The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Building Social Confidence: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Overcome Shyness & Social Anxiety by Lynne Henderson

Copyright (c) 2011. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications.

This is another book that I’ve really enjoyed. It is currently one of my favourite books on the topic of shyness and social anxiety. Lynne’s writing is personable, warm, uplifting, and encouraging. She demonstrates an inspiring wealth of knowledge and experience. Lynne was Director of The Shyness Institute and Director of the Stanford Shyness Clinic for over 25 years.


Introducing compassion-focused therapy (2009)

Gilbert, P. (2009). Introducing compassion-focused therapy. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment: Journal of Continuing Professional Development, 15, pp. 199-208.


The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit-Disorder

By Richard Louv, © 2011, Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

Richard Louv is not necessarily suggesting a literal disorder here but he is suggesting in a compelling way that connecting with nature has value for one’s physical and emotional wellness and health. There are lots of interesting ideas and research presented here, as well as inspiration. Don’t be surprised if reading this book makes you want to go for a walk on a trail in the woods.


The Compassionate Mind Foundation (Derby)

“Set up in 2006 the Foundation aims to promote wellbeing through the scientific understanding and application of compassion.  We aim to do this by a number of different means: research, supervision, dissemination. This website is the Foundation’s window on the world and as such we hope that it will provide both useful information and a forum for discussion.” If you are interested in compassion-focused therapy, you will find several resources here.


Hearts in Healthcare

“HEARTS in HEALTHCARE is an inspirational community of health professionals, students, patient advocates, health leaders, and many others who are champions for compassionate care. We believe bringing like-minded people together is the first step to re-humanizing healthcare around the world.”

—from the Hearts in Healthcare website


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