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Self Help

Listed below you will find a selection of information booklets and self-help workbooks. These include materials from our own Outlook South West range, as well as other popular paperbacks from the "Introduction to coping with..." series. All are available directly from Outlook South West and can be purchased through our secure PayPal account. Just click the "Add to Cart" button if you wish to purchase one of the booklets. We will dispatch your booklets from our head office using second class postage.

Alternatively, for a list of free self-help downloads and websites which have been approved and recommended by Outlook South West, go to Recommended Resources. In here, we also list some recommended reading and provide links to Amazon for books covering a range of subjects.

Outlook South West guide to Cognitive Restructuring - Changing Unhelpful Thinking

Cognitive restructuring can basically be thought of as learning to change the way you view and interpret situations and change any negative thoughts. This book teaches you how to identify unhelpful patterns of thinking, how to challenge these unhelpful thoughts and how to develop more balanced and helpful ways of thinking.

Outlook South West guide to Cognitive Restructuring - Changing Unhelpful Thinking
Author:
Amelia Snell
Format:
Paperback
Published:
29 March 2010
Publisher:
Outlook South West
Cost:
£2.99




Outlook South West guide to Getting Going and Feeling Better

The techniques described in this book are referred to as: Behavioural Activation. These techniques help you to understand what you are currently doing and how this may impact on your mood. It also helps you to set goals and make small changes to your routine, which in turn can help improve low mood.

Outlook South West guide to Getting Going and Feeling Better
Author:
Dr Abigail McCormack and Amelia Snell
Format:
Paperback
Published:
29 October 2009
Publisher:
Outlook South West
Cost:
£2.99




Outlook South West guide to Asperger Syndrome

Produced by two of Cornwall's leading experts in Asperger Syndrome, this book contains a wealth of information, support and resources for people with Asperger Syndrome and anyone who wishes to understand more about AS.

Outlook South West guide to Asperger Syndrome
Author:
Dr Rebecca Jelbert and Dr Caroline Yates
Format:
Paperback
Published:
31 August 2011
Publisher:
Outlook South West
Cost:
£3.99




Outlook South West Progressive Muscle Relaxation CD

The audio on this CD is designed to teach you a recognised technique for relaxation. It contains both male and female voices, as well as quick and long versions. Having the two versions allows you to learn the techniques and then carry out progressive muscle relaxation more quickly once you have mastered the skills.

Outlook South West Progressive Muscle Relaxation CD
Author:
Outlook South West
Format:
Audio CD
Published:
28 October 2011
Publisher:
Outlook South West
Cost:
£2.50




An Introduction to Coping with Depression

Depression affects thousands of people in the UK and it can be effectively treated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This book describes what depression is and helps the reader to understand their symptoms. It is suitable as an immediate coping strategy or is suitable for use alongside one-to-one therapy sessions.

An Introduction to Coping with Depression
Author:
Lee Brosan et al
Format:
Paperback
Published:
29 March 2007
Publisher:
Constable and Robinson
Cost:
£2.99




An Introduction to Coping with Anxiety

Anxiety affects thousands of people in the UK and it can be effectively treated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This introductory booklet is aimed at those for whom anxiety has become a problem. This book helps the reader to understand their symptoms and is suitable as an immediate coping strategy.

An Introduction to Coping with Anxiety
Author:
Leonora Brosan et al
Format:
Paperback
Published:
29 March 2007
Publisher:
Constable and Robinson
Cost:
£2.99




An Introduction to Coping with Stress

We all know what stress feels like and what it’s like when we have too much stress in our lives. It can affect our family life, friendships and other relationships, our work life and our physical and emotional wellbeing. This title offers a first step in CBT based self help, which is a tried and tested method for tackling a range of difficultie

An Introduction to Coping with Stress
Author:
Leonora Brosan et al
Format:
Paperback
Published:
29 July 2010
Publisher:
Constable and Robinson
Cost:
£2.99




An Introduction to Coping with Panic

Written by an experienced practitioner, this book covers such topics as: how panic attacks develop and what keeps them going; the link between your thoughts and your panic attacks; case studies; and breathing techniques.

An Introduction to Coping with Panic
Author:
Charles Young
Format:
Paperback
Published:
29 March 2007
Publisher:
Constable and Robinson
Cost:
£2.99




An Introduction to Coping with Health Anxiety

Health anxiety affects thousands of people in the UK and it can be effectively treated with CBT. This book covers: what health anxiety is and how it develops; physical symptoms; how to spot and challenge thoughts that make you anxious and how you can reduce your focus on illness.

An Introduction to Coping with Health Anxiety
Author:
Charles Young et al
Format:
Paperback
Published:
29 March 2007
Publisher:
Constable and Robinson
Cost:
£2.99




An Introduction to Coping with OCD

Written by an experienced practitioner, this book covers: the different forms of OCD, how it develops and what keeps it going, case studies; the roles that your compulsions and thoughts play and different kinds of treatment.

An Introduction to Coping with OCD
Author:
Leonora Brosan
Format:
Paperback
Published:
29 March 2007
Publisher:
Constable and Robinson
Cost:
£2.99




An Introduction to Coping with Insomnia and Sleep Problems

In this relatively new title, you will find an invaluable source of information on the causes of sleep problems. It also explains why it can be so difficult to break bad sleeping habits and describes the most effective ways of establishing permanently improved sleeping patterns.

An Introduction to Coping with Insomnia and Sleep Problems
Author:
Colin A. Espie
Format:
Paperback
Published:
26 May 2011
Publisher:
Constable and Robinson
Cost:
£2.99




An Introduction to Improving your Self Esteem

Co-written by one of the UK's leading expert's on low self-esteem, this relatively new title describes what causes and maintains low self-esteem and proven CBT strategies to beat it.

An Introduction to Improving your Self Esteem
Author:
Melanie Fennell et al
Format:
Paperback
Published:
24 March 2011
Publisher:
Constable and Robinson
Cost:
£2.99




An Introduction to Coping with Grief

Grief is a natural reaction to loss but in some cases it can be devastating, preventing the bereaved from moving on with their life and affecting their relationships and work. This self-help guide offers an examination and explanation of the grieving process and offers strategies based on CBT to help someone adjust to life without a loved one.

Author:
Sue Morris
Format:
Paperback
Published:
29 July 2010
Publisher:
Constable and Robinson
Cost:
£2.99




An Introduction to Sensible Drinking

Up to a quarter of the UK population is currently believed to misuse alcohol. Using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), this relatively new book helps the reader to understand their drinking problems and offers useful tips to overcome them. It is suitable for those who fear that alcohol is starting to get out of control.

An Introduction to Sensible Drinking
Author:
Marcantonio Spada
Format:
Paperback
Published:
21 April 2011
Publisher:
Constable and Robinson
Cost:
£2.99




An Introduction to Coping with Phobias

Phobias affect thousands of people in the UK and can be effectively treated with CBT. This book explains what phobias are and how they make you feel. It covers such topics as: how phobias develop and what keeps them going; setting goals and starting to face your fears; avoiding relapses and problem solving.

An Introduction to Coping with Phobias
Author:
Brenda Hogan
Format:
Paperback
Published:
29 March 2007
Publisher:
Constable and Robinson
Cost:
£2.99