Fear is a normal emotion. For some, however, fear is more extreme and disruptive than this: approximately 10 per cent of people have an anxiety disorder at any one time, only a tiny proportion of which receive appropriate psychological treatment. This book provides you with information about fear and how to cope with it, so that you can reclaim your life. Dr. Warren Mansell, a clinical psychologist and lecturer with extensive experience in research on anxiety and phobias, writes accessibly and supportively. He provides real-life examples and many easy-to-learn techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), all of which will help you develop a lasting change: learning to accept your experiences, to draw on your strengths, and to develop your personal values.
"The book offers a step-by-step way to understand anxiety, prepare for change, face fears and build on strength and values."
– Index Magazine, The (West Kent and East Sussex Edition)
‘Impressively clear, comprehensive, and practical – a treasure for those who wish to understand and treat their anxiety.’
– Daniel Freeman - Dr. Daniel Freeman, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
"A very valuable addition to the self-help literature. It is clear and concise, and gives plentiful, useful advice on how to use strategies derived form a cognitive behavioural framework to overcome anxiety."
– Ann Hackmann - Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Oxford University Department of Psychiatry
"Warren Mansell draws on a wealth of clinical experience to present an admirable combination of well-validated scientific strategies and a common-sense approach in his 10-step plan to coping with fears and phobias. Highly recommended."
– James Bennett-Levy - Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre, University of Oxford
Dr. Mansell, who is internationally recognized for his research on fear and anxiety, provides a lucid, practical and realistic guide for those wishing to better understand and cope with their fears. It is the most helpful book on this topic I have read.
– Allison G. Harvey
"An excellent book which is easy to read and describes clearly the latest approaches in cognitive behaviour therapy."
– David Veale - Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London
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