I will be honest with you that I
have never used an anxiety workbook. I have talked to and met a few people
that have used anxiety workbooks, and it as helped them. Like I have said
before, what works for one person, may not work for the other. You need
to find what brings you to your comfort level.
Workbooks are user friendly and portable.
Work with them in the bed, at the doctors office or in your favorite chair.
When using the workbooks, or at some point later on, you become aware of
concerns about areas of your life, you should contact someone who can help,
such as a counselor, your health care provider or one of the many sources
of support listed on this web site.
I would suggest writing a journal
first. You can keep track of your anxiety-panic attacks and the situations
or places that may cause them. If you find comfort and relief in that,
then get a workbook. Workbooks are going to teach you the skills that you
personally need. It will also teach you how to express fears, work on your
feelings, and explain what you may be feeling physically. It is almost
like a homework assignment. Go over them again and again!
The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, Fourth Edition (Paperback)
From 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.
From Midwest Book Review:
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
The Worry Workbook: Twelve Steps to Anxiety-Free Living (Paperback)
Worry is one of the most common mood disorders in America. Whether you call it stress, tension, frustration, or anxiety, worry can take its toll on health and well-being. It can be caused by life changes, such as divorce or career upheaval, or it can become a debilitating chronic disorder. The Worry Workbook helps readers understand what causes anxiety and how they can move beyond worry into emotional freedom.
Anxiety Disorder Workbook (Paperback)
Dr. Bob Rich, psychologist for more than 30 years.
"I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who is pestered by anxiety in any of its forms."
Barb Raffin, a fiction writer, November 13, 2002:
"The Workbook would be useful to anyone wanting to set goals, retrain a bad habit, or build self-esteem..."