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Summary

Social anxiety affects almost 20 million Americans, many who find working a difficult and at times impossible task. The good news is that it is totally treatable with the right knowledge, which this guide will teach you!

Best-selling author Jennifer Alison brings you a simple, no-nonsense guide that will teach you how to start dealing with your social anxiety immediately.

Here’s a preview of what you’ll learn when you listen to this audiobook:

  • Dealing with job interviews, meetings, and performance reviews
  • Escape using safety behaviors and avoidance forever
  • Fifteen ways to start healing today
  • Asking for a raise and promotion, dealing with confrontation, phone conversations, dealing with difficult co-workers
  • Stop over-thinking and over-analyzing!

And much more.

©2017 Jennifer Alison (P)2016 Jennifer Alison

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Starting again with the help from this book

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This book is giving me the strength and knowledge to start again, to start over with my life, to no longer fear situations that “normal” people find so easy. I won’t be controlled by fear anymore. This book has already given me so so much.

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A Complete Life Changer

What made the experience of listening to Social Anxiety the most enjoyable?

Listening to this book honestly changed the way I think about social anxiety completely. It covers all the bases - everything from protecting yourself online to coping with and preventing panic attacks - but there's something about it that's just different from other audio books on this subject. The tone of the book is comforting and conversational. You really feel like the writer is on your side, propelling you forward. Rarely have I experienced anything like that with another author.

What did you like best about this story?

This book really offers a fresh and current take on social anxiety. It's really engaging and insightful. Unlike other books of its kind which can be boring and repetitive, this book offers new approaches and a better understanding of social anxiety.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Absolutely. I'm not the type of person that's crippled with social anxiety. I can go out with my friends and pretend I'm okay most of the time. But I've always felt apprehensive about socialising and I've had more than a few panic attacks in my life. One thing that really stood out for me (and did make me tear up) were the case studies. In this book, there are accounts of other people who have struggled with, and overcome, their social anxiety. I found them all very moving and motivating.

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If you have social anxiety to any degree, I really think this book will be a great help. It's a masterpiece in this field and I honestly think it will be the best book of its kind for years to come. Highly recommend!

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Something that actually helps!

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Finally, a realistic and practical book dealing with the issues of social anxiety and shyness. I cannot recommend this highly enough.

Excellent narration and top class advice to really help deal with this situation.

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Would you listen to Social Anxiety again? Why?

The whole book was much better than i expected as for once a book in this genre actually felt realistic, and was clearly written by someone who really understand how it FEELS to be socially anxious and/or shy. I am finding this an incredibly helpful book and Im already on my 3rd listen of it.

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Great narrator

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Fantastic

I have learnt a lot and I am already putting it into practice and I know my life will be better after listening to this book thank you to the author for changing my life for the better

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A new day

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A new day. A fresh start.

This is what I feel this book has given me.

I can't say more than that.

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Such a worthy addition to my collection

What did you like most about Social Anxiety?

It didn't make me feel bad like other books did. Instead it just gave me what i wanted....advice on how to quickly feel better and improve my life.

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A Thourough and Comprehensive Guide to Empowerment


I can't rate this book enough. It's helped me overcome my social anxiety in ways even counsellors haven't been able to in the past. It provides helpful tools and tips on how to take back control in your life and overcome your anxiety by letting you know where it stems from by delving into the psychology of social anxiety.
It helped me to realise that I'm not alone in what I suffer, and just how prevalent social anxiety is in our modern society.
This book has given me the confidence to start again in a life unhindered by my anxiety which has previously left me unable to work, and struggling with self esteem issues. I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone suffering from any kind of anxiety! It follows a great pace which allows you to effectively combat your issues.

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A new start

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A new start in my life - that is the best way I can describe what this book has given me. Superbly written, well produced and narrated. If you want to hear endless medical stuff then this is not the book for you. If you want to actually get better and learn how to, then i very very much recommend you try this.

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Dealing with my issues, day by day

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The moment i realised the advice was actually working!

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A beautiful book, packed full of information meaning i have had to listen to it 3 times to get everything. Day by day i am getting better and 75% of it i put down to the advice in this book!

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  • 13-05-17

REALLY WORTH READING!!!

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Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. Over and over I tried ignoring my anxiety and yelling at myself, but things weren't changing. Reading this book was something new for me and was well worth it. I was really surprised at how many times the book mentioned very specific thought patterns that were the exact same as my own. I think the book is written well and organized well and I feel like I have tools now to better recognize my anxiety and overcome it. This book is exactly what I needed.

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  • 21-01-17

Helping me a lot

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So far, so good. 1 week since i have had this book and i am seeing a marked improvement in my shyness and anxiety issues in social situations. Last night i even managed to go to a birthday party in a bar, where i had to arrive alone and great everyone and then make small chat all night to people i did and did not know. This may seem simple to a lot of people, but until last week this was very very tough for me.
I am hoping the advice I have got so far will last!

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  • Jays
  • 23-01-17

Feels like it has given me a fresh start

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As my review title says, I really feel this book has given me some sort of fresh start at life. The shyness and social anxiety that has held me back for so long…well it is not totally gone but it is definitely a lot less than it was.

It was nice to finally find a book that was easy to follow.

Recommended if you have issues with shyness or social anxiety. Listen with an open mind. It certainly helped me.

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  • Mary
  • 13-10-17

Social Anxiety is gone.

2 weeks after first getting this book and after following the advice in the book i can say that my social anxiety is 90% gone. I am already doing things i would not even have dreamed about doing a few weeks ago. A powerful yet simple solution.

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  • Open Ears
  • 10-01-17

Very different but very good

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I was a little dubious but feel like i got a lot more from this book than i had ever expected. I have been working on the tools and advice for almost a week now and already feel a lot better, progress which I hope will continue now.

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  • Jane
  • 27-02-17

Proven and easy solutions towards social anxiety

What was one of the most memorable moments of Social Anxiety?

The case studies make this audible to be very real and believable. A listener may opt for suggestion to a solution that at one time helped a victim rather than just generic suggestions.

What did you learn from Social Anxiety that you would use in your daily life?

I received awesome advice from a profession who made me realize the causes and consequences of my anxiety. Through the audible I got my way out.

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Unlike many other books, the Social Anxiety audible provides a clear way towards the liberation from social anxiety.Many people panic and sweat. Their thoughts start racing with an increased heart rate. This leads to mind being blank and they become speechless. Many issues surrounding this problem have been highlighted and their possible mitigation have been explained.

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  • 06-01-17

Your New Best Friend

Would you listen to Social Anxiety again? Why?

Absolutely! This book was a huge help for me, and I know many friends who would also benefit from what Dr. Alison shares. I want to know this book inside out so I too can offer the help that is sorely needed, and guide others through the same process of self-knowledge and acceptance.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Social Anxiety?

I loved how from the very start Dr. Alison refers to social anxiety as an actual health issue that takes medical care to overcome. She's the first person to call out the 'it's only in your head' saying as false and extremely harmful to someone who is dealing with this illness. To hear that acknowledged out loud was very refreshing.

What does Rebekah Amber Clark bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Her voice is soothing, and that's very important with such a topic. To listen to her is calming, and one eventually feels at ease, as if talking to a friend. Generating that sort of comfort is crucial for someone to start working on their healing.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Pain is no more"

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I hope this book finds all the people it needs to help. I will surely put it out there, recommend it online and to my friends. It has the potential to save someone's life and that must not be underestimated.

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  • 25-02-17

Amazing book,helps to overcome anxiety issues

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not an extreme reaction, but a very helpful one. It has been enlightening to read this and helped me a lot. I have been on many solo travel trips that I have been exposed to many such situations when faced social anxiety and shyness. Now after reading this book, I am more confident and even on solo trips have become much more calm & the anxiety has gone away. It has really helped open my mind and made me smarter about life, this book is highly recommended by me and I hope it can help others who even though they might not admit, face social anxiety & shyness issues on a regular basis.

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  • C. L. Draughon
  • 04-02-17

Social Anxiety.....a destructive fear

Tell me something…..can you honestly say you know someone who has NEVER experienced social anxiety? Interesting question, because social anxiety exists on a spectrum which is something many of us just don’t consciously acknowledge or recognize. There are degrees of anxiety, and how it manifests (where on the spectrum), is based on how much fear you feel in a social situation.

Something else many of us don’t realize is that any interaction with another human being is a social interaction, and what makes the author’s work shine is that she carries the notion of fear, anxiety and other insecurities in a social interaction into areas that might surprise you, like a conversation with your boss or even interactions on social media. That’s right, social interactions aren’t always face-to-face!

The beauty of this audio book is that the author uncovers behaviors and thought processes we all experience, but for some reason we feel we are the only ones uncomfortable in these situations! But she points out that 40 million Americans suffer from social anxiety. We’ve all been there and done that and many of us have withdrawn from many types of social situations we used to suffer through. It’s easy now that we can live vicariously through the computer. So don’t believe for a minute those social media presences that make someone else’s life seem so perfect. It’s not!

And that’s the power in this book. The author is highly qualified to share information on this subject and she helps the listener understand anxiety itself and how it is precipitated, how it relates to social situations and how it manifests as fears. Through case studies and exercises and by giving you the questions you need to ask yourself, the author helps you take the bull by the horns and conquer the fears that generate social anxiety before they destroy other areas of your life.

This audio book is easy to listen to since the moderator has a comforting voice and regulates it well.

Highly recommended!

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  • Edwin
  • 14-01-17

Great book, have it on repeat, very reassuring. 10

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I was not entirely sure what to expect from this book, but i have to say i got so much more from it than i expected.

I liked that it was not all medical, I did not feel like I needed to be doctor to understand it!

Its an ongoing journey and it will take time but I am see massive improvements already.

Good narrator, easy to listen to, engaging without being annoying.

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