anxiety disorder therapy

Anxious symptoms may affect general or specific areas in life.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

General feelings of anxiety during the past six months, including worry, restlessness, muscle tension, irritability and sleep disturbance may be present.  It may seem that your anxiety appears without cause, but is triggered by some or other stimuli.   

Therapy starts with helping you to decide what you need from the treatment.  It is a joint process and will require work inbetween sessions.  The link between one's physiology,  thoughts,  feelings and behaviour within a given situation will be shown.  You will be helped with techniques to challenge your worries and learn better ways to cope and act in situations,  rather than to avoid them. 


The Anxiety/phobia workbook (Bourne)

The complete CBT guide for anxiety (Shafran et al)

My year with Eleanor (Hancock)

Mind Over Mood (Greenberger & Padesky) 

What to do when you worry too much: a kid's guide (Huebner & Mathews) 

Starving the anxiety gremlin for children 5-9 years (Collins-Donelly) 

Overcoming GAD (White)

The Relaxation and stress reduction workbook (Davis et al) 

The Worry control workbook (Copeland)

The Worry cure (Leahy) (audio) (audio)

Social Anxiety

This group fears being humiliated or embarressed by others and are very self-conscious.  They are concerned that others will notice their anxiety and worry about being scrutinized. Social situations would often be avoided for this reason.


Dying of embarressment (Markway et al)

Overcoming shyness (Rapee & Aronson)

Managing social anxiety (Hope et al)

How to accept yourself (Dryden)

Self-compassion (Neff) 

The shyness and social anxiety workbook for teens (Shannon)

The compassionate mind approach to building your self-confidence (Welford)

Simple Phobias

One may become extremely fearful of an event or object that interferes with your daily life. This could be a phobia. When exposed to the stimuli it is typical for the phobic to want to avoid it.  


Living with fear (Marks)

Mastering your fears and phobias (Antony et al)

Overcoming animal & insect phobias (Antony & McCabe)

Panic Disorder

A panic attack may be expereinced without a sense of reason and becomes a disorder when experienced repeatedly. A history of anxiety is usually present. This disorder includes physical symptoms which reach a peak within 10 minutes (such as heart palpitations, sweating, chills, tingling sensations, shortness of breath, blurred vision and dizziness ). These may be perceived as having a heart attack, which are usually ruled out by a physician.

Panic may be experienced with or without Agoraphobia, which is anxiety in situations in which escape is perceived to be difficult or embarrassing (i.e. outside of the home in public places such as malls). As in other anxiety states avoidance of stimuli is sought.   


Don't panic: taking control of anxiety attacks (Wilson)

Calming the rush of panic (Stahl & Millstine)

Panic disorder: the facts (Rachman & De Silva)

When panic attacks: the new, drug free therapy (Burns) 

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