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Compassionate-Mind Guide to Building Social Confidence: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Overcome Shyness and Social Anxiety (Compassionate-Mind Guides) Paperback – 3 Apr 2011

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  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications; Reprint edition (3 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781572249769
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572249769
  • ASIN: 1572249765
  • Product Dimensions: 15.8 x 1.6 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 453,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Shyness is a universal human emotion, a blend of fear and interest, and is associated with many p....


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Very helpful and readable to a " lay" (not expert in psychology) person like myself. The section on " Imagining a Compassionate Perfect Nurturer" is especially useful to someone who needs to rebuild their self-esteem and social confidence. The book demonstrates with many practical exercises how social anxiety can often be caused by unrealistically self-critical or negative thoughts..
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HASH(0xa26d21a4) out of 5 stars Outstanding! 17 Oct. 2012
By Dr. Sallie Tasto - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Building Social Confidence is a magnificent contribution not only to the world of shyness, but also to clinical practice in general. Dr. Henderson's research, her vast experience as a psychotherapist, and her articulate style shine through the entirety the book. The principles and methods described apply to not only to shy persons but also to anyone dealing with issues of negative self-perception. Dr. Henderson de-pathologizes affective and behavioral roadblocks, and communicates to her readers with obvious caring and respect. Whether one reads this book on her or his own, or works within a therapeutic framework, the implementation of mindfulness as a path to self acceptance and personal efficacy is a much needed and valuable addition to standard clinical work. As a practicing psychologist, I am very grateful to Dr. Henderson for the wisdom, clarity, and kindness she has offered to her readership.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa251efb4) out of 5 stars Guidance for a yoga teacher 8 Oct. 2012
By Rhys T. Atkinson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have been a yoga teacher for 10 years and have read numerous books and articles on both practices. Lynne Henderson's book, "Building Social Confidence", offers a fresh perspective for my teaching. New students invariable come into a yoga or meditation class with anxieties or shyness about beginning a practice which is so different from anything they have done before, even if they are optimistic about the process. Lynne gives examples of how I can create a safe environment for students, helping them to relax, focus on the mind, body and breath, and, hopefully, beging to understand their true nature. This book will be a welcome reference for me and has helped me to understand the dynamics involved when working with new students and their feelings.
Rhys Atkinson, RYT, KYT
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HASH(0xa38d3360) out of 5 stars Great Book 15 April 2013
By Robert - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In this book, Dr. Henderson masterfully de-pathologizes shyness. She clearly distinguishes between the positive aspects of shyness and the times and ways in which shyness can be problematic. In addressing the latter, she describes the approach of compassionate kindness (towards oneself and others), and details specific ways to develop a compassionate mind. Particular ways of thinking and behaving are central components of compassionate living, and Dr. Henderson gives steps for mindful practice in each. This book is an extremely useful resource for anyone who is shy. Written by an impeccable researcher, distinguished clinician and mindful practitioner, it is a gift from Dr. Henderson to each and every reader.
By Pamela London - Published on Amazon.com
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I am a counselor that works a lot with individuals struggling with shyness and social anxiety. This book was very helpful in identifying ways to help others struggling with this common issue. Learn to have compassion for yourself and others.
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HASH(0xa2530294) out of 5 stars Helpful in building a sense of self. 13 July 2011
By Bettina - Published on Amazon.com
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Social competency has to include self-awareness and ease. This helps to explain the anxiety one feels in many social situations. Use the underpinnings to build confidence and competence. Helpful and hopeful for adults. Needs tailoring for older children and adolescents.
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