The Worry Workbook: CBT Skills to Overcome Worry and Anxiety by Facing the Fear of Uncertainty (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN 10: 1684030064
ISBN 13: 978-1684030064
Written by two psychologists and experts in anxiety, The Worry Workbook provides powerful, evidence-based tips and tools to help you challenge your fears, build a tolerance for uncertainty, and find relief from worry.
Are you plagued by persistent worry? Do you have trouble making everyday decisions? Are you a perfectionist exhausted from trying to meet unreasonably high standards? Do you procrastinate important tasks? All of these problems could be caused by the same thing: an intolerance for uncertainty in the face of new challenges or unpredictable outcomes.
Everyone worries from time to time—it’s unavoidable. But chronic worrying, anxiety, and fear can also take a hefty toll on your health, happiness, and relationships. If you’re someone who worries about what might happen if you try something new, you aren’t alone! Many people lose sleep over “what ifs”—leading to difficulty making decisions, avoiding new situations, trouble with relationships, and missing out on life’s adventures! So, how can you overcome this fear and start living your best life?
While there are many self-help books and workbooks that tackle worry and anxiety, The Worry Workbook is the first to provide guidance for overcoming the fear of uncertainty. With this guide, you’ll find concrete exercises and step-by-step instructions to help you identify your fear of uncertainty—whatever it is—and challenge it using powerful cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) practices like self-assessment, self-monitoring, and behavioral experiments.
Chronic worrying can affect all aspects of your life. This book will help you target your fears and worries, tolerate uncertainty, and trust your own judgment and abilities in the face of doubt.
—Adam S. Radomsky, PhD, professor of psychology at Concordia University, and editor of Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
—Peter Norton, PhD, professor of clinical psychology at Monash University in Australia, and director of the Monash FEAR Clinic
—Michel Dugas, PhD, clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at the Université du Québec en Outaouais
—Douglas Mennin, PhD, professor in the department of counseling and clinical psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University
—David J. A. Dozois, PhD, professor and director of the clinical psychology graduate program in the department of psychology at University of Western Ontario
—Simon A. Rego, PsyD, ABPP, chief psychologist at Montefiore Medical Center, and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, NY
About the Author
Melisa Robichaud, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and cofounder of the Vancouver CBT Centre. She holds adjunct clinical faculty and clinical associate positions in psychology and psychiatry at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Robichaud specializes in the treatment of anxiety with an emphasis on generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and is on the scientific advisory board of AnxietyBC, as well as current president of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies. For over a decade, she has provided workshops and training to both mental health professionals and the public on the treatment of GAD, and has published numerous book chapters and scientific articles on the subject.
Kristin Buhr, PhD, is a registered psychologist and director at the North Shore Stress and Anxiety Clinic in North Vancouver, BC, Canada. She is a lead consultant for AnxietyBC, where she has developed numerous self-help resources for adults, parents, and teens coping with worry and anxiety, including MindShift, an anxiety management app for youth and young adults. Buhr specializes in the evidence-based treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in adolescents and adults, and regularly provides training and educational workshops on mental health issues.
Foreword writer Martin M. Antony, PhD, is coauthor of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook and more.