Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick

Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick

by David Carbonell

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Overview

Discover methods to uncover the roots of anxiety and simple techniques and CBT exercises to stop panic attacks, including before they ever begin.

With methods and exercises based on the author's extensive clinical experience, Panic Attacks Workbook helps people understand the true nature of their panic attacks. It demonstrates the vicious cycle of habitual responses that lead to debilitating attacks, teaches how to halt this self-destructive process, and guides people along a proven path that promotes recovery.

David Carbonell outlines such cognitive behavioral methods as diaphragmatic breathing, progressive exposure, desensitization, relaxation, keeping a panic diary, and much more. He shows how to cultivate a personal attitude that facilitates solutions rather than placing blame.

He clearly explains how the very nature of panic leads people into a chronic cycle of anticipation, panic, and helplessness, and details how to overcome this pattern with innovative responses and an attitude of acceptance. Charts, worksheets, and program outlines help point the way through the workbook and on to recovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781569754153
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 10/19/2004
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 81,613
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dave Carbonell, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of fears and phobias. In 1990, he founded one of the first group practices in the country that was solely dedicated to the treatment of these conditions and continues that work today. He is the author of The Worry Trick (2016) and Panic Attacks Workbook (2004), and the “coach” at www.anxietycoach.com, a popular self-help web site for people recovering from anxiety disorders. He received his Ph.D. from DePaul University in 1985, and is licensed as a psychologist in Illinois and New York. Dr. Carbonell has conducted professional training in the treatment of anxiety disorders for more than 7000 therapists in the United States and abroad. He lives and works in Chicago.

Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTORY
Chapter 1. Introduction and overview
Chapter 2. The Experience of Panic (why don't people recover spontaneously?)
Chapter 3. The Panic Trick (recovery requires breaking the trick)
Chapter 4. The Recovery challenge (developing a workable view of the problem)
Chapter 5. Breaking the Trick

PART II: THE INGREDIENTS FOR RECOVERY
Chapter 6. What maintains panic?
Chapter 7. What you need to recover
Chapter 8. The panic cycle.
Chapter 9. The four kinds of symptoms, and how to deal with each
Chapter 10. Breaking the panic cycle (exposure)
Chapter 11. Discussion of coping techniques (their double edged nature)

PART III: ON ACCEPTANCE
Chapter 12. What acceptance means. Why it needs to guide and color your entire effort.
Chapter 13. Secrecy and self disclosure
Chapter 14. Anger
Chapter 15. Self Talk: the heckler
Chapter 16. Dealing with the issues of "Why?", "Why me?", and the "root cause".

PART IV: COPING TECHNIQUES/DOING IT
Chapter 17. Breathing
Chapter 18. A five step process for panic - AWARE
Chapter 19. The actions stage of AWARE
Chapter 20. The Panic Diary
Chapter 21. Relaxation techniques
Chapter 22. Self Talk: Working with The heckler
Chapter 23. Exposure

PART V: ANTICIPATORY WORRY
PART VI: PITFALLS
PART VII: SUMMARY, GUIDING RULES
PART VIII: IF YOU NEED MORE

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