Self-Help Books

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, Fifth Edition

The Anxiety Phobia Workbook is a practical and comprehensive guide offering help to anyone who is struggling with panic attacks, agoraphobia, social fears, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, or other anxiety disorders. Step-by-step guidelines, questionnaires, and exercises will help you to learn skills and make lifestyle changes necessary to achieve a lasting recovery.

Comprehensive in scope, this workbook covers a broad range of topics and treatment approaches, including some not found in other books on anxiety disorders.

A partial list of topics includes:

In the past ten years, the Anxiety & Phobia Workbook has become the one most often recommended by therapists to their clients in the US. Since its first edition, the book has become a bestseller and helped hundreds of thousands of readers throughout the world. Whether a mental health professional has recommended this book to you or you've chosen it yourself to support a self-care program, it will provide you with sound, proven techniques for overcoming anxiety, panic, phobias, and other anxiety conditions.
Beyond Anxiety & Phobia

This book is intended as a companion to Dr. Bourne's bestselling Anxiety & Phobia Workbook. It was written to help you move beyond basic anxiety treatment techniques and symptom management to long-term recovery. It offers an array of strategies that go beyond conventional cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication. Some key components of the book include suggestions to help you simplify your lifestyle, resolve personality issues that underlie anxiety, find more meaning and purpose in your life, include spirituality in your process of healing, and create the highest vision of your recovery. You'll also find alternative therapies helpful to anxiety such yoga, meditation, and massage. The methods in this book will enable you to create more peace and serenity in your life.

Coping With Anxiety:
Ten Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear and Worry

If anxiety is causing you to miss the best parts of your life, the last thing that you need to do is spend countless hours plumbing the murky depths of your childhood for causes of the disorder. You need dependable, powerful solutions that you can put to work right now to cope with the problem and start living again. A no-nonsense synopsis of the most effective treatments available, this book contains everything you need to know to move beyond anxiety. Learn ten simple solutions for the physical, mental and emotional symptoms of anxiety. Find out how to achieve relaxation. realistic thinking, and a reasonable response to your fears by employing in-the-moment techniques. All the theoretical information in this book is simple, concise and jargon free—limited to just what you need to know to start your recovery.

Natural Relief for Anxiety:
Complementary Strategies for Easing Fear, Panic, and Worry

Twenty-five million Americans suffer from a diagnosable anxiety disorder, and our cultural climate seems to breed more apprehension and fear with each passing year. It's no surprise that international pharmaceutical companies spend millions each year to research and develop psychoactive drugs that counter anxiety symptoms. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any "magic pill" for people who are chronically anxious. Successful treatments that rely on drugs have a high incidence of relapse when the medication is stopped, and the side effects of prescription anti-anxiety medications can be as unpleasant as the disorders they are designed to treat. For persons with mild to moderate anxiety issues, natural methods may be all that is needed to ensure a calmer and more relaxed way of life.

From the best-selling author of The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook and a naturopathic physician, this book helps you to develop a treatment strategy for anxiety that is drug-free.

Healing Fear

In this autobiographical book, Dr. Bourne examines the sources of fear in various forms of separation—separation from self, others, community, nature, and one's spiritual source or Higher Power. Healing fear involves restoring lost connections. The book provides a foundation in conventional approaches to overcoming anxiety such as cognitive behavioral therapy and medication. Yet it also explores some of the deeper issues connected with healing fear such as letting go of control, finding meaning and purpose in life, spirituality, creating a vision of your recovery, and learning to love.



Resources

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is a nonprofit, charitable organization founded in 1980 by leaders in the field of treatment for phobias, agoraphobia, and panic/anxiety disorders. Its purpose is to promote public awareness about anxiety disorders, stimulate research and development of effective treatments, and offer assistance to sufferers and their families in gaining access to available specialists and treatment programs. In 2012, the Association expanded both in name and in its resources offered to include depression.

The association's web site, adaa.org, offers a "Find a Therapist" link for assistance in finding a therapist in your local area who lists their practice with the Association.

For further information about the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, its services, publications, podcasts, and conferences, as well as how to join, please contact

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America
8701 Georgia Ave. #412
Silver Spring, MD 20910
1-240-485-1001
adaa.org

For comprehensive information about obsessive-compulsive disorder and a list of therapists who specialize in treating OCD, see the website of the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation at ocfoundation.org.