Help Yourself Towards Mental Health

Help Yourself Towards Mental Health

by Courtenay Young

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781855754744
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/28/2010
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Courtenay Young is an accredited Humanistic, Transpersonal & Body-oriented Psychotherapist, UKCP registered, who has worked in a variety of different ways and different situations in the mental health field over the last 20 years.
He was resident psychotherapist at the Findhorn Foundation, an international spiritual community located in north-east Scotland, for over 17 years and then started working in the NHS as a Psychological Therapist and Counsellor. He currently lives in Edinburgh.
He has had several published articles and is also writing a book on psychophysiology; a book on Spiritual Emergencies and produces the EABP Bibliography of Body-Psychotherapy on CD-ROM.

Table of Contents

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
INTRODUCTION

A definition of mental health; Stepped care and self-help
STRESS
Basic information; Self-help for stress; Stress and modern life; Fitting exercise into your life; Different types of exercise; Relaxation; Meditation and mindfulness; Symptoms of stress; Other anti-stress exercises; Stress and life events
DEPRESSION
Self-help for depression; Working with depression; Foods for depression; Somatic aspects of depression; Different views of depression; Emotional expression in depression; Basic working principles for depression; A bit about anti-depressant drugs; Negative emotions; Thoughts and moods in depression; Thinking distortions in depression; Common irrational belief systems; How to change your negative thinking
THE PROCESS
Your inner process; Points to remember
ANXIETY
About anxiety; Relaxation; Social anxiety; Panic attacks; Working with panic attacks; Phobias; General anxiety disorder
SELF-ESTEEM ISSUES
Introducing issues of self-esteem; Improving self-esteem; Becoming more assertive
WHAT WORKS?
An overview of what works; Self-awareness; Legitimate needs; Asserting yourself; Responding to criticism
FAMILY ISSUES
Bereavement and grieving; Having to care for others; Information for carers and families; Parents at home, parents at work; Relationship issues; Relationship difficulties; Divorce and separation
OTHER ISSUES
Anger management; Sleep issues; Problems at work; Weight, body image, and eating issues; Chronic fatigue syndrome; Twelve-step programmes; Trauma and post traumatic stress disorder; Self-harm; Money worries; Ageing issues; Travel
WELL-BEING
Natural health; The path to mental health; The road to change; Wider and different perspectives
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
REFERENCES

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