Category Archives: Phobia

Flying without Fear  – Captain Keith Godfrey

Flying without Fear – Captain Keith Godfrey

The author was himself an airline pilot for many years. This book is essential reading for anyone who is afraid of flying. I can’t recommend it highly enough. It is written in a very straightforward question and answer style, and gives helpful and reassuring answers to those questions that you’ve always wondered about, but didn’t know who to ask (and also to some questions you’ve never even thought of)!

Overcoming Childhood Trauma by Helen Kennerly

Overcoming Childhood Trauma by Helen Kennerly

This book has been described as intuitively and insightful. It uses Cognitive Behavioural techniques to deal with the emotional problems which can arise from difficult early years, with advice on how to deal with stress and anxiety, anger, intrusive memories, mood swings, self destructive behaviour (including the urge to self harm). It gives a structured… Continue Reading

Mindful Manifesto by Dr Jonty Heaversedge

Mindful Manifesto by Dr Jonty Heaversedge

The manifesto is that “doing less and noticing more helps us to thrive in a stressed out world”. This book gives sensible, straightforward, easy to follow advice about meditation and relaxation to relieve stress and anxiety; the techniques are also used for pain management. Dr Heaversedge is a GP who noticed that there were no… Continue Reading

Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns

Feeling Good Handbook by David Burns

In The Feeling Good Handbook, Dr David Burns uses CBT to deal with the wide range of everyday problems that cause difficulty and unhappiness for so many people (chronic nervousness, panic attacks, phobias, and feelings of stress, guilt, or inferiority). The Feeling Good Handbook teaches how to remove the mental obstacles that bar you from… Continue Reading