Transforming Generalized Anxiety: An Emotion Focused Approach examines an approach to treating generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) which attempts to uncover the deeper, underlying emotional experiences that clients are afraid of. It also demonstrates how these painful experiences can be transformed in therapy into a form of emotional resilience by generating experiences of self-compassion and healthy, boundary setting, protective anger. Though most of the literature on treating GAD is dominated by Cognitive Behavior Therapy, this book presents emotion-focused therapy as an alternative treatment of this condition. The emotional resilience this particular approach instils serves as a resource when encountering triggers of emotional vulnerability, but also decreases the client’s need to avoid hitherto feared triggers and the emotional experiences they bring. Developed in a series of research studies, and illustrated with reference to case examples, this book offers a practical, theoretically informed, evidence based guide, to conducting therapy with clients. Using clinical material, and applying the outcome of a series of research studies, Transforming Generalized Anxiety will equip psychotherapists and counsellors with the means to help GAD clients transform core painful experiences into a sense of empowerment and inner confidence.
This practical guide walks mental health practitioners through the conception and treatment of generalized anxiety disorder from an emotion-focused therapy perspective. Foundational concepts and therapeutic exercises are described alongside illustrative case dialogues.
This influential volume provides a comprehensive introduction to emotionally focused therapy (EFT): its theoretical foundations, techniques, and clinical practice. EFT is a structured approach to couple therapy that integrates intrapsychic and interpersonal perspectives to help couples create new, more satisfying interactional patterns. Since the original publication of this book, EFT has been implemented and tested with growing numbers of couples in a wide range of settings. The authors, who codeveloped the approach, illuminate the power of emotional experience in relationships and in the process of therapeutic change. The book is richly illustrated with case examples and session transcripts.
Emotion-focused therapy is a research-informed psychological therapy that to date has mainly been studied in the context of depression, trauma and couple distress. The evidence suggests that this therapy has a lasting and transformative effect. Ladislav Timulak presents EFT as a particular therapeutic approach that addresses psychological human suffering, offering a view that puts more emphasis on attending to the distress, rather than avoiding or suppressing it. Focusing on the latest developments in EFT, Transforming Emotional Pain in Psychotherapy presents a theory of human suffering and a model of therapy that addresses that suffering. The model of suffering assumes that the experienced emotional pain is a response to an injury that prevents or violates the fulfilment of the basic human needs of being loved, safe, and acknowledged. This book focuses on a particular way of transforming emotional pain in psychotherapy through: helping the client to tolerate the pain; assisting the client to identify the core of the difficult emotional experiences; identifying the needs connected to the core pain which are unmet or being violated, and responding (with compassion and protective anger) to the underlying needs of the client that transforms the original pain. Transforming Emotional Pain in Psychotherapy provides an account of how emotional pain can be conceptualised and how it can be addressed in therapy. It provides practical tips for therapists working with emotional pain and shows how it can then be made more bearable and transformed allowing the client to be more sensitive to the pain of others, and to seek support when needed. This book will be essential reading for clinical and counselling psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors in practice and training, as well as for fully qualified professionals undergoing further training in EFT.
A Revolutionary Approach to Treating Anxiety Disorders This much-anticipated book is the first how-to guide to offer a detailed and practical application of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to the treatment of persons suffering from any of the broad class of anxiety disorders. In a lucid and readable style, the book brings to life the ACT approach to alleviating human suffering. The book provides clear and flexible, session-by-session guidelines for applying and integrating acceptance, mindfulness, and value-guided behavior change methods into a powerful and effective anxiety treatment approach. It offers strategies that work to remove barriers to change and foster meaningful movement forward. Theoretical information in the book is supported by detailed examples of individual therapy sessions, worksheets, and experiential exercises-as well as new assessment measures that make learning and teaching these techniques easy and engaging. The book comes with a CD-ROM that includes easily reproducible electronic versions of these materials.
Shows how to identify the most powerful negative emotions such as depression, anger, worry and fear and transform them into hope, compassion and courage to achieve complete emotional freedom. Reprint. A best-selling book.
"In Learning Process-Experiential Therapy: The Process-Experiential Approach to Change, the originators of process-experiential therapy describe in detail the various tasks and techniques of this theoretically grounded, empirically supported humanistic therapy, while emphasizing the importance of the therapeutic relationship. The authors, Robert Elliott, Jeanne C. Watson, Rhonda N. Goldman, and Leslie S. Greenberg, well-respected scholars and leading figures in the field, discuss theory, case formulation, treatment, and research in a way that makes this complex form of therapy accessible to all readers. Particularly valuable are their careful moment-to-moment exchanges in extended case examples, which show the reader how deliberate and skillful use of these techniques can bring about change. This informative book will be of great practical value to therapists and students learning process-experiential therapy as well as to those who teach this mode of psychotherapy."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The Perfect Antidote to Anxiety Feelings of anxiety can sap your energy, joy, and vitality. But now the scientists at the Institute of HeartMath® have adapted their revolutionary techniques into a fast and simple program that you can use to break free from anxiety once and for all. At the core of the HeartMath method is the idea that our thoughts and emotions affect our heart rhythms. By focusing on positive feelings such as appreciation, care, or compassion, you can create coherence in these rhythms-with amazing results. Using the HeartMath method, you'll learn to engage your heart to bring your emotions, body, and mind into balance. Relief from anxiety, optimal health, and high performance all day long will follow. (HeartMath® is a registered trademark of the Institute of HeartMath.)
In the last decade, tremendous progress has been made in understanding and addressing generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), a prevalent yet long-neglected syndrome associated with substantial functional impairment and reduced life satisfaction. This comprehensive, empirically based volume brings together leading authorities to review the breadth of current knowledge on the phenomenology, etiology, pathological mechanisms, diagnosis, and treatment of GAD. Provided are psychological and neurobiological models of the disorder that combine cutting-edge research and clinical expertise. Assessment strategies are detailed and promising intervention approaches described in depth, including cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic, and pharmacological therapies. Also covered are special issues in the treatment of GAD in children, adolescents, and older adults.
Transforming Performance Anxiety Treatment: Using Cognitive Hypnotherapy and EMDR offers a much needed and different approach to this issue, using two psychodynamic therapies which work to bring about rapid and long-lasting change. Using nine reflexive case studies, the author examines two little used interventions, cognitive hypnotherapy (CH) and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR). The basic theories of cognitive anxiety and the emotions that underpin this condition are explored. The principles and protocols of cognitive hypnotherapy and EMDR are explained, and how these psychodynamic therapies are adapted to effect permanent change. The first book to examine these treatments for this condition, Transforming Performance Anxiety Treatment will be of interest for practitioners, therapists in training, as well as educators, professionals, and therapists working within competitive sports.
Unlock anxiety's powerful gifts! It's time to break free from the tight grip of anxiety and live the life you've always wanted. The Four Gifts of Anxiety shows you how to tap into the power of your anxiety and reveal its gifts of resiliency, hope, empathy, and purpose. Filled with exercises, meditations, and reflection prompts, this book teaches you how to access these positive attributes and the inner strengths that have been hiding behind your symptoms. Each chapter illuminates your gifts and helps you better understand your anxious feelings, so that you can take charge of any situation rather than fearing your future. By viewing your worries in this new and empowering perspective, you will find peace and be able to embrace the person you were meant to be. Complete with real-life stories from others who transformed their outlook, The Four Gifts of Anxiety helps you develop a healthier way of thinking, harness your inner power, and finally reclaim your life.
Corrective experiences in psychotherapy / Louis G. Castonguay and Clara E. Hill -- Corrective experience; a core principle for therapeutic change / Marvin R. Goldfried -- Corrective emotional experiences from a psychodynamic perspective / Brian A. Sharpless and Jacques P. Barber -- Corrective emotional experience; a relational perspective and critique / Christopher Christian [et. al.] -- A cognitive behavioral perspective on corrective experiences / Adele M. Hayes [et. al.] -- Corrective experience from a humanistic-experiential perspective / Leslie S. Greenberg and Robert Elliott -- Corrective (emotional) experience in person-centered therapy: Carl Rogers and Gloria Redux / Barry A. Farber, [et. al.] -- An expectancy-based approach to facilitating corrective experiences in psychotherapy / Michael J. Constantino and Henny A. Westra -- Corrective experiences: what can we learn from different models and research in basic psychology / Franz Caspar and Thomas Berger -- Clients' perspectives on corrective experiences in psychotherapy / Laurie Heatherington [et. al.] -- Corrective relational experiences : client perspectives / Sarah Knox [et. al.] -- Relational events in acceptance and commitment therapy for three clients with Anorexia Nervosa : what is corrective / Margit I. Berman [et.al.] -- Corrective experiences in cognitive behavior and interpersonal-emotional processing therapies: a qualitative analysis of a single case / Louis G. Catonguay [et. al.] -- Varieties of corrective experiencing in context: a study of contrasts / Timothy Anderson [et. al.] -- The stream of corrective experiences in action : big bang and constant dripping / Martin Grosse Holtforth and Christoph Fluckiger -- Corrective relational experiences in supervision / Nicholas Ladany[et. al.] -- Corrective experiences in psychotherapy: definitions, process, consequences, and research directions / Clara E. Hill [et. al.].
This book describes how practitioners of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) can help clients access their own emotions, engage emotions productively, and create narratives to make sense of their experiences.
"Timulak's aims, to clarify research and its value for practice, and to alert people to its 'limitations and potential misuse', have certainly been achieved. This book deserves a place in every professional library and I recommend it to anyone who is interested in understanding more about research" - Therapy Today, May 2009 'An authoritative text, providing a first-rate outline of the specific methods that counselling and psychotherapy researchers use, and illustrated through a wealth of examples' - Professor Mick Cooper, Senior Lecturer in Counselling, University of Strathclyde 'The content is comprehensive and covers the full range of knowledge and information that a trainee psychologist/psychotherapy researcher would want to have... It offers a general overview of psychotherapy research methods and their logic which is not duplicated in any book that I know of' - Georgia Lepper, Senior Lecturer in Psychotherapy, University of Kent Research in Psychotherapy and Counselling is a guide to methods used in studying the outcomes and processes of therapy. Introducing a range of methodologies which are used internationally, the author describes different research designs and illustrates them through examples of actual studies. Presenting the findings from key studies, he clearly demonstrates the usefulness of the research in therapeutic practice. Research in Psychotherapy and Counselling is ideal for researchers and for students on courses in counselling, psychotherapy, clinical and counselling psychology and psychiatry. Ladislav Timulak is course director of the MSc in Counselling Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin. He previously worked at the University of Trnava, Slovakia, and has extensive practical experience in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, as well as experience in conducting psychotherapy training.
You're late to a meeting and caught in traffic. Your toddler is screaming and your in-laws just showed up. You're about to give an important presentation but you've misplaced your notes—and you're beginning to panic. We all find ourselves in situations that stir up anxiety. And for many of us, our fear and worry have reached debilitating levels. How can we stay balanced and live up to our potential when fear and anxiety seem so easily to get the best of us? According to Dr. Friedemann Schaub, the answer lies in the subconscious mind—the source of our most challenging emotions and the key to the wisdom they offer. The Fear and Anxiety Solution presents Dr. Schaub's breakthrough and empowerment program for learning to understand, direct, and utilize the subconscious mind as our greatest ally on the path to health and wholeness. The processes and tools of each chapter will show you how to consciously work with your subconscious mind to pinpoint and understand the root causes and deeper meanings of your fear and anxiety, release emotional blocks from the past, and “shine more of who you truly are out into the world.” Through step-by-step guidance, Dr. Schaub explains how to transform fear and anxiety into healing catalysts that lead to greater confidence, self-worth, and success, as he illuminates: The five principles for change—awareness, flexibility, choice, actualization, and readjustment How to address inner conflicts, stored emotions, and limiting beliefs—the three subconscious root causes of fear and anxiety A five-step process for effectively eliminating negative self-talk and mind-racing How to manage “free-floating anxiety” The Parts Reintegration Process, a powerful method for peace of mind, increased energy, and improved health The Pattern Resolution Process for releasing subconsciously stored fear and anxiety How to replace your old anxiety-driven identity with a new foundation of self-empowerment at the cellular level “The more unresolved fear and anxiety you've stored in your subconscious, the more untapped potential awaits you,” explains Dr. Schaub. With The Fear and Anxiety Solution, now you have the tools to change faster and perform better in every aspect of your life through the power of conscious-subconscious collaboration. The Fear and Anxiety Solution is the 2012 Independent Publisher Award Gold Medal Winner and the USA Best-Book Award Winner in the category best new-self-help book. “The Fear and Anxiety Solution is beautifully written and loaded with the truth that can free you from the adverse effects of fear and anxiety. I highly recommend this book!" —Christiane Northrup, MD, physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause “This book is so much more than a solution for fear and anxiety. It will educate you, guide you, empower you, and heal you. Dr. Schaub has uniquely blended the current wisdom on the subconscious power of the mind-body-spirit connection, and how to use it in daily empowerment practices that will transform your life for the better. His strategies truly represent a breakthrough process for using your subconscious mind for healing and empowerment. I highly recommend it to my patients, medical residents, and colleagues. And I recommend it to you.” —Steven Gurgevich, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine “This book can help you to abandon your past and achieve your potential. We are created with the potential to heal our wounds but we must be ready to step forward, practice, participate in the process, and not live with the fear and anxiety of failure. If you are ready, the coach has appeared. Show up for practice by reading and learning what this practical and wise book has to offer.” —Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Faith, Hope, and Healing and A Book of Miracles
Discover the True Source of Excessive Anxiety— And How You Can Stop It! Do new situations give you heart palpitations, knots in your stomach and shortness of breath? Are you so worried about what others think that you avoid new activities for fear of looking foolish? Do you agonize about making the right decision and then second-guess the ones you make? Do you have a pervasive feeling that "something's" just not right? If so, then noted author, therapist and former anxiety sufferer Rex Briggs can help free you from your fears with this step-by-step program. You'll discover: why anxiety is not a disease to be controlled, but a mes senger to be heeded; how normal anxiety differs from excessive anxiety; why unresolved shame could be a driving force behind your fears; how to deal with unrealistic expectations of yourself and others; how to set realistic goals and boundaries and see yourself as a valuable person; how to harness anger constructively in relationships; plus, much more . . . By sharing his personal triumph over excessive anxiety, as well as his clients' successes, author Rex Briggs offers you the confidence and the tools you need to reclaim your life.
Everyone feels anxious from time to time, and worry is a natural part of life. But it is all too common to allow concerns about our health, our security, our relationships or our place in the world to become a negative cycle and a burden. Anxiety gets called GAD when the worry is repetitive, becomes associated with a variety of emotional and physical symptoms, and begins to impact upon our ability to enjoy life. If these problems sound familiar to you, this book will provide you with practical help to deal with and overcome the problem. By picking this book up you've taken the first stride. Now, using the STEP system - a structured, CBT-based approach that delivers both support and proven techniques for beating anxiety - you can begin to transform your daily life. Written by an expert team with many years of clinical experience, this book will help you get a better understanding of your anxiety and what keeps it going, tackle negative thoughts and behaviour, and progress to a healthier, happier outlook - without fear of setbacks or relapse. ABOUT THE SERIES Everyone feels overwhelmed sometimes. When that happens, you need clarity of thought and practical advice to progress beyond the problem. The How To Deal With series provides structured, CBT-based solutions from health professionals and top experts to help you deal with issues thoroughly, once and for all. Short, easy to read, and very reassuring, these books are your first step on a pathway to a happier future. They are perfect for self-directed use and are designed so that medical professionals can prescribe them to patients.
The newly updated workbook companion for putting the top anxiety management techniques into practice. Brimming with exercises, worksheets, tips, and tools, this how-to workbook expands on the top 10 anxiety-busting strategies from The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques. Step by step, it demonstrates how to put the best targeted methods and brain-based skills to work to alleviate your symptoms and manage your day-to-day anxiety.
The bestselling author of Hold Me Tight presents a revolutionary new understanding of why and how we love, based on cutting-edge research. Every day, we hear of relationships failing and questions of whether humans are meant to be monogamous. LOVE SENSE presents new scientific evidence that tells us that humans are meant to mate for life. Dr. Johnson explains that romantic love is an attachment bond, just like that between mother and child, and shows us how to develop our "love sense"--our ability to develop long-lasting relationships. Love is not the least bit illogical or random, but actually an ordered and wise recipe for survival. LOVE SENSE covers the three stages of a relationship and how to best weather them; the intelligence of emotions and the logic of love; the physical and psychological benefits of secure love; and much more. Based on groundbreaking research, LOVE SENSE will change the way we think about love.
What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Anxiety Disorders is an integrated and practical approach to treating anxiety disorders for general psychotherapists. What is new and exciting is its focus on changing a patient’s relationship to anxiety in order to enable enduring recovery rather than merely offering a menu of techniques for controlling symptoms. Neither a CBT manual nor an academic text nor a self-help book, What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Anxiety Disorders offers page after page of key insights into ways to help patients suffering from phobias, panic attacks, unwanted intrusive thoughts, compulsions and worries. The authors offer a rich array of therapist-patient vignettes, case examples, stories, and metaphors that will complement the work of trainees and experienced clinicians of every orientation. Readers will come away from the book with a new framework for understanding some of the most frustrating clinical challenges in anxiety disorders, including "reassurance junkies," endless obsessional loops, and the paradoxical effects of effort.