepted. Social acceptance perhaps is the most sought after, maybe only second to money and fame. Today’s age of social networking doesn’t help much either. Perhaps it only adds to the additional pressure of being in demand, to see how many people you have in your friends list. The number of friends in the friends list adds that extra edge and charm to the individual, giving them a kind of social dominance. Even in the professional circles, networking plays a major role. The network of friends help in a huge way in getting deals clinched, getting a job recommendation, helping with a project, etc. But all of this cannot be achieved if you are shy and are suffering from social anxiety disorder.

Social anxiety and shyness often coexist, each having their own peculiarities and similarities.

Social anxiety affects the day to day activity and can be a huge hindrance in the growth and progression of an individual. It can affect personal and professional relationships and can leave one feeling isolated and lonely. Simple activities like going to a restaurant with friends, attending a wedding, going out on a date, etc can all seem very challenging for individuals with social anxiety. Knowing what to do and how to do can help in overcoming social anxiety and shyness.
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About the Instructor(s)

Veena Iyer Chakravarthy is a practicing psychologist and psychotherapist for the past 6 years. She has been successfully treating cases pertaining to Anxiety, Depression, stress management, Grief and loss, marital issues, relationship issues, etc. She conducts psychological testing for organizations and helps in recruiting personnel for mid level and higher level management. She has done her masters in Counseling & Psychotherapy and M Phil in Counselling & Guidance and is currently pursuing her PhD in Psychology. She is also a trained dancer in Indian classical dance forms of Bharatnatyam and Kathak.

Course Format

Offline and online mode of training with voice assisted Powerpoint presentations and a manual provided at the start of the course. The participant will have a week’s time to master one particular module of the course and he/she can contact the trainer either through email/ chat or video chat for any clarifications.

Each module will have it own activity and a pragmatic paper for better understanding. 

Course Objectives
  • What is Social Anxiety Disorder?
  • What is Social Anxiety and Shyness?
  • The experience of Shyness
  • Fear of Blushing
  • The Psychological Therapy
  • Overcoming Social Anxiety: Strategies for change
Course Fee
Individual Participants from India (in Indian Rupee)
Group Participants from India
(minimum members in a group is three) (in Indian Rupee)
Individual Participants from Rest of the world (in US Dollars)
Group Participants from Rest of the world (minimum members in a group is three) (in US Dollars)

Member of

Rs. 2,500/-

Rs. 2,000/- per participant

US$ 75/-

US$ 70/- per participant

Non – Members
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Important Dates
  • Participant Capacity is Limited to 12 per batch.
  • To Know about Course details and Commencement dates Text the Course No and Your Email ID to 0091 979 00 88 002 or email us at Eg; 008 SPACE to 0979 00 88 002
Learning Kit
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Reference links
Trainer’s Support
  • Home Based Activity at the end of each session for practical learning
  • Pragmatic Paper to assess understanding at the end of each session
  • Additional Reference Documents (on request)
  • Sessions through Skype for discussion and clarification (on request)
  • Additional support through email / chat during the course period
Course Syllabus

Components of course – divided into six weeks modules

WEEK 1:                Social anxiety and shyness

WEEK 2:                Fear of blushing and psychological therapy

WEEK 3:                Overcoming Social anxiety

WEEK 4:                Case Study
Recommended Background
  • Psychology students
  • Those who are inclined to practice in Clinical Psychology
  • Anybody suffering from Social anxiety and shyness
Suggested Readings
  • Reference list will be provided during the Course period.
Course Plan
  • Four sessions
  • Four weeks
  • Power Point Presentations
  • Activities to understand better
  • Discussion through Skype
  • Pragmatic Assessment to make learning easier
Learning Outcome
Further Learning
Technical Requirements
  • A computer or a laptop with Microsoft Office with mike and headphone facility
  • A good Internet connection
  • Having web cam is an added advantage
Statement of Accomplishment
On completion, the participant will be certified by the International Association of Holistic Psychology
Contact to register

Contact your student advisor at for more details on registration, availability of seat, payment of fee, etc.

Course FAQ's
1. Will I get certificate after completing the course?

Yes! Participants who complete the course will receive a registered certificate from International Association of Holistic Psychology (IAHP).

2. What resources will I need for participation in this course?

The free course guidance and resources will be available with the course.

3. How will I benefit from this course?

  • If you are a student, you will get an exposure to social anxiety and shyness, which will help you with your course.
  • If you wish to practice in clinical psychology, you will get exposure and help in guiding and helping your clients suffering from social anxiety.
  • If you are suffering from social anxiety, you will get resources and techniques to overcome social anxiety and shyness.

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