Helen Odessky, Psy. D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, anxiety expert, author and speaker. She runs a private practice in Chicago, focused on anxiety, OCD and panic treatment.She is a member of Anxiety and Depression Association of America and a member of the Illinois Psychological Association.
This book is the perfect resource for helping you to beat panic attacks and panic disorder, either by yourself or in conjunction with the support of an IAPT service. Written in a friendly, engaging (and jargon-free!) style, the book encourages interactive reading through tables, illustrations and worksheets. Real-life case studies illustrate the use of each intervention and demonstrate how you can work through your condition. This book will help you to understand your panic cycle, and to face your fears through gradual exposure.
Paul Farrand and Marie Chellingsworth have both worked at a national level in the area of CBT self-help research and training, with past involvement in organisations and programmes as diverse as the Department of Health, British Psychological Society, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
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.
Living with anxiety, panic disorders, or phobias can make you feel like you aren’t in control of your life. If you’re ready to tackle the fears that hold you back, this book is your go-to guide. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this evidence-based workbook contains the latest clinical research. You’ll develop a full arsenal of skills for quieting fears and taking charge of your anxious thoughts, including:Relaxation and breathing techniquesEnding negative self-talk and mistaken beliefsImagery and real-life desensitizationLifestyle, nutrition, and exercise changes
Written by a leading expert in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a classic in its field, this fully revised edition offers powerful, step-by-step treatment strategies for panic disorders, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), worry, and fear. You will also find updated information compatible with the DSM-V, as well as current information on medications and treatment, nutrition, mindfulness training, exposure therapy, and the latest research in neurobiology.
Whether you suffer from anxiety and phobias yourself, or are a professional working with this population, this book will provide the latest treatment solutions for overcoming the fears that stand in the way of living a full, happy life. This workbook can be used on its own or as a supplement to therapy.
Ancient sages compared the human mind to a monkey: constantly chattering, hopping from branch to branch—endlessly moving from fear to safety. If you are one of the millions of people whose life is affected by anxiety, you are familiar with this process. Unfortunately, you can’t switch off the “monkey mind,” but you can stop feeding the monkey—or stop rewarding it by avoiding the things you fear.
Written by psychotherapist Jennifer Shannon, this book shows you how to stop anxious thoughts from taking over using proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness techniques, as well as fun illustrations. By following the exercises in this book, you’ll learn to identify your own anxious thoughts, question those thoughts, and uncover the core fears at play.
Once you stop feeding the monkey, there are no limits to how expansive your life can feel. This book will show you how anxiety can only continue as long as you try to avoid it. And, paradoxically, only by seeking out and confronting the things that make you anxious can you reverse the cycle that keeps your fears alive.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit