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Best Books For Social Anxiety

Navigate the complexities of social anxiety with this expert-curated list of the best books on the subject, offering strategies, personal stories, and comfort for anyone looking to understand and cope with social anxiety.

Recommendations from 23 articles, Emma Watson, Cassper Nyovest, Miranda Hart and 36 others.
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How to Be Yourself
Ellen Hendriksen - 2018-03-13
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How to Be Yourself is a groundbreaking book about conquering social anxiety. With up to 40% of people identifying as shy or introverted, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen offers concrete tips and compelling stories to help readers rise above their social anxiety. Using cutting-edge science and her own experience, Dr. Hendriksen shows readers how to quiet their Inner Critic and confidently be their true, authentic selves in any social situation.
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The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook
Martin M. Antony - 2000-11-30
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This workbook is dedicated to helping individuals overcome their shyness and social anxiety. It provides a comprehensive program that allows readers to confront their fears and take meaningful steps towards building better relationships and thriving in their personal and professional lives. If you're someone who struggles with shyness or social anxiety, this workbook is an excellent resource to aid you on your self-discovery journey.
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Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness
A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques (Overcoming Books)
Gillian Butler - 1999-01-01
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Overcome social anxiety and shyness with this practical and easy-to-use self-help guide. Using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Dr Gillian Butler offers a complete self-help programme with real-life examples and worksheets. This revised and updated edition is indispensable for anyone afflicted by social anxiety or shyness. Butler is a retired consultant clinical psychologist and fellow of the British Psychological Society who uses clinically proven techniques to treat psychological and physical conditions.
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The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
Edmund J. Bourne - 2011-01-02 (first published in 1990)
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An essential resource for those struggling with anxiety and phobias, The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook offers powerful treatment strategies for a variety of disorders. Packed with the latest clinical research, this fully revised and updated seventh edition is a comprehensive guide to conquering fears and taking back control of your life. Written by a leading expert in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this go-to guide includes relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, exposure therapy for phobias, lifestyle and mindfulness tips, and much more. Whether you're a professional or someone suffering from anxiety and phobias, this invaluable resource is a must-read.
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The Solution To Social Anxiety
Break Free From The Shyness That Holds You Back
Aziz Gazipura - 2013-09-12
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Learn how to overcome social anxiety and shyness with this inspiring and breakthrough book by Dr. Aziz. After suffering from social anxiety himself, Dr. Aziz provides a deep understanding of what creates social fears and how to break free from them. Part one of the book focuses on understanding the problem and the beliefs that lead to shyness. Part two is all about the solution to social anxiety and includes the 3 major steps of breaking free: Know Who You Are, Accept Yourself, and Take Bold Action. This practical guide will teach you how to own your preferences, turn your inner critic into an ally, and create a customized action plan for success.
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The Charisma Myth
How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism
Olivia Fox Cabane - 2012-03-29
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Learn how to cultivate charisma with The Charisma Myth. This book offers unique knowledge, drawn from a variety of sciences, revealing what charisma really is and how it works. The author takes a hard scientific approach to a heretofore mystical topic, covering what charisma actually is, how it is learned, what its side effects are, and how to handle them. With practical tools and techniques, the world will become your lab and every person you meet, a chance to experiment.
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We're All Mad Here
The No-Nonsense Guide to Living with Social Anxiety
Claire Eastham - 2016-11-21
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Discover how to beat social anxiety and live life beyond your sofa. Popular blogger Claire Eastham provides honest insights and helpful tips for surviving social situations at school, work, online, and even on dates. With humor and personal experience, this comprehensive guide explores the different forms of anxiety and how to overcome them through medication, lifestyle choices, therapy, or even a furry friend's embrace.
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What to Do When You Worry Too Much
A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What-to-Do Guides for Kids)
Dawn Huebner - 2005-09-15
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This interactive self-help book guides children and parents through cognitive-behavioral techniques to reduce anxiety. Lively metaphors, humorous illustrations, and clear how-to steps make it easy for children to understand and master new skills. A Gold NAPPA winner, it also includes a note to parents by psychologist and author Dawn Huebner, PhD. Engaging, encouraging, and empowering, this book is part of the What-to-Do Guides for Kids series designed to guide 6-12 year olds and their parents through various psychological concerns.
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Rewire Your Anxious Brain
How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry
Catherine M. Pittman - 2015-01-02
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"Rewire Your Anxious Brain" is an evidence-based solution to overcoming anxiety rooted in cutting-edge neuroscience and research. Psychologist Catherine Pittman and author Elizabeth Karle provide practical self-assessments and proven-effective techniques to help readers manage fear by tapping into specific pathways in the brain. This book helps readers gain a greater understanding of how anxiety is created in the brain and empowers them to become more resilient by changing the way they respond to fear. Learn to rewire the brain processes that fuel your fears with this powerful tool.
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Feeling Good
The New Mood Therapy
David D. Burns - 2008-12-30 (first published in 1980)
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This book delves into the subjects of anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and depression. Using scientifically proven techniques, the author outlines ways to lift your spirits and develop a positive outlook on life. The updated edition also includes a Consumer's Guide to Anti-depressant Drugs, helping readers navigate their options for treating depression. Learn to recognize what triggers mood swings, handle negative feelings, overcome addiction to love and approval, and feel good every day.
Overcoming Social Anxiety by Thomas A. Richards
Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Social Anxiety and Shyness by Jan E. Fleming
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard
Stop Anxiety from Stopping You by Helen Odessky
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
Painfully Shy by Barbara Markway
Thriving With Social Anxiety by Hattie C. Cooper
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat
Essential Strategies for Social Anxiety by Alison McKleroy Ma Lmft
Living Fully with Shyness and Social Anxiety by Erika Hilliard
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
The Opposite of Worry by Lawrence J. Cohen
The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens by Jennifer Shannon Lmft
Helping Your Anxious Teen by Sheila Achar Josephs PhD
Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong by Kelly G. Wilson
Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
How to Communicate with Confidence by Mike Bechtle
What You Must Think of Me by Emily Ford
The Social Skills Guidebook by Chris MacLeod Msw
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Shyness by Bernardo J. Carducci
Small Talk by Aston Sanderson
Social Anxiety by James W. Williams
Goodbye to Shy by Leil Lowndes
Quiet by Susan Cain
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Sparrow by Sarah Moon
The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
Talking with Confidence for the Painfully Shy by Don Gabor
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Solitaire by Alice Oseman
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful by Sarah Wilson