How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Help Free You from Social Anxiety, Fear, and Avoidance
Author: Steve Flowers
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Shyness often helps protect us from the judgments and resentments of others, but once you get in the habit of avoiding social situations, you can become stuck in a cycle of avoidance that can be difficult to escape. Ready to let go of shyness and make stronger connections with others? The Mindful Path Through Shyness shows you how. This guide uses techniques from mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy to help you cultivate awareness of your own thoughts so that you can act with more wisdom and compassion toward yourself. Over time, you will be able to free yourself of the old mental habits of self-consciousness and self-blame, and replace them with new habits that foster confidence and joy. A heartfelt and practical guide to... transforming one's relationship to social fears and inhibitions. -Zindel V. Segal, Ph.D., author of The Mindful Way Through Depression
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.
The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture
Author: Jeff Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Thirty years ago, "mindfulness" was a Buddhist principle mostly obscure to the west. Today, it is a popular cure-all for Americans' daily problems. A massive and lucrative industry promotes mindfulness in every aspect of life, however mundane or unlikely: Americans of various faiths (or none at all) practice mindful eating, mindful sex, mindful parenting, mindfulness in the office, mindful sports, mindfulness-based stress relief and addiction recovery, and hire mindful divorce lawyers. Mindfulness is touted by members of Congress, CEOs, and Silicon Valley tech gurus, and is even being taught in public schools, hospitals, and the military. Focusing on such processes as the marketing, medicalization, and professionalization of meditation, Jeff Wilson reveals how Buddhism shed its countercultural image and was assimilated into mainstream American culture. The rise of mindfulness in America, Wilson argues, is a perfect example of how Buddhism enters new cultures and is domesticated: in each case, the new cultures take from Buddhism what they believe will relieve their specific distresses and concerns, and in the process create new forms of Buddhism adapted to their needs. Wilson also tackles the economics of the mindfulness movement, examining commercial programs, therapeutic services, and products such as books, films, CDs, and even smartphone applications. Mindful America is the first in-depth study of this phenomenon--invaluable for understanding how mindfulness came to be applied to such a vast array of non-religious concerns and how it can be reconciled with traditional Buddhism in America.
The bestselling treatment planning system for mental health professionals The Adolescent Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Fifth Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies. New edition features empirically supported, evidence-based treatment interventions including conduct disorder, substance use, low self-esteem, suicidal ideation, ADHD, and eating disorders Organized around 36 behaviorally based presenting problems, including peer/sibling conflict, school violence, sexual abuse, and others Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions—plus space to record your own treatment plan options Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies including CARF, The Joint Commission (TJC), COA, and the NCQA
Defeat Shyness & Anxiety Forever: Discover How to Reduce Stress and Prevent Depression in Just 7 Days, Even If You're Extremely Shy and Introverted
Author: Steven Frank
Are you extremely awkward in social situations? Do you often feel nervous and afraid to speak to people you don't know? Then you need to keep reading... According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the number of people who suffer from social anxiety is an estimated fifteen million. Due to increased isolation, this number is expected to rise. Shockingly, most people with this condition do not seek treatment immediately or at all. 36% of those with social anxiety report that they experienced symptoms for ten years before seeking help. In the Social Anxiety Cure, you'll discover: Expert techniques for tackling social anxiety in everyday life. (Learn the inside tricks known to conquer daily stressors and INSTANTLY induce calm in panicked situations!) Tips for strengthening self-confidence and defeating shyness. How to slay the beast of self-consciousness with these important steps. The single most powerful psychotherapy method for cognitive restructuring, self-regulation and relaxation training. The reality of depression and its often-misunderstood symptoms. How to rewire your thinking patterns and attract social success NOW. (Eliminate all anxious habits and navigate any situation with respect-commanding confidence!) And much, much more... As a FREE bonus, you'll also receive a chapter from The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion because we believe that kindness to oneself is essential for creating positive inner dialogues and healing experiences. Even if your anxiety is uncontrollable, and every attempt to ease your symptoms has failed, the extensive research behind this guide will ensure you feel instantly more empowered in any social setting, and develop all the necessary traits to say goodbye to anxiety for good. By relying on the latest scientific research behind this guide, you'll identify the harmful cognitive patterns that result in your social anxiety and pick up expert tools to reprogram your psyche for social success. If you want to unlock the advanced techniques and tips only known to leaders in the field, and finally unleash your full potential as a total charmer who's unafraid of any situation, then you should read this book!
2-in-1 Bundle: Social Anxiety Cure + Adult ADHD & ADD Solution - The #1 Complete Box Set to Restore Attention, Control Stress, and Overcome Shyness
Author: Steven Frank
Do you often feel nervous and afraid to speak to people you don't know? Are you easily distracted from chores and important tasks? Then you need to keep reading... According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the number of people who suffer from anxiety is an estimated forty million. This number is expected to rise over the coming years. What most people don't realize is that anxiety is highly treatable, yet only 37% of people with an anxiety disorder actually seek out help. This bundle includes: The Adult ADHD & ADD Solution: Discover How to Restore Attention and Reduce Hyperactivity in Just 14 Days. The Complete Guide for Diagnosed Children and Parents. The Social Anxiety Cure: Defeat Shyness & Anxiety Forever, Discover How to Reduce Stress and Prevent Depression in Just 7 Days, Even if You're Extremely Shy and Introverted. In the Anxiety Cure 2-in-1 bundle, you'll discover: Expert techniques for tackling social anxiety in everyday life. (Learn the inside tricks known to conquer daily stressors and INSTANTLY induce calm in panicked situations!) Tips for strengthening self-confidence and defeating shyness. How to slay the beast of self-consciousness with these important steps. What people don't realize about adult ADHD and its true symptoms. Game-changing methods for managing hyperactivity and inattention with NO medication or therapy. (See INSTANT improvements with these easy, life-altering practices that work for kids and adults!) And much, much more... As a FREE bonus, you'll also receive a chapter from the Mindful Path to Self-Compassion because we truly believe that self-love is necessary for healing your anxious tendencies. Even if your symptoms are off the charts, and every attempt to improve them has failed, the extensive research behind this guide will ensure you feel instantly more empowered in any social setting, and develop all the necessary traits to say goodbye to anxious or unfocused thoughts for good. If you want to unlock the advanced techniques and tips only known to leaders in the field, and finally reclaim your life from America's most prevalent disorders, then you should read his book!
Three Paths to Being Your Best at College & Life : 1) Develop Staying Power, 2) Become a Mindful Learner & Thinker, 3) Use Information Technology
Author: Carl Wahlstrom
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Category: College student orientation
Shows users how the keys to success in higher education are also the keys to success in life. Conversely, this text shows how the same academic and personal skills for college success will also ensure their success in their professional careers and personal lives.
Is this it? Why does life seem so unfair? It's easy to see others living our dreams. It's easy to feel held back, misunderstood and invisible, but there comes a time in our lives when we just can't take it anymore. This is when we need answers and the confirmation that who we think we are can change. After a lifetime of comparing with others it takes courage to step out from behind the rock and change. When everyone around you appears to shine while you feel hidden and misunderstood, there comes a time to say goodbye to the story of 'I'm not good enough'. 'When Everyone Shines But You' is a new non-fiction book by passionate writer and blogger Kelly Martin. Kelly had lived the last thirty years not feeling good enough, feeling like a failure, and watching as people her own age and even younger 'appeared' to be passing her by in terms of confidence, career, relationships and prosperity. As she neared 40, something began to stir inside, an unresolved sense of 'Is this it?' and so a huge quest began, to find answers and this book was part of that quest. 'When Everyone Shines But You' takes the reader on a journey. In each chapter the author sheds light on topics from rage and jealousy to money and loneliness and so much more. This is not a ‘positive thinking’ book. Kelly is a passionate advocate of the present moment. She discourages any ideas of creating your own reality or the law of attraction. Instead she brings the reader back to the present moment, in which permission is given to be completely human. Unlike most self-help books, in which you are seen to be broken and need fixing, here you are given permission to be who you are, as you are, warts and all, negative as well as positive. In fact, the author demonstrates that far from trying to get rid of negative thoughts, feelings and emotions, they must be accepted and understood as a natural part of who we are; that they must be embraced and given care and attention, and in so doing, they will allow us to experience who we really are, beneath the conditioning imposed on us since early childhood, by parents, teachers and all the authority figures in our lives. We can't force change, but we can allow change to take place naturally. There is no need to put on a happy face when feeling sad, or a peaceful demeanour when feeling angry. This is change that comes from within and is a journey where mindful living embraces 'what is' instead of trying to fix what we think is broken. No more trying to fix you. No more saying affirmations when you are not feeling them. No more trying to create your reality. * Discover why positive thinking does not work. * Explore your relationship with feelings such as rage, envy and sadness. * See how mindful living can consistently bring relief. * Recognise the gift in using frustration as a motivation to step forward. * Give up the 'fast food' approach to personal growth and grow more naturally. * Learn how to experience alone time as sacred instead of painful. * Understand how trying to control your world has been re-enforcing your story. The author explains that there is a natural flow to life, and that by allowing this flow we can achieve far more than by trying to control and manipulate. It is time for awakening to who you really are – not who you think you need to be.
Overcome Depression, Anxiety and Other Mental Illnesses with 20 Principles for Happier and Healthier Living
Author: Aleks George Srbinoski
Publisher: Fulfilling Happiness Publishing
Whether you are a passionate self improvement enthusiast, or someone currently seeking strategies to overcome depression, anxiety or a related mental health condition, the 20 principles revealed will put you on a clear path to greater happiness and health. There has never been a greater need for this anxiety and depression self help manual. In most Western countries, up to 45% of people experience a mental illness condition. 25% of people will require depression help or anxiety management and relief. Over 50% of the population suffers from high stress. Over 50% of people are overweight. Over 50% of people will separate from their long-term partner. Don't be another statistic Based on real-world results gained from a decade of clinical consulting and research experience, "Maximum Mental Health" outlines how you can overcome depression and anxiety and enhance every major area of life. With 3 free mindfulness meditation recordings to download as an additional bonus, now is the perfect time to maximize your mental health. Contents include: The Principles of Increasing Motivation Behavior is King: Revealing the Secret of Motivation Psychology / Control Your Environment or It Will Control You: Be calmer, more creative and find peace the simple way / Move to Find Your Groove: Develop self-confidence, exercise motivation and mental fitness by increasing movement / Positive Focus: Learn the simplest and most effective positive thinking habit / Mindful Acceptance: Overcome negative thinking through mindfulness training exercises for stress reduction and positive well being The Principles of Enhancing Mood and Living Well Pure Pleasures: Uncover the foundation of happiness and key activities to move away from depression / A Real and Supportive Social Life: How to find new friends, increase chances of romance and reduce social anxiety and shyness / Optimism Wins: Increase emotional intelligence with Positive Psychology's biggest secret to life success / New-You Nutrition: Lose weight fast, stop emotional eating and avoid the latest diets and weight loss scams by uncovering how to eat without obsession / Deep Sound Sleep: Establish new sleep hygiene habits to maximize your rest and daily energy The Principles of Meaningful Living Expose Yourself to Overcome Fear and Anxiety: Exposure is the most scientifically proven method for curing fears, phobias, panic and generalized anxiety issues / Cycles of Life: Understand what is required to successfully recover from grief, bereavement, trauma and loss / Praise Pays: Successfully share the most essential human need and actively love yourself / Gratitude: Gratitude and giving are necessary practices and invaluable antidotes to greed, doubt, entitlement and other human pitfalls / Meaning: Find meaning in life and a strong purpose in order to increase happiness and reduce suffering The Principles of Life Mastery Authentic Achievement: Access the ultimate attitude and practice for superior mental health and creative accomplishment / Easy Goal Setting and Accountability: This is the simplest and easiest goal setting process you will ever come across so you can stop procrastinating and start succeeding / Valuable Living: Undertake simple values clarification in order to know how to consistently live your best life / Peak Performance: Demonstrate positive discipline and high self-confidence by regularly triggering and intensifying the right emotion on command / Sensational Self Image: Construct new beliefs and emotions to strengthen identity, enhance self esteem and build empowering belief systems Bonus: Principles of Magnetism Harmonious Relationships: Build positive and lasting relationships, communication and harmony / Superior Social Skills: Unleash social confidence, increase leadership status, become more attractive and charm workplace bullying bosses
Do you work with other people? Fellow employees; your boss; customers; vendors; colleagues? Of course, we all work in organizations comprised of people. People with whom we must have strong, positive relationships in order to ensure our own success as well as the organization's. Do we get any training or education on this key skill at our companies? Rarely. 151 Quick Ideas to Improve Your People Skills is constructed to help everyone do a better, more effective job of working with others. These ideas are culled from the study of human behavior, relationships, and communication. Everything here will help you be more effective, efficient and in control of your relationships with people. In this book you will: * Learn the difference between social intelligence and technical knowledge * Create friends, allies, and supporters * Learn how to analyze tough personal situations and solve them * Understand when and how to negotiate