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Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven, Step-by-Step Techniques for Overcoming your Fear [Paperback]

Martin M. Antony , Richard Swinson
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June 15 2008
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.

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit - an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

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"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

About the Author

Martin M. Antony, PhD, is professor and chair in the department of psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He is also director of research at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, and a past president of the Canadian Psychological Association. An award-winning researcher, Antony is coauthor of The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook, When Perfect Isn't Good Enough, and more than 25 other books. His research, writing, and clinical practice focus is on cognitive behavioral therapy and the treatment of anxiety disorders. He has been widely quoted in the American and Canadian media.

Richard P. Swinson, MD, is professor emeritus and past chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON, Canada. He is also medical director of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre and past psychiatrist-in-chief at Joseph's Healthcare, also in Hamilton. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK. He was awarded an inaugural fellowship of the Canadian Psychiatric Association in 2006.His research interests lie in the theory, assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, particularly obsessive-compulsive disorder and social anxiety disorder. He has published more than 180 peer-reviewed papers, thirty book chapters, and eight books. Dr. Swinson has held numerous research grants since 1966 and has been an invited speaker at many conferences around the world on anxiety disorders and substance use disorders. He also chaired the steering committee for the Canadian Anxiety Treatment Guidelines Initiative, leading to the publication of Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Anxiety Disorders in 2006.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook June 5 2011
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I like the functionality and practicality of the format of this workbook. It a down-to-earth-no-beating-around-the-bush workbook. I would recommend this to anyone who either is a parent of a child suffering from social anxiety or a professional who is working with someone with that profile.
Go buy one. It's a good resource guide to keep in handy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very well compiled workbook/ March 27 2013
By Rudy
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Very methodical book. However the Labels Meditation and Oneness Meditation CDs that I bought from meditationoncds.com through Amazon, was more useful in helping me overcome my shyness and gain confidence in myself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars not bad Dec 8 2011
By comfy girl - Published on Amazon.com
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Bought this book because it was hard to find a sitter so I can see a counselor once a week. I worked through the entire book and gained much needed self confidence. The book helped pin point the reason for being shy and become bold enough to get out more and make some great friends. Would recommend to anyone struggling with social anxiety or shyness
33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Dec 30 2011
By Vanilla Bean - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a Great book. It has easy hints and tricks to try that are not very complicated or hard to follow. It also breaks the complicated issues down so its easy to understand.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book Nov. 18 2012
By Anmol Nadkarni - Published on Amazon.com
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Very informative, provides step-by-step techniques, and the activities are very fulfilling when done properly. I would recommend buying this book.
23 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cured March 20 2013
By Warren - Published on Amazon.com
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This book has helped me get rid of the emotional discomfort that comes from interaction with people. Im sure that I might still act silly or aloof but it does not bother me or is it associated with a bad emotional feeling or me getting down on myself. I used to always feel uncomfortable with eye contact and my eyes would kind of do the watering thing. No more, it only took the first couple chapters and all the discomfort was gone. I finally feel normal after many years of being emotionally detached from society, I still sometimes dont communicate well or avoid some people, but it is not longer a big deal like it used to be, its just part of life. Ive read the "overcoming" book thats available on amazon, this book is far more effective, at least for me. The authors here are clear and ask very effective questions for the reader to process. So this book is proven to work, and without much effort I might add. Highly recommended
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good resource Aug. 7 2013
By Bobbie-Jo Elwood - Published on Amazon.com
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It is helpful to go through the exercises and work on my anxiety step by step. This is a very good introduction to social anxiety but also useful for those of us who have been around the block a few times and need a refresher.
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