Overcoming animal insect phobias


Title: My Scary Friend

Author: Martin. M. Anthony; Randy McCabe

Translator: Parisa Karimzadeh

Publisher: Shamadoni

Subject: Animals

Age category: All ages

Language: Farsi



Overcoming animal insect phobias by Martin M. Anthony and Randy McCabe. This book has been translated by Ms. Parisa Karimzadeh. There are many books on phobia, but My Horror Friend is the first book to focus specifically on strategies for overcoming animal fears and phobias.

About My Scary Friend
If you walk away for fear of a stray cat, or jump a few meters away when a bee approaches, you know that you are not alone in the world.

Fear of animals or animal phobia is a common phenomenon. If you are afraid of snakes and there are no snakes in your environment, then you have no problem, but if there are animals in your environment and workplace that fear disturbs your life and even sees terrible nightmares, it’s time to think about it. .

This book is in eight chapters on ways to treat the fear of reptiles; It deals with amphibians, dogs, fish, mice, vermin, snails and mollusks, wild animals, worms and spiders.
Chapters 1 and 2 deal with the nature of animal phobia and hypotheses about how animal phobia begins. Chapters 3 and 4 are devoted to providing strategies for preparing for treatment. Chapter 5 examines treatment strategies through exposure therapy to overcome animal phobia.

Chapter 6 looks at ways to change your anxious thoughts about animals, and Chapter 7 helps you plan to maintain your recovery over time. Chapter 8 is written for family members or friends who know someone who has an animal phobia and may want to help treat that person to overcome fear.
The authors of this book are Dr. Martin M. Anthony is a professor of Behavioral Psychology and Neurology at McMaster University and Dr. Randy McCabe is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Psychology and Neurology at McMaster University who has extensive experience in the treatment, clinical research, teaching and education of anxiety disorders.

About My Scary Friend Book
Fear of animals is a common theme that many people suffer from. There are many animals in the urban environment and even in the rural environment that man may be afraid of and this fear will disrupt his life.

My Horror Friend’s book deals completely and comprehensively with the topic of overcoming animal fears, and with practical strategies and exercises, helps one to gradually let go of one’s fears.

Who do we recommend reading my scary friend book?
My Horror Friend book is designed for people who are afraid of one or more animals and their families. If you have someone around you or in your family who has an animal phobia, this book will help reduce their fears.

About Martin M. Anthony and Randy McCabe
Martin M. Anthony is Professor of Behavioral Psychology and Neuroscience at Maxmaster University. He is also the director of the Center for Anxiety Research and Treatment and the head of psychologists at St. George Hamilton Medical Center in Ontario. Martin M. Anthony received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Albany, New York State University.

Dr. Anthony has published 12 books and more than 90 scientific articles and excerpts from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Anxiety Disorders.

Dr. Anthony has received awards from the American Psychological Association (American Psychological Association), the Canadian Psychological Association, and the American Anxiety Disorders Association, and is a board member of the American-Canadian Psychological Association.
He is the former Chair of the Anxiety Disorders Group of the Behavioral Therapy Association (AABT) and has been a member of the association’s annual board. Dr. Anthony is currently conducting clinical research in the field of anxiety disorders and teaching and studying, as well as clinical treatment.

Randyay McCabe is a Fellow in Clinical Behavior Science at the School of Health Sciences and an Assistant Professor in Behavioral Psychology and Neurology at McMaster University. He is also the director of the Center for Anxiety Research and Treatment at St. George Hamilton Ontario Medical Center.
After receiving his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, Randy McCabe spent his internship in the Eating Disorders Program at Toronto General Hospital. He has published numerous scientific articles and chapters in various books on cognitive behavioral therapy, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders.

He is the lead author of Cow Exercise Exercise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Cognitive Behavior Therapy and co-author of 10 Simple Solutions to Panic: How to Overcome Panic Attacks and Their Physical Symptoms and Return to Normal Life.

Dr. McCabe is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Psychology and has served as Assistant Director on the Association Behavior Therapy Progress Committee’s annual committee. He is currently conducting clinical research, teaching and studying. He also provides clinical treatment.

Excerpts from my scary friend’s book
Mark was a successful engineer who was always proud of the way he worked and did them well. The only thing that bothered Mark and interfered with his life was his intense fear of birds. Whenever he saw a bird, he reacted strongly with fear and his whole body was affected by this fear.

It is true that he knew that his fear of birds did not make sense, but it was still very difficult for him to go to places where there were birds. He also avoided going to the backyard of his house until he built a high fence for the yard so that he could sit there without the birds approaching him.

He avoided going to the river, the sea, the park, as well as pet stores. Mark and his fiancé decided to go to Venice, Italy for their honeymoon.
While researching the trip, he discovered that one of Venice’s most famous landmarks is a field full of pigeons. Mark noticed that whenever he thought about this trip and seeing the birds, he felt anxious. It was then that he was motivated to overcome his fears.

When he went to the therapist for treatment, one of his first questions was: “Why am I so scared?” Like many people with phobias, he asked himself, “Why me?” It was very difficult for Mark to find the source of his fear.

“I am a successful person and I have confidence in many areas of my life,” he said. I know this fear is very meaningless, but I can not control my body’s reaction when I see birds.

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