The ABCS of Coping with Anxiety: Using CBT to manage stress and anxiety

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In 'The ABCS of Coping with Anxiety: Using CBT to Manage Stress and Anxiety', James Cowart offers a concise collection of tried-and-tested strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and makes them accessible to people who are learning to cope with their anxiety on a day-to-day basis.

Anxiety is a normal part of our human nature. For spurring you to make decisions or perform, it can actually be helpful. However, an unchecked pattern of intrusive negative thoughts can escalate the severity and persistence of the level of anxiety experienced over time. As this worsens, it is not uncommon to feel an increasing lack of control ultimately leading to a chain of self-defeating behaviors that may negatively affect all aspects of your daily life. Yet, while it is not possible to directly control our emotions (or what others think or do), it is possible to learn and apply coping skills that can help you face feared situations rather than escape or avoid them.

James Cowart s aim in 'The ABCS of Coping with Anxiety' is to share a toolbox of CBT techniques garnered over 40 years clinical practice that will enable you to manage your anxiety on a sustainable path toward taking back some of that control. These self-help strategies focus on developing key coping skills designed to reduce fear and anxiety, and are complemented by a user-friendly, step-by-step program of practical exercises that can be personalized to meet each individual s unique needs.

Informed by his extensive experience and therapeutic knowledge, and with real-life case studies to guide you along your own journey, James s easy-to-remember ABCS approach is as transformative as it is simple:

A is for accepting the thoughts and feelings you can and can t control.

B is for breathing slowly and naturally to relieve and relax muscle tension.

C is for countering any unrealistic or catastrophic thoughts with truth and logic.

S is for staying with it so you can face your fears and anxieties until they are reduced.

Each step is explored in detail in the first four chapters, and further discussion is also dedicated to using the ABCS with different types of anxiety (including social anxiety, specific phobias, panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)) and coping with related depression, anger and impulsivity. Punctuated with research-informed insight and instruction throughout, The ABCS of Coping with Anxiety offers hope, relief and reassurance in helping you master your anxiety and work toward greater independence.

Suitable for those living with anxiety and for the health professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and counselors working with them.

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James Cowart is a practicing psychologist with a special interest in providing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to people suffering with anxiety disorders. He has a PhD in Applied Behaviour Analysis and is a member of the American Psychological Association. He specialises in problem-solving formats in family and couples therapy, as well as cognitive behavioural and interpersonal approaches to treat depression and anxiety.

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'The ABCS of Coping with Anxiety' is written in a beautifully straightforward, uncomplicated way that allows the reader to follow both its instruction and the author s thought process with ease.

I am not a cognitive behavioural therapist and, as such, I would look for root causes to illuminate the belief system that created the anxiety in the first place. James Cowart helps the reader to recognise their triggers and, by doing so, assists them to interrupt their self-defeating anxiety patterns. Anxiety is often caused as is eloquently explained in the book by lack of control, however I believe the direct, descriptive ABCS approach will help many in taking back some of that control by better recognising what they can and can t influence.

The ideas and explanations are clear and I have no doubt 'The ABCS of Coping with Anxiety' will be a trusted companion for many in seeking coping strategies for their anxiety. --Alison Knowles, author of Ollie and His Super Powers

One of the most difficult aspects of suffering with stress and anxiety is knowing where to start the process of learning to cope. In 'The ABCS of Coping with Anxiety', James Cowart provides an excellent point of reference to help you understand what will bring calm and composure back into your life.

You will learn the fundamental reasons why anxiety is affecting you, and how your current coping skills can be improved, once you start to employ the ABCS method. Starting with an acceptance of the things you cannot control, you will learn how to become more resilient and stop the cycle of anxiety from perpetuating.

In this incredibly helpful resource, James presents an abundance of techniques and methods to help guide you and provides log sheets to enable you to chart your journey along the way. Most especially, for those who are suffering with severe anxiety, such as OCD, general anxiety disorder, social anxiety, phobias or PTSD, this book offers some really useful practical help and explanations. There are also case study examples of how the methods work, as well as the very helpful addition of information relating to the effects of anxiety, such as depression and anger.

Having worked for 25 years with clients dealing with some of the difficulties explored in this book, I wish this resource had been available earlier as it would have been a well-used reference. I commend the author for his dedication in sharing his knowledge and I highly recommend 'The ABCS of Coping with Anxiety' to students and fellow professionals alike. --Dr. Tom Barber, founder, Contemporary College of Therapeutic Studies, educator, psychotherapist, coach and bestselling author

I ve read many books on CBT over the years but this is without doubt my favourite!

Although it is primarily intended for sufferers of stress and anxiety disorders, I believe professionals will also find it a helpful resource, full of clear, easy-to-understand explanations to use with patients. I love James Cowart s crystal clear style, which never sounds in any way condescending. He offers the reader hope and reassurance that the practical coping skills will prove effective when they stay with the approach. --Lynda Hudson, clinical hypnotherapist and author of More Scripts and Strategies in Hypnotherapy

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