The Social Anxiety Workbook is the most accessible workbook for individuals with social anxiety to learn powerful strategies for overcoming fear, building confidence, and navigating everyday challenges.
Social anxiety be difficult to overcome and significantly affect how you function in your daily life. The Social Anxiety Workbook is a practical guide for building the skills that will make it easier to manage the common thoughts, feelings, and behaviors associated with social anxiety, as well as powerful strategies to decrease social anxiety and increase your confidence.
In The Social Anxiety Workbook, licensed clinical psychologist David Shanley delivers evidence-based techniques that he has used to help clients make significant gains in their lives. Having lived with and overcome social anxiety in his own life as well, Dr. Shanley offers a uniquely compassionate approach that will help you feel supported as you learn to manage your social anxiety and reclaim control of your life.
Applicable to resolving specific situations or addressing your social anxiety as a whole, The Social Anxiety Workbook delivers:
• Explanations of social anxiety organized by life’s 3 major areas—social life, at work, and out in public situations—as well as the background information you need to understand social anxiety symptoms and how best to take them on.
• Effective, cutting-edge techniques for managing social anxiety that reflect the latest behavioral science research such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
• An anti-anxiety toolkit filled with exercises, worksheets, and real-world examples that will help you progress and build confidence as you continue to work through your social anxiety.
With the effective strategies and essential support that you’ll find in The Social Anxiety Workbook you’ll learn to try new activities, build self-confidence, and develop new friendships and other close relationships that your social anxiety has always prevented you from exploring.
“The Social Anxiety Workbook is essential for anyone who has social anxiety and is ready to take action to overcome this challenge. Dr. Shanley is an author who knows anxiety, and he has created a practical guide with information and exercises that can help produce positive change, and with practice, lasting recovery. I whole-heartedly recommend this book to anyone suffering from social anxiety and to practitioners who work with those with social anxiety.”—Regina Carlson, PsyD
“The Social Anxiety Workbook is a wonderful resource for individuals who are looking for practical, evidence-based ways to approach and manage their anxiety in the multiple spheres of everyday living. Using a well-organized and step-wise presentation of proven ACT and CBT principles, Dr. Shanley inspires the reader to step forward into the life they want by harnessing their personal values to master overwhelming fear and anxiety. This workbook provides specific examples and scenarios drawn from real life to ensure long-term change in the areas of work, public spaces, and social life.”—Ben Molland, PsyD
“Dr. Shanley has written a focused, well-organized and concise guide that can serve as a great tool for individuals struggling with social anxiety. The Social Anxiety Workbook is organized around key areas of one's life that are impacted by social anxiety, making it easy for readers to make use of the book. It's easy-to-read, jargon-free, and filled with engaging, step-wise exercises to allow readers to practice what they are learning. The workbook is based on evidence-based learning principles that have been demonstrated to be helpful in treating social anxiety. Dr. Shanley also shares his own personal experience with social anxiety, making the book even more engaging.”—Alan Kent, PhD
"The Social Anxiety Workbook is an essential read for anyone who has struggled with any form of anxiety. It’s an easy to understand, step-by-step treatment approach to some of the most common anxiety-provoking situations. Dr. Shanley’s style is simple, kind, and relatable. I will be recommending this book to my clients!"—Nahed Barakat, PsyD
"In this helpful and practical guide, Dr. Shanley presents real-world examples and invites readers to reflect on how social anxiety may be impacting various areas of their lives. The Social Anxiety Workbook offers practical tools to help individuals with social anxiety face their fears. This book offers helpful guidance for anyone who has social anxiety, or anyone who simply wants to build their confidence in their daily interactions with others."—Claire Dean Sinclair, Psy.D.
About the Author:
Dr. David Shanley is a licensed psychologist with a BA in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a PsyD from the University of Denver. He works in private practice in Denver, Colorado, specializing in treating adults with anxiety disorders, social anxiety, and OCD. He also runs a social anxiety therapy group out of his office. For more information visit www.drdavidshanley.com.