Break Free from Intrusive Thoughts: An Evidence-Based Guide for Managing Fear and Finding Peace (Paperback)

Break Free from Intrusive Thoughts: An Evidence-Based Guide for Managing Fear and Finding Peace By Debra Kissen, PhD, MHSA, Emily Lambert, LPC, NCC, Micah Ioffe, PhD Cover Image
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Proven strategies to move through intrusive thoughts and live your best life

Intrusive thoughts are disturbing thoughts or images that appear out of nowhere and make it hard to go about your day, especially in tandem with other anxiety disorders. Break Free from Intrusive Thoughts is a sensitive, modern guide to developing a more accepting relationship with them so you can stop them from holding you back.
  • The truth about intrusive thoughts—Learn what intrusive thoughts are, what causes them, and what they really mean.
  • Different recovery techniques—Explore a range of therapy techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness.
  • Hands-on healing—Get unstuck from unhelpful thinking patterns through exercises like writing out your fears and labeling your emotions, so you can accept your intrusive thoughts and let them pass.

Learn how to call a truce with your intrusive thoughts and get back to your life.

About the Author

DEBRA KISSEN, PhD, MHSA, is CEO of Light on Anxiety CBT Treatment Center and specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety and related disorders.

EMILY LAMBERT, LPC, NCC, is a clinical mental health counselor at Light on Anxiety CBT Treatment Center. She uses a foundation of CBT and a humanistic perspective to help clients live better.

MICAH IOFFE, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at Light on Anxiety CBT Treatment Center who specializes in treating anxiety disorders and has authored multiple research publications.

Praise For…

Break Free from Intrusive Thoughts is an excellent guide to overcoming intrusive thoughts. Full of useful and effective tools, this wonderful book will help anyone seeking to break free from the grip of intrusive thoughts. Highly recommended!” —Kevin L. Gyoerkoe, Psy.D, Director of The Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center, and Co-author of 10 Simple Solutions to Worry

“With compassion and clarity, three experts provide a wealth of tools and resources for overcoming the challenge of intrusive thoughts. To start with, this book will show you that intrusive thoughts are normal experiences, that they are ‘all bark and no bite,’ and that they are ‘spam mail’ instead of ‘priority mail.’” —Neal Sideman, Co-chair of the Public Education Committee, Anxiety & Depression Association of America

“With anxiety and OCD at an all-time high, Dr. Kissen and colleagues have provided a fantastic resource. Break Free from Intrusive Thoughts brings together the best of clinical science and clinical practice to provide accurate information and real-world solutions for those who suffer, and their loved ones.” —David H. Rosmarin, PhD, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Founder of Center for Anxiety (New York)

Break Free from Intrusive Thoughts contains a treasure trove of evidence-based strategies that will help those struggling with this bedeviling anxiety symptom. Systematically and thoughtfully presented, the material will contain helpful new suggestions for all readers no matter how much prior reading they've done on the topic.” —Paul Greene, Ph.D. Manhattan Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

“How can a book be so comprehensive and at the same time so concise? A great way for you to understand why you’re struggling with intrusive thoughts and then have a number of scientifically supported treatment options to move your life forward in valued ways.” —Ben Sedley, Coauthor of Stuff that’s Loud: A Teen’s Guide to Unspiraling When OCD Gets Noisy
Product Details
ISBN: 9781648766039
ISBN-10: 164876603X
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: February 2nd, 2021
Pages: 164
Language: English