- Narrated by: Ellen Hendriksen
- Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
- Release date: 05-18-23
Overcoming Social Anxiety By Ellen Hendriksen, The Great Courses AudioBook summary
Social anxiety is the perception that something is wrong with us or that we’re deficient in some way in a group setting. And unless we work hard to conceal that perceived flaw, it will be revealed, and people will judge or reject us for it.
Most of us know what it’s like to have a socially anxious moment now and then. But for millions upon millions of people, at some point in life, social anxiety is so serious that it gets in the way of living the life we want to live. Social anxiety disorder is the third most diagnosed disorder. It shows up in our modern lives in all sorts of ways, from agonizing over how to word a text to deciding whether to go out with our friends versus bailing to stay in and watch TV.
Dr. Ellen Hendriksen has made it her mission to use cutting-edge clinical practices and evidence-based treatments to help hundreds of clients reduce their anxiety. In this Audible Original, Dr. Hendriksen provides tools for dealing with social anxiety in the real world, including confronting the problems of perfectionism and making and deepening friendships. You’ll come away with skills you can use anywhere so you can live the life you want to live, and in the process, realize how amazing you already are.