I have social anxiety
disorder. It's not extreme, but it is very much limiting me, socially-speaking. Mostly, it is talking to new people or being in social situations with people that I am unfamiliar with - probably because I don't want to embarrass myself.
I don't drink, smoke, or do any kind of drugs, which a lot of people tend to do to become more relaxed in social situations. I don't want to have to, either.
I've worked on the problem on my own, and have improved significantly. However, there seems to have been a plateau to the progress (or hit a wall).
There are no social help groups locally, which seemed to be a good follow-up step.
I don't want to have to see a doctor or get on medication for this, if at all possible.
So, I'm looking for a list of ideas to help get over this problem, so I don't have to get on medication.