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The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back Audiobook

The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back

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Publisher's Summary

Are you held back in your life due to shyness or social anxiety? In this inspiring, breakthrough book, Dr. Aziz will guide you along the path towards greater confidence in yourself. You will discover what is keeping you stuck in shyness and learn exactly what to do in order to break free. You will master dozens of clinically proven techniques that will help you:

- Stop worrying about what others will think of you.
- Free yourself from social anxiety, shyness, self-doubt and self-criticism.
- Identify your strengths and increase your self-esteem so you can feel proud of who you are.
- Overcome your fear of rejection so you can meet people, date, and excel in your career.
- Start conversations and meet new people without social anxiety or fear.
- Create fulfilling friendships and romantic relationships.

©2013 Aziz Gazipura (P)2014 Aziz Gazipura

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    Robert Lench 30/07/2016
    Robert Lench 30/07/2016

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    "Solution?! Made me feel worse!"
    What disappointed you about The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back?

    It was nonsense. Cliched and incredibly patronising.


    What was most disappointing about Dr. Aziz Gazipura, PsyD’s story?

    The entire story basically.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator was OK really, but the actual material was so bad.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Errr...well...the cover is nice. I guess.


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry, I hate to be rude but this was a total waste of my money and my time. Social anxiety is such a terrible terrible thing, but this sort of book is no use at all - if anything this almost makes me feel worse :(

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Nicky 05/05/2016
    Nicky 05/05/2016
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    "Used a free credit to get this book. It sucks."
    What would have made The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back better?

    If you have struggled with anxiety and shyness and tried to get rid of those, then you would have already done everything this book says. Nothing new or surprising. The book is only filled with stories of other sufferers. Stories that many people could easily relate to. That's it. No convincing "solution" to be seen/heard from this book. I suggest that you should just put yourself in more uncomfortable social situations and eventually you will get used to it. Avoid this book. :)


    Any additional comments?

    If you have struggled with anxiety and shyness and tried to get rid of those, then you would have already done everything this book says. Nothing new or surprising. The book is only filled with stories of other sufferers. Stories that many people could easily relate to. That's it. No convincing "solution" to be seen/heard from this book. I suggest that you should just put yourself in more uncomfortable social situations and eventually you will get used to it. Avoid this book. :)

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Open Ears 15/10/2016
    Open Ears 15/10/2016
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    "Very little help at all"
    What would have made The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back better?

    I a more human approach. it felt too clinical and not very true to real life.


    Has The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back put you off other books in this genre?

    A little bit yes :( I just wanted help with my social anxieties.


    Any additional comments?

    I just fond it too clinical, too unrealistic, too far removed from what life is REALLY like to be of any real use. Felt a bit old fashioned too, doesn't feel like something for 2016.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Audioaddict 26/11/2016
    Audioaddict 26/11/2016
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    "What a waste of my time :("
    What disappointed you about The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back?

    Repeated info, read a million times before. Nothing new. Same old stuff from years ago.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back?

    The whole book needs rewritten in my opinion with all the new studies we have into social anxiety. This felt out dated.


    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    karina 06/10/2015
    karina 06/10/2015 Member Since 2017
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    "Not bad."

    I already tried few tasks the author offered it helps to shift your thoughts about yourself and become more confident.practice is the answer

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    ian 18/04/2016
    ian 18/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "A must for sufferers of Social Anxiety & Shyness!"

    Picked this book up after suffering from Social Anxiety and depression for as far back as I can remember. That's a lot of pain in 43 years !

    Following the exercises and taking on board all the advice has helped me overcome a particularly difficult time in my life ! I no longer fear meeting new people or become overwhelmed in crowds or endure the constant abuse of my 'Self Critic!'

    This has been my Anxieties silver bullet ! I really hope it works for you to !

    Thank you 😊

    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Walton on Thames, United Kingdom 05/08/2016
    Amazon Customer Walton on Thames, United Kingdom 05/08/2016
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    "fantastic book"

    Fantastic book! has make me realised about my inner negative thoughts and just switched for positive. We can do!

    1 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Ajai 28/02/2016
    Ajai 28/02/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Made see see things a lot clearer then i did befor"
    Where does The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not listened to many before but definatly recommend if you think you may have social anxiety


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Some scenes when Dr Aziz is telling back scenarios of real life discussions he had with clients with SA made me laugh out loud, but they all really struck a cord with similar feelings i have had, so it was easy to relate.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Be prepared to see change your perspective on things - maybe not of life as a whole - but see things a little differently.


    1 of 12 people found this review helpful
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  • Seeking Wisdom, Peace & Success
    10/01/17
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    "Aziz has been there & lived it. But, not what I expected."

    Aziz is likable to listen to. He does a great job narrating. He covers all the social anxiety situations. He brings you right up to line of action.
    Qualify by comments by saying I am 64 yrs. old, but still fighting the big corporation work battle every day. For me, I hoped the book would prepare me with tools to use when you are in those social situations. Then, armed with those tools, I would be more comfortable, even very comfortable in such interactions with people. So, Aziz gets you into meeting someone new or in a group setting, after the first pleasantries, what do you talk about? Apparently, that is in other books. What are the best topics to get conversations going? What do males verses females like to talk about? Different age groups? What able creating Charisma?We know the Dale Carnegie material. Sometimes, I am keeping a minimal conversation going, but I am bored out of my mind. And, I don't want to bore others with interests of mine if it is not their cup of tea. When it's something we share in common, it's easy. So what are tools I can use for everyone?

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Dania Wittmann
    Los Angeles, CA
    03/02/15
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    "Wow!"
    What did you love best about The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back?

    This is the best book I've ever read on shyness, confidence, anxiety. So comprehensive, honest, sensitive and at times humorous. Real approach and solutions.


    What other book might you compare The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back to and why?

    Perhaps 'Feel the Fear and do it anyway'


    What about Dr. Aziz Gazipura’s performance did you like?

    He is clear, lighthearted, humorous and relatable


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back?

    Everything starting now!


    25 of 36 people found this review helpful
  • Austin Schulz
    28/09/15
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    "I was really skeptical at first, BUT...."

    This book has genuinely changed my life. I'm not that old, only a Freshman in college, but anxiety has really started to squeeze the lif out of me. When I was younger, I used to love school. I'd talk non-stop, I was that class clown, and had many friends. Then a switch flipped in high school. All of a sudden I was scared, ashamed of myself as a person, constantly obsessed with what the older kids thought of me. I had many girls express interest in me, but I ended up avoiding them, afraid they would reject me (even after they made the first and hardest step!). I was determined to change this year, and Dr. Aziz's book helped so much. The length looks daunting, but it feels short if you're determined. Have an open mind, let your pain drive you to change. I hope you truely listen and practice these exercises. Good luck and thanks to Dr. Aziz for help me break the chains of Anxiety.

    23 of 35 people found this review helpful
  • Sam Gregory
    03/02/15
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    "Excellent book!"

    This is a great book if you're looking to overcome shyness and anxiety. It helped me reflect on how I contribute to my own fears of social interaction. The author offered several solutions that really work! Keep an open mind and try them for yourself they really work!

    21 of 33 people found this review helpful
  • Open Ears
    Chicago, USA
    22/11/16
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    "Cant understand the good reviews!"
    What would have made The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back better?

    I am not sure how much research was ACTUALLY done in producing this book, but it felt very little. Everything felt very generic or as someone else say, quite patronising.

    I really felt the writer did not understand social anxiety and how it really feels.


    What could Dr. Aziz Gazipura, PsyD have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    More research and something vaguely new!


    How could the performance have been better?

    A bit more feeling. It felt dead. It was a struggle to get thru this book.


    Any additional comments?

    I made it thru about 80% of this book, which was a huge struggle and then i could not go any further. I got zero help or assistance from this, it felt vacant of any originality or life.

    I didn't feel like I was going to get any help from this and had to stop listening.

    9 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • k1ngkev1n1
    05/03/15
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    "Very good book easy to listen to"

    Helpful pointer and exercises. Hope I can get to the point where I can do all the exercises but it def helped push me.

    17 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    20/11/16
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    "Unhelpful, old fashioned, out dated nonsense."
    Would you try another book from Dr. Aziz Gazipura, PsyD and/or Dr. Aziz Gazipura?

    Definitely never again.


    Has The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Unfortunately it has a bit, yes.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Just a bit more lift to it would have been good.
    I felt like falling asleep through most of it.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    I had high hopes for this book but they were dashed almost immediately. I, somehow, managed to make it through the whole book and other than maybe 2 or 3 very small things, i felt i got nothing of any real value from this book. Felt out of date, out of touch with reality and useless.

    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Charles Thompson
    Atlanta, GA
    03/04/15
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    "Great book!"

    This book was very helpful! I found the information in it to be very poignant and straightforward. After listening to the book and practicing the techniques that Dr. Aziz outlines, I have experienced several breakthroughs with my social anxiety.

    Dr. Aziz does a fantastic job of narrating. The passages are well rehearsed, and keep you listening and intrigued. His playful sense of humor and 'veer off the script' format helps the listener to connect with the narrator and hear what he is saying.

    To anyone experiencing social anxiety, I highly recommend this book as a starting point in your journey to overcome your fears!

    14 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Robert Lench
    02/08/16
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    "Waste of my time and money :("
    How could the performance have been better?

    Narration was ok, that was not the problem, it was the actual book.


    Any additional comments?

    Really didn't like this. I somehow forced myself to work my way thru all 6.5 hours of it - 6.5 hours I will never get back again! I found this no use at all, it was very cliched and written as if i was a kid. If anything it made me feel a bit worse, it made me feel hopeless. I hate my social anxiety and will try anything to beat it - unfortunately that seems to mean wasting money on books like this. Not happy!

    15 of 27 people found this review helpful
  • Dan
    Flagstaff, AZ, United States
    11/04/15
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    "Seems like very solid and relevant advice!"

    I don't think I suffer much from social anxiety. It is my wife who struggles a lot with this issue. So I am listening to learn some tips that I might be able to share with her. Maybe I will even persuade her to read the book. But meanwhile I am learning a few things that might be helpful to me as well. I think this book really does a good job of exploring the underlying issues that are usually at the heart of social anxieties. I feel that if a person actually followed some of the advice in this book, it would almost certainly prove helpful. This is good stuff. The author makes it easy to understand, even though I'm sure there is actually quite a bit of complex scientific study behind a lot of this simple-sounding advice. I'm especially impressed with the author's excellent reading of his own book. He has a great voice for it, and gives it a reading that is compassionate, lively and conversational. It would be hard for even a professional reader to manage a reading that would feel so fluid, natural, and sincere.

    21 of 38 people found this review helpful

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