Books


Coping with Panic. George Clum

Stopping Anxiety Medication. Michael Otto, Mark Pollack, & David H. Barlow

Mastery of your Anxiety and Panic. Michelle G. Craske & David H. Barlow

10 Simple Solutions to Panic. Randi E. McCabe & Martin M. Antony

Overcoming Animal & Insect Phobias: How to Conquer Fear of Dogs, Snakes,
Rodents, Bees, Spiders & More. Martin M. Antony & Randi E. McCabe

Don’t Panic by Reid Wilson. Has good descriptions on how anxiety gets activated and what to do to help diminish it – very readable.

Stop Obsessing! Edna, B. Foa & Reid Wilson

Getting Control. Lee Baer

The Imp of the Mind. Lee Baer

Brainlock. Jeffrey Schwartz

Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook 6th Edition. Martha Davis,
Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning (2008 ).

Mind over Mood by Greenburger and Padesky.  Excellent workbook that provides step-by step guidance how to step back and re-evaluate situations to make them less threatening or discouraging. Highly recommended

Generalized Anxiety and Worry

When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough: Strategies for Coping With Perfectionism. Martin M. Antony and Richard P. Swinson (1998 ).

The Portable Problem Solver: Coping With Life Stressors. Susanna Mcmahon (1996)

Coping With Uncertainty: 10 Simple Solutions. Bruce Eimer and Moshe S. Torem (2002)

Social Anxiety

10 Simple Solutions to Shyness: How to Overcome Shyness, Social Anxiety &
Fear of Public Speaking. Martin M. Antony (2004)

The PTSD Workbook: Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic
Stress Symptoms. Mary Beth Williams and Soili Poijula (2002)

I Can’t Get over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors. Aphrodite Matsakis (1996)

Overcoming the Trauma of Your Motor Vehicle Accident. E.J. Hickling & E.B.
Blanchard (2006)

Waking the Tiger : Healing Trauma -The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences. Peter Levine (1997).

Desperately Seeking Snoozin‘: The Insomnia Cure from Awake to Zzzzz by
John Wiedman

Insomnia Cures: Sleep Hygiene Practice Makes Permanent by Barry James Krakow.
No More Sleepless Nights” by Peter Hauri and Shirley Linde. There is a
also a separate workbook available.

Sleep Thieves: An Eye-Opening Exploration Into the Science and Mysteries of Sleep, by Dr. Stanley Coren

The Bipolar Workbook: Tools for Controlling Your Mood Swings – Monica Basco (2006) Guilford.

Kay Redfield Jamison’s book, “An Unquiet Mind“, is often helpful for people who are coming to terms with bipolar disorder. Written by a psychologist, (a well-know expert in the area) about her own personal experiences in dealing with her bi-polar disorder.

Assertiveness Handbook by Randy Paterson

When I Say No I Feel Guilty, by Manuel Smith. Going on 30 years old, but still one of the top sellers. A bit better on business relationships than personal ones. feelings of others.

Your Perfect Right, by Emmons and Alberti. Nice and chatty style, good on the beliefs that hold us back from being more assertive.

Asserting Your Self, by Bower and Bower. A nice, focussed book with an emphasis on making requests of others.

Messages by McKay Davis & Fanning (on general communication) – useful for people with limited social skills trying to learn the gamut of communication strategies from assertiveness to asking for a date.

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