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alt.support.shyness FAQ
E-mail: [email protected]
     "This is the "frequently asked questions" list for alt.support shyness on Usenet. This article answers commonly-asked questions about shyness and how to overcome it."
     This site is just a simple list of questions that people may have concerning shyness and the answers given to them by the site manager, as well as the alt.support.shyness group posters. The questions range from the basic "What's the difference between shyness and introversion?" down to questions concerning topics such as dating and tackling the "problem". - TAL   
     This site offers support to overcome shyness and it also gives a self assessment test.-TOD
     If you search for shyness in the Aol search box, there are many useful videos in  regards to overcoming and dealing with shyness from doctors and people who are trying to overcome it. -LOL

Berent Associates Center for Shyness and Social Therapy
17 Maple Drive
Great Neck, NY 11021
Phone: 1-800-248-2034
Fax: 1-516-487-7414
E-mail: [email protected]
Website:  http://www.social-anxiety.com/ 
     "... specializes in working with individuals who have problems with any of the following: social anxiety and panic, shyness, social phobias, social skills dysfunction, unstable relationships, avoidant and dependent personality, "performance pressure", productivity inhibition, and difficulty with speaking in front of groups... While our program focuses on socialization, we are working with the 'whole person'... can include issues regarding work, stress, behavior, mood, family, attaining independence, etc. Therapy is provided for adults, teenagers, and children."
     This site gives detailed descriptions on different types anxiety disorders and their effects. -TJ
     This is a site in the New York area where you can find in-person therapy, either on the individual level or in groups. On the rest of the site you can find ways to do telephone therapy, if you do not live in the New York area, and many other resources, such as case studies on different social problems. - TAL
     This site also has helpful information for parents with children who are shy. The site has a questionnaire so you can rate your shyness. It also has a list of recommended books concerning social problems. -OCC
     This website offers many tools to overcome shyness. You can sign up for self therapy with audio CDs. -TOD
     This site also provide a chance for people to listen to interviews with experts and  real people who have resolved issues relating to shyness and social anxiety. - LOL

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Overcoming Shyness And Social Anxiety
Website: www.social-anxiety-shyness-info.com/
E-mail: [email protected]
     "resources and professionals are available for helping people who suffer from shyness or anxiety disorder, including psychological problems and how to overcome them."
     This site contains general information on shyness and a glossary of social anxiety terms. -TJ
     This site is very broad, but has good and helpful ways of interpreting shyness. On this page also, you will find questions and answers in solving some part of the problems of shyness. you will also be appointed some professional therapists and doctors who have had life experiences of such problems and will diagnose you, give you directories medications and also counseling and support to treat your emotions of thoughts. -DA
     This page is helpful because it gives definitions of terms and also provides information for diagnosis. -TOD
     This site is useful for a person trying to overcome shyness because it takes you thorough a step by step process beginning with by first answering the question of what is shyness and social anxiety? then it talks about the causes, how shyness and social anxiety  evolves and finally what can you do to overcome it or the treatment that is available. -LOL   

Painfully Shy
Website: www.markway.com
Management Center of Mid Missouri
428 East Capitol Avenue
Suite 313
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573 - 635 - 5055
Fax: 573-635-5014
     "Barbara and Gregory Markway are psychologist and experts in the field of shyness and anxiety disorder.Together they authored painful shy, how to overcome and reclaim your life."
     I agree with the current reviews of this site. -TJ
     This site is simple, but has very great informations of asking questions about your problems of shyness and also receiving counseling from the psychlogist. The site also tips for teachers, parents , and how to encourage kids to overcome their shyness. They provides a variety of games and social activities also for teens to help in solving their social anxiety and shyness.
     This site is good because it gives helpful tips on nurturing a shy child. -TOD
     This site provides access to a number of books that can be useful in learning about and overcoming shyness and social anxiety. -LOL

Psychology Today - Social Phobia
115 East 23rd Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 1-212-260-7210
: www.psychologytoday.com/htdocs/prod/PTOInfo/pto_term_socphob.asp
     "..purpose is to be 'Here to Help'... staff of writers, editors and programmers include individuals who have extensive expertise in the field of psychology, both from a clinical and an academic perspective. Many of our articles are written by, and rely upon information provided by Doctors and PhD's who have dedicated their professional lives to the promotion of sound psychology for the benefit of the communities in which they live."
     General overview of social phobia, informative and easy to navigate site. -TJ
     This site focuses more on the extreme case, which is social phobia. On this page you will find an overview of social phobia as well as links to articles pertaining to social phobia as well as to shyness. Bernardo Carducci, famous for his work at the Shyness Research Institute, is the author of many of these useful articles.
     This site gives a definition of shyness, symptoms, causes, treatment and contact information for centers that offer help. -OC
     This page gives an in depth analysis including statistics on social anxiety.-TOD
     If you search for shyness in the search box, a lot of useful articles will be found on the issue. -LOL

Shake your Shyness
Phone: 1-425-455-5400 (Rennee Gilber)
E-mail: [email protected]
     "... dedicated to helping people overcome shyness through education....explore the origins of shyness, treatment alternatives and resources available to help.  But most importantly, you will see that shyness does not have to rule your life."
     I agree with the  reviews below, this site doesn't just give information on shyness but effective ways on how to treat it in different situations. -TJ
     This website has a lot of information. It has a list of celebrities who are shy or were shy at one time or another, it's got an article on how to thrive in the business world as a shy person, and even tips on how to deal with shy kids in the classroom.  The site also lists some good resources. - TAL
     I agree. This site has a lot of helpful information, and even the founder of the site explains how she has overcome her own shyness. The site also gives parents helpful hints on how to help a shy child. -OCC
     This page is good because it lists celebrities who are also shy. It is a comfort to the reader that they aren't alone.-TOD

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Shy and Free
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.shyandfree.com/
       "An award winning personal growth site dedicated to transforming shyness into wholeness and happiness."
     Contains great tips for dealing with shyness. -TJ
This site is great: from the principles that transform shyness, which may seem like simple facts but are indeed inspiring, to the stories that people share about their shyness and how some of them have overcome it. There are links to possibly every shy website that is important, and the book recommendations are great. - TAL
     As well as the above information, it also gives information about many studies that have been done on the characteristics of being shy. This site is easy to navigate as well. It gives possible processes to help you overcome a painful problem. -OCC
     This website is award winning and has helped transform many people's shyness.
     This site is useful because it offers ways in which you can transform your shyness. It also has interesting stories from people who were once shy and no longer are. These stories can motivate someone to overcome their shyness. -LOL 

The Shyness Institute
2000 Williams St.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 1-650-493-6398
Fax: 1-650-493-6295
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.shyness.com/shyness-institute.html
"... is dedicated to understanding shyness. It functions on a non-profit basis to support research related to the social conditions that promote shyness and to the phenomenology and treatment of shyness. A second mission is to increase public awareness through educational programs."
       This site has all the studies and manuals you could think of. It's got a great amount of research papers on the topic and is full of information. Most of the site, however, is related to the technical aspect of it all. - TAL
      This site also has a list of handouts and questionnaires. This even includes a survey on dating. However, this site is focused mainly on the technical aspect of shyness. -OCC
       This site offers many questionnaires to find out if you're shy. It also provides many resources that are helpful.-TOD

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