by Edmund J. Bourne Ph.D.
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.
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
Preface to the Fifth Edition
1 Anxiety Disorders
2 Major Causes of Anxiety Disorders
3 Recovery: A Comprehensive Approach
5 Physical Exercise
6 Coping with Panic Attacks
7 Help for Phobias: Exposure
9 Mistaken Beliefs
10 Personality Styles That Perpetuate Anxiety
11 Ten Common Phobias
12 Dealing with Feelings
13 Being Assertive
16 Health Conditions That May Contribute to Anxiety
17 Medication for Anxiety
19 Taking a Step Back from Anxiety
20 Personal Meaning
Appendix 1 Resources
Appendix 2 Additional Hierarchies
Appendix 3 Resources for Relaxation
Appendix 4 How to Stop Obsessive Worry
Appendix 5 Affirmations for Overcoming Anxiety
Grateful Acknowledgment to all