People with shyness or social anxiety tend to avoid social situations and may have trouble connecting with others due to their extreme fear of humiliation, rejection, and judgment. The authors' acceptance and commitment therapy ACT program, identified as the best tool for overcoming shyness, has become available to the public for the first time in this book, and has proven to be highly effective. In the first section, readers confront the fundamental symptoms of social anxiety; performance fears, and test anxiety for example. Then, readers learn psychological flexibility to improve their ability to accept the feelings, thoughts, and behaviour that may arise as they learn to work past their anxiety. The book also includes a companion CD featuring additional guided mindfulness exercises and worksheets.