BookSeriesList
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An Introduction to Coping with Childhood Trauma

Helen Kennerley
Authors:
Helen Kennerley

This is a new addition to the popular Introduction to Coping with series of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy based self-help booklets. Written by the author of the bestselling self-help titles Overcoming Anxiety and Overcoming Childhood Trauma, this new title offers valuable guidance for those who have experienced trauma as a child, be it emotional, physical or sexual. This useful self-help guide looks at the psychological impact of childhood trauma and offers some helpful strategies, based on CBT, to help the sufferer start on the road to recovery. Also contains useful information on how to get specialist help. This practical booklet will also be a valuable resource for health professionals and family members.

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An Introduction to Coping with Depression for Carers

Tony Frais
Authors:
Tony Frais

An indispensable guide offering insight and support to carers of people with depressionLooking after a person with depression can often leave carers emotionally and physically exhausted. This short, straightforward and easily understandable guide offers valuable advice on how carers can:- better understand the nature of depression and how it affects both patient and carer- have a clearer understanding of the treatment options for the patient, including medication and therapy- lessen the impact of the illness on the carer's life- find the help and support they need- maintain their own well-being whilst supporting the patient through to recovery and beyondAlthough aimed at the carer, this is a guide that is equally valuable to the patient themselves and to their wider family and friends in promoting a better understanding of the experience of depression.

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An Introduction to Coping with Depression, 2nd Edition

Lee Brosan, Brenda Hogan
Authors:
Lee Brosan, Brenda Hogan

Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store.Depression is the predominant mental health condition worldwide, affecting millions of people each year. But it can be treated effectively with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).Written by experienced practitioners, this introductory book explains what depression is and how it makes you feel. It will help you to understand your symptoms and is ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy. You will learn:· How depression develops and what keeps it going· How to spot and challenge thoughts that maintain your depression· Problem solving and balanced thinking skills

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An Introduction to Coping with Eating Problems, 2nd Edition

Gillian Todd
Authors:
Gillian Todd

Eating problems, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, can have a devastating impact on sufferers as well as their friends and family. This self-help guide is written by a consultant psychotherapist with extensive experience of treating eating disorders and will help you identify an eating disorder and develop a toolkit of strategies to help you take steps towards overcoming the disorder. It also includes a chapter offering useful guidance for family members.This updated second edition will help you:· Understand how eating disorders develop and what keeps them going· Find the motivation to change · Change how you eat· Challenge negative thinkingThe Introduction to Coping series offers valuable guidance for those seeking help for emotional or psychological problems such as depression and anxiety. Each book gives useful background information and suggests techniques to change unhelpful patterns of behaviour and thinking using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques. CBT is recommended internationally to treat a wide range of emotional, psychological and physical conditions including eating disorders.

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An Introduction to Coping with Grief, 2nd Edition

Sue Morris
Authors:
Sue Morris

Grief is a natural reaction to loss but in some cases it can be devastating, preventing you from moving on in your life and affecting your relationships and work. This fully updated self-help guide offers an examination and explanation of the grieving process and outlines clinically-proven strategies, based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), to help you adjust to life without a loved one:· Knowing what to expect when you are grieving· Understanding the physical and psychological reactions to grief· Practical coping strategies to help you deal with your loss

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An Introduction to Coping with Health Anxiety, 2nd edition

Brenda Hogan, Charles Young
Authors:
Brenda Hogan, Charles Young

Learn how to control your health anxietyHealth anxiety affects many people across the world - a preoccupation with physical illness that is equally bad for your mental health. This self-help guide explains how it develops and what keeps it going. This updated edition gives you clinically proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to help you challenge the way you think and behave:· How to spot and challenge thoughts that make you anxious· Reducing your focus on your body and on illness

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An Introduction to Coping with Insomnia and Sleep Problems, 2nd Edition

Colin Espie
Authors:
Colin Espie

Poor sleep can have a huge impact on our health and wellbeing, leaving us feeling run-down, exhausted and stressed out. This self-help guide explains the causes of insomnia and why it is so difficult to break bad habits. This updated edition gives you clinically proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques for improving the quality of your sleep:· Keeping a sleep diary· Setting personal goals· Improving your sleep hygiene· Dealing with a racing mind· Making lasting improvements to your sleeping and waking pattern

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An Introduction to Coping with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, 2nd Edition

Leonora Brosan
Authors:
Leonora Brosan

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects millions of people each year. But it can be treated effectively with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Written by an experienced practitioner, this introductory book explains what OCD is, what different forms it takes and how it can make you feel. It will help you to understand your symptoms and is ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy. You will learn:· How OCD develops and what keeps it going· The role that intrusive thoughts play in your compulsive behaviour· Cognitive skills and exposure and response prevention techniques

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An Introduction to Coping with Panic

Charles Young
Authors:
Charles Young

Panic affects thousands of people in the UK and it can be effectively treated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.Written by an experienced practitioner, this introductory booklet explains what panic attacks are and how they make you feel. It will help the reader to understand their symptoms and is ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy.How panic attacks develop and what keeps them going.The link between your thoughts and your panic attacks.Case studies.Breathing techniques.

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An Introduction to Coping with Phobias, 2nd Edition

Brenda Hogan
Authors:
Brenda Hogan

Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store.Learn how to overcome your phobiasIt is very common for people to have a phobia of something - heights, spiders, water... but when that fear prevents you from doing the things you enjoy doing in life, or causes you deep anxiety and feelings of panic, it is time to seek help.This self-help guide explains how phobias develop and what keeps them going. This updated edition gives you clinically proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to help you challenge the way you think and behave:· Setting goals and starting to face your fears· Avoiding relapses and problem-solving

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An Introduction to Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress, 2nd Edition

Ann Wetmore
Authors:
Ann Wetmore

Traumatic stress arises in reaction to catastrophic life events. Such events can range from train disasters and car crashes to natural calamities such as earthquakes, wildfires and floods, and from life-threatening medical diagnoses to acts of violence and abuse. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common psychological condition resulting from such events and occurs when our coping resources have been completely overwhelmed. The intrusive hyper-reactions, recurring memories, flashbacks, avoidance behaviours and changes in the sense of self linger long past the actual event and often prevent a sense of healing or resolution with the experience. This self-help guide uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies with a trauma focus to help you to manage your reactions to the traumatic experience and find new, effective ways of coping. You will learn:- To understand your reactions to traumatic events - Practical strategies for monitoring, managing and overcoming post-traumatic stress - Innovative therapeutic options and new mobile device supports

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An Introduction to Coping with Stress

Leonora Brosan
Authors:
Leonora Brosan

Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store.This is a new addition to the popular 'Introduction to Coping with' series of self-help booklets. Written by the author of the popular self-help title Overcoming Stress, An Introduction to Coping with Stress offers a first step in CBT-based self-help. We all know what stress feels like, and indeed what it feels like when we have too much stress in our lives. Too much stress can have a negative impact on us, almost without our noticing it. It can affect our family life, friendships and other relationships, our work life and our physical and emotional wellbeing. This self-help guide uses CBT strategies to help the reader to recognise what happens to us when we are under stress and how we can change how we feel, think and act in order to regain a more balanced outlook on life and manage it more effectively. This practical booklet is also an ideal resource for health professionals and carers.

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An Introduction to Sensible Drinking

Marcantonio Spada
Authors:
Marcantonio Spada

Learn how to manage your alcohol use simply and effectivelyFor many, drinking can be a pleasurable, acceptable and harmless social activity. However, if you regularly drink more than is sensible you may find that it impacts on your health, emotional wellbeing, relationships and your ability to work. There are many reasons why we drink and this self-help guide uses clinically proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to help you to work out your own reasons and to start taking control of your alcohol use: Understand what is sensible alcohol useBuild the motivation to change your habitsTackle thoughts about drinkingManage setbacks

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Introduction to Coping with Anxiety

Brenda Hogan, Leonora Brosan
Authors:
Brenda Hogan, Leonora Brosan

Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store.Anxiety affects thousands of people in the UK and it can be effectively treated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.This introductory booklet is aimed at those for whom anxiety has become a problem. Written by experienced practitioners, it explains what anxiety is and how it makes you feel when it becomes unmanageable or lasts for long periods of time. It will help the reader to understand their symptoms and is ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy.What anxiety is and how it develops.Physical symptoms.How to spot and challenge thoughts that make you anxious.Thinking in a more balanced way.Changing how you behave in order to reduce your feelings of anxiety.'This booklet will prove an invaluable first step to overcoming anxiety.' Professor Peter Cooper, Professor of Psychology, University of Reading

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