The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

by Edmund J. Bourne PhD
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

by Edmund J. Bourne PhD

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Celebrating 30 years as a classic in its field and recommended by therapists worldwide, The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook is an unparalleled, essential resource for people struggling with anxiety and phobias.

Living with anxiety, panic disorders, or phobias can make you feel like you aren’t in control of your life. Tackle the fears that hold you back with this 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 find an arsenal of tools for quieting worry, ending negative self-talk, and taking charge of your anxious thoughts, including:

  • Relaxation and breathing techniques
  • New research on exposure therapy for phobias
  • Lifestyle, exercise, mindfulness and nutrition tips

Written by a leading expert in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this fully revised and updated seventh 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 new information on relapse prevention after successful treatment, and updates on medication, cannabis derivatives, ketamine,  exposure, nutrition, spirituality, the latest research in neurobiology, and more.

Whether you suffer from anxiety and phobias yourself, or are a professional working with this population, this book provides the latest treatment solutions for overcoming the fears that stand in the way of living a meaningful and happy life. This workbook can be used on its own or in conjunction with therapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684034833
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 05/01/2020
Edition description: Seventh Edition, Revised
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 34,162
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Edmund J. Bourne, PhD, has specialized in the treatment of anxiety, phobias, and other stress-related disorders for over two decades. His self-help books have helped over a million people, and have been translated into numerous languages. He currently resides in Florida and California.

Phone counseling for problems with panic attacks, phobias, and other anxiety difficulties is available with Edmund Bourne. For information, please call 1-415-686-7516. Further information about Bourne’s work in the anxiety disorders field may be found at

For Edmund Bourne’s work outside the field of anxiety disorders, please see his website,

Table of Contents

Grateful Acknowledgment v

Preface to the Seventh Edition vii

Introduction 1

1 Anxiety Disorders 5

2 Major Causes of Anxiety Disorders 37

3 Recovery: A Comprehensive Approach 65

4 Relaxation 88

5 Physical Exercise 112

6 Coping with Panic Attacks 125

7 Exposure for Phobias 155

8 Self-Talk 186

9 Mistaken Beliefs 215

10 Overcoming Worry 233

11 Personality Styles That Perpetuate Anxiety 247

12 Ten Common Specific Phobias 262

13 Dealing with Feelings 283

14 Being Assertive 299

15 Self-Esteem 319

16 Nutrition 343

17 Health Conditions That May Contribute to Anxiety 371

18 Medication for Anxiety 395

19 Meditation 426

20 Relapse Prevention 443

21 Personal Meaning 454

Postscript: A Future of Increasing Anxiety 481

Appendix 1 Helpful Organizations 487

Appendix 2 Resources for Relaxation 489

Appendix 3 How to Stop Obsessive Thoughts 490

Appendix 4 Affirmations for Overcoming Anxiety 492

What People are Saying About This

"A great resource for a holistic approach."
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​Bourne resides in Novato, CA (Greater San Francisco Bay Area).

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