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Apr 7, 2022

Not all anxiety, workbooks are created equal or even readable. 
Many of them are designed to be used with a therapist or our therapist directed.
If you flip to a random page and can't figure out or understand what the heck they're talking about, that might not be the right workbook.

There are a number self-directed anxiety workbook that are specifically designed so that you, as the consumer can work through your issue without a therapist.

You can gain similar information as if you were in a therapy session. But only if you actually use the workbook.
Owning it and looking at it from time to time will not work.
Some of the workbooks in the marketplaced are pretty bad. Some of them are okay. 
And some of them actually achieve the goal of being able to convey information in plain English and have a workable means of you trying to deal with your problems by yourself. 
So I have three anxiety workbooks to share with you. 
If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

Your Anxiety Beast and You: A Compassionate Guide to Living in an Increasingly Anxious World by Eric Goodman, Ph.D.
You also can find the workbook on many online book vendors. There is a preview version at Google Books.

The Anxiety Skills Workbook Simple CBT and Mindfulness Strategies for Overcoming Anxiety, Fear, and Worry by Stefan G. Hofmann.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy tools and techniques. You can read a sample chapter of the workbook on Google Books.

Don't F-cking Panic by Kelsey Darragh, published by Thought Catalog Books. This is a workbook from one of the folks on the road, trying to helps the newbies and tried so many times what is the point folks.
Plain English and sometimes profane English. If cussing bothers you, this isn't the book for you.


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