By Jan E. Fleming, MD, and Nancy Kocovski, PhD
If you suffer from shyness or social anxiety you might avoid social situations and may have trouble connecting with others due to an extreme fear of humiliation, rejection, and judgment. As a shy person, you may also experience panic attacks that make it even more likely that youll avoid social situations.
In this book the authors discuss their acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) program for overcoming shyness. This program has been found to be highly effective in research studies for the treatment of social anxiety disorder and related subclinical levels of shyness.
In the first section, you will confront performance fears, test anxiety, shy bladder, and interpersonal fears – fundamental symptoms of social anxiety.
The second part helps you learn psychological flexibility to improve your ability to accept the feelings, thoughts, and behavior that may arise as you learn to work past your anxiety.
By keeping your values front and center, you will gradually learn to overcome your fears and gain greater social confidence.
200 pages. Softcover. 8 x 10. 2013.