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Robinson

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue 2nd Edition

Mary Burgess
Authors:
Mary Burgess

'Cognitive behaviour therapy appears to be an effective and acceptable treatment for adult out-patients with CFS. Its sufferers deserve . . . to be more aware of the potential of this therapy to bring lasting functional benefit.'Cochrane ReviewThis valuable self-help guide offers ways of improving long-lasting fatigue associated with a range of long-term conditions including chronic fatigue syndrome. Using recognised techniques, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps to change coping strategies. The approach described helps people break the vicious circle of fatigue and for many results in a reduction in symptoms and disability. This fully updated new edition provides:Guidance on how to improve sleepPractical strategies for balancing activity and restTips on setting and working towards targets that would improve your lifeStep-by-step advice on dealing with blocks to recoveryTools for coping with worry and stressWays to challenge unhelpful thoughtsSuggestions for how partners, relatives and friends can helpOvercoming self-help guides use clinically proven techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. READING WELLThis book is recommended by the National Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme for England delivered by The Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians with funding from Arts Council England and Wellcome. www.reading-well.org.ukSeries Editor: Professor Peter Cooper

New Harbinger

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Stress Reduction

Fredrik Livheim, Frank Bond, Daniel Ek, Bjorn Hedensjo
Authors:
Fredrik Livheim, Frank Bond, Daniel Ek, Bjorn Hedensjo

Stress is a part of life-but it doesn't have to take over your life. With this guide, you'll develop the skills needed to help you manage difficult emotions, cultivate self-compassion, adopt positive physical and emotional habits, build resilience, and connect with your true values.Everyone experiences stress. From the moment we wake up in the morning to the moment we finally settle into bed at night, our days are packed with stressful moments-some big and some small-that can quickly add up and feel overwhelming. Unfortunately, you can't escape stress. But you can change the way you relate to it. This important workbook will show you how.Written by internationally renowned ACT experts, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Stress Reduction offers a powerful ten-week program for stress management drawing on the latest research in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness. You'll gain a better understanding of what stress really is, how it affects the brain and body, and what you can do to manage and reduce stress in your life. You'll discover how to build resilience and set smart, effective personal goals that align with your values. And finally, you'll learn to be more aware of how you deal with stress in the moment.Stress is an unavoidable side effect of being human in today's fast-paced world. But with this workbook, you'll build the skills necessary to keep stress in its place and live a more vital life!

New Harbinger

Surviving and Thriving with an Invisible Chronic Illness

Ilana Jacqueline
Authors:
Ilana Jacqueline

Popular blogger Ilana Jacqueline writes poignantly about living with two debilitating autoimmune diseases and presents advice and practical tips for living with an invisible chronic illness. Do you live with a chronic, debilitating, yet invisible condition? You may feel isolated, out of step, judged, lonely, or misunderstood-and that's on top of dealing with the symptoms of your actual illness. Take heart. You are not alone, although sometimes it can feel that way.Written by a blogger who suffers from two autoimmune diseases, Surviving and Thriving with an Invisible Chronic Illness offers peer-to-peer support to help you stay sane, be your own advocate, and get back to living your life. This smart, compelling guide is written for anyone suffering with an illness no one can see-such as postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), Lyme disease, lupus, dysautonomia, or even multiple sclerosis (MP). This book will tell you everything you need to know about living with a complicated, invisible condition-from how to balance sex, dating, and relationships to handling work and school with unavoidable absences. You'll also learn to navigate judgy or skeptical relatives and strangers and-most importantly-manage your medical care. Suffering from a chronic illness doesn't mean you can't live an active, engaged life. This book will show you how.

Da Capo Lifelong Books

The Meals to Heal Cookbook

Jessica Iannotta, Susan Bratton
Authors:
Jessica Iannotta, Susan Bratton

Nutrition is a vital component of anyone's fight against cancer, but loss of appetite and side effects of treatment can make even the simple act of eating a challenge. Written to meet the unique needs of cancer patients and caregivers, The Meals to Heal Cookbook offers 150 recipes to make eating less stressful, more convenient, and simply more enjoyable. Created by oncology-credentialed registered dietitians, these delicious, nourishing, easy-to-prepare dishes are full of the nutrients you need to maintain strength during treatment. Loaded with essential nutrition info and recipes coded by common symptoms and side effects (including fatigue, nausea, digestive issues, mouth sores, taste and smell aversion, and others).

New Harbinger

The Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance Workbook

Margaret Cullen
Authors:
Margaret Cullen
Robinson

Overcoming Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Concussion Symptoms

Nigel S. King
Authors:
Nigel S. King

HIGHLY COMMENDED for the British Medical Awards book prize for Popular MedicineUp to 10% of people will suffer a mild head injury (or 'mild traumatic brain injury') in their lifetime and up to 50% of those people will also find they have lingering post-concussion symptoms in the months or years afterwards. These symptoms can include headaches, dizziness, fatigue, irritability, sleep disturbance, reduced day-to-day memory, poor concentration, taking longer to think, 'muzzy' headedness, depression, anxiety, tinnitus, blurred or double vision, sensitivity to light or noise, frustration, nausea, restlessness and sensitivity to alcohol. In such circumstances the 'mild' head injury may feel anything but mild. This is particularly so if large areas of your day to day life are affected. People in these circumstances can have their difficulties compounded by the very different explanations for their persisting difficulties. These usually involve receiving contradictory opinions about the extent to which ongoing symptoms are caused by neurological brain injury or other factors. These complicating factors can make it very difficult to find the right kind of service or expertise after a TBI. Patients can easily feel like they are being ''pushed from pillar to post" when trying to find services that can help with their problems. On top of all of this, there is a distinct lack of good, science- based information for patients about the best ways to manage PCS. It is therefore very common for those who experience prolonged difficulties to find their situation extremely confusing, frustrating and stressful. Dr Nigel King is an expert with much experience in this area, and has written a very valuable book weaving together the most useful knowledge in this area. It clarifies some of the complex issues for those who suffer with prolonged problems and provides practical, science-based self-help guidance for managing TBI difficulties. Using cognitive rehabilitation techniques and CBT approaches for the associated mental health complications of PCS, this much need book provides help, hope and understanding for what can be a highly disabling and misunderstood condition.

New Harbinger

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety

Bob Stahl, Florence Meleo-Meyer, Lynn Koerbel
Authors:
Bob Stahl, Florence Meleo-Meyer, Lynn Koerbel

If you have anxiety or suffer from panic attacks, little things like driving, being at a party where you don't know anyone, or even going to the grocery store can seem overwhelming. But these little things are a part of everyday life, and if you try to avoid them, you may end up feeling alienated, lonely, and unfulfilled. Furthermore, simply avoiding anxiety-causing situations will not help you to conquer your anxiety. If anything, it can make it worse! So how can you take control of your anxiety symptoms, once and for all?In The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, three mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) experts provide mindfulness meditations and exercises to help sooth anxiety, understand common triggers, and live more fully in the moment. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR is a powerful, evidence-based treatment model that fuses mindfulness meditation and yoga, and has been proven effective in treating a wide range of chronic disorders and diseases. The mindfulness practices in MBSR help you to cultivate a greater awareness of the connection between your body and mind, and can help you identify and move past the toxic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that lie at the root of your anxiety.If you are ready to take the first step toward managing your fears, anxiety, and worry, this book can help show you the way. To find out more about MBSR, visit www.mindfullivingprograms.com.

New Harbinger

Tao of Stress

Robert G. Santee
Authors:
Robert G. Santee

Imagine, for a moment, a branch in the wind. If it moves with the wind, it will sway gracefully and remain intact; but if it refuses to bend, it will break. Like that unbendable branch, many of us refuse to be in harmony with the changes around us, and it is out of this conflict that much of our stress is created.As with most emotions, stress is a natural part of life, but it must be carefully managed in order to keep a sense of balance. When we allow stress to take control, a number of psychological and physical health problems can follow. Anxiety, depression, headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, and even diabetes can all be caused or exacerbated by stress. In order to live a healthy life, you need to make a change.In The Tao of Stress, an expert in Taoist psychology presents daily meditative skills and movement exercises that can help you simplify your life, fight fatigue, and calm a busy mind. After learning the basics of the Taoist approach to stress management, you will be able to put theory into practice through the various simple exercises and activities offered in this book. By creating your own stress management program, you will stay on the path (Tao) to good health, both in body and mind.Remember, even Zen masters aren't immune to stress. But they do know that in order to break the cycle of stress, you must be willing to give yourself up to the flow of life. This book will show you how.

Da Capo Lifelong Books

The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

Amit Sood, Mayo Clinic
Authors:
Amit Sood, Mayo Clinic
Robinson

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Reducing Stress

Maureen Cooper
Authors:
Maureen Cooper

Stress is an unavoidable part of life that we will all encounter at various times in our lives, be it due to a one-off event such as losing a job or the break-up of a relationship, or from facing long-term difficulties such as working in a stressful environment or caring for someone who is ill. How well we deal with stress will influence the extent to which it affects our lives. In this ground-breaking book, Maureen Cooper explains why we are designed to respond to stress in a certain way and why this can even be helpful at times. She goes on to explain, using practical examples and techniques, what we can do to change our stress response if it becomes overstimulated, thereby improving our sense of control and wellbeing. This self-help book is based on the Compassionate Mind Approach, which has been developed by Professor Paul Gilbert, a clinical psychologist who is internationally renowned for his research and clinical work on depression. The Compassionate Mind Approach combines proven, research-based Western therapy techniques such as CBT with Mindfulness, Tibetan Buddhist practices and recent research on human development and studies of the brain.

Piatkus

Mindfulness for Health

Vidyamala Burch, Danny Penman
Authors:
Vidyamala Burch, Danny Penman

WINNER OF BEST BOOK (POPULAR MEDICINE) AT THE BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION'S BOOK AWARDS 2014Pain, suffering and stress can be intolerable - but it doesn't have to be this way.Mindfulness for Health reveals a series of simple practices that you can incorporate into your daily life to relieve chronic pain and the suffering and stress of illness. Clinical trials show that mindfulness meditation can be as effective as prescription painkillers and also enhances the body's natural healing systems. Mindfulness can also reduce the anxiety, depression, irritability, exhaustion and insomnia that can arise from chronic pain and illness.Mindfulness for Health is based on a unique meditation programme developed by Vidyamala Burch to help her cope with the severe pain of spinal injury. Taught at Breathworks in the UK - and its affiliates around the world - this programme has helped tens of thousands of people cope with pain, illness and stress. Breathworks' pioneering approach is praised by Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, Jon Kabat-Zinn and Professor Lance McCracken of King's College London.The eight-week programme at the heart of this book takes just 10-20 minutes per day. It is particularly effective for the biggest causes of pain - back problems, arthritis, migraine and diabetes but works equally well for cancer (and its associated chemotherapy), heart disease, fibromyalgia, celiac disease, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, IBS, labour pain and even tinnitus. You will be surprised by how quickly your suffering melts away, leaving you able to live life to the full again.

Piatkus

What Doesn't Kill Us

Stephen Joseph
Authors:
Stephen Joseph

Research has shown than anywhere from 30 to 90 per cent of people confronted by tragedy, horror and adversity emerge as wiser, more mature and more fulfilled people, sometimes despite great sadness. Relationships become stronger. Perspectives on life change. Inner strengths are found.For the past twenty years, Stephen Joseph has worked with survivors of trauma and sufferers of posttraumatic stress. In this groundbreaking book, he boldly challenges the notion that trauma and its aftermath devastate and destroy the lives. His studies have shown that a wide range of traumatic events - from illness, separation, assault and bereavement to accidents, natural disasters and terrorism - can act as catalysts for positive change, strengthening relationships, changing one's perspective and revealing inner strengths.In What Doesn't Kill Us, Stephen Joseph shares the six steps we can all use to manage our emotions and navigate adversity to find new meaning, purpose and direction in our lives.

Piatkus

Beating Chronic Fatigue

Kristina Downing-Orr
Authors:
Kristina Downing-Orr

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a common condition that can last for many years. It is a debilitating chronic illness which ruins lives. Every waking moment becomes a physical, emotional and cognitive struggle just to function on the most basic of levels. The purpose of this book is to reassure sufferers and their families that recovery is possible and that the illness is genuine. It draws on the experiences of many sufferers of chronic fatigue and on those of the author herself. Dr Kristina Downing-Orr, a clinical psychologist, suffered severe chronic fatigue symptoms and was compelled to research the cause of CFS and the cure herself because she was offered so little help by the medical profession. Her recovery was quick and lasting.In her book, Kristina reveals the causes of chronic fatigue and offers an accessible, scientifically valid, easy-to-achieve programme that will inspire people with CFS to regain their health and restore their energy and vitality. Chapters cover Kristina's own story, what chronic fatigue really is, what causes it, diagnosis, a step-by-step self-treatment programme, how to strengthen the body, and coping with stress and resources.

Grand Central Publishing

What Your Dr May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia (Third Edition)

R. Paul St. Amand, Claudia Craig Marek
Authors:
R. Paul St. Amand, Claudia Craig Marek

Muscle pain; fatigue; bladder infections; insomnia; hypoglycemia; IBS; chronic candidiasis. If you have one or more of these symptoms or syndromes, you may have fibromyalgia. In 1999 Dr. St. Amand, an experienced endocrinolost and UCLA assistant clinical professor, published his effective protocol for reversing fibromyalgia, based on nearly half a century of research, including his own experience with the disease and that of hundreds of his patients. Years later, thousands of fibromyalgia sufferers have followed Dr. St. Amand's revolutionary program and have experienced amazing results. This third edition of the book offers the latest research and Dr. St. Amand's breakthrough program that uses guaifenesin, an inexpensive, safe and increasingly available medication that can help reverse the disease. The authors have seen symptoms eliminated and normal living restored in an astonishing 90 percent of the fibromyalgia sufferers they treated with guaifenesin. In this edition, readers will find more patient anecdotes and a deeper understanding of patient symptoms, treatment, and results, including:* More information about the current treatment of fibromyalgia and what causes it * New results from Dr. St. Amand's City of Hope study about the efficacy of the guaifenesin treatment * Changes in disease protocol A discussion of pharmaceuticals in treatment, and why "medical Band-Aids" won't treat the disease

Robinson

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Managing Your Anger

Russell Kolts
Authors:
Russell Kolts
Robinson

Overcoming Chronic Fatigue

Mary Burgess, Trudie Chalder
Authors:
Mary Burgess, Trudie Chalder

A Books on Prescription TitleBreak free from the crippling cycle of chronic fatigueChronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating illness, characterized by severe exhaustion and flu-like symptoms, which affects almost three per cent of people in the UK and for which conventional medicine currently has no cure. This valuable self-help guide offers sufferers a better understanding of CFS as well as strategies on breaking the vicious circle of fatigue. The result is a proven reduction in symptoms and disability in up to two-thirds of CFS sufferers.Based on recognized CBT techniquesOffers practical strategies for balancing activity and restExplains the role of worry and stress and how best to copeHow relatives and friends can help

Robinson

Overcoming Chronic Pain

Frances Cole, Helen Macdonald, Catherine Carus, Hazel Howden-Leach
Authors:
Frances Cole, Helen Macdonald, Catherine Carus, Hazel Howden-Leach

A Books on Prescription TitleTake control of your life, take control of your painChronic pain can be extremely debilitating, however it does not need to dominate your life. This self-help book is based on highly effective self-help methods developed by specialists and used in community and hospital pain-management programs. Your experience of pain can be greatly reduced by pacing daily activities, reducing stress, learning relaxation techniques and effective ways to cope with depression, anxiety, worry, anger and frustration. This easy-to-follow book sets out:Why pain can persist when there's no injury or disease presentHow to become fitter and pace your activitiesPractical ways to improve sleep and relaxationReturning to work, study and gaining a life you value

Piatkus

Fibromyalgia

Don L. Goldenberg
Authors:
Don L. Goldenberg

Fibromyalgia is a debilitating disease that affects a large number of people - an estimated to 500,000 people in the UK alone. With symptoms ranging from extreme fatigue to sleep disturbances, headaches and pain throughout the body, it is a disease which for years has baffled medical science. Fibromyalgia is the first definitive guide to the causes, symptoms and treatment options for this increasingly common illness. Don Goldenberg has treated over 20, 000 sufferers and is America's leading investigator into the disease. In this book he answers patients' most frequently asked questions. Explains the common symptoms and why they occur; Explores the link between fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Explores the latest theories about the causes of the disease. Examines the connection between your emotional state and fibromyalgia. Details what conventional treatments are available. Explores the effectiveness of complementary and natural remedies. Debunks the myths and misinformation that abound about this disease Dr Goldenberg answers the most frequently asked questions about fibromyalgia: What is fibromyalgia and what causes the disease? Why is diagnosis so difficult and controversial? Why do I hurt all over? Am I just depressed and is the problem all in my head? What medications should I take? Can complementary therapies really help? Most importantly How do I get better?

Da Capo Press

A Delicate Balance

Susan Milstrey Wells
Authors:
Susan Milstrey Wells
Da Capo Press

The Doctor's Guide To Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

David S. Bell
Authors:
David S. Bell