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The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back Audiobook

The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back

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Publisher's Summary

Are you held back in your life due to shyness or social anxiety? In this inspiring, breakthrough book, Dr. Aziz will guide you along the path towards greater confidence in yourself. You will discover what is keeping you stuck in shyness and learn exactly what to do in order to break free. You will master dozens of clinically proven techniques that will help you:

- Stop worrying about what others will think of you.
- Free yourself from social anxiety, shyness, self-doubt and self-criticism.
- Identify your strengths and increase your self-esteem so you can feel proud of who you are.
- Overcome your fear of rejection so you can meet people, date, and excel in your career.
- Start conversations and meet new people without social anxiety or fear.
- Create fulfilling friendships and romantic relationships.

©2013 Aziz Gazipura (P)2014 Aziz Gazipura

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    Samara Wills 03/02/2017
    Samara Wills 03/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing"

    This book has been wonderful . I didn't even know help existed for this type of fear. It opened my eyes to how much I hold myself back and don't live a full life. I'm so excited to start trying all the tools I have learned to overcome this type of anxiety. Highly recommended.

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    Chris B. 21/01/2017
    Chris B. 21/01/2017
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    "immediate relief from social anxiety"

    I am 30 years old and have struggled within social anxiety for as long as I can remember, although I wasn't diagnosed until early last year. This audio book was the first direct attempt to address this issue since finding out and I have already noticed an improvement. This audio book gave me an understanding of what my anxiety is, what has caused it and how to move past it. Those aspects alone has made it worth every penny. 10/10 would recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew M 31/07/2015
    Andrew M 31/07/2015
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    "An excellent book that opened my eyes"

    Great book. While listening to this I discovered a few things about myself. I bought this book for one thing and learnt much more. Highly recommended.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    James 13/12/2015
    James 13/12/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "very goood"

    highly recommend it, very pleasent to listen on the go. Good facts and practical exercises. i have benifitsd from this book awesome

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sean 06/08/2015
    Sean 06/08/2015
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    "Something I'll listen to again and again"

    This audio book was very good. I added so many bookmarks of parts I want to relisten to. There's links to free templates to help go through some exercises.

    The narration was of a high standard. There's nothing better than hearing something as read by the author.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • Sami B.
    26/04/17
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    "Book obnoxiously assumes that I am male"
    What disappointed you about The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back?

    I thought I could ignore it, but it really got on my nerves after a while. This book constantly refers to the reader as a heterosexual man, and it frustrated me to no end, as I am not that.Nowhere in the description does it say that this book is for males or heterosexuals, and his research has been done on women as well as men, so I don't understand why he felt the need to direct his book solely to men. It is obnoxious and made the book unreadable for me.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Dr. Aziz Gazipura, PsyD again?

    Maybe, if he stops assuming that his reader is a certain gender.


    Any additional comments?

    The actually advice on social anxiety was fine. The narration was a bit slow, but also fine.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Dania Wittmann
    Los Angeles, CA
    3/02/15
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    "Wow!"
    What did you love best about The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back?

    This is the best book I've ever read on shyness, confidence, anxiety. So comprehensive, honest, sensitive and at times humorous. Real approach and solutions.


    What other book might you compare The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back to and why?

    Perhaps 'Feel the Fear and do it anyway'


    What about Dr. Aziz Gazipura’s performance did you like?

    He is clear, lighthearted, humorous and relatable


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back?

    Everything starting now!


    56 of 77 people found this review helpful
  • dsr
    12/05/15
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    "The Best Book on Social Anxiety !!!"
    If you could sum up The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back in three words, what would they be?

    This is the Best book I have read or listen to on Social Anxiety. The Author also is the Narrator and you can feel his passion in his words. He breaks it down to simple terms to how to deal with your social anxiety so simple it almost makes you laugh.


    What does Dr. Aziz Gazipura bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love his passion. you can hear it in his voice.


    43 of 60 people found this review helpful
  • Austin Schulz
    28/09/15
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    "I was really skeptical at first, BUT...."

    This book has genuinely changed my life. I'm not that old, only a Freshman in college, but anxiety has really started to squeeze the lif out of me. When I was younger, I used to love school. I'd talk non-stop, I was that class clown, and had many friends. Then a switch flipped in high school. All of a sudden I was scared, ashamed of myself as a person, constantly obsessed with what the older kids thought of me. I had many girls express interest in me, but I ended up avoiding them, afraid they would reject me (even after they made the first and hardest step!). I was determined to change this year, and Dr. Aziz's book helped so much. The length looks daunting, but it feels short if you're determined. Have an open mind, let your pain drive you to change. I hope you truely listen and practice these exercises. Good luck and thanks to Dr. Aziz for help me break the chains of Anxiety.

    42 of 59 people found this review helpful
  • Sam Gregory
    3/02/15
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    "Excellent book!"

    This is a great book if you're looking to overcome shyness and anxiety. It helped me reflect on how I contribute to my own fears of social interaction. The author offered several solutions that really work! Keep an open mind and try them for yourself they really work!

    37 of 52 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Canada
    10/07/16
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    "Excellent book! Enthusiastic and authentic narration!"

    Dr. Aziz did a phenomenal job presenting proven methods to overcome shyness / social anxiety disorder (social phobia). Given his personal history of he having overcome social phobia, his account is very authentic. The book being read by the author makes it even more impacful. This is a great book for shy women and shy men, and is also an excellent resource for counselors to recommend to their patients, as part of bibliotherapy for shyness. Worth checking also the classic "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie and "Painfully Shy" by Barbara Markway.

    Thanks Dr. Aziz!

    20 of 28 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    7/12/15
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    "DR AZIZ NAILS IT!"
    What about Dr. Aziz Gazipura’s performance did you like?

    Dr. Aziz is personable and easy to listen to. He makes you feel like he actually cares and genuinely wants to help people. Dr. Aziz also has a fantastic website that offers other videos and programs if you like the material in the book and want to take it the next step. He also puts on events in the Portland area I am actually planning to attend spring of 2016. I'll update this review afterwards. In my opinion if you are going to buy just one book or audiobook on the subject of social anxiety and how to kick anxiety's butt then this is the book for you!


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back?

    I have been to a therapist and tried CBT and it really didn't work that well for me. This book has already done more for me than the 9 months of CBT.


    36 of 51 people found this review helpful
  • james frey
    22/02/17
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    "No solutions - waste of time and money"

    Not a single solution. Let me save you the time and money. It's all in your head, so just stop.

    15 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Dave Meindl
    Cedar Falls, IA
    28/03/16
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    "Inspirational, Insightful and Practical"

    Through his studies, research, personal experience and application in therapy sessions with his clients, Dr. Aziz has developed a systematic method of developing self-love, quieting the inner critic and overcoming social anxiety. Dr. Aziz himself suffered for many years from debilitating social anxiety. When you hear him speak about social anxiety, you hear genuine empathy; the kind of empathy that can only be gained through suffering. And when you hear him tell you that's it's possible to overcome social anxiety and develop a deep sense of confidence, you truly believe him.

    ...because he is living proof that it can be done.

    37 of 53 people found this review helpful
  • Charles Thompson
    Atlanta, GA
    3/04/15
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    "Great book!"

    This book was very helpful! I found the information in it to be very poignant and straightforward. After listening to the book and practicing the techniques that Dr. Aziz outlines, I have experienced several breakthroughs with my social anxiety.

    Dr. Aziz does a fantastic job of narrating. The passages are well rehearsed, and keep you listening and intrigued. His playful sense of humor and 'veer off the script' format helps the listener to connect with the narrator and hear what he is saying.

    To anyone experiencing social anxiety, I highly recommend this book as a starting point in your journey to overcome your fears!

    30 of 43 people found this review helpful
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  • ian
    18/04/16
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    "A must for sufferers of Social Anxiety & Shyness!"

    Picked this book up after suffering from Social Anxiety and depression for as far back as I can remember. That's a lot of pain in 43 years !

    Following the exercises and taking on board all the advice has helped me overcome a particularly difficult time in my life ! I no longer fear meeting new people or become overwhelmed in crowds or endure the constant abuse of my 'Self Critic!'

    This has been my Anxieties silver bullet ! I really hope it works for you to !

    Thank you 😊

    24 of 39 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Walton on Thames, United Kingdom
    5/08/16
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    "fantastic book"

    Fantastic book! has make me realised about my inner negative thoughts and just switched for positive. We can do!

    23 of 39 people found this review helpful
  • Ajai
    28/02/16
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    "Made see see things a lot clearer then i did befor"
    Where does The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not listened to many before but definatly recommend if you think you may have social anxiety


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Some scenes when Dr Aziz is telling back scenarios of real life discussions he had with clients with SA made me laugh out loud, but they all really struck a cord with similar feelings i have had, so it was easy to relate.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Be prepared to see change your perspective on things - maybe not of life as a whole - but see things a little differently.


    22 of 39 people found this review helpful
  • Nicky
    5/05/16
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    "Used a free credit to get this book. It sucks."
    What would have made The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back better?

    If you have struggled with anxiety and shyness and tried to get rid of those, then you would have already done everything this book says. Nothing new or surprising. The book is only filled with stories of other sufferers. Stories that many people could easily relate to. That's it. No convincing "solution" to be seen/heard from this book. I suggest that you should just put yourself in more uncomfortable social situations and eventually you will get used to it. Avoid this book. :)


    Any additional comments?

    If you have struggled with anxiety and shyness and tried to get rid of those, then you would have already done everything this book says. Nothing new or surprising. The book is only filled with stories of other sufferers. Stories that many people could easily relate to. That's it. No convincing "solution" to be seen/heard from this book. I suggest that you should just put yourself in more uncomfortable social situations and eventually you will get used to it. Avoid this book. :)

    18 of 41 people found this review helpful
  • karina
    6/10/15
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    "Not bad."

    I already tried few tasks the author offered it helps to shift your thoughts about yourself and become more confident.practice is the answer

    5 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Coffee4Life
    30/07/16
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    "Solution?! Made me feel worse!"
    What disappointed you about The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back?

    It was nonsense. Cliched and incredibly patronising.


    What was most disappointing about Dr. Aziz Gazipura, PsyD’s story?

    The entire story basically.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator was OK really, but the actual material was so bad.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Errr...well...the cover is nice. I guess.


    Any additional comments?

    Sorry, I hate to be rude but this was a total waste of my money and my time. Social anxiety is such a terrible terrible thing, but this sort of book is no use at all - if anything this almost makes me feel worse :(

    11 of 35 people found this review helpful
  • Open Ears
    Chicago, USA
    15/10/16
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    "Very little help at all"
    What would have made The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back better?

    I a more human approach. it felt too clinical and not very true to real life.


    Has The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back put you off other books in this genre?

    A little bit yes :( I just wanted help with my social anxieties.


    Any additional comments?

    I just fond it too clinical, too unrealistic, too far removed from what life is REALLY like to be of any real use. Felt a bit old fashioned too, doesn't feel like something for 2016.

    10 of 33 people found this review helpful
  • Audioaddict
    26/11/16
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    "What a waste of my time :("
    What disappointed you about The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back?

    Repeated info, read a million times before. Nothing new. Same old stuff from years ago.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Solution to Social Anxiety: Break Free from the Shyness That Holds You Back?

    The whole book needs rewritten in my opinion with all the new studies we have into social anxiety. This felt out dated.


    9 of 33 people found this review helpful

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