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  • How to Be Yourself

  • Quiet Your Inner Critic and Rise Above Social Anxiety
  • By: Ellen Hendriksen
  • Narrated by: Ellen Hendriksen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
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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.

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  • This has helped so much

  • By Penny Evangelou on 29-01-2019

Life without social anxiety...there really is hope

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Reviewed: 16-05-2018

I've just finished listening to "How to Be Yourself" and have come away feeling like I really can conquer the social anxieties in my life. No longer must I dream of some magical potion to live a true and meaningful life, free of self-imposed restrictions. Ellen has shown me that I can have this life, while being my very real self - no changing fundamental aspects of me, but rather shedding the protective and defensive (yet unhealthy) habits I have unknowingly relied on, in order to reveal to the world my already wonderful self. Thank you Ellen Hendriksen for showing me the way, and the science behind it. A recommended read for all people.