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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.