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Exercise workbook for overcoming social anxiety

Duccio Baroni, Laura Caccico, Serena Ciandri, Cristian Di Gesto, Laura Di Leonardo, Alice Fiesoli, Francesco Lauretta, Antonella Lebruto, Giulia Rosa Policardo, Martina Rosadoni

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 17x24cm

Pages: 136

ISBN: 978-88-590-2587-0

Publication date: 01/11/2021


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Social anxiety is a rather disabling disorder.  It generates a great deal of suffering and often causes numerous relapses and places significant limitations on daily life. This volume offers people who suffer from social anxiety a 10-step self-help programme complete with exercises, questionnaires and activities to do to learn how to manage anxiety, live in a peaceful and balanced way and overcome the fear of being judged by others.

The effective advice and numerous exercises will lead readers to reflect on the physiological manifestations of their social anxiety and to identify the dysfunctional thoughts that feed it, to try to modify them.

The goal is not to completely eliminate the disorder, but to learn the best techniques for dealing with it and finding the courage to experience increasingly anxious situations, in order to obtain a general improvement of social life.

This workbook consists of two sections. Through the use of tables, lists and boxes containing further details, the first section concisely and effectively describes the manifestations of social anxiety and its causes. In the second section, an intervention programme, divided into 10 steps, is developed.  After a brief presentation of the contents and objectives, each step proposes a series of exercises designed specifically for:

  • reflecting on the manifestations and intensity of the disorder;
  • changing the dysfunctional thoughts and beliefs that fuel anxiety;
  • training one’s ability to reassure oneself in social situations and interpret reality in a less threatening way;
  • learning to respect one’s own needs and to be more resilient in the face of a possible relapse.

Exercise books for self-help
A series of workbooks to address one’s psychological disorders through specific and structured exercises that allow you to independently implement strategies and techniques used in cognitive-behavioural therapy. The Notebooks can be used by those who do not want or cannot face a therapeutic programme, but also by clinicians to provide practice for their patients.


INDEX

FIRST SECTION - Defining social anxiety
Chapter 1 - What is social anxiety?
Chapter 2 - Why am I so afraid of being judged by others?
Chapter 3 - The ABC’s of the programme

SECOND SECTION - Exercises for overcoming social anxiety
Step 1 - Measuring social anxiety
Step 2 - Relaxing the body and mind
Step 3 - Comparing expectations and reality
Step 4 - Observing thoughts and emotions
Step 5 - Questioning one’s own thoughts
Step 6 - Questioning one’s own beliefs
Step 7 - Limiting inferences and suppositions
Step 8 - Facing one’s own fears
Step 9 - Learning to be assertive
Step 10 - Preventing relapses

Conclusions



Exercise workbooks for self-help


THE SERIES

A new series of exercise workbooks designed to address personal psychological disorders through specific and structured exercises that allow you to independently implement strategies and techniques used in cognitive-behavioural therapy. The workbooks can be used by those who do not want or cannot face a therapeutic path, but also by clinicians to provide exercises for their patients.

STRUCTURE OF THE VOLUME

Each notebook of the series introduces the topic and explains the symptoms under a psychological point of view, and suggests a programme of exercises and questionnaires to allow self-intervention.

THE VOLUMES IN THE SERIES

Exercise Workbook For Overcoming Social Anxiety

The volume offers a 10 step self-help programme for people who suffer from social anxiety, complete with exercises, questionnaires and activities to learn how to manage anxiety, live in a calm and balanced way and overcome the fear of being judged by others

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