AARP Digital Editions offer you practical tips, proven solutions, and expert guidance. The simple, untold truth about anxiety and depression is that they are habits of insecurity—and, like all habits, they can be broken. In this new edition of the highly successful Self-Coaching, Dr. Joseph Luciani shows you how to change your way of thinking and develop a healthy, adaptive way of living through his proven Self-Talk strategy for coaching yourself back to health.Drawing on cognitive behavioral therapy techniques that are proven effective, this category bestseller provides simple exercises to help people overcome the negative thought patterns that lead to anxiety and depression. The fact is, these disorders can be conquered. As Self-Coaching demonstrates, anxiety and depression aren't mysterious or dark maladies; they're simply destructive habits of insecurity. Dr. Luciani shows how habits are learned and how habits can be broken. The new edition has been revised to offer more detailed guidance on using the author's unique Self-Talk strategy with more action steps, more practical solutions, and new methods for dealing with anxiety and depression.