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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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: 05/10/2004
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 234,626
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

David A. Carbonell, Ph.D., is the Director of the Anxiety Treatment Center, a group of psychologists specializing in anxiety disorders. Dr. Carbonell received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from DePaul University and is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, and the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. He divides his time between offices in Chicago and New York.

Table of Contents

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

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)

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".

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


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Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This workbook is a valuable resource for anyone who is suffering from Panic Disorder. We as clinicians need a guide that is not only a guide for us but also written for the layman to understand. Dr. Carbonell has written such a guide not only to help us in assisting our consumers but allowing the consumer to understand for themselves about their fears and how to work through their situations. I would not only recommend this book to clinicians but for anyone who has Panic Disorder and is looking for a guide.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my opinion, ¿Panic Attacks Workbook¿ is the best self-help book for overcoming panic ¿ and, as President of the Agoraphobia & Panic Disorder Foundation, I have read nearly all of them. The author, Dr. David Carbonell, is one of the leading experts in the field of anxiety disorders. With clarity, compassion and humor, he presents the most effective approaches to overcoming panic. Reading this book is like having several sessions with a caring, expert therapist. If you are facing the challenge of panic attacks, this book is the place to start. In 1998, after years of struggle, I overcame panic disorder & agoraphobia. Since 2001, I have been directing a popular website that provides resources for people recovering from these conditions. Among all the self-help books, my #1 recommendation is ¿Panic Attacks Workbook.¿
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book in Spanish ? Thank you :)
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