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New Harbinger Publications, Inc. is a publisher of psychology, self-help, mental health and health books. Most of its psychology books focus on the areas of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and cover topics including anxiety, depression, anger, obsessive compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, noetics and mindfulness. Launched by psychologist Matthew McKay and writer Patrick Fanning in 1973, New Harbinger pioneered a style of self-help book that has become the standard of today. Some of their best-selling books include The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, The DBT Skills Workbook, Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life, Stop Walking on Eggshells, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, The Untethered Soul, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Myofascial Pain, and The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook.

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Eating Like You Mean It

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 3:17 PM

By Emily K. Sandoz, Ph.D., co-author of Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate

This morning I snuck downstairs and made French toast. My husband and the friends I'm vacationing with were still sleeping, so it was a quiet affair. I mixed and sliced and browned...

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From Fearful People-Pleasing to Loving Presence

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 11:40 AM

By Micki Fine, MEd, LPC, author of The Need to Please

I recently watched a video of Ram Dass, a Harvard trained psychologist and spiritual teacher, and my heart warmed as he tenderly repeated again and again, "I am loving presence." To me, loving presence means...

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The Challenges and Joys of Unplugging Your Smartphone

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 4:01 PM

By Carol Krucoff E-RYT, author of Yoga Sparks.

Our digital devices keep us connected, entertained and informed. But they can also overwhelm us with a constant barrage of sounds, images, texts, emails, games and videos. In our wired world, technology addiction is emerging as a...

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7 Ways to Detox to Reverse Prediabetes

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 3:04 PM

By Sarah Cimperman, N.D., author of The Prediabetes Detox.

Prediabetes is a worldwide epidemic. In the United States alone it affects 79 million people, or one in three adults and nearly one in four adolescents. Prediabetes is characterized...

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Goodbye to the DSM-V

(26) Comments | Posted May 22, 2013 | 12:28 PM

By Matthew McKay, PhD, New Harbinger Publications co-founder and publisher


The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is here, and it's dead on arrival. A few weeks ago, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) announced it will no longer fund...

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How You Can Help Returning Warriors

(3) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 12:18 PM

By Sheela Raja, Ph.D., author of " Overcoming Trauma and PTSD

In recent months, there's been growing media attention given to the shocking number of veteran suicides. It is, indeed, a national crisis. Surely we can all agree that our veterans gave us...

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Paula Deen: From Extreme to Mindful Eating

(2) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 3:29 PM

The response to Paula Deen's revelation that she has Type 2 diabetes highlights the false "either-or" dilemma that plagues our culture's approach to eating (and most other things): good or bad, right or wrong, all or nothing.

Paula Deen's popular brand was based on her audacious use of ingredients...

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Taking Back My Culture

(6) Comments | Posted January 6, 2012 | 6:18 AM

By Olga Trujillo, J.D., author of " The Sum of My Parts "


My father, or Popi, as I called him when I was a child, did not speak English, only Spanish. My mother (Mame) also spoke Spanish as her first language,...

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The Movie Shame and the Myth of Sexually Compulsive Gratification

(72) Comments | Posted December 27, 2011 | 3:57 PM

By George N. Collins, M.A., with Andrew Adleman, M.A., authors of Breaking the Cycle: Free Yourself from Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession, and Shame

At a recent gathering, I was speaking with a man about my job as a sex addiction counselor....

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Happiness Is Not Your Mind's Job (But You Can Be Happy Anyway)

(3) Comments | Posted November 21, 2011 | 7:05 PM

Michael met Cleo at the gym several weeks ago, and he has wanted to ask her on a date ever since. He is just waiting for one thing: a little more confidence. He believes that his chances will improve if he can eliminate his anxiety.

Perhaps you have experienced that...

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What Mindfulness and Acceptance Can Do for Your Self-Esteem

(4) Comments | Posted October 27, 2011 | 1:10 AM

By Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, author of "The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder" and "Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens"

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), created in the early 1990s by psychologist Marsha Linehan, is one of the newer psychotherapies...

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So What If I'm Crazy?

(8) Comments | Posted August 15, 2011 | 2:47 PM

By Ruth C. White, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.W., co-author of "Bipolar 101"

I am a strong African-American woman: I aced two challenging, concurrent grad school programs while pregnant; spent years of duty as a single, professional mother thousands of miles from family; backpacked alone through Central...

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Are You Practicing Yoga or Yoga-Flavored Exercise?

(43) Comments | Posted March 25, 2011 | 8:55 AM

By Carol Krucoff, E-RYT, author of Healing Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain

Yoga's booming popularity has resulted in some classes that are called "yoga," but are actually just yoga-flavored exercise classes. Students learn yoga postures -- such as Warrior, Tree and Downward-facing Dog --...

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Can Anger Be a Gift? Absolutely!

(7) Comments | Posted February 28, 2011 | 6:38 PM

By Marcia Cannon, Ph.D., MFT, author of The Gift of Anger

From talk show hosts and political party candidates to newspaper headlines and popular books, so much of what we see and read has to do with anger. Anger has become big business. This certainly makes...

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5 Steps for Letting Depression Be Your Teacher

(30) Comments | Posted January 23, 2011 | 10:41 AM

By Melissa Kirk, author of Depression 101

A fairly recent television ad for an antidepressant that shall remain nameless used the tagline "Depression hurts." And really, you couldn't say anything more truthful about this amorphous and much-studied yet little-understood condition. Depression can sap the life out...

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5 Tips to Avoid Overeating

(2) Comments | Posted September 15, 2010 | 11:57 AM

By Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, author of The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook

There are many reasons why you may overeat. You may be a classic emotional eater -- someone who finds comfort in food and eats when happy, sad, angry, anytime you...

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2010 | 1:41 PM

By Sheri Van Dijk, MSW, author of The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar Disorder and The Bipolar Workbook for Teen


There are so many different types of psychotherapy out there nowadays, if you're dealing with emotional problems, how...

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How to Stop Sabotaging Your Relationships

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2010 | 9:00 AM

By Randi Gunther, Ph.D., author of Relationship Saboteurs


  • Do you feel your partners value some of your behaviors at the beginning of a relationship but reject you for those same behaviors over time?

  • When your partners begin to complain about those behaviors, do...

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How a Restorative Response to Crime Changed My Perception of Real Justice

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2010 | 1:45 PM

By Katy Hutchison, author of Walking After Midnight


On December 31st, 1997 my husband Bob excused himself briefly from our small dinner party to check on a teen's house party taking place down the street at the home of a vacationing friend. He...

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8 Tips for Mindfully Processing Grief

(5) Comments | Posted August 17, 2010 | 11:00 AM

By Sameet Kumar, Ph.D., author of Grieving Mindfully and The Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination

Grief happens to all of us at some time in our lives. You may think that grief happens only after the death of a loved one, but you...

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