April 1, 1994
April 1, 1994
A compassionate look into managing anxiety disorders, simple phobias, panic disorders, and agoraphobia, Embracing the Fear offers effective techniques in visualization, meditation, and inner-dialogue. The book and audiocassette (sold separately) help us accept and change panic and avoidance responses, and assist us in identifying anxiety triggers.
When sudden and unreasonable sweating, hyper-ventilation, dizziness, nervousness, and/or nausea occur in a normal situations (such as driving, going shopping, even getting a haircut) then one is having a panic attack, and should get help. This book from the Hazelden Foundation shows how to employ a cognitive (non-medicinal) approach to the problem. The idea is to deal with the anxiety by recognizing and accepting what is happening. In learning to talk about it with others, to recognize the symptoms for what they are, and to develop a positive, nurturing inner dialogue, one can overcome the problem, or at least reduce it. The authors share a lot of great advice about what to tell oneself at the onset of an attack, and they also devote sections to dealing with common "trigger" situations, such as flying, going to concerts, parties, job interviews, and even just walking around in public. For anyone who has ever suffered from these feelings (about eight per cent of the population) this book is here to offer comfort and solutions.
- Online Item #: 11977747
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-7568
- ISBN: 9780894869716
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported