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Improving Social Confidence and Reducing Shyness Using Compassion Focused Therapy: Series editor, Paul Gilbert by [Henderson, Lynne]
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Shyness can affect most of us to varying degrees, and tends to affect children more than adults as people tend to grow in confidence as they get older. It is therefore a universal emotion but in some people it is a more pronounced personality trait. Severe shyness is referred to as 'social anxiety disorder', however this self-help book is written for the people experiencing different degrees of shyness.

Shyness has evolved as an emotion over thousands of years and can be helpful in some circumstances, however normal shyness can become chronic thanks to negative thoughts, avoidance and withdrawal. While shyness has its functions, it becomes a problem when it interferes with life goals, develops into social anxiety disorder or leads on to 'learned pessimism', mild depression and even 'learned helplessness'.

This self-help book, based on the groundbreaking new Compassion Focused Therapy, sets out the background to shyness - its evolutionary functions, why it becomes chronic in some people, and sets out skills and exercises based on CFT to help the reader overcome problematic shyness.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 751 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Robinson (29 July 2010)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group (AU)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0042RU4DA
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Compassionate Mind: Guide to Conquering Shyness 16 April 2011
By Dr. Sallie Tasto - Published on Amazon.com
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Dr. Lynne Henderson has made a significant contribution to therapists and shy people alike in this superb guide. She speaks from long clinical experience and research in an articulate, caring, substantive way about the positive aspects of shyness and how to overcome its sometimes limiting aspects. I read and appreciated its overarching theme of self-acceptance, and its specific suggestions for change when needed. I highly recommend this book not only to shy people and psychotherapists who work with shyness, but to the broader professional and general population. As a culture, we need to be better informed about the phenomenon of shyness, to see it as the gift it often is. and to understand the compassionate approach to change of any kind. Dr. Henderson's book does this in an inviting, concise, and highly helpful manner. Bravo!