The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
It also covers: desensitization,
mistaken beliefs (e.g.,“I should always be competent”), traits that perpetuate anxiety (eg, cultivate pleasure and recreation instead of need for control) and visualizations (all with an appreciation for spirituality).
I am finding that I have a few particular problems with this book, however.
PTSD and other complex an ...more
Picked this one up in 2018, at a very stressful period of my life (and I think I am prone to anxiety in general), and well, I didn't get past introduction and what is what (all the disorders, symptoms, and etc.). Maybe good advices and cool exercises are here but I didn't manage to open it up in two years, so I adding this one to my DNF pile. Maybe someday I will continue.
Wishing you feel mentally awesome today!
I found this book on a list of 15 best books to overcome anxiety while google-ing books on this topic, and I was so excited to read it. The site claimed it's a 'life savior' of a book for people who experience mild anxiety and rare panic attacks to those who've developed certain phobias in life. Also it was high in the top on that list and it didn't take me long to decide to read it.
I have to say that I found it OK. While I loved the first chapters which offer quite a bit of information on anxie ...more
I'm sure there are useful things in here, and it may simply be dated, but the beginning makes it clear it relies heavily on a Dr. Spock / Freudian view where upbringing is a major cause of depression and anxiety.
No doubt poor or misguided parenting can and do cause emotional dysfunction in adults, but the book takes it to the point where repeatedly saying thin ...more
Since it's a workbook, it's a learning tool. At the end of some chapters, there are quizzes to take to see what a person may be suffering from and so on. It also gives a shout out to other books that deal with specific areas one may want to read m ...more
This is a book that claims to help you with your anxiety, panic attacks, OCD and PTSD, in short, the anxiety disorders (according to DSM-IV). The information in this book is very well structured, in multiple chapters covering different aspects of anxiety disorders and ways to cope or diminish anxiety or the effects it can have on you. The book contains the following chapters: anxiety disorders; their causes; recovery; relaxation; physical exercises; managing panic attacks; exposure; inner monolo...more
I read the book cover to cover, so I felt some parts a little repetitive, but this is because the book can also be used as reference material.
I enjoyed that the author is up to date with recent research and talks about what is still not yet clear for science, and about recent discoveries.
I rated 4 stars basically because the author has two chapters that ...more
much info and so many suggestions jam packed into here that perhaps it could be a bit overwhelming and absolut ...more
anxiety but at least this book has taught me how to deal with it and has given me the motivation to actually do something abo ...more
This book helped me greatly during my most extensive episodes of anxiety. Anxiety is an on-going condition, which takes a continual review of your methods of treatment - this book can supplement a good therapist's help or move you in a good direction ...more
super helpful for me in building a tool box to manage nervousness. .
the book does a fantastic job of bull's-eyeing useful therapies and skill sets responses in a variety of areas, such as physical, mental, emotional, and dietary health.
i'm really enjoying the awareness building this book is doing for me. it's written for "serious cases" but i'm finding it highly applicable and effective.
highly recommended as a tool for stress managemen ...more
The author is supposed to be a practicing clinical psychologist. I assume such professionals learn several guidelines. Th ...more