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Leading nutrition expert.

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.

Robinson

How to Control Your Anger

Albert Ellis, Raymond Chip Tafrate
Authors:
Albert Ellis, Raymond Chip Tafrate

Anger is universal. Unchecked, it can cause lasting damage in our lives: wrecked relationships, lost jobs, even serious disease. Yet in these increasingly stressful times, all of us have acted in anger - and often wished we hadn't. Is there a way that really works to solve problems and assert ourselves without being angry? The answer is a resounding yes, if you follow the breakthrough steps of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). This proven approach, developed by world renowned psychotherapist Dr. Albert Ellis, has withstood the test of time, helping countless people deal effectively with emotional problems. Using easy-to-master instructions and exercises, this classic book will show you how to apply REBT techniques to understand the roots and nature of your anger, and take control of and reduce angry reactions. Here you will discover: *The rational and irrational aspects of anger*Special insights into your self-angering beliefs*How to think, feel, and act your way out of anger*How to relax*How to accept yourself with your anger. . .and much more that will help you challenge and eliminate the anger that can frustrate success and happiness at home, at work, anywhere.

New Harbinger

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.

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.

Robinson

Overcoming Alcohol Misuse, 2nd Edition

Marcantonio Spada
Authors:
Marcantonio Spada

How to regain control when alcohol is taking over your lifeStatistics show that misuse of alcohol is a very common problem. Using alcohol unwisely can have long-term effects on your health, career and family life. This self-help book helps you take a healthier approach to drinking.Using methods based on real clinical practice and proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques, this revised and updated edition shows you how to regain control of your alcohol consumption.

Robinson

From A Dark Place

Tony Husband, Paul Husband
Authors:
Tony Husband, Paul Husband

When the Husband family realised that their son Paul was addicted to heroin, they did everything they could to help him but it seemed that every step in the right direction would be followed by another relapse as Paul lied to them, stole from them, and come close to losing his life.This illustrated title from award-winning cartoonist Tony Husband tells the tale of those dark days as they worked as a family to get Paul into the right sort of supportive environment where he could truly recover from his dangerous addiction, and move from that dark place to a brighter future.This inspiring and compelling story will appeal to anyone who has struggled with an addictive disorder, or any families or friends who have had to support someone through such a situation. Anyone who was touched by Tony's Take Care, Son - The Story of my Dad and His Dementia will be similarly moved and uplifted by From A Dark Place.

Piatkus

Coming Clean

Cathryn Kemp
Authors:
Cathryn Kemp

'A brave, heartfelt and extraordinary book' Corinne Sweet, author of Overcoming Addiction, psychologist and broadcaster What if the drugs that were meant to cure you slowly started to kill you?After falling dangerously ill with acute-on-chronic pancreatitis, Cathryn Kemp left hospital with a repeat prescription for fentanyl, a painkiller 100 times stronger than heroin.Within two years she was taking almost ten times the NHS maximum daily dose - all on prescription - and her life began to spiral out of control. Cathryn discovered she had just three months to live, unless she gave up the drug she clung to so desperately.After selling everything she owned and checking into rehab, Cathryn was told by the doctors that recovery was highly unlikely. Yet to everyone's amazement, she proved them wrong.Coming Clean is a poignant, vivid and honest memoir of a woman's struggle with, and subsequent victory over, her demons. It is a love story, a horror story, a survival story, and one that shows the very real dangers of the over-prescription of painkillers.

Robinson

An Introduction to Sensible Alcohol Use, 2nd Edition

Marcantonio Spada
Authors:
Marcantonio Spada
Robinson

Helen McGinn's Teetotal Tipples, for January and Beyond

Helen McGinn
Authors:
Helen McGinn

Ever decided to go booze-free only to find the alternatives a little, well . . . boring? If you're embarking on a dry spell, this book is just the tonic (so to speak).Drinks expert Helen McGinn shows you how to make the most of your time off the sauce with plenty of recipes for simple homemade mocktails, infusions and cordials, along with a guide to non-alcoholic wines, beers and spirits worth adding to your drinks cupboard. Think of this book as a friend, with a (dry) sense of humour, to keep you company in style through your booze-free spell.

Robinson

Overcoming Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder, 2nd Edition

Mark Freeston, Kevin Meares
Authors:
Mark Freeston, Kevin Meares

Overcoming app now available via iTunes and the Google Play Store.Up to 44 in every 1000 adults suffer from a condition known as Generalised Anxiety Disorder. This is much more than the normal worrying we all do - it can be a debilitating disorder leading to significant personal and social problems and sometimes financial loss. Using established and proven CBT techniques, expert clinicians Kevin Meares and Mark Freeston help readers to understand that it is their propensity to worry, not the multitude of problems they worry about, that is the root of the problem. The user-friendly, step-by-step approach explains why they worry, how to recognise what feeds it and develop effective methods of dealing with it. With each step the authors introduce new ideas that add to the picture of worry, and use questionnaires, exercises and tasks to help the reader understand and then challenge unhelpful habits and beliefs.

New Harbinger

ACT Practitioner's Guide to the Science of Compassion

Dennis Tirch
Authors:
Dennis Tirch

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is proven effective in the treatment of an array of disorders, including addiction, depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders and more. Evidence shows that mindfulness and acceptance exercises help clients connect with the moment, uncover their true values, and commit to positive change. But did you know that compassion-based exercises can also greatly increase clients' psychological flexibility?More and more therapists are finding that the act of compassion-both towards oneself and towards others-can leas to greater emotional and physical well-being, increased distress tolerance, and a broader range of effective responses to stressful situations. The best part of compassion-based exercises is that they can be easily integrated in the flexible ACT model.An important addition to any ACT professional's library, The ACT Practitioner's Guide to the Science of Compassion explores the emotionally healing benefits of compassion-based practices when applied to traditional acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). This book offers case conceptulisation, assessments, and direct clinical applications that integrate ACT, functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP), and the science of compassion to enchance your clinical practice.This is the first book on the market to provide an in-depth discussion of compassion in the context of ACT and other behavioral sciences. The integrative treatment model in this book provides powerful transdiagnostic tools and processes that will essentially build bridges across therapies. If you are ready for a new, easily integrated range of techniques that can be used for a variety of treatment applications, this guide will prove highly useful. And if you are looking to build on your previous experience with cognitive and behavioral therapies, this book will help you enhance your treatment sessions with clients and increase their psychological flexibility.

Constable

The Buy Side

Turney Duff
Authors:
Turney Duff
Robinson

Overcoming Problem Drinking

Marcantonio Spada
Authors:
Marcantonio Spada

Up to a quarter of the UK population is currently believed to misuse alcohol. This first self-help book aimed specifically at problem drinking uses an approach based on real clinical practice, first to recognize alcohol misuse and then, using proven Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques, to show the drinker how to turn the tables and regain control of alcohol consumption. For anyone who feels alcohol is beginning to rule their lives, this is an indispensable guide, combining the expertise of psychologists and those working in the medical profession. It also shows how to enlist the help of friends and family.

New Harbinger

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

Kelly G. Wilson, Troy DuFrene
Authors:
Kelly G. Wilson, Troy DuFrene
Robinson

Overcoming Traumatic Stress: Talks With Your Therapist

Claudia Herbert
Authors:
Claudia Herbert

Those who go through a catastrophic life experience often feel permanently changed by the impact of what has happened. They become numb and shut off from those around them, grief or guilt may constantly weigh them down, or they may be haunted by terrifying memories or dreams. Traumatic stress, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), can result if a person's coping resources have been completely overwhelmed. To overcome the effects of trauma, it's necessary to change how one reacts to it and to begin to see events in a different light. The talks focus on the following themes: - The different types of traumatic events- Understanding your reaction - Managing your symptoms- Guilt, self-blame and self-respect- Grief, loss and sadness - Healing, letting go and moving onPraise for Overcoming Traumatic Stress:'Easily understandable, well set out, comprehensive and provides a wealth of practical advice, including cautions about when to take a break from the process or when to access professional help.' BABCP Magazine

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

Robinson

Overcoming Perfectionism

Roz Shafran, Sarah Egan, Tracey Wade
Authors:
Roz Shafran, Sarah Egan, Tracey Wade

Helen McGinn

HELEN McGINN is a drinks expert and international wine judge, writing columns for the Daily Mail and Waitrose Food magazine. She's the author of award-winning wine blog and bestselling book The Knackered Mother's Wine Club. Among other awards, Helen won Online Drink Writer of the Year in Fortnum & Mason's inaugural Food & Drink Awards in 2013. She spent almost a decade sourcing wines around the world as a supermarket wine buyer and spent the next half-decade pregnant. Helen is married with three children. And she's hopeless with a hangover.Twitter: @knackeredmuthaInstagram: @knackeredmotherFacebook: knackeredmotherswineclubWebsite: www.knackeredmotherswineclub.com

Marcantonio Spada

Marcantonio Spada is Professor of Psychology and Head of the Division of Psychology at London South Bank University. An expert in cognitive behavioural therapy for alcohol misuse, he has worked as a clinician for the last twenty years and is the author of over 100 scientific articles, two books and several book chapters in the field of addictive behaviours. Marcantonio is a chartered psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and an accredited cognitive behavioural therapy practitioner with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.

Paul Husband

Paul Husband is an award winning, published photographer based in Manchester in the North West of England, who specialises in wedding, portraiture and event photography. He is currently the photographer for The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival and The Blackthorn Music Festival.

Tony Husband

Tony Husband is a British cartoonist whose cartoons contain much black humour. His cartoons have appeared in many newspapers, magazines, books and websites, in several TV and theatrical productions, and are often found on humorous greeting cards, and he has a regular cartoon strip in Private Eye entitled Yobs, which has run from the late 1980s. He co-wrote the Round the Bend children's television series, which ran from 1989 to 1991. He was also involved with Hangar 17, which ran from 1992 to 1994. He and the poet Ian McMillan tour the UK regularly with their show A Cartoon History of Here, an evening of live, improvised poetry and cartoons. He has won The Cartoon Museum's Pont Award.