Synopses & Reviews
When anxious feelings spiral out of control, they can drain your energy and prevent you from living the life you want. If you're ready to stop letting your anxiety have the upper hand, The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety can help. This workbook offers a step-by-step program you can use, on your own or with a therapist, to end anxiety and get back to living a rich and productive life.
With this book, you'll develop a personal plan using techniques from rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), powerful treatment methods proven to be even more effective in the long term than anxiety medication. You'll learn to recognize your anxiety triggers, develop skills to stop anxious thoughts before they get out of control, and stop needless fears from coming back.
The powerful tools in this book will help you:
- Silence the irrational thoughts that trigger anxiety
- Create a personal plan to overcome excessive fears and worries
- Stop expecting perfection from yourself and start feeling confident
- Calm yourself when panic takes hold
- Defeat depression and other conditions that often occur with anxiety
- Build self-esteem
- Track your symptoms and maintain your progress
This book has received the prestigious accolade of being included in The Albert Ellis Tribute Book Seriescreated to honor the life and work of Albert Ellis, the founder of rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT). REBT is one of the most widely-practiced therapies throughout the world and is the foundation for cognitive-behavioral therapy and other evidence-based approaches. These books provide proven-effective treatments and tools to improve psychological well-being, while also supporting advancements in psychotherapy for the betterment of humanity.
“Bill Knaus has hit the bullseye! From a horde of scientific studies and his own extensive experience, he has distilled an accessible, easily assimilated, pragmatic, and schematic approach to dealing with 'parasite' anxieties. Readers can work through this program in small bites to gradually advance their control over their destructive anxieties."
—Joseph Gerstein, MD, FACP, Harvard Medical School
From the pioneering publisher that has placed millions of self-help books into the hands of anxiety sufferers, The Generalized Anxiety Disorder Workbook offers readers a powerful, comprehensive new approach to treating generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). In the book, three renowned anxiety experts provide highly effective exercises and practical strategies to help readers with GAD soothe their worries, fears, and panic.
The Generalized Anxiety Disorder Workbook offers a powerful, comprehensive new approach to treating generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).
If you have GAD, you may experience excessive and uncontrollable worry about daily life events, including your finances, family, health, future, and even minor concerns like traffic, work, or household issues. You arent alone. GAD is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental health issues facing our society today. Unfortunately, this chronic condition can cause such excessive worrying that it can be difficult to live your lifeand can even manifest in a number of physical symptoms, including sleep and concentration problems, fatigue, irritability, and feelings of restlessness. So, how can you take charge of your anxiety before it takes over your life?
Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this book provides real, proven-effective solutions. Written by three renowned anxiety experts, the book offers practical exercises and strategies to help soothe your worst worries, fears, and panic. The book focuses on what most often leads you to worrythe fear of uncertainty. In a nutshell, people with GAD worry as a way of mentally planning and preparing for any outcome that life throws their way. With this book, youll learn to stop seeing uncertainty as threateningwhich will in turn, reduce your anxiety and instill a sense of calm.
If youre ready to stop letting your worries get the better of you, this easy-to-use workbook will help youone step at a time.
In The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety, noted expert psychologist William Knaus reprises his monumental Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression in this major self-help work on anxiety that offers a powerful blend of techniques for dealing with worry, fear, panic, and social anxiety.
About the Author
Melisa Robichaud, PhD, is cofounder of the Vancouver CBT Centre, and holds adjunct clinical faculty and clinical associate positions in psychology and psychiatry at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Robichaud specializes in the treatment of anxiety with an emphasis on generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and is on the scientific advisory board of AnxietyBC. For over a decade, she has provided workshops and training to psychiatry and psychology students in the treatment of GAD.Michel J. Dugas, PhD, is professor of psychology at the Université du Québec en Outaouais, and clinical psychologist at the Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal. Over the past two decades, he has conducted research on the etiology and treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Dugas has published ninety scientific articles and made 250 conference presentations on the topic of GAD.Martin M. Antony, PhD, is professor and chair in the department of psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He is also director of research at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, and a past president of the Canadian Psychological Association. An award-winning researcher, Antony is coauthor of The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook, When Perfect Isn't Good Enough, and more than 25 other books. His research, writing, and clinical practice focus is on cognitive behavioral therapy and the treatment of anxiety disorders. He has been widely quoted in the American and Canadian media.