CCI InfoPax: Shy No Longer

Coping with Social Anxiety: This InfoPax is designed to provide you with some information about social anxiety and suggested strategies for how you can manage your anxiety in social situations.  It is organized into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence.  Although it is not necessary that you complete one module before going on to the next, this is recommended. Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.


Module 1: Overview of Social Anxiety

This module looks at the symptoms of social anxiety, what causes and maintains social anxiety, and provides general information about treatments and strategies available for social anxiety. PDF document: 247kb.


Module 2: The Calming Technique: Breathing

This module describes how you can reduce your anxiety by gaining control of your breathing. PDF document: 257kb.


Module 3: Progressive Muscle Relaxation

In this module you will learn how to reduce your general level of anxiety by relaxing your muscles. PDF document: 291kb.


Module 4: The Thinking-Feeling Connection

This module describes automatic thoughts and explores how thoughts influence feelings. PDF document: 224kb.


Module 5: The ABC’s of Thinking and Feeling

This module explores how you can use a thought diary to monitor the unhelpful thoughts that can lead to how you feel about a particular situation. PDF document: 287kb.


Module 6: Unhelpful Thinking Styles

This module describes a number of common unhelpful thinking styles that can lead to negative emotions. PDF document: 241kb.


Module 7: Detective Work and Disputation

Module 7 explores how you can examine and challenge unhelpful thoughts by expanding the thought diary described in Module 5. PDF document: 253kb.


Module 8: The End Result

This module describes how you can summarize how you have challenged unhelpful thoughts by producing a balanced thought. PDF document: 276kb.


Module 9: Core Beliefs

Core beliefs are often at the root of unhelpful thoughts that are particularly difficult to change. This module looks at core beliefs and how to change them. PDF document: 199kb.


Module 10: Graded Exposure: Building Situation Stepladders

Module 10 looks at how you can begin going into social situations that you may have been avoiding by planning a structured, step-by-step program. PDF document: 227kb.


Module 11: Graded Exposure: Climbing Situation Stepladders

This module provides information and tips on how you can move through the step-by-step program created in module 10. PDF document: 250kb.


Module 12: Self Management

This final module describes how to maintain gains and continue the progress that has been made throughout the previous modules. PDF document: 225kb.

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