Overcoming Anxiety: From Short-Time Fixes to Long-Term Recovery

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2011 - Self-Help - 288 pages
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Through activities and case studies, Peurifoy shows sufferers how to shift their focus from the symptoms of anxiety (pounding heart, feeling of choking, dizziness, fear) to the core problems behind the anxiety (childhood trauma, stress from work, etc.) in order to create longtime freedom from anxiety.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 A New Way of Looking at Anxiety
1
Chapter 2 The Imprint of Childhood
15
Chapter 3 The Time Tunnel
31
Chapter 4 The Mystery of Emotions
47
Chapter 5 Developing Your Explanation for Why
64
Chapter 6 Basic SymptomManagement Skills
87
Chapter 7 Distorted Thinking
103
Chapter 8 Progressive Desensitization
120
Chapter 12 Two Important Quiet Messages
189
Chapter 13 Viewing Yourself in a New Way
201
Chapter 14 Final Steps
219
Appendix 1 The Main Types of Anxiety Disorders
226
Appendix 2 Guidelines for Selecting a Therapist
233
Appendix 3 How to Locate Support Groups
239
Appendix 4 How to Develop a Relaxation Response
242
Supplemental Materials
246

Chapter 9 Moving from Basic to Advanced Symptom Control
139
Chapter 10 Establishing Healthy Boundaries
153
Chapter 11 Detours along the Path to Recovery
170
Recommended Reading
248
Index
255
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Reneau Peuifoy is also the author of Anxiety, Phobias and Panic and has lectured at Anxiety Disorders Association of America's conferences.

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