Controlling Anxiety
without Drugs

Recommended Books
Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks by R. Reid Wilson, Ph.D.
Dr. Wilson's book will help to dispel much of the fear and confusion that often accompany panic attacks. Part 1 is packed with much-needed but hard-to-come-by information that will help the panic sufferer identify the components of his or her particular problem. In part 2, Dr. Wilson presents tools and techniques for overcoming panic disorders and phobias. Correctly emphasizing the loss of self-confidence that is so much a part of these problems, Dr. Wilson maps a path toward more independent functioning. Part 3 provides clarity on three major issues: medications for anxiety disorders, overcoming fear of speaking and other social anxieties, and conquering the fear of flying.
Overcoming Panic, Anxiety and Phobias: New Strategies to Free Yourself from Worry and Fear by Shirley Babior, LCSW, MFCC and Carol Goldman, LICSW
Panic attacks are terrifying experiences that seem to strike suddenly and from nowhere! The sensations can be so extreme that you think your life is in danger, the feelings so painful that you dread, maybe more than anything else, having them happen again. Many people who suffer from stress and worry do not experience panic attacks. If this is true of you, instead of the acute, overpowering fear associated with panic, you may be chronically anxious, continually worrying about the future events -- including the possibility that you might be even more anxious later than you are now! Many people struggle every day with panic and anxiety, but others face their terror only in specific situations. If you fear flying, public speaking, or small enclosed places, you may be able to function quite well when not confronted with those situations. No matter what your stresses or disorder, Overcoming Panic, Anxiety and Phobias will provide you with a variety of coping skills which can be used whenever pressure increases beyond what is comfortable and healthy for you.
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness by Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
In his pioneering new book, Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Dr. Amen explains how you can "optimize" your brain to achieve your fullest potential. Using state-of-the-art brain imaging technology, Dr. Amen has spent the last decade helping thousands of patients understand how the way their brains are wired can affect their thoughts and emotions. He explains which brain systems are associated with particular problems, gives detailed checklists to help you pinpoint your problems, and offers specific yet simple "brain prescriptions" (cognitive exercises, nutrition medication, and more) to help actually enhance brain function and heal each problem. When your brain doesn't work right, you can't work right. With its easy-to-follow program and compelling evidence that you can actually retrain your brain to work more optimally, this breakthrough book will help you make lasting changes.
Self-Coaching: How to Heal Anxiety and Depression by Joseph J. Luciani, Ph.D.
You can feel better, starting right now! Whether you're anxious or depressed, this innovative book will teach you how to change your way of thinking and improve your life. Using the revolutionary concept of Self-coaching, you'll follow simple steps that will help you overcome the thought patterns that lead to anxiety and depression. As you achieve a positive outlook, you'll learn how to maintain balance, clarity, and spontaneity each and every day at home, at work, and in all your relationships.
Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart by Mark Epstein, M.D.
An intimate guide to self-acceptance and discovery that offers a Buddhist perspective on wholeness within the framework of a Western understanding of self.
Reinventing Your Life: How to Break Free from Negative Life Patterns by Jeffrey E. Young, Ph.D., and Janet S. Klosko, Ph.D.
Are you caught in a "Lifetrap"? Are you drawn into relationships with people who are cold to you, misunderstand you, or use you? Are you afraid of showing people who you really are, because they might reject you? Do you put the needs of others above your own, so your own needs are never met? Do you start to panic when someone you love leaves--or threatens to? Do you feel anxious a lot of the time about natural disasters, losing all of your money, getting AIDS, or being in a plane crash? Do you feel inadequate compared to people around you? Do you find that no matter how successful you are, you still feel unhappy, unfulfilled, or undeserving? Do you sacrifice relaxation and fun because you're always trying to do your best? Let two of America's leading psychologists show you how to free yourself from these destructive "lifetraps" with exciting, breakthrough techniques that can transform you life!
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns, M.D.
In clear, simple language, Feeling Good outlines a drug-free cure for anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other "black holes" of depression. The amazing, scientifically proven techniques described by eminent psychiatrist David D. Burns, M.D., will show you what you can do immediately to lift your spirits and develop a positive outlook on life.



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