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The distinction between social anxiety disorder and social anxiety is a matter of severity; reference to one includes the other. The recovery tools and techniques provided apply to most emotional malfunctions, including depression, substance abuse, ADHD, PTSD, generalized anxiety, and self-esteem and motivation issues. These malfunctions originate homogeneously, their trajectories differentiated by environment, experience, and the diversity of human thought and behavior.  

“Dr. Mullen is doing impressive work helping the world. He is the pioneer of proactive neuroplasticity utilizing DRNI – deliberate, repetitive, neural information.” – WeVoice (Madrid, Málaga)

Recovery and Self-Empowerment

Recovery is regaining possession of something stolen or lost. Self-empowerment is making a conscious decision to become stronger and more confident in controlling our lives. In neuroses such as social anxiety, what has been stolen is our emotional well-being and quality of life. In self-empowerment, it is the loss of self-esteem and motivation.

The primary goal of recovery from social anxiety is the moderation of our irrational fears and anxieties. In self-empowerment, it is the rebuilding of our self-esteem and motivation. We execute these goals through a three-pronged approach.

  1. Replace or overwhelm our negative thoughts and behaviors with healthy, productive ones.
  2. Produce rapid, concentrated neurological stimulation to overwhelm the negative abundance of our neural network.
  3. Regenerate our self-esteem through mindfulness of our assets.

We accelerate and consolidate learning and unlearning by compelling our brains to restructure their neural circuitry. This deliberate action confirms that our psychological health is self-determined. We control our emotional well-being by establishing how we react and respond to adversity, as well as fortune and opportunity. The onus of recovery and self-empowerment rests with us. We design our quality of life.

“ReChanneling’s Social Anxiety Workshop produced results within a few sessions, with continuing improvement throughout the workshop and beyond.” – Liz D.

A Paradigmatic Approach

Addressing the complexity of the individual personality calls for multiple traditional and non-traditional approaches developed through client trust, cultural assimilation, and therapeutic innovation. Any recovery program must consider our environment, hermeneutics, history, and autobiography in conjunction with our wants, needs, and aspirations. Absent that, our complexity is not valued, and the treatment is inadequate. 

A coalescence of neuroscience and east-west psychologies captures the diversity of human thought and experience. Science gives us proactive neuroplasticity; cognitive-behavioral self-modification and positive psychology’s optimal functioning are Western-oriented; Eastern practices provide the therapeutic benefits of Abhidharma psychology and the overarching truths of ethical behavior. 

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Plasticity is the quality of being easily shaped or molded. Neuroplasticity is our brain’s continuous adaptation and restructuring to experience and information. Scientists refer to the process as structural remodeling of the brain. It is what makes learning and registering new experiences possible. Our neural network is dynamic and malleable – realigning its pathways and rebuilding its circuits in response to stimuli. Information notifies our neural network to realign, generating a correlated change in behavior and perspective. 

Human Neuroplasticity

Human neuroplasticity happens in three forms. Reactive neuroplasticity is our brain’s natural response to things over which we have limited to no control – stimuli we absorb but do not focus on or initiate: a car alarm, lightning, or the smell of baked goods. Our neural network automatically restructures itself to what happens around us. 

Active neuroplasticity happens through intentional pursuits like creating, yoga, and journaling. We control active neuroplasticity because we consciously choose the activity. A significant component of active neuroplasticity is our altruistic and compassionate social behavior, e.g., teaching, compassion, and random acts of kindness.

Proactive neuroplasticity is rapid, concentrated neurological stimulation to change the polarity of our neural network from toxic to positive. We execute this through the deliberate, repetitive neural input of information.

“With Dr. Mullen’s positivity, compassion, and encouragement, I can say it is one of the best investments I have made in myself, and I will continue to improve and benefit from it for the rest of my life.” – Nick P.

What is significant is our ability to deliberately accelerate and consolidate learning by compelling our brain to repattern its neural circuitry. Over the years, our brain structures itself around negative neural input forming in childhood and increasing exponentially due to our inherent negative bias and the vicissitudes of life.  

We consciously and deliberately transform our thoughts and behaviors, creating healthy new mindsets, skills, and abilities. Our informed and deliberate engagement compels change rather than reacting and responding to it. 

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

CBT supports our efforts to recognize and replace our automatic negative thoughts (ANTs) with healthy, rational ones (ARTs). It is most effective when used in concert with other approaches. CBT is structured, goal-oriented, and focused on the present solution. The ‘self-modification’ module emphasizes the self-reliance and personal accountability demanded by proactive neuroplasticity.

Positive psychology 

We are not defined by our defects and shortfalls but by our character strengths, virtues, and attributes. The objective of positive psychology is to moderate the symptoms of anxiety and other self-destructive patterns by reframing our negative outlook to a more optimistic perspective. 


Regenerating our self-esteem is an essential part of recovery and transformation. A fusion of clinically proven exercises helps us regain what has been underdeveloped, misplaced, or lost.

Self-esteem is mindfulness of our character assets as well as our shortcomings. It is how we think about ourselves, how we think others think about us, and how we process that information. The obstructed and repressed properties of our self-esteem are retrievable. 

“I like Robert’s SAD recovery program, especially how it’s taking many of my negative thoughts away and replacing them with positive ones. I also appreciate the others that are in our recovery group, as we all mingle quite well. And, of course, Robert is always there as nurturing and positive friend.” – Michael Z. 

Targeted Solutions

Individually targeted solutions address the complexity of the personality. Training in prosocial behavior and emotional literacy are valuable supplements to typical approaches. Behavioral exercises and exposure consolidate our social skills. Positive affirmations have enormous subjective value. Data provide evidence for mindfulness and acceptance-based interventions. Motivational enhancement strategies help overcome our resistance to new ideas and concepts.

Our Online Recovery Workshop

10 Weekly Sessions / Maximum 8 Attendees

The ultimate objectives of our Recovery Workshop are to:

  • Provide the tools and techniques to replace years of toxic thoughts and behaviors with rational, healthy ones, dramatically alleviating the self-destructive symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other malfunctions.
  • Learn and execute the practice of proactive neuroplasticity to overwhelm the negative abundance of our neural network.
  • Compel the rediscovery and reinvigoration of our character strengths, virtues, and attributes.
  • Design a targeted behavioral self-modification process to help the individual re-engage their social comfort and status.
  • Provide the means to control our symptoms rather than allowing them to control us.

Our Online Self-Empowerment Workshops

10 Weekly Sessions / Maximum 8 Attendees

The ultimate objectives of our Self-Empowerment Workshops are to:

  • Provide the tools and techniques of proactive neuroplasticity to accelerate and consolidate achieving our goals and objectives.
  • Learn and execute the practice of proactive neuroplasticity to overwhelm the negative abundance of our neural network.
  • Recognize and utilize our character strengths, virtues, and achievements.
  • Design a targeted process to regenerate our self-esteem and motivation.
  • Replace adverse habits with healthy new ones that underscore our potential. 

“I would like to say thank you for a well-organized learning experience. I can’t tell you how much I really appreciate this program. I feel so confident and ready to utilize these resources/tools you’ve provided.” – Trish D.

Workshop Components

Components utilized in our Workshops include psychoeducation, cognitive comprehension, roleplay, exposure, and homework.

Psychoeducation teaches us the relationship between thoughts, emotions, and physiological reactions. 

Cognitive Comprehension: Social anxiety sustains itself through our negative self-appraisal, which causes maladaptive and distorted thoughts and behaviors in social situations. Cognitive comprehension helps us identify and reframe our negative perspectives and develop rational responses. 

Roleplay helps modify our behaviors by visualizing and practicing different ways of managing feared situations. Attendees assume a role or persona and act and respond to hypothetical feared situations. Roleplay helps us recognize and analyze our toxic behaviors and replace them with healthy ones to moderate our stress and anxiety.

Exposure. By utilizing graded exposure, we start with situations that are easier to manage and then work our way up to more challenging tasks. We build confidence slowly through practice and learned skills. Executing this in a structured and repeated way reduces our fears and apprehensions. In vivo exposure allows us to confront feared stimuli in real-world conditions.

Homework consists of self-evaluating exercises that help us identify and address our distorted thoughts and irrational behaviors.

“I am simply in awe at the writing, your insights, your deep knowing of transcendence, your intuitive understanding of psychic-physical pain, your connection of the pain to healing … and above all, your innate compassion.”Jan Parker, PhD

Your Role

These are active, structured Recovery Workshops for people who are prepared and willing to address the symptoms of their malfunction. We can only succeed with self-motivated and committed individuals. Attendees are expected to participate in the discussions and exercises. 


The online workshops consist of ten 90-minute weekly sessions. Attendance is limited to 8 individuals. There is minimal homework (approximately 1 hour weekly) and individual support. After the ten weeks, we conference monthly, at no cost, to support the recovery process. 

For low-income students, weekly tuition
is less than the cost of a movie and popcorn.

The cost of the workshops is on a sliding scale:

  • $40 per session if income is $100,000+
  • $35 per session if income is $75,000 – $99,999.
  • $30 per session if income is $50,000 – $74,999.
  • $25 per session if income is less than $25,000 – $49,999.
  • $20 per session if income is under $25,000.

Scholarships are available for those who have difficulty meeting these thresholds.

Individual support is available to a select few. 

“I have never encountered such an efficient professional … His work transpires dedication, care, and love for what he does.” –  Jose Garcia Silva, PhD (Composer Cosmos)          

For information, to register for a workshop, or request an interview, please complete the following form.

Workshop applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.

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WHY IS YOUR SUPPORT SO IMPORTANT?  ReChanneling develops and implements programs to (1) moderate symptoms of emotional malfunction and (2) pursue personal goals and objectives – harnessing our intrinsic aptitude for extraordinary living. Our paradigmatic approach targets the personality through empathy, collaboration, and program integration utilizing scientific and clinically practical methods including proactive neuroplasticity, cognitive-behavioral self-modification, positive psychology, and techniques designed to reinvigorate self-esteem. All donations support scholarships for groups, workshops, and practicums.