I was. Sorry but I thought it was ridiculous!! It really didn't help me.
A lot of it was "change your thinking" but the problem was I already would think both the typical negatives AND the positives they told me to anyway. I tell myself no one cares in one part of my brain, but the other part says "oh my god- too many people! what if I fall? What if I drop this? Is he looking at me? Is my face red?" etc
So I can say over and over to myself that I am fine. I can walk into that store alone and no one will think I am weird, that even if i trip, no one will laugh... but yet, I am thinking simultaneously that everyone is staring, talking about me, or whatever. I suppose that was the point- shut the other side up, but really, they weren't telling me anything I didn't know as far as changing my thoughts about the situation.
Also- I COMPLETELY resented being given 'homework' like "this week I want you to go into ONE store, all by yourself" or "Make a phone call to someone you don't personally know (ie for a bill payment or some such thing)"
I am sure it works for some, but for me, it just was awful and I wouldn't do it again.
"I don't wanna be lonely, I just wanna be alone..."