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The Solution To Social Anxiety: Break Free From The Shyness That Holds You Back

Dr Aziz Gazipura PsyD

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ISBN 10: 0988979802 / ISBN 13: 9780988979802
Published by The Center For Social Confidence, 2013
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Title: The Solution To Social Anxiety: Break Free ...

Publisher: The Center For Social Confidence

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Paperback

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Discover How To Overcome Social Anxiety And ShynessAre you held back by shyness? Do many things seem out of reach due to social anxiety?Many people have settled into thinking this is just how life is... "This is just the way I am." However, nothing could be further from the truth.In this inspiring, breakthrough book, Dr. Aziz guides you along the path out of social anxiety and into greater confidence in yourself. You will discover what is keeping you stuck in shyness and learn exactly what to do in order to break free.After suffering from social anxiety himself for many years, Dr. Aziz became determined to find a way to social freedom. His deep understanding if what creates the social fears, shyness, and limitations, displays just how much he gets what it feels like to be shy.The first part of this book focuses on understanding the problem. You will discover exactly why you feel social anxiety in a variety of situations. This section teaches you about the deep underlying beliefs that lead to your fears, and you will learn the single belief that is beneath all shyness.In this section you will also understand why you have that continual fear of, "what will they think of me?" that can be so limiting in social anxiety. you will also learn about your inner critic, which is actually a much bigger drain on your confidence than any situation or person outside of yourself.The second portion of this book focuses entirely on the solution to social anxiety. Dr. Aziz starts by describing social confidence as the way out. Social confidence includes a feeling of relaxed freedom around others to be yourself without the self-criticism and judgment that are so common in shyness.You then go on to discover the 3 major steps of breaking free from shyness and social anxiety. These are:

  1. Know Who You Are
  2. Accept Yourself. All of Yourself
  3. Take Bold Action
Step 1 - Know Who You AreIn order to overcome social anxiety and feel confident and to relate to others with comfort and ease, you must know who you are. This includes owning your preferences, speaking your mind, and letting go of the need to please everyone else at the expense of yourself. Step 2 - Accept Yourself. All of Yourself.Most of the pain and suffering from shyness and social anxiety is not due to the rejection we receive from others. It's the rejection we receive from ourselves on a daily basis. You will discover how to turn your inner critic into an ally so you can feel more peace and joy in all of your interactions.Step 3 - Take Bold ActionNo matter how much we change our thinking and accept ourselves, nothing significant changes in our lives unless we take action. In order to truly liberate yourself and break free from shyness, social anxiety, and self-doubt, you must consistently move towards what scares you. In this section you will design your own customized action plan for creating social confidence and success.This book is by no means academic or aloof. It is full of practical tools and techniques that you can start using today to improve your confidence and free yourself of social anxiety and social discomfort. In addition, Dr. Aziz provides numerous engaging stories from the work he has done with clients, and from his own life, to illustrate how to use the techniques to forge a path to freedom. He is refreshingly authentic and honest about what it feels like to be shy, which can provide you with a great sense of relief in itself.Using the tools, insights, and clinically proven techniques in this book, you will learn how to:
  • Stop worrying about what others will think of you.
  • Free yourself from social anxiety, shyness, self-doubt and self-criticism.
  • Identify your strengths and increase your self-esteem so you can feel proud of who you are.
  • Overcome your fear of rejection so you can meet people, date, and excel in your career.
  • Start conversations and meet new people without social anxiety or fear.
  • Create fulfilling friendships and romantic relationships.

From the Author:

I am glad you have come across this book. If you are suffering or struggling in your life right now, I understand. I spent many years stuck in a place of debilitating shyness that prevented me from speaking up, meeting people, going on dates, and having satisfying relationships. I know the pain of this shyness in a very deep and intimate way.

The worst part about this shyness was not that I couldn't go after what I wanted in my life. It wasn't that I felt nervous and tense in my body much of the time. It wasn't even that I was unable to bring myself to ask women out or date because of my intense fear of rejection. All of these aspects of my shyness were very painful and I struggled with each of them, but the worst part about it was that I believed I was going to be stuck like this forever.

I saw other guys, including friends of mine, who were somehow able to do what I could not. They would make jokes, speak up in groups, and flirt with women. I saw myself as somehow different, or less than they were. This gap between them and me seemed like an insurmountable chasm, leaving me on the outskirts forever.

If you relate to these struggles, and you fear that things might not change, I am especially glad you found this book. It is essentially written to a version of myself from 15 years ago. In it I am sharing everything I have learned about how to break free from the confines of fear and anxiety that held me back.

I have applied everything you will read in this book either on myself or with one of the hundreds of men I have worked with over the last decade. It is my sincerest hope that these ideas, exercises, tools, and tips help you realize something that shifted my life forever--that you are not stuck this way, that it is entirely possible to find a well of courage inside of your heart that will drive you to overcome the challenges you are facing. It will drive you to face your fears, rejection, and failure in order to create the friendships, career, relationships, and life you truly want. As you do this, you will see just how much of your social anxiety was based on old, inaccurate stories and ideas about yourself. You will start to see the truth about yourself--who you are, and what you have to offer the world--and life will start to look a lot brighter.

I wish you good luck on this journey, and I am excited to be with you along the way.

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