A Social Fitness Training Protocol Using CBT As a therapist, you understand that avoidance can often make a client's anxiety worse. But many clients with shyness and social anxiety believe they can never change. In fact, they may strategically adjust their lives to avoid social activities or situations that make them uncomfortable. In a sense, they allow their social "muscles" to atrophy, and in the end may become even more alienated and despondent. There is hope. In Helping Your Shy and Socially Anxious Client, shyness expert Lynne Henderson presents the Social Fitness program-a twelve session cognitive behavioral model for clients with shyness and social anxiety. Inside, mental health professionals will learn powerful tools for helping clients strengthen their social skills, track their successes, and learn to cope with setbacks or hurdles.