Overcoming Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

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The classic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy guide to managing anxiety.

The accessible and straightforward books in the Overcoming Series treat disorders by changing unhelpful patterns of behavior and thought. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is internationally favored as a practical means of overcoming longstanding and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. The books in the series outline affordable and easy-to-follow treatment plans, and have provided tens of ...

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Overview

The classic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy guide to managing anxiety.

The accessible and straightforward books in the Overcoming Series treat disorders by changing unhelpful patterns of behavior and thought. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is internationally favored as a practical means of overcoming longstanding and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. The books in the series outline affordable and easy-to-follow treatment plans, and have provided tens of thousands of readers with the help they need to lead happier lives. This positive, pragmatic approach is popular with therapists and patients alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465012657
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 10/13/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 794,022
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Helen Kennerley is principal clinical psychologist at the Warneford Hospital in Oxford, England and holds a senior position at Oxford University.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Preface
Pt. 1 Understanding Worry, Fear and Anxiety 1
1 The Stress Response 3
2 When it Becomes a Problem 10
3 Who is at Risk? 20
4 The Forms it Can Take 27
5 Managing Problems 44
Pt. 2 Managing Worries, Fears and Anxieties 47
1 What Can I Do? 49
2 Awareness Training and Self-Monitoring 54
3 Managing Bodily Sensations: Controlled Breathing 65
4 Managing Bodily Sensations: Applied Relaxation 70
5 Managing Psychological Symptoms: Distraction 82
6 Managing Psychological Symptoms: Challenging Worrying Thoughts and Images 90
7 Managing Avoidance: Graded Practice 100
8 Managing Avoidance: Problem-Solving 112
9 Being Assertive 121
10 Time Management 130
11 Getting a Better Night's Sleep 143
12 Coping in the Long Term 151
Postscript 157
Scripts for Making Your Own Relaxation Training Tapes 158
An A-Z of Worries, Fears and Anxieties 166
Useful Books and Addresses 171
Index 173
Extra Diary Sheets 183
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