The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

by Edmund Bourne

Paperback(Fifth Edition)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572248915
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 01/02/2011
Series: Unassigned Series
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.20(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 California and southern Florida.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
1What Are the Anxiety Disorders?1
2The Causes of Anxiety Disorders27
3Recovery: A Comprehensive Approach51
5Physical Exercise97
6Coping with Panic Attacks109
7Help for Phobias: Imagery Desensitization143
8Help for Phobias: Real-Life Desensitization155
10Mistaken Beliefs215
11Four Traits That Perpetuate Anxiety233
13Identifying and Expressing Your Feelings259
14Asserting Yourself277
18Fears from the Past383
19Meaning, Purpose, and Spirituality391
2Additional Hierarchies413
3Audiotapes for Relaxation431
4How to Stop Obsessive Worry433
5Guidelines for a Good Night's Sleep435

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The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My therapist recommended this book to me. I picked it up today! So far, this book is a life saver. There is something in there for everyone. If one thing don't work for you, that's okay. There will be something else that will. I like how you can write in the book or make copies of the pages. Best $25 I have ever spent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was recommended to me when I was going through an episode of severe depression and anxiety, and I found it extremely helpful. Since I am a physician, I have recomended this to hundreds of patients as well. I think it treats anxiety, panic and phobias in a very holistic and well rounded approach. It's easy to understand without being too simplistic. If you are willing to invest the time and energy to do what the workbook suggests, you will go a long way towards recovery. One of the best "text or workbooks"I've ever purchased.
Books_And_Chocolate More than 1 year ago
It's estimated that nearly 25 million Americans experience some form of anxiety disorder that affects daily life, and for some becomes debilitating. Knowledge about what one is dealing with and how to overcome it is the best medicine and this book is a valuable resource for that kind of truly helpful and practical information. When I personally experienced a form anxiety disorder several years ago, I wish I had known about this book as it is one of the most helpful that I've read. Written in an easy to understand style, the first chapters outline the various forms of anxiety disorders and their possible causes, followed by chapters on ways to recover such as relaxation, exercise, self-talk, coping with panic attacks, nutrition, etc. One section I found especially helpful was "Deflate the Danger" in the chapter on coping with panic attacks as it discussed ways to calm the physical symptoms, outlined why the things one thinks will happen physically during such an episode (heart attack, fainting, etc.) won't, and gave helpful information on how to break the connection between the thought process and the resulting symptoms. The chapter on exercise can provide motivation for embracing an active lifestyle to counter anxiety. The chapter on self-esteem is equally helpful with the tips on how to replace negative and self-sabotaging thinking with positive thoughts. Each chapter includes some kind of plan of action, questions to answer, affirmations, journaling prompts, writing goals, etc., to help the reader become proactive in overcoming the effects of anxiety. I think anyone who suffers from any of the many forms of anxiety, whether mild or severe, or knows of someone who does will greatly benefit from this workbook whether done to supplement counseling or privately. I received a copy of this book for review from the publisher but the opinion of it is my own and was not solicited, nor was a positive review required.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i highly recoomend this book who suffer from any kind of anxiety. i pick up this book every day and read it. i still have the first edition. pick up your copy today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This has been a great way to help me restructure my thinking. Recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so helpful and informative for anyone experiencing anxiety/panic/phobia disorders. It discusses feelings you may be having, the science behind them, and how to cope with them. It really is a very very interesting read., I had trouble putting the book down once I started!
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kc_leeTX More than 1 year ago
I've only read a couple sections so far but overall I would recommend buying this book if you suffer with anxiety/phobias. My therapist actually suggested I buy this. It's very informative! Love how is arranged as far as a written perspective.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine was reading this book and getting a lot out of it so I got my own copy and have not been disappointed in it. Neither my friend nor I suffer from panic attacks, which this book gives a lot of focus to, but we both find the book helpful in dealing with our garden-variety GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorders).
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TheRavenCT More than 1 year ago
I love that this book seems to have just enough information and exercises to develop any skills that I want to try to deal with perfectionism, anxiety, stress, and feelings of inadequacy.
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pc48 More than 1 year ago
This book has been very helpful.
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