We’re All Mad Here
The No-Nonsense Guide to Living with Social Anxiety
Anxiety is a crafty shapeshifter that can take on many forms: the tiger that sinks its claws in with physical symptoms and distressing thoughts, the cruel and belittling bully creating insecurity and self-doubt, and, worst of all, the frenemy rewarding avoidance of social situations with no physical symptoms, no cruel thoughts ... and no life beyond your sofa! This no-nonsense guide to beating social anxiety covers everything from surviving university and the workplace through to social media and making it through parties and dates (while actually enjoying them!). With honest insights about her own social anxiety and a healthy dose of humour, award-winning blogger Claire Eastham describes what social anxiety is, why it happens, and how you can lessen its effects with lifestyle choices, talking therapies, or even a hug from your favourite canine friend.
Introduction: Social Anxiety & Me
1 What the Hell is it and Why it is Happening to Me?
2 How Do I Make it Go Away?
3 The School Years
4. My Big Break(down)
5. The Party Crasher
6 The Tiger, the Bully and the Frenemy
7 Advice for Caregivers
8 Take Action!
9 And Finally ...10 Glossary of Madness
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