Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness

A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

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Author: Gillian Butler

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1849011753

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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A Books on Prescription Title Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness is a self-help manual for this common problem, which explains why it happens and sets out practical methods of resolving it. Don't let shyness ruin your life Everyone feels foolish, embarrassed, judged or criticised at times, but this becomes a problem when it undermines your confidence and prevents you from doing what you want to do. At its most extreme, shyness can be crippling but it is easily treated using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Using real-life examples, Professor Gillian Butler sets out a practical, easy-to-use self-help course which will be invaluable for those suffering from all degrees of social anxiety. Indispensable for those affected by shyness and social anxiety Excellent resource for therapists, psychologists and doctors Contains a complete self-help program and work sheets

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness, 2nd Edition

A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

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Author: Gillian Butler

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472120442

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 6821

Everyone feels foolish, embarrassed, judged or criticised at times, but this becomes a problem when it undermines your confidence and prevents you from doing what you want to do. Extreme social anxiety and shyness can be crippling but they are readily treated using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). In this fully revised and updated edition, Dr Gillian Butler provides a practical, easy-to-use self-help course which will be invaluable for those suffering from all degrees of social anxiety. Overcoming self-help guides use effective therapeutic techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended by the UK Department of Health under the Books on Prescription scheme.

Overcoming Anxiety

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Author: Helen Kennerley

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1849011648

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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Fully updated edition of the bestselling self-help book, now recommended on the national Books on Prescription scheme. This ever-popular guide offers a self-help programme, written by one of the UK's leading authorities on anxiety and based on CBT, for those suffering from anxiety problems. A whole range of anxieties and fears are explained, from panic attacks and phobias to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and generalised anxiety. It includes an introduction to the nature of anxiety and stress and a complete self-help programme with monitoring sheets based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The following websites may offer useful further information on anxiety disorders: www.social-anxiety.org.uk www.stress.org.uk www.triumphoverphobia.com

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder

Evidence-Based and Disorder Specific Treatment Techniques

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Author: Stefan G. Hofmann,Michael W. Otto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317206738

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has proven to be the most effective form of treatment for social anxiety disorder. This revision of a highly regarded treatment manual presents an original treatment approach that includes specifically designed interventions to strengthen the relevant CBT strategies. This extensively revised volume builds upon empirical research to address the psychopathology and heterogeneity of social anxiety disorder, creating a series of specific interventions with numerous case examples and four new chapters on working with patients on medication, cultural factors, individual therapy, and monitoring on-track outcomes.

Overcoming Low Self-Esteem

A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

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Author: Melanie Fennell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781472119292

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Page: 416

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Overcoming Anger and Irritability, 1st Edition

A Self-help Guide using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

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Author: William Davies

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1849014183

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

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A Books on Prescription Title Take control of your anger and improve your quality of life Constant irritability or flashes of bad temper can cause difficulties in relationships with friends, family or colleagues and leave us feeling unhappy and exhausted. If you find yourself struggling to control your rage and often regret inappropriate reactions, this book can really help. It explains clearly what provokes anger and what you can do to prevent it. Techniques based on cognitive behavioural therapy offer a positive approach with long-term goals in mind, and show how you can stay cool and successfully handle situations that would tax even the most easy-going person. Contains a complete self-help program and monitoring sheets Based on clinically proven cognitive behavioural therapy From a trusted mental-health practitioner with experience in working with prisoners and those exhibiting extreme behaviours

Overcoming Your Child's Shyness and Social Anxiety

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Author: Lucy Willetts,Cathy Creswell

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472105842

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 6947

Many children are naturally shy but extreme shyness and social anxiety can become a major childhood problem, leading to avoidance of school, difficulty in making friends and even developing into social anxiety in adulthood. In Overcoming Your Child's Shyness and Social Anxiety, child psychologists Lucy Willetts and Cathy Creswell explain how parents can help a shy child learn to challenge their thoughts and behaviour patterns and learn to participate confidently in every aspect of their lives. Based on clinically proven cognitive behavioural principles, the book explains what causes shyness, how to identify social anxiety in your child (sometimes masked by anger or stubbornness) and how to gradually help your child face their anxieties and develop problem-solving strategies. This book is a must for parents, teachers and anyone working with children.

Overcoming Your Child's Fears and Worries

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Author: Cathy Creswell,Lucy Willetts

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472105834

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Around 15% of children are thought to suffer from anxiety disorders, the most commonly identified emotional or behavioural problems among children. Based on techniques developed and practised by the authors, this book teaches parents how to use cognitive behavioural techniques with their children and in so doing, become their child's therapist, helping them to overcome any fears, worries and phobias. Addresses specific fears and phobias as well as general anxiety and 'worrying'. Provides step-by-step practical strategies. Includes case studies, worksheets and charts. Based on the authors' experience at their anxiety disorders clinic at the University of Reading and developed from a programme based on working almost exclusively with parents.

Overcoming Depression

A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques

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Author: Paul Gilbert

Publisher: Robinson Publishing

ISBN: 9781849010665

Category: Cognitive therapy

Page: 594

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Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store. A Books on Prescription Title Break free from the hell of depression If you suffer from depression you are far from alone. Depression is very common, affecting over 300 million people around the world. Written by Professor Paul Gilbert, internationally recognised for his work on depression, this highly acclaimed self-help book has been of benefit to thousands of people including sufferers, their friends and families, and those working in the medical profession. This fully revised third edition has been extensively updated and rewritten to reflect over ten years of new research on understanding and treating depression, particularly the importance of developing compassionate ways of thinking, behaving and feeling. It contains helpful case studies and new, easy-to-follow, step-by-step suggestions and exercises to help you understand your depression and lift your mood.

The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook

Proven, Step-by-Step Techniques for Overcoming Your Fear

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Author: Martin M. Antony,Richard P. Swinson

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626253420

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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There’s nothing wrong with being shy. But if shyness or social anxiety keeps you from building meaningful relationships with others, advancing in your education or career, or simply living your best life, The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook offers a comprehensive program to help you confront your fears and become actively involved in the world. If you are shy or socially anxious, you may dread going to parties, speaking in front of crowds or people you don’t know, going to job interviews, and other critical life situations. You aren’t alone. In fact, studies show that millions of people suffer from a social anxiety disorder. Unfortunately, you can’t hide from some social situations—no matter how much you wish you could. But you don’t have to go on suffering silently. The good news is there are proven-effective techniques you can start using right away to help ease your anxiety or shyness and start living the life you were meant to live: a life where fear doesn’t get in the way of reaching your goals. This fully revised and updated third edition incorporates breakthrough new research and techniques for overcoming social phobia, including a new chapter on mindfulness-based treatments, updated information on medications, and an overview of treatment-enhancing technological advances. As you complete the activities in this workbook, you'll learn to find your strengths and weaknesses using self-evaluation, explore and examine your fears, create a personalized plan for change, and put your plan into action through gentle and gradual exposure to the very social situations that cause you to feel uneasy. After completing this program, you'll be well-equipped to make connections with the people around you. Soon, you'll be on your way to enjoying all the benefits of being actively involved in the social world. If you’re ready to confront your fears to live an enjoyable, satisfying life, this new edition of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook offers a comprehensive program to help you get started. What are you waiting for? This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit—an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

Overcoming Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder, 2nd Edition

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Author: Mark Freeston,Kevin Meares

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472113942

Category: Self-Help

Page: 464

View: 922

Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store. Up to 44 in every 1000 adults suffer from a condition known as Generalised Anxiety Disorder. This is much more than the normal worrying we all do - it can be a debilitating disorder leading to significant personal and social problems and sometimes financial loss. Using established and proven CBT techniques, expert clinicians Kevin Meares and Mark Freeston help readers to understand that it is their propensity to worry, not the multitude of problems they worry about, that is the root of the problem. The user-friendly, step-by-step approach explains why they worry, how to recognise what feeds it and develop effective methods of dealing with it. With each step the authors introduce new ideas that add to the picture of worry, and use questionnaires, exercises and tasks to help the reader understand and then challenge unhelpful habits and beliefs.

Managing Social Anxiety

A Cognitive-behavioral Therapy Approach : Therapist Guide

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Author: Debra A. Hope,Richard G. Heimberg,Cynthia L. Turk

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195336682

Category: Psychology

Page: 218

View: 910

This revised workbook is designed for patients' use as they work, either with a qualified mental health professional or on their own, to manage social anxiety. Based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy, the treatment program described is evidence-based and proven effective. Complete with user-friendly forms and worksheets, as well as relatable case examples and chapter review questions, this workbook contains all the tools necessary to help patients manage their anxiety and improve their quality of life.

The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens

CBT and ACT Skills to Help You Build Social Confidence

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Author: Jennifer Shannon

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1608821897

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 136

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Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just flick a switch and make your shyness go away? No more worrying about what others think about you, no more embarrassment in front of other people. You could just relax and feel comfortable and confident, the way you probably think everyone else feels. If you struggle with shyness, you’re all too familiar with the feeling of not knowing what to do or say, and you’ll do anything to avoid feeling that way. But, most likely, you also know that you’re missing out on a lot—friendships, potential relationships, and fun. You’ve chosen this book because you’re ready to stop hiding behind your shyness and start enjoying everything life has to offer. The worksheets and exercises in The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens will help you learn to handle awkward social situations with grace and confidence, so you can make real connections with people you want to get to know. Based in proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the skills you learn will also help you speak up for yourself when you need to and stop dreading class projects that put you on the spot. Actually, there’s no aspect of your life that this workbook won’t help. So why let shyness rule your life one day longer? Let this workbook guide the way to a more confident, outgoing you.

Overcoming Anger and Irritability

A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

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Author: William Davies

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 9781472120229

Category: Anger

Page: 400

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Constant irritability or flashes of bad temper can cause difficulties in relationships with friends, family or colleagues and leave us feeling unhappy and exhausted. This fully updated and revised edition of William Davies' bestselling title is for anyone struggling to control their rage and regretting inappropriate reactions. It explains clearly what provokes anger and what we can do to prevent it. Techniques based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) offer a positive approach with long-term goals in mind and show how you can stay cool and successfully handle situations that would tax even the most easy-going person. Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended by the Department of Health under the Books on Prescription scheme. READING WELL This book is recommended by the national Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme for England delivered by The Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians with funding from Arts Council England. www.readingagency.org.uk/readingwell

Overcoming Mood Swings

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Author: Jan Scott

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 184901423X

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 4787

Most people know what it is like to experience high or low spirits. For some individuals, however, emotional extremes can seriously disrupt their lives, either because they happen too frequently or because the mood swings are intense and are accompanied by other symptoms of depression or mania. This book is a self-help manual for those who have experienced mood swings and gives background information on depression and mania. The author uses tried and tested practical techniques that will help people identify and manage their mood more effectively, and achieve a more stable emotional state. Contains a complete self-help programme and monitoring sheets.

Overcoming Perfectionism 2nd Edition

A self-help guide using scientifically supported cognitive behavioural techniques

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Author: Roz Shafran,Sarah Egan,Tracey Wade

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472140559

Category: Self-Help

Page: 448

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How to break the circle of 'never good enough' Striving for something can be a healthy and positive attribute; it's good to aim high. But sometimes whatever we do just isn't good enough; we want to be too perfect and start setting unrealistic goals. Such high levels of perfectionism, often driven by low self-esteem, can turn against success and develop into unhealthy obsession, triggering serious mental-health problems, such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), on which this self-help book is based, has been found to be a highly effective treatment and provides relief from that disabling sense of not being good enough. In this essential self-help guide, you will learn: - How clinical perfectionism manifests itself - Effective coping strategies with invaluable guidance on how to avoid future relapse OVERCOMING self-help guides use clinically-proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme. Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper

Overcoming Panic, 2nd Edition

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

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Author: Vijaya Manicavasagar,Derrick Silove

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472135830

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Overcome the crippling effects of panic attacks and agoraphobia Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by feelings of panic that seem to come from nowhere and yet feel terrifyingly real? Do you avoid certain situations because you think you'll experience a panic attack? If so, this step-by-step self-help course can give you the necessary skills to overcome and prevent such attacks and the associated agoraphobia. Based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques and the authors' many years of experience and expertise in treating this disabling condition, it offers an indispensable guide for anyone affected, including sufferers, their friends and families, psychologists and those working in the medical profession. Explains the many forms and causes of panic Contains a complete self-help program and monitoring sheets Based on clinically proven techniques of cognitive therapy

Overcoming Alcohol Misuse, 2nd Edition

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

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Author: Marcantonio Spada

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472138597

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 1839

How to regain control when alcohol is taking over your life Statistics show that misuse of alcohol is a very common problem. Using alcohol unwisely can have long-term effects on your health, career and family life. This self-help book helps you take a healthier approach to drinking. Using methods based on real clinical practice and proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques, this revised and updated edition shows you how to regain control of your alcohol consumption.

Managing Your Mind

The Mental Fitness Guide

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Author: Gillian Butler,Tony Hope

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199739431

Category: Psychology

Page: 544

View: 774

Originally published in 1995, the first edition of Managing Your Mind established a unique place in the self-help book market. A blend of tried-and-true psychological counseling and no-nonsense management advice grounded in the principles of CBTand other psychological treatments, the book straddled two types of self-help literature, arguing that in one's personal and professional life, the way to success is the same. By adopting the practical strategies that mental health experts Butler and Hope have developed over years of clinical research and practice, one can develop the "mental fitness" necessary to resolve one's personal and interpersonal challenges at home and work and to live a productive, satisfying life. The first edition addressed how to develop key skills to mental fitness (e.g., managing one's time better, facing and solving problems better, keeping things in perspective, learning to relax, etc.), how to improve one's relationships, how to beat anxiety and depression, and how to establish a good mind-body balance. For this new edition, Butler and Hope have updated all preexisting material and have added five new chapters-on sexuality and intimate relationships; anger in relationships; recent traumatic events and their aftermath; loss and bereavement; and dealing with the past.