The Anti-Anxiety Workbook: Proven Strategies to Overcome Worry, Phobias, Panic, and Obsessions

Overview

"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, Director, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research

"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 ...

See more details below
Paperback
$16.65
BN.com price
(Save 24%)$21.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (15) from $5.49   
  • New (7) from $13.82   
  • Used (8) from $5.49   
Sending request ...

Overview

"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, Director, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research

"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 al that."

—Reid Wilson, PhD, author of Don't Panic

"There have been major advances in the understanding and managment 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

Recent breakthroughs in the study and treatment of anxiety are empowering countless people to find reflief 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. Anthony 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

• Acheive a new level of calm with relaxation and meditation techniques

• Find the right professional help, if and when you need it

Vivid, practical examples illustrate how to put the book's science-based techniques into action, and 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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM (Columbia College of Missouri)
Description: This workbook provides the latest advances in anxiety treatment that are solidly based in empirical research and provide readers with not only the knowledge, but also the confidence to overcome their anxiety.
Purpose: The purpose is to help those with anxiety learn the most widely studied and accepted techniques used by mental health professionals for helping people overcome problems of extreme anxiety. Considering that anxiety disorders are the most common disorder, this is a welcome addition to the field.
Audience: Those suffering from anxiety disorders will benefit the most from this book, as it is not only easy to read and understand, but also quite affordable. This would be an excellent companion in psychotherapy as well as a strong teaching tool in graduate school. The authors bring extensive experience, and this clearly is demonstrated in their workbook.
Features: The standout feature of the book is that it can be used in any way one is comfortable. Readers are not tied to any one chapter, yet there are helpful chapters such as chapter 12 on overcoming treatment obstacles and chapter 13 on living without anxiety. The authors discuss a wide array of treatments including relaxation, meditation, medications, herbal remedies, cognitive-behavioral treatments, and psychoeducation. The book is empowering, not overwhelming or overbearing.
Assessment: This is a wonderful compendium of the latest advances in the field for anxiety disorders, written specifically for those suffering with anxiety. It is a great example of a well-written workbook aimed directly at patient-empowerment and education.
Annals of Clinical Psychiatry

"The book will be of great use to all patients with anxiety disorders. It is informative, written in a highly readable style, and contains a lot of useful and practical strategies, including many tables/diaries for patients' use. I believe that a clinician treating patients with anxiety disorders could/should recommend this book to his or her patients. It would be a great complement to treatment that will help patients understand and handle anxiety....The book is definitely worth buying and recommending to all of your anxious patients."--Annals of Clinical Psychiatry
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

"A valuable contribution to self-help resources. It is easy to read and is supplemented with many user-friendly worksheets."--Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal

"A useful resource for individuals with anxiety disorders and for practitioners who need a quick and practical overview of effective interventions for anxiety....The topics covered in the book are quite comprehensive and include attention to a wide range of anxiety-related conditions including simple phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, general anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and other related conditions....A thoughtful, accessible, and practical guide for clients and practitioners working with clients struggling with anxiety. The authors write in a consistently respectful and hopeful manner that engages the reader, leaving him/her with a sense of empowerment. This book is a great addition to any clinician's library and serves as a reminder to prioritize assessment and treatment of co-occurring anxiety. It is also a welcome resource for individuals and their significant others in need of self-help strategies for managing their own or a loved one's anxiety."--Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal
Journal of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy

"A valuable contribution to self-help resources. It is easy to read and is supplemented with many user-friendly worksheets."--Journal of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Canadian Journal of Psychiatry

"This book is written in a clear and concise style and it includes several chapters of psycho-education, as well as helpful stories of people with anxiety to illustrate key concepts. The authors have taken care to present only evidence-based information and techniques and do so in a relatively unbiased matter....I would strongly recommend this self-help CBT book for anxiety, written by two authors who are well-known in the anxiety disorders field. It is an attractively presented and produced in a manner which facilitates ease of use. This book is priced very reasonably and is excellent value for the money."--Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
From the Publisher

"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, ABPP, Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Canada

From The Critics
Reviewer:Nicholas Greco IV, MS, BCETS, CATSM(Abbott Laboratories)
Description:This workbook provides the latest advances in anxiety treatment that are solidly based in empirical research and provide readers with not only the knowledge, but also the confidence to overcome their anxiety.
Purpose:The purpose is to help those with anxiety learn the most widely studied and accepted techniques used by mental health professionals for helping people overcome problems of extreme anxiety. Considering that anxiety disorders are the most common disorder, this is a welcome addition to the field.
Audience:Those suffering from anxiety disorders will benefit the most from this book, as it is not only easy to read and understand, but also quite affordable. This would be an excellent companion in psychotherapy as well as a strong teaching tool in graduate school. The authors bring extensive experience, and this clearly is demonstrated in their workbook.
Features:The standout feature of the book is that it can be used in any way one is comfortable. Readers are not tied to any one chapter, yet there are helpful chapters such as chapter 12 on overcoming treatment obstacles and chapter 13 on living without anxiety. The authors discuss a wide array of treatments including relaxation, meditation, medications, herbal remedies, cognitive-behavioral treatments, and psychoeducation. The book is empowering, not overwhelming or overbearing.
Assessment:This is a wonderful compendium of the latest advances in the field for anxiety disorders, written specifically for those suffering with anxiety. It is a great example of a well-written workbook aimed directly at patient-empowerment and education.
Annals of Clinical Psychiatry

"The book will be of great use to all patients with anxiety disorders. It is informative, written in a highly readable style, and contains a lot of useful and practical strategies, including many tables/diaries for patients'' use. I believe that a clinician treating patients with anxiety disorders, regardless of role, could/should recommend this book to his or her patients. It would be a great complement to treatment that will help patients understand and handle anxiety....The book is definitely worth buying and recommending to all of your anxious patients."--Annals of Clinical Psychiatry

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal

"A useful resource for individuals with anxiety disorders and for practitioners who need a quick and practical overview of effective interventions for anxiety....The topics covered in the book are quite comprehensive and include attention to a wide range of anxiety-related conditions including simple phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, general anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and other related conditions....A thoughtful, accessible, and practical guide for clients and practitioners working with clients struggling with anxiety. The authors write in a consistently respectful and hopeful manner that engages the reader, leaving him/her with a sense of empowerment. This book is a great addition to any clinician''s library and serves as a reminder to prioritize assessment and treatment of co-occurring anxiety. It is also a welcome resource for individuals and their significant others in need of self-help strategies for managing their own or a loved one''s anxiety."--Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593859930
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: Guilford Self-Help Workbook Series
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 149,873
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin M. Antony, PhD, President-Elect of the Canadian Psychological Association, is Professor and Director of Graduate Training in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto. He is also Director of Research at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre, St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario. An award-winning researcher, Dr. Antony is the coauthor of When Perfect Isn't Good Enough, 10 Simple Solutions to Panic, and numerous other books. His research, writing, and clinical practice focus on cognitive-behavioral therapy and the treatment of anxiety disorders. He has been widely quoted in the U.S. and Canadian media.
 
Peter J. Norton, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston and Director of the University of Houston Anxiety Disorder Clinic. His research on anxiety and its treatment has been honored with awards from the National Institutes of Health and other organizations. The author of over 60 research papers, Dr. Norton has delivered many presentations and workshops for the scientific community, therapists, and the general public.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Faces of Anxiety

I. The Prep

1. Anxiety: The Big Picture

2. Getting to Know Your Anxiety

3. Getting Ready for Treatment

II. The Program

4. Changing Your Anxious Thinking

5. Eliminating the Safety Net

6. Confronting Feared Objects and Situations

7. Confronting Scary Thoughts, Memories, Images, and Urges

8. Confronting Frightening Feelings and Sensations

9. Learning to Relax: Relaxation, Meditation, and Acceptance

10. Medications and Herbal Remedies

III. In the Long Run

11. Creating an Anti-Anxiety Lifestyle

12. Overcoming Treatment Obstacles

13. Living without Anxiety

14. A Guide for Family and Friends

Appendix: Helpful Resources

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)