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10 Simple Solutions to Panic

How to Overcome Panic Attacks, Calm Physical Symptoms, and Reclaim Your Life

Randi E. McCabe, Martin M. Antony

We all get scared sometimes. Our hearts race, our breath gets shallow, and our hands and feet turn icy cold--these physical expressions of fear are our normal responses to things that threaten us.
But moments of panic can cause you to experience these feelings with no apparent cause, robbing you of confidence and composure unexpectedly throughout your day. You deserve to be free from these troublesome moments, and the ten easy and effective techniques you'll find in 10 Simple Solutions to Panic make it not only possible but also easy. Learn how to monitor your episodes of panic, and find out how to replace your anxious, racing inner monologue with calm, realistic thinking. Discover safe and comfortable ways to face fearful situations. Breathing exercises, stress reduction techniques round out this approach to overcoming panic that promises to restore your security and peace of mind.

19x13cm  152 pages  $27.95  

Agoraphobia Workbook

Elke Zuercher-White

The Agoraphobia Workbook is a self-help resource dedicated to helping readers overcome the disorder in all its forms. Formatted in an interactive, easy-to-follow style, this supportive workbook presents the latest and most effective techniques, including gradual exposure and desensitization exercises, plus information on avoiding relapses, managing setbacks, and finding further sources of help and support. With agoraphobia affecting an estimated three to six percent of Americans, this clinically proven handbook will help many face their fears and overcome this disorder.

448 pages  $44.00  

All Birds Have Anxiety

Kathy Hoopman

Life as a bird can be stressful! From worrying about airplanes, windows, and getting enough worms to eat, it is clear that birds can be anxious beings. Through a light-touch, quizzical depiction of bird behaviour, All Birds Have Anxiety uses colourful images and astute explanations to explore with gentle humour what it means to live with anxiety day-to-day, and how to begin to deal with it.
Following the style of the bestselling All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome and All Dogs Have ADHD, wonderful colour photographs express the complex and difficult ideas related to anxiety disorder in an easy-to-understand way. This simple yet profound book validates the deeper everyday experiences of anxiety, provides an empathic understanding of the many symptoms associated with anxiety, and offers compassionate suggestions for change.
The combination of understanding and gentle humour make this the ideal introduction to anxiety disorder for those diagnosed with this condition, their family and friends and those generally interested in understanding anxiety.

21x21cm  72 pages  $24.00  

All of It

A Memoir of Love, Fear and Art

Bev Aisbett

Bev Aisbett's simple and humorous illustrated self-help books have provided guidance on anxiety, depression, self-image and self-worth issues for thousands of readers over the past 18 years ... this is her story. Her no-nonsense text, combined with her insightful cartoon images, have reassured countless people seeking help for anxiety. Now, she reveals the deep spirit that lies behind these deceptively simple books. This is an unflinching self-examination, an exploration of her life journey through and beyond crippling anxiety and depression. the themes of love and loss, rejection, self-doubt and a longing for spiritual meaning.

21x13cm  354 pages  $29.95  

Anxiety & Phobia Workbook

7th edition

Edmund Bourne

This book has already helped over one million readers make a full and lasting recovery from generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other anxiety-related issues. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this workbook can be used alone or as a supplement to therapy to help you develop a full arsenal of skills for quieting worried thoughts and putting yourself back in control.
This new edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest anxiety research and medications, and also includes new therapeutic techniques that have been proven effective for the treatment of anxiety and anxiety-related conditions. Each worksheet in this book will help you learn the skills you need to manage your anxiety and start living more freely than you ever thought possible.

With this workbook, you'll learn a range of proven methods for overcoming anxiety:
* Relaxation and breathing techniques
* Challenging negative self-talk and mistaken beliefs
* Imagery and real-life desensitization
* Making lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise changes
* Acceptance and commitment therapy
* Skills for preventing and coping with panic attacks

25x20cm  481 pages  $45.00  

Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens

CBT Skills to overcome fear, worry & panic
Instant Help Series

Jennifer Shannon

Is your anxiety stopping you from feeling confident and independent? Challenges like making friends, dating, getting good marks, or taking on mature responsibilities are much more difficult when you're anxious.
This one-of-a-kind survival guide will help you finally break free from worries and fears by helping you recognize your "monkey mind" - the part of the brain where anxious thoughts arise along with delightful illustrations the author's practical and simple strategies will give you the skills you need for handling even the toughest situations that previously caused you to feel anxious or worried.

20x15cm  235 pages  $35.95  

Anxiety Workbook for Girls

Erin A Munroe

This fun workbook helps girls identify the sources of their stress and anxiety and learn effective ways of coping. Sensitive exercises, written in easy-to-understand girl speak encourage readers to recognize and foster their own positive qualities in order to avoid negative self-talk, unhealthy perfectionism, toxic relationships, and other self-harming behaviors. Includes sensible information on how simple lifestyle changes (diet, sleep, exercise, and even video games) can help girls overcome anxiety.

25x20cm  208 pages  $32.00  

Anxiety Workbook for Teens

Activities to Help You Deal with Anxiety & Worry
Instant Help Series

Lisa M Schab

Gives teens a collection of tools to control their anxiety and face their day to day challenges. Enables anxious teens to have more insight into their problems as well as practical ways to overcome them. It includes over 40 activities. Simple, effective solutions for
- Controlling anxiety in the face of everyday problems
- Developing a positive self-image
Seeking help and support.
Another book in the Instant Help series. These books are excellent.

25x20cm  178 pages  $35.95  

Anxiety, Worry & Depression Workbook

Jennifer Abel

It's hard to fight back against anxiety, worry and depression and it's even harder to face and overcome those unhealthy habits and emotions by yourself. This interactive workbook can help you tame anxiety, worry and depression. Backed with science and over 25 years of clinical experience, this easy-to-use guide is full of practical, proven worksheets, self-monitoring forms, exercises and scripts for you to start changing your habits, and start changing your life. Proven Strategies for: Worry, General anxiety disorder, Depression, Perfectionism,Procrastination, Superstitious thinking, Catastrophic thinking.

28x21cm  $58.00  

Anxiety-Free Kids 2nd ed

An Interactive Guide for Parents and Children

Bonnie Parker

This revised edition offers parents strategies that help children become happy and worry free, methods that relieve a child's excessive anxieties and phobias, and tools for fostering interaction and family-oriented solutions. Using a unique companion approach that offers two books in one-a practical, reader-friendly book for parents and a fun workbook for kids-this solutions-oriented guide utilizes the cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy and integrates the parent in the child's self-help process. Research has shown that if left untreated, children with anxiety disorders are at higher risk to perform poorly in school, to have less-developed social skills, and to be more vulnerable to substance abuse. Covering the six most commonly occurring anxiety disorders-generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, specific phobias, social phobias, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder-this book gives kids and parents successful strategies for achieving relaxation, conquering worries, challenging faulty thinking patterns, developing positive self-talk, and facing one's fears.

23x15cm  300 pages  $39.00  

Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents

7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children

Reid Wilson, Lynn Lyons

This is an effective, if somewhat unconventional approach to help children and teens push through their fears, worries, and phobias to ultimately become more resilient, independent, and happy. How do you manage a child who gets stomach aches every school morning, who refuses after-school activities, or who is trapped in the bathroom with compulsive washing? Children like these put a palpable strain on frustrated, helpless parents and teachers. And there is no escaping the problem: One in every five kids suffers from a diagnosable anxiety disorder. Unfortunately, when parents or professionals offer help in traditional ways, they unknowingly reinforce a child's worry and avoidance. Using current research and contemporary examples, the book exposes the most common anxiety-enhancing patterns--including reassurance, accommodation, avoidance, and poor problem solving--and offers a concrete plan with 7 key principles that foster change. And, since new research reveals how anxious parents typically make for anxious children, the book offers exercises and techniques to change both the children's and the parental patterns of thinking and behaving. This book challenges our basic instincts about how to help fearful kids and will serve as the antidote for an anxious nation of kids and their parents.

22x14cm  277 pages  $28.00  

Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety

A Guide to Successful Stress Management

Nick Dublin

Many people suffer from feelings of stress and anxiety in their everyday lives. For people with AS this stress can be particularly difficult to manage. On a daily basis they must fit into a world that seems totally foreign to them and this can increase feelings of alienation and anxiety, making life's challenges especially hard to cope with.
The first book on anxiety written specifically for adults with Asperger Syndrome, this book offers practical advice on how individuals with AS can manage their anxiety more effectively. As a person with AS who has struggled with feelings of anxiety and learnt how to overcome them, Nick Dubin shares his own tried and tested solutions along with up-to-date research on stress management for individuals with AS, including a chapter on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Dubin explores the key problem areas that can lead to anxiety for people with AS such as lack of social skills, difficulties establishing romantic relationships and uncertainty about employment.
Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety provides real solutions to a common problem and is essential reading for anyone with AS who has trouble managing stress. The book will also be of interest to family members, teachers and other professionals working with individuals with AS. "A remarkable and keenly insightful work from a brilliant and emerging leader in the autism self-advocacy community." - William Stillman, author of Autism and the God Connection and Demystifying the Autistic Experience

23x15cm  220 pages  $35.00  

Calming Your Anxious Mind

2nd ed

Jeffrey Brantley

Although it's been practiced for more than a thousand years, mindfulness has been making waves recently in psychological circles. Therapists have finding that the act of being present in the moment can be a powerful tool for overcoming certain psychological problems, especially anxiety.
The first edition this book introduced readers to the use of mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion as tools for bringing peace to a mind shaken by anxiety, fear, and worry. This second edition has two completely new chapters. The first deals with acceptance practice during mindfulness meditation, and in the second, Brantley helps readers feel safe while facing fear, anxiety, and panic by using mindfulness and acceptance principles by opening up to fearful feelings. Other chapters have been revised with the most current research data and with feedback the author has received on the first edition.

23x15cm  227 pages  $36.00  

Can I Tell You About Anxiety?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Lucy Willetts, Polly Waite, Kaiyee Tay

Meet Megan - a young girl who has an anxiety disorder. Megan invites readers to learn about anxiety from her perspective, helping them to understand why she sometimes feels anxious and how this affects her thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Megan talks about techniques she has learnt to help manage her anxiety, and how people around her can help. With illustrations throughout, this will be an ideal way to explore anxiety difficulties. It shows family, friends and teachers how they can support someone who experiences anxiety and will be an excellent way to start a conversation about anxiety, in the classroom or at home. The 'Can I tell you about...?' series offers simple introductions to a range of limiting conditions and other issues that affect our lives. Friendly characters invite readers to learn about their experiences, the challenges they face, and how they would like to be helped and supported. These books serve as excellent starting points for family and classroom discussions.

22x14cm  51 pages  $21.95  

CBT for Anxiety

A Step-By-Step Training Manual for the Treatment of Fear, Panic, Worry and OCD

Kimberly Morrow, Elizabeth DuPont Spencer

Combining evidence-based approaches and years of clinical experience, this book provides step-by-step skills training for implementing cognitive behavioral therapy into your anxiety treatment plans.
Concise, clear and practical, this workbook provides immediate tools to motivate, encourage and effectively treat even your most anxious clients. A key highlight of the book are guided opportunities to work through treatment obstacles to enhance your clinical skills. The authors have also created dozens of reproducible worksheets, exercises and handouts to share with clients and their families.
- Assessment and diagnosis
- Goal setting
- The art of exposure and response prevention
- Skills adapted for children
- The role of Mindfulness
- Relapse prevention
- Involving friends and family in treatment
Well worth considering.

28x21cm  127 pages  $50.00  

CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents

Over 220 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders

Lisa Phifer, and others

The CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents gives you the resources to help the children in your life handle their daily obstacles with ease. Inside this workbook you'll find hundreds of worksheets, exercises, and activities to help treat: - Trauma - ADHD - Autism - Anxiety - Depression - Conduct Disorders Written by clinicians and teachers with decades of experience working with kids, these practical and easy-to-use therapy tools are vital to teaching children how to cope with and overcome their deepest struggles. Step-by-step, you'll see how the best strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy are adapted for children.

28x23cm  $70.00  

Complete Anxiety Treatment & Homework Planner

Arthur E Jongsma, Jr. ed

The Complete Anxiety Treatment and Homework Planner provides an all-in-one resource for treating anxiety and anxiety-related disorders–saving time and paperwork while allowing you the freedom to develop established and proven treatment plans for adults, children, adolescents, and other subgroups and populations. Includes a wide range of behavioral definition statements describing client symptoms as well as 25 customizable homework and activity assignments to be used during treatment Provides long-term goals, short-term objectives, and recommended interventions, as well as DSM-IV-TRTM diagnostic suggestions associated with each presenting problem Ready-to-copy exercises cover the most common issues encountered by a wide range of client groups struggling with anxiety and anxiety-related disorders A quick-reference format–the interactive assignments are grouped by patient type, such as employee, school-based child, adolescent, addicted adult, acute inpatient, and more Expert guidance on how and when to make the most efficient use of the exercises Includes access to ancillary Web site with downloadable resources, including sample treatment plans and customizable homework exercises

28x21cm  256 pages  $64.95  

Conquer Your Fears & Phobias for Teens

How to Build Courage and Stop Fear from Holding You Back
Instant Help Series

Andrea Umbach

For anyone with intense fears and phobias, every day can feel like a roller-coaster ride. But if you are a teen, this is especially true. Here you will find practical skills for coping with the thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and behaviours that accompany phobias. They're based on cognitive behaviour therapy, and you'll also discover useful strategies to handle the things and situations that cause you to feel fearful.
This book provides evidence-based help for dealing with a number of phobias, including:
Animal phobias, such as dogs, cats, snakes, spiders, and more
Natural environment phobias, such as heights, darkness, water, and storms
Situational phobias, such as driving, flying, crowded spaces, closed-in spaces, and more
Blood injection or injury phobias, such as seeing blood or injury, or visiting doctors and dentists
As well as other phobias, such as vomiting, choking, contracting illness, gaining weight, loud noises, foods, and more.
If you are a teen who suffers from phobias, the practical activities in this book will help you break free from the fears that are holding you back. So, what are you waiting for?

26x20cm  220 pages  $38.95  

Coping Skills for Kids Workbook

Over 75 Coping Strategies to Help Kids Deal with Stress, Anxiety and Anger

Janine Halloran

Dealing with stress, anxiety and anger are important skills to learn, but not all kids learn those strategies naturally. The Coping Skills for Kids Workbook can help teach children to calm down, balance their energy and emotions, and process challenging feelings. The author shares over 75 innovative, fun and engaging activities developed from her experience in schools, outpatient mental health clinics and as a mother. Loved by counsellors, educators and parents alike!

28x21cm  $50.00  

Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind

Jeffrey Brantley, Wendy Millstine

This is a collection of more than sixty-four daily mindfulness-based meditations to help you engage with the present moment, manage stress and anxiety, and rediscover the joy in living. Each meditation contains an easy-to-learn visualization exercise, affirmation, or activity, with meditations grouped into four sections: relaxing and feeling safe, embracing joys and fears, befriending your anxious mind and body, and connecting to the web of life. Trying to control your anxious thoughts can backfire, making them more prevalent, not less. The best way to calm these common feelings is by attuning yourself to your thoughts in a nonjudgmental, attentive manner, acknowledging your anxieties but choosing to act rather than react.

18x13cm  216 pages  $33.95  

Don't Worry, Hugless Douglas

David Melling

Where do you go with a BIG worry? Douglas knows he can count on Dad ...

27x26cm  32 pages  $16.00  

Don’t Think About Purple Elephants

Susan Whelan and Gwynneth Jones

Sometimes Sophie worries — not during the day when she is busy with family and friends, but at night when everything is calm and quiet. Her family all try to help, but somehow they just make her worries worse. Until her mother thinks of a new approach … that just might involve elephants! An excellent resource for social and emotional learning.

24x25cm  32 pages  $15.00  

Exploring Feelings: Anxiety

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to Manage Anxiety

Tony Attwood

Designed to be highly structured, interesting and successful in encouraging the cognitive control of emotions. Every participating child has a workbook for the six two-hour sessions that includes activities and information to explore the specific feelings of being happy, relaxed, anxious or angry. At the end of each session, a project is explained to the child, which is to be completed before the next session. At the start of the next session the project is discussed with the person implementing the program or the group of participants using the program. The Exploring Feelings program is designed to explore the mental world from a scientific perspective. Originally designed for small groups of two to five children 9 and 12 years, with two adults conducting the program, it can easily be modified so that it can be used with just one child. The activities can also be modified to be age appropriate for an adolescent or adult.
Intended for children with Asperger's syndrome, the program can be equally applied to children with High Functioning Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS). The author also designed the program so that it does not have to be implemented by a qualified psychologist. A teacher, speech pathologist, occupational therapist or parent could implement the program without having training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

28x22cm  79 pages  $39.93  

Frankie's Foibles

A Story about a boy who worries

Kath Grimshaw

Frankie has a lot of worries. He's worried about stepping on cracks in the pavement and about what will happen if he brushes his teeth for two minutes, rather than three. This brightly illustrated story for children aged 7+ with OCD or anxiety, reveals how Frankie learns to ignore his foibles - those pesky creatures that whisper worries in his ear!

24x16cm  32 pages  $21.95  

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety

Rev and Updated

Tamar Chansky

Childhood should be a happy, carefree time. Yet too many children are stressed-out and exhibiting symptoms of anxiety. This book shares a proven approach for helping children build emotional resilience for a happier and healthier life.
Parents everywhere want to know: What is normal? How can you know when stress has crossed over into a full-blown anxiety disorder? How can you prevent anxiety from taking root? And how do you help your son or daughter break free from a pattern of fear and worry and lead a happy, productive life? Fortunately, anxiety is very treatable, and parents can do a lot to help get their children's emotional well-being back on track. This book contains easy, fun, and effective tools for teaching children to outsmart their worries and take charge of their fears. This revised and updated edition also teaches how to prepare children to withstand the pressure in our competitive test-driven culture. Learn the tips, techniques, and exercises kids need to implement the book's advice right away, including "How to Talk to Your Child" sections and "Do It Today" activities at the end of each chapter. These simple solutions can help parents prevent their children from needlessly suffering today--and ensure that their children have the tools they need for a good life tomorrow.

20x13cm  468 pages  $33.00  

Frog's Breathtaking Speech

How Children (and Frogs) Can Use the Breath to Deal with Anxiety, Anger and Tension

Michael Chissick, Sarah Peacock (illus)

Frog is very worried as he has an important speech to make at his school assembly. The speech is about breathing and he doesn't know a thing about it! He asks his friends for help and they teach him all about the lion breath, the crocodile breath, the humming bee breath and the woodchopper breath. Can any of these breathing techniques calm his nerves before the big speech?
This charming illustrated picture book teaches children four yoga breathing techniques in a fun and interactive way. The story successfully increases children's awareness of their breath and shows how breathing can be used to deal with anger, anxiety and tension. A delightful way to teach children about coping with difficult emotions and stressful situations.

22x29cm  48 pages  $32.00  

From Worrier to Warrior

A Guide to conquering your fears

Dan Peters

This book will teach you how to conquer the Worry Monster. It shows you how to overcome worry and fear using several easy-to-follow strategies. Read the book and learn the strategies yourself, or read it along with your parents or another trusted adult. The book will help you create your very own "toolbox" of ways to combat fear and anxiety that you can carry with you to conquer the Worry Monster at any time. With these tools, you will be able to overcome whatever challenges come your way.

23x15cm  144 pages  $28.95  

Generalized Anxiety Disorder Workbook

A Comprehensive CBT Guide for Coping with Uncertainty, Worry, and Fear

Melisa Robichaud, Michael Dugas

Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this book provides real, proven-effective solutions. Written by three renowned anxiety experts, the book offers practical exercises and strategies to help soothe your worst worries, fears, and panic. The book focuses on what most often leads you to worry-the fear of uncertainty. In a nutshell, people with GAD worry as a way of mentally planning and preparing for any outcome that life throws their way. With this book, you'll learn to stop seeing uncertainty as threatening-which will in turn, reduce your anxiety and instill a sense of calm.
If you're ready to stop letting your worries get the better of you, this easy-to-use workbook will help you-one step at a time.

26x20cm  248 pages  $51.95  

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life for Teens

A Guide to Living an Extraordinary Life
Instant Help Series

Joseph Ciarrochi, Ann Bailey, Louise Hayes (Melbourne)

If you could only get past feelings of embarrassment, fear, self-criticism, and self-doubt, how would your life be different? You might take more chances and make more mistakes, but you'd also be able to live more freely and confidently than ever before.
This is a workbook that provides you with essential skills for coping with the difficult and sometimes overwhelming emotions that stress you out and cause you pain. The emotions aren't going anywhere, but you can find out how to deal with them. Once you do, you will become a mindful warrior-a strong person who handles tough emotions with grace and dignity-and gain many more friends and accomplishments along the way.
Based in proven-effective acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this book will arm you with powerful skills to help you use the power of mindfulness in everyday situations, stop finding faults in yourself and start solving your problems, how to be kinder to yourself so you feel confident and have a greater sense of self-worth, and how to identify the values that will help you create the life of your dreams..

136 pages  $35.95  

Getting Your Child to Say "Yes" to School

A Guide for Parents of Youth with School Refusal Behavior

Christopher Kearney

This book is designed to help you address your childs school refusal behavior in the early stages. This guide helps you identify school refusal behavior and provides step-by-step instructions to solve the problem. Learn different techniques for getting your child to school, including enhancing relaxation, changing your child's negative thoughts about school, establishing a clear and predictable morning routine, and setting up a system of rewards for going to school. Tools such as worksheets, lists of Dos and Don'ts, sample parent/child dialogues, and Fridge Notes combine to create a workbook-type resource that will help you increase your childs school attendance and relieve your own feelings of concern and worry. Easy to read and filled with concrete strategies, this book is the first of its kind dedicated to educating and arming parents with the tools they need to resolve their child's school refusal behavior.

26x18cm  202 pages  $74.00  

Helping Your Anxious Child

A Step-By-Step Guide for Parents (2ND ed.)

Ronald Rapee and others

This expanded and updated version of a bestselling classic guides parents through the process of helping a child overcome anxiety and fears. It describes in detail strategies and techniques they can combine into a comprehensive self-help program for a child's particular needs.

22x15cm  283 pages  $38.00  

Helping Your Child Overcome Separation Anxiety or School Refusal

A Step-by-step guide for parents

Andrew R Eisen and Linda B Engler

This step-by-step handbook offers parents effective techniques for dealing with normal separation anxiety issues, separation anxiety disorder (SAD), and school refusal. With their unique approach to the problem, the authors give parents the tools they need to make real progress with these issues.

23x15cm  190 pages  $39.95  

Hot Stones & Funny Bones

Teens Helping Teens Cope with Stress & Anger

Brian Luke Seaward

This book is a unique combination of original teen contributions and effective stress- and anger-management techniques from a mental-health professional. Most important, it was designed expressly for teens.

"Hot Stones and Funny Bones" is divided in three sections. "Telling It Like It Is" highlights problems and issues that nearly every teen faces in the middle- and high-school years, expressed in their own voices. The second section, "The Best Way to Cope with Stress," offers a host of coping skills and relaxation techniques for teens to utilize, ranging from ways to boost self-esteem and effective anger-management skills, to meditation and creative expression. The third section, "Final Comments From Teens," reveals opinions, lessons learned and advice to parents and teenagers about the struggles and triumphs of teen years. In addition, every chapter includes "Thoughts, Reflections and Action Plans," where teens can process what they've learned, using the information to make healthy behavioral changes.

14x21cm  300 pages  $42.00  

Huge Bag of Worries

Picture Story

Virginia Ironside

Wherever Jenny goes, her worries follow her - in a big blue bag. Jenny decides they will have to go. But who can she get to help her? This funny and reassuring story will appeal to all children who have occasional worries of their own. Brilliant book. BACK IN STOCK!!

27x21cm  22 pages  $17.00  

I Bet I Won't Fret

Workbook to Help Children with Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Timothy Sisemore

Draws on scientifically proven strategies for dealing with childhood anxiety. Each simple activity in this collection helps teach children how to stop worrying, overcome their fears, and enjoy being kids. The activities can be used in counseling sessions or as homework exercises.

25x20cm  152 pages  $38.95  

I'm Not Scared Book

Todd Parr

With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Parr explores the subject of all things scary and assures readers that all of us are afraid sometimes.

23x23cm  32 pages  $15.00  

In Stillness Conquer Fear

Overcoming Panic Attack

Pauline McKinnon

Stress, anxiety, fear, panic...we all encounter these feelings at some time in our lives. But when they become constant companions we are crippled, our lives stifled by our inability to break free. This book shows how panic disorder and agoraphobia cause suffering and how this can be overcome by using meditative relaxation.

21x13cm  219 pages  $18.00  

Is a Worry Worrying You?

Feriday Wolff, Harriet M Savitz, illus Marie Le Tourneau

Addresses common childhood worries with humor and imagination, as hilarious scenarios teach kids the use of perspective and the art of creative problem-solving.

19x25cm  32 pages  $15.00  

Jack's Worry

Sam Zuppardi

Jack is looking forward to playing in his first ever concert. But on the big day, Jack finds he has a Worry. His Worry follows him, and it grows ... bigger and bigger.What do you do when your Worry just won't go away?

28x24cm  32 pages  $25.00  

Little Mouse and the Red Wall

Britta Teckentrup

A simple, beautiful and timely picture book about facing our fears, discovering hope and welcoming change within ourselves and the world. What lies beyond the Red Wall? Mouse's friends don't know - but that doesn't stop them feeling scared. Can Mouse find the courage to travel into the unknown - where a world of hope and possibility awaits?

25x25cm  32 pages  $16.00  

Living With It

A Survivor's Guide to Overcoming Panic and Anxiety

Bev Aisbett

The classic guide for panic attack sufferers - now fully revised and updated. Approximately 5% of the population will experience panic attacks at some time or another. The dread of having an attack transforms the ordinary world of everyday life into a nightmare of anxiety and suffering.
This classic guide for panic attack sufferers - now fully revised and updated.
The author explains how panic disorders develop and how to recognise the symptoms, and covers topics such as changing negative thought patterns, seeking professional help and, ultimately, the skills for recovery.

21x13cm  160 pages  $23.00  

Magic Beads

Susin Nielsen-Fernlund

It's seven-year-old Lillian's first day at a new school, and she's got butterflies in her tummy, but those butterflies turn into grasshoppers when she learns she has to bring something for Show and Tell at the end of the week! Lillian and her mother have just moved away from Lillian's abusive father and into a family shelter, leaving behind all of their possessions. Every day that Lillian anxiously watches her classmates bring toys with which she has nothing to compare, the creatures in her stomach change and grow, until finally, she realizes that imagination can make anything magical, even an ordinary string of beads.

26x22cm  32 pages  $18.00  

Mind-Body Workbook for Anxiety

Effective Tools for Overcoming Panic, Fear, and Worry

Stanley Block, Carolyn Bryant Block, Andrea Peters

Intended for sufferers of anxiety, this book provides a new approach. It utilizes the innovative and proven-effective mind-body bridging technique. Inside, you'll find easy-to-use self-help exercises that will help you to stop identifying with anxious thoughts and feelings while allowing your body to relax and let go of unconscious tension. Mind-body bridging is a proven-effective method of self-help that teaches you how to regulate strong emotions such as anxiety, anger, worry, and more. You will learn how to become aware of your anxious thoughts, experience them without pushing them away, and then use your physical senses to become more grounded and relaxed. By experiencing this simple mind-body shift, you will gain an immediate sense of relief with long-lasting results. If you are ready to finally gain control over your anxiety symptoms, this book has the potential to change your life. This is the fourth workbook by these three authors explaining this technique.

25x20cm  201 pages  $52.95  

Mind-Body Workbook for Stress

Effective Tools for Lifelong Stress Reduction & Crisis Management

Stanley Block, Carolyn Bryant Block, Andrea Peters

Chronic stress is a huge problem that has only gotten worse in recent years. The good news is that new research is emerging to help treat stress in more effective ways than ever before. Mind-body bridging is one of these new modalities. Shown to be effective in both clinical and research settings, the easy-to-use mind-body bridging system helps readers dramatically reduce their stress in one to three weeks.
Mind-Body Workbook for Stress helps readers learn and practice exercises for detaching from painful thoughts and feelings and helping their bodies relax and let go of unconscious tension. In this resting state, body and mind can let go of stress and heal naturally. Readers also learn fast-acting mindfulness skills for dissolving stress whenever desired without needing to maintain a long-term meditative practice. The one-page assessments, worksheets, and activities in this book make it easy for anyone to develop their capacity to withstand and relax under stress.

25x20cm  188 pages  $45.95  

Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination

Letting Go of Anxious and Depressive Thoughts

Sameet Kumar

Do you find yourself ruminating about things you can't control? Worrying about those yet-to-complete goals and projects? What about just feeling like you're not the person you want to be?
People who worry and ruminate find it difficult to stop anxiously anticipating future events and regretting or rethinking past actions. Left unchecked, this tendency can lead to mental health problems such as depression and generalized anxiety disorder. The Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination offers powerful mindfulness strategies derived from Buddhist spiritual practices and proven psychological techniques to help you stop overthinking what you can't control-the future and the past-and learn how to find contentment in the present moment.
Kumar integrates science, Buddhism, and therapeutic tools to create an insightful and useful guidebook for people stuck in rumination.

23x15cm  171 pages  $36.00  

Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions

Christopher K Germer

The psychological benefits of mindfulness are well established. Yet for people who struggle with difficult emotions like anxiety, guilt, anger, loneliness, sadness, or low self-esteem, mindfulness practices can be enhanced by adding a simple yet powerful ingredient: self-compassion. Without it, we all too often respond to emotional suffering with self-criticism, shame, or defensiveness - tough-to-break habits that only make suffering worse. This wise, eloquent, and practical book illuminates the nature of self-compassion and offers easy-to-follow, scientifically grounded steps for incorporating it into daily life. Vivid examples and innovative exercises and techniques make this an ideal resource for readers new to mindfulness or those who want to take their practice to the next level.

22x15cm  306 pages  $33.95  

Mindful Way Through Anxiety

Break free from chronic worry and reclaim your life

Susan M Orsillo, Lizabeth Roemer

This book helps readers to fundamentally change their relationship to anxiety. This book's clinically tested mindfulness practices are specifically tailored for anxiety in its many forms. With clarity and compassion, the authors describe how to gain awareness of anxious feelings without letting them escalate; reap the benefits for emotional and physical well-being; and open life to inspiring new possibilities. Loads of stories, self-quizzes, and step-by-step exercises all enhance the user friendliness of this expertly crafted approach.

307 pages  $33.95  

Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety 2nd ed

A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

John Forsyth, Georg Eifert

Now in its second edition, The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety offers a new approach to your anxiety, fears, and your life. Within its pages, you'll find a powerful and tested set of tools and strategies to help you gain freedom from fear, trauma, worry, and all the many manifestations of anxiety and fear. The book offers an empowering approach to help you create the kind of life you so desperately want to live. Based on a revolutionary approach to psychological health and wellness called acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this fully revised and updated second edition offers compelling new exercises to help you create the conditions for your own genuine happiness and peace of mind. You'll learn how your mind can trap you, keeping you stuck and struggling in anxiety and fear. You'll also discover ways to nurture your capacity for acceptance, mindfulness, kindness, and compassion, and use these qualities to weaken the power of anxiety and fear so that you can gain the space do what truly matters to you. Now is the time. Nobody chooses anxiety. And there is no healthy way to "turn off" anxious thoughts and feelings like a light switch. But you can learn to break free from the shackles of anxiety and fear and take back your life. The purpose of this workbook is to help you do just that. Your life is calling on you to make that choice, and the skills in this workbook can help you make it happen. You can live better, more fully, and more richly with or without anxiety and fear. This book will show you the way.

20x26cm  368 pages  $49.95  

Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety

A Workbook for Overcoming Anxiety at Home, at School, & Everywhere Else
Instant Help Series

Christopher Willard

It s hard enough being a teen without having to worry about panic attacks, chronic worry, and feelings of isolation. In "Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety," a psychologist offers teen readers proven-effective, mindfulness-based practices to help them cope with their anxiety, identify common triggers (such as dating or school performance), learn valuable time-management skills, and feel calm at home, at school, and with friends.
One of the Instant Help Book for Teen series

25x20cm  155 pages  $33.95  

Mindfulness for Teen Worry

Quick & easy strategies to let go of anxiety, worry & stress (Instant Help Series)

Jeffrey Bernstein

This book shows how living in the moment will dissolve worry and help you stay grounded in the here and now. You’ll learn powerful and easy-to-use mindfulness skills to manage the four most common worry struggles teens face: school pressure, coping with friendship and relationship problems, improving body image, and handling family conflicts. You’ll discover why you worry and the long-term destructive impacts worry can have on your life. And most importantly, you’ll be introduced to simple, effective techniques to help you become more mindful—like harnessing the power of the breath and how to relax your body in times of stress.
If you struggle with worry or anxiety that gets in the way of being your best, this fun and friendly guide will help you maintain a mindful life in a frenzied world.

20x15cm  224 pages  $33.00  

Mindfulness Toolbox

50 Practical Mindfulness Tips, Tools, and Handouts for Anxiety, Depression, Stress, and Pain

Donald Altman

An authoritative book filled with mindfulness tools that deliver an essential set of engaging, practical strategies along with key research and evidence-based information. The awareness boosting methods in this guidebook offer participants a means of reappraising and observing negative and anxious thoughts, habits, pain, and stress in fresh ways that produce new insight, positive change, and a sense of hope. Featuring over 40 easy to use, reproducible handouts and expertly crafted, guided scripts-such as working with the breath, overcoming depression with here and now pleasantness, calming the anxious mind with sense grounding, expanding a client's strength narrative, the stress pause S-T-O-P technique, and meditations for peace, acceptance, and re-envisioning pain-this book is ideal for clinicians wanting to integrate mindfulness into their work.

28x22cm  203 pages  $60.00  

Mistakes that Worked

40 Familiar inventions and how they came to be

Charlotte Jones, John O'Brien

Doesn't sound like anxiety? Perfectionism is a huge source of anxiety and this is a fabulous book for proving that it doesn't always matter when things go wrong as something good can come of it.
Dozens of products and everyday household items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Scotchgard came about when a scientist spilled part of an experiment on her shoe. Potato Chips were first cooked by a chef who was furious when a customer complained that his fried potatoes were not thin enough, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. Here are 40 of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird, amazing facts. Lots of fun and inspiration.

82 pages  $23.00  

My Anxious Mind

A Teen's Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic

Michael Tompkins, Katherine Martinez

My Anxious Mind helps teens take control of their anxious feelings by providing cognitive-behavioral strategies to tackle anxiety head-on and to feel more confident and empowered in the process. My Anxious Mind also offers ways for teens with anxiety to improve their inter-personal skills, whether it be with friends, family, or teachers; manage stress; handle panic attacks; use diet and exercise appropriately; and decide whether medication is right for them.

21x14cm  196 pages  $35.00  

Natural Medicine Guide to Anxiety

Stephanie Marohn

Persuasively shows how natural approaches can successfully put an end to all types of anxiety. The author profiles therapies including acupuncture, homeopathy, heavy metal detoxification, neural therapy, herbal medicine, flower essences, visceral manipulation and psychological techniques. Numerous vivid, case histories reveal how these natural approaches get to the heart of an anxiety disorder and produce lasting relief.

20x13cm  203 pages  $29.95  

Overcoming the Fear of Fear

How to Reduce Anxiety Sensitivity

Margo Watt

To define and explain the concept of AS with lay descriptions of some of the supporting research, to provide a self-assessment process for readers to measure their own level of AS, to offer empirically-validated cognitive and behavioral techniques designed to help reduce their anxiety vulnerability before facing, and during, trigger situations, and to recommend strategies for maintaining gains in managing their AS levels.

23x16cm  205 pages  $33.00  

Panic Workbook for Teens

Breaking the Cycle of Fear, Worry, and Panic Attacks
Instant Help Series

Debra Kissen and others

If you’re like many other teens with a panic disorder, you may sometimes feel like walls are closing in on you, or that something dreadful is about to happen. The most frustrating thing about panic attacks is that they can happen anytime, anywhere—sometimes when you least expect them—and you may go through your day fearing another attack. So, how can you start managing your panic before it gets in the way of school, friends, and your life?
Here, three anxiety specialists will show you how to identify anxiety-causing thoughts and behaviors, mindfully observe your panic attacks instead of struggling against them, and experience sensations associated with panic until you discover that these sensations may be uncomfortable—but not dangerous.
No matter what situation you find yourself in, by learning how to objectively monitor your panic attacks, you'll gain a sense of control and learn to work through even the toughest moments of extreme anxiety—whether you’re taking a test, on a first date, or at a job interview.

25x20cm  176 pages  $35.95  


Managing Anxiety in Children Including Those with Asperger Syndrome

K I Al-Ghani

Have you ever felt a sense of dread and worry creeping over you? That might be the Panicosaurus coming out to play.
Sometimes the Panicosaurus tricks Mabel's brain into panicking about certain challenges, such as walking past a big dog on the street or when her favourite teacher is not at school. With the help of Smartosaurus, who lets her know there is really nothing to be afraid of, Mabel discovers different ways to manage Panicosaurus, and defeat the challenges he creates for her.
This fun, easy-to-read and fully illustrated storybook will inspire children who experience anxiety, and encourage them to banish their own Panicosauruses with help from Mabel's strategies. Parents and carers will like the helpful introduction, explaining anxiety in children, and the list of techniques for lessening anxiety at the end of the book.

29x23cm  56 pages  $28.00  

Power of Your Child's Imagination

How to Transform Stress and Anxiety Into Joy and Success

Charlotte Reznick

Imagine your frustrated four-year-old calming her own anger with a few simple breaths. Picture your fourth grader visualizing an ice blue pillow to cool his hot headaches. Or your worried eleven-year-old improving her concentration by consulting a personal wizard to help with homework. "The Power of Your Child's Imagination" will show you how to empower your child with easy, effective, and creative skills for surviving-and thriving-in a stressful world. This indispensable guide provides nine simple tools to help children cope with stress and anxiety by tapping into their imagination to access their own natural strength and confidence. The author illustrates how each tool can be used every day to deal with problems such as:
* Stress-induced headaches and stomach aches
* Phobias, panic attacks, and social anxiety
* Bed-wetting and sleepless nights
* Separation anxiety and fear of the unknown
* Coping with death, divorce, and other losses
* Hurt, frustration, and anger
* Trouble with schoolwork and concentration
* Sibling rivalry and school-yard squabbles.

21x14cm  290 pages  $32.00  

Short Introduction to Helping Young People Manage Anxiety

Carol Fitzpatrick

Anxiety is an increasingly common problem in young people, but there are many different causes and types, and it can be difficult to know where to start in order to understand it and know how best to help.
This easy-to-read guide provides information about the different types of anxiety and why some young people experience anxiety, and is full of advice and tips on how to help and support young people. As well as common types of anxiety such as generalised anxiety disorder and social anxiety disorder, it also covers issues or disorders that can occur alongside anxiety such as depression, self-harm and obsessive compulsive disorder. Case studies feature throughout the book to illustrate real-life situations, and the book includes self-help tips for young people to help them manage their anxiety.
This is an ideal short introduction to anxiety in young people, and how to help and support young people to manage and cope with anxiety.

22x14cm  112 pages  $29.95  

Silly Billy

Anthony Browne

Billy is a bit of a worrier. He worries about hats and shoes. He worries about clouds and rain and giant birds. Most of all, he worries about staying at other people's houses. His mum and dad try to help, but still Billy worries...until a visit to his grandma's shows him how to overcome his fears with the aid of his imagination - and some tiny worry dolls.

27x25cm  32 pages  $17.00  

Staring at the Sun

Overcoming the dread of death

Irvin D. Yalom

Written in Irvin Yalom’s inimitable story-telling style, Staring at the Sun is a profoundly encouraging approach to the universal issue of mortality.
In this magisterial opus, capping a lifetime of work and personal experience, Dr Yalom helps us recognise that the fear of death is at the heart of much of our day-to-day anxiety. This reality is often brought to the surface by an ‘awakening experience’ — a dream, a loss (such as the death of a loved one, a divorce, or the loss of a job or home), illness, trauma, or ageing. Once we confront our own mortality we are inspired to rearrange our priorities, communicate more deeply with those we love, appreciate more keenly the beauty of life, and increase our willingness to take the risks necessary for personal fulfillment.
This is a book with tremendous utility, including the provision of techniques for dealing with the most prevalent kinds of fears of death — especially by living in the here and now, and by embracing what Dr Yalom calls ‘rippling’, the influence and impact we all have that has a life beyond our own.

21x13cm  306 pages  $29.95  

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management for Young People

Kate Collins-Donelly

The Anxiety Gremlin loves one thing – to feed on your anxiety! But watch out, as the fuller he gets, the more anxious you get! How can you stop him? Starve him of his favourite food – your anxiety – and he'll shrink and shrivel away.
This is a unique resource to help young people understand different types of anxiety and how to manage them, including panic attacks, phobias, social anxiety, generalised anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. Based on cognitive behavioural principles that link thoughts, feelings and behaviours, the techniques described help young people to understand why they get anxious and how they can 'starve' their anxiety gremlin in order to manage their anxiety.
This engaging workbook uses fun activities and real life stories, and can be used by young people aged 10+ on their own or with a parent or practitioner. It is also an ideal anxiety management resource for those working with young people, including mental health practitioners, social workers, education sector staff and youth workers.

25x18cm  166 pages  $34.95  

Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management

Kate Collins-Donelly

The Anxiety Gremlin is a mischievous creature who loves to gobble up your anxious feelings! The more anxiety you feed him, the bigger and bigger he gets and the more and more anxious you feel! How can you stop this? Starve your Anxiety Gremlin of anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and watch him shrink!
Based on cognitive behavioural principles, this workbook uses fun and imaginative activities to teach children how to manage their anxiety by changing how they think and act – getting rid of their Anxiety Gremlins for good! Bursting with stories, puzzles, quizzes, and colouring, drawing and writing games, this is a unique tool for parents or practitioners to use with children aged 5 to 9 years.

25x17cm  192 pages  $35.00  

Starving the Exam Stress Gremlin

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Managing Exam Stress for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly

Part of the award-winning Starve the Gremlin series and full of engaging activities, this self-help workbook explains what exam stress is, how it develops and the impact it can have - providing the reader with an understanding of their own exam stress. Rooted in cognitive behavioural therapy, it is also bursting with strategies to help the reader manage their exam stress by changing how they think and act.
This book can be completed independently by young people aged 10+ or with supervision, and with exam stress on the rise among our young people, this invaluable resource will also be of interest to school counsellors, teaching staff, youth workers and social workers and parents.

25x17cm  160 pages  $35.00  

Starving the Stress Gremlin

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Stress Management for Young People

Kate Collins-Donnelly

Watch out for the Stress Gremlin -- he loves to feed on your stress, and as he gets bigger and bolder, you get more and more stressed! How can he be stopped? Don't give him any more stress to eat, and watch him and your stress disappear!
shows young people how they can manage their stress levels through a range of effective techniques based on cognitive behavioural principles. Engaging and fun activities as well as real life stories from other young people show how our thoughts are related to our behaviour and emotions, allowing young people to understand why they get stressed, the effects of stress and how to 'starve' their Stress Gremlin!
This informative workbook is easy to read and fun for a young person aged 10+ to complete either on their own or with the help of a parent or practitioner. It is also a valuable stress management resource for those working with young people, including mental health practitioners, youth workers, social workers and education sector staff.

24x17cm  134 pages  $35.00  

Take Control of Your Anxiety

A Drug free approach too living a happy, healthy life

Drs Chris Cortman, Harold Shinitzky, Laurie-Ann O'Connoor

Presents the current understanding of anxiety: its genesis in the brain, its functions and contributions to human survival and growth, and its progression to pathology, with few families untouched in some way by anxiety issues. Each of the five major anxiety disorders is featured in a chapter that explores its etiology, practical steps and exercises for successful resolution, and real-life case studies of patients who have overcome the disorder. Also includes a toolbox of self-help techniques.

23x15cm  222 pages  $30.00  

Teen Anxiety

A CBT and ACT Activity Resources Book for Helping Anxious Adolescents

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann

Today's teens are faced with all sorts of decisions, dilemmas and difficulties, from exam worries to friendship and relationship problems. The result is that anxiety is an increasingly common problem, and professionals need practical ways of helping these anxious teens.
Teen Anxiety is a practical manual to use with teenagers to help them cope with anxious feelings. With 60 easy-to-do activities based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), teenagers can be helped to understand what triggers their anxiety; the importance of taking care of themselves; how to work through anxious feelings, fear, stress, and panic; and how to accept and manage thoughts and emotions. Part 1 of the book provides a guide to CBT, ACT and what anxiety is, and the manual also includes scaling questions for assessment and graphs to track progress.
This ready-to-use manual, packed with information and activities, will be invaluable to professionals working with anxious teenagers.

28x22cm  239 pages  $50.00  

Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong

A Guide to Life Liberated from Anxiety

Kelly Wilson, Troy Dufrene

The authors help readers foster the flexibility they need to keep from succumbing to the avoidable forces of anxiety, and open themselves to the often uncomfortable complexities and possibilities of life.

23x15cm  165 pages  $27.95  

This Book Will Make You Calm

Jessamy Hibberd, Jo Usmar

This book shows how to beat stress and become more positive, relaxed, and productive. Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar draw on the latest cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) research to show you how to develop coping strategies and learn practical techniques to deal with stress and anxiety quickly and effectively. From reducing worry and boosting energy to breathing and mindfulness techniques, this helpful little book will make your life more serene, stress-free and fulfilled.

18x13cm  160 pages  $23.00  

Transforming Anxiety

The Heartmath Solution for Overcoming Fear and Worry and Creating Serenity

Doc Chioldre, Deborah Rozman

At the core of the HeartMath method is the idea that our thoughts and emotions affect our heart rhythms. By focussing on positive feelings such as appreciation, care, or compassion, you can create coherence in these rhythms - with amazing results. Using the HeartMath method, you'll learn to engage you heart to bring your emotions, body, and mind into balance. Relief from anxiety, optimal health, and high performance all day long will follow.

18x16cm  161 pages  $30.00  

Treating Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents

How to Foster Resilience through Attachment, Self-Regulation, and Competency 2nd ed

Margaret E Blaustein, Kristine M Kinniburgh

Tens of thousands of clinicians have used this book - now revised and expanded with 50% new material - to plan and organize effective interventions for children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma, as well as their parents and other caregivers. The Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) framework can be used in a wide range of settings to strengthen child–caregiver relationships and support healthy development and positive functioning. Packed with case vignettes and user-friendly clinical tools, the volume identifies key treatment goals and provides flexible intervention strategies and skills. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes 72 reproducible handouts and forms. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

27x21cm  528 pages  $116.00  

What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold

A kids guide to overcoming nail biting and more
What-to-Do Guides for Kids series

Dawn Huebner, Bonnie Matthews

Nail biting. Thumb sucking. Hair twirling. Scab picking. Shirt chewing.
Do you have a habit that's hard to stop? A habit that embarrasses you or gets you in trouble? If so, you're not alone. Lots of kids have habits they wish they could lose. But habits are stronger than wishes. They lock on, holding you tight. Even if you want to break free, you can't. Unless you have the keys.
What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold provides the keys to escape from a variety of pesky habits. Engaging examples, lively illustrations, and step-by-step instructions teach essential habit-busting strategies, targeting everything from nail biting and thumb sucking to shirt chewing, hair twirling, and more. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to set themselves free.

28x21cm  71 pages  $35.00  

What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake

A Kid's Guide to Accepting Imperfection
What-to-Do Guides for Kids series

Clare Freeland, Jacqueline Toner

Explorers investigate places they have never been before. These explorers might take a while to make their discoveries. They might have trouble understanding their maps. They might make wrong turns. They might need to start their expedition all over again!
If explorers could not accept their mistakes and keep going, they might never make any discoveries! Does this sound like you? If you have trouble accepting mistakes, if you try to be right all the time, or if you worry about being less than the best, this book is for you!
What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake guides children and their parents through the emotions underlying a fear of making mistakes using strategies and techniques based on cognitive-behavioural principles. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to cope with mistakes � so they can explore new territory without fear!

28x22cm  96 pages  $35.00  

What to Do When You Don't Want to Be Apart

A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Separation Anxiety
What-to-Do Guides for Kids series

Kristen Lavallee, Silvia Schneider,and Janet McDonnell, illus

Hot air balloon pilots have wonderful adventures, where they get to see things they have never seen before and learn all about the world outside.
Flying a hot air balloon sounds like a lot of fun to some kids. But for other kids, the idea of flying off on their own, away from their parents or homes, doesn't sound like fun at all. If you feel scared when you do something alone or away from your parents, this book is for you!
What to Do When You Don't Want to Be Apart guides children and their parents through the emotions underlying separation anxiety using strategies and techniques based on cognitive-behavioral principles. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to overcome separation anxiety — so they can become the confident pilots of their very own hot air balloons!

27x21cm  88 pages  $35.00  

What To Do When You Dread Your Bed

A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Sleep
What-to-Do Guides for Kids series

Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews

Wouldn't it be great if you could climb into bed, snuggle under your covers, and fall asleep without any fuss or fear? Without listening for noises or thinking about bad guys? Without an extra drink, or an extra hug, or an extra trip to the bathroom? Bedtime is tough for many kids. If you're a kid who dreads your bed, and are convinced that nothing short of magic will make nighttime easier, this book is for you. This book guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat problems with sleep. Fears, busy brains, restless bodies, and overdependence on parents are all tackled as children gain the skills they need for more peaceful nights.

28x22cm  93 pages  $35.00  

What to Do When You Feel Too Shy

A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Social Anxiety
What-to-Do Guides for Kids sereis

Clare Freeland, Jacqueline Toner

Lots of kids feel shy when they feel that other people notice them. But some kids get super uncomfortable being in the spotlight. Does this sound like you? If you feel too shy or nervous too often, or if you miss out on cool activities and fun because you worry about what other people might think about you, this book is for you!
Circus clowns perform tricks and make us laugh. They wear bright colors, big shoes, and all kinds of wigs and colorful hats. Have you noticed that they seem to like people looking at them and laughing at them?
This book guides children aged 6-12 and their parents through the emotions underlying social anxiety using strategies and techniques based on cognitive-behavioral principles. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to overcome social anxiety — so they can join in the circus of fun and friends!

28x21cm  80 pages  $35.00  

What to Do When You Worry Too Much

A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
What to Do Guides for Kids

Dawn Huebner, illus Bonnie Matthews

This hands-on workbook features information and exercises for kids aged 6-12 who are coping with excessive stress, anxiety, fears, and worry. It explores cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety. Metaphors and humorous illustrations make difficult concepts easy to understand, while prompts to draw and write help children to master new skills related to reducing anxiety.
Engaging, encouraging, and easy to follow, this book educates, motivates, and empowers children to work towards change. Includes notes to parents by the psychologist author.

28x21cm  80 pages  $35.00  

When Anxiety Attacks

Terian Koscik

Frank and full of gentle humor, Terian Koscik's graphic memoir shares her experiences of living with anxiety, finding the courage to see a therapist, and learning more than she could have imagined. Even in childhood anxious thoughts would seep into Terian's day. Yet she never thought that getting professional help was for her, simply concluding that her problems weren't "real" problems (a lion hadn't devoured her whole family, for example). But when her anxiety finally became overwhelming, she knew it was time to see a therapist. To her surprise, Terian learned endless coping techniques through her therapy sessions. She shares how mindfulness strategies helped her observe anxious thoughts without criticizing them, and how "I" statements encouraged her to express feelings more openly in relationships. But perhaps the most important thing she learned was that there really is no "right" way to feel. Presented in comic format.

23x17cm  32 pages  $17.95  

When Fuzzy was Afraid of Big and Loud Things

Inger Maier, Jennifer Candon, illus

uzzy the Little Sheep is back again, in this charming third addition to the series about dealing with common fears. In this tale, Fuzzy is afraid of loud sounds such as thunder and lightning, and the large animals on the farm making big noises! Fuzzy's father helps him desensitize to these big and loud noises using a number of behavioral practices. Each time Fuzzy is afraid, his father gently encourages and reassures him, helping him imaginatively practice exposure to the loud sounds so he can get used to them, and also acquainting Fuzzy with the sources of his fears so they seem less frightening. For ages 3-7 years

20x20cm  32 pages  $19.95  

When Fuzzy Was Afraid of Losing His Mother

Inger M Maier

While Fuzzy the Little Sheep is out playing with his friends, he falls and skins his knee. He searches for his mother, can?t find her, and feels scared and alone. He soon finds her, but thereafter he is afraid to let her out of his sight. She has several ideas to help him cope with being away from her, which he practices, and eventually he is able to play comfortably with his friends and not be near her. When Fuzzy Was Afraid of Losing His Mother is designed to help young children develop constructive alternatives to unnecessary worry thoughts. Fuzzy is afraid to let his mother out of sight, and worry scripts have become his reality. His mother gently encourages and reassures him, while giving him practice in simple imagery, coping scripts, and step-by-step behavioral changes.

20x21cm  32 pages  $19.95  

When Lizzy Was Afraid of Trying New Things

Inger Maier

This book is designed to help young children develop constructive alternatives to unnecessary ?worry? thoughts. In this story, Fuzzy the Little Sheep helps his anxious sister Lizzy attempt different activities and test herself in gentle, realistic ways. Her fears are shown in ways that the young child can relate to. Lizzy is shy and afraid of failing or making mistakes, so she refuses to play and try new things. Fuzzy devises a plan whereby she gets to add a new stone to a rock pile every time she tries something new. She starts out small, but eventually tries more and more things as she gets excited by the growing rock pile and realizes how much fun she is having in her play. She is pleased to master new things and becomes aware of changes in her feelings. Coping strategies are shown using humorous imagery, relaxation techniques, and self-soothing scripts.

20x20cm  29 pages  $19.95  

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine

Julia Cook

Everyone feels fear, worry and apprehension from time to time, but when these feelings prevent a person from doing what he/she wants and/or needs to do, anxiety becomes a disability. This fun and humorous book addresses the problem of anxiety in a way that relates to children of all ages. It offers creative strategies for parents and teachers to use that can lessen the severity of anxiety.The goal of the book is to give children the tools needed to feel more in control of their anxiety. For those worries that are not in anyone's control (i.e. the weather, ) a worry hat is introduced. A fun read for Wilmas of all ages!

22x20cm  32 pages  $20.00  

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine Activity and Idea Book

Julia Cook

A book of activities to go along with Wilma Jean the Worry Machine storybook by Julia Cook. Use as a supplementary teacher's guide with the storybook. Full of discussion questions and exercises to share with students.

27x21cm  24 pages  $18.00  

Wolf and the Baby Dragon

(Feel Brave series)

Avril McDonald, illus Tatiana Minina

When Wolfgang and his friends learn about a secret cave where a baby dragon is growing they quickly run off to find it but, sadly, Wolfgang gets left behind. His bag is full of heavy worries that are making him slow and he just can’t let go of them. When he trips on a rock and falls, Spider shows him how to rest his busy mind and that worries aren’t so bad if you share them.
Nobody likes worries, so it’s good to know how to give a worried mind a rest!

24x29cm  32 pages  $20.00  

Wolf and the Shadow Monster

(Feel Brave series)

Avril McDonald, illus Tatiana Minina

Wolfgang is excited to be allowed to have his friends over to stay for the whole night. They all have great fun until the lights go out and Wolfgang’s secret fear of the dark is revealed.
His friends laugh at him until they hear his story and see the Shadow Monster for themselves! Spider shows Wolfgang a special magic spell to make scary things go away. The magic spell is so good that all of his friends want to try it on the things that scare them too.
Life can sometimes be scary but there are some great tricks out there to make scary things not so scary anymore. You can even have a little fun with it!

24x29cm  32 pages  $20.00  

Wolf was Not Sleeping

(Feel Brave series)

Avril McDonald, illus Tatiana Minina

A heartwarming bedtime story specially written to soothe the anxiety of children whose parents work as first responders and to encourage conversations which help them manage trauma.
Wolfgang and his Big Dad Wolf share their feelings around the day-to-day realities of Big Dad Wolf’s work as a ‘helper’ (first responder) in the forest. Wolfgang is a young cub whose mind races with wild imaginings and fearsome ‘what ifs’ each time his dad gets called out to the front line, but he is instantly calmed when Big Dad Wolf introduces him to the great team that he works with, reassures him that he is safe when he goes out to work, and tells him that things aren’t always as scary as they seem. Together they then create a picture wall of all the fabulous characters on Big Dad Wolf’s team, which Wolfgang then feels very much a part of.
The book’s beautiful verse and colourful illustrations also send an important message to the parents themselves, helping them to bridge the gap between work and home by opening up conversations with their families about the stresses and strains they experience as first responders.

24x29cm  32 pages  $20.00  

Worried No More

Help and hope for anxious children - 2nd ed

Aureen Pinto Wagner

Addresses separation anxiety, school refusal, excessive shyness, worry, phobias, panic, disasters and tragedies, obsessions and compulsions in an extremely practical way.
The cover testimonial reads - A clear and so practical, that this is the book every school must have and every parent of a child with anxiety should read and reread...provides priceless understanding of excessive anxiety and how to control it. John Greist, M.D., Distinguished Senior Scientist, Madison Institute of Medicine.

21x28cm  240 pages  $48.00  

Worry Glasses

Overcoming Anxiety

Donalisa Helsley

For ages 3-9... Do you find yourself worrying about almost everything? Do your worries seem extra large? MJ knows the feeling. She's a big worry wart. Visit with MJ as she learns how to take off her "Worry Glasses" and take control of her anxiety.

22x22cm  32 pages  $28.00  

Worry Less, Live More

The Mindful Way Through Anxiety Workbook

Susan Orsillo, Lizabeth Roemer

Do you ever feel like you want more from your life--but get scared or overwhelmed by the idea of making changes? For many, worry, fear, or negativity are stumbling blocks that can be extraordinarily difficult to overcome. This effective workbook provides a blueprint to help you move through painful emotions without being ruled by them. Vivid stories of others who have struggled with anxiety are accompanied by meditation and acceptance practices and step-by-step exercises that build self-knowledge and self-compassion (you can download and print additional copies of the worksheets as needed). Armed with a deeper understanding of what you really value, you can break free of the common traps that leave people feeling stuck -and dare to live the life you really want.
See also the authors' Mindful Way through Anxiety, which explains mindfulness techniques in greater detail - See entry above. This workbook can be used on its own or as the perfect way to expand on and enhance the lessons of the first book using a step-by-step approach.

27x20cm  276 pages  $45.00  

Worry Trick

How Your Brain Tricks You Into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do about It

David Carbonell

Are you truly in danger or has your brain simply "tricked" you into thinking you are? This book shows how anxiety hijacks the brain and offers effective techniques to help you break the cycle of worry, once and for all.
Anxiety is a powerful force. It makes us question ourselves and our decisions, causes us to worry about the future, and fills our days with dread and emotional turbulence. Based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this book is designed to help you break the cycle of worry.
Worry convinces us there's danger, and then tricks us into getting into fight, flight, or freeze mode—even when there is no danger. The techniques in this book, rather than encouraging you to avoid or try to resist anxiety, shows you how to see the trick that underlies your anxious thoughts, and how avoidance can backfire and make anxiety worse.
If you’re ready to start observing your anxious feelings with distance and clarity—rather than getting tricked once again—this book will show you how.

23x15cm  232 pages  $33.95  


Pamela Duncan Edwards

Wombat wants Weasel and Woodchuck to wander the world with her, but they are overwhelmed with worries. What if they walk into a swarm of waiting wasps? The popular author-artist duo team up again to deliver a wildly silly alliterative tale with wonderful use of the letter "W".

22x26cm  32 pages  $15.00