Is your anxiety so acute that you think its making you ill? Are you afraid of seeing people, leaving the house or engaging in your usual activities for fear of a panic attack? If so, youre not alone. Panic disorder is common and debilitating, and can restrict dayto-day life, often leading to other conditions such as agoraphobia and depression. Fortunately, its also among the most treatable psychological difficulties. The Panic Workbook, written by a highly experienced team of psychologists, suggests a range of modern techniques known to help overcome anxiety and panic attacks. Topics include:
- understanding the causes of panic
- how to sidestep the automatic progress of a panic attack
- dealing with unhelpful techniques, such as avoidance, safety
- behaviours and strategies that dont work
- managing anxiety and panic - practical exercises
- deep breathing and relaxation
- how to help a relative or friend with panic attacks
- checklists for challenging situations, such as crowded places,
- public transport and business meetings
This comprehensive and thoroughly researched book advises that the more you understand the sources and triggers of panic attacks, the greater your chances of managing and controlling them. Dont panic - there is a way out!
Dr Carina Eriksen is a counselling psychologist. Ceilidh Stapelkamp researches cancer survival at KingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s College School of Medicine, London.
Professor Robert Bor is a Chartered Clinical, Counselling and Health Psychologist registered with the UK Health Professions Council. He is also a Family and Couple's Therapist, registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. He works therapeutically with adults, young people and children who have a range of problems, as well as with individuals, couples and families, drawing on cognitive behavioural, systemic and psychodynamic ideas.
In the NHS he is a consultant psychologist at the Royal Free Hospital, London. He also has a busy private psychology practice and is co-director of Dynamic Change Consultants which offers psychological therapy to people as well as executive coaching to leaders in the private sector. Rob is a child psychologist and consults to three leading schools - St Paul's School, the Royal Ballet School and IFS, all in London. He is also the consultant psychologist at the London Oncology Clinic and the London Clinic, both in Harley Street, and provides psychological services to Blossoms Healthcare in the City of London. Rob has a special interest in aviation psychology and in treating people who have a fear of flying.
Rob has published more than 25 books and 150 academic papers on counselling and therapy. He consults to private clients and organizations throughout the UK and internationally.