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Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxietyby John Forsyth
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Statistics suggests that as many as 2.5 percent of American women suffer from anorexia; of these, further research indicates that one in ten of these will die from the disorder. This is the only book available that addresses the particular needs of anorexics with the techniques of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a revolutionary new psychotherapy. The authors of this book are pioneering researchers in the field of ACT, with numerous research articles to their credit
Despite ever-widening media attention and public awareness of the problem, American women continue to suffer from anorexia nervosa in greater numbers than ever before. This severe psychophysiological condition-characterized by an abnormal fear of becoming obese, a persistent unwillingness to eat, and severe compulsion to lose weight-is particularly difficult to treat, often because the victims are unwilling to seek help. The Anorexia Workbook demonstrates that efforts to control and stop anorexia may do more harm than good. Instead of focusing efforts on judging impulses associated with the disorder as 'bad' or 'negative,' this approach encourages sufferers to mindfully observe these feelings without reacting to them in a self-destructive way. Guided by this more compassionate, more receptive frame of mind, the book coaches you to employ various acceptance-based coping strategies.
Structured in a logical, step-by-step progression of exercises, the workbook first focuses on providing you with a new understanding of anorexia and the ways you might have already tried to control the problem. Then the book progresses through techniques that teach how to use mindfulness to deal with out-of-control thoughts and feelings, how to identify choices that lead to better heath and quality of life, and how to redirect the energy formerly spent on weight loss into actions that will heal the body and mind. Although this book is written specifically as self-help for anorexia sufferers, it includes a clear and informative chapter on when you need to seek professional treatment as well as advice on what to look for in a therapist.
Building on the success of their book for professionals, leaders in the field of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) John Forsyth and Georg Eifert present this exciting and innovative ACT workbook to general readers. It is the first self-help workbook to adapt the revolutionary techniques of ACT into a powerful program readers can use to overcome any of the anxiety disorders.
Bullets] A powerful, step-by- step program to help you: * Understand why trying to control anxiety can keep you stuck and suffering * Break free from the anxiety struggle and the trap of avoidance * Practice mindful acceptance and a willingness to do what works * Discover what you care deeply about and commit to making it happen * Live a rich and meaningful life--even with anxiety, fear, and worry [Starburst] Includes CD with guided mindfulness meditations and bonus worksheets and self-assessments
Anxiety is one of the most prevalent mental health issues faced by society today. In The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, three MBSR experts provide powerful mindfulness meditations and exercises to help sooth anxiety, understand common triggers, and live more fully in the moment.
Stanley Block, MD, and Carolyn Bryant Block present their fourth workbook utilizing the innovative and proven-effective mind-body bridging technique. The easy-to-use self-help exercises in Mind-Body Workbook for Anxiety will teach readers how to stop identifying with anxious thoughts and feelings while allowing their bodies to relax and let go of unconscious tension.
In a world that favors the outgoing, gregarious extrovert, being an introvert can be difficult. But the truth is that introverts are powerful observers and creators. The Awakened Introvert shows readers how to tap into their introvert strengths and awaken” their potential using mindfulness meditations and cognitive behavioral techniques. Introverts will also learn to minimize weaknesses—such as a tendency toward worry and rumination—and discover new skills for recharging in between social encounters.
A classic in its field, The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook has provided an unparalleled, quintessential resource for people struggling with anxiety and phobias for almost thirty years. The fully revised sixth edition of this best seller offers powerful, step-by-step treatment strategies for panic disorders, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), worry, and fear. Readers will also find updated information compatible with the DSM-V, as well as updates on medications and treatment, nutrition, mindfulness training, exposure therapy, and the latest research in neurobiology.
In the second edition of this best-selling workbook, William J. Knaus offers a step-by-step program to help readers overcome anxiety and get back to living a rich and productive life. Readers will develop a personal plan using techniques from rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), powerful treatment methods proven to be even more effective than anxiety medication. This edition includes new evidence-based techniques such as behavioral activation and values-based action, addresses perfectionism and anxiety, and features updated, cutting-edge research.
Your Life on Purpose guides readers through the process of uncovering and acting on the underlying values that can lead them to a sense of purpose. Identifying values is a core component of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), but values can often be difficult to define and differentiate from goals.
From the pioneering publisher that has placed millions of self-help books into the hands of anxiety sufferers, The Generalized Anxiety Disorder Workbook offers readers a powerful, comprehensive new approach to treating generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). In the book, three renowned anxiety experts provide highly effective exercises and practical strategies to help readers with GAD soothe their worries, fears, and panic.
From the bestselling author of When Anger Hurts, Matthew McKay, Ph.D., and ACT experts Georg Eifert, Ph.D. and John P. Forsyth, Ph.D., comes the first bookto provide ACT principles and techniques for dealing with anger, and to teach readers how to change their relationship with, and response to, anger by developing compassion for themselves and others.
Written by a leading researcher in acceptance and commitment theory, Georg Eifert, Ph.D., this book offers the most up-to-date and effective treatment for anorexia. Readers learn to view the use of eating control strategies as a problem, not a solution. They learn to better cope with out-of-control emotions and thoughts, and redirect the drive for thinless twoard healthier, valued life directions.
Two leading social anxiety researchers present The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Social Anxiety and Shyness, an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)-based workbook filled with assessments and exercises designed to help those with social anxiety or shyness.
Shyness is a common problem that comes with a high price. If you suffer from shyness or social anxiety you might avoid social situations and may have trouble connecting with others due to an extreme fear of humiliation, rejection, and judgment. As a shy person, you may also experience panic attacks that make it even more likely that you’ll avoid social situations.
With The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Social Anxiety and Shyness, the authors’ acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) program for overcoming shyness has become available to the public for the first time. This program has been found to be highly effective in research studies for the treatment of social anxiety disorder and related subclinical levels of shyness.
In the first section, you will confront performance fears, test anxiety, shy bladder, and interpersonal fears—fundamental symptoms of social anxiety. The second part helps you learn psychological flexibility to improve your ability to accept the feelings, thoughts, and behavior that may arise as you learn to work past your anxiety.
By keeping your values front and center, you will gradually learn to move beyond your fears and toward greater social confidence.
Drop the Rope in Your Tug-of-War with Anger
If you've tried to control problem anger before with little success, this book offers you a fundamentally new approach and new hope. Instead of struggling even harder to manage or eliminate your anger, you can stop anger feelings from determining who you are and how you live your life. Based on a revolutionary psychological approach called acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), the techniques in ACT on Life Not on Anger can help you let go of anger and start living your life to the fullest.
Your path begins as you learn to accept your angry feelings as they occur, without judging or trying to manage them. Then, using techniques based in mindfulness practice, you'll discover how to observe your feelings of anger without acting on them. Value-identification exercises help you figure out what truly matters to you so that you can commit to short- and long-term goals that turn your values into reality. In the process, anger will lose power over your life-and, amazingly, you'll gain control over your life by simply letting go of your angry feelings.
About the Author
Michelle Heffner, MA, was trained in the West Virginia University Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry eating disorders program. She has assessed and treated eating disorder clients in the West Virginia University Department of Psychology clinic and the West Virginia University Carruth Center for Counseling and Psychological Services.
Georg H. Eifert, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the department of psychology at Chapman University in Orange, CA. He was ranked among the top thirty researchers in behavior analysis and therapy in the 1990s, and he has authored over 100 publications on psychological causes and treatments of anxiety and other emotional disorders. He is a clinical fellow of the Behavior Therapy and Research Society, a member of numerous national and international psychological associations, and he serves on several editorial boards of leading clinical psychology journals. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist. He is coauthor of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders and ACT on Life, Not on Anger.
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