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A practical guide to overcoming fears, from the daredevil who has walked on a tightrope across Times Square and the Grand Canyon. Nik Wallenda is the face of the Flying Wallendas, the famous circus family known for performing crazy feats without safety nets. Nik is also known for his daring televised tightrope walks, including over Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, and, in 2020, he will walk over an active volcano. Nik is a seventh-generation member of the Flying Wallendas and has been walking the wire since he took his first steps, but he had never experienced fear until a tragic accident in 2017. The eight-person pyramid he and several members of his family were practicing collapsed, and five of its members fell thirty feet to the ground. Miraculously, they all survived, but the accident changed Nik's life forever. For the first time, he felt fear, and he had to learn to get past it to get back out on the wire. Most of us will never walk a tightrope, but we face things that scare us every day. Whether putting ourselves out there socially or seeking a dream job, all of us allow anxieties and fears to hold us back. Facing Fear is a reader-centric memoir, interweaving parts of Nik's personal story of the accident and how he conquered his fear with practical advice for readers to overcome whatever fears are holding them back. This practical book will help everyday people step out in faith and trust that God will hold them steady, even when they're afraid.
Make Every Day a Little EasierAffirmations of self-love to brighten your day: Fans of Kate Allan and her colorful, inspirational illustrations will treasure this collection of daily affirmations of self-love. She draws from her own experiences with anxiety and depression to create therapeutic and soothing works of art for all. Think of this card deck as a menagerie of emotional support animals to take with you anywhere-an airplane, a trip to the dentist, your first day at a new job, or anytime you need a little boost of cheer and encouragement. Give the gift of uplifting affirmations: Thera-pets is a deck of 64 cute doodles that comes from the bestselling author of You Can Do All Things. Each card of positive affirmations offers you a daily moment of joy to escape from the problems so many of us face in this hectic, modern world. Inside, you'll find: Cute animal drawings to calm your mind Uplifting quotes to help you through bad days Words of wisdom and ways to find mindfulness Thera-pets: 64 Emotional Support Animal Cards is a great gift for anyone who loves How to Love Yourself Cards: A Deck of 64 Affirmations, and Affirmators! 50 Affirmation Cards to Help You Help Yourself-without the Self-Helpy-Ness.
Last Christmas I almost killed myself. Almost. I've had a lot of almosts. Never gone from almost to deed. Don't think I ever will. But it was a bad almost. Living Better is Alastair Campbell's honest, moving and life affirming account of his lifelong struggle with depression. It is an autobiographical, psychological and psychiatric study, which explores his own childhood, family and other relationships, and examines the impact of his professional and political life on himself and those around him. But it also lays bare his relentless quest to understand depression not just through his own life but through different treatments. Every bit as direct and driven, clever and candid as he is, this is a book filled with pain, but also hope -- he examines how his successes have been in part because of rather than despite his mental health problems -- and love. We all know someone with depression. There is barely a family untouched by it. We may be talking about it more than we did, back in the era of 'boys don't cry' - they did you know - and when a brave face or a stiff upper lip or a best foot forward was seen as the only way to go. But we still don't talk about it enough. There is still stigma, and shame, and taboo. There is still the feeling that admitting to being sad or anxious makes us weak. It took me years, decades even to get to this point, but I passionately believe that the reverse is true and that speaking honestly about our feelings and experiences (whether as a depressive or as the friend or relative of a depressive) is the first and best step on the road to recovery. So that is what I have tried to do here.
Whimsical Illustrations with a Powerful MessageBroaching the subject of mental health. It's not easy to discuss mental health, even though it affects everyone. We want to believe we can handle anything that comes at us, but the reality is we all have good days and bad days. Because of this, it is important to check in with our mental health. Through guided illustrations, author Kate Allan opens the door to discussion about mental health in an approachable and unassuming manner. Pep talks for any occasion. Whether you deal with social anxiety, depression, or are simply going through a rough patch, Allan is here with her friendly animals to help. Negative thoughts can keep us from reaching our full potential, not to mention hold us back from attaining happiness. This book is a source of validation and encouragement for those moments when we need a reminder of our worth. A journey to wellness. The focus of this book is personal growth, both the reader's and the author's. With her beautiful illustrations, Allan guides us through how she went from rock bottom to managing her mental health quite well. By zooming in on mindfulness and prioritizing self-care, Allan expresses how we can get through the hardships we face and come out stronger. Read Kate Allan's new book, You're Strong, Smart, and You Got This, and find... Tips for when you're feeling inadequate, overwhelmed, or down on yourself An emotional first-aid kit in the form of whimsical colors and friendly, smiling animals that heal invisible wounds and make heavy subjects easier to face Messages of hope for all ages, coming from a place of understanding and empathy If you've enjoyed reading titles such as You Can Do All Things, Loading Penguin Hugs, Kind of Coping, and Gmorning, Gnight!, then you'll love the expressions of encouragement found in You're Strong, Smart, and You Got This.
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), initiated in 2008, has made psychological therapy more accessible to those in need. This series of self-help titles is the first to be created specifically for low-intensity IAPT, and all titles follow an evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach which is the treatment of choice for depression and anxiety disorders. They are written by authors with considerable experience in the field of CBT self-help research, training and clinical practice. This book is the perfect resource for helping you beat fears and phobias, either by yourself or in conjunction with the support of an IAPT service. It is written in a friendly, engaging (and jargon-free!) style and encourages interactive reading through tables, illustrations and worksheets. Real-life case studies illustrate the use of the therapy and demonstrate how you can gradually overcome your fear of the thing that frightens you. This book will help you to understand your phobia and face your fears through graded exposure therapy.
Do you have a friend, partner, child or loved one who's suffering from anxiety? Do they need your help but you're not quite sure what to do? Are you wondering how you can best support them? At some point in our lives, many of us will witness someone we're close to experiencing anxiety, stress or anxiety-based depression. It can be challenging to see those you care about facing the challenges these conditions can cause, but there are ways that you can help. In this accessible, no-nonsense guide, clinical psychologist Lauren Callaghan provides tools, tips and strategies that you can use to help the person you love along the path to recovery. Whether your loved one has already been diagnosed, or whether you think that a loved one might be suffering but has not yet been diagnosed, there is something in here for you.
Using the principles of CBT, these 150 information pages and worksheets help adults to understand and manage symptoms of anxiety. The activities follow the framework of a typical CBT course: how it works, looking at the nature of the anxiety, linking thoughts, feelings, behaviour and physiology cycles, exploring different levels of thinking and beliefs, and identifying goals and future planning. Suitable for adults in individual or group work, this is an excellent resource to use as a standalone resource or in conjunction with professional therapy to deal with anxiety.
Inspiring. I've learned some very valuable practises from Sarah's teachings including the worry dump which I find a daily help and is part of my toolkit and I've shared with my loved ones and they have got right behind it too - Melissa Hemsley, author of 'Eat Happy' For many of us, modern life can feel overwhelming. The pressures of work, life, family and friends are coming at us from all angles, not to mention the harsh words of our own inner critic. It can be hard to find respite, peace and to press pause on our negative thoughts. Dr Sarah Vohra sees people who feel just like this in her clinic every day and now shares her tried-and-tested methods for getting life back on track, improving the way we feel and managing the low moods when they come. Her 10-week plan of simple, easy practices will cost you nothing, but has the potential to change your outlook on life for the better, for ever. Drawing on her experience as a Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Sarah Vohra explains how rediscovering your senses is the key to a calmer, happier you. The Mind Medic offers expert advice and easy-to-follow exercises on how to optimize your senses, including: * SEE: how to see beyond the negatives to reframe thought patterns * HEAR: how to create a space to listen and be listened to * SMELL: how to use your breath to calm your spiralling thoughts * FEEL: how to feel more confident * TASTE: how to eat for your mood and improve your relationship with food
Are you suffering from OCD? Do you want to learn techniques for overcoming destructive rituals or troubling thoughts? Would you like lasting strategies to help you stay free of OCD for good? This workbook provides an interactive course of CBT to tackle OCD. It doesn't just tell you how to feel better -- by using diagnostic tests, practical exercises and thought challenges, it will show you how to feel better. The coverage includes all the forms and presentations of OCD, while the exercises and support throughout will give you a feeling of real progress. Helpful sections for relatives on how to help you best will all go towards preventing future relapses and help you to regain control of your life for good. A great CBT workbook to guide towards OCD recovery - Ashley Fulwood, Chief Executive of www.OCDUK.org
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety ReliefMany of the available resources for managing anxiety are based on opinion rather than science. Dr. Craig April, founder of The April Center for Anxiety Attack Management, relies on the latter. By employing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), he helps readers break through fear for the anxiety relief they desire. Stop being anxious for nothing. Assuming the role of victim when it comes to anxiety can make us feel trapped and convince us that we have no control over getting better. However, Dr. April has found that in most of its forms, anxiety is not a mental health disorder. In fact, anxiety relief begins by facing our fears. Using a stripped-down, no-nonsense approach to anxiety, Dr. April takes CBT techniques and tackles anxiety at the root: false fear messages. Dare to heal your anxiety. Fear is a factor in all lives, whether we feel it plays a significant role in controlling us or not. Lucky for us, it is also something that can be faced. By recognizing anxiety as a result of false fear messages, we become better equipped to manage it. An expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety relief, Dr. April uses over twenty years of experience to help readers face their fears and overcome their anxiety. An indispensable book on anxiety relief for adults, you'll discover: Effective anti-anxiety methods used at The April Center for Anxiety Attack Management A non-victim approach to help you take back control and reclaim your life Tips and practical tools for healing your fears If you benefited from anxiety books like Feeling Good (David Burns), The End of Mental Illness (Daniel Amen), Anxious for Nothing (Max Lucado), or works by Louise Hay, then you'll want to read The Anxiety Getaway.