Overcoming Social Anxiety: Step by Step
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN 10: 1497584566
ISBN 13: 978-1497584563
This book contains the handouts accompanying the audio / video series “Overcoming Social Anxiety: Step by Step.”
Each handout is a cognitive strategy that will reduce social anxiety in conjunction with the therapy series itself. The book and its strategies helps you to develop a full arsenal of skills for quieting negative thoughts, changing negative thinking habits, and learning to feel less anxious. You are in control of this happening -- and the goal of overcoming social anxiety is to teach you, step by step, HOW TO accomplish this goal.
With this book of handouts, you’ll learn how to:
• Challenge automatic negative thoughts and beliefs
• Develop rational, helpful thoughts and belief systems
• Calm yourself down in social situations
• Accept yourself for who you are
• Feel empowered and in control of your life
Our hope is that this new series will be used by millions of people with social anxiety disorder, as they begin learning the cognitive strategies that will help them get better. The brain’s “neuroplasticity” is amazing, and you can learn to think, believe, and feel rationally, instead of letting anxiety cripple your life.Learning to think, believe, and act on rational beliefs changes your life.
About the Author
Dr. Thomas A. Richards is a licensed psychologist and director of the Social Anxiety Institute in Phoenix. He is now in his twenty-fifth year of helping people overcome social anxiety, by use of rational cognitive-behavioral therapy.
He received both the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from Arizona State University. After receiving his doctoral degree, Dr. Richards served as instructor and assistant professor of psychology at several universities throughout the U.S. before opening his private psychological practice and becoming the leading clinician in the treatment of social anxiety disorder.
The Social Anxiety Institute was the first and only treatment center for social anxiety disorder when it open in the 1990s. Research continues to show group programs produce the best long-term results in helping people overcome social anxiety. The Social Anxiety Institute, led by Dr. Richards, has been running group therapy programs for over 25 years.