Helen’s Guide to Overcome Severe Shyness
Helen’s Guide to Overcome Severe Shyness
by Helen Rivas-Rose
For 79 years, this groundbreaking Harvard study has searched for the key to happiness. Should it keep going?
by Colby Itkowitz (April 17, 2017), The Washington Post
The Birth of a Self: Overcoming Shyness
published online by Helen Rivas-Rose (April 10, 2017), GoodTherapy,org
Not Leadership Material? Good. The World Needs Followers.
by Susan Cain (March 24, 2017), The New York Times
US psychologists claim social media ‘increase loneliness’
published online (March 5, 2017), BBC: newsbeat
Anxiety and Equality
by Reverend Andrea Abbott, A sermon delivered in San Miguel de Allende (March 2017)
Brain tests predict children’s futures
by (December 12, 2016),
How Social Isolation Is Killing Us
by Dhruv Khullar (December 22, 2016), The New York Times
Socially Isolated Children: 20 Years Later: Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
by Caspi A, Harrington H, Moffitt TE, Milne BJ, Poulton R. Socially Isolated Children 20 Years Later: Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2006;160(8):805-811. doi:10.1001/archpedi.160.8.805
Dalai Lama: Behind Our Anxiety, the Fear of Being Unneeded
by The Dalai Lama and Arthur C. Brooks (November 11, 2016), The New York Times
There has never been a better time to be alive, and yet in the richest countries, there is a growing sense of unease and helplessness because people no longer feel useful.
The 4 Traits That Put Kids at Risk for Addiction
by Maia Szalavitz (September 29, 2016), The New York Times
Early trials show that personality testing can identify 90 percent of the highest risk children, targeting risky traits before they cause problems.
Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness
by Katie Hafner (September 5, 2016), The New York Times
12 Ways to Combat Shyness When You Have ADHD
by Jacqueline Sinfield (posted July 22, 2016)
What Loneliness Is Doing to Your Heart
by Emily Gurnon (July 8, 2016), as featured on Next Avenue
The Cost of Shyness
by Bernardo Carducci and Philip G. Zimbardo
(published November 1, 1995—last reviewed June 9, 2016), Psychology Today
Harvard University Has A Bold Plan To Transform K-12 Education
by Rebecca Klein (March 8, 2016), as featured on The Huffington Post
Testing for Joy and Grit? Schools Nationwide Push to Measure Students’ Emotional Skills
by Kate Zernike (February 29, 2016), The New York Times
In a closely watched experiment, students in California are being tested on their social-emotional skills; the results will be used to rate schools.
Cyberworld creates sad and lonely children
by Lucy Bannerman (January 9 2016), The Times
“Classroom Intervention Helps Shy Kids Learn”
as featured on New York University’s website (September 22, 2014)
The Upside Of Being An Introvert (And Why Extroverts Are Overrated)
by Bryan Walsh, Time magazine cover article, “The Power of (shyness)” (February 6, 2012)
“Many public venues have discussed characteristics of shyness, and while they are done by well-meaning persons, they are by professionals who do not personally suffer from severe shyness, and they don’t seem to quite get it. A good example is the front cover article in a 2012 Time magazine.
The article is called “The Power of (shyness)” sic — the use of parenthesis in the title is perplexing, but it is chilling for the shy person to see the title because most of them are painfully aware they have little to no power. The image on the cover under the questionable title is of a small boy uneasily glancing outward, holding a mega horn by his side. Once shy readers read the article, it becomes even more uncomfortable for them to discover that it’s about professionals who chiefly discuss introverts, and that the shy boy on the cover with the mega horn doesn’t get to use it after all.”
~ excerpt from Helen’s Guide to Overcome Severe Shyness
Social Isolation: A Modern Plague
by Stephen Ilardi, PhD (July 13, 2009), Psychology Today
Social Isolation: Americans Have Fewer Close Confidants
Interview with Debbie Elliott [National Public Radio (NPR)host] and Lynn Smith-Lovin, NPR (June 24, 2006)
Gifted and Shy
by Lynne Henderson (2006)
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow
Kenneth R. Ginsberg, MD FAAP, Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings
Carl Jung, Psychological Types
Don Richard Riso, Enneagram Transformations
Helen Rivas-Rose, Brave: A Painfully Shy Life
Phil Zimbardo, Shyness: What It Is, What To Do About It
TED Talk featuring Susan Cain: The power of introverts (Published March 2, 2012)
Note: For full screen click on in lower right hand corner of video. This will appear once you hit the white play button ►.
Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, former President of the American Psychological Association, and co-founder of The Shyness Institute discusses the importance of Helen’s book, Brave: A Painfully Shy Life.
TED Talk featuring Brian Little: Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality (filmed February 2016)
Note his emphasis on the importance of transcending our usual personality traits.