Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness (2nd Edition) by Gillian Butler



Everyone feels foolish, embarrassed, judged or criticised at some point in their lives. However, this can become a problem when it prevents you from doing things you enjoy or would like to do. Extreme social anxiety can be crippling but it is treatable.

Overcoming Social Anxiety & Shyness is a self-help manual which explains why social anxiety can happen and sets out practical methods of resolving it.

Chapters include:

  • Changing thinking patterns
  • Do things differently
  • Building up confidence

“I found this book a really helpful read after many years, from being five years old, feeling like a bit of an outcast in certain situations, and analysing every conversation and meeting for my own blunders. It’s an easy book to skim through picking up interesting and reassuring chapters, and makes you realise how common it is to feel uneasy, weird and full of self doubt, and that really even people who appear confident may be going through the same traumas.” – Terry

“I would highly recommend this book to anyone that struggles with social anxiety or shyness as with the sheer amount of helpful topics that are covered, you would be hard-pressed not to find at least one aspect of information useful to you. Gillian Butler covered so many aspects of social anxiety from a base level to how you can act, so that social anxiety does not need to be that monster under your bed you’re too afraid to look at and face!”

You can read Rachael’s review of Overcoming Social Anxiety & Shyness here.