'Loud and Proud' has been written by an ex-shy bladder sufferer who knows exactly how it feels to suffer at the mercy of this social phobia. The book is a comprehensive, easy to understand text that provides all the information the reader needs in order to learn about the disorder and to undertake their own therapy to overcome shy bladder syndrome. For ease of use, the book is divided into two parts. Part one provides the reader with an in depth, look into what shy bladder actually is, how it develops and is maintained into adulthood, how our evolutionary past sheds light onto where all our anxiety has come from, and easy to understand anatomy of the body's nervous system and the functioning of the bladder in those with shy bladder syndrome. Part two covers the practical elements of the recovery process, providing comprehensive, structured insight into easy to understand evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy techniques to allow you to identify and change any irrational thinking you may have about peeing. In addition, it covers topics on: motivational techniques and goal setting to ensure you set your sights on structured steps to give you the best possible chance of success; how to begin to use visualisations as a means of 'practice' to start the process; and finally the chapter on systematic desensitisation is written to provide a step-by-step approach to guide you through all you need to know to undertake your own practise both at home and out "in the field." The book is written in no-nonsense style providing check lists, tasks and guidelines enabling the reader to gain a thorough understanding of this disorder. 'Loud and Proud' is definitely the common sense, all in one package that both provides hard facts, as well as a walk through guide to the process of doing what is required to overcome shy bladder syndrome for good and to start living the life you deserve.