Painfully Shy

How to Overcome Social Anxiety and Reclaim Your Life


Author: Barbara Markway,Gregory Markway

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 125009478X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 3862

Question: * Do you feel shy and self-conscious in social situations? * Are you plagued with self-doubts about how you come across to others? * Do you feel physically sick with worry about certain situations that involve interacting with others? * Do you make excuses, or even lie to avoid the social situations you dread? * Do you make important decisions based on whether you'll have to participate in groups or speak in front of others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're not alone. Millions of people experience social anxiety of painful shyness to such a degree that it disrupts their daily lives. In fact, as many as one out of every eight Americans will at some point suffer from what's called social anxiety disorder, or social phobia. Social anxiety disorder is a real problem. But fortunately, it's also one that can be overcome. Drs. Barbara and Greg Markway, psychologists and experts in the field, coach you every step of the way in this warm, easy-to-read, and inspiring book. You'll learn how social anxiety disorder develops, how it affects all aspects of your life, and most importantly, how to chart your course to recovery.

Talking with Confidence for the Painfully Shy

How to Overcome Nervousness, Speak-Up, and Speak Out in Any Social or Business S ituation


Author: Don Gabor

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307756661

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 319

s much about "speaking in public" as it is about "public speaking, " Talking with Confidence for the Painfully Shy can help even the most shy person speak up and speak out in any business or social situation.

Stupid, Ugly, Unlucky and RICH


Author: Richard St. John

Publisher: Train of Thought Arts Publishing

ISBN: 0973900903

Category: Self-Help

Page: 351

View: 841

Have you ever wondered what leads to success. Do you just need to be smart, great looking, or lucky? Richard St. John says those things dont lead to success. And he should know. He spent 10 years interviewing over 500 successful people, from Martha Stewart, to actor Russell Crowe, to DNA discoverer James Watson, to the top people in many fields. After analyzing and sorting all the information, Richard discovered the top 8 factors that are the foundation for success in any field. He also discovered that many successful people aren't especially smart, good-looking, or lucky. They're ordinary people, without special gifts, who achieve success by following the8 factors. Richard himself is a good example. He says, "I could never figure o ut how an ordinary guy like me succeeded in business, won top awards and became a millionaire. So I started a project to ask other people what led to their success, and it grew into a 10-year journey of discovery." The story is in Richards new book, Stupid, Ugly, Unlucky and RICH Spikes Guide to Success, an easy-to-read analysis that gets beyond the clichés to distill what the worlds most successful people really do have in common.

Nurturing the Shy Child

Practical Help for Raising Confident and Socially Skilled Kids and Teens


Author: Barbara Markway,Gregory Markway

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429935456

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 2414

DO YOU WORRY THAT YOUR CHILD IS TOO SHY? DOES YOUR CHILD SIT ON THE SIDELINES, OFTEN AVOIDING GROUP ACTIVITIES? DOES YOUR CHILD FEEL NERVOUS WHEN BEING CALLED ON BY THE TEACHER, GIVING A REPORT IN CLASS, OR READING ALOUD? DOES YOUR CHILD COMPLAIN OF "BUTTERFLIES" IN THE STOMACH, DIZZINESS, SHAKY HANDS, OR BLUSHING? DO YOU WISH YOU KNEW HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD BREAK OUT OF HIS OR HER SHELL? With the right kind of care and attention, every child has the chance to overcome his or her shyness. Nurturing the Shy Child provides parents, teachers, guidance counselors and other concerned adults with the latest information and practical tools that they need to help shy and socially anxious kids. This book covers the entire shy spectrum-from shyness in only certain situations to social anxiety disorder-and provides proven methods adults can use to ease the child's discomfort, tailored to specific ages and levels of anxiety. Unlike other books on shyness, Nurturing the Shy Child also offers much needed information on problems that can go along with shyness and social anxiety, including depression, school anxiety, separation anxiety, excessive worry, selective mutism, and more. Written by psychologists Barbara and Gregory Markway, co-authors of Painfully Shy and respected experts in the field, this book's sensible and reassuring tone goes a long way toward preventing needless suffering in children and offers their parents some long-overdue hope.

Teaching Nonmajors

Advice for Liberal Arts Professors


Author: P. Sven Arvidson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791478092

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 5140

Delivers uncomplicated and useful techniques for better teaching to nonmajors in liberal arts courses.

Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate

A User Guide to an Asperger Life


Author: Cynthia Kim

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009494

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

View: 1613

Cynthia Kim explores all the quirkyness of living with Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in this accessible, witty and honest guide looking from an insider perspective at some of the most challenging and intractable aspects of being autistic. Her own life presents many rich examples. From being labelled nerdy and shy as an undiagnosed child to redefining herself when diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as an adult, she describes how her perspective shifted to understanding a previously confusing world and combines this with the results of extensive research to explore the 'why' of ASD traits. She explains how they impact on everything from self-care to holding down a job and offers typically practical and creative strategies to help manage them, including a section on the vestibular, sensory and social benefits of martial arts for people with autism. Well known in the autism community and beyond for her popular blog, Musings of an Aspie, Cynthia Kim's book is rich with personal anecdotes and useful advice. This intelligent insider guide will help adults with ASDs and their partners, family members, friends, and colleagues, but it also provides a fresh and witty window onto a different worldview.

New Media in Black Women’s Autobiography

Intrepid Embodiment and Narrative Innovation


Author: T. Curtis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137428864

Category: Art

Page: 226

View: 3908

Examining novelists, bloggers, and other creators of new media, this study focuses on autobiography by American black women since 1980, including Audre Lorde, Jill Nelson, and Janet Jackson. As Curtis argues, these women used embodiment as a strategy of drawing the audience into visceral identification with them and thus forestalling stereotypes.

From Shy to Hi

Tame Social Anxiety, Meet New People, and Build Self-Confidence


Author: Michal Stawicki

Publisher: PublishDrive


Category: Religion

Page: 106

View: 1956

The quiet masses: the curse of being shy Shyness exists in every corner of the world, every level of society, every workplace and school, in boardrooms, bars, churches and bus stops, in places large and small. The digital age, with all the interconnection it offers, has only made things worse. For those living under the shyness curse, life can be discomforting at best and terrifying at worst. While many people experiencing social anxiety simply resign themselves to the fact and retreat from social interaction, this need not be the case. OK, so I am shy. So what? That’s just who I am. While shyness may seem just as much a part of you as your elbow, the difference between your elbow and your shyness is that you weren’t born with your shyness. It was cultivated and fostered over the years (quite possibly unknowingly) through the processes of your (sneaky) mind. There is good news here for you. You might never succeed at thinking away your elbow, but you can apply your mind’s amazing power to banish your social anxiety for good! I’ve tried overcoming my shyness before, I am just not sure it’s worth it. OK, so there are shy people who live content lives despite their affliction. But how many of them could honestly claim to have lived a truly full and rewarding life? Experiencing the full richness and beauty of our world requires some measure of confidence and the ability to create real, meaningful human relationships. In addition to receiving what others have to offer, those comfortable interacting with new people are also able to give of themselves in enriching ways. Such symbiosis requires the ability to reach out to others, to trust the unknown. But that unknown, that’s the uncomfortable part. And that is ok! Growth often requires stepping outside of your comfort zone. Author Michal Stawicki knows this firsthand and has seen the extraordinary results. Michal was once painfully shy, and it limited him in his personal, professional, and social life. So, when he set out to change his life, he knew that his shyness had to go. And go it did! It wasn’t always comfortable, but it also wasn’t that difficult. But it can’t be that easy, right? From Shy to Hi follows Michal’s successful 10 Minutes Philosophy, a strategy that has helped Michal and thousands of his readers to bring about big changes in their lives through small, but sustained action. You will not go from “wallflower” to “the life of the party” overnight. Instead the book offers practical, easy-to-implement strategies to help you dismantle your social anxiety through daily, non-intimidating steps.


Perspectives on Research and Treatment


Author: Warren H. Jones,Jonathan M. Cheek,Stephen R. Briggs

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489905251

Category: Psychology

Page: 398

View: 1675

This volume is about shyness: its definitions and conceptualization as a psy chological construct, research on its causes and consequences, methods for meas uring shyness, strategies for alleviating the unpleasant experiences associated with shyness, and its connection to other forms of social anxiety and inhibition. the book together was to provide a resource for The principal goal in putting psychologists from several subdisciplines, most notably social, personality, clin ical, and development13-l psychology, in addition to social scientists from other disciplines. We do riot assume that these chapters, considered collectively or individually, provide answers to every conceivable issue with respect to shyness. Rather, we hope that the book will serve to integrate what is known about shyness on the basis of current research and theorizing and to provide both directions and impetus for continued research, theoretical evolution, and improved techniques of assessment and intervention. But one might ask, why another book on shyness? In particular, why a book at this time given the recent appearance of other books on the topic and in view of the extensive literature on related topics such as introversion and anxiety-topics that would seem to compete with shyness for the same concep tual space? Our decision to edit this volume was prompted by several consid erations, some practical, others more substantive in nature.

The Saga of a Shy Fellow


Author: Ruy Miranda

Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing

ISBN: 9781589396852

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

View: 3906

Joman, the shy fellow, is both a victim and beneficiary of life's circumstances. The reasons for his becoming a painfully shy child begin even before he is born. The overindulgent tolerance of his father, a Portuguese immigrant, and the excessive repression of his mother, a Brazilian, create an ambiguous family environment that represses the child's outgoing nature. As a result of his crippling shyness, he experiences a great deal of suffering throughout his childhood, adolescence, and into early adulthood. After getting involved in the diamond business, Joman manages to achieve a relative stability in his own family life. However, the sudden appearance of a life-threatening disease threatens to cut him down in his prime. In his last year of life, he finally decides to overcome his shyness and savor the taste of real freedom. Opening himself up to life, he braves numerous challenges, has several close brushes with death, and even enjoys a few serendipitous moments, such as the discovery of a 59- carats diamond at a prospecting site. Other unexpected events give Joman's life a completely new sense of direction and contribute to a profound personal transformation.