"Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness" is a self-help manual for this common problem, which explains why it happens and sets out practical methods of resolving it. Everyone sometimes feels foolish, embarrassed, judged or criticised, but this becomes a problem when it undermines their confidence and prevents them doing what they want to do. This easy-to-use guide, full of real-life examples, is for those who suffer from all degrees of social anxiety and shyness, for their families and friends, and for the professionals who help them: psychologists, doctors and others. It explains the many forms and causes of social anxiety. It contains a complete self-help program and work sheets. It is based on clinically proven techniques of cognitive therapy.