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First it would be helpful to develop a social network including friends to help you identify the behaviors. Another thing is to develop a list so that when you hear it you will know it..
But most importantly, is the belief will continue unabated, uncorrected and without a corrective experience.
I would recommend the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In CBT, one is taught new ways of thinking and behaving and as a result, one's mood improves. anxiety and panic attacks, self worth increases. . In addition CBT is evidenced based as the most effective form of treating anxiety. See:
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First allow me to suggest that what you are using is not truly effective. So you have nothing to lose by trying something different. I appreciate th reticience in placing the burden on a briend. It would be the nature of the friendship. I picked the Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy orientation because it is pragmatic.You mention "other than weekly psychotherapy" that would be large step forward, considering you prior track record. Take a chance. Here is a good CBT work book Cited from amazon.
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