Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick

David Carbonell, PhD

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With methods and exercises based on the author’s extensive clinical experience, Panic Attacks Workbook helps people understand the true nature of their panic attacks. It demonstrates the vicious cycle of habitual responses that lead to debilitating attacks, teaches how to halt this self-destructive process, and guides people along a proven path that promotes recovery.

David Carbonell outlines such cognitive behavioral methods as diaphragmatic breathing, progressive exposure, desensitization, relaxation, keeping a panic diary, and much more. He shows how to cultivate a personal attitude that facilitates solutions rather than placing blame.

He clearly explains how the very nature of panic leads people into a chronic cycle of anticipation, panic, and helplessness, and details how to overcome this pattern with innovative responses and an attitude of acceptance.

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David Carbonell, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating fears and phobias. He is the also the author of The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It. He has taught workshops on the treatment of anxiety disorders to more than 7,000 professional psychotherapists in the United States and abroad. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from DePaul University in 1985 and has maintained a practice in the treatment of anxiety disorders since 1990. He lives in Chicago with his wife and son. In his spare time, he is the founding member of The Therapy Players, an improvisational comedy troupe of professional psychotherapists that performs at clubs, theaters, and mental health conferences throughout the Chicago area.
Paul AulridgePaul Aulridge won AudioFile magazine’s “Earphones Award” in 2014 for his narration of The Legend of Ron Anejo. When not reading, he can be found fixing computers and arguing with strangers on the Internet.