The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven Techniques for Overcoming Your Fears

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New Harbinger Publications, 2000 - Psychology - 238 pages
Social anxiety disorder is the fear of situations that involve interaction with other people, ranging from the performance anxiety experienced by some when they are scheduled to appear in front of an audience to the shyness that leads others to withdraw from contact at social events. The good news is that not only is social anxiety treatable, but the treatment success rate is 90 percent for those using cognitive-behavioural therapy techniques.The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook provides just this type of cognitive-behavioural therapy in an intensive, self-directed program that helps readers conquer their fears and live lives no longer controlled by trepidation and anxiety. In this practical workbook, Martin M. Antony and Richard P. Swinson provide an overview of the causes, symptoms, impact, and treatment of the disorder, as well as skill-building exercises to help readers improve communication, feel confident about public speaking, and develop new relationships.

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Martin M. Antony, PhD, is chief psychologist of the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. Richard P. Swinson, MD, is psychiatrist-in-chief at St. Joseph's and Hamilton Hospital. Both are professors at McMaster University and the authors of When Perfect Isn't Good Enough.

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