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The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven, Step-By-Step Techniques for Overcoming Your Fear

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This new edition of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook offers a comprehensive program to help shy people confront their fears and become actively involved in the social world. The activities in this workbook help readers find their strengths and weaknesses, explore and examine their fears, and create personalized plans for change.
ebook, 274 pages
Published July 2nd 2008 by New Harbinger Publications (first published November 1st 2000)
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Andrew
Feb 14, 2012 Andrew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Very well written and laid out. I've yet to see any substantial results and I have my doubts. I feel it will be unique to each person. I could see some benefitting next to none from this, and for some it being a life-changer. If you've reached the point where you're reading this and debating whether you should invest in it or not, then I very much recommend it. Even if its not very effective, it will at least elicit some understanding and action.
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Jul 07, 2016 Leslie is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
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Jessica Boling
Dec 30, 2015 Jessica Boling rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You know a book is going to be tremendously helpful to you when the very first story is pretty much written for you. The first story in this book is about a woman who is nervous about her wedding. She is not necessarily worried about the actual marriage but the ceremony, she doesn't like being the center of attention. This story had me pegged! Not only does this workbook go through different senarios but is full of advice to give a person self-confidence.

The workbook is full of journaling lines
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Loriann Oberlin
Jul 17, 2014 Loriann Oberlin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has proven to be a good resource outlining for adult clients how worry, fear and panic adversely affect life and work. It interrupts interpersonal and performance situations. The author uses as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approach that we know works for many kinds of anxiety.

Strategies such as journaling, exposure, monitoring forms, symptom reduction testing forms, goal setting, working with automatic thoughts (the cognitive piece), and understanding the diagnostic criteria are
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Bry
Jul 15, 2013 Bry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book was recommended to me by a therapist who uses it to inform her own practice. The books includes a comprehensive, yet brief overview of the disorder. The cognitive-behavioural strategies are clearly and concisely presented, and the suggestions for exposure exercises are excellent. It seems like this would be a very helpful resource for individuals wishing to overcome shyness and social anxiety. Of course, merely reading the book will not help. Insight alone is not enough; if you want to ...more
Kelly
Feb 12, 2014 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Skimmed some and read other parts. Seems really good, but I don't think it will be that helpful to me personally. I'm already doing all the things that he suggests for my post-social events anxiety. I did pick up some references to other books and some good tips for my ATLOSCon 2014 talk on Social Skills. I guess I just expected more surprises, you know?
Rachel
Mar 21, 2010 Rachel is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rachel by: my psychologist---it's really more homework than a recommendatio
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Chapter Six, which is about identifying and changing anxious thoughts and behavior, is amazing. I think I will be referring to this periodically for the rest of my life, and that probably every single person on the planet could benefit from reading it.
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