Eric Goodman, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, author, and speaker who specializes in helping people face their social fears and anxiety disorders. In addition to his private practice in San Luis Obispo, California, he runs Social Courage groups and retreats.
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Coping and thriving with the reality of social anxiety
Whether you are struggling with social anxiety of phobic proportions or are just held back when it comes to public speaking or meeting a specific social goal, Social Courage offers help with its effective, structured, step-by-step program that draws from a range of therapeutic approaches. Packed with practical exercises and case studies, it gives you the tools to boldly move towards your social goals, while minimizing suffering along the way.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 / 9 x 6 Inches | 232 Pages |
Many people walk around with a secret: they experience social anxiety! At the same time, they are bombarded by messages from books, articles, and gurus that lead them to believe that social anxiety is a disease that needs to be cured. Consequently, along with social anxiety, they carry shame — believing that there is something wrong with them that must be fixed before they can live a ‘normal’ life. Often, they are waiting for the magical day when their social anxiety vanishes forever before pursuing their social goals, such as increasing friendships, finding a romantic partner, or advancing in their career. The problem is that social anxiety is normal and, to some degree, it will remain a lifelong companion. Social Courage presents a step-by-step, structured program for minimizing suffering in the face of social anxiety while giving readers the tools to boldly go towards their social goals. It combines strategies from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Compassion-Focused Therapy to form ‘CBT 2.0’, to help readers cope and thrive with anxious thoughts and emotions using practical exercises and case studies. Whether readers are struggling with social anxiety of phobic proportions or are just held back when it comes to public speaking or meeting a specific social goal, Social Courage presents a path forward while minimizing suffering along the way.
Today’s children struggle with a range of issues, from depression and anxiety to poor body image and low self-esteem. In fact, research suggests that at any given time around 10 per cent of students will be suffering from a mental health issue that directly impacts on their education and health.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (the subject of Dr Russ Harris’s bestselling The Happiness Trap) has been proven to be effective in teaching young people effective, flexible strategies for dealing with the stressors in their life and these principles are now brought to life in this graphic novel. By following the main character, Holly, through her encounters with monsters (symbolising her inner doubts and unpleasant thoughts), children will learn how to similarly deal with their own issues and develop a more resilient mental attitude and achieve better emotional balance.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 170 x 245 mm / 6 ⅘ x 9 ⅗ Inches | Colour | 64 Pages |
Fed up with feeling nervous? Sick of self-doubt? Ever wonder when or how you will start to be confident and comfortable with yourself? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you have found the right book.
This book is about relaxing, the art of becoming consciously cool and learning to rise above stress. It’s a crash course in training yourself to be cool no matter what’s going on in your life, and the good news is that it’s not difficult. Through the simple practice of spending a few minutes a day working towards a calmer life, you too can take charge of your emotions.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 138 x 105 mm / 5 ½ x 4 ¼ | 120 Pages |
Myth busting the top ways to live a long and healthy life
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Every day we’re bombarded by often-contradictory advice on what to do to keep ourselves healthy. How can we separate fact from fad? Written by a medical clinician, this is the ultimate myth-busting guide to what will really help us live a long and healthy life.
Along the way you’ll discover stacks of intriguing, entertaining and often very funny facts. It’s the one-stop checklist to living a life that might just see you reach your 100th birthday and beyond!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | Black & White | 352 Pages |
Whatever your age, whatever your learning environment, mindfulness can make a positive difference. Mindfulness is increasingly being used in educational environments as a way to help students learn more effectively, develop personally, enhance their physical and emotional health, and deal with study and exam-related demands.
In Mindful Learning, the authors provide practical insights and exercises on how to apply mindfulness in the educational setting, resulting in a book that clearly sets out how we can manage stress, improve performance and create better communication and relationships. Whatever your age, whatever your learning environment, mindfulness can make a positive difference.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 x 151 mm / 9 ⅕ x 6 Inches | 272 Pages |