Anger and Anxiety:
Be in charge of your emotions and control phobias.

by Dr Bob Rich

Eppie2001 Finalist Award This book was one of the five finalists in the nonfiction category of the EPPIE 2001 Awards.

 

Copyright 1999-2005

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Contents
1. Why You Need an Anti-stress Switch   1
     Emergency   1
     Anger   2
     Worry   2
     Situational stress   2
     Phobias   3
     The annoyance cycle   4
     So what?   5
2. The Caveperson in You   5
     The effects of worry   6
     Preferred arousal level   7
     Three ways of responding to stress   7
     Gathering evidence  10
3. The Man Who Got Dogs to Dribble and Drool on Demand  11
4. Phobias  14
5. Making the switch  16
     How to tense each muscle group  19
     Using the switch  20
     Related techniques  22
     Alternatives to progressive muscular relaxation  22
     Different orders  23
     Imagination vs real life  24
     Doing it for yourself  25
6. Help from those who care  25
     Using a helping hand  26
     Beloved enemies  28
     Isolation and what to do about it  29
     Social phobia  30
     Sources of help  30
     Natural healers  30
     Voluntary agencies  31
     Professionals  31
     When to seek a professional  31
7. Talking Back  32
     Thought stopping  32
     Be a scientist: Cognitive Therapy  33
     Rewrite your history: Narrative Therapy  35
     Role changing  37
     Organise a debating club -- inside (REBT)  38
     And so ...  39
     Contacts  40
Bibliography: In case you don't believe me!  40
INDEX  43

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