CINEMATHERAPY AND THOUGHT-STOPPING TECHNIQUES TO REDUCE SOCIAL ANXIETY

Andi Thahir, Rubi Rimandona, Siti Zahra Bulantika

Abstract


In conducting social interactions, not all individuals feel safe and comfortable, but there are also those who have feelings of anxiety, fear or worry about the surrounding environment called social anxiety. Social anxiety is likely to disrupt normal conditions in developments related to social and personal relationships and result in avoidance or rejection. Social anxiety is one of the problems faced by adolescents arising from irrational thoughts that have an impact on negative behavior. To overcome the problems that arise from cognitive and impact on behavior, then the need for a treatment related to cognitive and behavioral, including cinematherapy and thought-stopping techniques. Cinematherapy and thought-stopping are techniques derived from the Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) approach which will help individuals to rebuild their mindsets (attitudes, assumptions, and beliefs), test mindsets, decide what is useful and what is not beneficial for individuals, so that social anxiety can be reduced.


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