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Old 01-08-12, 07:57 PM   #1
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Can any of you recommend any self-help books that deal with social anxiety?
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A therapist once told me to read a book called "Conquering Your Inner Criticism." I didn't read it myself and it's not social anxiety exactly but it does sound useful.
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A therapist once told me to read a book called "Conquering Your Inner Criticism." I didn't read it myself and it's not social anxiety exactly but it does sound useful.
thanks for the tip rachel.

i might check it out myself
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This is only my first post, but I have been looking over some of these books for a nice read. It is good to get a different perspective of anxiety :).

Social Anxiety Support | Social Anxiety Treatment is the link.
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Eeh, I feel like sharing this knowledge:

In class I learned about a really interesting sounding book called "The Politics of Happiness" . . . it talks about the nature of happiness in western society and other societies, and how/why it is considered "normal" to be happy or unhappy.

Don't know if anyone will ever check this thread but meh.
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The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns.
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Amazon.com: Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy (9780380810338): David D. Burns: Books

Amazon.com: The Feeling Good Handbook (9780452281325): David D. Burns: Books
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I wish I could go that 30day depression and anxiety retreat...the place it's at is where I'm from but it's very un-affordable at $15,000 :(
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Thats crazy money $15000 , seems like explotation to me
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After suffering through depression on and off for 10 years I nearly know when an episode is coming on, I surround my self with my kids and wife and feel very fortunate to be able to do so.
I find going for a brisk walk or an exilarting cycle sometimes brings me out of a black dark mood
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Free Yourself from Anxiety: A Self-help Guide to Overcoming Anxiety Disorders by Emma Fletcher and Martha Langley.

This book is for all types of anxiety, and there is a small section about Social Anxiety in it, although I wouldn't disregard it just because it's not solely focused on SA.

I haven't used this book for quite a while now but when I did use it I found it easy to read, and there are some really helpful exercises, tips and relaxation techniques to help with all anxieties.

Amazon sell it and they offer the "look inside" on this book Free Yourself from Anxiety: A Self-help Guide to Overcoming Anxiety Disorders: Amazon.co.uk: Emma Fletcher, Martha Langley: Books.

I hope this helps, or if not, I hope you find the right book for you
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