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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  

Beyond the Blues

A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression
Instant Help Series

Lisa Schab

An invaluable tool in providing a comprehensive approach to treating depressed teens. The 40 illustrated activities include helping teens be more assertive, finding ways to make friends, handling conflicts, and of course, dealing with sad and difficult feelings. Here are simple, effective solutions to
- Help Teens Deal with Sad and Difficult Feelings
- Be More Assertive
- Find New Ways to Make Friends.

25x20cm  184 pages  $35.95  

Bob's Blue Period

Marion Denchars

Bob the bird loves to paint pictures with his best friend Bat. But one day Bat goes away and Bob is sad. He tries to paint, but everything he paints is blue! Can his friends help him to find his bright colours again?

29x21cm  32 pages  $22.00  

Can I tell you about Depression?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

Christopher Dowrick and Susan Martin

Meet Julie – a women who suffers from periods of depression. Julie and her family help readers to understand what depression is, what it is like to feel depressed and how it can affect their family life. She explains how coping with depression can sometimes be very difficult but there is support and help available that can relieve the feelings of depression.
This illustrated book is an ideal introduction to depression – a condition that can be particularly difficult for children to understand. It is suitable for readers aged 7 upwards and shows family, friends and anyone who knows someone affected by depression how they can offer support.

22x15cm  48 pages  $19.95  

Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression

A Step-by Step Program 2nd ed

Willliam Knaus

CBT is the most widely used treatment for depression, because it works. The CBT program in this workbook has helped thousands of readers defeat the depressive thoughts and beliefs that keep them from enjoying life and feeling like themselves. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, this book delivers evidence-based tools you can confidently use to do better, feel better, and prevent depression from coming back
Through a series of worksheets and exercises, you'll evaluate your depression and learn key skills for overcoming it. Once you have your depression symptoms under control, you will appreciate the additional information on preventing relapse that is special to this new edition. This workbook also includes 25 bonus tips from depression experts that can jump-start your recovery. Recommended by therapists, this workbook will help you bounce back from depression, one solid step at a time.

25x20cm  317 pages  $49.95  

Colour Thief

A Family's Story of Depression

Andrew Peters, Polly Peters, Karen Littlewood, illus

A simple, heart-warming tale which helps to open up the conversations around depression and to support young children whose families have been affected. We follow a young boy who loves spending time with his dad, doing fun things together. When his father becomes sad and distant, he doesn't understand and believes he has done something to make his dad so, despite being told otherwise. Time passes and his father begins to get happier again and they have fun together like before. Narrated from the child's perspective and illustrated with beautiful pictures

27x25cm  32 pages  $17.00  

Coping with Depression in Young People

A Guide for Parents

Carol Fitzpatrick & John Sharry

Depressive disorders can produce dramatic and frightening changes in young peoples’ behaviour, but while parents may suspect something is wrong, they are often at a loss to know what. This book shows parents how to tell the difference between the ordinary ups and downs and true depression, helping them better understand clinical warning signs and the various approaches to treatment. Dealing sensitively with how depression sometimes manifests itself— self-harm, alcohol and drug abuse, and suicide attempts— the book offers parents practical guidance on how they can reach out to their children and find professional assistance.

13x23cm  144 pages  $39.95  

Depression Is the Pits, But I'm Getting Better

A Guide for Adolescents

E. Jane Garland

• How do I know if I'm depressed?
• I feel sick. How can this be in my mind?
• How do I get out of the pits?
• What do I do when I feel like giving up?
• Is this a phase I'll get over?
Clinical depression can strike at any age. When it happens during adolescence—a confusing time under the best of circumstances—it can be especially baffling and heart-wrenching for both the young person and his or her parents. And to make matters worse, sometimes finding the right help can be difficult. This book, written especially for teens, is packed with the practical information and the reassurance necessary for coping with—and beating—the "pits."

24x15cm  90 pages  $25.95  

Depression: A Teen's Guide to Survive

Jacqueline Toner and Claire Freeland

If you have picked up this book, you probably want nothing more than to understand why you feel the way you do and how to feel better. You want those depressed thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to just go away, right? Inside you'll read about what depression is, how it can derail you, and effective ways to take care of yourself if you are depressed.
Full of useful information, helpful self-reflection quizzes, easy-to-do exercises, and based firmly on cognitive-behavioral principles, this book will provide you with a concrete plan that could make huge difference in your health and well-being - a difference that lasts.

23x15cm  208 pages  $32.00  

Depression: the way out of your prison

The Way Out of Your Prison

Dorothy Rowe

Dorothy Rowe uses humour and stories from real life to illustrate both what defines depression and how it can be defeated through a true understanding of its causes. Depression and its allied problems are seen as the root causes of rising suicide rates, marriage break-ups, family breakdowns, misuse of drugs and many of the psychological problems that beset the modem world. Written in a reader-friendly manner, when you read ityou really hear Dorothy talking - and what a lot she has to say! Helping us to understand what is important in our lives, why we act and feel the way we do, guiding us to the point where we can accept and love ourselves for who we really are, Dr Rowe sees depression as a defence, as a place to where people retreat to. She shows that depression is not an illness or mental disorder, but a defence against pain and fear which we can use whenever we suffer a disaster and discover that life is not what we thought it was. By understanding how we have interpreted events in our life we can choose to change our interpretations and thus create for ourselves a happier, more fulfilling life Depression: The Way Out Of Your Prison is a proven self help guide as well as an invaluable source book that enables professional helpers to enter the world of the depressed person. Its clear account of the feelings and thought processes of those suffering from depression will enable them to lead more people out of their prisonsfor ever.


I Had A Black Dog

His Name Was Depression

Matthew Johnstone

A moving and ultimately uplifting insight into what it is to live with Black Dog as a companion and the strength and support that can be found within and around us to tame it. Stunningly illustrated this totally inspiring book is a brilliant expose of depression. The New Zealand born author now resides in Australia.

17x21cm  $16.95  

Is He Depressed or What?

What to Do When the Man You Love Is Irritable, Moody, and Withdrawn

David Wexler

Offers the partners of depressed men tools to help them support the man they love while still working to meet their own needs--socially, emotionally, and physically--within the relationship.

23x15cm  190 pages  $29.95  

Living With A Black Dog

Matthew and Ainsley Johntone

This must-have guide for partners, family, friends and colleagues of depression sufferers, includes practical advice about recognising the symptoms of depression in a loved one, living with a depressed person, and helping them to tame their Black Dog.

18x22cm  $19.95  

Making Mummy Better

A Child’s experience of postnatal depression.

Denise Scott

When the mother of a family is anxious and depressed everyone in the family is affected. Knowing how to explain the sutuatio to children and to the current baby later in its life is a considerable dilemma. Picture story books often create opportunities for conversations, especially about more difficult issues. This story is about changes in Sally's family. Her Mum is different after Ben is born, and Sally is worried that she is responsible.

23x28cm  32 pages  $15.00  

Mindful Way Through Depression

Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness with CD (Audio)

Mark Williams

This authoritative, easy-to-use self-help program is based on methods clinically proven to reduce the recurrence of chronic unhappiness and demonstrates powerful ways to strengthen resilience in the face of lifes misfortunes. Includes a CD of guided meditations.

22x15cm  272 pages  $45.00  

Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Depression 2nd ed

Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression & Create a Life Worth Living

Kirk D Strosahl & Patricia J Robinson

A step-by-step program to help you understand depression in a completely new way, recognize the depression traps in your life, use acceptance to move through painful life situations, develop a mindful, values-oriented lifestyle, and commit to acting in ways that promote vitality, purpose & meaning.

26x20cm  305 pages  $49.95  

Mindfulness for Teen Depression

A Workbook for Improving Your Mood
Instant Help Series

Mitch Abblett, Christopher Willard

If you’re a teen with depression, you may often feel sad, lonely, and unmotivated. And it can be especially difficult to do well in school, make friends, and take those important steps toward adulthood. But it’s important for you to know that your depression is not your fault, and that it doesn’t have to define you. Most importantly, there are steps you can take to feel better.
With this powerful workbook, you’ll learn effective skills based in mindfulness and positive psychology to help you manage difficult emotions, gain distance from negative thoughts, and enhance your awareness of the present moment. You’ll also discover tons of activities and exercises—such as mindful meditations, walking, yoga, healthy eating and sleeping tips, and more—to help you care for your body as well as your mind.
Depression can make it seem like you're viewing the world through dark or distorted glasses. When you're depressed, it’s even hard to see yourself clearly. This book will empower you to feel better, more energized, and start reaching for your goals—one step at a time.

25x20cm  144 pages  $33.95  

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  

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression 2ed

Zindel V Segal, J Mark G Williams, John D Teasdale

This bestselling work has introduced tens of thousands of clinicians to mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression (MBCT), an eight-week program with proven effectiveness. Step by step, the authors explain the 'whys' and 'how-tos' of conducting mindfulness practices and cognitive interventions that have been shown to bolster recovery from depression and prevent relapse. Clinicians are also guided to practice mindfulness themselves, an essential prerequisite to teaching others. More than 40 reproducible handouts are included. Book purchasers get access to a companion Web page featuring downloadable audio recordings of the guided mindfulness practices (meditations and mindful movement), for use by clinicians and clients, plus all of the reproducibles, ready to download and print.

23x15cm  471 pages  $77.00  

Postnatal Depression

A Practical guide for Australian families.


Postnatal depression (PND) affects at least one in ten new mothers and their families. This book discusses signs and symptoms of PND, professional help and how to get it, how a woman can help herself, and how her partner, other family-members, and friends can help, as well as the affect on the woman's partner and how he might best help himself. The book provides sound answers to many frequently asked questions in a warm and optimistic way. There is very little published on PND that is intended for those who experience and live with it. This book, by an Australian author who has personal experience of PND, is a significant and practical contribution.

15x23cm  137 pages  $21.95  

Psychotherapy and Counselling for Depression

Paul Gilbert

The Third Edition of Counselling and Psychotherapy for Depression is a popular and practical guide to working with people suffering from depression. As well as describing the skills and techniques used by practitioners, the book explores the features and complexities of depressed states including: General negativity Sense of failure and abandonment Feelings of powerlessness, anger, shame, and guilt The book examines the essential stages of the therapeutic process from conceptualization and formulation through to a wide variety of interventions for different types of difficulty. The Third Edition??has been revised and updated and features a new chapter focusing on the role of the therapeutic relationship

23x17cm  402 pages  $71.00  

Raising a Moody Child

How to Cope with Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Mary A Fristad, Jill Goldbert-Arnold

Every day can be an ordeal for families struggling with the difficult, moody, "impossible" behavior that may point to childhood depression or bipolar disorder. Effective help for kids does exist, but it often requires a customized combination of medication, therapy, coping skills, and support. From esteemed child treatment experts Dr. Mary Fristad and Dr. Jill Goldberg Arnold, this indispensable book describes how treatment works and what additional steps parents can take at home to help children with mood disorders--and the family as a whole--improve the quality of their lives. Explained are why symptoms look so different (and can be so much harder to manage) in children and teens than in adults, how to find the right doctor or therapist, and how to help kids develop their own "coping toolkits." Bursting with practical tools, FAQs, and examples, the book covers everything from dealing with medical crises to resolving school problems, sibling conflicts, and marital stress.

22x16cm  260 pages  $28.95  

Recovering from Depression

A Workbook for Teens

Mary Ellen Copeland & Copans

With suicide as the third leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 24*, education professionals and guidance counselors must understand--and know how to address--adolescent depression. This innovative workbook provides them with the guidance they need. Counselors can use it in their work with teens, who can use the surveys, checklists, fill-in-the-blanks, and activities to recognize depression in themselves, learn what they can do to feel better, and build a safety plan to stay well. The book also gives any professional who works with teens valuable information on the symptoms, causes, treatments, and effects of depression. Recovering from depression is possible--and this interactive workbook guides both teens and the people who support them. Includes tips and activities on - dealing with suicidal feelings - changing negative thought patterns to positive ones - reaching out to friends and supporters - avoiding substance abuse - avoiding "triggers" of depression.

18x26cm  186 pages  $55.95  

Red Tree

Shaun Tan

Sometimes the day begins with nothing to look forward to ...
This stunningly illustrated, multi-award winning book opens a window to our inexplicable emotions and tells a story about the power of hope, renewal and inspiration.
A great way to begin discussions about emotions and feeling disillusioned and downcast.

31x24cm  32 pages  $18.00  

Starving the Depression Gremlin

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Managing Depression for Young People

Kate Collins-Donelly

ave you met the depression gremlin? He's a troublesome creature who likes nothing more than to feed off your low mood. And the more he devours, the bigger he gets and the more sadness you feel. But never fear - starve him of depression-related thoughts, feelings and behaviours and watch him shrink and shrivel away!
this engaging and accessible workbook helps young people aged 10+ to understand their feelings by explaining what depression is, how it develops and the impact it can have on the lives of young people. Based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy and packed with valuable tips and strategies, this workbook also aims to empower the reader to change how they think and act in order to manage their depression.
Full of fun and creative activities, Starving the Depression Gremlin can help support and inform wider therapeutic work with young people with depression, and it can be used independently or with a parent or practitioner. It will be of interest to school counsellors, therapists, social workers, youth workers, teaching staff and other professionals working with young people.

25x17cm  176 pages  $38.00  

Taming the Black Dog

2nd ed

Bev Aisbett

Simple and easy-to-follow guide to overcoming depression this book is a revised version of the 2000 first edition which sold over 220,000 copies, and helped thousands of people manage their depression.
Now expanded and fully revised, this updated edition of Taming the Black Dog features the author's unique blend of information, humour and clear, simple and practical advice. It is an invaluable guide and source of information for both chronic sufferers of depression as well as anyone with a fit of 'the blues'.

192 pages  $  

Why Are You So Sad?

A child’s book about parental depression

Beth Andrews

This interactive book explains depression and its treatment in kid terms, reassuring children that their parents can get better. It explores the many feelings children usually have and helps express and understnd them. Provides practical tips for coping with a parent's depression, showing how children can feel better to. Comprehensive and authoritative notes to parents by clinical psychologists and social workers.

22x28cm  32 pages  $16.00