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Need help dealing with anxiety? These anxiety books will help you cope and improve your mental health. They're ideal for dealing with stress.

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Anxiety Books

Need help dealing with anxiety? These anxiety books will help you cope and improve your mental health. They're ideal for dealing with stress.

  • Pause

    Danielle Marchant

    Product Code: PAUS
    Paperback
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    In today's always switched-on world, it's easy to forget how beneficial a break away from everything can be to your health and mindset. Danielle Marchant's book is one that will help you press pause before life does it for you...

    With today's technology, we are never able to fully leave the office and fear of missing out means we're always rushing from one thing to the next. Pause is a book that encourages you to put yourself and your feelings first. It will help you learn to say no and embrace doing the things that make you feel good.

    It's packed with exercises that will ground you, help you breathe deeper and settle many worries and anxieties. By following these tips, you will be able to experience all the joys, pains and twists and turns of life the way they were intended.
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  • Everyday Confidence

    Product Code: EVCN
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    This little book offers confidence-boosting tips for every day of the year.

    The advice will encourage you to open up your life's journey and become more fearless and assertive as you boost your self-confidence.

    The quotes come from the likes of Sir Winston Churchill, Carrie Fisher and Charlie Chaplin, while the actions include taking a new perspective, stepping out of your comfort zone and remembering that everyone is essentially winging it!
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  • Everyday Happiness

    Product Code: EVHP
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    Brighten up every day of the year by taking inspiration from the quotes, actions and achievable goals featured in this delightful and inspiring little book.

    Although happiness can seem elusive at times, this book will encourage you to focus on all those little things that can make a huge impact. Split into a day-by-day basis, it's the perfect book for you to dip into when you need a pick-me up.

    Among the suggestions are to dance, listen and volunteer and the quotes come from the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Aristotle and A.A. Milne.
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  • How to Survive the End of the World (When it's in Your Own Head)

    Aaron Gillies

    Product Code: HTSE
    Hardback
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    Aaron Gillies (who you'll know as @TechnicallyRon on Twitter) offers tips on coping with anxiety in this witty self-help guide.

    In a personal and amusing style, he explains what it feels like to have anxiety and how important it is to realise that you are not alone.

    He also gives advice on safeguarding against personal vulnerabilities and highlights the tools that can help including medication, therapy, CBT and other coping techniques.
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  • The Little Book of Lykke

    Meik Wiking

    Product Code: LYKK
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    Meik Weiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute and the author of The Little Book of Hygge, wants to introduce you to lykke (pronounced 'luu-kah) - a Danish term that translates as happiness.

    Denmark is often regarded as one of the world's happiest countries and it's easy to see why: they have equal parental leave for men and women, free higher education and even burn more candles per household than anywhere else in the world.

    Meik explains how we can learn so much from the Danes' way of life but also talks about how about how the keys to happiness are buried all around the world. From how we spend our time to the way we chat with neighbours and even cook dinner, he reveals how every little thing has an impact on our happiness - and how we can learn from the world's happiest nations.
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  • No Worries! Mindful Kids

    Katie Abey

    Product Code: BLYFL
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    No Worries! is an interactive self-care activity book for children aged 7+ to colour and doodle their way to happiness, calm and confidence. The encouraging and simple activities and exercises tackle anxiety, sadness and stress; children will enjoy using their creativity to combat negative feelings, work out why they feel worried and how to put stress back in its place through writing, colouring, doodling and drawing.Featuring the charming and quirky illustrations of Katie Abey, a UK-based illustrator. Her quirky pictures will keep the reader entertained and focused as they work through the book, or simply dip into the pages for ten minutes of calm colouring. Part of Mindful Kids a thoughtful new range of activity books for children from Studio Press.Includes an introduction and notes for grown-ups by consultant Dr. Sharie Coombes, Child & Family Psychotherapist. Dr Sharie Coombes is a former primary teacher, headteacher and local authority adviser who retrained as a child and family psychodynamic psychotherapist, neuropsychotherapist, solution-focused therapist, and specialist paediatric hypnotherapist. Sharie gained a doctorate in education from the University of Brighton in 2007 and is an expert in the therapeutic use of linguistic patterns. Alongside a busy private therapy practice in Brighton, she has worked part-time as a child, adolescent and family psychotherapist at the NHS Tavistock Clinic in London with adopted and fostered children, young people and families. She now works with the psychosocial team in the British Red Cross Refugee Support and International Family Tracing team. Sharie has 2 adult children.
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  • It's Not OK to Feel Blue (and other lies)

    Scarlett Curtis

    Product Code: CAVTG
    Hardback
    'This is the freshest, most honest collection of writings about mental health that I've read...searing wit, blinding passion, bleeding emotion and a fantastic, heroic, glorious refusal to lie down and take it' - Stephen Fry 'Reading this book made me feel more normal about the things I feel sometimes...It's a great book; however you're feeling, it'll help' - Ed Sheeran 'This is the book I needed when I was little. May this be a leap forward in the much needed conversation around mental health' - Jameela Jamil Everyone has a mental health. So we asked: What does yours mean to you? THE RESULT IS EXTRAORDINARY. Over 60 people have shared their stories. Powerful, funny, moving, this book is here to tell you: It's OK. With writing from: Adam Kay - Alastair Campbell - Alexis Caught - Ben Platt - Bryony Gordon - Candice Carty-Williams - Charlie Mackesy - Charly Cox - Chidera Eggerue - Claire Stancliffe - Davina McCall - Dawn O'Porter - Elizabeth Day - Elizabeth Uviebinene - Ella Purnell - Emilia Clarke - Emma Thompson - Eve Delaney - Fearne Cotton - Gabby Edlin - Gemma Styles - GIRLI (Milly Toomey) - Grace Beverley - Hannah Witton - Honey Ross - Hussain Manawer - Jack Rooke - James Blake - Jamie Flook - Jamie Windust - Jessie Cave - Jo Irwin - Jonah Freud - Jonny Benjamin - Jordan Stephens - Kai-Isaiah Jamal - Kate Weinberg - Kelechi Okafor - Khalil Aldabbas - KUCHENGA - Lauren Mahon - Lena Dunham - Maggie Matic - Martha Lane Fox - Mathew Kollamkulam - Matt Haig - Megan Crabbe - Michael Kitching - Michelle Elman - Miranda Hart - Mitch Price - Mona Chalabi - Montana Brown - Nadia Craddock - Naomi Campbell - Poorna Bell - Poppy Jamie - Reggie Yates - Ripley Parker - Robert Kazandjian - Rosa Mercuriadis - Saba Asif - Sam Smith - Scarlett Curtis - Scarlett Moffatt - Scottee - Sharon Chalkin Feldstein - Shonagh Marie - Simon Amstell - Steve Ali - Tanya Byron - Travon Free - Yomi Adegoke - Yusuf Al Majarhi
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  • Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Spiders!

    Katie Tsang

    Product Code: BXXBS
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    The brilliantly funny fourth book in the SAM WU series, starring the bravest scaredy-cat in the world! Perfect for reluctant readers and fans of Tom Fletcher, Pamela Butchart and Humza Arshad's Badman. Sam Wu is NOT afraid of anything. Well, maybe some things. Like ghosts, sharks . . . the dark's pretty worrying too. And not to mention SPIDERS! But Sam's not going to let anyone know. And so when Tulip, the school tarantula, disappears from her cage, Sam decides it's up to him and his friends to save the school from the eight-legged escapee . . . Common childhood fears dealt with in a hilarious, sensitive and accessible way. Also by Katie and Kevin Tsang: Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Ghosts 9781405287517 Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Sharks 9781405287524 Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of the Dark 9781405287531 Katie and Kevin Tsang met in in 2008 while studying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Since then they have lived on three different continents and travelled to over 40 countries together. They currently live in London. Kevin was born in Copenhagen and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. Some of Sam Wu's experiences are based on Kevin's childhood (he's feeling much more confident now). Katie was born and raised in Southern California. She has previously worked at Booktrust, the UK's largest children's reading charity, and also writes YA fiction as Katherine Webber.
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  • The Little Book of Calm Colouring

    David Sinden

    Product Code: ATLFW
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    The international and Sunday Times Bestseller Alleviate anxiety and soothe all stress with The Little Book of Calm Colouring from David Sinden and Victoria Kay, the perfectly-formed sought-after antidote to a busy life. Beautifully hand-illustrated and thoughtfully designed to be the perfect size for portability, you can now take colouring art therapy with you wherever you go. With beautiful anti-stress designs on quality paper, this gorgeous colouring book will help your creativity flourish. Take a short relaxing breather from your day to colour the calming images and feel inspired by the poignant quotations that accompany each elegant artwork.
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  • When the Body Says No

    Dr Gabor Mate

    Product Code: BTQCI
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    Can a person literally die of loneliness? Is there a connection between the ability to express emotions and Alzheimer's disease? Is there such a thing as a `cancer personality'? Drawing on deep scientific research and Dr Gabor Mate's acclaimed clinical work, When the Body Says No provides the answers to critical questions about the mind-body link - and the role that stress and our emotional makeup play in an array of common diseases. When the Body Says No: - Explores the role of the mind-body link in conditions and diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome and multiple sclerosis. - Shares dozens of enlightening case studies and stories, including those of people such as Lou Gehrig (ALS), Betty Ford (breast cancer), Ronald Reagan (Alzheimer's), Gilda Radner (ovarian cancer) and Lance Armstrong (testicular cancer) - Reveals `The Seven A's of Healing': principles in healing and the prevention of illness from hidden stress
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  • Notes on a Nervous Planet

    Matt Haig

    Product Code: BUKGE
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    Matt Haig, the author of the bestselling self-help book Reasons to Stay Alive and fiction titles How to Stop Time and The Radleys, looks at ways in which we can stay sane when the world is making us mad in Notes on a Nervous Planet.

    Rates of stress and anxiety are rising in people all over the world and the pace of living is not helping. The advent of social media and the fact we're always connected also encourages people to worry about everything from work to body mass index and politics almost constantly.

    In this powerful and essential book, Matt - who has experienced anxiety and panic attacks for many years - reveals a number of ways in which we can all stay happy and human in our increasingly technological world.
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  • Calm

    Fearne Cotton

    Product Code: BTKDD
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    Fearne Cotton shows you how to find the simple things in life that are good for your mindset and mental health in Calm.

    With so many distractions in today's fully wired and all-encompassing world, more people than ever are yearning for peace and quiet. So many of us just need an escape from negative press stories, work pressures and family issues.

    The simple things that Fearne highlights will help inch you away from the stresses of everyday life and there are also activities to complete that will settle any of your worries. It features her very own illustrations.
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  • The Little Book of Mindfulness

    Dr. Patrizia Collard

    Product Code: AJMGO
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    Dr. Patrizia Collard's The Little Book of Mindfulness shows you how taking just 10 minutes out a day can lead to less stress and more peace.

    The practices are easy to follow and will leave you feeling so much more fulfilled. This book is packed with gorgeous illustrations and will help you relax.
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  • Managing Anxiety with CBT For Dummies

    Graham C. Davey

    Product Code: BEHZN
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    Don't panic! Combat your worries and minimize anxiety with CBT!

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a hugely popular self-help technique, which teaches you to break free from destructive or negative behaviors and make positive changes to both your thoughts and your actions. This practical guide to managing anxiety with CBT will help you understand your anxiety, identify solutions to your problems, and maintain your gains and avoid relapse.

    Managing Anxiety with CBT For Dummies is a practical guide to using CBT to face your fears and overcome anxiety and persistent, irrational worries. You'll discover how to put extreme thinking into perspective and challenge negative, anxiety-inducing thoughts with a range of effective CBT techniques to help you enjoy a calmer, happier life. * Helps you understand anxiety and how CBT can help * Guides you in making change and setting goals * Gives you tried-and-true CBT techniques to face your fears and keep a realistic perspective

    Managing Anxiety with CBT For Dummies gives you the tools you need to overcome anxiety and expand your horizons for a healthy, balanced life.

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  • Keep Calm and Colour with Love

    Product Code: AQQRA
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    'Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.' Voltaire Are you struggling to focus on anything but your Valentine? Is your mind awhirl with thoughts of your beloved? Take a few moments out of your busy day's pining and soothe your loved-up mind with these beautiful illustrations to colour and enjoy. Colour, create and keep calm!
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  • Calm Parents, Happy Kids

    Laura Markham

    Product Code: AKYCC
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    Most parenting books focus on changing a child's behaviour, but the truth is that children only change when their relationship with their parents changes. In Calm Parents, Happy Kids, Dr Laura Markham introduces an approach to parenting that eliminates threats, power struggles and manipulation, in favour of setting limits with empathy and communication. Bringing together the latest research in brain development with a focus on emotional awareness (for both parents and children), it will appeal to all parents who don't want to force their children into compliance and lose their temper, but want to keep calm and help their children want to behave.
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  • I Never Said I Loved You

    Rhik Samadder

    Product Code: BYYSP
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    "I'm in bed with my mother, in a Bangkok sex hotel. It is my 30th birthday, it is time for me to become a man, and I have grave worries about the kind of man I'm going to become." On an unlikely backpacking trip, Rhik and his mother find themselves speaking openly for the first time in years. Afterwards, the depression that has weighed down on Rhik begins to loosen its grip for a moment - so he seizes the opportunity: to own it, to understand it, and to find out where it came from. Through this begins a journey of investigation, healing and recovery. Along the way Rhik learns some shocking truths about his family, and realizes that, in turn, he will need to confront the secrets he has long buried. But through this, he triumphs over his fears and brings his depression into the light. I Never Said I Loved You is the story of how Rhik learned to let go, and then keep going. With unique humour and honesty, he has created a powerfully rich, funny and poignant exploration of the light and dark in all of us.
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  • The Moomin Colouring Book

    Product Code: ARARE
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    This stylish and unique Moomin Colouring Book features original artwork from the coveted archive of Tove Jansson, creator of the Moomins; one of the most cherished children's book series ever written. Beautifully conceived and designed, this contemporary colouring book features striking patterns and scenes as well as all your favourite Moomin characters and their most memorable quotes. The perfect gift for Moomin fans of all ages.
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  • Own Your Self

    Kelly Brogan

    Product Code: BZROE
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    '[Will] change how you approach your health and mental wellbeing.' - Sarah Gottfried, author of The Hormone Cure. With mental health problems becoming overmedicated in the Western world, Kelly Brogan, MD, New York Times bestselling author and holistic psychiatrist, proposes an alternative to medicating our mental, emotional and physical pain away. Kelly begins by exploring the mistaken belief that our symptoms - from mood swings to brain fog to fatigue - are evidence that we are sick or broken, before explaining that true healing comes from understanding the meaning behind your symptoms. Fans of her previous book, A Mind of Your Own, and those want to stop taking psychiatric medication, will discover how to identify and release energy drains and toxic relationships, and take a deeper drive into the spiritual awakening that is an essential part of the journey towards freedom from conventional meds.
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  • The Big Activity Book for Anxious People

    Jordan Reid

    Product Code: BZIDJ
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    'WHO KNEW MY ANXIETY COULD BE SO FUNNY?' Amy Morrison, founder of Pregnant Chicken Feeling anxious? Who isn't! Your most irrational (and sometimes rational) fears are hilarious fodder for this sharp and relatable activity book. These days, anxiety is simply part of the human experience. Part journal, part coloring book, part weird coping mechanisms, and part compendium of soothing facts, The Big Activity Book for Anxious Peoplewill be an outlet for anyone who wants to take a break from reality, laugh through her fears, and realize with every page that she is not alone--and to help her figure out what to do when it's 3AM and she's wide awake worrying about whether she cc'ed the right "Bob" on that email. (Probably.) Activities include: * Fun Facts about Aging! * Public Speaking: A Diagram * Your Hotel Room Carpet: A Petri Dish of Horrors * Obscure Diseases You Probably Don't Have * Zen Mantras For The Anxiously Inclined * Soothing Facts about Hand Sanitizer On a bad day, try coloring in the soothing grandma. On a really bad day, find step-by-step instructions on how to build an underground bunker. Reid and Williams want everyone to remember that they're in good company: anxious people are some of the funniest and most interesting and creative humans on the planet. (They know, because they are two of them.)
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  • Overcoming Anxiety Without Fighting It

    Tim Cantopher

    Product Code: BZBQQ
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    The evidence that long-term anxiety causes a whole host of health problems is incontrovertible, as is the fact that it exacerbates existing problems, such as pain. The causal link between anxiety and heart disease, strokes, bowel diseases, inflammatory conditions and some cancers is well established. Reducing our anxiety would improve our long-term health as clearly as exercise and good diet. It would also allow us to perform better in whatever we are doing. The good news is that we can do something fairly quickly about stress and anxiety. This book examines characteristic thinking patterns in anxiety such as predictions, catastrophic thinking and assumptions, and looks at ways to accept and change the processes of anxiety. Topics include: Triggers of anxiety and panic Anxiety threshold - how much can we take? Free-floating anxiety Traumatic anxiety (PTSD) Performance anxiety Fears and phobias ie flying, claustrophobia Physical causes including hormonal (post-partum and menopause) What is a 'nervous breakdown'? When to see the doctor Treatments - talking therapies, medication Getting better, staying well
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  • F*ck Stress

    Alex Martin

    Product Code: BYYSS
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    Do you feel stressed? Does your anxiety get in the way of life? Are you ready for change? It's time to say `f*ck stress' and transform yourself from a worrier to a warrior! This no-nonsense guide will show you how to banish irrational worries and negative thoughts, as you explore what is actually causing you stress, and how you can re-programme your brain to cope with what life throws at you, both positively and rationally. Packed with easy-to-follow advice, useful tips and empowering statements, this essential stress-busting toolkit will help you master your own thoughts and confidently give stress the middle finger.
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  • How to Survive

    John Hudson

    Product Code: BXWPV
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    'When it comes to survival and getting out of trouble, listen to this man. John is the real deal.' Levison Wood What is the connection between crawling through a jungle and your `to do' list? What can ejecting out of a stealth bomber teach you about the importance of thinking the worst? What can surviving in extreme situations teach us about surviving everyday life? John Hudson, Chief Survival Instructor to the British Military, knows what it takes to survive. Combining first-hand experience with 20 years of studying the choices people have made under the most extreme pressure, How to Survive is a lifetime's worth of wisdom about how to apply the principles of survival to everyday life. The cornerstone of military survival (surviving anything) is understanding the relationship between effort, hope and goals - a mindset that can be transposed anytime, anywhere. In How to Survive you will learn how this template for survival can be applied to any situation in your everyday life. Through gripping first-hand accounts of near disaster and survival stories from across the extreme world you will learn that by following these principles you can develop the mindset that will allow you to make better decisions under pressure, which are as equally applicable to first dates and presentations as to climbing Everest and getting lost at sea.
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  • An Introduction to Coping with Post-Traumatic Stress, 2nd Edition

    Ann Wetmore

    Product Code: BXGZU
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    Traumatic stress arises in reaction to catastrophic life events. Such events can range from train disasters and car crashes to natural calamities such as earthquakes, wildfires and floods, and from life-threatening medical diagnoses to acts of violence and abuse. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common psychological condition resulting from such events and occurs when our coping resources have been completely overwhelmed. The intrusive hyper-reactions, recurring memories, flashbacks, avoidance behaviours and changes in the sense of self linger long past the actual event and often prevent a sense of healing or resolution with the experience. This self-help guide uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies with a trauma focus to help you to manage your reactions to the traumatic experience and find new, effective ways of coping. You will learn: - To understand your reactions to traumatic events - Practical strategies for monitoring, managing and overcoming post-traumatic stress - Innovative therapeutic options and new mobile device supports
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