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Improve Your Social Skills

 

Dr. Thomas Lucking’s new book on social skills is now available here.

From socially challenged to socially skilled―practical techniques for building social skills.

How to Improve Your Social Skills starts from the beginning: the value of social skills and the benefits of how social skills can profoundly impact your well-being for good. The book then gets very practical with tips on small talk, assertiveness, and empathy. Specific social settings are addressed such as friendship, dating, workplace, and group situations.

Relationships are foundational to our health as a society. For those looking to build relationships from the ground up this book is a great place to start. Our providers use this book for their clients that are on the Autism spectrum, Neurodiverse couples, and anyone looking to improve emotional intelligence.

Social skills helps you build:

  • Relationships
  • Opportunities 
  • Self-esteem
  • Overall well-being.

How to Improve Your Social Skills is filled with research-supported and evidence-based tools and techniques for building your social skills so you’re able to approach any scenario with confidence.

This book is valuable for all kinds of people, whether you’re shy, introverted, socially anxious, or have been diagnosed with a disorder that hinders your interactions with others. You’ll discover helpful information about tuning into body language, getting comfortable with conversation, and employing different social skills. Discover ways to apply the skills you learn to real-life situations and relationships, like workplace interactions and friendships.

How to Improve Your Social Skills includes:

  • Social skill foundations―Learn about what social skills are, why they matter, how to set social goals, and much more.
  • Evidence-based techniques―Explore tools that will help you overcome anxiety and fear, build confidence and self-awareness, and establish assertive and approachable body language.
  • Situational strategies―Put practice to play in real-life scenarios, including dating, group and public settings, and beyond.

Feel confident and empowered in any situation with these research-supported techniques and exercises for building social skills. Whether it’s your intimate relationship, your family, friends, or your workplace, all our providers are highly skilled to help.

 

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Dr. Thomas Lucking, PhD, LMFT, is the founder and director of Silicon Valley Therapy, where he provides psychotherapy, coaching, and consulting services. He has decades of experience helping individuals, couples, families, and organizations create a purpose-driven future rooted in ongoing transformation and growth. Visit him online at ThomasLucking.com.

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