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The Mindful Path Through Shyness: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Help Free You from Social Anxiety, Fear, and Avoidance

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In The Mindful Path Through Shyness, a licensed psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of stress-related conditions helps readers cultivate mindfulness to move past shyness and gain social confidence.
ebook, 208 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by New Harbinger Publications
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ellen
A great book on how mindfulness relates to shyness. It provides a good foundation for understanding how people who are shy treat themselves with endless harsh criticism and judgement. It also provides a good selection of meditation practices to get you started on the path.
Meghan
If anyone really wanted to understand me, they could just read this handy book!
Ariel
Excellent, one of those gems of a self-help book that offers empirically-backed advice and methodologies for practicing mindfulness, so that you may finally be free from shyness and engage in intimate relationships. Of course, mindfulness, though comprising most of the book, is not enough, so some cognitive therapy tools are included to add the last bit of salt and pepper the book needed to be a perfect dish of healing and compassion. Also included are: metaphors and precise language that makes ...more
BooksAndTea
This is one of those books that has to sit for a while. It's more of a self-help book with exercises to help someone with their shyness. The author talks about his own and others' experiences of shyness, although you could probably apply the philosophy and exercises to many other things.

It became somewhat repetitive to read for a while and I think it's clear this is (for me) more of an ongoing book to come back to and go through gradually.

Definitely worth it for those who have an interest in co
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Tony Almquist
very good book, introduced me to mindfulness, redirecting yourself into the moment, letting unpleasant thoughts pass, instead of fighting them and saying no or vocalizing to block. Stephen mostly avoids the clichéd Stuart Smally-isms to explain his ideas, but gets a little repetitive. Some more stories and examples would have helped. but overall, reading the book did me alot of good
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