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How to be yourself : quiet your inner critic and rise above social anxiety  Cover Image Book Book

How to be yourself : quiet your inner critic and rise above social anxiety

Hendriksen, Ellen (author.).

Summary: Weaving together cutting-edge science, concrete tips, and the compelling stories of real people who have risen above their social anxiety, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen proposes a groundbreaking idea: you already have everything you need to succeed in any unfamiliar social situation. Dr. Hendriksen takes the reader through the roots of social anxiety and why it endures, how we can rewire our brains through our behavior, and - at long last - exactly how to quiet your Inner Critic.

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  • ISBN: 9781250161703
  • ISBN: 1250161703
  • ISBN: 9781250122230
  • Physical Description: print
    vi, 298 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-298).
Formatted Contents Note: Part 1. I thought it was just me! Introducing social anxiety -- The root of it all: how social anxiety takes hold -- Social anxiety is like an apple tree (or, Why social anxiety has stuck around for millennia) -- Your brain on social anxiety -- Part 2. Looking inside your head -- How our inner critic undermines us -- Think different: replace -- Think different: embrace -- Part 3. Heading out into the world -- Get started and your confidence will catch up -- No false fronts in this town: play a role to build your true self -- Mountains to molehills: it gets easier every time -- Putting it all together: your challenge list -- Part 4. Busting the myths of social anxiety -- How (and why) to turn your attention inside out -- Seeing is believing: how you feel isn't how you look -- "I have to sound smart/funny/interesting": how perfectionism holds us back -- Why you don't have a social skills problem (you heard that right) -- The myth of hope in a bottle -- Part 5. All you have to be is kind -- The building blocks of beautiful friendships (they're not what you think) -- Epilogue.
Subject: Social phobia Treatment Popular works
Social phobia Treatment
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
SELF-HELP / Anxieties & Phobias
SELF-HELP / Communication & Social Skills
SELF-HELP / Communication & Social Skills
SELF-HELP / Anxieties & Phobias
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health
Genre: Popular works.

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