Anxiety Free: Unravel Your Fears Before They Unravel You

Anxiety Free: Unravel Your Fears Before They Unravel You

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by Robert Leahy
     
 

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In his new book, Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D., author of the best-selling book The Worry Cure, turns his attention to anxiety. Leahy looks at the origin of anxiety and teaches you how to outsmart your fears for a less stressful life. He lays out the symptoms associated with some of the most common anxiety disorders, including panic and agoraphobia,

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In his new book, Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D., author of the best-selling book The Worry Cure, turns his attention to anxiety. Leahy looks at the origin of anxiety and teaches you how to outsmart your fears for a less stressful life. He lays out the symptoms associated with some of the most common anxiety disorders, including panic and agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and post-traumatic stress and provides simple, step-by-step guides to help you overcome the fears associated with each of these.

Anxiety Free explores how preprogrammed rules of reaction, which are a product of the evolutionary process, keep us in the grip of anxiety. For each anxiety disorder, Leahy shows how our fears and unchallenged assumptions stand in the way of our freedom. 

     Using Leahy’s methods, which are based on the best psychological treatments available, you will be able to work toward a life free from the apprehension, tension, and avoidance associated with anxiety.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401925161
Publisher:
Hay House, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
517,553
File size:
10 MB

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Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D., is recognized as one of the most respected cognitive therapists, and is known internationally as a leading writer and speaker in the field cognitive therapy. For 25 years, Leahy has been practicing this revolutionary treatment to help free his patients from their struggle with anxiety. He holds a number of high-ranking positions in his field, including director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, president of the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy, president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and president of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is the author and editor of 15 books, including the best-selling The Worry Cure; and has been featured in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, Psychology Today, Washington Post, Redbook, Shape, First for Women, Women’s Health, Self, and USA Today Magazine. He has also appeared on national and local radio and television including 20/20, Good Morning America, and The Early Show.

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"Robert L. Leahy, one of America's most respected self-help psychologists, treats us to a tour de force in how to help soothe our anxious minds. With the most ancient and up-to-date wisdom and self-help techniques, Dr. Leahy is an expert guide and coach." - Paul Gilbert, Ph.D., author of Overcoming Depression: A Step-by-Step Approach to Gaining Control Over Depression "Anxiety Free, by the internationally renowned Dr. Robert L. Leahy ,provides us with a state-of-the art guide to overcoming anxiety. Written in his trademark accessible style, Dr. Leahy's new book will help you develop your own self-help program, using the latest and most powerful techniques of cognitive therapy. His ingenious use of 'rule-books' immediately empowers you to know why you feel anxious and what you can do right now to overcome your fears. I highly recommend this excellent book." - Aaron T. Beck, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania "If you have a problem with anxiety, this is the book for you. Anxiety Free provides detailed practical guidelines for understanding and overcoming all types of anxiety problems. You can trust this book." - Christopher G. Fairburn, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford "Robert L. Leahy has written a comprehensive and vital primer which offers hope for recovery to even the most severe cases of fear and anxiety. This well-crafted book is replete with self-diagnostic tools and easy-to-use, step-by-step scientific procedures for freeing oneself from the pain of anxiety. Anxiety Free is a pleasure to read and is full of many helpful case examples. It offers reassurance and hope to the millions who struggle with this crippling ailment. A must read for anyone who has ever experienced debilitating fear or anxiety." - Frank M. Dattilio, Ph.D., ABPP, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School "Dr. Leahy has done it again. Drawing from recent and well-supported research findings, Leahy, speaking in understandable and appealing language, offers powerful suggestions for addressing myriad anxiety problems. Sufferers of chronic and debilitating anxiety can take heart in a uniquely helpful resource." - Douglas Mennin, Ph.D., Director, Yale Anxiety and Mood Services, Department of Psychology, Yale University "With beautifully clear prose and great case illustrations, [Robert Leahy] brings to life the central issues and theories involved in anxiety disorders. This book offers hope, and more importantly, it brings cutting-edge knowledge about treatment into the hands of the reader." - Sheri L. Johnson, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley "This is a masterful book written by a master clinician. [Leahy's] straightforward and conversational style talks directly to the reader as if the reader was in his office. Even the most anxious person will find this book helpful, useful, and calming. Following his clear program and rules will help to put the anxiety demons to rest." - Arthur Freeman, Ed.D., author of Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda . . . "This book packs a potent therapeutic punch that sets new standards for self-help manuals. As in The Worry Cure, Leahy once again provides a masterful presentation of the latest treatment innovations but this time for all the major anxiety conditions. He writes in a clear, uncomplicated, conversational style that the reader will find highly informative and engaging. His explanat
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