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CBT for social anxiety : simple skills for overcoming fear and enjoying people

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"For many people, social situations can be incredibly anxiety inducing. In CBT for Social Anxiety, a leading expert in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) offers an evidence-based guide for overcoming social anxiety using CBT skills, including "social mishap exposures." By partaking in these humorous social scenarios, readers will discover that their fears are largely unfounded, and will gain the self-confidence needed to live a fuller life"--
"Don't let social anxiety rule your life! Overcome your fears using proven-effective skills grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Do you avoid social situations? Do you dread public speaking? Would you rather stay in a job you hate than go through the interview process? If so, you may have social anxiety-and you aren't alone. People who struggle with social anxiety have an overwhelming fear of social situations. And as a result, could end up missing out on life's opportunities-such as getting their dream job, meeting new friends, or finding the perfect mate. If you're tired of social anxiety holding you back, this book can help.In CBT for Social Anxiety, you'll learn how to conquer your fears using research-proven skills from one of the world'sleading CBT experts. In addition to overcoming avoidance of social situations through understanding how your social anxiety works, you'll also learn how to engage in "social mishap exposures"-humorous social scenarios that you practice on your own terms,as you learn to see how well you're able to cope with your anxiety in the moment. As you gradually realize that your worst fears are unfounded, you'll gain the self-confidence needed to start really enjoying social interactions.Avoidance may lessen your social anxiety in the short-term, but it can actually make anxiety worse in the long run. Using the skills outlined in this book, you'll learn how to face your social anxiety head on-so you can get on with your life"--

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Lyons Public Library 616.89 Hofmann, S. (CTB for Social Anxiety) (Text)
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