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The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens

The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens

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By Jennifer Shannon, LMFT & Illustrated by Doug Shannon

The essential go-to workbook for shy and socially anxious teens-now fully revised and updated with skills for dealing with social media anxiety and social perfectionism.

Do you feel shy when meeting new people? Do you freeze up when speaking in front of a group? Do you worry about what others think of you? If you struggle with shyness or social anxiety, you may try to avoid situations that cause you to feel uneasy. The problem is, avoiding stuff can also lead to missing out-on friendships, fun, and opportunities. If you're ready to stop hiding behind your shyness and start enjoying everything life has to offer, this workbook is your guide.

The fun and easy worksheets and exercises in this fully revised and updated second edition of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens will show you how to handle any kind of social situation with confidence, so you can connect with others and create great friendships. Based in proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), the skills in this guide will also help you speak up for yourself when you need to, and stop dreading situations that put you on the spot-whether you're called upon in class, interviewing for a job, or introducing yourself to new people.

This new edition also includes tons of tips to help you navigate the world of social media; and self-compassion skills to help you stop comparing yourself to others, deal constructively with criticism, and stop worrying so much about what other people think. Most importantly, you'll learn how to move beyond "social perfectionism," and set realistic goals for yourself. So, why let shyness and social anxiety run your life? With this workbook, you can discover a more confident, outgoing you.

Jennifer Shannon, LMFT, is a psychotherapist, and author of Don't Feed the Monkey Mind, The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens, and A Teen's Guide to Getting Stuff Done . She is a diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

Doug Shannon is a freelance cartoonist.