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Self Management of Long Term Health Conditions to Self-Management of Long Term Health Conditions (3rd Edition)

Self Management of Long Term Health Conditions

Self Management of Long Term Health Conditions: A Handbook for People with Chronic Disease' 3rd Edition, 2014 can now be purchased by members of the Stanford Coordinators' Network for only £9.99.

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Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain (December 2016)

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain

Acknowledging that overcoming chronic pain is a daily challenge, this book provides you with the self-management tools to help you meet that challenge. Includes a Moving Easy Program CD, a set of easy-to-follow exercises that can be performed at home.

Book & CD

List price is £29.94 but please contact us at info@talkinghealth.org to obtain the best deal available.

Living a Healthy Life with HIV (4th Edition)

Living a Healthy Life with HIV (4th Edition)

The book combines the latest medical advice, ideas from people living with HIV, and proven practices for self-management based on research conducted at Stanford University School of Medicine. The practical, easy-to-understand content will help patients, friends, family members, and others who support anyone dealing with HIV. It is designed to help you learn the essential information and skills to manage your condition on a daily basis.

List price is £21.95 but please contact us at info@talkinghealth.org to obtain the best deal available.

Less Pain, Fewer Pills (November 2016)

Less Pain, Fewer Pills: Avoid the Dangers of Prescription Opioids & Gain Control Over Chronic Pain (November  2016)

This book shows you how to harness the power of your own mind to ease suffering and reduce your need for pain medication. In doing so, you will gain control over your pain care and become empowered to live your best life possible.

Learn concrete, evidence-based psychological and behavioural alternatives for pain control: Build your personalised Empowerment Program to reduce pain naturally with tools from the book including downloadable charts and journals.

Discover proven psychological techniques to overcome catastrophising -- a major factor in the experience of pain intensity and duration. If you choose to take opioids, learn mindful use; if you choose to stop opioids, develop your comprehensive taper plan. Includes a Enhanced Pain Management CD that includes binaural relaxation techniques.

Book & CD

List price is £16.95 but please contact us at info@talkinghealth.org to obtain the best deal available.

Depression & Bipolar Disorder (May 2012)

Depression & Bipolar Disorder

Responding to the reasons why people often do not recover from mood disorders, this book empowers readers by providing the tools needed to work effectively with doctors and health care providers to negotiate the complex pathway to a full and lasting recovery from depression or bipolar disorder.

It explains the three main barriers to recovery -- not receiving treatment, incorrect diagnosis, and receiving inadequate treatment -- and how to overcome these challenges to ensure successful treatment. A practical book for the layperson, it provides flowcharts and useful forms to help readers determine whether they need help and how best to collaborate with their medical team.

List price is £16.95 but please contact us at info@talkinghealth.org to obtain the best deal available

Live Young, Think Young, Be Young.... At Any Age (November 2012)

Live Young, Think Young, Be Young.... At Any Age (November 2012)

While there are plenty of books offering advice about how to age, none takes the crucial step back to challenge how people think about ageing -- until now. The Aging Syndrome, the core idea in this book, explains the ageing process by using three pillars: intrinsic ageing, the ageing process that no one understands; disuse, both physical and mental; and chronic disease processes, which begin in childhood or sometimes in the womb.

Using practical steps and plain language, this volume is the only guide needed for developing a plan for growing older. By presenting a better way to think about ageing, it reveals what everyone can do to live a longer life.

List price is £16.95 but please contact us at info@talkinghealth.org to obtain the best deal available

Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit (November 2016)

Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit

Pain is the most common reason people visit their doctor. Many people mistakenly believe that chronic pain is best treated simply by taking powerful painkillers, also known as opioids.

But people who think pills are the only answer are mistaken, because the best treatment for chronic pain includes much more than pills. In fact, the most important part of pain treatment is not your medication or even your doctor: it is YOU. This book gives you the right road map and skills to help you reduce your own pain, so you need less medication. It is a formula for success -- your own personal pain relief kit. Comes with a Relaxation CD to calm your nervous system.

Book & CD

List price is £16.95 but please contact us at info@talkinghealth.org to obtain the best deal available

Mobile Action Planner

Mobile Action Planner

Stanford University have developed My Action Planner, a mobile implementation of the popular Action Plans contained within Stanford self-management programmes.

My Action Planner is a goal-setting tool that will help individuals make the changes they want to live a healthier and happier life. Through studies conducted by organisations around the world, users have reported that Action Plans have helped them bring about significant improvements in energy, self-reported general health, and social/role activities in a matter of months.

My Action Planner is available on iPhone and Android. Click here to join the Stanford University website where you will find all the information you need to download and get started with the mobile action planner.

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