Overcoming Health Anxiety

Letting Go of Your Fear of Illness

Overcoming Health Anxiety

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.

Overcoming Health Anxiety

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

Overcoming Health Anxiety

A Books on Prescription title to help you stop worrying about your health and enjoy life. 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 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 recognize 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

A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques (Large Print 16pt)

Overcoming Health Anxiety

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.

Overcoming Health Anxiety

Letting Go of Your Fear of Illness

Overcoming Health Anxiety

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

Overcoming Health Anxiety

Letting Go of Your Fear of Illness

Overcoming Health Anxiety

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.

Treating Health Anxiety

A Cognitive-behavioral Approach

Treating Health Anxiety

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.

The Complete Overcoming Series

A comprehensive series of self-help guides using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The Complete Overcoming Series

The complete set of self-help guides from the popular Overcoming series. Each guide is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based therapy which is recommended by the NHS for the treatment of a large number of psychological difficulties. Each guide comprises a step-by-step self-help programme based on CBT and contains: -Useful information about the disorder -Practical strategies and techniques based on CBT -Advice on how to keep recovery going -Further resources The Complete Overcoming Series contains 31 titles: Overcoming Anger and Irritability Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa Overcoming Anxiety Overcoming Body Image Problems including Body Dysmorphic Disorder Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Overcoming Childhood Trauma Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Overcoming Chronic Pain Overcoming Compulsive Gambling Overcoming Depersonalization & Feelings of Unreality Overcoming Depression Overcoming Grief Overcoming Health Anxiety Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems Overcoming Low Self-Esteem Overcoming Mood Swings Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia Overcoming Paranoid and Suspicious Thoughts Overcoming Perfectionism Overcoming Problem Drinking Overcoming Relationship Problems Overcoming Sexual Problems Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness Overcoming Stress Overcoming Traumatic Stress Overcoming Weight Problems Overcoming Worry Overcoming Your Child's Fears & Worries Overcoming Your Child's Shyness and Social Anxiety Overcoming You Smoking Habit

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness, 2nd Edition

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness, 2nd Edition

Everyone feels foolish, embarrassed, judged or criticised at times, but this becomes a problem when it undermines your confidence and prevents you from doing what you want to do. Extreme social anxiety and shyness can be crippling but they are readily treated using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). In this fully revised and updated edition, Dr Gillian Butler provides a practical, easy-to-use self-help course which will be invaluable for those suffering from all degrees of social anxiety. Overcoming self-help guides use effective therapeutic techniques to treat long-standing and disabling conditions, both psychological and physical. Many guides in the Overcoming series are recommended under the Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme.

Overcoming Hypochondria Journal

Journal for Anxiety and Health Anxiety ( Hypochondria) Sufferers With Anxiety and Mood Trackers with Anxiety Symptom Book & Worksheets, Quotes, Mindfulness Exercises, Gratitude Prompts and More.

Overcoming Hypochondria Journal

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!

An Introduction to Coping with Health Anxiety

A Books on Prescription Title

An Introduction to Coping with Health Anxiety

Learn how to control your health anxiety Health anxiety affects many people across the world - a preoccupation with physical illness that is equally bad for your mental health. This self-help guide explains how it develops and what keeps it going. This updated edition gives you clinically proven cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques to help you challenge the way you think and behave: · How to spot and challenge thoughts that make you anxious · Reducing your focus on your body and on illness