Anthony David, Emma Lawrence, Dawn Baker, and Elaine Hunter - Overcoming Depersonalisation and Feelings of Unreality, 2nd Edition - Little, Brown Book Group

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Overcoming Depersonalisation and Feelings of Unreality, 2nd Edition

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

By Anthony David, Emma Lawrence, Dawn Baker, and Elaine Hunter

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Understand what causes depersonalisation disorder and how you can overcome it

'The first of its kind, this self-help book will offer guidance, help and solace to the many sufferers of depersonalization disorder.'
Daphne Simeon, Depersonalisation and Dissociation Program, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

Depersonalization disorder can make you feel detached from life and many people describe feeling 'emotionally numb', unreal or even as if their body doesn't belong to them. It can be a symptom of another problem such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and, particularly, of panic disorder, or of an illness like epilepsy or migraine. It can also occur in its own right and/or as a side effect of certain drugs.

This self-help book, written by leading experts, will help you to understand what causes depersonalization disorder and what can keep it going, and will introduce you to effective strategies to overcome it:
Based on clinically proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques
Clear and accessible step-by-step exercises and tools, including diary-keeping and problem-solving

Overcoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme.

Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper

Biographical Notes

Dawn Baker (Author)
Dawn Baker is a clinical psychologist and trained therapist in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She has worked at the Depersonalisation Research Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, developing a psychological model of depersonalization disorder as well as treatment and management strategies. She currently works in private practice in Spain.

Elaine Hunter (Author)
Elaine Hunter is a consultant clinical psychologist specialising in cognitive behavioural therapy. She developed CBT for Depersonalization/Derealisation Disorder (DPRD), has published numerous academic and clinical research papers, and given national and international workshops on working with DPRD. She currently is the clinical lead of the Depersonalisation Disorder Service at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

Emma Lawrence (Author)
Emma Lawrence is a clinical psychologist with a particular interest in mind-body interactions and is currently working in a physical health setting employed by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to this she was a Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, conducting research on emotion processing and regulation to include work on depersonalization. In addition, she has twice been awarded the Public Engagement with Psychology grant by the British Psychological Society.

Anthony David (Author)
Anthony David is Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry at the IoPPN and a consultant psychiatrist. He set up and heads the Depersonalisation Disorders Clinic at the Maudsley Hospital, London.

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Overcoming Depersonalization and Feelings of Unreality: Talks With Your Therapist

Anthony David, Emma Lawrence, Elaine Hunter, Dawn Baker
Authors:
Anthony David, Emma Lawrence, Elaine Hunter, Dawn Baker

Depersonalization Disorder results in a feeling of being detached from life and those suffering from it may report that they seem to have become 'emotionally numb'. It can be a symptom of another disorder such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and, particularly, panic disorder, or of an illness such as epilepsy or migraine. It also occurs in its own right and/or as a side effect of certain drugs. This series of talks from the authors of Overcoming Depersonalization Disorder and Feelings of Unreality, offers valuable insights into the disorder and helpful strategies on dealing with its symptoms. The talks are focused on the following themes:- Understanding the disorder, its symptoms and causes- Using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to treat Depersonalization Disorder- Dealing with the core problem and other problems related to the disorder

Ajahn Brahm

UK-born Ajahn Brahm was ordained as a monk in Bangkok at the age of twenty-three by the Abbot of Wat Saket. He subsequently spent nine years studying and training in the forest meditation tradition under Venerable Ajahn Chah. Ajahn Brahm is now the Abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery and the Spiritual Director of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia.

Alice Miller

Alice Miller lives in France. For more than twenty years she taught and practised psychoanalysis. In 1973, due to her spontaneous painting she discovered her childhood history. Now, she radically questions the validity of psychoanalytic theories. As a result, in 1988 she resigned from the International Psychhoanalytical Association and, in 1995, revised 'The Drama of being a Child'.

Choden

Formally a monk for seven years within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, CHODEN completed a three year, three month retreat in 1997 and has been a practicing Buddhist since 1985. Born as Sean McGovern, he is originally from South Africa where he trained as a lawyer and learned meditation under the guidance of Rob Nairn, an internationally renowned Buddhist teacher.Choden is now involved in developing secular mindfulness and compassion programmes drawing upon the wisdom and methods of the Buddhist tradition, as well as contemporary insights from psychology and neuroscience. He is an honorary fellow of the University of Aberdeen and teaches on their Postgraduate Study Programme in Mindfulness (MSc) that is the first of its kind to include compassion in its curriculum. He lives on the Isle of Arran.

Cliff Stott

DR CLIFF STOTT is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Liverpool and one of Europe's leading authorities on the policing of riots.

David Feinstein

David Feinstein, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who has served on the faculties of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Antioch College. He is married to Donan Eden.

Debra Fine

Debra Fine is an internationally recognised speaker and trainer. As a member of the National Speakers Association she travels extensively giving lectures and conducting workshops on the topic.

Donna Eden

Donna Eden has been teaching people to understand the body as an energy system for two decades. She speaks to capacity crowds and runs workshops all over the world. She is married to psychologist David Feinstein.

Gary Craig

Gary Craig is the founder of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). He is a co-author of The Healing Power of EFT and Energy Psychology.

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories, translated into 73 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films. She has also written two small volumes, which appear as the titles of Harry's schoolbooks within the novels. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages were published by Bloomsbury Children's Books in March 2001 in aid of Comic Relief. In December 2008, The Tales of Beedle the Bard was published in aid of the Children's High Level Group, and quickly became the fastest selling book of the year.

John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw has combined his exceptional skills in the role of counsellor, author, management consultant, theologian, philosopher and public speaker, becoming one of the leading figures in the field of addiction recovery, family systems, relationships, spiritual and emotional growth and management training. His dynamic therapies are practised all over the world. A much sought-out speaker, Bradshaw has truly touched and transformed the lives of millions.

Linda Blair

Linda Blair is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She studied in the US and UK and has worked as a cognitive therapist for over 25 years. She writes for the GUARDIAN newspaper, PSYCHOLOGIES and JUNIOR magazines and the Disney website. She appears frequently on television and radio.

Marilyn Paul

Marilyn Paul has a PhD from Yale University and an MBA from Cornell. She is a principal in the consulting firm Bridgeway Partners, with clients that have included Harvard University and The US Department of Transportation. She lives outside Boston with her husband.

Mary Burgess

Dr Burgess, author of Overcoming Chronic Fatigue, has worked as a therapist in the area of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) for more than ten years. She is both a clinician and a researcher, at Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine in London. Much of her research has been into ways of bringing treatment to CFS patients who, because of their illness, have difficulty attending her clinics. She is currently working as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist at the School's Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research and Treatment Unit.

Matthew Johnstone

Matthew Johnstone is an artist, writer and exhibited photographer. New Zealand born, he worked in advertising in Sydney, San Francisco and New York. He now resides inSydney with his family. He and his wife, Ainsley, know all too well what it's like to live with a 'black dog' - Matthew has personally experienced the hell of depression, while Ainsley has first-hand knowledge ofthe frustration and confusion almost always felt by those who care for a depressed person. Together they are uniquelyable to offer practical and helpful advice.

Matthew McKay

Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. He has also penned two fiction novels, Us and The Wawona Hotel. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression. He lives and works in the Bay Area.

Michael Crowe

Dr. Michael Crowe was a founder member of both the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) and the Institute of Family Therapy in London. He worked as a psychiatrist for almost 30 years at the Maudsley Hospital, London and was honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry (Kings College, London). Since retirement he works in private practise and continues to teach and lecture.

Patrick Holford

Patrick Holford is founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. He is also director of the Food for the Brain Foundation and an honorary fellow of the British Association of Nutritional Therapy. He is one of Britain's top nutrition experts and is the author of over 25 health books.

Paul Gilbert

Professor Paul Gilbert is the author of the bestselling Overcoming Depression and was previously Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Derby and Head of Specialty, Adult Mental Health for the Southern Derbyshire Mental Health Trust. He is currently based at the Mental Health Research Unit, Kingsway Hospital, Derby.

Russ Harris

Dr Russ Harris was born in Liverpool, England. After graduating in medicine from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, he emigrated to Australia. As a family doctor, he became increasingly interested in the psychological aspects of medical illness (and increasingly less interested in writing prescriptions). In his eclectic career, he has been a stand-up comedian, sex therapist, filmmaker, novelist, and workshop presenter. He now practices as a psychological health physician in Melbourne.