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

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Step-by-step guides to self-improvement that introduce the methods of the highly regarded cognitive behavioral therapy technique to help readers conquer a broad range of disabling conditions-from worry to body image problems to obsessive compulsive disorder and more. The accessible, straightforward, and practical books in the Overcoming series treat disorders by changing unhelpful patterns of behavior and thought. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) was developed by psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck and is now ...
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Overview


Step-by-step guides to self-improvement that introduce the methods of the highly regarded cognitive behavioral therapy technique to help readers conquer a broad range of disabling conditions-from worry to body image problems to obsessive compulsive disorder and more. The accessible, straightforward, and practical books in the Overcoming series treat disorders by changing unhelpful patterns of behavior and thought. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) was developed by psychiatrist Aaron T. Beck and is now internationally favored as a practical means of overcoming longstanding and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. CBT insists that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors. Even when our situation does not change, if we change the self-defeating ways we think, we can make ourselves feel better. This positive, pragmatic approach is popular with therapists and patients alike.Books in the Overcoming Series: highlight the history and background of the disorder, who is likely to be affected, and what the main symptoms are provide a structure ideal for personal use or in a program using guided self-help techniques include diagnostic questionnaires, case studies, and workbook-style interactive exercises explore step-by-step techniques such as diary- and record-keeping, problem-solving, and managing symptoms include overviews of all treatment options offer authoritative, commonsense solutions to pervasive, difficult emotional problems are highly recommended by experts around the world and offer readers an affordable and easy-to-follow treatment plan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465005383
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 5/12/2008
  • Series: Overcoming
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 540,743
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Preface     ix
Introduction: Professor Peter Cooper     xi
The experience of worry     1
Using this book     22
Everyday and problem worry - introducing Generalized Anxiety Disorder     30
What is CBT?     62
Becoming more aware of your worry     82
Marking out the route to feeling better - setting goals     100
Learning about rules     118
Learning to tolerate uncertainty     144
Unhelpful strategies in reducing uncertainty     183
Behavioral experiments - dealing with uncertainty     217
The cradle of worry     225
Changing your worry rules     259
More ideas to help spot your worry rules     272
Doing something instead of worrying     289
Getting better at approaching problems     311
Problem-solving skills     350
Learning to face your Hypothetical Event Worry     386
Tying up loose ends     435
Mindfulness-based CBT     447
Worry Diary     449
Help with the Penn State Questionnaire     450
Quick problem-solving     452
Useful information and contacts     453
Further Reading     458
Index     460
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