A hands-on workbook that therapists can use to help shy individuals learn to effectively deal with their shyness. The author provides nonthreatening guidelines and research-based strategies that will help individuals work with their shyness instead of against it.
The book contains a series of 30 separate daily units that include: Assessing Your Shyness, Being Successfully Shy, Controlling Unfair Social Comparisons, and Taking Advantage of Rejection. Each daily unit contains four elements: What You Need to Know—core information about a particular shyness issue; Your Turn—a self-directed activity to promote self-examination; Voices—quotes from other shy individuals who share their feelings and experiences; Reflections—a self-reflection and expressive writing exercise.
Comments from Colleagues
”This workbook is the best available way for shy people, and their friends and family, to cope effectively with the various challenges that shyness creates in their lives. Dr. Carducci applies the many years of his personal experience, research and treatment of shyness to a 30-day program that is informative, inspirational, and accessible for all who want to understand and modify their shyness.”
—Philip G. Zimbardo, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
”Dr. Carducci contends that the world needs MORE shy people, not fewer. That said, he fully understands the prison that shyness can be for those trapped inside. With his sympathy, understanding, and creativity, he is the ideal person to lead the shy individual to a successful accommodation to the outside world. How lucky we all are to have this gifted and enthusiastic personality psychologist as our personal guide, raising the level of social comfort for everyone.”
—Hara Estroff Marano, Editor at Large, Psychology Today
“…a helpful tool…provides the shy person with a lot of information…would be a good homework assignment for clients to break their barriers of shyness.”
—Carole Saylor, Arizona Counselors Association Newsletter