This is the most enjoyable book you will ever read about dealing with stress and anxiety!
Written by experts, Release Your Worries is just the tool you need to help you take control of your anxieties. Comprehensive yet accessible, it examines the nature of stress and anxiety before going on to cover a range of strategies and approaches for dealing with them. The authors recognise that every individual is different, and authors have drawn on simple yet effective techniques from a range of the most up-to-date psychological approaches, including:
* Cognitive Behavioural Therapy * Narrative Therapy * Relaxation Therapy and Hypnotherapy * Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) * Constructive Living * Mindfulness-based strategies Case studies illustrate key points, while exercises are included to guide you on the path to nurturing mind, body and spirit. The issue of medication is addressed and the importance of a healthy lifestyle is highlighted. With its clear, down-to-earth approach, Release Your Worries will enable you to start making a positive difference in your life immediately.
Dr Cate Howell
, Dr Michele Murphy
Country of Publication:
Publication Date: 01 February 2011
Introduction -- 1. All about stress and anxiety -- 2. Take action - one step at a time -- 3. How to reduce your stress bucket -- 4. The tricks and traps of stress and anxiety -- 5. Avoiding avoidance -- 6. Struggle less and sit with your feelings -- 7. Stories that help -- 8. Relationships, acceptance and compassion -- 9. Bringing it all together -- 10. The end of this journey, but not the end of the story -- Further resources -- Bibliography -- Endnotes -- Index.
Dr Cate Howell is a general practitioner specialising in mental health and counselling for the past sixteen years. She has a consultancy with Dr Michele Murphy, which provides professional and workplace training. In addition, she is lecturer at the University of Adelaide in mental health primary care and grief and palliative care, as well as the manager of the Adelaide North East Division of General Practice, and consultant to the Adelaide to Outback Training Program. She is a past president of the Australian College of Psychological Medicine. Dr Michele Murphy is a clinical psychologist working in private practice. She also lectures for the University of Adelaide and is a consultant psychologist with the Adelaide North East Division of General Practice. Michele currently provides individual and group therapy while also training and supervising psychology students at Masters level.