Published Books

Published Books

Take Control of Your Anxiety

In Take Control of Your Anxiety—an easy-to-read, self-help book for the layperson—Drs. Cortman, Shinitzky, and O’Connor present the current understanding of anxiety: its genesis in the brain, its functions and contributions to human survival and growth, and its progression to pathology. Each of the five major anxiety disorders is featured in a chapter that explores its etiology, practical steps and exercises for successful resolution, and real-life case studies of patients who have overcome the disorder. The authors use some levity to teach their concepts, including Dr. Seuss-like poems, popular music parodies, and other easy-to-remember aids. A tool box of simple resources and self-help techniques is also included. Most importantly, the authors emphasize a non-pharmaceutical, evidence-based approach to mastering anxiety issues and living a productive, well-balanced life.

Your Mind – An Owner‘s Manual for a Better Life

During their more than 80,000 hours facilitating psychotherapy, Drs. Cortman and Shinitzky realized that most people are unaware of 10 crucial psychological truths–truths imperative to maintaining mental health and well-being. As a result of this lack of awareness, they become anxious, depressed, and generally unhappy; if they learn the 10 truths, they are much more likely to lead productive, fulfilled lives.

Do you know that:

  • Emotions are understandable and contain valuable information?
  • Our behavior has a hidden purpose?
  • We all have an internal saboteur whom we must identify and control?
  • We can change how we act if we change how we think?
  • Time heals nothing?

Your Mind: An Owner’s Manual for a Better Life combines extensive psychological research with decades of clinical practice and delivers its wisdom in a practical, easy-to-digest narrative. Through examples and exercises, Drs. Cortman and Shinitzky present a step-by-step strategy to help you make use of the truths and become a happier, healthier you.

Your Mind – An Owner‘s Manual for a Better Life

During their more than 80,000 hours facilitating psychotherapy, Drs. Cortman and Shinitzky realized that most people are unaware of 10 crucial psychological truths–truths imperative to maintaining mental health and well-being. As a result of this lack of awareness, they become anxious, depressed, and generally unhappy; if they learn the 10 truths, they are much more likely to lead productive, fulfilled lives.

Do you know that:

  • Emotions are understandable and contain valuable information?
  • Our behavior has a hidden purpose?
  • We all have an internal saboteur whom we must identify and control?
  • We can change how we act if we change how we think?
  • Time heals nothing?

Your Mind: An Owner’s Manual for a Better Life combines extensive psychological research with decades of clinical practice and delivers its wisdom in a practical, easy-to-digest narrative. Through examples and exercises, Drs. Cortman and Shinitzky present a step-by-step strategy to help you make use of the truths and become a happier, healthier you.