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A practical, supportive and easy-to-read guide to help you understand and overcome social anxiety, filled with helpful tips and actionable advice

Feeling overwhelmed? This little book is here to help.

How to Understand and Deal with Social Anxiety is a friendly, accessible guide with all the information and advice you need to identify the source of your struggles, and to take practical steps to reduce or manage the burden. By learning the science behind social anxiety and understanding how it affects your mind and body, you’ll start to dismantle its hold on you. And with practical ways to manage the condition – including physical, medical and therapeutic perspectives – this book will help you work out the best ways you can support your mental health and improve your overall well-being.

By the end of this book, you will:

– Understand the science behind social anxiety, how it manifests, what causes it, and how to identify symptoms and triggers
– Be armed with physical and practical steps you can take to alleviate the symptoms of social anxiety, from breathing exercises and healthy lifestyle choices to problem-solving techniques and coping mechanisms
– Have a host of holistic remedies up your sleeve for when social anxiety strikes, such as mindfulness, visualization and breathwork
– Know about the medical treatments and therapies available, and know how and when to seek professional help or support
With the right knowledge and guidance, you can learn to understand and manage social anxiety so that you can get back to feeling like you again.


An easy read. Read and practice often.
Dr Bharat Pankhania, Senior clinical lecturer at University of Exeter Medical School
Mistry helps to destigmatise social anxiety and offers us important tips to help ourselves.
Matthew Stadlen, Presenter and Author
Been reading 'How to Understand and Deal with Social Anxiety' by @MitaMistry recently - so helpful, wish I had this when I was younger!
Sunny Hundal, Editor at The Independent
But yeah. It's such an amazing thing to accomplish, writing a book like this, or book, sorry, any book, because I know, I mean, the more condensed you have to make it, the harder it really is, because you have to structure it so well, so that when people open it, they literally find every useful thing possible in that topic. So well done. I'm sure it's been quite the process and yeah. It's such an achievement. And thank you for sending it to me.
Mira Manek, Author of Saffron Soul and Prajna, Founder of Chai by Mira
Congratulations to the wonderful @MitaMistry on publication of her book on #socialanxiety. We know rates have hugely increased during the pandemic, especially amongst young people. This sets out information in a simple relatable way. Highly recommended for anyone struggling.
Binita Kane, Lung Doctor & Member of SAGE
Hello everyone, I haven't been on here in a while but I've just come on to share this book: it's How to Understand and Deal with Social Anxiety by Mita Mistry who is a mental health specialist. It's a small book, I've just started reading it, it's quite easy to read. Now look, you know, I've dealt with mental health issues in the past and I think that, you know, if you can understand where these feelings and thoughts come from - which can sometimes limit us and our capabilities and our potential - anything that helps us, is a good thing, right? And a lot of this can help even young people. It doesn't matter where you're from, man or woman, you know, there are tips in here that'll help us all. Thank you Mita, and good luck with the book!
Balvinder Sidhu, TV presenter
Social anxiety, it's not something I ever thought I had, but after reading my very dear friend @mutts2017's debut book there were many things I could relate to. From avoiding conversations I'm nervous about, hiding away when I'm struggling or needing a drink before I go to certain events to 'loosen up' Mita hits the nail on the head with this book. If you feel like you suffer social anxiety or just want to learn more, I highly recommend this book. Visit Mita's bio for links to pre-order this really easy to read book which is released 8 September. On another note, I'm so proud of my friend for writing this. I feel like I've been with her on her writing journey and can't wait to see this book hit the book stands and websites! X
Priya Mulji, columnist for Eastern Eye and blogger