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Robinson

Helping Your Child with a Physical Health Condition

Mandy Bryon, Penny Titman
Authors:
Mandy Bryon, Penny Titman

Has your child received a medical diagnosis for a long term illness or health condition?If so, this can be a stressful time for you both. You may have noticed changes in your relationship and behaviour towards your child. For example many parents feel that their child needs more understanding, is more fragile or is struggling to cope physically or emotionally. Your discipline parenting style may change if you feel that they 'suffer enough' already. Parents often find their confidence and judgement gets knocked off track in the early stages following a diagnosis, but given time and support, they do adapt and develop resilience in themselves and in their child.This book can help you with: · Emotional support for managing difference and dealing with difficult behaviour· Practical suggestions for easing hospital anxiety or navigating feeding problems· Advice on what to say and when to your child about their illness· How to ensure you don't neglect yourself or the rest of your familyWritten by experts in childhood illness, this step-by-step guide is for any parent who feels isolated or lacking in support.Helping Your Child is a series for parents and caregivers to support children through developmental difficulties, both psychological and physical. Each guide uses clinically proven techniques.Series editors: Professor Peter Cooper and Dr Polly Waite

Little, Brown

The Incurable Romantic

Frank Tallis
Authors:
Frank Tallis
Robinson

Overcoming Distressing Voices, 2nd Edition

Mark Hayward, David Kingdon, Clara Strauss
Authors:
Mark Hayward, David Kingdon, Clara Strauss

Practical help for managing distressing voice hearing experiencesHave you ever heard someone talking to you, but when you turned around no one was there? Voice hearing is more common than might be expected. Many of those who experience this phenomenon won't find it distressing, while some may find it extremely upsetting and even debilitating. Although the causes of voice hearing are many and varied, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been found to be a highly effective treatment for distressing voices. CBT can provide a powerful and positive way of coping with distressing voices, helping people to live well, even though the voice hearing may continue. Written by experts, this accessible self-help manual takes those affected by distressing voices on a journey of recovery and healing, based on the latest psychological research. This fully revised and updated edition includes:· Clear explanations of what distressing voices are and what causes them· Techniques to explore and re-evaluate the links between self-esteem, beliefs about voices and feelings· Practical steps to reduce the distress that hearing voices causes· Consideration of the impact on friends and family, and advice for how they can helpOvercoming 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

New Harbinger

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

New Harbinger

Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Kids

Jennifer J. Solin, Christina L. Kress
Authors:
Jennifer J. Solin, Christina L. Kress
New Harbinger

Learning ACT for Group Treatment

Darrah Westrup
Authors:
Darrah Westrup

For many clients, group therapy is a more practical treatment option than one-on-one therapy sessions. The financial cost of group therapy is substantially less than individual therapy, and research shows it can be just as effective. However, group therapy also presents unique challenges, and is often more difficult to administer. That's why professionals need a solid plan of action when using group therapy to treat clients. In recent years, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) has gained immense popularity. Based in values, mindfulness, and committed action, this therapeutic model has proven successful in treating a number of psychiatric disorders, including anxiety, depression, stress, addictions, eating disorders, trauma, and relationship problems. However, despite the popularity of this modality, there are very limited resources available when it comes to applying ACT in a group setting. Learning ACT for Group Treatment is a comprehensive, powerful manual for clinicians, therapists, and counselors looking to implement ACT in group therapy with clients. A composite of stand-alone sessions, the book provides detailed explanations of each of the core ACT processes, printable worksheets, tips on group session formatting, and a wide range of activities that foster willingness, cooperation, and connection among participants. In the book, professionals will see how the benefits of ACT can actually be enhanced in a group setting, particularly because there are more participants for ACT exercises. This leads to increased accountability among clients, and allows them to play both an active role and the role of the observer during treatment. The book also includes concrete tips for applying ACT to a number of treatment scenarios, including inpatient group therapy, partial hospitalization programs, outpatient programs, and community self-help groups. With detailed exercises and group activities, this book has everything therapists need to start using ACT in group settings right away.

Robinson

Get Your Life Back

Fiona Kennedy, David Pearson
Authors:
Fiona Kennedy, David Pearson

HIGHLY COMMENDED for the British Medical Awards book prize for Popular MedicineMost of us have some behaviours which are not fully under our control but when those start interfering with our lives and with who we want to be, we need this book. When we turn away from opportunity and excitement in case it makes us anxious, we lose the joy in our lives and can experience misery and depression as well as, oddly, even more anxiety. Get Your Life Back helps you to identify what is really important to you and to notice the ways in which you behave which interfere with reaching your goals and following valued directions. It shows how to understand your own behaviour with compassion, without judgement, and how to both accept and change unhelpful or damaging ways of acting. You will learn new skills to manage emotion and endure discomfort as you journey towards mindful self-control.Uniquely, this book presents a blend of evidence-based treatments (CBT, ACT, DBT, compassion and mindfulness) giving you the best and most effective therapies for a better you.

New Harbinger

Mindfulness and Acceptance for Treating Eating Disorders and Weight Concerns

Ann F. Haynos, Evan M. Forman, Meghan L. Butryn, Jason Lillis
Authors:
Ann F. Haynos, Evan M. Forman, Meghan L. Butryn, Jason Lillis

Millions of people in the United States suffer from eating disorders, and dissatisfaction with weight and body type-even in individuals whose weight is considered normal-is similarly widespread. In addition, more than half of Americans could benefit from healthy weight loss. Unfortunately, not all people with eating disorders or weight concerns respond to traditional therapeutic interventions; many continue to suffer significant symptoms even after treatment. What these clients need is an integrated therapeutic approach that will prove effective in the long run-like the scientifically backed methods in this much-needed clinical guide.Edited by Ann F. Hayos, Jason Lillis, Evan M. Forman, and Meghan L. Butryn; and with contributors including Kay Segal, Debra Safer, and Hugo Alberts; Mindfulness and Acceptance for Treating Eating Disorders and Weight Concerns is the first professional resource to incorporate a variety of proven-effective acceptance- and mindfulness-based approaches-such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT)-into the treatment of persistent disordered eating, body image issues, and weight problems.With these evidence-based interventions, you'll be ready to help your clients move beyond their problems with disordered eating, body dissatisfaction, and weight management once and for all.

Da Capo Lifelong Books

Life as Sport

Jonathan Fader
Authors:
Jonathan Fader

Why do sports captivate people? They allow us to watch human beings achieve peak performance, but, beyond physical strength and skill, what's really impressive is an athlete's mental prowess,their will to succeed, engagement with their environment, and self-confidence.In Life as Sport , sport psychologist Dr. Jonathan Fader shares the skills that he teaches professional athletes,to enhance motivation, set productive goals, sharpen routines, manage stress, and clarify thought processes,and applies them to real-world situations. Dr. Fader's book is the product of thousands of hours of conversations with athletes from various teams and sports: power forwards, tennis phenoms, power-hitting outfielders, and battle-scarred linebackers, as well as hedge-fund managers, entrepreneurs, A-list actors, and dozens of other elite achievers in sports, business, and performing arts. It offers a compendium of stories, theories, and techniques that have been helpful to players, coaches, and executives in professional sports. What emerges is more than just a set of techniques, but a life philosophy that anyone can live by: an internal code to help translate our talent and drive toward the highest plateaus of performance.Dr. Fader designs his strategies to be studied, learned, practiced, and improved. He offers his readers the same exercises that he uses in every session with a professional athlete. These exercises help you to get truly engaged, whether you are designing a new business plan, working to inspire a team or individual, or even falling in love. This is what it means to truly live life as sport,to approach it with the same immediacy, wonder, and engagement that athletes feel at their peak during a game. Life as Sport helps you to pursue your own goals with an enriched intensity,not only because it creates new potential, but also because it helps you unlock what was always there to begin with.

Robinson

ACTivate Your Life

Joe Oliver, Jon Hill, Eric Morris
Authors:
Joe Oliver, Jon Hill, Eric Morris

ACTivate Your Life focuses on helping people to be more open, connected and engaged with their lives, demonstrating how Acceptance Commitment Therapy can be used to tackle a range of problems such as low self-esteem, anxiety, anger and depression, as well as providing skills for life enhancement and self-development. Readers are encouraged to consider what matters to them and will learn techniques to set life directions based on meaningful values. Readers will also be introduced to mindfulness and learn how to use it in everyday life to connect with their actions, experiences and the people around them. The ACT approach also teaches that it's a normal part of being human to have thoughts and feelings that are unpleasant and the most important thing is to respond effectively when these kinds of experiences arise. The book is aimed at anyone wanting to enhance their life skills, and character stories are used to demonstrate the spectrum of how they might be employed.

New Harbinger

Bipolar II Disorder Workbook

Stephanie McMurrich Roberts, Louisa Grandin Sylvia, Noreen A. Reilly-Harrington
Authors:
Stephanie McMurrich Roberts, Louisa Grandin Sylvia, Noreen A. Reilly-Harrington

Most people have heard of bipolar disorder, a mental health condition that is marked by manic episodes and periods of intense depression. Bipolar II disorder differs from bipolar I in that sufferers may never experience a full manic episode, although they may experience periods of high energy and impulsiveness (hypomania), as well as depression and anxiety. If you have been diagnosed with bipolar II, or even if you think that you may have this disorder, you may be frightened by the highs and lows of your intense emotions. Fortunately, there are proven-effective treatments that can help you find a sense of calm and peace of mind.Written by an extremely accomplished team of bipolar experts, The Bipolar II Disorder Workbook is designed to help you manage the recurring depression, hypomania, and anxiety that can arise as a result of your condition. The convenient workbook format combines evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and other mindfulness-based exercises to help you manage your emotions, track your progress, and ultimately live a happy and more productive life.This is the first self-help workbook available specifically for individuals diagnosed with bipolar II disorder.

Robinson

The Complete Guide to Overcoming depression, low mood and other related problems (ebook bundle)

Colin Espie, Jan Scott, Melanie Fennell, Paul Gilbert, William Davies
Authors:
Colin Espie, Jan Scott, Melanie Fennell, Paul Gilbert, William Davies

This exclusive ebook bundle comprises five practical self-help programmes based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) from the bestselling Overcoming series. Perfect for anyone experiencing problems with low mood or depression and associated problems such as low self-esteem, anger or sleep problems. This is also the perfect resource for therapists.Each book includes:-Case studies-Practical exercises-Monitoring sheetsOvercoming Depression - 3rd editionIf you suffer from depression you are far from alone. Depression is very common, affecting over 300 million people around the world. Written by Professor Paul Gilbert OBE, internationally recognised for his work on depression, this highly acclaimed self-help book has been of benefit to thousands of people including sufferers, their friends and families, and those working in the medical profession.This fully revised third edition has been extensively updated and rewritten to reflect over ten years of new research on understanding and treating depression, particularly the importance of developing compassionate ways of thinking, behaving and feeling.Overcoming Mood SwingsMost people know what it is like to experience high or low spirits. For some individuals, however, emotional extremes can seriously disrupt their lives, either because they happen too frequently or because the mood swings are intense and are accompanied by other symptoms of depression or mania (often referred to as bipolar disorder).This practical self-help guide provides background information on depression and mania and offers tried and tested techniques that will help the reader identify and manage their mood more effectively, and achieve a more stable emotional state.Overcoming Low Self-EsteemA self-help classic, winning acclaim for its practical and user-friendly approach and now recommended on the National Health Service's self-help scheme known as Books on Prescription. This book will aid readers to understand what has caused their low self-esteem and, with this knowledge, break out of the vicious circle of negative self-image, learn the art of self-acceptance and alter their lives for the better.Overcoming Anger and IrritabilityAn invaluable self-help guide to managing a widespread behavioural problem. This is a practical self-help programme for those who find that they are spoiling the lives of both themselves and those around them with their almost constant irritability and flashes of bad temper. It will help the reader understand why such behaviour occurs and what can be done to prevent it.Overcoming InsomniaExtensive research conducted over 25 years has established Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) as the treatment of choice for insomnia. For the first time, proven CBT principles have been brought together by a world-renowned expert on insomnia in a comprehensive self-help manual. In a clear step-by-step approach, new patterns of relaxation, sleeping and waking are quickly learnt. Based on clinically proven techniques.

Robinson

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

Impact Publishers

Take Control of Your Divorce

Judith Margerum, Jerome A. Price, James Windell
Authors:
Judith Margerum, Jerome A. Price, James Windell

Hostile and contentious divorces aren't uncommon. But if you've been separated or divorced for more than a year or two and things haven't gotten better, something is very wrong.If you're not working together in a spirit of cooperation for the good of your children, you have not resolved the emotions following a divorce so you can go about the important job ahead: co-parenting your children!You can change the unproductive communication cycle you and your co-parent may have developed and go from a relationship featuring anger and hostility to one less volatile, more cooperative, and healthier for your children. Children caught up in post-divorce conflict are in considerable danger to suffer physically, emotionally, and behaviorally.The authors' intent for this book is to help you save your children-and yourself-from the ravages of anger, hostility, and conflict. They give you specific strategies you can use to resolve, overlook, or put aside the conflicts with your co-parent and get to the crucial task of being good parents.

Robinson

Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa

Christopher Freeman
Authors:
Christopher Freeman

Anorexia affects both men and women, of all age groups and social classes, internationally. For both the sufferer and the friends and family who care for them, the impact of the illness can be devastating. However, it can be treated effectively using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This self-help book provides support to battle this notorious and widespread eating disorder. It was originally developed by the author as a manual for patients with anorexia at his eating disorders clinic in The Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Using CBT techniques, he explains the many forms and causes of anorexia nervosa and helps the reader:Challenge negative thinking and behaviourImprove their body imageDevelop coping strategies for the future These clinically proven tools form a complete recovery programme, with practical exercises and worksheets.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

Da Capo Press

Food Chaining

Cheri Fraker, Laura Walbert, Mark Fishbein, Sibyl Cox
Authors:
Cheri Fraker, Laura Walbert, Mark Fishbein, Sibyl Cox
Robinson

Overcoming Depersonalisation and Feelings of Unreality

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

'The first of its kind, this self-help book will offer guidance, help and solace to the many sufferers of depersonalisation disorder.' - Daphne Simeon, Depersonalisation and Dissociation Program, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York Depersonalisation disorder can make you feel detached from life and many people describe feeling 'emotionally numb' 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 depersonalisation 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) techniquesClear and accessible step-by-step exercises and tools, including diary-keeping and problem-solvingOvercoming 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

Da Capo Press

The Angry Gut

W. Grant Thompson
Authors:
W. Grant Thompson

The New England Journal of Medicine lauds Dr. W. Grant Thompson as "a gifted teacher and clinician with a talent for clear exposition." In the spirit of the highly acclaimed Gut Reactions, Dr. Thompson shares his expertise on how to cope with two widespread and debilitating diseases - colitis and Crohn's disease. These two chronic, nonfatal yet devastating ailments typically strike the young and may develop into a lifetime burden. Most patients are traumatized by their diagnosis and become frustrated and depressed by the recurring nature of these illnesses. As a result, caring and open communication between patient and doctor is essential. Perhaps more so than a physician in any other specialty, a gastroenterologist must be in tune with the mind and body of his patient. Dr. Thompson, an international expert and chief of a hospital gastroenterology unit, epitomizes this valuable quality and bestows the fruit of his knowledge and compassion on the reader. In addition to highlighting the significant similarities and differences of these two syndromes and stressing the importance of a correct diagnosis, Dr. Thompson broaches more sensitive topics that seem to be ignored by the medical profession. He explores the unique psychosocial and sexual concerns, as well as the effects of pregnancy on those women who suffer from these conditions. His gift for writing and warm, caring style make the daily struggles of these illnesses seem easier to bear. One of the worst consequences of these stubborn ailments is the accompanying reduction in the quality of life. Dr. Thompson addresses common worries about body image due to illness or surgery, loss of sexual drive or ability to perform, pain and suffering, possible effects of medication, and concern over the ominous relationship between ulcerative colitis and cancer. In accessible and supportive prose, Dr. Thompson examines the pros and cons of all possible treatments including drug therapy, nutrition, and surgery. He outlines

Penny Titman

Dr Penny Titman is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and has worked in general and specialist paediatric services, as well as child mental health settings, for over 20 years. She has particular expertise in stem cell transplant and immunology and has published several academic papers in this field. In addition she is the author of Understanding Childhood Eczema, a book for parents of children with eczema, and co-author with Melinda Edwards of Promoting Psychological Well-being in Children with Acute and Chronic Illness.

Peter Cooper

Peter Cooper is Professor of Psychology at the University of Reading. He is also a practising clinical psychologist and Series Editor of the 'Overcoming' series. Peter Cooper is Professor of Psychopathology at the Winnicott Research Unit at the University of Reading. Recognised as one of the world's experts in the treatment of bulimia he has more recently focused on the treatment of postpartum depression.