Social Fitness Training Manuals

We follow The Social Fitness Model. This model and techniques for Getting Socially Fit are documented in the Social Fitness Training Manuals, available through The Shyness Institute.

Therapist Manual:

The Social Fitness Training Manual: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Treating Shyness and Social Anxiety Disorder, by Lynne Henderson, PhD, is now available in a newly revised, bound edition. This manual covers an intensive course of cognitive-behavioral treatment that can be used for individuals or groups. The manual includes detailed instructions for cognitive restructuring, simulated exposures, pre- and post-assessment, ongoing progress evaluation, and provides handouts for take-home exercises.

The Social Fitness Training Manual is the result of twenty-five years of research, clinical experience, evidence-based methodologies and the latest in cognitive, behavioral and cross-disciplinary psychological theories. 286 pages, coil bound. Forward by Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D. Cost: $50 plus shipping and handling ($8 Ground, $16 3-Day Express).

Client Manual:

The Social Fitness Client Manual: This manual is available to accompany the Therapist Manual. Cost: $40 plus shipping and handling ($8 Ground, $16 3-Day Express).


A package including both therapist and client manuals: Cost: $80 plus shipping and handling ($8 Ground, $16 3-Day Express).


To order, please send check or money order to:

The Shyness Institute
644 Cragmont Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94708

For questions, please call: 650-814-9210

11 thoughts on “Social Fitness Training Manuals”

      1. My new book, The Shyness Workbook, will be available on Amazon in February. You can order it from Amazon. It is based on the CBT manual and also incorporates compassion focused therapy.

    1. You can definitely do that. However, my new Shyness Workbook will be published around the 26th and you’ll be able to buy it on Amazon. It might be a bit more interactive and it can help to assign yourself homework and write down your negative thoughts. I am also happy to send you a copy of the client manual. Where do you live?

    1. The workbook is focused on developing a compassionate mind. The manuals are more focused on cognitive behavioral therapy and include goal setting, challenging negative automatic thoughts, role playing and rehearsing for the social encounter. They complement each other.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.