Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness or a rapid heartbeat. Learn more
Source: American Psychological Association
Self Help Books for Anxiety & Worry
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook has already helped over one million readers make a full and lasting recovery from generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other anxiety-related issues. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this workbook can be used alone or as a supplement to therapy to help you develop a full arsenal of skills for quieting worried thoughts and putting yourself back in control.
This new edition has been thoroughly updated with the latest anxiety research and medications, and also includes new therapeutic techniques that have been proven effective for the treatment of anxiety and anxiety-related conditions. Each worksheet in this book will help you learn the skills you need to manage your anxiety and start living more freely than you ever thought possible.
With this workbook, you’ll learn a range of proven methods for overcoming anxiety:
- Relaxation and breathing techniques
- Challenging negative self-talk and mistaken beliefs
- Imagery and real-life desensitization
- Making lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise changes
- Acceptance and commitment therapy
- Skills for preventing and coping with panic attacks
The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety: A Step-by-Step Program
When anxious feelings spiral out of control, they can drain your energy and prevent you from living the life you want. If you’re ready to stop letting your anxiety have the upper hand, The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety can help. This workbook offers a step-by-step program you can use, on your own or with a therapist, to end anxiety and get back to living a rich and productive life.
With this book, you’ll develop a personal plan using techniques from rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), powerful treatment methods proven to be even more effective in the long term than anxiety medication. You’ll learn to recognize your anxiety triggers, develop skills to stop anxious thoughts before they get out of control, and stop needless fears from coming back.
The powerful tools in this book will help you:
- Silence the irrational thoughts that trigger anxiety
- Create a personal plan to overcome excessive fears and worries
- Stop expecting perfection from yourself and start feeling confident
- Calm yourself when panic takes hold
- Defeat depression and other conditions that often occur with anxiety
- Build self-esteem
- Track your symptoms and maintain your progress
This book has received the prestigious accolade of being included in The Albert Ellis Tribute Book Series—created to honor the life and work of Albert Ellis, the founder of rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT). REBT is one of the most widely-practiced therapies throughout the world and is the foundation for cognitive-behavioral therapy and other evidence-based approaches. These books provide proven-effective treatments and tools to improve psychological well-being, while also supporting advancements in psychotherapy for the betterment of humanity.
The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution
If you’re seeking lasting relief from out-of-control anxiety, this is the book for you. It is grounded in cognitive behavior therapy, the proven treatment approach developed and tested over more than 25 years by pioneering clinician-researcher Aaron T. Beck. Now Dr. Beck and fellow cognitive therapy expert David A. Clark put the tools and techniques of cognitive behavior therapy at your fingertips in this compassionate guide. Carefully crafted worksheets, exercises, and examples reflect the authors’ decades of experience helping people just like you. Learn practical strategies for identifying your anxiety triggers, challenging the thoughts and beliefs that lead to distress, safely facing the situations you fear, and truly loosening anxiety’s grip–one manageable step at a time.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry: Workbook
Individuals who suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder know that it can be extremely impairing, causing chronic tension, fatigue, irritability and difficulties sleeping. The most effective treatment for this disorder is a program based on principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Written by the developers of an empirically supported and effective CBT therapy program for treating GAD, this workbook includes all the information necessary for a client to learn the appropriate skills to combat their excessive worry. When used in conjunction with the corresponding therapist guide, this book provides a complete treatment package with a proven success rate.
Through the use of this workbook, clients will become active participants in their supervised treatment. This revised edition includes new elements such as a listing of goals for each session chapter, as well as more detailed lists of homework assignments. Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry, Workbook, 2e is a one-of-a-kind resource that allows clients to work alongside their therapist to personalize their treatment strategy and overcome their GAD. TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions!
Beyond Anxiety and Phobia: A Step-by-Step Guide to Lifetime Recovery
Panic attacks, phobias, and other problems with anxiety have been effectively treated with cognitive behavioral therapy and medication for many years. Now even more help for these conditions is available. In Beyond Anxiety & Phobia, Dr. Edmund J. Bourne (author of the best-selling Anxiety & Phobia Workbook) offers a full spectrum of complimentary approaches that get to the heart of anxiety and phobia and go beyond standard treatments and medication.
In this book you will find guidelines and strategies that can help you to:
- Reduce anxiety by simplifying your lifestyle and environment.
- Uncover core personality traits and fears that perpetuate anxiety.
- Discover purpose in your life that helps overcome a sense of meaninglessness.
- Embrace spirituality to change both your perspective on your problem and your ability to heal it.
- Create a vision of your recovery that will attract a positive outcome.
- Use alternative methods such as herbs, diet, yoga, massage, and acupuncture for greater relaxation and ease in your life.
- Practice mediation so you can learn to witness rather than simply react to anxiety and fear.
Dr. Bourne has helped many of his clients achieve a more complete and lasting recovery in overcoming difficulties with anxiety by combining these methods with conventional treatment.