The National Institute Of Mental Health defines this condition as “persistent worry over nervousness in certain types of group settings.” The number of people who suffer from social anxiety has reached staggering proportions—15 million!
While medication will always play a role in treatment, many have turned towards martial arts as an alternative form for reducing their symptoms with zero negative side effects!
Social anxiety can hold young people back from reaching their potential and just enjoying their lives. With so many children now suffering from social anxiety disorder, solutions besides just medication are crucial. Many people have begun searching for alternate ways to reduce social anxiety. Parents have been seeing how martial arts can help in the fight against social anxiety for their kids.
Social anxiety can make it difficult for our kids to meet new people. Martial arts has been proven to help children with social anxiety. It really is a great way for people who may feel intimidated by their surroundings or other individuals. It provides them an opportunity where they can take risks without really worrying about what could go wrong because there are teachers present that will guide you through anything!
The benefits of practicing martial arts include teaching kids how to be bully-proof through developing self-defense skills, reducing stress levels due in part from controlled anger release (increased strength), and boosting confidence and courage! These are all important qualities when trying out new things in life.
Let’s face it… Not every day is perfect. But, for those with social anxiety problems in everyday life there are some things which feel almost impossible to do- like giving presentations or playing team sports where kids may feel the pressure of having an audience and team-mates watching your every move!
That’s why our colored belt system at Life Skill martial arts can really help these individuals gain confidence. We take small steps every eight weeks by giving them the positive reinforcement when they need it most, by helping them learn how perform routines appropriate for their age-group and cheering them on like a support group of super inspired cheer-leaders! 🙂 A Life Skill Graduation is uniquely inspiring for children of all ages and their families!
Life Skill Martial Arts welcomes you to experience the many benefits of martial arts for yourself.
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