A comprehensive guide to how an individual can help themselves resolve a wide variety of mental health problems.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|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 AUTHORINTRODUCTIONA definition of mental health; Stepped care and self-helpSTRESSBasic 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 eventsDEPRESSIONSelf-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 thinkingTHE PROCESSYour inner process; Points to rememberANXIETYAbout anxiety; Relaxation; Social anxiety; Panic attacks; Working with panic attacks; Phobias; General anxiety disorderSELF-ESTEEM ISSUESIntroducing issues of self-esteem; Improving self-esteem; Becoming more assertiveWHAT WORKS?An overview of what works; Self-awareness; Legitimate needs; Asserting yourself; Responding to criticismFAMILY ISSUESBereavement and grieving; Having to care for others; Information for carers and families; Parents at home, parents at work; Relationship issues; Relationship difficulties; Divorce and separationOTHER ISSUESAnger 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; TravelWELL-BEINGNatural health; The path to mental health; The road to change; Wider and different perspectivesSOURCES OF INFORMATIONREFERENCES