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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.

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Anger Management for Everyone

Raymond Chip Tafrate, Howard Kassinove, Matthew McKay
Authors:
Raymond Chip Tafrate, Howard Kassinove, Matthew McKay

"A practical, easy-to-follow guide to getting control of your anger so that you can live a more productive life today. ... Rather than get angry, get this book."-Robert L. Leahy, PhD, director of the American Institute for Cognitive TherapyWe all get angry sometimes. But if you feel angry all of time-and if your anger makes others uncomfortable, creates distance in your relationships, disrupts your ability to think clearly and make good decisions, or otherwise results in behaviors that you regret or find embarrassing later-it's time to make a change.Written by two clinical psychologists with decades of experience using cognitive behavioral interventions to treat anger, Anger Management for Everyone provides a comprehensive, research-based program to keep anger in its place. This revised and updated second edition includes new information on the environmental effects on anger, such as hunger and sleep; new progressive muscle relaxation and mindfulness exercises; and new strategies and tips for improving social and interpersonal skills.With the authors' enhanced "Anger Episode Model," and the ten proven-effective skills for anger management in this helpful guide, you'll come to better understand and control your problem anger, learn how to cope with everyday disappointments and frustrations, and experience more happiness, success, and vitality in all areas of your life.

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Messages

Matthew McKay, Martha Davis, Patrick Fanning
Authors:
Matthew McKay, Martha Davis, Patrick Fanning

Many people assume that good communicators possess an intrinsic talent for speaking and listening to others, a gift that can't be learned or improved. The reality is that communication skills are developed with deliberate effort and practice, and learning to understand others and communicate your ideas more clearly will improve every facet of your life.Messages has already helped thousands of people build communication skills and cultivate better relationships with friends, family members, coworkers, and partners. With this fully revised and updated fourth edition, you'll discover new skills to help you communicate your ideas more effectively and become a better listener. Learn how to:- Read body language- Develop skills for couples communication- Negotiate and resolve conflicts- Communicate with family members- Handle group interactions- Talk to children- Master public speaking- Prepare for job interviewsThis new edition features a much-needed chapter on digital communication. Effective communication can easily be compromised when you're not able to read your conversation partner's body language, facial expression, or vocal tone. This chapter teaches you how to express yourself well via phone, email, texting, and video-all the skills you need to thrive in the digital age.

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Just As You Are

Michelle Skeen, Kelly Skeen
Authors:
Michelle Skeen, Kelly Skeen

Stop comparing yourself to others-you're special just as you are! In this fun, practical guide, you'll learn how to silence your nit-picky inner critic, cultivate self-compassion, and discover what really matters to you.If you're like many teens, you probably feel pressured to live up to the impossible standards set by our culture, the media, and even by your peers. After all, everyone wants perfect hair, a perfect body, cool friends, and good grades. But while it's okay to strive to be your best, it's also easy to get caught up in a never-ending comparison game that can feed your inner critic and rob you of your happiness. So, how can you break free from negative self-criticism and learn to appreciate your strengths?In Just As You Are, psychologist Michelle Skeen and her daughter, Kelly Skeen, offer simple tips to help you overcome feelings of inadequacy and unworthiness, stop comparing yourself to others, and be more open and accepting of all aspects of who you are. You'll also learn how to be more aware of your thoughts and feelings in the moment using powerful mindfulness tools, and build a plan of action for the future based on your values.Sometimes it's hard to see yourself with clarity and kindness. With this important guide, you'll learn to move past your faults, celebrate your true strengths, and discover what really matters in your life. What are you waiting for?

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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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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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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Couples

Avigail Lev, Matthew McKay
Authors:
Avigail Lev, Matthew McKay

Relationships take work. In this much-anticipated book, best-selling author Matthew McKay and psychologist Avigail Lev present the ten most common relationship schemas, and provide an evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) treatment protocol for professionals to help clients overcome the barriers that hold them back in their relationships.Romantic relationships are a huge challenge for many of us, as evidenced by our high divorce rates. But what is it that causes so much pain and discord in many relationships? In Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Couples, Matthew McKay and Avigail Lev provide the first ACT-based treatment protocol for couples that identifies the ten most common relationship schemas-and the coping behaviors they drive-to help you guide clients through their pain and toward solutions that reflect the needs and values of the couple. Rather than working to stop relationship schemas from being triggered or to reduce schema pain, you'll be able to help your clients observe and name what triggers their rigid coping behaviors when their schemas are activated. And by learning new skills when they're triggered, your clients will be able to replace avoidant and coping behaviors with values-based action for the betterment of the relationship. By making your clients' avoidant behavior the target of treatment- as opposed to their thoughts and beliefs-this skills-based guide provides the tools you need to help your clients change how they respond to their partner.

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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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Communication Skills for Teens

Michelle Skeen
Authors:
Michelle Skeen
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Love Me, Don't Leave Me

Michelle Skeen
Authors:
Michelle Skeen
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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

The self-help classic Thoughts and Feelings adapts CBT techniques into a powerful program that has benefitted thousands of readers by helping them overcome the emotional and behavioral challenges of everyday life. This workbook shows readers how they can identify and change the irrational recurring thoughts that can lead to anxiety, anger, depression, and obsessive thinking by replacing these negative thoughts with new, constructive thoughts and behaviors. Readers discover how to distance themselves from unproductive negative thoughts and learn to identify their core values so they can use these values as a road map to emotional stability and life satisfaction.This revised edition includes the latest statistics and research on depression, anxiety and panic, OCD, anger problems, stress and phobias. It also offers new cognitive defusion and values-based behavioural activation techniques drawn from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).

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Disarming the Critical Partner

Michelle Skeen
Authors:
Michelle Skeen
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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

Mind and Emotions is a revolutionary universal treatment program for all emotional disorders that helps you discover which of the seven problematic coping styles is keeping you trapped in a cycle of emotional pain. Instead of working on difficulties like anxiety, anger, shame, and depression one by one, you ll treat the root of all your emotional suffering at once. Drawing on evidence-based skills from cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy, this workbook offers all the techniques you need to manage unwelcome feelings in effective and productive ways.Learn and practice the most effective coping skills:Clarifying and acting on your core valuesMindfulness and acceptanceDetaching from negative thoughtsSelf-soothing and relaxation exercisesAssertiveness and interpersonal skillsGradually facing your strong emotions

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Diary

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay
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The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)

Martha Davis, Matthew McKay, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman
Authors:
Martha Davis, Matthew McKay, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman

Since its first publication in 1980, "The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook" has become the most indispensable resource for effective and up-to-date techniques for relaxing the body, calming the mind, and refreshing the spirit. Therapists recommend the book to their clients; readers pass it on to their friends. More than half a million copies have helped millions of people take the edge off their stressful lives and find the peace they need to foster happiness and success. The overwhelming popularity of this book is the result of its comprehensive yet simple and straightforward adaptation of all the most effective relaxation techniques.No other book offers easy-to-use, step-by-step instructions for using progressive relaxation, autogenics, self-hypnosis, visualization, mindfulness, acceptance, and more. This revision will significantly update and simplify this timeless classic. The authors provide the most proven-effective worry and anger models based on the latest research. They have simplified many of the chapters so that readers only get the best treatment methods in the most accessible manner. Two new chapters include "Facing Feelings", which focuses on mindfulness and acceptance, and "Coping with Anger". The chapter on time management will be revised to include information on how to unplug from our wealth of electronic communication conveniences when necessary. The book also includes an updated resources section and subject index.

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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
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Couple Skills (2nd Ed)

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay

Love takes work, but, when it comes to relationships, it pays to work smarter. This book, a revised and updated edition of a therapist-recommended classic, shows you how to work smarter in your relationship. This book helps you improve communication, cope better with problems, and resolve conflicts in healthy and creative ways. Each chapter teaches an essential skill, based on cognitive behavioral therapy, which can lead to greater happiness and deeper intimacy. New in this edition is a chapter on using acceptance skills, developed from the revolutionary new acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which help you learn to accept your partner without judgment and structure your relationship based on a consciously chosen set of core values.

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The Anger Control Workbook

Matthew McKay
Authors:
Matthew McKay

Unfortunately, readers who finally realise that they need to work on their anger don't always have the patience to page through a complicated set of exercises, or make a commitment to a lengthy process with the promise of a positive outcome somewhere down the road. Thankfully, the new model of anger control introduced in THE ANGER CONTROL WORKBOOK is based on a radically simplified approach that gives readers the tools they need to manage their anger in their day-to-day lives.