Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

Author: Colin Espie

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472105761

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

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A Books on Prescription Title All the help you need to conquer your sleep problems and start living life to the full Poor sleep is one of the most common health problems and can leave you feeling exhausted, stressed and run-down. While prescribed medications and over-the-counter remedies rarely offer lasting benefits, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help enormously and is the treatment of choice for insomnia. Develop good pre-bedtime routines. The most effective relaxation techniques. Establish a new sleeping and waking pattern. Deal with a racing mind. Use sleeping pills more effectively. Handle jet lag and sleepwalking.
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Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems 2nd Edition

A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

Author: Colin Espie

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 9781472141415

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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'A practical description of the leading treatment for insomnia and the causes of insomnia' Allison G. Harvey, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, USA Poor sleep is one of the most common health problems and can leave you feeling exhausted, stressed and run-down. While prescribed medications and over-the-counter remedies rarely offer lasting benefits, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help enormously and is the treatment of choice for insomnia. This essential self-help book is written by one of the world's leading insomnia experts and uses CBT strategies to help you to overcome sleep problems - including persistent insomnia - and to enjoy your life once again. Includes advice on: Developing good pre-bedtime regimes The most effective relaxation techniques Establishing a new sleeping and waking pattern Dealing with a racing mind Using sleeping pills more effectively Handling jet lag and sleepwalking READING WELL This book is recommended by the national Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme for England delivered by The Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians with funding from Arts Council England and Wellcome. www.reading-well.org.uk Series Editor: Professor Peter Cooper
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How to Incorporate Wellness Coaching Into Your Therapeutic Practice

A Handbook for Therapists and Counsellors

Author: Laurel Alexander

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 1848190638

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 271

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Wellness coaching is an emerging and vibrant area of healthcare. It takes healing beyond the curing of symptoms and empowers clients to take their health back into their own hands. This book provides therapists with the knowledge and skills to rejuvenate their therapeutic practice by incorporating wellness coaching techniques into their range of services. Laurel Alexander redefines wellness as an integrated lifestyle and mindset process and shows that wellness coaching can be a profound and practical way to help clients make meaningful changes to their health and outlook. The book offers a wellness coaching toolbox, explaining key skills such as how to create an organic personal wellness plan, how to build client rapport and give constructive feedback, and how to apply different coaching models effectively. Practical steps and examples make it easy for any therapist or counsellor to pick up the reins of wellness coaching for themselves. Exciting new developments such as wellness diagnostic services, preventative healthcare, customised treatments and DIY healthcare are explored. With shrewd advice and useful insights, this book is an essential resource for complementary therapists and counsellors looking to update their existing practice and tap into the rapidly expanding wellness market.
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Therapy in Sleep Medicine E-Book

Author: Teri J. Barkoukis,Jean K. Matheson,Richard Ferber,Karl Doghramji

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455723304

Category: Medical

Page: 816

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Therapy in Sleep Medicine, by Drs. Teri J. Barkoukis, Jean K. Matheson, Richard Ferber, and Karl Doghrami, provides the clinically focused coverage you need for rapid diagnosis and effective treatment of sleep disorders. A multidisciplinary team of leading authorities presents the latest on sleep breathing disorders (including obstructive sleep apnea), neuropharmacology, parasomnias, neurologic disorders affecting sleep, sleep therapy for women, sleep therapy in geriatric patients, controversies, and future trends in therapy in a highly illustrated, easy-to-follow format. Diagnose and treat patients effectively with complete coverage of the full range of sleep disorders. Find diagnostic and treatment information quickly and easily thanks to a highly illustrated, easy-to-read format that highlights key details. Stay current on discussions of hot topics, including sleep breathing disorders (including obstructive sleep apnea), neuropharmacology, parasomnias, neurologic disorders affecting sleep, sleep therapy for women, sleep therapy in geriatric patients, controversies, and future trends in therapy. Tap into the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of leading authorities for well-rounded, trusted guidance.
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Coping with the Psychological Effects of Illness

Strategies to manage anxiety and depression

Author: Dr Fran Smith

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 1847093442

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

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Sudden, severe ill health comes as a shock and presents several challenges, most notably, loss of confidence. Suddenly people are afraid to take exercise, have sex or even go to the shops. Their entire self-image takes a battering, and this roller-coaster of uncertainty often leads to anxiety and depression. This book looks at the learning curve involved in sudden and chronic illness, and explores key ways to build psychological resilience during this time of challenge. Whether it concerns cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or a mental health condition, it explores the common psychological issues that arise when someones usual health and routine are disrupted, and discusses the impact of illness on relationships and family. Drawing on CBT techniques, it offers practical self-help strategies to help deal with peoples changed expectations of themselves, and with the related lifestyle changes. Topi include anxiety and depression; insomnia; discomfort and pain; working with health professionals; dealing with the side effects of medication; relaxation; getting support.
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Help Yourself Towards Mental Health

Author: Courtenay Young

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1780493010

Category: Self-Help

Page: 488

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A comprehensive guide to how an individual can help themselves resolve a wide variety of ordinary, everyday life problems and improve their mental health.'This is an extensive collection of self-help material, which has been written to provide resources to complement self-exploration or professional counselling. The knowledge has been built up through years of working in the field of mental health, listening to patients, and searching for the materials that could make a difference. The skill is in how the handouts have been put together to be easily accessible and helpful, and in a format that allows flexibility and tailoring to the individual. The attitude of current evidence-based guidelines is to support a range of self-help approaches and talking therapies to enable people to achieve better mental health, rather than turning to drugs. This is therefore a most welcome tool from which patients will benefit, and indeed, we could all use to help us achieve a better life/work balance and feeling of well-being.'- Dr Patricia Donald, MBE
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Sleep Difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Author: Kenneth J. Aitken

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 184905259X

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 3053

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Addressing the sleep difficulties prevalent amongst people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), this accessible book discusses in depth, covers a broad range of sleep disorders and presents proven remedies and treatment regimes. Original.
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The Complete CBT Guide for Depression and Low Mood

A comprehensive self-help guide for people with depression and low mood that also offers invaluable advice for families and other supporters

Author: Lee Brosan,David Westbrook

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780338813

Category: Self-Help

Page: 624

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Overcoming app now available. Depression and low mood affect a significant portion of the general public. Sadly, those with depression often experience other problems such as low self-esteem, relationship problems and sleeping problems. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is an extremely effective treatment for depression and low mood and is used widely in the NHS. The companion book to the popular Complete CBT Guide for Anxiety, this practical self-help book contains essential information about the nature of depression and covers a range of topics including insomnia, relationships, bipolar disorder and postnatal depression. It also provides information on some of the latest treatments such as Mindfulness, Behavioural Activation and Compassion-Focused Therapy. The chapters on individual techniques or problem areas are written by the leading experts in that field. Includes individual chapters on: Low self-esteem by Melanie Fennell Insomnia and sleep problems by Colin Espie Rumination by Ed Watkins Relationship problems by Donald Baucom Bipolar Disorder by Warren Mansell Depression in the elderly - Ken Laidlaw Postnatal Depression - Peter Cooper & Lynne Murray Depression and ill health - Stirling Moorey Behavioural Activation by David Richards Compassion - Paul Gilbert Mindfulness - Willem Kuyken & Halley Cohen Imagery - Ann Hackmann & Jon Wheatley
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The Complete Overcoming Series

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

Author: Peter Cooper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472106415

Category: Psychology

Page: 8640

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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
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The Women's Guide to Overcoming Insomnia: Get a Good Night's Sleep Without Relying on Medication

Author: Shelby Harris

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393711625

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 449

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For every woman who “does it all” . . . except get a good night’s sleep! More than 60 percent of American women have trouble sleeping— which isn’t surprising, as they have a higher risk of developing sleeping problems. But addressing this issue is more nuanced for women than for men; pregnancy and menopause are just two factors that add complexity to an already difficult problem. At the risk of jeopardizing work, parenting, relationships, or overall health, no woman can afford to deal with sleep deprivation on her own. The Women’s Guide to Overcoming Insomnia is a roadmap for those who experience anything from occasional bad nights to chronic insomnia. It outlines several methods to overcome these issues and improve physical and emotional well- being. From medical sleep aids to nonmedical approaches, the book looks beyond the basics of sleep hygiene, helping women to retrain their bodies and minds for a good night’s sleep every night.
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