Yes, Phoenix was a really positive experience for me. I can't really emphasize enough how important finding Dr. Richard's website was for me. Before that I had been trying all kinds of other self-help programs, been to different psychotherapists... none of it was really working. If it wasn't for him, I might have given up. So I just wanted to say, you have come to the right place and to realize that is hugely important.
Four years later I would say that I don't experience more social anxiety than the average person. I barely think about social anxiety and related symptoms in situations anymore. I also don't experience the symptoms. There are still some specific situations where anxiety might pop back up and that I want to work on, but I guess that's how it for everybody... not just for people with social anxiety.
As Mat from the SA institute told me: What you put into the therapy, you get out. I think that is very true. If you put in the work, the sky is the limit and now you already know that you are doing the right therapy. That was always the most motivating part for me.