Member Since: 06/13/11
Last Login: 06/16/11
Program Progress: Day 1
wuff? lol yea...heheh thanks for you advice :)
To start, you're going to have to accept yourself a bit. Your voice fluccuations sounds to be a consequence of your nervousness. Try to relax, and be confident of what you are saying. If you're confident with your words, the effects of the credibility you convey in what you are saying will pass onto how you say it. BUUuut it also sounds like you aren't very confident with WHAT you are saying or is unsure of what to say in the appropriate context.
When making casual conversations, listen to what they are saying, and comment on it. You don't neccessarily have to relate it back to yourself all the time, but just show that you are interested in what they are saying (even if you may not be ...lol). Make eye contact, ask questions about what they are saying, such as their opinions, how they FEEEeeeel about it. Most of the time people just seem to want somebody to listen to them.
Public interactions as in the case of paying for something at the store. Take things with a grain of salt, and just do what you've got to do. No one is judging you, and even if they were, what does it matter. Not like you'll probably see them.
A good way to practice interaction is to just go to a populated area and strike up conversations with strangers. I do it whenever I'm bored in the summer since I don't have really have many friends where I spend my summers. Real-life interaction allows you to also pick up on physical gestures and behaviours that also contribute to the essence of a conversation.
Don't know about CBT.
Good luck brozane!
PS. Your anxiety maybe due to the fact that you are a Dog living in a Human world. Perhaps you are hearing the call of the wild?