Trade Ed. Berent Associates 2003
CD ISBN 0966986210 $299.00 Eight CDs
The program covers a large range of topics related to overcoming shyness and social avoidance, well supported by a printed table of contents, a 100-page workbook, a blank diary, and a color/mood card to measure stress. Berent's method is based on the practice of recognizing social stress and controlling all its possible physiological and mental antecedents. The suggestions, exercises, and tips cover every type of shyness, and there are many self-assessment tools to pin down specific types of shyness. The extensive 10-hour program will require a commitment from the listener, but the effort will be worth it if shyness is a challenge. Since this is a self-published program, you'll have to get it at www.socialanxiety.com or by calling 800-248-2034. T.W.
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