Overcoming Worry is a self-help book based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It has been written for people who suffer from Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and anyone who feels they are worrying more than they'd like. Overcoming Worry will help you to understand how it is your tendency to worry, rather than the problems you are concerned about, that needs attention.
- background information on GAD
- guidance on how to understand your worry
- advice on setting goals and learning to tolerate uncertainty
- problem-solving techniques
- strategies for breaking the negative cycles that maintain worry
This invaluable self-help book is ideal for working through either with a therapist or by yourself.
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The best self-help guide there is to dealing with worry and generalized anxiety disorder. It is practical, clear and easy to use.
Professor Paul M. Salkovskis, Clinic Director, Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
About the authors
Dr Kevin Meares is a consultant clinical psychologist and a CBT therapist. He works for the NHS at the Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy Centre offering therapy to adults with a range of psychological problems, specialising in anxiety disorders. He supervises trainee clinical psychologists and cognitive therapists. He is an experienced trainer, regularly leading workshops on CBT. His research interests focus on rumination and worry and he has a particular interest in post-traumatic stress disorder.
Professor Mark Freeston is the Director of Research and Training at the Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Centre and Honorary Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Durham. He is also Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Newcastle. He divides his time between NHS duties, where he directs the Newcastle Diploma in Cognitive Therapy, and the University of Newcastle. He regularly provides workshops on the cognitive behavioural treatment of these disorders. He chaired the Guideline Development Group for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) from 2003 to 2005.