Aaron Gillies (who you'll know as @TechnicallyRon on Twitter) offers tips on coping with anxiety in this witty self-help guide.
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In a personal and amusing style, he explains what it feels like to have anxiety and how important it is to realise that you are not alone.
He also gives advice on safeguarding against personal vulnerabilities and highlights the tools that can help including medication, therapy, CBT and other coping techniques.
Faisal Abdalla, Mr PMA himself, is a personal trainer to stars including Ellie Goulding and also a Nike master trainer. In this how-to guide, he highlights his three golden rules to looking and feeling great - diet, fitness and a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA).
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Following his infectious advice will help you get the body you want and also find a more positive outlook - in just 14 days. Accompanied by step-by-step photographs, Faisal explains how small steps can lead to big changes.
He showcases structured exercise routines for the body and mind and reveals how to make healthy versions of so many of your favourite foods - including an Itsa pizza pitta and nutritious fish and chips.
In today's always switched-on world, it's easy to forget how beneficial a break away from everything can be to your health and mindset. Danielle Marchant's book is one that will help you press pause before life does it for you...
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With today's technology, we are never able to fully leave the office and fear of missing out means we're always rushing from one thing to the next. Pause is a book that encourages you to put yourself and your feelings first. It will help you learn to say no and embrace doing the things that make you feel good.
It's packed with exercises that will ground you, help you breathe deeper and settle many worries and anxieties. By following these tips, you will be able to experience all the joys, pains and twists and turns of life the way they were intended.
Brighten up every day of the year by taking inspiration from the quotes, actions and achievable goals featured in this delightful and inspiring little book.
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Although happiness can seem elusive at times, this book will encourage you to focus on all those little things that can make a huge impact. Split into a day-by-day basis, it's the perfect book for you to dip into when you need a pick-me up.
Among the suggestions are to dance, listen and volunteer and the quotes come from the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Aristotle and A.A. Milne.
This DK guide to psychology will help you understand more about the science behind how the human mind works and how people think and act in different situations.
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It's packed with clear, striking visuals that make the inner-workings of the brain easy to understand and also contains information on why humans get anxious and paranoid, as well as the treatments for these issues (CBT, psychoanalysis and therapy).
A brilliant book for students and those who just have an interest in how the mind works, this detailed book offers easy-to-follow overviews of the likes of behaviourism, cognitive psychology and humanism. It will also help you understand why psychology plays a huge role in various aspects of our lives.
Like the Danish term hygge, the Swedish lagom has no equivalent in the English language but can be loosely translated as 'not too little, not too much, just right'. This book shows you how to love the lagom way of life.
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Sweden is one of the happiest nations on Earth and it's widely believed it comes from the Viking term 'laget om', which was said when mugs of mead were passed around in a circle so everyone just had a sip. A liberating concept that praises the idea that anything more than 'just enough' is a waste of time, lagom is also inspired by the core belief of responsibility and common good.
By following the lagom way of life, you can live happier, reduce your environmental impact, improve your work-life balance and free your home from clutter. It also encourages you to enjoy good food the Swedish way and cherish your loved ones.
McFly and McBusted drummer (and former Strictly champion) Harry Judd reveals how keeping fit can be beneficial to your mental health in this inspiring read. It's part a memoir where he looks back at the lessons he's learned during his career and part a fitness plan that will help you feel more positive.
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Harry explains how despite all his successes, including 19 hit singles, he has been prone to anxiety and other mental health issues and this book has been designed to inspire people (especially men) to find the help they need - be it through exercise or in another way. He explains all the health-boosting benefits of exercise and dance and shows how these can improve your mood.
Suitable for all ages and all genders and ideal for the family to work through together, there's something for everyone in the exercises in this book and none of the solutions require expensive kits. Harry's approach to better mental health is fast, fun and free. The fitness solutions have all been thoroughly researched and are designed to transform the way you feel.
We could all do with a little more kindness in our lives and this beautifully illustrated gift book finds Jaime Thurston (the founder of charity 52 Lives) explaining how much of a big difference a small act of kindness can make.
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It uses the voices of those who the charity has helped to offer 52 simple actions that anyone can do to spread kindness and positivity. It explains how being kind can also have a huge effect on your own happiness as well as those who you help.
Inspiring people to live a more connected and fulfilling life, this book is also packed with inspirational quotes and plenty of personal stories to inspire you. Among the suggestions it makes are: Be a Seat Vigilante
Be Kind to Unkind People
Lend Your Ear
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'Open is surely set to become THE must-have manual for young women navigating the often-tempestuous waters of their teenage years' - LoveReading4Kids
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Radio 1's resident agony aunt and popular television personality Gemma Cairney provides honest advice about the big, bad and beautiful elements of growing up in Open: A Toolkit for How Magic and Messed Up Life Can Be.
From mental health to family issues and the perils and joys of first love, she covers a range of issues with frankness and understanding. Gemma draws on both her own life experiences and the insight she has gained as an agony aunt to provide comfort to teens (aged 14 plus) who are finding life difficult.
Alongside her practical advice are tips from experts and a series of appealing illustrations, all presented in a refreshing journal style. There is even space for readers to note down their own thoughts and solutions to life's big questions.
This book provides open and honest advice on a range of important and mature issues including mental health, sex and abuse.
We believe it is a must-have for mature teens but please read beforehand if you have any concerns about its suitability.
Do you overthink before taking action? Are you prone to making negative predictions? Do you worry about the worst that could happen? Do you take negative feedback very hard? Are you self-critical? Does anything less than perfect performance feel like failure? If any of these issues resonate with you, you're probably suffering from some degree of anxiety, and you're not alone. The good news: while reducing your anxiety level to zero isn't possible or useful (anxiety can actually be helpful!), you can learn to successfully manage symptoms - such as excessive rumination, hesitation, fear of criticism and paralysing perfection. In The Anxiety Toolkit, Dr Alice Boyes translates powerful, evidence-based tools used in therapy clinics into tips and tricks you can employ in everyday life. Whether you have an anxiety disorder, or are just anxiety-prone by nature, you'll discover how anxiety works, strategies to help you cope with common anxiety 'stuck' points and a confidence that - anxious or not - you have all the tools you need to succeed in life and work.
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Understand, overcome and break free from worry and anxiety Bestselling personal development author, Gill Hasson is back and this time she's here to help with something that affects everyone at some point in their life, Anxiety. Worries and anxieties are familiar to us all. Worrying can be helpful when it prompts you to take action and solve a problem but unrelenting doubts, fears, and negative possibilities can dominate your mind, affect your ability to manage your everyday life and wellbeing, your sleep and appetite, your social life, and your ability to concentrate. But it doesn't need to be like this, there are ways that you can manage this spiral of unhelpful thoughts and difficult feelings. Overcoming Anxiety explains how to manage anxiety and stop it from taking over; it teaches you the skills you need to lead a more peaceful, stress-free life. Overcoming Anxiety: * Provides practical strategies and techniques to manage your anxiety * Discusses how to break free from negative cycles and move forward in a positive way * Contains real-life examples from anxiety sufferers * Explores what it takes to handle immediate anxiety events and longer term, low-level background' anxiety and worry About the Author Gill Hasson is the bestselling author of the Mindfulness Pocketbook, Mindfulness, How to Deal with Difficult People and Emotional Intelligence. Gill teaches adult education courses in personal development and is an Associate Tutor for the University of Sussex where she teaches career, personal development and academic study skills. Gill is also a freelance journalist and writes articles on personal development and relationships for a variety of magazines, including Psychologies and Take A Break, and for a number of websites.
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Are you ready to nourish your body with nutrition and heal your relationship with food? Nutritionist and health blogger Jessica Sepel understands the dangers of dieting and overexercising from her own experience. Years of study and personal and clinical practice have taught her how to heal her difficult relationship with food, and find a gentler path, not just for herself but for her patients and many online followers. Jessica believes great health starts with positive lifestyle changes such as more sleep, less stress and a better connection with those we love. But mostly it's about the food. She shows how we can eat with a sense of deep peace and enjoyment by choosing the foods that will nourish our bodies. She recommends whole foods, simply prepared. She explains why what we eat has such a strong effect on our mood, and shows us how to choose and prepare food that will create happiness rather than stress. With meal plans, expert advice on the nutritional value of different ingredients and over 120 delicious, nurturing recipes, this book will help you finally find the freedom to truly enjoy good food and great health.
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Most parenting books focus on changing a child's behaviour, but the truth is that children only change when their relationship with their parents changes. In Calm Parents, Happy Kids, Dr Laura Markham introduces an approach to parenting that eliminates threats, power struggles and manipulation, in favour of setting limits with empathy and communication. Bringing together the latest research in brain development with a focus on emotional awareness (for both parents and children), it will appeal to all parents who don't want to force their children into compliance and lose their temper, but want to keep calm and help their children want to behave.
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This is a highly respectable and authoritative self-help guide on all the anxiety disorders: generalised anxiety disorder, health anxiety, panic, phobias, social anxiety, OCD. Edited by three leading CBT clinicians in the UK, this comprehensive guide offers individual CBT-based treatments for a wide range of anxiety problems. Each individual treatment reflects current the treatment in the UK for that anxiety disorder and is written by the clinician responsible for developing that treatment in the first place. Contributors include: Lars-Goran Ost (phobias); Dr Gillian Butler (social phobia - Gillian is the author of "Overcoming Social Anxiety & Shyness"); Anke Ehlers & Jennifer Wild (PTSD); Nick Grey & David M. Clark (panic disorder); Heather Hadjistavropoulos (health anxiety); Kevin Meares & Mark Freeston (Generalised Anxiety Disorder); and Roz Shafran & Adam Radomsky (OCD). It is an ideal resource not only for those experiencing anxiety problems, but CBT therapists and IAPT workers.
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In this title, Dale clearly explains how you can alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and depression by changing the way you eat. He unpicks the physiology and anatomy of anxiety and depression to show how diet can beneficially affect the hormones that alter mood. And don't think, in order to improve how you feel from day to day that you will be eating salad and tofu for ever. On the contrary, if starting your day with a Toasted muffin with smoked salmon, spinach and hollandaise sounds good, then this is the diet for you. Or try a sinus- (and mind-) clearing Salmon, avocado and wasabi wrap for lunch. A fabulous Thai-style seafood noodle soup or fish pie will also help you maintain a healthy mindset, while Chocolate crunch pots will put a smile on your face as it also works to help relieve your symptoms.
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Worry affects everyone and descends with ease upon work, money, family life and relationships. This book offers practical strategies for breaking out of this destructive habit, before it breaks you. Dale Carnegie shows how worry has been conquered by thousands, some famous, but most just ordinary people, and offers practical suggestions for leading a more positive and enjoyable life. Worry-free tips include: fundamental facts you should know about worry - a magic formula for solving worry situations - how to eliminate fifty per cent of your business worries - seven ways to cultivate a mental attitude that will bring you peace and happiness - how to keep from worrying about criticism - six ways to prevent fatigue and worry - personal tips from those who have conquered worry. Try his methods today and this book could change the way of your future.
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A book and CD package, Mindfulness presents a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion - from Oxford University psychologist Professor Mark Williams and the 2014 BMA Medical Book Award-winning Dr Danny Penman.
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Based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), the book walks readers through a straightforward form of mindfulness meditation: a method clinically proven to be as effective as drugs for treating depression. And in the book, the methods are honed for those who are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the frantic world we live in.
Focusing on promoting joy and peace rather than simply banishing unhappiness, Mindfulness is precisely focused to help ordinary people to be happier and more confident while reducing anxiety, stress and irritability - and reveals the secrets of lifelong happiness.
Dr. Patrizia Collard's The Little Book of Mindfulness shows you how taking just 10 minutes out a day can lead to less stress and more peace.
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The practices are easy to follow and will leave you feeling so much more fulfilled. This book is packed with gorgeous illustrations and will help you relax.
The epidemic of stress, anxiety and depression that is sweeping the Western world is accompanied by huge social, economic and personal costs. This accessible and groundbreaking book is designed to help sufferers, their families and health professionals. The authors, both former sufferers, argue that the medical profession's current approach is not working. They dispel the fear and prejudice surrounding mental illness and present a new, effective programme for dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. They describe the successes that they and others have achieved through new treatment methods. You will discover your risk factors and how to reduce them, how mental health problems can be diagnosed more effectively and how to ensure the best possible treatment. They go on to present the 10 lifestyle factors that affect the likelihood of developing anxiety and depression, and reveal the 10 food factors that can improve mental well-being. BEATING STRESS, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION is essential reading for sufferers and their families.
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During the adolescent years, teens learn to grow more independent of their parents and families and focus instead on social development. But millions of teens with social anxiety and shyness would much rather bypass this critical stage. Shy teens may want to break out of their shell but feel uncertain how to do so, or may be anxious about being judged by their peers. "The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens" offers a complete program based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for helping teens break free from social anxiety and stop worrying about what others think. This book helps teens come to see that painful emotions, such as embarrassment, are inevitable and survivable. The comic-strip-style illustrations, exercises, and worksheets in this book address all aspects of social anxiety, from missing out on high school dances to going to job interviews. It also includes help for teens who have anxiety about blushing in public and speaking up in class.
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"Mastering Anxiety" is a major step forward in the way we understand and deal with a wide range of anxiety disorders - from phobias to post traumatic stress. Based on the human givens approach to psychotherapy, it contains science-based insights into human behaviour, our needs and the ways in which we get those needs met that will help you overcome a wide range of anxiety-led behaviours and take back control of your life. Down-to-earth and easy-to-read, this book gives clear advice and practical steps for anyone wanting to conquer their own over-anxious behaviour - whatever it is - or help others overcome theirs. Full of practical techniques for learning how to relax, it also teaches you how to avoid "black and white thinking" and gives examples of how to change your perspective on something you fear, to reframe your thinking and trick your brain into not making the inevitable catastrophic 'pattern match' which causes your anxiety. And encouraging case studies, covering all kinds of anxious or phobic behaviour show you how others have successfully mastered their anxiety. "The Human Givens Approach" series was launched in October 2004 with How to lift depression...fast. This immediately became a bestseller and has consistently ranked as the topselling book on depression on Amazon since its launch. In May 2005, "Freedom from Addiction" was published to critical acclaim. Each book in the series explores a recognised psychological or behavioural problem and shows in clear, non-jargonistic language how to treat it effectively with psychological interventions. Future titles will cover: anger, psychosis, disturbed children, self-harming, obesity, workplace stress, antisocial behaviour, ageing, disability and saving families.
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"The Rough Guide to Mindfulness" is the ultimate introduction to this highly effective antidote to stress, anxiety and depression, and will help you find balance and peace in a world which moves at an ever more frenzied pace. Written by two leading practitioners, this guide clearly explains all the basics of mindfulness from breathing techniques to self-awareness and meditation. It outlines a short foundational course linked to free audio downloads of guided meditations, including the Body Scan meditation. The book also gives plenty of guidance on how to integrate the practice at work and home, avoid distractions and really live in the present. It highlights the latest findings from health experts and scientists on the benefits, and shows how you can continue your mindfulness journey. "The Rough Guide to Mindfulness" gives you all the necessary tools to find your way to a more peaceful existence, as well as boosting energy, confidence and self-control.
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This is the New York Times bestseller. As recently as thirty-five years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnostic category. Today, it is the most common form of officially classified mental illness. Scott Stossel gracefully guides us across the terrain of an affliction that is pervasive yet too often misunderstood. Drawing on his own long-standing battle with anxiety, Stossel presents an astonishing history, at once intimate and authoritative, of the efforts to understand the condition from medical, cultural, philosophical and experiential perspectives. He ranges from the earliest medical reports of Galen and Hippocrates, through later observations by Robert Burton and Soren Kierkegaard, to the investigations by great nineteenth-century scientists, such as Charles Darwin, William James and Sigmund Freud, as they began to explore its sources and causes, to the latest research by neuroscientists and geneticists. Stossel reports on famous individuals who struggled with anxiety, as well as the afflicted generations of his own family. His portrait of anxiety reveals not only the emotion's myriad manifestations and the anguish it produces, but also the countless psychotherapies, medications and other (often outlandish) treatments that have been developed to counteract it. Stossel vividly depicts anxiety's human toll - its crippling impact, its devastating power to paralyse - while at the same time exploring how those who suffer from it find ways to manage and control it. My Age of Anxiety is learned and empathetic, humorous and inspirational, offering the reader great insight into the biological, cultural and environmental factors that contribute to the affliction.
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More and more of us are suffering from the stresses and strains of modern life. Mindfulness is an increasingly popular discipline that can not only help alleviate the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression brought on by the pressures of our daily existence but can actually bring calm, joy and happiness into our lives. In The Little Book of Mindfulness Elizabeth Linley, herself a practitioner for over 30 years, has gathered together a seminal collection of over 150 techniques, tips, exercises, advice and guided meditations that will enable people at every level to follow the breath, still the mind and relax the body, whilst generating and boosting a feeling of well-being and contentment that will permeate every aspect of everyday life. The perfect little gift to bring lasting happiness and peace for friends and family.
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