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When Panic Attacks: A New Drug-free Therapy to Beat Chronic Shyness, Anxiety and Phobias

When Panic Attacks: A New Drug-free Therapy to Beat Chronic Shyness, Anxiety and Phobias

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By (author) David D. Burns

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  • Publisher: VERMILION
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 216mm x 34mm | 487g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0091929601
  • ISBN 13: 9780091929602
  • Sales rank: 138,758

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'I just know this plane is going to run into turbulence and crash'. 'My mind will go blank when I give my presentation at work and everyone will think I'm an idiot'. 'Why am I so shy and insecure? I'm such a loser'. We all know what it's like to feel anxious, worried or panicky. If any of these thoughts sound familiar, you can change the way you feel. "When Panic Attacks" will give you the ammunition to quickly defeat any kind of anxiety, including chronic worrying, shyness, public speaking anxiety, test anxiety and phobias without lengthy therapy or prescription drugs. Bestselling author and behavioural psychiatrist Dr David Burns will teach you 40 powerful new anti-anxiety techniques and show you how to select methods that will work for you. The goal is not just feeling a bit better, but complete recovery. All you need is a little courage and the techniques in this book.

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Dr David Burns is the author of five books including the bestselling Feeling Good and Feeling Good Together. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and has served as Visiting Scholar at Harvard Medical School. In February 2008 Dr Burns and Feeling Good were featured on the BBC's Imagine series (first episode).

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"Another masterpiece from the author who helped millions help themselves" Henny Westra, PhD, associate professor and director of the York University Anxiety Research Clinic "...lays out exactly what readers need to do to feel better" Jacqueline B Persons, PhD, director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy "Few truly great books on psychotherapy have been published, and this is one of them" Albert Ellis, PhD, bestselling author of A Guide to Rational Living

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One in four Americans has unhealthy anxiety--that's over 73 million people. What have we turned to? Pills. Have they helped? The numbers say no. David Burns, M.D., knows what nobody else does: traditional therapy and drugs don't cure anxiety. But revolutionary new cognitive behavior therapies do, and Burns has developed clinically proven techniques. The road to a cure begins with discovering the stories we tell ourselves that make us worry--"If I'm late for the meeting I'll be fired and never find another job"; " "There's no way on earth this plane can stay in the air." Burns provides an arsenal of techniques for exposing the lies and proving them wrong. Here you'll find: -Methods for uncovering the sophisticated lies we tell ourselves that make us worry -A cost/benefit analysis, for figuring out what you get--good and bad--out of hanging on to hangups and phobias -Playful ways to test the lie that's making you afraid The good news is that the techniques in his Anxiety Toolkit take 60 seconds to work. This is an indispensable guide for anyone who's spent sleepless nights imagining a workplace disaster, dreading a plane trip or public speaking engagement, or fretting about the safety of a loved one.