My Anxiety Handbook: Getting Back On Track

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Sue Knowles, Bridie Gallagher, Phoebe McEwen

My Anxiety Handbook
192 pages
Age Range: 12 to 18
2018
ISBN: 9781785924408

Helping young people with anxiety learn to recognise and manage their symptoms, this anxiety survival guide teaches 10 to 21 year olds how they can overcome their biggest worries.

Showing that anxiety is a normal human emotion that many people face, this book helps young people understand the ins and outs of their own anxiety and helps them to challenge the difficult patterns they may get into. Co-written with a college student who has experienced anxiety herself, it is a relatable and straightforward guide. As well as providing tried-and-tested advice and exercises that are proven to reduce feelings of anxiety, it includes recovery stories from young people who have managed their symptoms successfully.

With practical chapters on sleep, exam stress, transitions, and seeking extra help, this is a go-to guide for any tween, teen or young person living with anxiety.

Table of Contents

  1. Anxiety: the basics
  2. Understanding where my anxiety comes from
  3. Tackling anxiety head on
  4. Avoiding avoidance
  5. Managing anxious thoughts
  6. Being mindful
  7. Soothing your threat system
  8. Getting a good night's sleep
  9. School, college and exam stress
  10. Transitions
  11. Getting extra help
  12. Embracing my anxiety
  13. My anxiety survival kit

"What a great book! It covers everything that kids (and their parents) need to know about anxiety, in a fun and simple way. It contains loads of really useful strategies that can be used to help get on top of your fears and worries."
- Sam Cartwright-Hatton, Professor of Clinical Child Psychology, University of Sussex

"Sue, Bridie and Phoebe offer lots of very practical and clear ideas for managing anxiety. Finding what works for you is the first step towards being able to influence and manage anxiety. As the personal experiences throughout this book testify, anxiety doesn't go away but there are ways that we can find to live with it. This book will be a helpful aide to 'getting back on track' for many young people who are struggling with anxiety in their life."
- Kim S. Golding, clinical psychologist