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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-22-2010, 08:34 PM
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^ Well I really like it. I'm not sure what you mean by "self-talk", do you mean the kind of therapies where you have to constantly repeat good thoughts and stuff to yourself all the time? This book's not really like that...I'm actually not doing any of the exercises it suggests, but I just found its message about acceptance gave me a new outlook on my anxiety,without me really having to try at all.

Don't get me wrong, i'm still insanely anxious. But I think I've stopped beating myself up about it a little bit. It's helped me in social situations because I just let myself be anxious. I actually think people understand me better and are nicer to me now because I don't have such a defense and wall up trying to hide my anxiety. I can't explain it very well and I'm sure the experience would be different for anyone who reads this book. I just think people should give it a shot.
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