Books for Anxiety

The Anti-Anxiety Food Solution by Trudy Scott (2011)

In The Antianxiety Food Solution, you’ll find four unique antianxiety diets designed to help you address nutritional deficiencies that may be at the root of your anxiety and enjoy the many foods that foster increased emotional balance.

The Chemistry of Calm by Henry Emmons (2010)

The debilitating effects of anxiety can affect your sense of well-being, health, longevity, productivity, and relationships. In The Chemistry of Calm, Dr. Henry Emmons presents his Resilience Training Program—a groundbreaking regimen designed to relieve anxiety and restore physical and mental strength. This step-by-step plan for mental calmness and emotional wisdom focuses on ways to create resilience as a key to resolving anxiety in everyday life, incorporating the latest science on:

-Diet—you’ve got to eat good food to feel good
-Exercise—it’s proven: moving makes you less anxious
-Nutritional Supplements—boosting your natural anxiety resistance
-Mindfulness—including meditation techniques to calm your body and brain

Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, & Matthew McKay, 6th ed. (2008)

This is a classic text with easy to understand examples and exercises.  Each chapter features a different method for relaxation and stress reduction, explains why the method works, and provides on-the-spot exercises you can do to apply that method when you feel stressed. The result is a comprehensive yet accessible workbook that will help you to curb stress and cultivate a more peaceful life.

Retrain Your Brain: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in 7 Weeks: A Workbook for Managing Depression and Anxiety by Seth J. Gillihan PhD (Althea Press, 2016).

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the best treatments for depression.  If you are not able or willing to seek counseling, try this book to learn some practical and effective strategies to retrain your brain.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple: 10 Strategies for Managing Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Panic and Worry by Seth J. Gillihan, PhD (Althea Press, 2018)

A simplified approach to learning the most essential parts of cognitive behavioral therapy and applying them to your life.

Well to Do: A Guide to Take Charge, Set Goals, and Improve Your Health by Nicole Eull (2016)

Anxiety is often related to stress or unhappiness. For more detailed instructions and worksheets to improve your stress management, check out Chapter 9: Stress Management for You and the People Who Care About You or Chapter Chapter 12: Seven Secrets of Happy People in Well to Do: A Guide to Take Charge, Set Goals, and Improve Your Health.

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