How to Deal with Anxiety
A 5-step, CBT-based plan for overcoming generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and worry
By Lee Kannis-Dymand and Janet D Carter
Anxiety is a normal and natural thing to experience, but most of us desire to manage and reduce it. The How To Deal With series provides structured solutions from health professionals and top experts to help you deal with issues thoroughly, once and for all, using cognitive behavioural therapy.
Everyone feels anxious from time to time, and worry is a natural part of life. But it is all too common to allow concerns about our health, our security, our relationships or our place in the world to become a negative cycle and a burden. Anxiety gets called GAD when the worry is repetitive, becomes associated with a variety of emotional and physical symptoms, and begins to impact upon our ability to enjoy life. If these problems sound familiar to you, this book will provide you with practical help to deal with and overcome the problem.
By picking this book up you've taken the first stride. Now, using the STEP system - a structured, CBT-based approach that delivers both support and proven techniques for beating anxiety - you can begin to transform your daily life. Written by an expert team with many years of clinical experience, this book will help you get a better understanding of your anxiety and what keeps it going, tackle negative thoughts and behaviour, and progress to a healthier, happier outlook - without fear of setbacks or relapse.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Everyone feels overwhelmed sometimes. When that happens, you need clarity of thought and practical advice to progress beyond the problem. The How To Deal With series provides structured, CBT-based solutions from health professionals and top experts to help you deal with issues thoroughly, once and for all. Short, easy to read, and very reassuring, these books are your first step on a pathway to a happier future. They are perfect for self-directed use and are designed so that medical professionals can prescribe them to patients.
Dr Lee Kannis is a clinical psychologist who lectures in the clinical psychology program at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, as well as, maintaining a private practice. He trained in Clinical Psychology at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre at the University of Oxford, England. He has worked in a number of clinical settings. In the United Kingdom he worked at The Priory Hospital, Bristol, and at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Maudsley Hospital (NHS), London. In New Zealand, his clinical experience included the Anxiety Disorders Service, Canterbury District Health Board, and the Department of Corrections Psychological Service. His research interests include anxiety, trauma, and metacognitive processes.
Dr Janet Carter has been a practicing clinical psychologist for nearly 20 years. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. She teaches clinical psychology students, provides community training, supervisors and researchers adult mental health problems. She has a particular interest and expertise in mood, anxiety and eating problems and disorders. Janet is interested in all aspects of psychotherapy (e.g. theory, training, practice, supervision, process and outcome research) and has been involved in psychotherapy outcome and process research for over 15 years. She has published over 60 articles in these areas. Janet's current clinical work includes assessment and treatment of adults with a variety of mental health issues and providing clinical supervision for other clinicians.
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05 Nov 2015
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