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The 10 best-ever anxiety management techniques : understanding how your brain makes you anxious & what you can do to change it /
Margaret Wehrenberg.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : W.W. Norton, c2008.
description
xx, 232 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0393705560 (pbk.), 9780393705560 (pbk.)
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imprint
New York : W.W. Norton, c2008.
isbn
0393705560 (pbk.)
9780393705560 (pbk.)
abstract
A stress-management handbook profiles three main types of anxiety disorders while counseling patients for whom medication is not a best choice, in a resource that explains the science behind anxiety and shares practical strategies for overcoming stress-related difficulties.
catalogue key
8265595
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-223) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice and a popular public speaker. She is also the author of The Anxious Brain
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2008-08-07:
Verdict: This is an accessible, well-written resource for anyone struggling with what can be a debilitation disease. Recommended for all public libraries and for universities supporting the helping professions. Background: Licensed clinical psychologist Wehrenberg (The Anxious Brain) aims to help the estimated 40 million Americans who suffer from anxiety disorders (e.g., panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder). Readers are presented with the ten techniques that the author has found work best in controlling and overcoming anxiety. These straight-forward, doable methods include self-talk, cognitive control, relaxation, and breathing exercises. Tips aside, there is excellent scientific information about how the brain functions in relation to anxiety. Wehrenberg asserts that people with anxiety disorder have the power to change how their brains work without medication.--Mary E. Jones, Los Angeles P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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"[A] thoroughly 'user friendly' instructional guide....is a 'must-read' for anyone suffering from a condition of chronic anxiety whether it is a low-level condition or a traumatically crippling one."
[A] thoroughly 'user friendly' instructional guide'¦.is a 'must-read' for anyone suffering from a condition of chronic anxiety whether it is a low-level condition or a traumatically crippling one.
[A] thoroughly 'user friendly' instructional guide….is a 'must-read' for anyone suffering from a condition of chronic anxiety whether it is a low-level condition or a traumatically crippling one.
[A] thoroughly user friendly " instructional guide .is a must-read " for anyone suffering from a condition of chronic anxiety whether it is a low-level condition or a traumatically crippling one.
[O]ffers thorough explanations of the many facets of anxiety conditions and ways to cope with them .Presenting anxiety as a manageable prevalent, and treatable in a variety of ways offers a true sense of comfort to those afflicted.
[O]ffers thorough explanations of the many facets of anxiety conditions and ways to cope with them'¦.Presenting anxiety as a manageable prevalent, and treatable in a variety of ways offers a true sense of comfort to those afflicted.
[O]ffers thorough explanations of the many facets of anxiety conditions and ways to cope with them….Presenting anxiety as a manageable prevalent, and treatable in a variety of ways offers a true sense of comfort to those afflicted.
"[O]ffers thorough explanations of the many facets of anxiety conditions and ways to cope with them....Presenting anxiety as manageable, prevalent, and treatable in a variety of ways offers a true sense of comfort to those afflicted."
[O]ffers thorough explanations of the many facets of anxiety conditions and ways to cope with them….Presenting anxiety as manageable, prevalent, and treatable in a variety of ways offers a true sense of comfort to those afflicted.
This book offers the key to unlocking the complex biochemistry of your brain, and reversing your anxiety-inducing habits. Dr. Wehrenberg has done the work to create the right learning environment and organize the needed tools. Follow her lead and your body and mind will thank you with the peace and quiet you deserve.
"This excellent book brings Dr. Wehrenberg's expert knowledge and clinical wisdom to anxiety sufferers with clarity and compassion. Comprehensive and easy to read, she emphasizes the role the brain plays in anxiety, and more importantly, how one can then 'use the brain to change the brain.' This practical, mind-body focus will be immensely helpful to those who are tormented by anxiety. I recommend it with enthusiasm!"
This excellent book brings Dr. Wehrenberg "s expert knowledge and clinical wisdom to anxiety sufferers with clarity and compassion. Comprehensive and easy to read, she emphasizes the role the brain plays in anxiety, and more importantly, how one can then use the brain to change the brain. " This practical, mind-body focus will be immensely helpful to those who are tormented by anxiety. I recommend it with enthusiasm!
This excellent book brings Dr. Wehrenberg's expert knowledge and clinical wisdom to anxiety sufferers with clarity and compassion. Comprehensive and easy to read, she emphasizes the role the brain plays in anxiety, and more importantly, how one can then 'use the brain to change the brain.' This practical, mind-body focus will be immensely helpful to those who are tormented by anxiety. I recommend it with enthusiasm!
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
Addressing physical, emotional and behavioural symptoms, this title draws on basic brain science to hightlight ten anxiety-defeating techniques.
Main Description
Anxiety disorders--grouped into three main categories: panic, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety--are among the most common and pervasive mental health complaints. From the subtlest effect of sweaty palms during a work presentation to more the more severe symptom of reclusion, anxiety casts a wide net. Medication, once considered the treatment of choice, is losing favor as more and more sufferers complain of unpleasant side effects and its temporary, quick-fix nature. Now, thanks to a flood of fresh neurobiology research and insights into the anatomy of our anxious brain, effective, practical strategies have emerged allowing us to manage day-to-day anxiety on our own. Addressing physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms, Wehrenberg, a leading mental health clinician, draws on basic brain science to highlight the top 10 anxiety-defeating tips. Everything from breathing techniques and mindful awareness to cognitive control and self-talk are included--all guaranteed to out-kick your anxious thoughts.
Main Description
Anxiety disorders-grouped into three main categories: panic, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety-are among the most common and pervasive mental health complaints. From the subtlest effect of sweaty palms during a work presentation to more the more severe symptom of reclusion, anxiety casts a wide net.Medication, once considered the treatment of choice, is losing favor as more and more sufferers complain of unpleasant side effects and its temporary, quick-fix nature. Now, thanks to a flood of fresh neurobiology research and insights into the anatomy of our anxious brain, effective, practical strategies have emerged allowing us to manage day-to-day anxiety on our own.Addressing physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms, Wehrenberg, a leading mental health clinician, draws on basic brain science to highlight the top 10 anxiety-defeating tips. Everything from breathing techniques and mindful awareness to cognitive control and self-talk are included-all guaranteed to out-kick your anxious thoughts.
Main Description
Anxiety disorders-grouped into three main categories: panic, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety-are among the most common and pervasive mental health complaints. From the subtlest effect of sweaty palms during a work presentation to the more severe symptom of reclusion, anxiety casts a wide net. Medication, once considered the treatment of choice, is losing favor as more and more sufferers complain of unpleasant side effects and its temporary, quick-fix nature. Now, thanks to a flood of fresh neurobiology research and insights into the anatomy of the anxious brain, effective, practical strategies have emerged allowing us to manage day-to-day anxiety on our own. Addressing physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms, Margaret Wehrenberg, a leading mental health clinician, draws on basic brain science to highlight the top ten anxiety-defeating tips. Everything from breathing techniques and mindful awareness to cognitive control and self-talk are included-all guaranteed to evict your anxious thoughts.
Main Description
A strategy-filled handbook to understand, manage, and conquer your own stress. Anxiety disorders-grouped into three main categories: panic, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety-are among the most common and pervasive mental health complaints. From the subtlest effect of sweaty palms during a work presentation to the more severe symptom of reclusion, anxiety casts a wide net. Medication, once considered the treatment of choice, is losing favor as more and more sufferers complain of unpleasant side effects and its temporary, quick-fix nature. Now, thanks to a flood of fresh neurobiology research and insights into the anatomy of the anxious brain, effective, practical strategies have emerged allowing us to manage day-to-day anxiety on our own. Addressing physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms, Margaret Wehrenberg, a leading mental health clinician, draws on basic brain science to highlight the top ten anxiety-defeating tips. Everything from breathing techniques and mindful awareness to cognitive control and self-talk are included-all guaranteed to evict your anxious thoughts.
Main Description
Do you feel a tightness in your chest and a racing heart anytime you have to speak up for yourself, whether in a large group or small? Does the very idea that others could perceive you as looking uncomfortable or frightened make these symptoms even worse? Do you vigilantly avoid potential panic triggers, and always think the worst is bound happen?
Unpaid Annotation
A stress-management handbook profiles three main types of anxiety disorders while counseling patients for whom medication is not a best choice, in a resource that explains the science behind anxiety and shares practical strategies for overcoming stress-related difficulties.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: What You Can Do About Your Anxious Brainp. xiii
Understanding Your Brain
How Your Brain Makes You Anxiousp. 3
Managing Your Brain With Medicationp. 22
Managing the Anxious Body
Technique #1: Change Your Intakep. 35
Technique #2: Breathep. 50
Technique #3: Practice Mindfulness With Shifting Awarenessp. 62
Technique #4: Relaxp. 70
Managing the Anxious Mind
Technique #5: Stop Catastrophizingp. 97
Technique #6: Stop Anxious Thoughtsp. 112
Technique #7: Contain Your Worryp. 127
Technique #8: Talk Yourself Into Changing Behaviorp. 150
Managing Anxious Behavior
Technique #9: Control TMA (Too Much Activity)p. 169
Technique #10: Implement a Plan and Practicep. 194
Recommended Reading & Resourcesp. 213
Referencesp. 219
Indexp. 225
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