Overcoming Anxiety presents a unique approach to managing anxiety, offering readers a comprehensive and far-reaching philosophy that stresses lasting preventive measures over superficial - and often just temporary - antidotes. This groundbreaking book shows sufferers how to shift their focus from the messenger, or the symptoms, of anxiety, to the message - the core cause of anxiety. The three case histories presented here - drawn from the author's extensive clinical
Experience - elucidate a program that explains not only how to identify and challenge negative thinking patterns but also how to achieve control and change destructive and dysfunctional behavior. Complete with lessons, recommended activities, and an extensive resource guide, this book helps sufferers reinforce and personalize the valuable healing strategies set forth, paving the way for a more complete, lifelong recovery from the troubling afflictions of anxiety
"An Owl book."
Includes bibliographical references and index
Ch. 1. A New Way of Looking at Anxiety -- Ch. 2. The Imprint of Childhood -- Ch. 3. The Time Tunnel -- Ch. 4. The Mystery of Emotions -- Ch. 5. Developing Your Explanation for "Why" -- Ch. 6. Basic Symptom-Management Skills -- Ch. 7. Distorted Thinking -- Ch. 8. Progressive Desensitization -- Ch. 9. Moving from Basic to Advanced Symptom Control -- Ch. 10. Establishing Healthy Boundaries -- Ch. 11. Detours along the Path to Recovery -- Ch. 12. Two Important "Quiet" Messages -- Ch. 13. Viewing Yourself in a New Way -- Ch. 14. Final Steps -- App. 1. The Main Types of Anxiety Disorders -- App. 2. Guidelines for Selecting a Therapist -- App. 3. How to Locate Support Groups -- App. 4. How to Develop a Relaxation Response