The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

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by Edmund Bourne
     
 

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Relieve Your Anxiety and Start Living Without Fear

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

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Relieve Your Anxiety and Start Living Without Fear

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

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This book excels not only in explaining the cause and nature of anxiety disorders and phobias but also in describing treatments. Director of the Anxiety Treatment Center in Santa Rosa (California), Bourne emphasizes the cognitive-behavioral model of treatment but includes information on biopsychiatry, intense psychotherapy, and spirituality as additional treatment modalities. This is truly a "workbook," with exercises designed to facilitate recovery, either through private use or in conjunction with professional therapy. If your library already owns the 1990 edition and money is an object, you can probably pass on this revision, which updates the definitions of anxiety and phobia so that they conform with the new DSM-IV diagnostic criteria and includes new information on the biological causes of anxiety and related treatment developments. However, if your collection lacks a good lay reader's book on anxiety and phobia, this is an excellent choice.Jennifer Amador, Central State Hosp. Medical Lib., Petersburg, Va.
From the Publisher
“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“A great resource for a holistic approach.”
Reid Wilson, author of Don’t Panic

“Extremely well done.”
Christopher McCullough, author of Managing Your Anxiety

“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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608822034
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
01/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
74,740
File size:
4 MB

What People are saying about this

"A great resource for a holistic approach."
author of Don't Panic
Reid Wilson
"A great resource for a holistic approach."
author of Don't Panic
Christopher McCullough
"Extremely well done."
author of Managing Your Anxiety

Meet the Author


Edmund J. Bourne, PhD, is a psychologist in northern California specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders and related problems. He is author of several books, including the bestselling Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, that have reached hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world. He welcomes comments and feedback, which can be sent to edbourne@globalshiftnow.com.

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