Publications

MANAGING OCD WITH CBT FOR DUMMIES

Are you suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? You′re not alone. Whether you′ve tried countless treatments or are seeking help for the first time, this expert, accessible guide is your beacon of hope for breaking the chains of this crippling disorder. Managing OCD with CBT For Dummies uses mindfulness–based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to eradicate OCD from your day–to–day life. Through clear and sensitive direction, you′ll find out how to identify and correct negative thought patterns, confront your problems with positive solutions and recognise the power of cognitive thinking.

Once a term only used by psychologists and counselors, CBT is now in common use and has become the preferred treatment method for a variety of psychological issues, including anxiety and depression, self–esteem, eating disorders, addiction, and many others. If you′re planning on trying it on its own or in conjunction with other types of therapies, you′ll be heartened to know that a staggering 75% of people with OCD are significantly helped by CBT which is why it remains the treatment of choice for tackling the disorder by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

  • Demonstrates how CBT encourages new thinking patterns to combat destructive thought tendencies
  • Explains the causes and symptoms of OCD
  • Shows you how to use CBT to modify everyday thoughts and behaviours with the aim of positively influencing your emotions
  • Illustrates the importance of facing your fears and offers positive strategies on exposure therapy

There′s no need to let OCD continue to control your life. This how–to guide helps you break down the negative patterns that have been keeping you hostage and allows you to build a positive future free of the hold of OCD.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR FOR DUMMIES

Once the province of mental health professionals, CBT (or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) has gained wide acceptance as the treatment of choice for anyone looking to overcome anxiety, manage anger, beat an addiction, lose weight or simply gain a new outlook on life.

Written by two CBT therapists, this bestselling guide helps you apply the principles of CBT in your everyday life-allowing you to spot errors in your thinking; tackle toxic thoughts; refocus and retrain your awareness; and finally, stand up to and become free of the fear, depression, anger, and obsessions that have been plaguing you.

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OVERCOMING OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER

Are you plagued by a recurring thought or idea that just won’t go away, feel the need to wash your hands repeatedly, to hoard things, or to repeatedly check that all appliances in the house have been turned off before you leave?These are just some of the common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (or OCD), a condition that that causes distress to hundreds of thousands of people.

Cognitive behavorial therapy has been clinically proven to significantly reduce these and other symptoms in the majority of cases. With this step by step approach you can learn how to break free from the destructive cycle of obsessive behavior and regain control of your life.

This book: Shows you how to reduce the distress caused by disturbing thoughts, images and urges; Helps you face fears and troubling situations; Reduces and gradually helps you overcome compulsions; Offers advice on how partners, relatives and friends can help.

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OVERCOMING HEALTH ANXIETY

How you can stop worrying about your health and enjoy life. Many of us have a tendency to worry unnecessarily about our health. For some the anxiety becomes chronic, and they may spend many hours checking for symptoms, seeking reassurance from others, surfing the internet for information about different diseases, or repeatedly visiting the doctor.

It is distressing for them and for everyone around them. In fact, health anxiety can be very successfully treated with cognitive behavioral therapy – the approach taken in this self-help guide. Using a structured, step-by-step approach the authors explain how the problem develops, how to recognize what feeds it and how to develop effective methods of dealing with it.

Accessible and reassuring Includes questionnaires, case studies and exercises Includes specific help for dealing with fear of death and fear of vomiting Based on proven CBT techniques Praise for Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: ‘[Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder] is an affordable and highly recommended read.’

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COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY FOR DUMMIES [ABRIDGED] [AUDIO CD]

CBT is a hugely popular self help technique, which teaches you how to break free from destructive or negative behaviours and make positive changes to both your thoughts and actions.

This audiobook contains: An effective and sympathetic introduction to this NHS–endorsed therapeutic treatment. The latest advice on how CBT can help with anxiety, depression and post–traumatic stress disorder. Help with identifying unhealthy modes of thinking.

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MANAGE YOUR MOOD: USING BEHAVIOURAL ACTIVATION TECHNIQUES TO OVERCOME DEPRESSION

It is recognised by the World Health Organisation as one of the Top 10 most disabling health conditions. Behavioural Activation, a therapy developed from CBT, is an effective new technique in managing depression and ideally suited to self-help.

By analysing, challenging and changing behaviours such as avoidance, ruminating and excessive worrying, the sufferer can gradually reinforce their positive experiences and decrease the behaviour which reinforces their depression. This title includes worksheets and practical problem-solving techniques.

It adopts a step-by-step approach to analysing and changing behaviours. It includes an explanation of depression and associated behaviours and case studies. It is written by leading clinicians in the field.

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BOOSTING SELF-ESTEEM FOR DUMMIES

Boosting Self–Esteem for Dummies Learn to: Leave behind negative modes of thinking Understand the psychology of self–esteem Use a variety of effective techniques to build self–esteem for a happier and healthier life.

Give yourself a boost with cognitive behavioural therapy Cognitive behavioural therapists Rethink your self–image and be comfortable in your own skin Fact: even individuals who radiate confidence on the outside can still have low self–esteem.

Whether you′re someone who puts on a front or a shy, retiring type who frets about what other people think, this practical guide can help you to conquer insecurities, get assertive and let your inner strength shine through. So what are you waiting for?

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CBT JOURNAL FOR DUMMIES

Keep track of the progress you′re making with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a hugely popular self–help technique that teaches you how to break free from destructive or negative behaviours and make positive changes to both your thoughts and your actions.

CBT Journal For Dummies offers a guided space for you to keep a record of your progress, used in conjunction with either CBT For Dummies and/or alongside consultation with a therapist. This book features an introduction to CBT, followed by a guided 100–day journal.

Each chapter focuses on a new CBT technique, with information on how to use the journal space and assessment advice. Topics covered include; establishing the link between thoughts and feelings; preventing ′all or nothing′ thinking; turning mountains into molehills; focusing on the present; using emotional reasoning; avoiding over–generalising; thinking flexibly; keeping an open mind; assessing the positives; coping with frustration; tackling toxic thoughts; naming your emotions; comparing healthy and unhealthy emotions; working through worry; defining your core beliefs; adopting positive principles; and much more.

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OVERCOMING BODY IMAGE PROBLEMS INCLUDING BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER

Many people occasionally suffer from a negative body self-image but, for an increasing number of people, this can turn into a more serious preoccupation. One per cent of the population will develop Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), a condition characterised by severe preoccupation with a perceived physical defect.

Body image problems can cause significant distress and can lead to further problems such as anxiety, eating disorders and social phobia. It has long been recognised that negative body image problems are a factor in the onset and maintenance of many eating disorders. However, they can be successfully treated with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Praise for Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the Overcoming series: ‘[Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder] is an affordable and highly recommended read.’

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TAKING CONTROL OF OCD: INSPIRATIONAL STORIES OF HOPE AND RECOVERY

OCD affects between 1 and 2 per cent of the UK population, causing terrible distress to hundreds of thousands. A serious mental illness, it affects people in different ways from well-known rituals such as obsessive hand-washing and checking, to lesser known symptoms such as disturbing intrusive thoughts and hoarding.

Those affected typically suffer for a number of years before seeking help and receiving professional treatment. Selected by Dr David Veale and Rob Willson, authors of self-help guide Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the first person accounts contained in this collection reflect a broad range of experiences of those with OCD. Brave and uplifting, these real life stories provide not only reassurance, but also an inspiration to others to seek help and overcome their illness.

Includes two chapters written by Dr David Veale and Rob Willson explaining the causes of OCD and how to overcome it.

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COGNITIVE BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY WORKBOOK FOR DUMMIES

CBT is a proven and effective approach to mastering your thoughts, and here the authors of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies show you step-by-step how to put the lessons of their book into practice.

Inside you’ll find a huge number of hands-on exercises and techniques to help you remove roadblocks to change – whether you’re seeking to overcome anxiety and depression, boost self-esteem, lose weight, beat addiction or simply improve your outlook in your professional and personal life – and regain control over your life.

 

Rhena Branch and Rob Willson are CBT therapists at the Priory Clinic in London, and the authors of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies.

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BUILD A BETTER LIFE BOX SET FOR DUMMIES

The fastest, most affordable route to personal growth, fulfillment, and achieving your life goals

Everybody wants to grow, develop, achieve personal ambitions, and create the life that they desire. Personal Development Box Set For Dummies features three bestselling personal growth titles in an attractive, value–priced set. These no–nonsense, jargon–free guides put you on the fast track to confronting your issues and meeting your goals and ambitions with a minimum of fuss.

 

This essential collection for people who want to help themselves but don′t know where to start is packed with effective methods and techniques for overcoming emotional or behavioral problems, transforming negative thoughts into positive action, and taking the reins and steering your life in a more meaningful direction.

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