2021 was a weird year. Vaccines and boosters opened up more opportunities for social gathering, but the pandemic is still very much a thing, and it’s tough to break out of inertia and start making friends. After a long time of social distancing and forgetting how to make small talk, breaking out of your shell can feel harder than ever. The … Read More
Online Social Skills Training Group
If you want to improve your social skills, meet and make new friends, or just have fun and play D&D, I found an awesome opportunity for you. Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, Texas has hired a professional Game Master to run D&D games for kids, teens, and adults. They call them “Personal Enrichment Adventures” to help clarify that these games … Read More
How to handle teasing in a group?
Hi everyone! Today’s Reader Reply email is from “C.” He asks about a tricky situation – how do you handle being in a group where people use satire and humor that feels hurtful to you? C writes… I am writing to enquire about a conflict that I recently have. In the coming October, I will start my third year in … Read More
How To Make Friends With Asperger’s
Hi everyone! Today’s reader reply is from “K.” She asks a question that many people with Asperger’s have – how do you make friends when you have Asperger’s? K writes… Reading through your story was incredible for me. I have just now realized that I probably have aspergers, and I want to make friends and meet new people. Where did … Read More
The Secret Of Small Talk – New Video Course!
Hi everyone! I’ve thrilled to announce that my very first video course, “The Secret Of Small Talk” is now live. If you’ve ever felt like small talk is a waste of time, this course is for you. You’ll learn how to use small talk as a way to form genuine connections, and I think you’ll have a lot of fun … Read More
How to Make Friends In A Small Town
Hi everyone! Today’s Reader Reply email is from “C.” She asks a great question – how do you make friends in a small rural town, especially when you’re a teenager? C writes… I am 15 years old, and live in a small town. I took your advice, and attempted joining subreddits and meetup.com groups, but in my town those and … Read More
Improving Your Child’s Social Skills
Hi everyone! This is a guest post from pediatric psychologist Dr. Aaron Montgomery. He explains the evidence-based plan that he uses to help his young clients improve socially, which can be adapted by parents, teachers, or anyone else who wants to help kiddos succeed socially. His ideas can be easily adapted to adults as well, so whether you want to … Read More
“Take a deep breath” doesn’t calm anxiety. Try this instead.
“Take a deep breath.” If you struggle with anxiety, you’ve heard that advice. But when you actually took that deep breath, you probably felt just as anxious as you did before. That’s because it’s terrible advice. I’ll explain the two main reasons why taking a deep breath doesn’t work — and then I’ll explain a simple breathing technique that does … Read More
How to Connect With a Girl? (Reader Replies)
Hi everyone! I’m back again with another reader response. This question is from reader C, who had a great question about connecting on a deeper level with a girl that they’re interested in.
Fight Social Anxiety With This Breathing Technique – New Video
Hi everyone! I just recorded a new video on a quick breathing technique that can help you reduce social anxiety. Enjoy!