Online Shopping: Body Image, Personality, & Social Anxiety Influences: Brooke M. Mann, Jennifer M. Bonds-Raacke
Do you feel nervous around people and don´t know why? Are you tired of worrying what others are thinking of you all the time? Do you feel uncomfortable in public and can´t ever seem to relax around people? Are you tired of that critical voice inside your head that´s always putting you down? Have you tried to overcome your social anxiety and shyness before and nothing worked? I suffered from professionally diagnosed social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder for over a decade. Through the majority of my 20s, I was on strong antidepressant medication. Instead of being the best, those were the most unhappy years of my life. In public I felt nervous and awkward all the time. I couldn´t go to shopping malls or social gatherings without feeling like I was naked and on display. I couldn´t even talk to old friends and my own family without getting nervous around them! For years I didn´t tell anyone about this and suffered in silence. I felt lonely, depressed, and ashamed about this ´´disorder´´ that no matter how hard I tried, just wouldn´t seem to go away. I was confused and upset as to why this was happening to me. I know how it feels to live with social anxiety 24/7, 365 days a year. The suffering, the shame, the lack of understanding from family and friends. The feeling that no one really understands what you´re going through. I understand. This is why I can help. I truly believed I was ´´born shy´´ and would have social anxiety for life. I am here to prove to you that social anxiety and shyness is not a life sentence and you can get over these conditions, no matter where you currently are. I am living proof of that. This book documents my entire journey through social anxiety; the factors that caused it and the exact steps I took to find my healing and regain control of my life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tobias J. Atkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058555/bk_acx0_058555_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There´s a new and faster way of anxiety relief, but few have ever heard it. Most people are advised to either just ´´manage´´ their anxiety or medicate it away. If you´re tired of just managing your anxiety and want a powerful natural solution, then apply the DARE technique, as explained in Barry McDonagh´s latest book. Based on hard science and over 10 years of helping people who suffer from anxiety, Barry McDonagh shares his most effective technique in this new book. The DARE technique can be used by everyone, regardless of age or background, to live lives free from anxiety or panic attacks. In this step-by-step guide, you will discover how to: Stop panic attacks and end feelings of general anxiety Face any anxious situation you´ve been avoiding (driving, flying, shopping, etc.) Put an end to anxious or intrusive thoughts Use the correct natural supplements to relieve anxiety Boost your confidence and feel like your old self again Fall asleep faster and with less anxiety each night Live a more bold and adventurous life again 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barry McDonagh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058061/bk_acx0_058061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Many of us struggle through the holidays. We deal with grumpy checkout girls, rude customers, arrogant in-laws, and boisterous kids. All of our personal time and space is invaded. Our routines and schedules are broken to allow for family time, shopping, and holiday parties. Others are lonely during the holidays. They celebrate them alone and in isolation. They experience loneliness and depression. Some of us experience anxiety over all of the things that we must fit in, the lack of resources we have, and our desire to make everything perfect. We forget to delegate to others, and we remember special people in our lives who have already passed on. We remember our old traditions, and we anticipate future holidays with our loves ones. Every aspect of the holidays triggers some type of positive or negative emotion. With the wide range of emotions, the holidays often elicit an increase in stress for us. Our hearts race along with our minds. The stress hormone cortisol increases in our bodies, setting off a chain reaction of negative results. We start to get sick. We become anxious. We have trouble sleeping. It causes fatigue in our bodies. Some of the memories and experiences that are dealt with through the holidays can even cause a disorder called Complex PTSD or Developmental Trauma Disorder. People who have sensitive genes or sensitive temperaments can experience negative emotions during an experience that can traumatize them for life if they do not find ways to de-stress and reprocess the event. Some people only consider trauma to be things like home invasions and war. But the truth is that trauma can be any event where a person feels helpless, out of control, humiliated, or shamed. This audiobook seeks to provide you with many different ways that you can de-stress after the holidays. I hope that these can help you process your stress and find a better place mentally and emotionally. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Welch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050149/bk_acx0_050149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
During a cross border shopping trip, a family vanishes. No reason. No ransom. No cry for help. Bus driver Wallace Carver fears the worst when his family fails to meet him at the Bellingham, Washington mall. His anxiety is justifiably heightened when security cameras unexplainably show that he crossed the Peace Arch border alone. Now, all Wallace wants to do is get his wife and sons back. But first he has to work out why they were taken and by whom. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah Michael Levine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014945/bk_adbl_014945_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A groundbreaking exploration of how cyberspace is changing the way we think, feel, and behave. Mary Aiken is the world´s leading expert in forensic cyberpsychology - a discipline that combines psychology, criminology, and technology to investigate the intersection where technology and human behavior meet. In this, her first book, Aiken has created a starting point for all future conversations about how the Internet is shaping development and behavior, societal norms and values, children, safety, security, and our perception of the world. Cyberspace is an environment full of surveillance, but who is looking out for us? The Cyber Effect offers a fascinating and chilling look at a future we can still do something about. Drawing on her own research and extensive experience with law enforcement, Mary Aiken covers a wide range of subjects, from the impact of screens on the developing child to the explosion of teen sexting and the acceleration of compulsive and addictive behaviors online (gaming, shopping, pornography). She examines the escalation of cyberchondria (anxiety produced by self-diagnosing online), cyberstalking, and organized cybercrime in the deep web. Aiken provides surprising statistics and incredible but true case studies of hidden trends that are shaping our culture and raising troubling questions about where the digital revolution is taking us. The Cyber Effect will upend your assumptions about your online life and forever change the way you think about the technology you, your friends, and your family use. Listeners will gain a new understanding of the rapid change taking shape around us and come away with critical tools to become part of this very necessary conversation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachel Fulginiti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004704/bk_rand_004704_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn how to control your impulses and to stop and think before you act with this hypnosis and guided meditation program! Benefits of the program include: More impulse control, whether it´s shopping, drinking, eating, etc. Empowering self-beliefs Less stress and anxiety The ability to stop and think before you act Deep relaxation for your body and mind More natural energy throughout your day Motivational Hypnotherapy´s Joel Thielke is a world-renowned hypnotherapist and author who has helped millions of people worldwide. This powerful hypnosis program is designed specifically to help you train your brain to think before you act and better control negative impulses. This is the perfect program for listeners of any age, no matter your level of hypnosis experience. We recommend listening to this audiobook for 21 days in a row to get the most out of your listening experience. Listen to the induction track, and if you fall asleep, that´s okay. This program will work for you if you are awake or asleep. It´s a short, powerful program that will change your life and give you real results. This powerful hypnosis audiobook includes the following tracks: Track 1 - About Hypnosis Track 2 - Impulse Control- White Light Induction For more information or to ask us a question, visit our website at motivationalhypnotherapy.com. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Thielke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065507/bk_acx0_065507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you feel afraid of things in life? Do you have anxiety about work, being in public places, or speaking in public? Are you afraid to leave the house, nervous about driving, or worried about what other people think? You don´t have to live this way any longer. Michael O´Brien has found the solution to overcoming fear and anxiety, after years of experiencing it himself. Michael had his first panic attack at age 19, when he attended a bodybuilding contest. That led to other panic attacks that forced him to leave shopping malls, banks, freeways, elevators, restaurants, and even churches. He was unable to cope with his fear and anxiety. But today, he lives a normal life, and doesn´t fear having panic attacks. Now in Fearing Nothing, Michael shares the nine stressors that cause anxiety and fear that can take over people´s lives. He then discusses the solutions to overcoming these symptoms, and provides helpful tools that will benefit everyone. Listeners of Fearing Nothing will learn: Fear and panic are a sign of intelligence How to use your intelligence to tell yourself new stories The power of not exaggerating situations How to raise your self-esteem The importance of relaxation and how to do it How to float through anxious feelings The hoax tool that will make your symptoms stop It´s time to quit hiding behind your fears. It´s time to come clean with yourself and others about your situation, so anxiety and fear will no longer control your life. The problems you are experiencing have originated within you, but you also have the power to control and defeat them. Discover in this audiobook, your own power so that you too, will be Fearing Nothing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael O´Brien. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/092919/bk_acx0_092919_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have a hard time saying ´´no´´ to yourself? Ready to practice a little impulse control and feel more accomplished? Today is the day you´ll find it easier to exercise self-control with this new guided meditation program from The Sleep Learning System and world-renowned hypnotherapist Rachael Meddows. Powerful benefits while you sleep include: Breaking bad habits Less anxiety The ability to control your impulses, whether it´s shopping, smoking, overeating, etc. Just turn on the tracks, relax, and let your subconscious mind do the work for you. The Sleep Learning System is specially designed to work with your subconscious mind during your sleep cycle. The guided meditation and soothing background music will deeply relax your body and mind for the perfect night´s sleep, while allowing you to access the deepest parts of your mind. And now Sleep Learning is better than ever, thanks to the soothing voice of Rachael Meddows. With this audiobook, you´ll learn how to control your impulses and start making positive choices. This guided mediation system gives you positive suggestions that will help you quiet your mind and melt away stress, leaving your body deeply relaxed for a great night´s sleep. While you´re sleeping, the program will help remove those old habits and help you think before you act. The special inductions will gently guide you into your REM stage of sleep, working with your subconscious to make lasting change that you can see. This Sleep Learning System album comes with two extended tracks that include the ´´Sleep Induction´´ and ´´Garden Induction´´ and two relaxing music tracks. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rachael Meddows. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051812/bk_acx0_051812_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How can virtue, psychology and spirituality help you flourish? Only 20 percent of the US population appears to be flourishing - characterized by an enthusiastic commitment to personal and professional growth and resilience in the face of disappointments. Psychologists traditionally focused on relieving depression and anxiety. Now, positive psychology aims to maximize positive emotions in the face of life´s challenges through living a virtuous life. Explore the role of Christian spirituality in living a virtuous - and therefore flourishing - life. Your guide, pioneering psychologist, professor, and Jesuit priest John J. Cecero, applies concepts from his book, Praying Through Lifetraps: A Psycho-Spiritual Path to Freedom, to explain how lifetraps, core fears, and experiences prevent us from flourishing. With fresh insight, he will explore depression, anxiety, and isolation as well as various forms of impulsivity and addictions to processes (e.g., work, gambling, shopping, sex, etc.) and substances (e.g., food, alcohol, drugs, etc.) These talks illustrate how Christian spiritual tools can powerfully supplement psychology to help you flourish. You will gain specific guidelines and spiritual practices to cultivate gratitude, temperance, humility, and forgiveness, among other key virtues, in the service of flourishing. The series concludes with specific recommendations for cultivating and sustaining a spiritual path. The final talk addresses an issue of paramount importance in today´s world, namely the call to exercise forgiveness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fr. John J. Cecero SJ PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000052/bk_nykm_000052_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.