Social Anxiety

  • by Jennifer Alison
  • Narrated by Susan Kruth
  • 1 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Social Anxiety effects almost 20 million Americans, many of whom find working a difficult and at times impossible task. You are not alone. The good news is that it is totally treatable with the right knowledge, which this guide will teach you!
This best-selling guide will teach you how to start dealing with your social anxiety immediately.
Does any of the below seem familiar to you? If so, this guide can help you:


Sweating
Dry Mouth
Upset stomach
Loss of appetite
Increased appetite
Excessive over-thinking or worrying before, during, and after a stress-inducing event
Increased heart rate
Cold sweaty hands
Feeling suddenly very hot or cold
Blushing
Trembling
Feeling an urge to use the toilet
Scratching, hair twisting, or other compulsive grooming
Clamming up when speaking
Racing thoughts
Catastrophic thoughts
Hyperventilating that may result in tingling fingers, hands, feet, or face
Panic Attacks
Visualising worst case scenarios
Wanting to quit your job through fear and nerves

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Really helped me to improve my anxiety struggle!

Would you listen to Social Anxiety again? Why?

I'd definitely listen to this again. I've suffered with social anxiety from a young age and nothing has really managed to help - Until now. Counselling, medication, pushing myself etc have all failed but this is the one resource I feel has actually helped me to at least some what get rid of my anxiety.

Whenever I feel like it's creeping back in I think I'll end up giving this another listen to help myself feel better.


What other book might you compare Social Anxiety to and why?

The author has some other books about anxiety and I feel like this ties in well with them - Personally I feel like this one has helped the most, although the others also offer a good insight into helping your anxiety. I prefer this book as it goes specifically into anxiety in the workplace rather than in general, and as this is something I'm forced to struggle with on a daily basis I feel like it's helped me more.


What about Susan Kruth’s performance did you like?

I found that her voice worked well with the subject matter - As it's a book on anxiety, it was definitely soothing and calming to hear her voice. It relaxed me and I feel like it helped me to focus on it more, her tone and accent were very engaging.

I felt like she was incredibly invested in the reading and felt like she could empathise with me and she also made it very clear when she was reading key points by putting emphasis on these parts and making sure to enunciate more.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely! It's a convenient length to listen to in one go and despite being non-fiction, I found it gripping as I wanted to do whatever I could to help improve my anxiety. As I mentioned, I felt engaged by the narrator which definitely helped me to listen to this in one go.


Any additional comments?

I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to conquer their social anxiety, especially in the workplace. Nothing else has helped me as much as this has and I'd also recommend the author's other works. All of the tips in this are easy to both understand and implement, and the author clearly knows what she's dealing with - She managed to make a hard to talk about topic much easier to talk about, and I admire this. This has been a definite life changer for me and I can see myself using it again in future should I need to.

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- Ben Robart

Work was tough...not anymore.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Well, if they had the same issues as i did, then of course i would, absolutely definitely!


What does Susan Kruth bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Well, i personally think listening to someone is a lot easier int his situation. Also being an audiobook it made it a LOT easier to consume in public places, which is what i needed (for example one day i actually listened to one section in the toilets at work, before a very scary (for me) meeting)


Any additional comments?

Fantastic. Any type of social anxiety is a quite horrible thing. Brutal at times. I have had this book for almost 3 months now and only have the highest praise for it and how the advice has, quite literally, changed my life. I was actually close to quitting my job - now i have a BETTER job! The fact i got thru an interview and now thrive in daily life at work is a miracle. I still have my off day but generally i am so much better and put it down to this excellent book.

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- Coffee4Life

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2015
  • Publisher: Jennifer Alison Publishing