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Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven, Step-by-Step Techniques for Overcoming your Fear Paperback – July 2, 2008
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“Social anxiety and shyness can become so intense that they prevent people from enjoying life. This book is ideal for anyone who wants to learn to be more comfortable around other people. Drs. Antony and Swinson have taken proven treatments for social anxiety and adapted them for a non-professional audience. The step-by-step strategies described in this book have been shown to be effective, are easy to understand, and are sure to help the reader cope better in social situations. Anyone who experiences significant anxiety when performing or when interacting with other people should read this book!”
—Aaron T. Beck, MD, university professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania
“If you have trouble with social anxiety, you will find the book by Drs. Antony and Swinson to be an excellent resource. This highly experienced duo has provided an excellent road map to guide you through your efforts to overcome your anxiety and improve the quality of your life. Based on the tried and true methods of cognitive-behavioral therapy and on the results of many scientific studies, the techniques described in this book will help you feel better when you are with other people or the center of attention. The only thing you have to do is work hard and apply them. Best wishes for your journey along that road.”
—Richard Heimberg, Ph.D., director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple University, Philadelphia
“Drs. Antony and Swinson provide practical advice in a highly readable format. This book will be invaluable to people whose social anxiety prevents them from leading full and happy lives.”
—Murray B. Stein, MD, professor of psychiatry and director of anxiety and traumatic stress disorders program at the University of California, San Diego
“This is an excellent resource written by world-renowned and skilled clinicians and researchers in the area of anxiety disorders. Drs. Antony and Swinson present the most up-to-date information about social anxiety and its treatment in a way that is clear and, most importantly, that provides step-by-step tools for overcoming this disorder. This is a must-read for persons suffering with social anxiety.”
—Michelle G. Craske, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles
“This workbook by Antony and Swinson gives the millions of people whose lives are limited by social fears the hope to control their future. The book is clear, practical, easy to follow, and, above all, based on solid, scientific ground. The sections on troubleshooting are especially valuable to really help fine-tune the techniques. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who is serious about overcoming their social fears.”
—Ronald M. Rapee, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, author of Overcoming Shyness and Social Phobia
“This volume, written by a team composed of a psychologist and a psychiatrist, is an outstanding workbook for any individual suffering from social anxiety or shyness and wishing to undertake a structured self-help program to overcome it. The book can be used alone or in conjunction with therapy. The authors are experts in their field and they offer strategies that are solidly grounded in the latest research literature. The workbook format provides readers with the exercises and worksheets they need to do the difficult work required to overcome their shyness and social anxiety.”
—Jacqueline B. Persons, Ph.D., director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy and clinical professor in the department of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley
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I had, over the years, searched on the Internet and never stumbled on "social anxiety" before. When I did, it was as if I was reading a transcript of what was going on in my head every day. All my quirks, fears, hang ups etc. were textbook examples of what defines SAD. I immediately bought about 7 books on the topic. This book so far has changed my entire outlook the most, almost instantly. I hope I am not jumping the gun, but I feel like a huge weight has been lifted, realizing that virtually every oddball symptom I have exhibited is actually quite common. Not wanting to eat in front of others, poor eye contact, assuming others are focused on my every move and mistake. All of these symptoms are very common for the disorder and quite manageable once you start dissecting what is going on in your mind. Cannot be happier I made this purchase.
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The title of this book does not lie. This book really does provide a step by step guide to help you get over your fears. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Tracy
A good place to start if you want to help yourself to overcome some of the problems that social anxiety and shyness can cause, and is easy to work though at home, with no further... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Go Bronson
I like that this book is pretty easy to understand and useful! If you experience anxiety, this book gives you several examples of situations and step by step techniques to use to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Elizabeth McCubbins
This book went along with the other two that I had reviewed. I am a very shy person with social anxiety. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Angela M.
As a natural introvert, I found this book to be extremely helpful. I think with the exercises and practice, this will definitely help me come out of my shell a lot easier and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lewcynt
I really love this book, and the examples of shyness encounter that spot-on! Ever pick up a book and wish it had been around when you were a teenager? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I face Shyness everyday with social anxiety I would rather just not do things with people. I couldn't wait of a chance to read this book and a couple others on the subject of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Allison Nowaczyk
You know a book is going to be tremendously helpful to you when the very first story is pretty much written for you. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jessica Boling
In the past, my counselor has suggested similar CBT workbooks to help me with some of my anxiety. This is the best workbook I’ve seen for social anxiety, and I’m looking forward to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lisa