The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive-Behavioral Solution

Author(s): David A. Clark and Aaron T Beck

Mental Health

Out-of-control anxiety can be disabling -- limiting where sufferers can go and what they can do, impeding life goals, and causing frightening physical symptoms. Yet effective treatments are available, and cognitive behavioral therapy -- developed and tested over more than 25 years by pioneering clinician/researcher Aaron T. Beck -- is one of the best. Now Dr. Beck and fellow anxiety expert David A. Clark provide a complete, accessible, empowering workbook for anxiety sufferers who want to take back their lives. A wealth of stories, self-assessment tools, worksheets, and exercises help readers identify their own anxiety triggers and challenge the thoughts and beliefs that lead to distress. By learning to think differently, readers can truly loosen anxiety's grip -- one manageable step at a time.


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"A great gift to anyone suffering from anxiety. This book is accessible, is written with warmth and wisdom, and includes the most up-to-date cognitive-behavioral strategies. Enormously valuable, it is sure to inspire courage and hope." -- Paul Gilbert, Head, Mental Health Research Unit, University of Derby, UK "Buy this gem of a book when you are ready to face your anxiety and take the necessary steps to overcome it. Drs. Clark and Beck are leaders in cognitive therapy, which has the highest anxiety treatment success rates in the world. Everyone who has ever felt anxious will recognize themselves in these pages and gain new understanding of what drives their anxiety. Even better, each chapter is packed with worksheets that can help lower anxiety within days and weeks. This is your chance to follow expert guidance with confidence as you take steps toward a calmer, happier future." - Christine A. Padesky, coauthor of Mind Over Mood "From world-renowned cognitive therapists, this hands-on, practical, step-by-step workbook can help sufferers free themselves from debilitating anxiety and worry. It is complete with self-help forms that guide the reader in identifying and changing pessimistic and catastrophic thinking. Drs. Clark and Beck offer a clear and empowering roadmap for building a better life." -- Robert L. Leahy, Director, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy; Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA "A valuable resource for the millions of people around the world who suffer from anxiety, especially those who have panic attacks, fear social situations, or are tormented by constant worry. The book is easily accessible to readers who wish to work through the steps on their own or with the help of a therapist." -- Richard G. Heimberg, PhD, Director, Adult Anxiety Clinic, Temple University, USA

David A. Clark, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of New Brunswick, USA, and Aaron T. Beck, MD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA

Preface. Making a New Start. Understanding Anxiety. The Anxious Mind. Getting Started. Developing Your Anxiety Profile. Transforming the Anxious Mind. Courageously Facing Fear. Let's Talk Strategy. Defeating Panic and Avoidance. Conquering Social Fear. Overcoming Worry. Resources.

General Fields

  • : 9781606239186
  • : Guilford Publications
  • : Guilford Publications
  • : October 2011
  • : 266mm X 203mm
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : 294