Books and other reading material

Anxiety and depression

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Goerg H. Eifert, PhD, and John P. Forsyth, PhD

Description: Attempts to manage your thoughts or get rid of worry, fear, and panic can leave you feeling frustrated and powerless. But you can take back your life from anxiety without controlling anxious thoughts and feelings. You can stop avoiding anxiety and start showing up to your life. The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety will get you started, using a revolutionary new approach called acceptance and commitment therapy, or ACT. The book has one purpose: to help you live better, more fully, more richly. Your life is calling on you to make that choice, and the skills in this workbook can help you make it happen. Find out how your mind can trap you, keeping you stuck and struggling in anxiety and fear. Learn to nurture your capacity for acceptance, mindfulness, kindness, and compassion. Use these qualities to shift your focus away from anxiety and onto what you really want your life to be about. As you do, your life will get bigger as your anxious suffering gets smaller. No matter what kind of anxiety problem you’re struggling with, this workbook can guide you toward a more vibrant and purposeful life. Includes a CD with bonus worksheets, self-assessments, and guided mindfulness meditations.

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression and Create a Life Worth Living – Kirk D. Stroshal, PhD, and Patricia J. Robinson, PhD

Description: There are hundreds of books that will try to help you overcome or put an end to depression. But what if you could use your depression to change your life for the better? Your symptoms may be signals that something in your life needs to change. Learning to understand and interpret these signals is much more important than ignoring or avoiding them-approaches that only make the situation worse. This workbook uses techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to offer a new treatment plan for depression that will help you live a productive life by accepting your feelings instead of fruitlessly trying to avoid them. The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Depression will show you, step-by-step, how to stop this cycle, feel more energized, and involve yourself in pleasurable and fulfilling activities that will help you work through, rather than avoid, aspects of your life that are depressing you. Use the techniques in this book to evaluate your own depression and create a personalized treatment plan. You’ll enrich your total life experience by focusing your energy not on fighting depression, but on living the life you want.

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook – Edmund J. Bourne, PhD

Description: The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook has already helped over one million readers make a full and lasting recovery from generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other anxiety-related issues. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this workbook can be used alone or as a supplement to therapy to help you develop a full arsenal of skills for quieting worried thoughts and putting yourself back in control. This new edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest anxiety research and medications, and also includes new therapeutic techniques that have been proven effective for the treatment of anxiety and anxiety-related conditions. Each worksheet in this book will help you learn the skills you need to manage your anxiety and start living more freely than you ever thought possible. With this workbook, you’ll learn a range of proven methods for overcoming anxiety: Relaxation and breathing techniques; Challenging negative self-talk and mistaken beliefs; Imagery and real-life desensitization; Making lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise changes; Acceptance and commitment therapy; Skills for preventing and coping with panic attacks.

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think – Dennis Greenberger, PhD and Christine A. Padesky, PhD

Description: Developed by two master clinicians with extensive experience in cognitive therapy treatment and training, this popular workbook shows readers how to improve their lives using cognitive therapy. The book is designed to be used alone or in conjunction with professional treatment. Step-by-step worksheets teach specific skills that have helped hundreds of thousands people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse and relationship problems. Readers learn to use mood questionnaires to identify, rate, and track changes in feelings; change the thoughts that contribute to problems; follow step-by-step strategies to improve moods; and take action to improve daily living and relationships. The book’s large-size format facilitates reading and writing ease.

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness – J. Mark G. Williams, PhD, John D. Teasdale, PhD, Zindel V. Segal, PhD, and Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

Description: If you’ve ever struggled with depression, take heart. Mindfulness, a simple yet powerful way of paying attention to your most difficult emotions and life experiences, can help you break the cycle of chronic unhappiness once and for all. In The Mindful Way through Depression, four uniquely qualified experts explain why our usual attempts to “think” our way out of a bad mood or just “snap out of it” lead us deeper into the downward spiral. Through insightful lessons drawn from both Eastern meditative traditions and cognitive therapy, they demonstrate how to sidestep the mental habits that lead to despair, including rumination and self-blame, so you can face life’s challenges with greater resilience. Jon Kabat-Zinn gently and encouragingly narrates the accompanying CD of guided meditations, making this a complete package for anyone seeking to regain a sense of hope and well-being.

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness – Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

Description: Stress. It is everywhere around us. Even worse, it gets inside us: sapping our energy, undermining our health, and making us more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, and disease. Now, based on Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this groundbreaking book shows you how to use natural, medically proven methods to soothe and heal your body, mind, and spirit. By using the practices described within, you can learn to manage chronic pain resulting from illness and/or stress related disorders…discover the roles that anger and tension play in heart disease… reduce anxiety and feelings of panic…improve overall quality of life and relationships through mindfulness meditation and mindful yoga. More timely than ever before, Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well, the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in today’s world.

Panic

10 Simple Solutions to Panic: How to Overcome Panic Attacks, Calm Physical Symptoms, and Reclaim Your Life – Martin M. Antony, PhD, and Randi E. McCabe, PhD

Description: We all get scared sometimes. Our hearts race, our breath gets shallow, and our hands and feet turn icy cold – these physical expressions of fear are our normal responses to things that threaten us. But moments of panic can cause you to experience these feelings with no apparent cause, robbing you of confidence and composure unexpectedly throughout your day. You deserve to be free from these troublesome moments, and the ten easy and effective techniques you’ll find in. 10 Simple Solutions to Panic make it not only possible but also easy. Learn how to monitor your episodes of panic, and find out how to replace your anxious, racing inner monologue with calm, realistic thinking. Discover safe and comfortable ways to face fearful situations. Breathing exercises, stress reduction techniques round out this approach to overcoming panic that promises to restore your security and peace of mind.

Social anxiety

Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven, Step-by-Step Techniques for Overcoming your Fear – Martin M. Antony, PhD, and Richard P. Swinson, MD

Description: There’s nothing wrong with being shy. But if social anxiety keeps you from forming relationships with others, advancing in your education or your career, or carrying on with everyday activities, you may need to confront your fears to live an enjoyable, satisfying life. This new edition of <B>The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook offers a comprehensive program to help you do just that. As you complete the activities in this workbook, you’ll learn to: Find your strengths and weaknesses with a self-evaluation; explore and examine your fears; create a personalized plan for change; put your plan into action through gentle and gradual exposure to social situations. Information about therapy, medications, and other resources is also included. After completing this program, you’ll be well-equipped to make connections with the people around you. Soon, you’ll be on your way to enjoying all the benefits of being actively involved in the social world.

10 Simple Solutions to Shyness: How to Overcome Shyness, Social Anxiety, and Fear of Public Speaking – Martin M. Antony, PhD

Description: Even though statisticians report that more than 37 million Americans suffer from diagnosable social phobia, common sense suggests that nearly all of us have, at one time or another, had clammy palms and knocking knees because of an intimidating, uncomfortable social situation. The party where you don’t know a single soul, the crowded lobby of a movie theatre, the presentation you’ve been dreading for weeks-any of these have the potential to ruin your week without necessarily sending you to the psychiatrist’s couch. The ten simple exercises in this book help you shed their shyness and start socializing with confidence and Elan. 10 Simple Solutions to Shyness examines shyness by symptoms: physical discomfort, anxious thoughts, and bothersome behaviors. Solutions follow, directly addressing all three. You can carry the book in a briefcase or purse for last minute support and extra confidence. Once the ten simple solutions are learned, they will become your constant companions, providing courage, poise, and composure whenever you need them most

Body Image Dissatisfaction

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Body Image: Letting Go of the Struggle with What You See in the Mirror Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Emily K. Sandoz, PhD, Kelly G. Wilson, PhD, and Troy DuFrene

Description: It’s no secret that body image dissatisfaction has reached epidemic levels, but what’s less often understood is the effect that these unhealthy views about one’s body can have on a person’s overall mental health. People who struggle with negative body image are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and low self-esteem. Body image problems are often at the root of social anxiety and even financial issues, as Americans spend billions to improve their physical appearance each year.

Sleep/Insomnia

No More Sleepless Nights – Peter Hauri, PhD, and Shirley Linde, PhD

Description: Helps sufferers of chronic insomnia as well as those who only sometimes sleep poorly. A clear, step-by-step approach shows how to determine the source of sleeplessness and then implement programmatic corrective action. Not vague generalities about “relaxing,” these are specific recommendations for what to do and how to do it. The director of the Cedars-Sinai Sleep Disorders Center, Dr. Philip R. Westbrook calls Dr. Hauri “the leading authority on insomnia in the world today…He has vast clinical experience in treating patients with insomnia and has a unique ability to teach what he has learned.”

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Hi everyone,

I just wanted to quickly share a fundraiser for a friend of mine, Uliana Nevzorova. On June 25, 2017, Uliana, along with thousands of other cyclists will ride to raise awareness of mental illness in Canada, as well as raising $1,700,000 for mental health programs and services. Uliana is personally trying to raise $1000. If you’d like to place a donation toward this worthy cause, please visit Uliana’s fundraising page on Facebook here.

Good luck Uliana!

Caelin

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