AnxietyAnxiety is a common feeling that everyone experiences at some stage. It can be a normal emotional response to many stressful situations.
Anxiety is also a natural, understandable emotional response that can help us prepare for challenges. These could be sitting an exam or worrying about a potentially awkward social occasion.
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Coping with Anxiety & Stress
When Panic Attacks by Áine TubridyWhen Panic Attacks answsers these questions. It explains the psychology and physiology underlying panic. It makes sense of why a sufferer is radically altered after their first panic attack, and how they come to inhabit a new world full of threats, both external and internal. Dr Tubridy shows how you can control panic attacks through a variety of skills. She includes muscle relaxation exercises, thought management, changing avoidance behaviours, exercises targeting the chakra system, homeopathic remedies and psychotherapy.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.85223 TUB
Publication Date: 2008-01-15
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. BourneThe text of this edition has been fully revised and expanded and includes two new chapters: a discussion of physical conditions that can aggravate anxiety and an overview of the use of mindfulness practice in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder and some forms of obsessive-compulsive disorder. As in previous editions, the book offers the most up-to-date information on medications, natural supplements, and complementary strategies that can alleviate anxiety symptoms. The sections on relaxation, nutrition, and exercise have all been updated and broadened.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.8522076 MAR
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.8522 FOR
Publication Date: 2009
How to stop worrying by Frank Tallis.Worry is a natural warning system. It's your brain's way of warning that something is wrong and needs to be dealt with. But sometimes things get out of hand, and worrying starts to spoil your enjoyment of life and even to affect your health. In this easy-to-read manual, Dr Frank Tallis explains how to understand your fears, and how to control your worry and make it work for you in a positive way. [Description supplied by publisher]
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 152.46 TAL
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.85 WEE
Publication Date: 1995
The Midnight library by Matt HaigBetween life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?"
Call Number: 823 HAI
Publication Date: 2020
The Compassionate Mind Workbook by Chris Irons; Elaine BeaumontThere is good and increasing evidence that cultivating compassion for one's self and others can have a profound impact on our physiological, psychological and social processes. In contrast, concerns with inferiority, shame and self-criticism can have very negative impacts on these processes and are associated with poorer physical and mental health. The Compassionate Mind Workbook is for anyone who is interested in how compassion - in the form of ideas and practices derived from Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and other approaches - may help us to engage with, understand and ultimately, try to alleviate suffering. CFT utilises both Buddhist practices and Western psychological science. It draws on neuroscience, insights into emotion regulation and identity formation, interpersonal psychology and a range of psychotherapeutic models. CFT-based interventions can help people with a range of mental health problems develop compassion for themselves, be open to the compassion of others and develop compassion for others. This workbook is a step-by-step guide to CFT, in which the chapters build your understanding of yourself, the skills that give rise to a compassionate mind, and ways to work with whatever difficulties you're struggling with in life. The exercises, prompts and case stories in this book provide an understandable and practical way to develop compassion.
Call Number: 616.8527 IRO
Publication Date: 2018-10-02
I ain't much, baby--but I'm all I've got by Jess Lair"What are some of the discoveries I have made? I found I needed people because I needed the love they could give me. I found that love was something I did. I found that the way I showed people my need and love for them was to tell how it was with me in my deepest heart. I came to feel that was the most loving thing I could do for anyone -- tell them how it was with me and share my imperfections with them. When I did this, most people came back at me with what was deep within them. This was love coming to me. And the more I had coming to me, the more I had to give away. I ain't much, baby -- but I'm all I've got." From his experience comes "I Ain't Much, Baby -- But I'm All I've Got." Lair originally wrote this book for his students, but when it gained widespread popularity he rewrote it for publication. It is a book meant to help people share in the success of finding themselves.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 248.4 LAI
Publication Date: 1995-03-01
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott PeckPerhaps no book in this generation has had a more profound impact on our intellectual and spiritual lives than The Road Less Traveled. Written in a voice that is timeless in its message of understanding, The Road Less Traveled continues to enable us to explore the nature of loving relationships and leads us toward a new serenity and fullness of life. It helps us determine how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become a more sensitive parent; and ultimately how to become one's own true self.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 158.1 PEC
Publication Date: 2002-10-07
Anxiety: Panicking about Panic by Joshua FletcherThe book acts as an informative guide and draws from the experiences of author and counsellor, Joshua Fletcher, who lived with anxiety disorder for years before successfully overcoming the condition. The book is tailored for people who are: experiencing panic attacks, feeling abnormally anxious, ruminating about health, anticipating further panic attacks and questioning why anxiety is present in the first place.
Call Number: Health Science Library: Positive Living 616.8522 FLE
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.89142 EDL
Publication Date: 2006
Healing Anxiety and Depression by Daniel G. Amen; Lisa C. RouthDr. Daniel Amen-a pioneer in uncovering the connections between the brain and behavior-presents his revolutionary approach to treating anxiety and depressive disorders. Healing Anxiety and Depression reveals the major anxiety and depression centers of the brain, offers guidelines and diagnostic tools to determine the specific type of anxiety and depression, and provides a comprehensive program for treating each type.
Call Number: Health Science Library: Positive Living 616.85 AME
Publication Date: 2003
The Instinct to Heal by David Servan-SchreiberMillions of Americans try drugs or talk therapy to relieve depression and anxiety, but recent scientific studies prove certain alternative treatments can work as well or better-often bringing on a cure. In the extraordinary international bestsellerThe Instinct to Heal, award-winning psychiatrist and neuroscientist David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D., presents seven natural approaches, each with proven results, that together form a treatment plan that builds on the body's relationship to the brain, yielding faster, more dramatic, and permanent changes. People who want to leave suffering behind now can live joyful, happy lives.
Call Number: Health Science Library: Positive Living 615.5 SER
Publication Date: 2005-02-05
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Stephen BriersCognitive behavioural therapy (or CBT) delivers powerful tools you can put to work to dramatically improve your life.
In this book, psychologist Dr Stephen Briers clearly explains how CBT works, gives you plenty of exercises to help put the theory into practice and reveals its effectiveness through stories from people, just like you, who have used CBT to turn their lives around
Call Number: Health Science Library: Positive Living 616.89142 BRI
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.852206 KEN Part Two
Publication Date: 2006
Overcoming Anxiety, 2nd Edition by Helen KennerleyHIGHLY COMMENDED for the British Medical Awards book prize for Popular Medicine Fully updated edition of the bestselling self-help book, now recommended on the national Reading Well scheme. This ever-popular guide offers a self-help programme, written by one of the UK's leading authorities on anxiety and based on CBT, for those suffering from anxiety problems. A whole range of anxieties and fears are explained, from panic attacks and phobias to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and generalised anxiety. It includes an introduction to the nature of anxiety and stress and a complete self-help programme with monitoring sheets based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The following websites may offer useful further information on anxiety disorders: www.social-anxiety.org.uk www.stress.org.uk www.triumphoverphobia.com
Call Number: 616.85 KEN
Publication Date: 2022-04-05
Embracing the Fear by Judith Bemis; Amr BarradaA compassionate look into managing anxiety disorders, simple phobias, panic disorders, and agoraphobia,Embracing the Fear offers effective techniques in visualization, meditation, and inner-dialogue. The book and audiocassette (sold separately) help us accept and change panic and avoidance responses, and assist us in identifying anxiety triggers.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.85223 BEM
Publication Date: 1994-04-21
Free Yourself from Anxiety by Emma Fletcher; Martha LangleyThis book will enable you to free yourself from the crippling effects of anxiety and to go on to a happier and more fulfilled life. The authors describe simple self-help techniques and practical tips derived from years of helping people with anxiety problems. This book enables the reader to: assess what changes you need to make; create a personal recovery programme; set realistic goals and work towards them; change unhelpful ways of thinking and take back control of your life.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 616.8522 FLE
Publication Date: 2009
Anxiety and Panic Attacks by Robert W. Handly; Pauline NeffNow, at last, there's a simple, easy-to-follow method for reducing the anxiety and panic attacks that feel like they are taking over your life. Developed by a renowned stress management consultant who has been there himself, you will discover the simple five-step prgram that will help you, conquer fear, reduce or eliminate anxiety, end stress-related illness, and change bad habits, and more--all without drugs or expensive therapy.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 152.419 HAN
Publication Date: 1987
Panic Attacks: What They Are, Why the Happen, and What You Can Do about Them [2016 Revised Edition] by Christine InghamThe bible for people who experience panic-attacks, this new edition, released in 2016, has been updated to include the latest research findings. 'Panic Attacks became my bible. It explained how to face up to attacks and deal with them ... I carried it around in my bag, left a copy in my desk draw at work, and dipped into a chapter before I went to sleep. Miraculously, it seemed to do the trick.' SUNDAY TIMES, STYLE SECTION. This authoritative guide explains what panic attacks are, why they happen, and what every reader can do to empower themselves and regain control over their panic. Containing a helpfully broad range of topics including: * What to do during an attack * What's happening during an attack * Self-help to prevent attacks from developing * Updated research on diet, neurotransmitters, pH balance and how these impinge on panic attacks * Lifestyle, therapies and complementary therapies * Useful 'Summary' box at the end of each chapter Panic Attacks is consistently straightforward, informative and reassuring.