Overcoming Health Anxiety

Teaches readers cognitive-behavioral techniques for overcoming hypochondriasis and health-related fears. Original.

Author: Katherine M. B. Owens

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781572248380

Category: Psychology

Page: 158

View: 698

Teaches readers cognitive-behavioral techniques for overcoming hypochondriasis and health-related fears. Original.

Overcoming Health Anxiety

It is distressing for them and for everyone around them. In fact, health anxiety can be very successfully treated with cognitive behavioural therapy - the approach taken in this self-help guide.

Author: David Veale

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849014205

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 986

Stop worrying about your health and enjoy life. Many of us have a tendency to worry unnecessarily about our health. This can be worse in a time of global panic about pandemics. For some, the anxiety becomes chronic, and they may spend many hours checking for symptoms, seeking reassurance from others, surfing the internet for information about different diseases, or repeatedly visiting the doctor. It is distressing for them and for everyone around them. In fact, health anxiety can be very successfully treated with cognitive behavioural therapy - the approach taken in this self-help guide. Using a structured, step-by-step approach, the authors explain how the problem develops, how to recognise what feeds it and how to develop effective methods of dealing with it. - Includes questionnaires, case studies and exercises - Based on proven CBT techniques - Includes a chapter on fear of death and fear of vomiting

Overcoming Health Anxiety

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that ...

Author: Katherine Owens

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 160882473X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 168

View: 659

If you experience troubling symptoms, it’s only natural to worry about your health. But if your anxiety persists even after doctors tell you they can find nothing wrong, it may be hurting you more than it helps. You might research medical conditions on the internet, exercise constantly, or check your body for signs of disease, all the while growing more and more consumed by worry. And that worry has consequences of its own—the never-ending cycle of anxiety can all but destroy your quality of life. If you’re ready to stop being overly preoccupied with fears about your health, Overcoming Health Anxiety offers an evidence-based approach called cognitive behavioral therapy to help you get started. You’ll learn the difference between people with health anxiety and hypochondriacs, find the root of your health anxiety, and challenge illness-related thoughts. In time, you’ll drastically reduce your fears and enjoy a life free from recurring health-related worries. This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

Treating Health Anxiety and Fear of Death

Treating Health Anxiety offers the professional reader not only an understanding of this condition, but also an easily implemented cognitive behavioral program for reducing fear of illness, overcoming fear of death, and getting more ...

Author: Patricia Furer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387351450

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 155

Contemporary culture includes a high awareness of personal and global health hazards. Many people may feel some anxiety in this regard, but some develop an unbearable sense of dread that prevents them from functioning. Treating Health Anxiety gives prescribing and non-prescribing clinicians, as well as the counselors and social workers who encounter the problem, the tools to reduce both the fears and the medical costs that so often accompany them.

Overcoming Health Anxiety

It is distressing for them and for everyone around them. In fact, health anxiety can be very successfully treated with cognitive behavioral therapy - the approach taken in this self - help guide.

Author: Rob Willson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780369304766

Category:

Page: 436

View: 782

Many of us have a tendency to worry unnecessarily about our health. For some the anxiety becomes chronic, and they may spend many hours checking for symptoms, seeking reassurance from others, surfing the internet for information about different diseases, or repeatedly visiting the doctor. It is distressing for them and for everyone around them. In fact, health anxiety can be very successfully treated with cognitive behavioral therapy - the approach taken in this self - help guide. Using a structured, step - by - step approach the authors explain how the problem develops, how to recognize what feeds it and how to develop effective methods of dealing with it.

Freedom from Health Anxiety

If you’re ready to trade endless hours of online self-diagnosis (Goodbye, Dr. Google!) for a life filled with a genuine appreciation for each moment, this book will show you the way.

Author: Karen Lynn Cassiday

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1684039061

Category: Self-Help

Page: 200

View: 569

Discover essential skills to liberate yourself from persistent anxiety about your health. Are you constantly worrying about your health, or the health of a loved one? Do you frequently check yourself for lumps, bumps, tingling, or pain? Do you find yourself endlessly looking up symptoms on the internet? Perhaps you find yourself asking others for reassurance or validation that you’re okay, obsessing over health scares in the media, or monitoring your blood pressure on an hourly basis? No matter how your health anxiety manifests, it can be a crippling psychological burden. Endlessly ruminating about illness and death can affect all aspects of life—at home, work, school, as well as the doctor’s office. And if you’re obsessing over the health of a loved one, that can put tremendous pressure on the relationship. In Freedom from Health Anxiety, nationally recognized anxiety expert Karen Lynn Cassiday teaches you skills to conquer health anxiety, once and for all. You’ll learn to switch from focusing on worst-case scenarios to appreciating the joy of the present moment—regardless of health status. Using a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), positive psychology, and the author’s “learned inhibition” model, you’ll finally acquire the tools you need to take charge of your fear and break the cycle of stressing over your—or your loved one’s—well-being. You’ll also learn effective methods for tolerating health uncertainty, getting in touch with your body’s cues, and rediscovering the pleasure of the present. It’s time to find freedom from the obsessive fears that stand between you and true happiness. If you’re ready to trade endless hours of online self-diagnosis (Goodbye, Dr. Google!) for a life filled with a genuine appreciation for each moment, this book will show you the way.

Overcoming Hypochondria Journal

This book has plenty of blank pages to use to track moods, write down your thoughts and generally promote self-care, expression, mental health and mindfulness.

Author: Betterlifedesigns

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781691098361

Category:

Page: 110

View: 640

HYPOCHONDRIA MANAGEMENT JOURNAL suitable for people suffering with health anxiety. Makes a beautifully thoughtful gift for someone who suffers from health anxiety, or buy it as a gift to yourself if you are looking for a book to help write down your thoughts, supplement your therapy, overcome your hypochondria, track your 'episodes' and triggers and use as a tool in your self-care This book includes anxiety and mood tracker pages where you can create weekly graphs - keeping on top of your overall anxiety and external stress is very important when it comes to dealing with hypochondria. There are anxiety worksheets and symptom logs to help identify triggering situations (e.g. aches and pains) and work through them (a great supplement to your therapy sessions) along with morning/afternoon/evening anxiety scales to see if certain times of the day are triggers (going to school, work, going to sleep etc). There are also places to log your self-care and anxiety management e.g. exercise and medications - this helps you see if these cause a reduction in your hypochondria and anxiety. There are also beautiful quotes in the interior with illustrations. There are gratitude prompts which can help refocus thoughts on bad days from what makes life difficult to the things that make life great. This book has plenty of blank pages to use to track moods, write down your thoughts and generally promote self-care, expression, mental health and mindfulness. ANXIETY vs MOOD CHART this book contains anxiety and mood trackers to help identify triggers, patterns (what is improving your hypochondria e.g. medication, mindfulness vs what hurts your mental health like work stress) and assist with anxiety management. HEALTH ANXIETY SYMPTOM LOG & WORKSHEET this symptom tracker for your hypochondria and worksheet is a great supplement to therapy and helps you systematically go through your health anxiety symptoms and your thinking and promotes you coming up with solutions and logging progress over time. INSPIRING QUOTES that help sufferers of anxiety get over feelings such as guilt, irrational fears and isolation and instead inspire self-acceptance. MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS EXERCISES to use during daily life to promote calm and self-care. GRATITUDE PROMPTS including "what is your favourite body part?", "when is gratitude important?" to help refocus negative thought patterns. 108 PAGES of high quality paper with helpful prompts, lovely illustrations (you can colour in!), quotes, exercises and lined journal pages. HIGH QUALITY GLOSSY COVER with a beautiful design. Check out my other books for more designs. Buy Today!

Treating Health Anxiety and Fear of Death

Treating Health Anxiety offers the professional reader not only an understanding of this condition, but also an easily implemented cognitive behavioral program for reducing fear of illness, overcoming fear of death, and getting more ...

Author: Patricia Furer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780387514659

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 650

Contemporary culture includes a high awareness of personal and global health hazards. Many people may feel some anxiety in this regard, but some develop an unbearable sense of dread that prevents them from functioning. Treating Health Anxiety gives prescribing and non-prescribing clinicians, as well as the counselors and social workers who encounter the problem, the tools to reduce both the fears and the medical costs that so often accompany them.

Conquering Anxiety

Based on the Speakmans' unique coaching method this book provides the key to eliminating anxiety.

Author: Nik Speakman

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1841883220

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 675

'I've seen their work first hand when it came to my own fear of flying - they are a great team' HOLLY WILLOUGHBY The Speakmans' powerful and life-changing guide to conquering anxiety and living a more positive life. The world's leading life-change therapists, the Speakmans, share a passion to help people lead happier and less inhibited lives. Their intellectual curiosity guided them through years of extensive research into behaviourism and conditioning, which led to the creation of their groundbreaking behavioural change therapy known as 'Schema Conditioning'. Based on the Speakmans' unique coaching method this book provides the key to eliminating anxiety. If you suffer from generalised anxiety, panic attacks or feel abnormally anxious about certain things, the Speakmans show you that you can overcome these conditions successfully and enjoy a healthy, carefree life.

Treating Health Anxiety

8 Treatment Engagement Strategies How can cognitive - behavioral therapists introduce their health - anxious patients ... Providing strategies for overcoming health anxiety , such as exposure and response prevention , is premature when ...

Author: Steven Taylor

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572309982

Category: Psychology

Page: 326

View: 356

Grounded in current theory and treatment research, this highly practical book presents a comprehensive framework for assessing and treating health anxiety, including full-blown and milder (subclinical) forms of hypochondriasis. The current state of knowledge about these prevalent and costly problems is reviewed, and assessment methods and empirically supported treatments described. Clear, step-by-step recommendations are provided for engaging patients or clients, implementing carefully planned cognitive and behavioral interventions, and troubleshooting potential pitfalls. Important advances in pharmacotherapy for persons with health anxiety disorders are also discussed. Enhancing the utility of this clinician- and student-friendly resource are numerous case examples and sample dialogues, quick-reference tables and boxed material, and over 20 reproducible handouts and assessment forms.