Henderson, L. 2011. Compassionate-mind Guide to Building Social Confidence. New Harbinger.
Compassionate-mind Guide to Building Social Confidence offers a supportive program for moving past social anxiety and associated self-critical thoughts. The program described helps the reader to accept their shyness as part of their personality and challenge their social anxiety. Dozens of exercises are provided that assist the reader to practice mindfulness, imagery, compassionate thinking, and compassionate actions. These skills are understood to be critical for developing the ability to overcome shyness and establishing social confidence.
Wehrenberg, M. 2008. The 10 Best Ever Anxiety Management Techniques. W. W. Norton.
The 10 Best Ever Anxiety Management Techniques describes practical tips for managing anxiety on a day-to-day basis. The techniques covered include diaphragmatic breathing, self-talk, mindfulness, muscle relaxation, and “plan to panic” strategies.
Antony, M. & Swinson, R. 2009. When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism. New Harbinger.
When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough explores anxiety issues in relation to perfectionism which can result in a reduced ability to function in daily life. This book looks at the root cause of perfectionism and its impacts, and describes coping skills for overcoming anxiety precipitated by fear of making mistakes.