Anxiety: Books

Be Calm: Proven Techniques to Stop Anxiety Now

Author: Jill Webber
Designed to be used as a reference book, this book is the result of techniques that the author has seen work for her patients. 

Don’t Feed the Monkey Mind (how to stop the cycle of the anxiety, fear and worry)

Author: Jennifer Shannon
A book for people who are prone to overthinking, it teaches how to prevent anxious thoughts from escalating.

We're All Mad Here: The No-Nonsense Guide to Living with Social Anxiety

Author: Claire Eastham, Natasha Devon.
This no-nonsense guide to beating social anxiety covers everything from surviving university and the workplace, through to social media and making it through parties and dates (whilst actually enjoying them!). With honest insights about her own social anxiety and a healthy dose of humour, award-winning blogger Claire Eastham describes what social anxiety is, why it happens, and how you can lessen its effects with lifestyle choices, talking therapies or even a hug from your favourite canine friend!

Helping your Child with Fears and Worries

Author: Cathy Creswell and Lucy Willetts.
Fears and worries are very common among children with around 15% thought to suffer from anxiety disorders; the most commonly identified emotional or behavioural problems among children. However, if left unchecked, they can cause more serious problems such as school avoidance, difficulties in making friends and long-term problems with anxiety and depression. This guide will enable you to understand what is causing your child’s worries and to carry out step-by-step practical strategies to help him or her to overcome them.

My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind

Author: Scott Stossel.
An account of the author’s struggles with anxiety and of the history of efforts by scientists, philosophers and writers to understand the condition.

Overcoming Anxiety: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

Author: Helen Kennerley.
This book offers a self-help programme for those suffering from anxiety problems. A whole range of anxieties and fears are explained, from panic attacks and phobias to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and generalised anxiety. It includes an introduction to the nature of anxiety and stress and a complete self-help programme with monitoring sheets based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

Author: Gillian Butler
This book provides a practical, easy-to-use self-help course which will be invaluable for those suffering from all degrees of social anxiety.

Overcoming Worry and Generalised Anxiety Disorder: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

Author: Mark Freeston, Kevin Meares.
Up to 44 in every 1000 adults suffer from Generalised Anxiety Disorder. This is more than the normal worrying we all do – it can lead to significant personal and social difficulties. This user-friendly, step-by-step approach explains why they worry, how to recognise what feeds it and develop effective methods of dealing with it. With each step the authors introduce new ideas that add to the picture of worry, and use questionnaires, exercises and tasks to help the reader understand and then challenge unhelpful habits and beliefs.

Overcoming Health Anxiety: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

Author: David Veale, Rob Willson.
Many of us have a tendency to worry about our health. For some the anxiety becomes a problem, and they may spend many hours checking for symptoms, seeking reassurance from others, surfing the internet for information about different diseases, or repeatedly visiting the doctor. Using a structured, step-by-step approach the authors explain how the problem develops, how to recognize what feeds it and how to develop effective methods of dealing with it.

Overcoming Panic: A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques

Author: Vijaya Manicavasagar, Derrick Silove.
This step-by-step self-help course can give you the necessary skills to overcome and prevent panic attacks and the associated agoraphobia. Based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques and the authors’ many years of experience and expertise in treating anxiety, it offers a guide for anyone affected, including people living with panic as well as their friends and families.