In this breakthrough book, Dr. David Burns, M.D., author of the bestselling Feeling Good, applies the proven principles of Cognitive Therapy to eliminating the negative thinking and low self-esteem that causes loneliness and shyness. With sensible and sensitive advice, case histories, and revealing exercises, this step-by-step program shows you how to:
• Pinpoint and rid yourself of attitudes that keep you apart from others • Master the techniques that make you feel and look more attractive • Deal with people who give you the runaround • Resist romantic temptations not in your best interest • Release inhibitions to conquer performance anxiety and enhance sexual pleasure • Develop fulfilling relationships . . . and more
"Revelatory . . . Burns understands on a gut level."-The Chicago Tribune
David D. Burns, MD, is a clinical psychiatrist whose groundbreaking Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy was rated number one in a national survey of mental health professionals as the most frequently recommended self-help book on depression. The companion, The Feeling Good Handbook, was rated number two. Dr. Burns is a popular lecturer and guest on national radio and television. He is currently Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine and is certified by the National Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.