You posted this under "Session 2". If this is correct - if you are in Session 2, here is my response:
You have just started therapy for social anxiety. Don't get ahead of yourself. Yes, you're still anxious. Here's another surprise for you - you will still be anxious for a while. Why? You are just starting therapy - you cannot change your brain so fast. So, don't expect it. Relax, slow down. Do the therapy. Stop finding new things to worry about. Just worry about doing the therapy every day.
In Session 2, you should be doing Slow Talk. That is the main strategy we are talking about in Session 2. That, and pretty much, just that! Practice slowing down. You need to practice this. Again, you are not able to do everything perfectly yet. Also, there is never a perfect.
In the next session, Session 3, we are working on catching ANTs. We begin to replace our ANTs with some rational ideas. Then Session 4, we are onto the ANTs handout. Then Session 5, Rational Coping Statements. Then in Session 6 - the Look Around Technique.
So, it seems to me you are getting ahead of yourself. Session 2 - focus on that now. Go slowly. Be sure you do the work and make the progress you need to make before jumping forward. And when you do get to Session 6, even if you are there now, re-read the handout on the look around technique, because Dr. Richard clearly says what looking around IS and IS NOT. People rush too fast. People rush too fast and thus will not have practiced stopping ANTs enough. Then later, you are still talking about ANTs and the answer is and was in the therapy. Whatever thought your having about the issue at hand is an ANT and you would go right back to the same answers for dealing with an ANT.
Do not get ahead of yourself. There is no way to shortcut or speed up the therapy. You can't jump ahead. The brain doesn't work that way.