CBT and ACT Skills to Help You Build Social Confidence
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 behavioural 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.
Jennifer Shannon, LMFT, is author of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens and cofounder of the Santa Rosa Centre for Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy in Santa Rosa, CA. She is a diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Christine Padesky, PhD, is a psychologist in private practice.
Doug Shannon is a freelance cartoonist.
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