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Don't Panic Self-help Kit (with CDs)

by Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Publisher: Pathway Systems

ISBN: 978-0-9630683-5-4



The Don’t Panic Self-Help Kit:
The Homework Guide to Conquering Your Fears

  • The first self-help kit for panic disorder!
  • Breathing, relaxation and imagery skills
  • Easy reminders during practice sessions
  • Schedule and learn from each practice
The Don’t Panic Self-Help Kit is a practical tool for creating behavioral change. With this exciting, easy-to-use program, panic patients can learn to face and control their anxiety quickly and efficiently.

Dr. Reid Wilson brings patients one step closer to taking control of their anxiety with a comprehensive yet easy-to-use self-help program. Based on the latest self-directed learning theories, The Don’t Panic Self-Help Kit requires no instruction from the physician. It can help augment the medication treatment of the panic patient.

About the Author

REID WILSON, Ph.D. is Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center and is an international expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, with books translated into nine languages. He is author of Stopping the Noise in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry (HCI Books) and Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks (Harper) and Facing Panic: Self-Help for People with Panic Attacks (ADAA), is co-author, with Dr. Edna Foa, of Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions (Bantam), is co-author, with Lynn Lyons, LICSW, of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children (HCI Books) and of Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids. He is co-author of Achieving Comfortable Flight, a self-help package for the fearful flier.  He designed and served as lead psychologist for American Airlines' first national program for the fearful flier. He serves as the Expert for WebMD’s Anxiety and Panic Community. His free self-help website – www.anxieties.com – serves 500,000 visitors per year. Television appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Katie Show, Good Morning America, and CNN. He has served as psychologist in an episode of A&E’s Hoarders. In 2014 he was honored with the highest award given by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and he was presented the 2019 Service Award by the International OCD Foundation.

Table of Contents

Four-Part System

This unique kit gives patients immediate access to the valuable skills needed to face panic through a convenient four-part system.

PART 1:  104-page instruction manual

Section topics:

  • How to Design your Program
  • Shift Your Attitude
  • Practice Breathing Skills, Relaxation, and Meditation
  • Practice Success Imagery
  • Handle Your Worries
  • Handle Your Physical Symptoms

PART 2:  8 Audio-Taped Programs on 4 individual CDs

  • CD 1A: Cue-Controlled Deep Muscle Relaxation
  • CD 1B: Generalized Relaxation and Imagery
  • CD 2A: Practicing the Breathing Skills
  • CD 2B: Acoustic Meditation
  • CD 3A: Finding Personal Power
  • CD 3B: Three-Minute Success Imageries
  • CD 4A: The Guide: Your Supportive Observer
  • CD 4B: The Guide: Successful Task Imagery

PART 3:  33 Skill Cards

skill categories include:

  • Relaxation Practice
  • Imagery Practice
  • Practice Handling Worries
  • Practice Handling Physical Symptoms
  • Attitude Shifts

PART 4:  Skill Practice Tear-Off Sheets

  • Step 3: Weekly Practice Goals
  • Step 4: Preparing to Practice
  • Step 5: After-Practice and After-Panic Inventory