Author: David D. Burns, M.D.
Release Date: 2006-05-09
Are you plagued by fears, phobias, or panic attacks? Do you toss and turn at night with a knot in your stomach, worrying about your job, your family, work, your health, or relationships? Do you suffer from crippling shyness, obsessive doubts, or feelings of insecurity? What you may not realize is that these fears are almost never based on reality. Anxiety is one of the world’s oldest cons. When you’re anxious, you’re actually fooling yourself. You are telling yourself things that simply aren’t true. See if you can recognize yourself in any of these distortions: All-or-Nothing Thinking: “My mind will go blank when I give my presentation at work, and everyone will think I’m an idiot.” Fortune Telling: “I just know I’ll freeze up and blow it when I take my test.” Mind Reading: “Everyone at this party can see how nervous I am.” Magnification: “Flying is so dangerous. I think this plane is going to crash!” Should Statements: “I shouldn’t be so anxious and insecure. Other people don’t feel this way.” Emotional Reasoning: “I feel like I’m on the verge of cracking up!” Self-Blame: “What’s wrong with me? I’m such a loser!” Mental Filter: “Why can’t I get anything done? My life seems like one long procrastination.” Now imagine what it be like to live a life that’s free of worries and self-doubt; to go to sleep at night feeling peaceful and relaxed; to overcome your shyness and have fun with other people; to give dynamic presentations without worrying yourself sick ahead of time; to enjoy greater creativity, productivity and self-confidence. Does that sound impossible? The truth is you can defeat your fears. In When Panic Attacks, Dr. Burns takes you by the hand and shows you how to overcome every conceivable kind of anxiety. In fact, you will learn how to use more than forty simple, effective techniques, and the moment you put the lie to the distorted thoughts that plague you, your fears will immediately disappear. Dr. Burns also shares the latest research on the drugs commonly prescribed for anxiety and depression and explains why they may sometimes do more harm than good. This is not pop psychology but proven, fast-acting techniques that have been shown to be more effective than medications. When Panic Attacks is an indispensable handbook for anyone who’s worried sick and sick of worrying.
Author: David D. Burns
Publisher: Random House LLC
Release Date: 2006
The psychiatrist-author of the best-selling Feeling Good offers an array of revolutionary therapeutic options and clinically proven solutions for conquering fear and unhealthy anxiety. 30,000 first printing.
The teen years can be a very stressful time, and new experiences and feelings can be overwhelming. Everyone feels anxiety sometimes. But what is severe anxiety, and how can it affect your life? This book provides an in-depth look at anxiety and panic attacks: what they are, what their symptoms are, how to cope with them, and how to get help.
Author: Kevin Gyoerkoe
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
If these thoughts seem to be permanent fixtures in your mind, you're in good company. New moms have a lot to be anxious about, and it's perfectly natural to have some fears during and after pregnancy. The problem is, anxiety can grow, disrupting your daily life and keeping you from enjoying motherhood. The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook provides proven-effective strategies drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for keeping anxious thoughts at bay and getting back to the productive and positive thinking you've been missing. Through a series of easy exercises and worksheets, you'll learn skills for relaxing yourself when you feel stressed. You'll also learn to reduce the frequency and intensity of anxious feelings many pregnant women and mothers of infants face. The book also includes a chapter that offers tips to help fathers understand and support their partners. How I wish I'd had this book when I suffered from postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder! Pregnant and postpartum moms need to know that perinatal anxiety disorders are common and treatable, and that there's no need to continue suffering. -Katherine Stone, editor of Postpartum Progress, the most widely-read blog on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and board member of Postpartum Support International Wiegartz and Gyoerkoe have adapted the powerful and scientifically proven techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy into tools that new moms and mothers-to-be can use to overcome the most common anxiety-related problems and reclaim this special time of life. -Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D., ABPP, professor and director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
This practical book provides effective strategies for helping therapy clients with anxiety resolve ambivalence and increase their intrinsic motivation for change. The author shows how to infuse the spirit and methods of motivational interviewing (MI) into cognitive-behavioral therapy or any other anxiety-focused treatment. She describes specific ways to use MI as a pretreatment intervention or integrate it throughout the course of therapy whenever motivational impasses occur. Vivid clinical material--including a chapter-length case example of a client presenting with anxiety and depression--enhances the utility of this accessible guide. This book is in the Applications of Motivational Interviewing series, edited by Stephen Rollnick, William R. Miller, and Theresa B. Moyers.
Author: Steve Pavilanis
Publisher: Alpen Publishing Company
Release Date: 2009-11-01
Do you have a tremendous fear of public speaking, flying, or other social situations? Do you live in fear of having another panic attack? Do you depend on antidepressants, alcohol, or other medications to calm you down or help you sleep? If so, you're not alone. Tens of millions of Americans are affected by anxiety disorders and many more worldwide. I personally struggled for five years with extreme social anxiety and panic attacks, constantly battling my own scary and seemingly uncontrollable thoughts. I finally found the path to freedom from excessive worry, medication, and fear. I have overcome these problems and now live my life with a greater sense of inner peace and calmness. I'm not a medical doctor, psychiatrist, or therapist of any sort. I am simply a normal guy whose life was once overrun with constant worry, fear, and depression. With great determination, research, and trial and error, I have returned to a healthy state of wholeness and optimism. My book details many of the problems I encountered daily, struggles that anyone suffering from anxiety can certainly relate to. I expand in detail upon my journey towards personal freedom, the valuable lessons I learned along the way, and how to apply them to your own life. I discuss why I had several severe relapses with my progress, and how you can avoid the same pitfalls. Some of the highlights of the book include: Education - Explanations of what anxiety is, and how it affects your body and mind. Strategy - How to formulate a plan to overcome your own fears and self-created limitations. Techniques - Discussions of the various physical and mental techniques I found most helpful in my recovery and still practice today, including meditation. Inspiration - I show you how to gain a sense of urgency and inspiration to change your life. Life Changes - Adjustments to your lifestyle to help encourage a peaceful mind and body. Are you ready to get your life back?
Buy the Paperback version of this book, and get the Kindle eBook version included for FREE! No matter how strong, well-bred, or exemplary you have been in life, you cannot deny the fact that at some point or the other you must have felt anxious. There is not a single human being alive who hasn't undergone or experienced anxiousness in his or her life. This assertion is enough to state that anxiety is perfectly normal, and people who suffer from anxiety are ordinary and normal people. If you are someone facing the anxiety issue or are associated with someone who is, this book is a perfect guide to help you understand the problem. Moreover, it shall also help you learn techniques and ways to deal with such situations immediately on the long-term basis. Before you begin, start with an open mind, and by no means consider yourself or the individual facing the anxiety issue "abnormal." The situation is challenging, but it is manageable. Read the book to know why and how. I hope you enjoy it! Don't wait any longer! Scroll up and click the buy now button to begin the journey of being a healthier you!
One in three people will suffer a panic attack at some point in their lives. Anxiety disorders are common affecting 5 per cent of the population at any one time. Statistics have shown that the most effective form of treatment is talking therapy and self-help books. If you are a sufferer, with the help of this book, you will be on the right road to curing yourself. Come and take the journey with me, and we will go through the book together. You will learn new skills and new ways to think, feel, and behave, and with practice, patience, and determination, you will never need to suffer again!
Author: O Magazine
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Family & Relationships
Brings together a selection of inspirational, empowering, and entertaining articles and hundreds of photos from the pages of O, The Oprah Magazine, featuring advice, tools, and insights from Dr. Phil, Suze Orman, Martha Beck, Suzy Welch, and Oprah on "Your Mind/Your Body," "Dreaming Big," "Do Something!," and "Dating, Mating, Relating." 200,000 first printing.
Today's teens are faced with all sorts of decisions, dilemmas and difficulties, from exam worries to friendship and relationship problems. The result is that anxiety is an increasingly common problem, and professionals need practical ways of helping these anxious teens. Teen Anxiety is a practical manual to use with teenagers to help them cope with anxious feelings. With 60 easy-to-do activities based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), teenagers can be helped to understand what triggers their anxiety; the importance of taking care of themselves; how to work through anxious feelings, fear, stress, and panic; and how to accept and manage thoughts and emotions. Part 1 of the book provides a guide to CBT, ACT and what anxiety is, and the manual also includes scaling questions for assessment and graphs to track progress. This ready-to-use manual, packed with information and activities, will be invaluable to professionals working with anxious teenagers.
This step-by-step guide to preventing panic attacks provides simple strategies for stopping a panic attack on the spot and overcoming them in the long-term. Sharing her personal and professional experience of panic and anxiety disorders, clinical psychologist Sandra Scheinbaum presents tried-and-tested methods, including new cutting-edge approaches based on functional medicine. You will learn how to: - Understand what panic attacks are and recognise symptoms - Trust your body's own calming methods to control panic without the need for medication - Find your abdominal breath and relaxed breathing patterns - Let go of clenching and muscle tension through relaxation exercises and postural awareness - Use positive mental imagery and avoid irrational thinking - Find deep belly laughter, even in the midst of a panic episode - Eat well with calming foods and advice on supplements. The ten easy steps in this book will help readers to control their fight or flight response and overcome panic attacks naturally and permanently.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Author: Archibald Hart
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2001-06-09
Panic Anxiety is the number one mental health problem for women and second only to drug abuse among men. Synthetic tranquilizers can alleviate the symptoms of anxiety illnesses. However, in order to achieve lasting emotional tranquility, a significant lifestyle change must be made. The Anxiety Cure provides proven, natural strategies for overcoming panic disorder and finding an emotional balance in today's fast-paced world.