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Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by Derrick Silove

Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia: A Self-help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioural Techniques by Derrick Silove

Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia provides a step-by-step management program that provides the necessary skills for overcoming and preventing panic attacks and associated agoraphobia. This is an indispensable guide for those affected by panic disorders, but is also an important resource for friends and families, psychologists, and those working in the medical profession. Explains the many forms and causes of panic. Contains a complete self-help program and monitoring sheets. Is based on clinically proven techniques of cognitive therapy. Click on 'more info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
Panic Attacks: What they are, why the happen, and what you can do about them by Christine Ingham

Panic Attacks: What they are, why the happen, and what you can do about them by Christine Ingham

Formerly part of the Thorsons Health series, this title has become the bible for panic attack sufferers. The publishers have taken it out of the series and given it an even stronger look. “Panic Attacks became my bible. It explained how to face up to attacks and deal with them… I carried it around in my bag, left a copy in my desk draw at work, and dipped into a chapter before I went to sleep. Miraculously, it seemed to do the trick. “ SUNDAY TIMES, STYLE SECTION. This authoritative guide explains what panic attacks are, why they happen and what every sufferer can do to empower themselves, regain control and make panic a thing of the past. Containing a helpfully broad range of topics including: What to do during an attack • What’s happening during an attack • Self-help to prevent attacks from developing • Information for friends & relatives about panic attacks • Lifestyle, therapies and complementary therapies. • Useful ‘Summary’ box at the end of each chapter. Panic attacks is consistently straightforward, informative and reassuring. Click on 'more info' for Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by David Veale

Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by David Veale

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Genre: OCD
Tag: OCD
Are you plagued by a recurring thought or idea that just won’t go away, feel the need to wash your hands repeatedly, to hoard things, or to repeatedly check that all appliances in the house have been turned off before you leave?These are just some of the common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (or OCD), a condition that that causes distress to hundreds of thousands of people. Cognitive behavorial therapy has been clinically proven to significantly reduce these and other symptoms in the majority of cases.With this step by step approach you can learn how to break free from the destructive cycle of obsessive behaviour and regain control of your life. This book: Shows you how to reduce the distress caused by disturbing thoughts, images and urges; Helps you face fears and troubling situations; Reduces and gradually helps you overcome compulsions; Offers advice on how partners, relatives and friends can help. Click on 'More Info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts: How to Gain Control of Your OCD by Christine Purdon

Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts: How to Gain Control of Your OCD by Christine Purdon

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Genre: OCD
Tag: OCD
Although once thought to be a rare and unusual condition, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has become increasingly a part of everyday discourse as it has gathered more and more media attention. News magazines and programs have done features on the disorder and its range of symptoms, and popular culture has depicted characters suffering from OCD, such as the eponymous detective in the UPN television program Monk. One facet of OCD that is just beginning to be widely known is that people with the disorder can present a wide range of symptoms. Some people with OCD wash compulsively, others hoard objects, while still others-the audience of this book-struggle with obsessive thoughts. The most effective treatment techniques vary from symptom to symptom. This is why New Harbinger launched, with the publication of Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding, a series of books designed to bring the latest coping strategies for specific OCD symptoms to the people who need them most. Since that first book, we have brought readers two more titles: Overcoming Compulsive Washing and Overcoming Compulsive Checking. The professional community and OCD sufferers alike have warmly received all three books. This fourth book in the series addresses the needs of those who struggle with obsessive thoughts they perceive as violent, disgusting, or blasphemous. Psychologists estimate that more than 50 percent of OCD sufferers experience aggressive, religious, or sexual thoughts. The goal of this book is to help people understand the impact of their control efforts on their obsessional thoughts. It works to help them recognize that thoughts, in themselves, are not threatening, dangerous, or harmful. Rather, it is the compulsive strategies they develop for coping that make the thoughts seem so harmful. The book offers safe and effective exposure exercises readers can use to limit the effect obsessive thoughts have on their lives. In addition to self-care strategies, the book includes information about choosing and making the most of professional care. Please click on 'More Info' for Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
Mindfulness Workbook for OCD: A Guide to Overcoming Obsessions and Compulsions Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) By Jon Hershfield

Mindfulness Workbook for OCD: A Guide to Overcoming Obsessions and Compulsions Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) By Jon Hershfield

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Genre: OCD
Tag: OCD
If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you might have an irrational fear of being contaminated by germs, or obsessively double-check things. You may even feel like a prisoner, trapped with your intrusive thoughts. Despite the fact that OCD can have a devastating impact on a person's life, getting real help can be a challenge. If you have tried medications without success, it might be time to explore further treatment options. You should know that mindfulness-based approaches have been proven-effective in treating OCD and anxiety disorders. They involve developing an awareness and acceptance of the unwanted thoughts, feelings, and urges that are at the heart of OCD. Combining mindfulness practices with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD offers practical and accessible tools for managing the unwanted thoughts and compulsive urges that are associated with OCD. With this workbook, you will develop present-moment awareness, learn to challenge your own distorted thinking, and stop treating thoughts as threats and feelings as facts. Click on 'More Info' for Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha Davis

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha Davis

Since its first publication in 1980, "The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook" has become the most indispensable resource for effective and up-to-date techniques for relaxing the body, calming the mind, and refreshing the spirit. Therapists recommend the book to their clients; readers pass it on to their friends. More than half a million copies have helped millions of people take the edge off their stressful lives and find the peace they need to foster happiness and success. The overwhelming popularity of this book is the result of its comprehensive yet simple and straightforward adaptation of all the most effective relaxation techniques. No other book offers easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions for using progressive relaxation, autogenics, self-hypnosis, visualization, mindfulness, acceptance, and more. This revision will significantly update and simplify this timeless classic. The authors provide the most proven-effective worry and anger models based on the latest research. They have simplified many of the chapters so that readers only get the best treatment methods in the most accessible manner. Two new chapters include "Facing Feelings", which focuses on mindfulness and acceptance, and "Coping with Anger". The chapter on time management will be revised to include information on how to unplug from our wealth of electronic communication conveniences when necessary. The book also includes an updated resources section and subject index. Click on 'more info' for Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
Manage Your Stress for a Happier Life by Terry Looker

Manage Your Stress for a Happier Life by Terry Looker

Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. - Free yourself from stress - Learn how to find work-life balance - Feel mentally and physically healthy - Assess and treat your stress with the free 'biodots' included. This book explains why you feel stressed and how to do something about it. It includes a free package of 'biodots', which will help you diagnose and manage your stress; it will also explain the causes of your tension, and show you all the different strategies you can use to deal with it. It explains how better physical health can lead to better mental health, gives practical information on things like decluttering and work-life balance, and reveals what the new discoveries of NLP and similar techniques can do to help you banish stress forever. Click on 'more info' for Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques by Colin A Espie

Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques by Colin A Espie

Extensive research conducted over 25 All the help you need to conquer your sleep problems and start living life to the full. Poor sleep is one of the most common health problems and can leave you feeling exhausted, stressed and run-down. While prescribed medications and over-the-counter remedies rarely offer lasting benefits, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help enormously and is the treatment of choice for insomnia. Develop good pre-bedtime routines. The most effective relaxation techniques. Establish a new sleeping and waking pattern. Deal with a racing mind.. Use sleeping pills more effectively.. Handle jet lag and sleepwalking. Click on 'more info' for Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
The Happiness Trap (Based on ACT: A revolutionary mindfulness-based programme for overcoming stress, anxiety and depression) by Russ Harris

The Happiness Trap (Based on ACT: A revolutionary mindfulness-based programme for overcoming stress, anxiety and depression) by Russ Harris

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Genre: Mindfulness
Tag: Mindfulness
Popular ideas about happiness are misleading, inaccurate, and are directly contributing to our current epidemic of stress, anxiety and depresssion. And unfortunately, popular psychological approaches are making it even worse. In this controversial, but empowering self-help book, Dr Russ Harries, reveals how millions of people are unwittingly caught in the 'The Happiness Trap', where the more they strive for happiness the more they suffer in the long term. He then provides an effective means to escape through a groundbreaking new approach based on mindfulness skills. Mindfulness is a mental state of awareness, openess, and focus. Mindfulness skills are easy to learn and will rapidly and effectively help you to reduce stress, enhance performance, manage emotions, improve health, increase vitality, and generally change your life for the better. The book provides scientifically proven techniques to: Reduce stress and worry. Rise above fear, doubt and insecurity. Break self-defeating habits. Improve performance and find fulfilment in your work. Build more satisfying relationships. Create a rich, full and meaningful life. Click on 'more info' for Amazon listing and reviews... More info →
Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world by Mark Williams and Danny Penman

Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world by Mark Williams and Danny Penman

THE LIFE-CHANGING BESTSELLER. MINDFULNESS reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion and promote genuine joie de vivre. It's the kind of happiness that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life can throw at you with new courage. The book is based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). MBCT revolves around a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation which takes just a few minutes a day for the full benefits to be revealed. MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression and it is recommended by the UK's National Institute of Clinical Excellence - in other words, it works. More importantly it also works for people who are not depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world. MINDFULNESS focuses on promoting joy and peace rather than banishing unhappiness. It's precisely focused to help ordinary people boost their happiness and confidence levels whilst also reducing anxiety, stress and irritability. NOTE:CD is in a plastic wallet inside the back cover Click on 'more info' to view Amazon listing and reviews... More info →