Reclaim your life from crippling anxiety with this revolutionary step-by-step approach
Nearly a third of all people will suffer from severe or debilitating fears—phobias, panic attacks, obsessions, worries, and more—over the course of a lifetime. Now Dr. David Tolin—a renowned psychologist and scientist at the Institute of Living and Yale featured on such programs as The OCD Project, Hoarders, The Dr. Oz Show, and Oprah—offers help for nearly every type of anxiety disorder. Dr. Tolin explains what fear really is, why you should face—not avoid—your fear, and how to beat your fear using gradual exposure techniques. Practical action steps and exercises help you learn this unique approach to facing fear without crutches or other unhelpful things found in many other programs in order to achieve a life that is free of debilitating anxieties.
Self-help guide that gives you the tools to take charge and overcome your fears
Written by a leading authority on anxiety and based on the latest research
Provides a practical, step-by-step plan for beating many different kinds of fears—including social anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and phobias
Face Your Fears will change the way you think about fear and what to do about it. This up-to-date, evidence-based, and user-friendly self-help guide to beating phobias and overcoming anxieties walks you step by step through the process of choosing courage and freedom over fear.
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Chapter 1. Faces of Fear
Chapter 2. What is Fear?
Chapter 3. Why Face Fears?
Chapter 4. The Principles of Exposure
Chapter 5. Planning Exposures
Chapter 6. Conducting Exposures
Chapter 7. Eliminating Safety Behaviors
Chapter 8. Addressing Scary Thoughts
Chapter 9. Beating Fears of Specific Situations or Objects
Chapter 10. Beating Fears of Panic-like Body Sensations
Chapter 11. Beating Social and Performance Fears
Chapter 12. Beating Obsessive Fears
Chapter 13. Beating Excessive Worries
Chapter 14. Beating Post-Traumatic Fears
Chapter 15. Tracking Your Progress
Chapter 16. The Long Run
Chapter 17. Supplementing this Program