Master Your Panic: Twelve Treatment Sessions to Conquer Panic, Anxiety & Agoraphobia

Master Your Panic: Twelve Treatment Sessions to Conquer Panic, Anxiety & Agoraphobia

by Denise Beckfield

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Master Your Panic: Twelve Treatment Sessions to Conquer Panic, Anxiety & Agoraphobia by Denise Beckfield

Find out why you developed panic attacks in the first place and why they come back. Learn the tried and true SRB method to STOP panic the moment it strikes. Discover your personal triggers for panic and tackle them, one by one—the thoughts, the physical habits, even the emotional traps. So panic goes away and stays away. Find out the latest information on the best medications for panic. Identify the personal stresses and family backgrounds that can lead to panic. Learn to stop limiting yourself and get your life back—for GOOD. This practical, self-empowering book on overcoming agoraphobia and debilitating panic attacks is now completely revised and expanded to include the latest information and research findings on relaxation, breathing, medication and other treatments. Master Your Panic parallels an actual treatment program in which you are guided, step-by-step, through twelve self-help “treatment sessions.” Proven, research-based methods are presented in easy-to-follow instructions, accompanied by numerous case examples. Includes guides for identifying triggers of panic attacks, challenging catastrophic thinking and for preventing relapse. Follow Dr. Beckfield's procedures to gain a thorough understanding of the disorder, and you can actually resolve the panic in your life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781886230477
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 02/01/2004
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 788,837
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Denise Beckfield, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in the treatment of panic and anxiety her entire career, and who has written and spoken to both professionals and anxiety sufferers on topics including susceptibility to panic disorder, its emotional underpinnings and its treatment.

Table of Contents

"First Aid" for Panicxviii
Introduction: What's In Store--And Is It for Me?1
Session 1What Is Panic?5
Session 2The Roots of Panic: Why Me?17
Session 3Panic and Personality34
Session 4The Timing of Panic: Why Now?46
Session 5Take a Deep Breath61
Session 6When Panic Hits75
Session 7The Triggers of Panic: How to "Catch" a Panic Attack Before It Catches You88
Session 8Challenging Catastrophic Beliefs106
Session 9Taking Back Your Life129
Session 10Internal Affairs150
Session 11The Question of Medications163
Session 12Where Have You Been? Where Are You Going?176
Special Section: Everyday Anxieties195
Appendix ITroubleshooting: Controlled Breathing220
Appendix IIAlternatives to Controlled Breathing229
Appendix IIITroubleshooting: Exposure232
Appendix IVTroubleshooting: Unsatisfying Outcomes238
Appendix VReference Notes245
Appendix VIRecord-Keeping Forms266

What People are Saying About This

John Greist

From her experience successfully treating hundreds of patients, and from her review of the voluminous literature in the area, Dr. Beckfield has distilled the essence of effective treatment into the most readable book on the topic I have seen.
M.D., Author, ANXIETY AND ITS TREATMENT Clinical Director of Psychiatry University of Washington Medical School

A grateful reader

I just turned 40 years old... I've been suffering from periodic attacks since I was 24 years old... Right now I feel 100% like my 'old' self... You have helped me tremendously...
Memphis, TN

Albert Ellis

best book of its kind.
Ph.D., President Albert Ellis Institute, New York

Edmund Bourne

Especially noteworthy are chapters 2, 3, and 4, helping clients to trace both the lifetime origins as well as the daily antecedents of their panic episodes. I haven't seen this covered so well anywhere else.

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Master Your Panic: Twelve Treatment Sessions to Conquer Panic, Anxiety & Agoraphobia 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Written in understandable language, the book helped me see the "Why" behind my panic by working through several exercises. Most of the tactics presented to help when panic arises are useful. There is encouragement throughout the book.
keywob09 More than 1 year ago
It's wonderful and could be very helpful for a variety of people. Was recommended by a fellow MD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel the author is very professional but she immediately gets into exercises to challange panic attacks like intentionally creating one and trying to stop it!! for anyone who has had a panic attack, that is the last thing you want to do!! I didn't feel there were enough help stategies,just possible reasons why a person may have panic disorder.