Introduction: Welcome to Social Courage ... Now, let's get to work! Chapter 1: Social Anxiety Is Normal Learn where social anxiety comes from and assess its impact on your life Chapter 2: When Normal Anxiety Turns Phobic Free yourself from the phobic cycle by understanding anxiety's secret rules Chapter 3: Introduction to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy 2.0 How ancient wisdom with a modern approach can benefit you Chapter 4: Brain Noise Core skills for coping with socially anxious thoughts and beliefs Chapter 5: Clean vs. Dirty Social Discomfort How to stop fighting your feelings and move forward with your life Chapter 6: Leaving Your Social Comfort Zone Disregarding the siren call of avoidance Chapter 7: Troubleshooting Social Anxiety Dealing with setbacks and obstacles you may encounter along the way The Courage to Be Human Final Thoughts on Social Courage Acknowledgments Bibliography and Related Recommended Readings Index
Eric Goodman, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, author, and speaker who specializes in helping people face their social fears and anxiety disorders. In addition to his private practice in San Luis Obispo, California, he runs Social Courage groups and retreats.
"Readers who struggle with social anxiety should find Goodman's clearly explained advice to be usable and appealing." * Publishers Weekly *