Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide to Feeling Better

Anxiety: A Self-Help Guide to Feeling Better

by Wendy Green

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Overview

This easy-to-follow book explains how psychological, genetic and dietary factors can contribute to anxiety, and offers practical advice and a holistic approach to help you deal with the symptoms. It covers how to replace negative thoughts and behavior with positive ones, manage stress and relax to reduce symptoms, choose beneficial foods and supplements, and find helpful organizations and products.




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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849538220
Publisher: Summersdale
Publication date: 05/01/2017
Series: Personal Health Guides Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Wendy Green is a health project coordinator and health promoter.

Table of Contents

Author's Note 9

Foreword Joanne Sale, senior lecturer in mental health, University of Bedfordshire 11

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 About Anxiety 17

1 Learn about anxiety 17

2 Visit your GR 33

Chapter 2 Eat an Anti-anxiety Diet 37

3 Choose low-GI foods 38

4 Eat more protein 39

5 Increase your vitamin B intake 40

6 Eat antioxidant-rich fruit and vegetables 41

7 Try mood-boosters from the kitchen cupboard 41

8 Get sufficient vitamin D 43

9 Mind your minerals 44

10 Eat healthy fats 46

11 Drink plenty of water 49

12 Limit your alcohol intake 49

13 Cut the caffeine 50

14 Keep a food diary 51

15 Be aware of food sensitivities 52

16 Consider nutritional therapists' advice 55

Chapter 3 Helpful Herbs and Calming Supplements 57

17 Benefit from herbs and supplements 60

Chapter 4 Get Active 77

18 Walk more 78

19 Be a domestic god/goddess 79

20 Enjoy ecotherapy 79

21 Practise Pilates 80

22 Get in the swim 81

23 Try t'ai chi 81

24 Say 'yes' to yoga 82

Chapter 5 Stress Management 85

25 Keep a stress diary 87

26 Remind yourself that life is OK 87

27 Remember that you'll never get to the end of your 'to-do' list 88

28 Change your attitude 88

29 Live in the moment 89

30 Simplify your life 91

31 Assert yourself 93

32 Seek support 94

33 Laugh more 98

34 Do something purely for pleasure 98

35 Get the exercise habit 99

36 Breathe deeply 99

37 Practise muscle relaxation 100

38 Meditate 100

39 Sleep soundly 101

Chapter 6 Adopt an Anti-anxiety Attitude 105

40 Try cognitive behavioural therapy techniques 108

Chapter 7 Medical and Other Treatments 113

41 Learn about medications and other treatments for anxiety 114

Chapter 8 DIY Complementary Therapies 123

42 Apply acupressure 124

43 Use aroma power 126

44 Massage away stress 129

45 Try the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) 130

46 Use flower power 131

47 Get help with homeopathy 133

48 Find relief in reflexology 136

49 Help anxiety with self-hypnosis 138

50 Use visualisation to overcome phobias 139

Recipes 141

Jargon Buster 149

Useful Products 151

Helpful Books 157

Directory 159

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