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New Harbinger
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.

Entries by New Harbinger

5 Days of Unpacking: Reflections on Love, Loss and the Art of Becoming

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 5:50 PM

Five days ago, I woke up in a new house. It still feels quiet and unfamiliar. I made a coffee, popped the mug on my bedside table and climbed back into bed to write. It wasn't the most comfortable writing space, but my desk was hidden under unpacked art supplies,...

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A Tale of Two Teens and Their Grief: What Every Caregiver Needs to Know

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 12:52 PM

Meet Jamel.

He's 17 years old and lives with his grandmother in the inner city of a bustling metropolis. Life isn't easy for Jamel. His walk to school is carefully plotted out to avoid local kids selling drugs. And even school isn't a safe environment. There are too many...

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Creativity, a Pathway to Hope

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2015 | 6:12 PM

"What are you going to do when he is gone?"

I don't think my beloved girlfriend expects an answer. Her question floats out on a sigh of concern as she strokes my husband's dying body.

"I'll have my art," I said.

She looks up at me from...

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Another Shooting, Another Reminder to Not Ignore the Warning Signs

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 1:47 PM

Dylann Roof, the young man accused in the horrific shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., is a 21-year-old man who did not go to bed on a Tuesday night as a loving, law-abiding citizen only to wake up on a Wednesday morning as a killer.

His alleged...

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If Caitlyn Jenner Is So Gorgeous, Why Do Transgender Youth Feel So Sad?

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 11:01 AM

You can't turn on the news right now without hearing about Caitlyn Jenner. She's made an enormous splash with her coming out and transition. And, it seems the reception has been surprisingly positive. She's been lauded as inspiring and courageous and, of course, beautiful.

So, this is good news,...

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Parents Who Drive You Crazy: Four Steps for Handling Emotionally Immature Parents

(10) Comments | Posted June 5, 2015 | 7:15 PM

Do you ever feel like the mature one in your relationship with your parents? If so, you are like countless others who are hurt and frustrated by their emotionally immature parents. It is difficult to deal with parents who have not developed enough empathy to care sufficiently about the feelings...

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4 Steps to Finding Joy and Happiness in Your Bipolar Life

(9) Comments | Posted May 5, 2015 | 9:27 AM

It's no secret that living with bipolar disorder can be tough. Even with medications and psychotherapy, symptoms don't always dissipate. So just how do you live a full and happy life despite this chronic condition? The key lies in the practice of a simple concept called mindfulness.


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Eating Like You Mean It

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 4:17 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 | 12:40 PM

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 | 5:01 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 | 4:04 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 | 1:28 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 | 1:18 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 | 4:29 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 | 7:18 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 | 4:57 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 | 8:05 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 | 2:10 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 | 3:47 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 | 9:55 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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