The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens
Help boost the confidence of the youth you serve with this essential go-to workbook designed explicitly for shy and socially anxious teens. Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), worksheets and exercises in this guide are proven to help teens connect with others, speak up for themselves when needed, stop dreading on-the-spot situations, and more. This workbook will help youth discover a confident and more outgoing version of themselves. This new edition:
- List ways to navigate the world of social media
- Covers how to deal constructively with criticism
- Includes self-compassion skills to help stop comparison to others
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“This workbook is fantastic! If you read it carefully, collaborate with the material, and do the exercises, you will get better. It’s easy to follow, with wonderful illustrations and relatable stories. Social anxiety is not a life sentence. Jennifer Shannon’s book will walk you through the steps you need to take to overcome your fears and feel comfortable in social situations”.
—Ken Goodman, LCSW, creator of The Anxiety Solution Series, and author of The Emetophobia Manual
“Teens who follow the steps described in this book can overcome shyness and social anxiety and change their life path. Shannon’s recommendations are based on the latest scientific findings, and are accompanied by delightful cartoons and drawings. An outstanding contribution.”
—Jacqueline B. Persons, PhD, director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, and clinical professor in the department of psychology at the University of California, Berkeley
“With the second edition of her book, Jennifer Shannon has taken all the amazing tips and insights from the first edition and put them into the media-saturated context of teens today. The engaging illustrations and easy-to-understand tools make this an approachable resource for even the most anxious of teens.”
—Litsa R. Tanner, MS, MFT, clinical director and cofounder of the Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and adjunct professor in counseling psychology at the University of San Francisco