Cognitive therapies are based on the idea that behavior and emotions result largely from an individual's appraisal of a situation, and are therefore influenced by that individual's beliefs, assumptions and images. This book is a comprehensive guide to cognitive therapy of anxiety disorders.
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), initiated in 2008, has made psychological therapy more accessible to those in need. This series of self-help titles is the first to be created specifically for low-intensity IAPT and all titles follow an evidence-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach which is the treatment of choice for depression and anxiety disorders. All titles are written by authors with considerable experience in the field of CBT self-help research, training and clinical practice.This book is the perfect resource for helping you to beat worry or Generalised Anxiety Disorder, either by yourself or in conjunction with the support of an IAPT service. The book is written in a friendly, engaging (and jargon-free!) style and encourages interactive reading through tables, illustrations and worksheets. Real-life case studies illustrate the use of each intervention and demonstrate how you can work through your anxiety. The book teaches you effective CBT techniques for managing your worry more effectively and releasing tension through Progressive Muscle Relaxation.
About the Author
Paul Farrand is an Associate Professor and Director of Post-Graduate Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWPs) clinical training programmes within Clinical Education, Development and Research (CEDAR) at the University of Exeter. He is involved in various Department of Health education, training and accreditation committees and chairs related committees within the British Psychological Society (BPS) and BABCP.
Performance Anxiety Strategies: A Musician's Guide to Managing Stage Fright offers readers an approachable, comprehensive reference guide to the current research on music performance anxiety and stage fright therapies. Divided by area of therapeutic interest, the authors present relevant and noteworthy research and insight into some of the most popular-and many lesser known-therapies, including holistic, exposure, cognitive and behavioral therapies, and medicinal treatments. Each chapter also features self-guided activities and journaling exercises, words of wisdom from established performing artists and athletes, and suggestions for music teachers, as well as first-person narratives by the authors in which they share their personal journeys with music performance anxiety both onstage and in the classroom. With a diverse wealth of offerings and approaches, this book is meant to be a resource for anyone who has ever experienced anxiety about musical performing, from the aspiring classical musician to the garage band guitarist.