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Anxiety and Depression Workbook For Dummies

Published 04-19-2022

Tackle anxiety and depression head-on with this practical workbook If you're one of the millions of people affected by—or whose loved ones are affected by—anxiety and depression, you're probably looking for strategies to help subdue or even transcend these debilitating and painful disorders. In that case, Anxiety and Depression Workbook For Dummies is a great place to start. This book is filled with chapters that cut across diagnostic categories, incorporating treatment techniques based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy. Use the techniques explored in this book to start making real changes, which can quickly lead to you feeling better. It also includes: Practical and hands-on descriptions of mindfulness-based practices you can implement immediately Brand-new updates to reflect modern changes in technology, social media, and the prevalence of loneliness Consideration of the pros and cons of medications and other biological interventions for depression and anxiety, including exploration of the placebo effect Additional worksheets online available for download Perfect for anyone trying to work through the challenging issues presented by anxiety and depression, for those trying to help a loved one do the same thing, or for those in therapy, this book is an excellent supporting resource that can help contribute to positive changes in the lives of people affected by emotional distress.

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Self-Compassion For Dummies

Published 07-07-2021

Become your own best friend and reap the life-changing benefits!  Being kind to yourself might sound simple, but self-compassion can change your life dramatically (and most of us are WAY kinder to others than to ourselves)  Self-Compassion For Dummies will help you discover self-critical thoughts and self-defeating behaviors that are holding you back from fulfilling your potential and explore how you can learn to work around these things to find your way to more joy and satisfaction. We often think being hard on ourselves will help motivate us to be better people, but Dr. Steven Hickman’s review of the research finds that just the opposite is true. When you learn to love and appreciate yourself completely (as an imperfect human with messy feelings and uncomfortable thoughts), you free yourself up to achieve great things. This book will show you how!  Befriending yourself and coping mindfully with the challenges of everyday life is easy with this practical guide. You’ll learn how to give yourself a taste of your own medicine by turning understanding, acceptance, and love—stuff you already do for others all the time—inward.   Discover the research behind self-compassion and learn how it can help you face your insecurities and life a fuller life as a result  Cultivate feelings of self-worth, acceptance, and love for someone who really deserves it—you!   Explore the potential of self-compassion to address self-criticism, perfectionism, shame, self-doubt, anxiety, and anger  Work through evidence-based exercises and practices to easily master the art of self-compassion as a daily way of being and not just an esoteric exercise  Now more than ever, we need to offer support and love to ourselves. Thankfully, this is a skill we can all develop with a little help from Self-Compassion For Dummies. 

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Self-Esteem For Dummies

Published 01-27-2015

Boost your self-esteem and truly believe that you are perfectly awesome Looking to get your hands on some more self-esteem? You're not alone. Thankfully, Self-Esteem For Dummies presents clear, innovative, and compassionate methods that help you identify the causes of low self-esteem—as well the lowdown on the consequences. Packed with trusted, hands-on advice to help you improve your overall self-worth, Self-Esteem For Dummies arms you with the proven tools and techniques for learning how to think and behave with more self-assurance at work, in social situations, and even in relationships. Self-esteem is shaped by your thoughts, relationships, and experiences. When you were growing up, your successes, failures, and how you were treated by your family, teachers, coaches, religious authorities, and peers determined how you feel about yourself. But you can shift your thinking and reclaim your self-worth with the help of Self-Esteem For Dummies. Helps you understand the ranges of self-esteem and the benefits of promoting self-esteem Arms you with the tools to learn how to think and behave with more self-assurance Covers the importance of mental wellbeing, assertiveness, resilience, and more Shows you how to improve your self-image, increase personal power, and feel better about yourself If you're looking to boost your sense of self-worth, Self-Esteem For Dummies sets you on the path to a more confident, awesome you.

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Success as an Introvert For Dummies

Published 12-04-2013

Thrive as an introvert in an extrovert world Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and author J.K. Rowling have more in common than being highly successful. They're also introverts. Success as an Introvert For Dummies identifies common misunderstandings about introverts and highlights the strengths often found in people associated with this worldview. Success as an Introvert For Dummies examines the traits common to introverts and the benefits they bring to both work and life. You'll learn: how to boost your confidence while learning strategies for successfully living in an extrovert world; how to understand introversion and where you fall on the introvert/extrovert continuum; tools to improve relationships with colleagues, partners, friends, and children; ways to talk less, communicate more, and showcase your abilities at work; how to deal effectively with parties, interruptions, and crowds; and much more. Offers examples of how introverts can thrive in a world dominated by extroverts Outlines the positive aspects of introverted personality types Provides actionable ways to promote introverted qualities in work and life Success as an Introvert For Dummies is for anyone looking to understand the introvert's worldview and how they fit into a society dominated by extroverts.

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Emotional Intelligence For Dummies

Published 07-14-2009

Straightforward guide to taking control of your emotions.Being aware of and in control of your emotions is one of the keys to success in life -- both professionally and personally. Emotional Intelligence For Dummies will show you how to take control of your emotions rather than letting your emotions control you! Discover how developing your emotional intelligence can further your relationships with others, in the workplace and at home. Emotional awareness is also a critical skill for career success, and Dr. Stein provides practical exercises for developing this skill and achieving your professional and personal goals. He also provides valuable insights into how emotional intelligence can be applied to raising children and teenagers and realizing personal happiness. Full of lively anecdotes and practical advice, Emotional Intelligence For Dummies is the ideal book for anyone who wants to get smart about their feelings and reach the next level at work and at home. Manage your emotions - identify your feelings, determine what beliefs cause negative emotions, and stop self-destructive behaviors Discover the power of empathy - read other people's emotions through facial cues and body language and show them you understand their feelings Thrive at work - find a job that's right for you, overcome hassles and fears, and develop your leadership skills Build and sustain meaningful relationships - discover how to take your partner's emotional temperature and manage emotions to grow closer Raise an emotionally intelligent child - keep your cool with your child, coax shy children out of their shells, and get your child to be less aggressive and defiant  

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