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The Social Anxiety Workbook by David Shanley

 

51Fvj4I9CZLHave you been diagnosed with social anxiety? I was, about 13 years ago. It almost felt like a death sentence, even though it came with a prescription that was supposed to help me. The drugs made me numb, not social. Then I lost the dream job that kept me social, and it all went downhill from there. I wish I’d have had this book back then!

Since then I’ve learned to use mindfulness and other techniques to deal with my anxiety. I don’t need the drugs (but they do work for some people, so don’t use my story as an excuse to quit pills prescribed by your doctor). This book touches base on mindfulness techniques, which is why I believe it’s an excellent tool for those of you out there still fighting with your anxiety in social situations.

Aside from mindfulness, this book is a journaling tool to help you discover your triggers and learn to see things differently. Journaling is proven to help people in many ways, mentally and physically.

Each page offers important information and forces you to look at your life, your anxiety, and how you react to things. It’s an investment you need to make in order to deal with anxiety and find a social balance again.

This book was free from the publisher for this unbiased review.