Face Your Fears: A Proven Plan to Beat Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, and Obsessions

by David F. Tolin, 2012, John Wiley & Sons (hardcover)

Face Your Fears
Reclaim your life from crippling anxiety with this revolutionary step-by-step approach.

Nearly a third of all people will suffer from severe or debilitating fears—phobias, panic attacks, obsessions, worries, and more—over the course of a lifetime. Now Dr. David Tolin—a renowned psychologist and scientist at the Institute of Living and Yale featured on such programs as The OCD Project, Hoarders, The Dr. Oz Show, and Oprah—offers help for nearly every type of anxiety disorder. Dr. Tolin explains what fear really is, why you should face—not avoid—your fear, and how to beat your fear using gradual exposure techniques.

Practical action steps and exercises help you learn this unique approach to facing fear without crutches or other unhelpful things found in many other programs in order to achieve a life that is free of debilitating anxieties.

  • Self-help guide that gives you the tools to take charge and overcome your fears.
  • Written by a leading authority on anxiety and based on the latest research.
  • Provides a practical, step-by-step plan for beating many different kinds of fears—including social anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and phobias.

Face Your Fears will change the way you think about fear and what to do about it. This up-to-date, evidence-based, and user-friendly self-help guide to beating phobias and overcoming anxieties walks you step by step through the process of choosing courage and freedom over fear.

Praise for Face Your Fears:

Self-Help Book of Merit Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

"An expert in anxiety disorders, Dr. Tolin has drawn on his extensive scientific knowledge, clinical wisdom, and experience to make the most effective treatment for fear and anxiety accessible in this terrific user-friendly self-help book. If you suffer from problems with panic, anxiety, or phobias, look no further—this is the book for you. Use it on your own or work through it with a therapist. You can beat anxiety and fear by facing your fears."—Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Ph.D., author of Getting Over OCD; Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

"Filled with powerful, clear, and evidence-based strategies to alleviate fear and enhance life satisfaction, this book will change lives."—Lizabeth Roemer, Ph.D., coauthor of The Mindful Way through Anxiety, Professor of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Boston

"Dr. David Tolin is a master at helping people understand why they are afraid and helping them overcome the problem. This easy-to-read guide blends compelling personal stories with up-to-date methods for assessing fears and obsessions, understanding them, and fixing the problem at its source."—Gail Steketee, Ph.D., author of Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things, Dean and Professor, Boston University School of Social Work

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Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding

by David F. Tolin, Randy O. Frost, and Gail Steketee, Second Edition, 2014, Oxford University Press (paperback)

Buried in Treasures outlines a scientifically- based and effective program for helping compulsive hoarders dig their way out of the clutter and chaos of their homes.

Discover the reasons for your problems with acquiring, saving, and hoarding, and learn new ways of thinking about your possessions so you can accurately identify those things you really need and those you can do without. Learn to recognize the "bad guys" that maintain your hoarding behavior and meet the "good guys" who will motivate you and put you on the path to change.

Features of this book include:

  • Self-assessments to determine the severity of the problem
  • Tips and tools for organizing your possessions and filing your paperwork
  • Strategies for changing unhelpful beliefs about your possessions

Praise for Buried in Treasures:

Self-Help Book of Merit Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

"I would recommend this book to treatment providers, professional organizers and the compulsive hoarder. This book, if used properly, will guide the reader to clutter-free living!" -Patricia B. Perkins, JD, Executive Director, OC Foundation, Inc.

"The world's leading experts on compulsive acquiring, hoarding and saving have presented their proven, step-by-step treatment in a practical, easy-to-understand format that will be useful to anyone who hoards, as well as any professional who treats this problem. If you are looking for ways to clear your clutter, you need to read this book now!" -Martin M. Antony, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Author, When Perfect Isn't Good Enough

"There are a fair number of self-help books out there on aspects of OCD. Buried in Treasures is among the best of them. People with a hoarding problem should definitely find value in this book. It also belongs on the shelf of many mental health providers because whatever population one is working with will have its share of individuals with this problem." --PsycCRITIQUES

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Buried in Treasures: A Professional's Guide to Hoarding Disorder (2 DVD set)

by David F. Tolin, Hartford HealthCare, 2013 (2 DVD set, 4 hours, 23 minutes)

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You've seen Dr. David Tolin work with people who hoard on The Oprah Winfrey Show and on the A&E TV series Hoarders. Now, in this 2 DVD set, Dr. Tolin walks professionals step by step through the conceptualization and treatment of individuals with hoarding disorder. Over more than 4 hours, Dr. Tolin uses lectures, video vignettes, and case examples to review the latest scientific information about the nature and causes of hoarding. He describes different roles that healthcare workers, social service workers, professional organizers, and others can play a role in intervention for hoarding, and describes in detail a cognitive-behavioral therapy that has been scientifically proven to reduce the severity of hoarding.

This DVD set is for any professionals or agencies who work with people who hoard. Features include:

  • The unique biological, cognitive, and behavioral features of hoarding disorder
  • The evidence for several forms of intervention, including cleanouts, community task forces, medications, and cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Assessing hoarding severity and risk
  • Psychoeducation
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Training in organization and decision-making
  • Exposure to non-acquiring and discarding
  • Cognitive restructuring

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