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Author Tompkins, Michael A.

Title Anxiety and avoidance : a universal treatment for anxiety, panic, and fear / Michael A. Tompkins, PhD.

Publication Info. Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  616.8522 T59A    Check Shelf
Description 172 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Series A New Harbinger self-help workbook
New Harbinger self-help workbook.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-172).
Note "A single therapy for overcoming the roots of anxiety and fear. Based on proven techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness and acceptance therapies"--Cover.
Summary "Do you suffer from panic, anxiety, and fear in your day-to-day life? Do you often avoid social situations, activities like driving, or even going to the store because of a fear of being overwhelmed or triggering a panic attack? You might be interested to know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorders in the United States. In Anxiety and Avoidance, psychologist and anxiety disorder expert Michael Tompkins presents a universal protocol to help you cope with anxiety, panic, and fear, regardless of your particular mental health diagnosis. This universal protocol is based on David H. Barlow's "unified protocol," and is a cognitive behavioral approach. Tompkins also draws on mindfulness-based therapies such as acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) that have been used successfully in the treatment of anxiety disorders for years. The book includes present-moment awareness (mindfulness) techniques, motivational tools for overcoming experiential avoidance, and cognitive tools for reframing anxiety and fear. In addition, you will learn how to use your personal values as a vehicle for lasting change. While most anxiety treatments have focused on symptom reduction, this book teaches you the skills needed to better handle the underlying emotional reactions that lead to anxiety and panic in the first place. If you are ready to stop avoiding situations that cause you to panic and get back to living a full life, this book is a powerful resource that can help you make a lasting change using an innovative, transdiagnostic approach"-- Provided by publisher.
"In Anxiety and Avoidance, psychologist and anxiety disorder expert Michael A. Tompkins presents a universal, transdianostic approach for helping readers cope with anxiety, panic, and fear using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness treatments. This book includes mindfulness strategies, motivational tips, and cognitive tools for reframing anxiety and fear so readers can get back to living their lives"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Anxiety -- Treatment.
Panic disorders -- Treatment.
Cognitive therapy.
Anxiety -- therapy.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Panic Disorder -- therapy.
ISBN 9781608826698 paperback
1608826694 paperback
9781608826704 (pdf e-book)
9781608826711 (epub)
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