What was your life like before the Joyable program?
Before Joyable, I was experiencing intense anxiety across nearly all social situations, and it was making me feel increasingly isolated and miserable. It was getting so that the only person I felt comfortable around was my fiancé. Even friends I had known for years were making me feel nervous.
I decided to try Joyable because although therapy was helping me to gain understanding about the roots of my anxiety, it wasn’t really helping me deal with my anxiety in the here and now. Joyable appealed to me because it offers a structured program of concrete, “hands-on” exercises designed specifically for learning how to manage social anxiety.
The fact that this program is affordable and offered online, so I could do the exercises at my own pace and on my own schedule, with the added coaching support of a real life person, were huge bonuses.
What was your biggest fear before starting?
I suppose that the biggest fear I had about the Joyable program was that it wouldn’t work out for me, and I’d be back to feeling helpless about my ability to do anything about my anxiety again.
However, that fear went away for me very early in the program because I was already gaining valuable insight into my anxiety during the early introductory sections of the program, even before the exposure activities started.
Now that I’ve completed the program, I can say that Joyable has given me a valuable tool kit that I will continue to use to manage my anxiety now and in the future.