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67 of 67 people found the following review helpful
I had been struggling with anxiety all my life and I didn't even know it. It got out of hand 6 years ago during my final year in university. I just had these crazy thoughts, that freaked me out and didn't make any kind of sense and I couldn't handle them.

I took medication and things settled down a little only to come back with a vengeance when I started a job I didn't really like. Well, as things would have happened, I got fired, but I decided it was time to take this problem into my own hands. I stumbled upon this book by accident. Reading books is the only thing I had not tried yet, I went to doctors, psychologist, psychiatrists and I took medication...so what did I have to lose.

This book opened my eyes. It gave me so much information on my problem that I just couldn't figure out on my own because I was so anxious and tensed. It really feels like you have your own little doctor talking to you in each page and everything is explained so clearly. It took me three months to read it cover to cover and I noticed some changes in the first weeks of starting the program.

Now, I read through it every month and I have reduced my medication, without any complications so far. If all goes well, in three months time (because I'm taking it slow) I should be off medication for good. My anxiety still makes cameo appearances in my life from time to time, but, I can control it now. These are my thoughts, and I am not gonna let them rule over me anymore, thanks to this book.
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93 of 97 people found the following review helpful
on July 27, 2009
I had been suffering with panic attacks and generalized anxiety for a few months. I tried therapy, meds, ect and found them all to be not for me. I was pointed to Cognitive Behavior Therapy by a college counselor, and bought this book. I LOVE it. It is set-up very well, has charts to write in, and has really reduced my anxiety. I have been doing a chapter (about 8 pages) a week for about 8 weeks and have really noticed a change. I highly recommend this book!
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on July 30, 2010
I purchased this book to help me with anxiety issues and found it to be a very good self help tool. The exercises and action plans really helped me to see I can view anxiety differently and stop letting it control my life so much. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes self help programs. I haven't even finished the book yet but by using what I have learned so far I am able to approach circumstances that cause anxiety in a much more positive manner.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
on March 4, 2011
Both this, and the other workbook in the series, "Cognitive Behavior Workbook for Depression", are excellent. I consider them essential in my helping clients. As combination workbook-textbooks for my clients it saves clients money on not having to neelessly spend additonal money for other supplimentary bibliotherapy resources. This is the only book clients will need to cover a complete course of therapy. Thw workbbok covers everything in fine detail. I have used these books for the last five years with very favorable results. The only difficulty I have encountered is that the authors do assume those who read the books have some basic familiarity with CBT concepts. Other then that I have found this book to be the best workbook available, or for that matter, the best client centered textbook, for helping clients in better understanding and managing their anxiety. I would also add the best price available is at Amazon.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on January 23, 2013
Helpful.

Wish the information would elaborate more on how to deal in specific situations- book is too broad with anxiety and does not particularly deliver info on how severe anxiety can be for some people. Wish it would build more on info and tactics to conquer anxiety.

The chapters tend to graze topics vs fully describe and (in detail) explain how to deal with certain things. Being as I am a person with mild to moderate anxiety, I know I look at everything from a very detail oriented perspective- perfectionism is a side-effect of anxiety and I did not feel that the book fully grabbed me and helped me understand how I could change this or use cognitive therapy to better my quality of life. The workbook aspect of it definitely makes you think a lot about what you could do- even if the outcomes are far different than those prescribed by the book.

the book did not supersede my expectations but definitely opened a playing field to help me feel like I am not alone.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on May 6, 2012
We all know how to be better humans than we are. If a person would buy this book no doubt they probably feel they have a need for it. Take if from an OCPD type personality that tends to be anxious over too many molehills. I enjoyed the book greatly. It's just a good feeling to know there are other people out there with similar problems to you. Anxiety has affected my physical well being and just taking anti anxiety drugs without addressing the cause of the anxiety is not nearly so good as using some of the self help suggestions and outlines in this book. Yes, I'm glad I bought it and yes I would recommend it to anyone with a need to reduce the anxiety in their life and get back to happiness. It's well written and it's understandable and having been to therapy it definitely supplemented the training that I have received. I would buy it again and more so I will continue to refer to it.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on August 26, 2012
This book didn't help me at all. I was expecting a cognitive behavioral therapy workbook, but what I got was the a "workbook" that used the following therapies and theories:

Albert Ellis's rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT)
Arnold Lazarus's multimodal therapy
Aaron Beck's cognitive therapy (you'd think this would be the focus of the book)
Joseph Wolpe's behavior therapy
Albert Bandura's self-efficacy

The helpful therapy this book did not include was dialectical behavior therapy.

Most people who purchase this book have either social anxiety or panic attacks. In the first two chapters social aniety is mentioned in one paragraph, and panic attacks or anxiety attacks are not mentioned at all.

The author uses the adjective "parasitic" when describing anxiety nearly 100 times in the first two chapters - more times than he uses the word "anxiety." It's like it was written by a child who just discovered a new adjective.

This book was not helpful at all. The only thing I got out of it was that anxiety stems from your fears, and I deducted from this book that I should probably face my fears. The workbook part of it was useless and didn't grab my attention.

Save your money for the cognitive behavioral therapy textbook by Aaron Beck and his daughter.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2014
Purchased this book and use it with patients (hospital based outpatient mental health/military) and it is very helpful. One thing I don't like is the play in the early pages telling the reader to find a therapist specially trained and certified in CBT, refers to only about 600 of these currently in existence and I think dangerously undermines the work of all other mental health practitioners utilizing this text. I think this is totally out of line and has been a problem in my practice. I have to do a big pause and presentation regarding training, practice standards, the theoretical development of psychology, and that every practitioner is trained in the fundamental theories of philosophy and psychology of mind and human behavior and its operations, and that includes cognitive behavioral approaches. This doesn't take long and usually clears things up and they are open to me again and my great skills, open heart, and 'lack of certification'. Of course some patients couldn't care less, ignore it because they are focused on their pain and our work but other's who tend to fear especially when change is put on the table look for anything to facilitate avoidance. A full frontal assault in the face that says don't trust your therapist unless 'we' have signed off on them is just the ticket to grab hold of to avoid change. My therapist isn't qualified. Really, get over yourself and take that section out in the next edition.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2014
There seems to be SOME good information here, but it's obscured by the dry, snooze-inducing writing style. Here's a sample from Chapter 1:

"You can identify fear and anxiety by the dimensions of proximity and time. When in a state of natural fear, an overwhelming danger is happening now. Anxiety is on a time dimension; the threat comes later, but you know about it now. If you are unable to avoid the threat, anxiety switches to fear, when time and proximity converge."

This paragraph isn't actually gibberish -- it's decipherable. But this isn't cryptography! It shouldn't be my job as the reader to decipher it. This is just bad, turgid writing.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on April 15, 2011
I am "counseling pastor" with nearly 40 years of pastoral practice, during which I have sought supervision and additional education to guide this aspect of my work. I generally restrict my counseling to behavioral issues and refer after a few sessions, if therapy is needed. The Cognitive Behavioral approach for depression, anxiety and other issues has commended itself to this level of engagement for some time, although my preparation was limited to reading about it. A member, who was on several medications and under the care of a psychiatrist for anxiety disorder, was not getting the benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy. When placed in the client's hands and with on-going conversation with me, a nearly 40 year dependence of drug therapy was ended (with the psychiatrist's concurrence and blessing) and a new life begun.

This can be the right resource if, it is done in conversation or supervision with someone at least somewhat familiar with the approach. I have since directed others to the workbook, with positive, if not as dramatic results.
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