There are many great self-help books with techniques available on anxiety. Anxiety and stress are deeply rooted in some individuals, so much that it hampers their daily lives. The anxiety self-help books I’ve listed here are proven to help people understand their anxiety and develop coping skills. Top rated anxiety self-help books which are readily available online and in stores. These books might not instantly cure your anxieties, but they will certainly help your brain obliterate all the bad things it has learned over the years Give you self the understanding you need to start controlling your stress anxiety without the use of drugs.
#1. The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook – by Edmund Bourne Ph. D.
This is an excellent resource that I recommend for anyone feeling anxious, defeated or over-stressed. It costs less than one therapy session, and yet it is worth everything and more. This workbook takes things step by step and is easy to understand. It has sold over a million copies and helped many people. A must read for understanding your anxiety and taking action with proven holistic therapeutic techniques that really work.
#2 Hardcore Self Help – F**k Anxiety – by Robert Duff Ph.D.
Looking for a more exciting self-help book? This is a shorter read but I found this 70-page book to be to the point, funny, and informative. It really takes the stigma out of mental illness. There is lots of swearing and humor and also loads of helpful and actionable information. You learn about anxiety and how to find the weapons within yourself to slay it for good.
#3 Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic: Workbook – by David H. Barlow & Michelle G. Craske
This workbook is a one-of-a-kind resource that has been recommended for use by public health services around the world. It even allows you to work alongside your therapist to personalize your treatment strategy and learn recovery skills that are useful for a lifetime. If you are committed to overcoming your anxiety then you will be in good hands with this workbook. Read the reviews on amazon for yourself, this workbook has helped a lot of people with their psychological conflicts with anxiety. Published by Oxford University Press, this workbook’s programs have been rigorously tested in clinical trials and are backed by years of research.
#4 When Panic Attacks: The New, Drug-Free Anxiety Therapy That Can Change Your Life – by David D. Burns M.D.
This book has advice and exercises for every type of anxiety. Many practitioners and doctors have used this book in their practice as a guide to treating patients with anxieties and fears. It also focuses on chronic worrying, fear of public speaking, writer’s block, procrastination, and PTSD. Learn about self-defeating beliefs, and how to combine exposure therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to start controlling your anxiety.
#5 Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry – by Catherine Pittman & Elizabeth Karle
Ever wonder what’s happening inside your brain when you feel anxious, panicked, or worried? This anxiety self-help book seems a bit clinical at first, but the following chapters of part 2 & part 3 provide relatable and very helpful information. Including stress responses, reaping the benefits of relaxation, understanding triggers, teaching your amygdala through experience, thinking patterns that cause anxiety, or how to calm your cortex. A much needed, less complicated way to understand why anxiety develops in the brain and how to overcome it.
#6 Freeing Your Child from Anxiety – by Tamar Chansky Ph. D.
Practical strategies to overcome fears, worries, phobias, and be prepared for life from toddlers to teens. This valuable book is loaded with helpful information, it contains easy, fun, and effective tools for teaching children to outsmart their worries and take charge of their fears. Learn the tips, techniques, and exercises kids need to implement the book’s advice right away, including “How to Talk to Your Child” sections and “Do It Today” activities at the end of each chapter. This is a book that should be given to every new parent as a truly valuable guide to help parents prevent their children from needlessly suffering today—and ensure that their children have the tools they need for a good life tomorrow.
#7 Dare: The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks – by Barry McDonagh
More than just a book, this comes with four “quick anxiety relief” audios, and a free app for your smartphone, and a community full of support. If you’re tired of just managing your anxiety and want a powerful natural solution, then apply the ‘Dare’ techniques in this book. It’s simple, straightforward, and it can make such a big difference. I love the positivity of it and the methods Barry uses. A good read and worth buying.