If you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed by personal challenges, need more joy and serenity, or simply wonder what happens in therapy, step inside Tuya Pearl’s office to experience the transformational process. With keys and a professional therapist to guide you, you’ll unlock your story with clarity that will astound, heal, and set you free.
Participate in sessions that get to the source of anxiety, depression, compulsions, self-doubt, and other emotional issues, listening to others’ real-life stories and telling your own, with prompts to inspire and awaken you. From the privacy of a confidential read, and with the perspective of both client and healer, Tell Me Your Story moves you through the stages of therapy, from the initial phone call to the final goodbye, connecting body, mind, and spirit with inner wisdom to reclaim and enjoy your most authentic life.
Many adults on the autism spectrum experience isolation,interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, depressed mood, and coping problems. Award-winning author Dr. Lee A. Wilkinson's new book presents strategies derived from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), adapted specifically for adults on the higher end of the autism spectrum, to help them overcome anxiety and depression, and improve their psychological well-being. It is written for individuals in the early and middle years of adulthood, with and without a formal diagnosis, who share features associated with autism spectrum conditions. It is also appropriate for adults who recognize their autistic traits, even though they may not have experienced major social difficulties and clinical impairment, but who want to improve their emotional well-being. The author takes the best of CBT therapeutic techniques to facilitate greater self-understanding, self-advocacy, and better decision-making in life-span activities such as employment and interpersonal relationships.
Accessible and easy-to-read, this self-help guide provides evidence-based tools that can be used to learn new self-fulfilling ways of thinking,feeling, and doing. It includes questionnaires, forms/worksheets, and exercises to help the reader:
Evaluate his or her autistic traits and discover their cognitive style.
Identify and modify the thoughts and beliefs that underlie and maintain the cycles of anxiety, depression, and anger.
Apply therapeutic techniques such as mindfulness, positive self-talk, guided imagery, and problem solving.
Accept their past and achieve unconditional self-acceptance.
Deal effectively with perfectionism and low frustration tolerance.
Avoid procrastination and learn to maintain positive changes to their progress.
Honored as an "Award-Winning Finalist in the "Psychology/Mental Health" category of the 2016 Best Book Awards," Overcoming Anxiety and Depression on the Autism Spectrum: A Self-Help Guide Using CBT is an essential self-help book for adults on the higher end of the spectrum looking for ways to understand and cope with their emotional challenges and improve their psychological well-being. Family members, friends, and others touched by autism will also find this self-help book a valuable resource.
"An invaluable book about developing empathy in relationships and strengthening one's inner voice..." --Kirkus Review
Overcoming Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Couple and Family Stress is an educational self-help book about how we think. It teaches basic psychological concepts that we all should know.
Judith Fowles, MA, LCPC, a licensed clinical psychotherapist, says, "From an early age, we are taught basic math and English so we can function in society. We would be better off as a society if we were also taught the basics of how our minds work, which, as it turns out, is often against us."
The negative unrestrained thoughts that we let swirl around in our minds are usually what cause us to experience anxiety, depression, fear, anger, jealousy, and other upsetting emotions. Overcoming addresses how to consciously redirect those thoughts so you can manage your mind and life better.
The book is designed for the person who seeks better understanding of self and others, for the professional to use during therapy sessions, and for teaching basic psychological concepts experientially to high school, college, and graduate school students.
Learn how to make choices based on what you want, rather than what others think you should want.
Become aware of how you communicate with others, in ways that either bring people closer to you or drive them away.
Discover how hidden psychological dynamics between people create stress in couple relationships, parenting interactions, and among family members.
Determine your personality type and that of others so you can understand yourself and others better.
How does one measure the depth of a mother's love? Pattie never thought it possible until she experienced every mother's worst nightmare--twice.
With all three kids in college and thriving, Pattie is excited about embarking on her new career as community relations manager at Barnes & Noble. That is, until she receives word that her nineteen-year-old son has been admitted to the Medical University of South Carolina and tagged 'John Doe' after he suffered a traumatic brain injury. Now her sole concern is to get to Charleston, 250 miles away, before he takes his final breath.
Although Casey is given only twenty-four hours to live, Pattie clings to her faith and refuses to accept his death sentence. During Casey's long and arduous healing, Pattie takes a hard look at the past--the kids' tender childhood memories, their challenging teenage years, the skeletons in the closet, and the circumstances that have formed her into who she has become. When tragedy strikes again, Pattie must make a choice--to remain stuck in her grief or to step into the life she's meant to create.
Moving and heart-wrenching, A Mother's Dance is an inspirational story about family relationships, hope, perseverance, self-discovery, hard choices, and most importantly about love...the sad and the wondrous.