Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness : A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-05-01
  • Publisher: New York University Press
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Everyone feels foolish, embarrassed, judged, or criticized at one time or another, but social anxiety and shyness can become real problems when they undermine our confidence and prevent us from doing the things we'd like to do. Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness is an easy-to-use guide, full of real-life examples, which provides practical methods for resolving feelings of nervousness or apprehension in our relationships with other people.The book will help the reader to understand the many forms and causes of social anxiety, and offers strategies for overcoming them. It contains a complete, self-help program, using clinically proven techniques of cognitive therapy, as well as work sheets to help readers to track their progress.Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness will help to address both very crippling, entrenched problems as well as the more mild feelings of social shyness experienced by everyone at one time or another. The guide will also be useful for those who wish to improve their networking and business interaction skills.

Author Biography

Gillian Butler is a consultant clinical psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She practices with the Oxfordshire Mental Healthcare Trust.

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