Our expert says:
I've not yet found good DVD's offering self-help in this format, which is disappointing, as it ought to be really suitable fo this format - please, readers, let me know if you come across any.
There are some self-help books based on the CBT model, and I have seen some and found them reasonable. With regard to books ( I wish I could get proper review copies and review them here in H24 ) I usually check in Amazon.com to read the reviews by customers and sometimes experts, then, having chosen some suitable and promising titles, I check for the best prices here on Kalahari.com. Takealoy.com ( they can source for you from Amazon USA and UK, and deliver to your door, so they always have the largest selection, though not always the best prices ) and loot.co.za, to cehck local availability and prices.
I'm pleased to hear you have n oticed some benefits from even 2 weeks of counselling ; which is why I prefer CBT to the old wishy-washy analytical type methods which could take years to get anywhere, if they ever got anywhere at all.
As for your complaints, you seem to be describing phobic anxiety, which may need a skilled combination of CBT and medication for maximum impact.
But because you are descrbing a rather complex mix of fears, you would be best served by seeing a good local psychologist skilled in CBNT for a full assessment, and for some months at least, of continuing CBT treatments, to get a grip on these disabling but fortunately unnecessary fears.
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