Now in its sixth edition and recommended by therapists worldwide, The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook has been the unparalleled, essential resource for people struggling with anxiety and phobias for almost thirty years.
Now in its sixth edition and recommended by therapists worldwide, The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook has been the unparalleled, essential resource for people struggling with anxiety and phobias for almost thirty years. Living with anxiety, panic disorders, or phobias can make you feel like you aren't in control of your life. If you're ready to tackle the fears that hold you back, this book is your go-to guide. Packed with the most effective skills for assessing and treating anxiety, this evidence-based workbook contains the latest clinical research. You'll develop a full arsenal of skills for quieting fears and taking charge of your anxious thoughts, including: Relaxation and breathing techniques Ending negative self-talk and mistaken beliefs Imagery and real-life desensitization Lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise changesWritten by a leading expert in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and a classic in its field, this fully revised edition offers powerful, step-by-step treatment strategies for panic disorders, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), worry, and fear. You will also find updated information compatible with the DSM-V, as well as current information on medications and treatment, nutrition, mindfulness training, exposure therapy, and the latest research in neurobiology. Whether you suffer from anxiety and phobias yourself, or are a professional working with this population, this book will provide the latest treatment solutions for overcoming the fears that stand in the way of living a full, happy life. This workbook can be used on its own or as a supplement to therapy.
Edmund J. Bourne, PhD, has specialized in the treatment of anxiety, phobias, and other stress-related disorders for almost three decades. His self-help books, such as Natural Relief for Anxiety, Beyond Anxiety and Phobia, and Coping with Anxiety have helped millions of people and have been translated into numerous languages. He welcomes comments and feedback, which can be sent to .
"Any who've struggled with panic attacks and fears will find this packed with self-help exercises and guidelines to overcoming anxiety and stress, from understanding how to assert oneself to creating a positive recovery strategy." --Midwest Book Review "This workbook offers a practical and comprehensive guide to anyone struggling to cope with the many-faceted manifestations of panic and anxiety." --Child and Behavior Therapy "Extremely well done." --Christopher McCullough, author of Managing Your Anxiety "A great resource for a holistic approach." --Reid Wilson, author of Don't Panic "This is a concise, practical, and comprehensive directory on how to reduce anxiety. A highly regarded and widely known resource." --Authoritative Guide to Self-Help Resources in Mental Health, Revised Edition "As a person once challenged by anxiety, and as a professional, I am truly grateful for this book. It is the encyclopedia of healing from anxiety and phobias, not to read all at once, but a resource to reach for that has just what you need each day or each month ... easy and reassuring to follow ... life-changing." --Mani Feniger, author of Journey from Anxiety to Freedom "In this updated version of a classic, Edmund J. Bourne guides us carefully through a wealth of information on anxiety, anxiety disorders, and phobias. Thorough and articulate, he covers solid fundamentals, from careful descriptions of symptoms to current treatments. He includes information on medication and nutrition, and self-help strategies for each area of difficulty. A must-read for anyone struggling with anxiety and a great resource for therapists, the book is an excellent contribution to the field." --Lynne Henderson, founder of the Social Fitness Center and founder and codirector, with Philip Zimbardo, of the Shyness Institute "Since Bourne sees anxiety as 'stress over time, ' the twenty-five years of success for his book has given 'help over time.' This new sixth edition takes the best and makes it better by incorporating recent developments in understanding the nature and treatment of anxiety. Comprehensive in every way, it is a one-stop shop for persons with anxiety, and an invaluable and unparalleled resource for clinicians working with them." --Timothy A. Sisemore, PhD, director of research and professor of counseling and psychology at Richmont Graduate University and author of Free from OCD "Edmund J. Bourne's book is chock-full of tested ideas and exercises that practically anyone who suffers from anxieties and fears can put to immediate use to get relief from anxiety and prevent it from coming back." --Bill Knaus, EdD, author of The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression and The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety "In this sixth edition of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, Edmund J. Bourne has refined and expanded on his thoughtful holistic message to those who struggle with anxiety. There are many things you can do to relieve your suffering in order to live a fuller and more meaningful life. I highly recommend this classic resource to anyone suffering with anxiety or a phobia." --Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, author of Anxiety and Avoidance and codirector of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy
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