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The Anti-Anxiety Workbook: Proven Strategies to Overcome Worry, Phobias, Panic, and Obsessions (Guilford Self-Help Workbook)

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From panic attacks to chronic worry, more than 40 million Americans struggle with anxiety, making it one of the most common reasons people seek psychological help. Now, anxiety experts Martin M. Antony and Peter Norton provide sufferers with a state-of-the-art program for conquering their worries, phobias, and obsessions. The Anti-Anxiety Workbook offers an unrivalled toolkit of proven strategies drawn from cognitive-behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment for anxiety. Readers use convenient self-assessment worksheets to identify their worry triggers and keep track of their anxious moments in weekly journals. Hands-on exercises help them change the beliefs and behaviors that cause anxiety and worsen symptoms. Other techniques provide ways to achieve a new level of calm. Antony and Norton also offer clear advice on psychotherapy and the use of anti-anxiety medications. Grounded in the best available research, this powerful, practical book helps readers take control of their worries and get their lives back on track. Includes over two dozen reproducibles.

Book News Annotation:

Psychologists Anthony (Ryerson U., Canada) and Norton (U. of Houston) offer a self-help cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) plan for the many sufferers of disabling anxiety. A self-assessment and CBT strategies aim at overcoming anxious thinking and creating an anti-anxiety lifestyle. For less than the cost of a typical therapy session, the guide includes worksheets to identify and change triggering thoughts and situations, a summary of other treatment options, and resources. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Recent breakthroughs in the study and treatment of anxiety are empowering countless people to find relief from chronic fears, worrying, phobias, and obsessions. This inviting workbook shows how. The state-of-the-art program presented here is grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment for anxiety. No matter what type of anxiety problem you suffer from, leading experts Drs. Martin M. Antony and Peter J. Norton provide an unrivaled toolkit of proven strategies to help you:

*Understand what anxiety is and how it gets out of control

*Identify your anxiety triggers

*Change the beliefs and behaviors that make symptoms worse

*Develop a safe, gradual plan for confronting feared situations

*Learn the facts about medications and herbal remedies

*Achieve a new level of calm with relaxation and meditation techniques

*Find the right professional help, if and when you need it

Vivid, practical examples illustrate how to put the book's science-based techniques into action, and effective problem-solving tips ease you through the rough spots in recovery. If you're ready to take back your life from anxiety, you've come to the right place.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

About the Author

Martin M. Antony, PhD, President-Elect of the Canadian Psychological Association, is Professor and Director of Graduate Training in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto. He is also Director of Research at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre, St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario. An award-winning researcher, Dr. Antony is the coauthor of When Perfect Isn't Good Enough, 10 Simple Solutions to Panic, and numerous other books. His research, writing, and clinical practice focus on cognitive-behavioral therapy and the treatment of anxiety disorders. He has been widely quoted in the U.S. and Canadian media.
 
Peter J. Norton, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston and Director of the University of Houston Anxiety Disorder Clinic. His research on anxiety and its treatment has been honored with awards from the National Institutes of Health and other organizations. The author of over 60 research papers, Dr. Norton has delivered many presentations and workshops for the scientific community, therapists, and the general public.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Faces of Anxiety

I. The Prep

1. Anxiety: The Big Picture

2. Getting to Know Your Anxiety

3. Getting Ready for Treatment

II. The Program

4. Changing Your Anxious Thinking

5. Eliminating the Safety Net

6. Confronting Feared Objects and Situations

7. Confronting Scary Thoughts, Memories, Images, and Urges

8. Confronting Frightening Feelings and Sensations

9. Learning to Relax: Relaxation, Meditation, and Acceptance

10. Medications and Herbal Remedies

III. In the Long Run

11. Creating an Anti-Anxiety Lifestyle

12. Overcoming Treatment Obstacles

13. Living without Anxiety

14. A Guide for Family and Friends

Appendix: Helpful Resources

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593859930
Author:
Antony, Martin M.
Publisher:
Guilford Publications
Author:
Norton, Peter J.
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
General
Subject:
Treatment
Subject:
Anxiety disorders
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Mood Disorders
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Pathological Psychology
Subject:
Anxiety disorders - Treatment
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Guilford Self-Help Workbook Series
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
262
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8 in

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Recent breakthroughs in the study and treatment of anxiety are empowering countless people to find relief from chronic fears, worrying, phobias, and obsessions. This inviting workbook shows how. The state-of-the-art program presented here is grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment for anxiety. No matter what type of anxiety problem you suffer from, leading experts Drs. Martin M. Antony and Peter J. Norton provide an unrivaled toolkit of proven strategies to help you:

*Understand what anxiety is and how it gets out of control

*Identify your anxiety triggers

*Change the beliefs and behaviors that make symptoms worse

*Develop a safe, gradual plan for confronting feared situations

*Learn the facts about medications and herbal remedies

*Achieve a new level of calm with relaxation and meditation techniques

*Find the right professional help, if and when you need it

Vivid, practical examples illustrate how to put the book's science-based techniques into action, and effective problem-solving tips ease you through the rough spots in recovery. If you're ready to take back your life from anxiety, you've come to the right place.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

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