Dying of embarrassment : help for social anxiety & phobia / Barbara G. Markway ... [et al.].
Contributor(s): Markway, Barbara G [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, 1992Description: vi, 199 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1879237237; 1879237245.Subject(s): Self-help techniques | Social phobia -- Patients -- RehabilitationDDC classification: 616.85/22
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Americans struggle with anxiety. Among the disorder's most common forms is social phobia, a persistent fear of scrutiny and evaluation by others. Social phobia cripples the lives of some 15 to 20 percent of the US population. This distressing social anxiety includes the fear of public speaking (stage fright), performing in social and creative situations (test anxiety, writers' block), eating in restaurants, and dating. If you suffer from the symptoms of social anxiety disorder, this book offers clinically proven strategies to overcome them and start living a life of confidence.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -199).
section 1. Understanding social phobia : the fear of disapproval -- 1. The nature of social phobia -- 2. The causes of social phobia -- section 2. Preparing for recovery -- 3. Setting your goals and objectives -- 4. Assessing your fears and developing your recovery plan -- section 3. Learning skills to handle the fear of disapproval -- 5. Handling your body's reaction to fear -- 6. Handling your mind's reaction to fear -- section 4. Facing your fear of disapproval -- 7. Exposure : a method for facing your fears -- 8. Ranking your fears : creating an exposure hierarchy -- 9. Carrying out your exposures -- 10. Principles of successful exposure -- section 5. Other things to consider -- 11. What if I need other skills? -- 12. What if stress interferes with my progress? -- 13. What if I have other problems? -- 14. What if I need greater incentive? -- 15. How do I maintain my progress? -- 16. What if I need medication? -- 17. How do I find professional help? -- 18. Some final comments : future directions.