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Overcoming Social Anxiety

How to Be Yourself and How to Stop Being Afraid of Social Interaction
Narrated by: Melany Robbins
Length: 3 hrs
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Summary

Are you tired of worrying about what other people think about you all the time? Have you been served the wrong sandwich at the diner but you shut up and eat it anyway because you’re too nervous and don’t want to be a bother? Do you sometimes get on a bus or join a party and worry that everyone is talking about you? If you want to be yourself around people but are always afraid that you’ll just mess up and embarrass yourself, then keep reading....

We all have our inner critics, and we all care about what other people might think of us, but sometimes our inner critic becomes too overwhelming and we start worrying too much, and it interferes with our daily lives like in our jobs, our interactions with our family and friends, and when we go out in crowded places.

I know this for a fact because I spent most of my teenage life suffering from social anxiety. I would even pretend to be sick to get out of having to attend parties and would often lock myself inside the bathroom for sometimes hours on end during parties that I was forced to attend just to avoid having to mingle and be seen by people. It felt like everyone was always out to judge me, even my friends and my extended family.

The funny thing about my story is that everybody, including my parents, passed it off as me simply being very shy and private, and I really never told anyone how I really felt either, so it just went on and got worse until one day I just randomly met a person in trying to avoid some people. It turns out that that person was a therapist and told me some helpful things and pointed me in the right direction.

Sometimes what you need is just to be pointed in the right direction. Because of this chance encounter, I decided to take up psychology as my major in college in order to understand myself and my issues in a more detailed way. I also decided to try my hand at creating this audiobook, Overcoming Social Anxiety, in order to help point you in the right direction just like the therapist I ran into that day as a teenager.

Here are a few things that I talk about in the book:

  • Why you shouldn’t just keep avoiding conflict - why you should be telling people what you want.
  • What shrinks don’t tell you about the causes of social anxiety
  • The secrets of Hollywood stars about dealing with their own feelings of anxiety
  • How to gain respect and acceptance, without becoming a people-pleaser
  • Harmful myths the mainstream media tells you about social anxiety
  • The biggest mistake people make when trying to overcome their fear of rejection
  • Why simply “faking it till you make it” does not help you overcome the feeling of awkwardness - what to do instead
  • Why you shouldn’t just blindly accept how people treat you
©2019 Jennifer Butler Green (P)2019 Jennifer Butler Green

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Worth it

Sometimes I feel scared of what people say to me so I am not confident to go outside. I am very happy that I got to listen to this book because I have found wonderful tips and advice on how to be myself. Thank you.

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It's more than the typical book you would expect.

It's more than the typical book you would expect. What’s interesting about this book is, although it is mainly for introverted individuals and those struggling with being shy, those who are extroverted and not shy can benefit from it as well.

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Impressive Audiobook

If you are in a constant battle with yourself to maintain comfort in your life, this book will challenge you to make a way for your true self to break through.

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Fantastic

Overcoming Social Anxiety will inspire you to become a much more mindful person in all areas of your life, not just socially.Good to have this audiobook I think.

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Excellent Content

I think this book would be especially helpful for teachers and parents of young children who need ways to naturally build up their confidence and self-esteem.

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Good guide

You may never have considered yourself to be a shy person, but even so there is so much to gain by listening to this audiobook. It gives some very simple, practical and useful techniques for boosting confidence before you walk into that meeting or interview, or in any other situation.

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  • Chris Miller
  • 16-03-19

Actual useful strategies for anxiety

Thanks for these strategies for helping with my anxiety. And I really like the workbook the author gives us to use.

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  • kenneth crawford
  • 11-06-19

Amazing guidebook.

This book all of the information and step by step guide very helpful for Overcoming Anxiety. I am a very shy person with social anxiety. This hands on book is a great tool to help me deal with my issues and teach me more about them.

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  • Bainbrydge Leyva
  • 09-06-19

Superb

I was really afraid of social interaction until I got this book. This audible book has helped me a lot in overcoming social anxiety. This has been very helpful!

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  • Calico Dashiell
  • 09-06-19

Thankful to this audio book

I am so happy that I got this audio book because it has taught me so a lot on how to overcome social anxiety and not being afraid of mingling other people. A great thanks!

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  • Mrs. Beautiful
  • 09-06-19

Overcome social anxiety

This is a very nice book indeed. I love how it was narrated as it is very clear and organized. This is definitely a lovely listen in learning how to overcome social anxiety!

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  • MARCUS
  • 28-05-19

Overcoming Social Anxiety Step by Step.

Overcoming Social Anxiety Step by Step is an interesting approach to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy geared specifically to overcoming Social Anxiety. I am learning to think rationally which is causing my anxiety to fade away with every day.

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  • Cody Kearsley
  • 28-05-19

Easy to understand

It has full of excellent information that is simple to implement and is easy to understand.

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  • Charles Manalastas
  • 28-05-19

I'm recommending this audiobook to anyone

I'm recommending this audiobook to anyone who has a dream of living a life not controlled by their social anxiety...and feels held back by fear and doubt. I know it'll help you.

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  • Briar-Rose Aurora
  • 28-05-19

GREAT LISTEN!

GREAT LISTEN! Shyness should not define you and this audiobook teaches you how to be about to express your true-self through a breakthrough moment and being mindful.

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  • Bong Soon
  • 28-05-19

Highly recommended

After listening to this audio book, I now have a new perspective about goal-setting. It’s progress, not perfection. I won't be afraid to talk to other people.