A strategy-filled handbook to understand, manage, and conquer your own stress.
Anxiety disorders-grouped into three main categories: panic, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety-are among the most common and pervasive mental health complaints. From the subtlest effect of sweaty palms during a work presentation to the more severe symptom of reclusion, anxiety casts a wide net.
Medication, once considered the treatment of choice, is losing favor as more and more sufferers complain of unpleasant side effects and its temporary, quick-fix nature. Now, thanks to a flood of fresh neurobiology research and insights into the anatomy of the anxious brain, effective, practical strategies have emerged allowing us to manage day-to-day anxiety on our own.
Addressing physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms, Margaret Wehrenberg, a leading mental health clinician, draws on basic brain science to highlight the top ten anxiety-defeating tips. Everything from breathing techniques and mindful awareness to cognitive control and self-talk are included-all guaranteed to evict your anxious thoughts.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.71(d)|
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Table of Contents
Part I Understanding Your Brain
1 How Your Brain Makes You Anxious 5
2 Managing Your Brain With Medication 34
Part II Managing Your Anxious Body
3 Technique #1: Change Your Intake 49
4 Technique #2: Breathe 63
5 Technique #3: Practice Mindfulness 76
6 Technique #4: Rest and Relax 87
Part III Managing Your Anxious Mind
7 Technique #5: Stop Catastrophizing 123
8 Technique #6: Stop Anxious Thoughts 140
9 Technique #7: Contain Your Worry 158
Part IV Managing Your Anxious Behavior
10 Technique #8: Control TMA (Too Much Activity) 189
11 Technique #9: Talk Yourself Into Changing Your Behavior 216
12 Technique #10: Implement a Plan and Practice the 3 C's 235
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