The 10 Best Anxiety Busters: Simple Strategies to Take Control of Your Worry
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393710769
ISBN 13: 978-0393710762
Ready-to-use strategies to tame even your most anxiety-inducing moments.Suffer from a fear of flying? Break out in a sweat during presentations? Experience a sudden panic attack when in a confined space, like an elevator? Whether you’re struggling with mild anxiety or battling more severe phobia or panic, these are common experiences that affect millions of people. So what are the perennially anxious to do?
In ten simple techniques, this pocket-sized, anxiety-busting guide boils down the most effective remedies for worry and anxiety, whether chronic or in the moment. From breathing exercises and relaxation practices to thought-stopping techniques, worry “containment,” effective self-talk, and strategies that put an end to catastrophizing once and for all, it’s your go-to guide when anxiety levels begin to boil. Throw it in your carry-on, stow it in your briefcase, or keep it in your desk when you need a quick reminder of some easy techniques that can turn your anxiety from overpowering to manageable in no time.
“Excellent for a quick fix with some depth supporting it.”
- Library Journal
“For those just beginning therapy or for those unfamiliar with basic mindfulness and self-evaluation strategies, the material outlined here may be useful as a means of framing and breaking down the subject. . . . Therapeutically, it might serve best as a form of homework or recommended reading for clients.”
- Somatic Psychotherapy Today
“In her book The 10 Best Anxiety Busters, Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD, provides a very practical guide to implementing evidence based interventions aimed at reducing symptoms of anxiety and at changing our relationship with these symptoms. . . . [A] refreshing perspective that prioritizes changes in lifestyle, thought, and behavior over sole reliance on medical treatment. . . . The book succeeds in demystifying anxiety and in emphasizing our agency in either increasing or decreasing anxious feelings.”
- The Newsletter from Barclay & Associates, P.C.
“This excellent, easy-to-read-and-use book can be utilized by anyone to lower anxiety. The book is written for citizens but psychologists can use the well-limned suggestions to provide their clients with easy-to-follow and useful material. . . . Many checklists are provided that will help psychologists better treat their clients. It is well-written, fun and thorough.”
- American Journal of Forensic Psychology
“This book certainly lives up to its promise. . . . The ideal book for you to gain peace of mind―and a relaxed body.”
- Hypnosis Depot
“This accessible, warmhearted book will help you figure out what kind of anxiety you have, reduce your physical and emotional symptoms, and reclaim your life. Trust me, fellow anxiety sufferers: You will recognize yourself in Dr. Wehrenberg's stories and find reassurance, help, and hope in her advice.”
- Scott Stossel, author of the New York Times bestseller My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind
About the Author
Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice, a popular public speaker, and international anxiety coach. She is the author of The Anxious Brain, The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques, and The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques. She lives in St. Charles, Missouri.