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  • Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety
  • Written by: Ellen Hendriksen
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  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (210 ratings)

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Written by: Ellen Hendriksen
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How to Be Yourself is the best audiobook you'll ever listen to about how to conquer social anxiety.

"...a groundbreaking road map to finally being your true, authentic self." - Susan Cain, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of Quiet

Up to 40% of people consider themselves shy. You might say you're introverted or awkward, or that you're fine around friends but just can't speak up in a meeting or at a party. Maybe you're usually confident but have recently moved or started a new job, only to feel isolated and unsure.

If you get nervous in social situations - meeting your partner's friends, public speaking, standing awkwardly in the elevator with your boss - you've probably been told, "Just be yourself!" But that's easier said than done - especially if you're prone to social anxiety.

Weaving together cutting-edge science, concrete tips, and the compelling stories of real people who have risen above their social anxiety, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen proposes a groundbreaking idea: you already have everything you need to succeed in any unfamiliar social situation. As someone who lives with social anxiety, Dr. Hendriksen has devoted her career to helping her clients overcome the same obstacles she has.

With familiarity, humor, and authority, Dr. Hendriksen takes the listener through the roots of social anxiety and why it endures, how we can rewire our brains through our behavior, and - at long last - exactly how to quiet your Inner Critic, the pesky voice that whispers, "Everyone will judge you." Using her techniques to develop confidence, think through the buzz of anxiety, and feel comfortable in any situation, you can finally be your true, authentic self.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Ellen Hendriksen (P)2018 Macmillan Audio

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I loved it

Ellen really nailed it. It was interesting to hear that most people feel anxious, and it is the practice that makes anxiety fade away slowly. It was one of the take away from first time listening.

Thank you Ellen for this creation.

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Full of Tools and usefull insight

Ellen Hendriksen does a great job of providing examples that are relatable, then tops them off with actionable tools to save you from your own road blocks.

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Very good!

So much information, all so helpful and practical, and shared in an interesting way. I highly recommend!

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5 stars!!!!

I absolutely loved it and learned a lot about myself!! It was looking in the mirror! I'll be listening to this over and over again!!

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Great information

Very instructive and useful information and tips on the topic, that’s enthusiastically presented by the author.

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Complete guide to Be Yourself!

This book surprised me with how good it is at helping and guiding me towards an happier life. It gives a lot of tips about a wide variety of struggles. It talks about a lot of researches and facts, not just about anecdots. It's a complete guide, and I have learned many tools regarding my social anxiety. I come out of this as a more confident and less stressed person. People around me already sees a difference. Thank you

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Extremely helpful in combatting social anxiety

I really enjoyed listening to this book. The narration by the author and how this book was written made it very easy to listen to. There were so many practical tips and tricks on dealing with social anxiety. I’ve definitely learnt a lot and I am excited to head out there and test out what I’ve learned!

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Amazing book

The author has a great voice she is very engaging. Highly recommend this book for anybody who suffers from anxiety. This will absolutely set you on the right path.

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Brilliant

Seemed a little stilted to start. The narrator had inflexions on the end of every sentence. But, once she started to settle in to the story, it was an incredibly valuable listen and beautifully told

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If you have Social Anxiety, this book is for you.

After listening to this book I knew didn't have social anxiety, but got a better understanding, and the root causes of it. Though I do consider myself as an introvert/quiet person, Ellen's advice she shares throughout this book, her clients' anecdotes on how they relieved this anxiety has helped me express my thoughts more (to others) and to increase my inner circle. Highly recommend to anyone suffering from it.

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