If you're seeking lasting relief from out-of-control anxiety, this is the book for you. It is grounded in cognitive behavior therapy, the proven treatment approach developed and tested over more than 25 years by pioneering clinician-researcher Aaron T. Beck. Now Dr. Beck and fellow cognitive therapy expert David A. Clark put the tools and techniques of cognitive behavior therapy at your fingertips in this compassionate guide. Carefully crafted worksheets (you can download and print additional copies as needed), exercises, and examples reflect the authors' decades of experience helping people just like you. Learn practical strategies for identifying your anxiety triggers, challenging the thoughts and beliefs that lead to distress, safely facing the situations you fear, and truly loosening anxiety's grip--one manageable step at a time.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
About the Author
David A. Clark, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of New Brunswick, Canada, where he also has had a private practice for 25 years. Dr. Clark is a widely recognized authority on cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety and depression and is the author of numerous books, including The Mood Repair Toolkit. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies.
Aaron T. Beck, MD, is the founder of cognitive therapy, University Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and President Emeritus of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Beck is the recipient of awards including the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, the Distinguished Service Award from the American Psychiatric Association, the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award in Applied Psychology from the Association for Psychological Science, and the Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health and Gustav O. Lienhard Award from the Institute of Medicine. He is author or editor of numerous books for professionals and the general public. Together, Drs. Clark and Beck are the authors of a related professional book, Cognitive Therapy of Anxiety Disorders, also published by Guilford.
"Buy this gem of a book when you are ready to face your anxiety and take the necessary steps to overcome it. Drs. Clark and Beck are leaders in cognitive therapy, which has the highest anxiety treatment success rates in the world. Everyone who has ever felt anxious will recognize themselves in these pages and gain new understanding of what drives their anxiety. Even better, each chapter is packed with worksheets that can help lower anxiety within days and weeks. This is your chance to follow expert guidance with confidence as you take steps toward a calmer, happier future."--Christine A. Padesky, PhD, coauthor of Mind Over Mood
"From world-renowned cognitive therapists, this hands-on, practical, step-by-step workbook can help you free yourself from debilitating anxiety and worry. Use this book as a daily guide to understanding and changing your thinking. Drs. Clark and Beck offer a clear and empowering roadmap for building a better life."--Robert L. Leahy, PhD, author of The Worry Cure
"A great gift to anyone suffering from anxiety. This book is accessible, is written with warmth and wisdom, and includes the most up-to-date cognitive behavioral strategies. Enormously valuable, it is sure to inspire courage and hope."--Paul Gilbert, PhD, author of The Compassionate Mind
"A valuable and accessible resource for the millions of people around the world who suffer from anxiety, especially those who have panic attacks, fear social situations, or are tormented by constant worry."--Richard G. Heimberg, PhD, Department of Psychology and Director, Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple, Temple University
“An excellent resource of well-tested exercises, explanations and encouragement.” — The Psychologist
“The book is nicely structured. It guides readers to understanding their anxiety and develop strategies to overcoming their problems, using excellent case examples, trouble shooting tips, worksheets and homework exercises throughout….Gives a clear, accessible description of cognitive therapy (CT) for anxiety disorders, how it works, and what to expect from therapy sessions and a therapist. This is particularly helpful for readers using this book in conjunction to therapy….The book nicely balances normalizing people’s experiences and inspiring hope and motivation, with gentle reminders that overcoming anxiety can take time and requires practice in implementing the strategies taught throughout the book….This book is an excellent, accessible self-help manual for individuals suffering from anxiety. It would also be a valuable tool for therapists and an accompaniment to patients already having cognitive therapy.” — Journal of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy