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Need help with CBT
« on: March 08, 2013, 01:26:54 PM »
I have had HA fears for over 13 years now...it is time to get help!  I can't afford to go to a therapist (I don't currently have insurance)...can anyone recommend a book or a workbook...or even a website.  I have searched but there is A LOT of information out there, it is overwhelming.  Thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2013, 02:00:33 PM »
"When Panic Attacks" by David Burns

He is the OG when it comes to CBT as far as I am concerned. His book Intimate Connections literally transformed my life 23 years ago....I mean MONUMENTAL change. I went from shy and withdrawn and ZERO female companionship to confident with little fear of rejection, and had a very active dating life in my twenties/thirties. I would NOT be the person I am today without that book....it was a LIFESAVER....just brilliant!

http://feelinggood.com/

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2013, 02:02:51 PM »
I just copied this from Burns' website, and I though ti was a good quote

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When we're feeling anxious or insecure, we're involved in a gigantic mental con but we don't realize it.


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Re: Need help with CBT
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2013, 02:14:59 PM »
oh my goodness there are soooo many out there...are you trying to target your health anxiety first and foremost? or just general anxiety?
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Re: Need help with CBT
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2013, 02:25:40 PM »
Thanks for the link...I will check that one out!

I guess I need to target anxiety in general.  I am an anxious person, but it is centered around my health.  I almost lost my now 15 year old son 13 years ago....that set in PTSD and then the HA started.  I have been struggling ever since!  I just need a place to start.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2013, 02:29:09 PM »
Burns is THE MAN......

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Re: Need help with CBT
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013, 03:03:07 PM »
alrighty...

help and hope for your nerves by claire weekes- really old but i promise you it's worth the read if you can find it on amazon

the anxiety and phobia workbook by edmund bourne

the relaxation and stress reduction workbook by martha davis

there are TONS out there. i would go to a local bookstore, go to the self help section and start perusing. you will find some don't apply to you, and you will find some you want to read right there in the store in their entirity- THAT'S the book you get- the one you can't put down.
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013, 05:28:33 PM »
I've also found Overcoming Health Anxiety by Katherine M. B. Owens and Marthin M. Anthony to be very helpful.
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Re: Need help with CBT
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2013, 08:42:14 PM »
There's a link to a workbook in the stickies at the top of this forum

http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/infopax.cfm?Info_ID=53

here it is so you don't have to go search for it, it's very good, my psychologist uses it.
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2013, 08:38:28 AM »
The book that paved the way for me is Sam Obitz' book, Been There, Done That, Do this. It illustrates the use of the TEA (Thinking, Error, Analysis) Form and gives categories of Errors. For a while I wrote them on index cards and carried them around with me.

Now I am bent on turning negatives into positives. I see CBT as a reconditioning of the mind so we have to work at it all the time. Believe eating well, exercising, and meditating are part of it too. It has been of great help to me.
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