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The Insomnia Workbook for Teens

Michael A. Tompkins, Monique A Thompson, Judith S. Beck
Authors:
Michael A. Tompkins, Monique A Thompson, Judith S. Beck

Sleep is food for the brain-especially for teens. Based on the most current sleep science and evidence-based cognitive and behavioral interventions to improve sleep, The Insomnia Workbook for Teens helps teens change their sleep habits so that they can feel more alert and ready to face life's challenges.If you're like many other teens, you probably aren't getting enough sleep. And is it any wonder? Between early school start times, social media, electronic devices, extracurricular activities, and late-night homework-teens are at the highest risk of any age group for sleep deprivation. And in the long run, insomnia can lead to a host of health and mental health issues-including diabetes and depression. So, how can you cultivate a healthy sleep routine, so you can be your best?The Insomnia Workbook for Teens offers proven-effective tips and strategies to help you get to sleep and stay asleep. You'll learn about the different reasons you may experience insomnia, target your own "sleep disrupters" like caffeine and sugar, and discover skills for managing these disrupters so you can stop feeling drowsy and grumpy every day.It's hard being a teen in today's fast-paced world. And it's even harder to reach your goals when you're feeling tired and run-down. Based on up-to-the-minute science, this workbook will give you real solutions for overcoming insomnia and getting those much-needed zzzs.

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The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens

Michael A. Tompkins, Jonathan Barkin
Authors:
Michael A. Tompkins, Jonathan Barkin
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Learning ACT, 2nd Edition

Jason B. Luoma, Steven C. Hayes, Robyn D. Walser
Authors:
Jason B. Luoma, Steven C. Hayes, Robyn D. Walser

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is among the most remarkable developments in contemporary psychotherapy. This second edition of the pioneering ACT skills-training manual for clinicians provides a comprehensive update-essential for both experienced practitioners and those new to using ACT and its applications.ACT is a proven-effective treatment for numerous mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, addictions, eating disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and more. With important revisions based on new developments in contextual behavioral science, Learning ACT, Second Edition includes up-to-date exercises and references, as well as material on traditional, evidence-based behavioral techniques for use within the ACT framework.In this fully revised and updated edition of Learning ACT, you'll find workbook-format exercises to help you understand and take advantage of ACT's unique six process model-both as a tool for diagnosis and case conceptualization, and as a basis for structuring treatments for clients. You'll also find up-to-the minute information on process coaching, new experiential exercises, an increased focus on functional analysis, and downloadable extras that include role played examples of the core ACT processes in action. By practicing the exercises in this workbook, you'll learn how this powerful modality can improve clients' psychological flexibility and help them to live better lives.Whether you're a clinician looking for in-depth training and better treatment outcomes for individual clients, a student seeking a better understanding of this powerful modality, or anyone interested in contextual behavioral science, this second edition provides a comprehensive revision to an important ACT resource.

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The CBT Anxiety Solution Workbook

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay

You are stronger than your anxiety! In this important workbook, best-selling authors Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning, and Michelle Skeen offer a breakthrough anxiety solution based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you understand and overcome your fears and worries, rather than try to avoid them. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, you may try to avoid situations that cause you to feel worry, fear, or panic. You may even believe that terrible things will happen to you if you face the things that make you anxious. But avoidance isn't a long-term solution, and in the end it may result in more anxiety. This book shows you how the simple belief that you can endure your worries and fears-both mentally and physically-can be an extremely powerful treatment. Using a breakthrough approach combining proven-effective CBT and exposure therapy, this workbook helps you understand how worry and rumination drive anxiety, and offers practical exercises to help you adopt new habits of observing your thoughts, rather than accepting them as the "ultimate truth." You'll also develop mindfulness and self-soothing coping skills to help you manage anxiety in the moment, rather than avoid it. Over time these practices will show you that you are more powerful than your anxiety. If you've been stuck in a cycle of anxiety and avoidance, this workbook will help you make the changes you need to get your life back.

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Self-Esteem, 4th Edition

Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning
Authors:
Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning
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Emotion Efficacy Therapy

Matthew McKay, Aprilia West
Authors:
Matthew McKay, Aprilia West

If you treat clients with emotion regulation disorders-including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder (BPD)-you know how important it is for these clients to take control of their emotions and choose their actions in accordance with their values. To help, emotion efficacy therapy (EET) provides a new, theoretically-driven, contextually-based treatment that integrates components from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) into an exposure-based protocol. In doing so, EET targets the transdiagnostic drivers of experiential avoidance and distress intolerance to increase emotional efficacy.This step-by-step manual will show you how to help your clients confront and accept their pain, and learn to apply new adaptive responses to emotional triggers. Using a brief treatment that lasts as little as eight weeks, you will be able to help your clients understand and develop a new relationship with their emotions, learn how to have mastery over their emotional experience, practice values-based action in the midst of being emotionally triggered, and stop intense emotions from getting in the way of creating the life they want.Using the transdiagnostic, exposure-based approach in this book, you can help your clients manage difficult emotions, curb negative reactions, and start living a better life. This book is a game changer for emotion exposure treatment!

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The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety

John P. Forsyth, Georg H. Eifert
Authors:
John P. Forsyth, Georg H. Eifert

Do you try to control your worry, fear, and panic, only to fail and end up feeling frustrated and powerless? Unfortunately, you cannot simply "turn off" anxious thoughts and feelings like a light switch. But there are ways you can take back your life and stop avoiding the things that cause you anxiety. This book has one purpose: to help you live better, more fully, and more richly. Your life is calling on you to make that choice, and the skills in this workbook can help you make it happen.This fully revised and updated second edition offers compelling new ACT exercises to help you finally conquer your anxiety. You'll learn how your mind can trap you, keeping you stuck and struggling in anxiety and fear. You'll also discover ways to nurture your capacity for acceptance, mindfulness, kindness, and compassion, and use these qualities to shift your focus away from anxiety and onto what you really want your life to be about. Finally, you'll learn how to let go of the trauma and painful past experiences that can fuel your anxiety.No matter what kind of anxiety problem you're struggling with, this workbook can guide you toward a more vibrant and purposeful life.This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit-an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

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Communication Skills for Teens

Michelle Skeen
Authors:
Michelle Skeen

In an age of social media, texting, and ever-evolving technology, it's easy to forget how to engage in real, face to-face communication, a critical skill for your future success! As you become more connected to your smartphone and the internet, your ability to connect in person may diminish. But technology doesn't replace the need for effective communication skills. In fact, successful personal and professional relationships are dependent upon connecting with people face-to-face.Communication Skills for Teens provides the guidance you need to become a better communicator and succeed in all areas of life. You'll also learn tons of essential life skills, including active listening, assertiveness, clarifying language, the art of an apology, compassion, interviewing skills, family communication, and more. Each chapter focuses on one key aspect of communication, offers a real teen's perspective, and includes practical exercises to help you apply what you've learned in the real world-away from your computer and smartphone screens.The practical, skills-based tips in each chapter, you'll learn powerful communication techniques to last a lifetime.

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The Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance Workbook

Margaret Cullen
Authors:
Margaret Cullen

Experiencing emotions is part of being human. But when emotions become too intense, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. As a result, many of us try to suppress strong emotions such as fear, anger, and resentment-which can end up causing a host of health problems, from a weakened immune system to heart disease. On the flipside, overreacting in the heat of the moment can be detrimental to relationships.Mindfulness-Based Emotional Balance offers a unique program using mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) to help you approach your emotions without judgment, understand the source of your emotions, and foster forgiveness and kindness toward both yourself and others. Instead of trying to bury emotions or lashing out and hurting relationships, you'll learn how to achieve true, lasting emotional balance using this powerful, evidence-based therapy.If you're tired of being caught in a cycle of emotional upheaval that is taking its toll on your health, your relationships, and your quality of life, this workbook will guide the way to emotional balance.

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Transdiagnostic Road Map to Case Formulation and Treatment Planning

Rochelle I. Frank
Authors:
Rochelle I. Frank
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Treating Psychosis

Nicola P. Wright
Authors:
Nicola P. Wright

Hallucinations, delusions, catatonia, and thought disorder: the symptoms of psychosis are extreme. Patients with psychosis may experience a complete break from reality, become violent toward themselves or others, and may even believe that they are being persecuted by unseen forces. Because these symptoms can pose a number of dangers to the patient and those around them, successfully treating psychosis can be enormously challenging.Treating Psychosis is an evidence-based treatment manual for mental health professionals working with individuals who experience psychosis, a serious form of mental illness associated with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and severe depression. If you are a clinician dealing with psychotic patients, you know how devastating psychosis can be for both the patient and their family. That's why this book offers a compassionate approach that integrates empowerment and strengths-oriented methods.Using a cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) approach that incorporates acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and compassion-focused therapy (CFT), the book will provide you with a pre-treatment overview and treatment implementation strategies, and will help you develop a realistic action plan for treating patients with psychosis in individual or group settings.

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Daring to Challenge OCD

Joan Davidson
Authors:
Joan Davidson

If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), you may suffer from obsessive thoughts, fears, and anxiety. You know, more than anyone, how debilitating this condition can be. But you may also be reluctant to start treatment due to fear, stigma, and misconceptions regarding therap -particularly exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy. You may think of a number of reasons not to go, or to drop out, but if you are committed to getting better, you need to take that important step toward healing.ERP is a proven-effective treatment that can help people with OCD break free from the constraints of their disorder; however, many people have misconceptions about what this treatment entails. In Daring to Challenge OCD, anxiety specialist Joan Davidson, PhD, gives a thorough overview of ERP, what to expect during treatment, and offers gentle guidance to help you finally overcome the common fears and anxiety that can stand in the way of getting the help you need.If you are considering treatment, you may ask yourself, What will my therapist expect me to do? Will treatment be too difficult for me to handle? Will I be asked to do things that put me at risk? This book will demystify treatment for OCD so that you can stop being afraid, and start changing your life. And if you are a therapist dealing with treatment resistance in your clients, this book makes for wonderful suggested reading to help get them back into therapy.

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The Big Book of ACT Metaphors

Jill A. Stoddard, Niloofar Afari
Authors:
Jill A. Stoddard, Niloofar Afari

Metaphors and exercises play an incredibly important part in the successful delivery of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). These powerful tools go far in helping clients connect with their values and give them the motivation needed to make a real, conscious commitment to change. Unfortunately, many of the metaphors that clinicians use have become stale and ineffective. That's why you need fresh, new resources for your professional library.n this breakthrough book, two ACT researchers provide an essential A-Z resource guide that includes tons of new metaphors and experiential exercises to help promote client acceptance, defusion from troubling thoughts, and values-based action. The book also includes scripts tailored to different client populations, and special metaphors and exercises that address unique problems that may sometimes arise in your therapy sessions.Several ACT texts and workbooks have been published for the treatment of a variety of psychological problems. However, no one resource exists where you can find an exhaustive list of metaphors and experiential exercises geared toward the six core elements of ACT. Whether you are treating a client with anxiety, depression, trauma, or an eating disorder, this book will provide you with the skills needed to improve lives, one exercise at a time.With a special foreword by ACT cofounder Steven C. Hayes, PhD, this book is a must-have for any ACT Practitioner.

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Anxiety and Avoidance

Michael A. Tompkins
Authors:
Michael A. Tompkins

Do you suffer from panic, anxiety, and fear in your day to day life? Do you avoid social situations, activities like driving, or even going to the store because of a fear of being overwhelmed or tiggering a panic attack? You might be interested to know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in the United States.In Anxiety and Avoidance, psychologist and anxiety disorder expert Michael Tompkins presents a universal protocol to help you cope with anxiety, panic, and fear, regardless of your particular mental health diagnosis. This universal protocol is based on David H. Barlow's 'unified protocol,' and is a cognitive behavioral approach. Tompkins also draws on mindfulness-based therapies such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) that have been used successfully in the treatment of anxiety disorders for years.The book includes present-moment awareness (mindfulness) techniques, motivational tools for overcoming experimental avoidance, and cognitive tools for reframing anxiety and fear. In addition, you will learn how to use your personal values as a vehicle for lasting change. While most anxiety treatments have focused on symptom redcution, this book teaches you the skills needed to better handle the underlying emotional reactions that lead to anxiety and panic in the first place.If you are ready to stop avoiding situations that cause you to panic and get back to living a full life, this book is a powerful resource that can help you make a lasting change using an innovative, transdiagnostic approach.

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The Interpersonal Problems Workbook

Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning
Authors:
Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning

Do you often lash out at people? Do you let your emotions rule your interactions with others? Do you find it difficult to see things from others' point of view? You are not alone. Despite the fact that we all have to deal with other people our daily lives, many of us have difficulties with interpersonal relationships.Written by psychologist and bestselling author Matthew McKay, The Interpersonal Problems Workbook combines research and evidence-based techniques for strengthening relationships in all areas in life-whether it's at home, at work, with a significant other, a parent, or a child. The skills in this workbook are based in both schema therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and are designed to help you connect and communicate effectively with those around them.ACT has been proven effective in helping people improve their relationships with others. The ACT skills detailed in this book include present moment awareness, diffusion, and flexibility-all of which will help you to improve your relationships with others. In this book you will learn what your schema is, and how to act on your values to communicate and get along with others.If you are ready to stop building walls and start connecting with those around you, this book presents powerful, effective tools for change.

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Why?

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay

Do you wonder what your true path in life is? We each have a purpose and a mission. However, uncovering this purpose can be challenging, and often daunting. If you are like most, you have probably asked yourself, "Why am I here?" But where do you turn for answers? Religion? Psychology? Spirituality?Written by psychologist and bestselling author Matthew McKay, charismatic Silicon Valley spiritual leader Sean O'Laoire, and bestselling author Ralph Metzner, Why? will help you see what your past and present experiences are telling you about the spiritual theme in your life; one that is visible when you know how to read the signs. Your experiences may be that of a Healer/Peacemaker, an Explorer/Scientist, a Warrior/Guardian, an Artist/Designer, a Teacher/Communicator, or a Builder/Organizer. By showing you how to uncover your unique path, this book will helpyou discover your life's true meaning.This book will help you dismantle tired, old traditions that tell us that we should avoid pain and seek pleasure or pursue power, and shows us that even pain can play an important part in how we choose to live. The book also helps you to create your own cosmology that unites your beliefs with your life's mission, helps you recognize that individual mission, and outline exercises to bring you into alignment with this mission via personal practices. Despite these heady topics, the book is written in an accessible, inspiring, and entertaining tone.We are here to see, to know, to gather whatever wisdom our life offers, and to make use of that wisdom as our soul matures. A seamless blending of deep spirituality, good psychology and practical living, Why? offers the tools that you need to gain knowledge and awareness of yourself at the deepest level. So get ready to reveal your personal path in life, and begin living life to its fullest.

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Thoughts and Feelings, Fourth Edition

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay
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Thirty-Minute Therapy for Anxiety

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay

Thirty-Minute Therapy for Anxiety presents a breakthrough approach to the treatment of anxiety that is designed to fit the needs of anxiety sufferers seeking fast solutions.It is a simple solution, a pocket guide designed to appeal to those readers seeking trustworthy, instant advice for healing their anxiety or helping to ease the anxiety of a loved one. This book follows the unique Thirty-Minute Therapy series format. In about one hour, readers learn the essentials about anxiety: what causes and contributes to anxiety symptoms, how to stop them, and how to keep them from coming back. Then, readers have the option of exploring each topic further through exercises they can do to practice the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness and acceptance techniques they have learned. Depending on how much each reader relates to the topic at hand, he or she may choose to delve further into the topic, or simply proceed to the next chapter. Readers seeking even more practice exercises and examples will appreciate the Thirty-Minute Therapy for Anxiety supplemental material available online exclusively to readers. This three-level approach allows readers to tailor their experience of reading the book to their specific needs and interests.

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Mind and Emotions

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay
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The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, Jeffrey Brantley
Authors:
Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, Jeffrey Brantley

First developed for treating borderline personality disorder, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) has proven effective as treatment for a range of other mental health problems, especially for those characterized by overwhelming emotions. Research shows that DBT can improve your ability to handle distress without losing control and acting destructively. In order to make use of these techniques, you need to build skills in four key areas-distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, a collaborative effort from three esteemed authors, offers straightforward, step-by-step exercises for learning these concepts and putting them to work for real and lasting change. Start by working on the introductory exercises and, after making progress, move on to the advanced-skills chapters. Whether you are a professional or a general reader, whether you use this book to support work done in therapy or as the basis for self-help, you'll benefit from this clear and practical guide to better managing your emotions.This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit - an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.Find more help online at cbt-self-help-therapy.com. CBT Self-Help Therapy offers web-based treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD) and emotion dysregulation based on the book The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook. This interactive program can be used by clients working on their own, or their therapists can monitor their work on the secure server. Other modules in CBT Self-Help Therapy offer treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, and anger.