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Dancing with Fear: Controlling Stress and Creating a Life Beyond Panic and Anxietyby Paul Foxman
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According to experts, anxiety develops from the combination of three ingredients: genetic traits (such as biological sensitivity”), family influences, and stress (the why now” factor). The stress ingredient accounts for the widespread prevalence of anxiety today. Translation? Anxiety is essentially a learned response to stress overload in sensitive people. Based on the authors years of experience with anxiety, both personally and professionally as a seasoned psychologist, Dancing with Fear uses a recovery approach to treating this widespread problem. Dr. Foxman offers a wide range of self-help strategies — from drugs and diet to herbs and yoga — for combating panic attacks, phobias, avoidant behavior, worrying, unwanted obsessions, and body symptoms such as racing heart, shaking, breathing problems, sweating, nausea, and weakness. With 20 percent new material in this edition, Dancing with Fear offers a proven plan for reclaiming ones life by replacing anxiety with peace, optimism, and joy.
This book is for everyone who has experienced severe anxiety and wants to be free from abnormal fear. It is also for therapists, counselors, and other helping professionals who treat patients suffering from anxiety disorders. Dancing with Fear, which features a unique cognitive-behavioral approach, is a complete mind-body plan for understanding and overcoming anxiety disorders. Known as the CHAANGE program, this specific method has been found to be 80 percent successful in treating anxiety and to have reduced health care expenses by more than 50 percent in the year following treatment.
Based on the author's years of experience with anxiety, both personally and professionally as a seasoned psychologist, "Dancing with Fear uses a recovery approach to treating a widespread problem. Dr. Foxman explains anxiety's complex origins and shows how it is largely a learned reaction to stress overload in sensitive people. He offers an array of self-help strategies for combating panic attacks, phobias, avoidant behavior, worrying, unwanted obsessions, and body symptoms such as racing heart, sweating, nausea, and weakness. With 20 percent new material in this edition, "Dancing with Fear shows how to replace anxiety with peace, optimism, and joy.
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