I Can't Believe I Just Did That: How Embrassment Can Wreck Havoc in Your Life an

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Inside jacket description: "It happens to everyone. We make a mistake, say the wrong thing, and we're mortified by what we've done. At best we laugh it off. At worst we hide, lie, or lash out in anger - anything to protect ourselves from the feeling of embarrassment. In the end, we feel we tried something and failed, and now we're afraid to try again. And so the spirals of shame cause us to avoid anything that seems risky - which is usually what we want most in life. They affect the choices we make and the way we deal with sex, love, work, money, and health. Yet we rarely recognize how profoundly the fear of embarrassment and shame limits our chances of fully enjoying life. In I CAN'Y BELIEVE I JUST DID THAT, David Allyn provides the tools to break free from the paralyzing grip of self-consciousness. He shows you how to develop what he calls 'social courage,' the ability to deal with awkward, potentially embarrassing, and emotionally risky situations... Building the skill of social courage - a process called 'self en-couragement' involved three critical steps. -Deconstructing your beliefs: examine and discard the irrational ideas and beliefs that trigger shame and embarrassment. -Getting the facts: find out what is REALLY going on in any situation, and what the other people REALLY think and feel. -Taking the risk: raise your hand in class or during an important business meeting, ask that special someone for a date, ask a friend for support, tell the truth when doing so seems difficult. Following the techniques and strategies explained in this book will help you transform painful self-consciousness into pleasurable self-satisfaction, and spirals of shame into spirals of success."

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