The scheme will enable GPs and mental health professionals to prescribe patients with mild to moderate mental health problems cognitive behavioural therapy through a visit to their local library, where they can access books to help them understand and manage conditions from depression to chronic pain.
The scheme is funded by the Arts Council and has the backing of the Royal Colleges of GPs, Nursing and Psychiatry, the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies and the Department of Health through its Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme.
In this groundbreaking exploration of worry, Dr Robert L. Leahy draws on his twenty-five years of clinical experience and the latest cutting-edge research to help you identify and overcome worry based on seven simple steps. The Worry Cure will help you:
Determine your 'worry profile' and change your patterns of worry
Take control of time and eliminate the sense of urgency that keeps you anxious
Focus on new opportunities – not on your fear of failure
Embrace uncertainty instead of searching for perfect solutions to non-existent problems
Stop the most common safety behaviours that you think make things better – but actually make things worse
Dr Robert L. Leahy is the Director of The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Clinical Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at Weill-Cornell University Medical School. His new book Keeping Your Head After Losing Your Job will be available to buy from all good bookshops from Thursday 7th February. It will also be available to download as an e-book from all the major e-book retailers, so you can read it on your Kindle, iPad, Kobo, Nook or Sony Reader.
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