Face Your Fears has 38 ratings and 2 reviews. Now Dr. David Tolin—a renowned psychologist and scientist at the Institute of Living and Yale featured on such. Dr. Tolin is the Founder and Director of the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Saving, and Hoarding and Face Your Fears: A Proven Plan to Beat Anxiety, Panic. Jan 24, The Hardcover of the Face Your Fears: A Proven Plan to Beat Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, and Obsessions by David Tolin at Barnes & Noble.

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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. This up-to-date, evidence-based, and user-friendly self-help guide to beating phobias and overcoming anxieties walks you step by step through uour process of choosing courage and freedom over fear.

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

Everyone experiences fear and anxiety, but when fear begins to dominate your life, it can be devastating. You don’t have to live that way. Whether you suffer from moderate anxiety or debilitating fear, a specific phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, or any other form of anxiety, Face Your Fears will tolon the way you think about fear and what to do about it.

This up-to-date, evidence-based, 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. In Face Your Fears, celebrated therapist Dr. David Tolin introduces a highly effective and scientifically proven treatment called exposure therapy, in which you gradually confront your fears.

Drawing on moving stories from the hundreds of patients he has treated successfully, Dr. Tolin defines the six different types of anxiety and helps you determine which type you need to overcome. He guides you step by step through the gradual exposure process as you learn how to eliminate tllin and safety behaviors, address scary thoughts, and examine the evidence.

You’ll learn yout to track your progress and you’ll feel yourself taking back control of your life one exposure at a time. Tolin’s gentle, confident guidance, you will learn to face and beat: Fears of specific situations or objects such as animals, heights, and blood Fears of body sensations including panic attacks and health anxieties Social and performance fears fears of social interaction, public speaking, and asserting yourself Obsessive fears including fears of contamination and imperfection as well as scary thoughts Excessive worries such as worrying about everything and intolerance of uncertainty Post-traumatic fears fears of trauma-related situations and painful memories Once you feel better, Dr.

Tolin helps you maintain your newfound freedom for years to come. By understanding and preparing for circumstances that might cause your fear to return, you can take practical steps to prevent it from tolij back and to overcome it quickly if it does. You know what it feels like to live in fear. Now it’s time to rediscover what life feels like without it.

Face Your Fears delivers the no-nonsense, scientifically proven tools you need to take control of your life and your future. Tolin walks you step by step through the process of choosing courage and freedom over fear.


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. Use it on your own or work through it with fxce therapist. You can beat anxiety and fear by facing your fears. David Tolin explains why it works but more importantly, he shows how to make it work for you in this clear, step-by-step guide to facing your fears so you can get better from anxiety.

A Guide for Parents “Filled with powerful, clear, and evidence-based strategies to alleviate fear and enhance life satisfaction, this book will change lives.

David Tolin is a master at helping people understand why they are afraid and helping them overcome the problem. Frars easy-to-read guide blends compelling frars stories with up-to-date methods for assessing fears and obsessions, understanding them, and fixing the problem at its source. Wiley; 1 edition December 12, Publication Date: December 12, Sold by: Not Enabled Word Wise: Not Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Read more Read less.

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Showing of 27 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Can be life changing! This book has the potential to strongly minimize, if not erase fears. For those of us with debilitating fears, this can be life changing. Let me just start off by saying that I have had many fears, or specific phobias, since my childhood. My fear of elevators is on top of the list. I completely avoid trains, and planes.

I almost dropped out of school because of public speaking, and my fear of hospitals could potentially limit my choice of jobs based on the degree that I am working for.

So it’s safe to say that fear has strongly impacted my life. I mostly avoided my fears, until I had an incident in a hotel where the only available room was on the 16th floor. The hotel staff looked at me like I was crazy as I trudged up 16 flights of stairs in the stuffy, hot stairwell, triggering a panic attack, and leaving my gasping for air as I reached the top.

I knew at this point that I needed to make changes. My therapist had been trying to help me through these fears for years through exposure therapy, and I avoided it for years, saying that there were other things I wanted to focus on first, and that I wasn’t ready. After this incident, I returned, begging her for an alternative, but she said the best way to get over my fears was to face them and work through them.

I was frustrated and unhopeful. Well, then I found this book. Face Your Fears is a guided book that talks about anxiety, fears, and obsessions. It offers a comprehensive plan for exposure therapy, and explains that both flooding facing your biggest fear all at once and graded exposure a more gradual approach are effective, but to choose which is right for you.


Naturally, I felt that if anything was going to work, it would be graded exposure. The book gives reasons for different fears and encourages the reader to find their triggers, and the reason that they have the fears that they do. I had a mix of different reasons for fears, but all of them make sense. Tolin strongly encourages consulting with your therapist, if you have one, to work through the plan that he details.

In a nutshell, to take a graded exposure approach, you choose a minimal task related to your fear, and gradually work your way up. For example, for me even being near an elevator would cause my heart to race, so first I would look for video clips involving people in elevators, such as the ones in the movie ‘Elf’ where the elevator did not malfunction, and simply watch the process.

Once I did that, I would repeat it until I felt no fear at all, and then I would move onto my next step. I would go close to one, look inside, and maybe push the button on the outside. I again would repeat this until completely comfortable, before moving onto the next step, maybe stepping inside an elevator or even going on one but only for one floor. Eventually I would repeat until I felt comfortable taking an elevator to the highest floor possible.

The process can be long, but if you are experiencing debilitating fear that is limiting your life, it is worth it.

I have been working on this plan with my fear of hospitals and trains, and plan to use it until all fers my specific fears are diminished to the point. Tolin is a gifted psychologist and yohr has yout great grasp on the ways of anxiety, phobias and obsessions. However, I also found him to be a wonderful writer. This book was written in a way that was easy to read, and interesting, even in the early chapters where the content was centered mostly around the science and biology related to anxiety disorders.

The language was relaxed, and made me feel comfortable. Everything that was said made sense to me, and made me aware of the importance of exposure therapy, and how you really can take it at your own pace.

Face Your Fears: A Proven Plan to Beat Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, and Obsessions by David F. Tolin

My therapist is wonderful and had told me much of that before, but perhaps I had to see it in a written, comprehensive form in order to understand. In short, this book can be life changing if you use it correctly, and I would recommend seeing a therapist, if possible, to help guide you.

Tolin, for this life changing book! This is an excellent book on how to fxce exposure therapy for phobias and other anxiety related disorders. However, after reading it I realized that, while I needed to do the exposures they suggested, I really needed professional help with it.

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I finally sought therapy with a cognitive behavioral therapist because I had slowly developed panic disorder over highway driving and some other issues and felt it was all too daunting to tackle myself, even with a good self-help book such as this.

I was lucky to find a therapist who knows how to treat anxiety and panic disorder using exposure therapy and CBT. But this book is what made me aware that my issues are not uncommon, that it’s all treatable.

I will refer to it for maintenance for a long time after I’m done with therapy, I’m sure.