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

Front Cover, 2010 - Medical - 488 pages
There's nothing wrong with being shy. But if social anxiety keeps you from forming relationships with others, advancing in your education or your career, or carrying on with everyday activities, you may need to confront your fears to live an enjoyable, satisfying life. This new edition of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook offers a comprehensive program to help you do just that. As you complete the activities in this workbook, you'll learn to: Find your strengths and weaknesses with a self-evaluation ; Explore and examine your fears; Create a personalized plan for change; Put your plan into action through gentle and gradual exposure to social situations.... Information about therapy, medications, and other resources is also included. After completing this program, you'll be well-equipped to make connections with the people around you. Soon, you'll be on your way to enjoying all the benefits of being actively involved in the social world.

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Why Do You Have These Fears?
Getting to Know Your Social Anxiety
Making a Plan for Change
Medications for Social Anxiety and Social Anxiety
Changing Your Anxious Thoughts
Exposure to Social Situations 248 CHAPTER 7 Confronting Your Fears Through Exposure
Communicating More Effectively CHAPTER 11 Maintaining Your Improvements and Planning 339 CHAPTER 9 Exposure to Uncomfortable Sensat...
for the Future
Recommended Readings
Internet Resources 440 National and International Associations Providing Referrals

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