ERIC Number: ED454456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Help Yourself Move Out of Depression and Anxiety.
Rowe, Helga A. H.
This book presents a 12-step self-help program to assist people in their quest to move out of depression and away from anxiety. The program offers daily procedures to complete each of the steps along with self-scoring records to enable participants to track their progress. The sections give an overview of the program's structure by describing what is involved in each step. Case studies help document the process and effectiveness of this approach. Following an introductory chapter, each remaining chapter is dedicated to 1 of the 12 steps. The steps include: (1) replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts; (2) coping with panic and fears; (3) accepting feelings; (4) using imagination as a problem-solving tool; (5) letting go of anxiety; (6) facing problems; (7) taking action; (8) building self esteem; (9) setting goals; (10) meeting needs; (11) thinking and acting well; and (12) having realistic expectations. Appendix One is "Record Sheets for Self-Monitoring." (JDM)
Descriptors: Adults, Anxiety, Behavior Modification, Case Studies, Depression (Psychology), Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Self Esteem, Self Help Programs
ACER Press, 19 Prospect Hill Rd., Private Bag 55, Camberwell, Melbourne, VIC, 3124 Australia ($30). Web site: http://www.acerpress.com.au.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Victoria.