A New Zealand self-help book based on
Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy

Your guide to
overcoming anxiety

by Wayne Froggatt

Published byHarperCollins NZ
July 2003

Professional Counsellors / Therapists:

You almost certainly work with clients who either suffer from formal anxiety disorders or suffer from anxiety secondary to other mental health problems. By recommending FearLess you can speed their progress and help them gain self-help skills they can use to effectively manage anxiety for the rest of their lives.

FearLess presents the cognitive-behavioural solution to managing dysfunctional anxiety:

  • Understanding anxiety – its causes and various manifestations.
  • Why human beings get anxious.
  • Developing a self-treatment plan.
  • How to identify and change fearful thinking.
  • Using behavioural strategies to ‘walk the talk’.
  • Relaxation training and stress management.
  • How to sleep well.
  • Overcoming blocks to self-help.
  • Effectively using outside help.

The book covers all the main types of anxiety listed in DSM-IV:

  • Generalised anxiety disorder / worrying.
  • Panic disorder
  • Agoraphobic avoidance.
  • Social phobia.
  • Specific phobias.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Hypochondriasis (health anxiety).

FearLess, while written primarily for the lay person, will also be of interest to professionals as a readable, comprehensive guide to the anxiety disorders. It lists both self-help and professional literature on anxiety, and resources on the internet.

What the reviewers and readers have said:

  • 'Packed with strategies and methods for managing all types of anxiety ... a positive and empowering solution to what can be a very debilitating problem.' Fitness Life magazine
  • 'Makes it possible to work at your own pace.' Napier Mail
  • 'Practical tips for overcoming fear.' Hawkes Bay Today
  • 'Concisely and simply written, it is well set out and easy to follow.' Wanganui Chronicle
  • 'The worry warrior has some words of comfort.' Northern Advocate

How to obtain FearLess:

  • In New Zealand or Australia, ask your local bookstore to order a copy lor you direct from the publisher.
  • Internationally, you can purchase FearLess right from the internet via our BookStore.

Published by HarperCollins New Zealand, Auckland, 2003. ISBN 1 86950 468 8. 315 Pages.

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