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Recent breakthroughs in the study and treatment of anxiety are empowering countless people to find relief from chronic fears, worrying, phobias, and obsessions. This inviting workbook shows how. The state-of-the-art program presented here is grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy, the most effective treatment for anxiety. No matter what type of anxiety problem you suffer from, leading experts Drs. Martin M. Antony and Peter J. Norton provide an unrivaled toolkit of proven strategies to help you:
*Understand what anxiety is and how it gets out of control
*Identify your anxiety triggers
*Change the beliefs and behaviors that make symptoms worse
*Develop a safe, gradual plan for confronting feared situations
*Learn the facts about medications and herbal remedies
*Achieve a new level of calm with relaxation and meditation techniques
*Find the right professional help, if and when you need it
Vivid examples and user-friendly worksheets (you can download and print additional copies as needed) guide you to put the book's science-based techniques into action. Effective problem-solving tips ease you through the rough spots in recovery. If you're ready to take back your life from anxiety, you've come to the right place.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
"This book gets up-to-date, understandable, and accurate information directly into the hands of the people who need it. It lays out the path to recovery with straightforward examples and user-friendly tools. If you (or someone you care about) have any kind of anxiety problem, now you can find help and answers."--Richard P. Swinson, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences (Emeritus), McMaster University, Canada"There have been major advances in the understanding and management of anxiety in recent years, and this book captures all of the key lessons. The techniques and strategies in these pages will help you learn to manage any type of anxiety and fear."--Ronald M. Rapee, PhD, author of Overcoming Shyness and Social Phobia "If you are going to invest your time and energy in a self-help book, you need to be supported by more than just hope. You deserve to trust the authors as experts with combined decades (not years) of experience. You want to feel confident that the strategies are backed by proven science, and applying them will yield the promised results. This workbook delivers on all that."--Reid Wilson, PhD, author of Don’t Panic "Everyone with anxiety problems should read this book! It tells you why you have anxiety and exactly, step by step, what you should do about it. It is reader friendly, easy to understand, and based on cutting-edge research. Truly a 'must read.'"--Judith S. Beck, PhD, President, Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
"This is an invaluable self-help volume for people suffering from anxiety disorders. Packed with sound, practical information, the book lucidly describes and illustrates scientifically established strategies for overcoming anxiety. It is comprehensive in the many types of anxiety problems addressed and the range of treatment options covered. Although intended as a workbook for anxiety sufferers, this book is also an important resource for enabling students in the field of mental health to learn about the nature and treatment of anxiety disorders."--Steven Taylor, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Canada