The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook is an excellent source of information and self-help advice on how to control your panic attacks, anxiety issues and conquer phobias. It gives a wealth of easy-to-understand background information on the major types of phobias, anxiety and panic attacks, why they occur, triggers and provides you with essential coping skills, techniques and treatment options. From medication to meditation, how exercise and nutrition can play a role in recovery and the importance of self-esteem and assertiveness and other holistic treatments, such as breathing exercises, self-talk and visualization.

The included self-diagnosis questionnaire is very helpful, as it firstly identifies the condition you suffer from. I find the weekly practise records very helpful as they allow you to record your own experiences and improvements.

Overall, if you or anyone you know suffers from an anxiety disorder that leaves them struggling, then this workbook is certainly worth reading and following the various tips and advice given by psychologist and self-help author, Dr Bourne.