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A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook

Bob Stahl
Authors:
Bob Stahl

Stress and pain are nearly unavoidable in our daily lives; they are part of the human condition. This stress can often leave us feeling irritable, tense, overwhelmed, and burned-out. The key to maintaining balance is responding to stress not with frustration and self-criticism, but with mindful, nonjudgmental awareness of our bodies and minds. Impossible? Actually, it's easier than it seems. In just weeks, you can learn mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a clinically proven program for alleviating stress, anxiety, panic, depression, chronic pain, and a wide range of medical conditions. Taught in classes and clinics worldwide, this powerful approach shows you how to focus on the present moment in order to permanently change the way you handle stress. As you work through A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, you'll learn how to replace stress-promoting habits with mindful ones-a skill that will last a lifetime.

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Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Social Anxiety and Shyness

Jan Fleming
Authors:
Jan Fleming

People with shyness or social anxiety tend to avoid social situations and may have trouble connecting with others due to their extreme fear of humiliation, rejection, and judgment. The authors' acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) program, identified as the best tool for overcoming shyness, has become available to the public for the first time in this book, and has proven to be highly effective. In the first section, readers confront the fundamental symptoms of social anxiety; performance fears, and test anxiety for example. Then, readers learn psychological flexibility to improve their ability to accept the feelings, thoughts, and behaviour that may arise as they learn to work past their anxiety. The book also includes a companion CD featuring additional guided mindfulness exercises and worksheets.

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Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction

Rebecca E. Williams
Authors:
Rebecca E. Williams

Most addictive behavior is rooted in some type of loss, be it the death of a loved one, coming to terms with limitations set by chronic health problems, or the end of a relationship. By turning to drugs and alcohol, people who have suffered a loss can numb their grief. In the process, they postpone their healing and can drive themselves further into addiction.The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction offers readers an effective program for working through their addiction and grief with cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Created by two psychologists who work for Veterans' Affairs, this mindfulness training workbook is effective for treating the emotion dysregulation, stress, depression, and grief that lie at the heart of addiction. No matter the loss, the mindfulness skills in this workbook help readers process their grief, determine the function their addiction is serving, and replace the addiction with healthy coping behaviors.

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Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue

Kathryn R. Simpson
Authors:
Kathryn R. Simpson

Although most of us realize that stress is a problem, almost none of us understand the critical role our adrenal glands play in controlling the impact that stress has on our bodies and minds.Overcoming Adrenal Fatigue is a step-by-step plan which empowers readers with a guide for restoring optimal adrenal function, alone or with a health care practitioner. Readers learn how to assess their symptoms and create a personalized plan by testing adrenal function and detecting problems, treating adrenal hormone deficiencies, stopping excess adrenal hormone production, and learning about the foods and nutritional supplements that can help restore adrenal balance. The guidelines, questionnaires, and inexpensive at-home tests in this user-friendly guide make it easy for readers to assess and treat their own adrenal issues, and the book also provides help for getting and understanding laboratory blood tests.

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Overcoming Trauma and PTSD

Sheela Raja
Authors:
Sheela Raja

Post-traumatic stress disorder affects every sufferer in a different way. A veteran who committed atrocities during war may not benefit from cognitive treatments in the same way a victim of sexual assault might. For each type of trauma, there is an appropriate type of treatment-and the best treatment may not lie entirely within one therapeutic modality. Written by a psychologist who specializes in trauma, this book combines the best of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). It offers the best skills for specific symptoms so readers get the quickest relief from flashbacks, insomnia, and other symptoms, and so will have the best chance of recovery.

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The Anorexia Recovery Skills Workbook

Catherine L. Ruscitti, Jeffrey E. Barnett, Rebecca A. Wagner
Authors:
Catherine L. Ruscitti, Jeffrey E. Barnett, Rebecca A. Wagner

If you have anorexia, it can be difficult to see yourself clearly, even after treatment. That's why it's so important for you to have resources available to prevent relapse. Written by three psychologists and experts in eating disorders, this important guide provides evidence-based skills blending acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help you recover-and stay on the path to recovery.Each chapter of this workbook focuses on a theme-each important to fostering and maintaining recovery from anorexia, including: managing treatment and maintaining progress, creating and maintaining a therapeutic team, rebuilding healthy relationships and decreasing investment in unhealthy relationships, and gaining a sense of autonomy. Additionally, you'll gain insight into your anorexia, learn why it's all about control-and learn how to gain real control in healthier aspects of life.Finally, this workbook addresses developing healthy goals related to eating, as well as career, academic, and recreational goals to assist in leading a fulfilling life. You'll learn to take time for self-care, plan for challenging and difficult times throughout recovery, and maintain changes in behavior and thought patterns, such as awareness and tolerance of negative emotions, reaching out for help when needed, and effective communication.If you have anorexia, are in treatment for anorexia, or trying to maintain recovery, this compassionate, comprehensive resource provides powerful, proven-effective tools to help you stay healthy in body and mind

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The Anxious Thoughts Workbook

David A. Clark
Authors:
David A. Clark

Are your thoughts getting in the way of living your life? Based in cutting-edge neuroscience and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this important workbook will help you regain control from unwanted thoughts and get back to the things that matter. Do you have unwanted, disturbing, upsetting, or weird thoughts that you just can't seem to shake? Violent or sexual thoughts that cause you to feel ashamed, anxious, or depressed? Maybe you think they mean something about you-and that thought scares you even more. While you may not be able to shut your thoughts off permanently, you can gain distance from them and improve your life. This step-by-step guide will show you how.In The Anxious Thoughts Workbook, renowned psychologist David A. Clark presents a targeted, transdiagnostic approach to help you move past unwanted mental intrusions. You'll learn how to change the destructive patterns responsible for the persistence of anxious and depressive thinking, and strip these upsetting thoughts of their meaning-a process Clark refers to as "detoxing." Finally, you'll learn to manage the feelings of shame that can accompany these thoughts.Are you ready to move past your thoughts and start focusing on more important things? If so, the proven effective techniques in this workbook will help you get started.

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The Chemistry of Joy Workbook

Henry Emmons
Authors:
Henry Emmons

The resilience training program in this workbook was developed by the authors at one of the foremost integrative medical centers in the country, the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing. Based on principles first introduced in The Chemistry of Joy, The Chemistry of Joy Workbook blends integrative psychiatry, nutrition, fitness, meditation, guidance for mindful living, and the psychology of mindfulness to help readers overcome the three main forms of depression and balance their brain chemistry for greater motivation and happiness. This workbook reframes depression as a breakdown of the readers' natural resilient state and offers a comprehensive training program rebuilding resilience, connection with others, and joy. The program consists of ten stages, which can be completed in ten weeks. Questionnaires, exercises, and practices throughout help readers guide themselves through the program and stay motivated to change.

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The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook for Menopause

Sheryl Green
Authors:
Sheryl Green

Although research supports the use of cognitive behavioral therapy to address the symptoms of menopause, this is the first book to explain how readers can use this approach to calm hot flashes, stop mood swings in their tracks, and manage other common physical symptoms. The Cognitive-Behavioral Workbook for Menopause can be used as an adjunctive treatment to hormone replacement therapy and herbal remedies, or may be effectively used on its own. This evidence-based program works by helping readers understand their symptoms and reduce the psychological self-talk that makes physical symptoms of menopause even worse. By reducing the anxiety about menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, readers reduce the duration and intensity of these symptoms. Because menopause can also affect women's mental health, the workbook includes help for menopausal depression, anxiety, irritability, and mood swings. It also features information on hormone replacement therapy and supplements that can help. This workbook is an essential resource for any menopausal woman seeking to regain control over her body, health, and mood.

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The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook for Personality Disorders

Jeffrey C. Wood
Authors:
Jeffrey C. Wood

Symptoms of personality disorders may seem to differ widely, but all personality disorders are characterized by entrenched patterns of thinking and behavior. Chances are, if you have a personality disorder, you face feelings of uncertainty about your future and experience ongoing conflicts with your loved ones every day. These patterns may seem impossible to change, but if you're ready to overcome your symptoms and create a more balanced life, you can.The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook for Personality Disorders is packed with exercises and worksheets that enable you to put an end to the self-defeating thoughts that hold you back. Based in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), a proven-effective treatment for personality disorders, this workbook can help you reconnect with life by teaching you a set of key skills for overcoming difficulties associated with the eleven most common personality disorders. You'll learn stress reduction, relaxation, and emotion regulation techniques, and how best to communicate and cope with others while keeping your personality-disorder-related behaviors in check.

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The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression, Second Edition

William J. Knaus
Authors:
William J. Knaus

The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression offers a complete program for defeating depressive thinking and other symptoms of depression using cognitive behavioral therapy, a proven effective treatment protocol. This new edition includes new information on relapse prevention, revised worksheets and exercises, and vital information on depression coexisting with other mental health conditions. The entire workbook has been thoroughly updated with the latest depression research.First, readers learn the basics for defeating the most damaging symptoms of depression and create a master plan for overcoming their condition. Later, readers discover the roots of their depression in depressive beliefs, worthlessness beliefs, and helplessness beliefs. The final section of this workbook helps readers anchor these positive changes for long-term relapse prevention and increased motivation. Recommended by therapists nationwide, this second edition of The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression offers all the skills readers need to overcome depression with cognitive behavioral therapy.

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The OCD Workbook

Bruce M. Hyman
Authors:
Bruce M. Hyman

If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), chances are that your persistent obsessive thoughts and time-consuming compulsions keep you from enjoying life to the fullest. But when you are in the habit of avoiding the things you fear, the idea of facing them head-on can feel frightening and overwhelming. This book can help.The OCD Workbook has helped thousands of people with OCD break the bonds of troubling OCD symptoms and regain the hope of a productive life. Endorsed and used in hospitals and clinics the world over, this valuable resource is now fully revised and updated with the latest evidence-based approaches to understanding and managing OCD. It offers day-to-day coping strategies you can start using right away, along with proven-effective self-help techniques that can help you maintain your progress. The book also includes information for family members seeking to understand and support loved ones who suffer from this often baffling and frustrating disorder. Whether you suffer with OCD or a related disorder, such as body dysmorphic disorder or trichotillomania, let this new edition of The OCD Workbook be your guide on the path to recovery.This new edition will help you:Use self-assessment tools to identify your symptoms and their severityCreate and implement a recovery strategy using cognitive behavioral self-help tools and techniquesLearn about the most effective medications and medical treatmentsFind the right professional help and access needed support for your recoveryMaintain your progress and prevent future relapse

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The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook

Anneliese Singh
Authors:
Anneliese Singh

How can you build unshakable confidence and resilience in a world still filled with ignorance, inequality, and discrimination? The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook will teach you how to challenge internalized negative messages, handle stress, build a community of support, and embrace your true self. Resilience is a key ingredient for psychological health and wellness. It's what gives people the psychological strength to cope with everyday stress, as well as major setbacks. For many people, stressful events may include job loss, financial problems, illness, natural disasters, medical emergencies, divorce, or the death of a loved one. But if you are queer or gender non-conforming, life stresses may also include discrimination in housing and health care, employment barriers, homelessness, family rejection, physical attacks or threats, and general unfair treatment and oppression-all of which lead to overwhelming feelings of hopelessness and powerlessness. So, how can you gain resilience in a society that is so often toxic and unwelcoming?In this important workbook, you'll discover how to cultivate the key components of resilience: holding a positive view of yourself and your abilities; knowing your worth and cultivating a strong sense of self-esteem; effectively utilizing resources; being assertive and creating a support community; fostering hope and growth within yourself, and finding the strength to help others. Once you know how to tap into your personal resilience, you'll have an unlimited well you can draw from to navigate everyday challenges.By learning to challenge internalized negative messages and remove obstacles from your life, you can build the resilience you need to embrace your truest self in an imperfect world.

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The Resilience Workbook

Glenn R. Schiraldi
Authors:
Glenn R. Schiraldi

What is resilience, and how can you build it? In The Resilience Workbook, Glenn Schiraldi-author of The Self-Esteem Workbook-offers invaluable insight and outlines essential skills to help you bounce back from setbacks and cultivate a growth mindset.Why do some people sail through life's storms, while others are knocked down? Resilience is the key. Resilience is the ability to recover from difficult experiences, such as death of loved one, job loss, serious illness, terrorist attacks, or even just daily stressors and challenges. Resilience is the strength of body, mind, and character that enables people to respond well to adversity. In short, resilience is the cornerstone of mental health.Combining evidence-based approaches including positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and relaxation, The Resilience Workbook will show you how to bounce back and thrive in any difficult situation. You'll learn how to harness the power of your brain's natural neuroplasticity; manage strong, distressing emotions; and improve mood and overall well-being. You'll also discover powerful skills to help you prevent and recover from stress-related conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, anger, and substance abuse disorders.When the going gets tough, you need real, proven-effective skills to manage your stress and heal from setbacks. The comprehensive and practical exercises in this workbook will help you cultivate resilience, stay calm under pressure, and face all of life's challenges.

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The Wisdom to Know the Difference

Kelly G. Wilson, Troy DuFrene
Authors:
Kelly G. Wilson, Troy DuFrene

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) cofounder Kelly Wilson and Troy DuFrene show readers how to use acceptance, mindfulness, and values-oriented strategies, either alone or in combination with a twelve-step program, to overcome substance abuse and permanently change their lives for the better.The Wisdom to Know the Difference offers readers a unique path to treating alcoholism and drug addiction through ACT, which has been proven to be clinically effective for the treatment of alcoholism and substance abuse. This workbook unifies the most widely practiced method of substance abuse treatment, the twelve-step program, with an empirically supported psychotherapeutic model, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Each component of this ACT treatment plan has an explanation rooted in basic behavioral science, and readers will learn how these components fit into the twelve steps in Alcoholics Anonymous and similar programs. Written by Kelly Wilson, cofounder of the ACT treatment model, and Troy DuFrene, this workbook is accessible for all reading levels and can be used by those suffering from all forms of substance abuse.

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The Yoga-CBT Workbook for Anxiety

Juile Greiner-Ferris, Manjit Khalsa
Authors:
Juile Greiner-Ferris, Manjit Khalsa

Millions of people suffer from anxiety-it can keep you trapped in the "worry cycle." When you're under stress, your thoughts are racing, and you find yourself repeating the same anxious patterns over and over again, it has a negative impact on your relationships, health, and overall well-being. So, how do you get past your anxiety to increase peace and relaxation in your life? Yoga-cognitive behavioral therapy (Y-CBT) can help.This book offers the first research-based model to combine the benefits of traditional psychological practice with the therapeutic benefits of Kundalini yoga. This combination will enable you to effectively address both problematic thought patterns and the physiologic outcomes of emotional distress simultaneously.With the proven-effective techniques provided in The Yoga-CBT Workbook for Anxiety, you'll find peace for your anxious mind and a state of relaxation for your body. More than just being able to manage your anxiety and stress, you'll be ready to transform your whole life for the better.

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Thoughts and Feelings, Fourth Edition

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay

The self-help classic Thoughts and Feelings adapts CBT techniques into a powerful program that has benefitted thousands of readers by helping them overcome the emotional and behavioral challenges of everyday life. This workbook shows readers how they can identify and change the irrational recurring thoughts that can lead to anxiety, anger, depression, and obsessive thinking by replacing these negative thoughts with new, constructive thoughts and behaviors. Readers discover how to distance themselves from unproductive negative thoughts and learn to identify their core values so they can use these values as a road map to emotional stability and life satisfaction.This revised edition includes the latest statistics and research on depression, anxiety and panic, OCD, anger problems, stress and phobias. It also offers new cognitive defusion and values-based behavioural activation techniques drawn from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

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Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain: A Self-treatment Workbook

Sharon Sauer
Authors:
Sharon Sauer

Working closely with trigger point pioneers Janet Travell and David Simons, Sharon Sauer developed a range of trigger point therapy treatment protocols for many areas of the body. Trigger Point Therapy for Low Back Pain presents her protocols for lumbar, buttock, and ilio-sacral pain. These gentle techniques are easy to learn and administer at home. They include compression, stretching, and range of motion exercises for the muscles that refer pain to the lower back and hip areas.The book includes an overview of myofascial trigger point therapy, describing the basic process of treatment. It also includes an index of all pain and dysfunction symptoms pertaining to the hip and lower back, including pain, numbness, weakness, or restricted range of motion in specific areas, which will enable readers to find the muscles most likely to be the cause of the specific symptoms presented. Although the book is geared toward readers wishing to use the techniques for self-care, one chapter details how health care professionals can add these techniques to their practices.

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Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury

Valerie DeLaune
Authors:
Valerie DeLaune

Repetitive strain injuries to the arm, wrist, and hand areas affect approximately 27 million people each year. Carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, Dupeytren's contracture, and other conditions can be caused by reduced blood flow to certain portions of arm muscles that results in knots in the tissue. These trigger points can cause pain at the site of the reduced blood flow or refer pain to other areas of the body. Trigger Point Therapy for Repetitive Strain Injury is a complete manual to finding and treating these trigger points at home for reduced pain and increased wrist, arm, and hand mobility. By simply applying pressure and regularly practicing simple stretches and exercises, readers can eliminate trigger points and greatly reduce their repetitive strain injury symptoms.

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Trigger Point Therapy Workbook

Clair Davies
Authors:
Clair Davies

Trigger point therapy is one of the fastest-growing and most effective pain therapies in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists are all beginning to use this technique to relieve patients' formerly undiagnosable muscle and joint pain, both conditions that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits.This book addresses the problem of myofascial trigger points-tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. Restricted circulation and lack of oxygen in these points cause referred pain. Massage of the trigger is the safest, most natural, and most effective form of pain therapy. Trigger points create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe. Trigger point massage increases circulation and oxygenation in the area and often produces instant relief.The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, Third Edition, has made a huge impact among health professionals and the public alike, becoming an overnight classic in the field of pain relief. This edition includes a new chapter by the now deceased author, Clair Davies' daughter, Amber Davies, who is passionate about continuing her father's legacy. The new edition also includes postural assessments and muscle tests, an illustrated index of symptoms, and clinical technique drawings and descriptions to assist both practitioners and regular readers in assessing and treating trigger points.