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Hi, I'm Mark Metry and this is my project exploring mental health & social anxiety in today's emerging world of technology, social media, politics, entrepreneurship, and the environment. Whether you're shy or introverted or not, listen for no fluff, no fake positivity, toxic self-help, just real, credible, scientifically-backed, and personal stories designed for practical application to improve your life, mind, and anxiety. (formerly known as Humans 2.0)

Social Anxiety Society Mark Metry

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Hi, I'm Mark Metry and this is my project exploring mental health & social anxiety in today's emerging world of technology, social media, politics, entrepreneurship, and the environment. Whether you're shy or introverted or not, listen for no fluff, no fake positivity, toxic self-help, just real, credible, scientifically-backed, and personal stories designed for practical application to improve your life, mind, and anxiety. (formerly known as Humans 2.0)

    Honest Chat On Masculinity, Emotions & Parenting ft. Andrew Reiner - Episode 35

    Honest Chat On Masculinity, Emotions & Parenting ft. Andrew Reiner - Episode 35

    Join me in today's episode with Andrew Reiner, Author of "Better Boy, Better Men" on a discussion about a new kind of masculinity that doesn't hurt or force men to "be a man" and suppress emotions and put on a stoic mask and how parents can help shy kids and teenagers.

    In Better Boys, Better Men, cultural critic and New York Times contributor Andrew Reiner argues that men today are working on an outdated model of masculinity, which prevents them in moments of distress and vulnerability from marshalling the courage, strength, and resiliency—the very characteristics we regularly champion in men—they need to thrive in a world vastly different from the ones their fathers and grandfathers grew up in. According to Reiner, this outdated model of manhood can have devastating effects on the entire culture and, especially boys and men, from falling behind in the classroom and rising male unemployment rates to increased levels of depression and disturbing upticks in violence on a mass scale.

    Reiner interviews boys and men of all ages, educators, counselors, therapists, and physicians throughout the United States to better understand what factors are preventing the country’s boys and men from developing the emotional resiliency they need. He also introduces readers to the boys and men at the vanguard of a new masculinity that empowers them to find and express the full range of their humanity.

    - Grab Andrew's Book: https://www.amazon.com/Better-Boys-Men-Masculinity-Resiliency-ebook/dp/B07X8HR3KF

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    • 31 min
    Changing Your Mindset Is Not Enough - Episode 34

    Changing Your Mindset Is Not Enough - Episode 34

    Every day billions of people wake up and try to have a positive mindset.

    And while not useless, it’s a good intention, most people come home at night and have trouble falling asleep, face doubts after insecurity, aren’t really happy or proud of themselves then try to do the same thing over again the next day.

    Mindset is defined from the Oxford English Dictionary as “a set of attitudes or fixed ideas that somebody has and that are often difficult to change.”

    Of course, your mindset is very important. If you don’t believe something can happen, it probably won’t happen. But also thinking something is going to happen just because you set your mind to it, or sending just “positive vibes” or best wishes could also be considered delusional and impractical in the long run.

    The truth is our mindset is just one layer.

    If you want to learn how to manage social anxiety, it requires more than that...

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    Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/changing-your-mindset-is-not-enough?r=h979j&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=copy

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    • 12 min
    Social Anxiety & Digestive, Stomach, Gut Issues - Episode 33

    Social Anxiety & Digestive, Stomach, Gut Issues - Episode 33

    Social anxiety in most cases is followed with an abdominal issue or condition with your stomach.

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    Growing up socially anxious I would be in and out of doctor’s offices because my stomach was always hurting. I would throw up, sometimes in my sleep and eventually had to get surgery to take my appendix out. Looking back now I know anxiety is highly implicated with a number of digestive issues. It’s like that old saying of having butterflies in your stomach.

    In fact according to science researchers from the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center found a correlation between abdominal issues & pains and overall anxiety in a study.

    You may notice in anxious moments at social events your stomach may feel weird and contribute towards more anxiety. Today’s episode we will discuss 3 actionable ways to deal with digestive, stomach, gut issues in and out of the social situation!

    Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/social-anxiety-and-digestive-stomach

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    ~~~CONNECT w/ MARK~~~
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    • 14 min
    Shame Is the Ticking Time Bomb Paralyzing You - Episode 32

    Shame Is the Ticking Time Bomb Paralyzing You - Episode 32

    One of the byproducts of facing social anxiety is hiding everything from everyone.

    Looking back at my own life, I didn’t tell anybody about what I was doing. I was trying to hide the good and the bad from everyone. Hiding from my friends, family, online, and the world because I felt as if I wasn’t good enough to share.

    On top of that, I was afraid of people’s opinions and afraid of how they would be used against me to instill doubts, hiding and holding everything as a secret is a defensive mechanism.

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    For me, I was hiding that I literally couldn’t talk to people (social anxiety) was holding my neck down 24/7. What I learned is when you hide from other people, most times you hide it from yourself too.

    Something happens in life that you don’t know how to handle, so you take it and throw it to the back of your mind and lock it in a black box of shame. While this may be an effective short-term solution, oftentimes what you will find is that 10 years later that same issue you thought you hid is now controlling your behavior in what seems like a totally separate environment.

    Trying to hide everything in your life creates the ultimate breeding ground for shame to build up. Living a hidden shameful life leads someone to have no confidence, bad self-esteem, and in turn developing poor mental health and bad unhealthy habits.

    Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/youre-not-gonna-believe-me

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    - Read or Listen to my book Screw Being Shy: https://bit.ly/2PqV2QI
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    - Sign up for my affordable online course: https://www.markmetry.com/program

    ~~~CONNECT w/ MARK~~~
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/
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    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/markymetry
    - Website: https://www.markmetry.com/
    - Email: markmetry722@gmail.com

    • 17 min
    How Social Anxiety Impacts What You See Visually - Episode 31

    How Social Anxiety Impacts What You See Visually - Episode 31

    If you told me this 5 years ago I would never believe you.

    Social anxiety or facing just anxiety or depression (long-term) is similar to wearing an involuntary biochemical pair of sunglasses 🕶️ I’ll explain what I mean…

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    Check out my self-paced online anonymous affordable course. Hundreds of people have already taken it with amazing results. It walks you through how to step by step, day by day, week by week, climb out of social anxiety and become yourself - markmetry.com/program
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    I’m not exaggerated or using this as a metaphor. The same way when you put on those Ray Bans…all of a sudden there’s a darker filter on the world, it’s the same.

    It's not an exaggeration when you hear people or see in movies how people who are depressed see the world in black and white grey colors with no vibrancy or color 🌈

    Additionally, its been shown when your nervous system’s fight & flight shifts into sympathetic....it literally makes you see people’s facial expressions as hostile making you think nobody likes you 😥

    When this mode in your nervous system is activated you also feel out of control, the world is dangerous and threatening, you face thoughts of hostility and fear and are unable to think clearly or even make decisions.

    Believe me or not, this is the reality for many people who face social anxiety.

    I also had no idea until I saw the opposite happen in front of me..

    Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/youre-not-gonna-believe-me

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    ~~~CONNECT w/ MARK~~~
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/
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    • 12 min
    How to Help Someone with Social Anxiety - Episode 30

    How to Help Someone with Social Anxiety - Episode 30

    More and more people every day reach out to me who have loved ones facing social anxiety. I’ve personally always severely faced social anxiety throughout my entire life until I transformed, learned, researched, and began to unwind and rewire my brain.

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    Check out my self-paced online anonymous affordable course. Hundreds of people have already taken it with progressing results. It can walk someone step by step, day by day, week by week, how to climb out of social anxiety and become themselves - markmetry.com/program
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    I also have experience coaching hundreds of people through social anxiety and before then even helping a couple of my friends climb out of the same problem.

    Social anxiety is often disguised as being shy or introverted, but this is a dangerous misconception. Social anxiety is heavily correlated with much more serious problems like substance abuse, social isolation and suicide, and other health issues.

    If you are reading this and want to help someone with social anxiety, keep reading.

    If you face social anxiety, feel free to check out some of the other helpful articles, podcast episodes, and other resources for individuals help.

    Read the rest of the show notes: https://markmetry.substack.com/p/how-to-help-someone-with-social-anxiety

    - Subscribe to my FREE Newsletter: https://bit.ly/3eANWld
    - Read or Listen to my book Screw Being Shy: https://bit.ly/2PqV2QI
    - Quickly Apply for 1 on 1 Coaching: https://bit.ly/2Pslqd0

    ~~~CONNECT w/ MARK~~~
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/
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    - Twitter: https://twitter.com/markymetry
    - Website: https://www.markmetry.com/
    - Email: markmetry722@gmail.com

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
468 Ratings

468 Ratings

malfoxley ,

Great show!

Mark, host of the Humans 2.0 podcast, highlights all aspects of tech and science affecting mental health and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Blorpal ,

Please do an episode about passive aggressive people

I often encounter work situations where people talk behind my back and say they hate me under their breath, how do I deal with these people?

Arlie K ,

So excited for what's next!

Only a couple episodes in, and I'm already SO stoked for the new direction of the podcast! I'm genuinely grateful for Mark's willingness to be open and honest about his journey to greater confidence. As we navigate the post-lockdown life, I have no doubt that this show will be an invaluable resource to many, myself included. Hats off to you, Mark!

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