The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook (5th edition) by Edmund Bourne

3.8/5, 3.8 from 11 reviews
Practical step by step directions for the mastery of anxiety, phobias, panic attacks and anxiety invoking health conditions
  1. Phill
    1/5, 1 out of 5, reviewed Sep 19, 2018
    The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook definitely contains good and useful information about anxiety and many wonderful ideas to prevent anxiety and deal with it too.

    But if you are someone like me who knows about anxiety problems in detail, then you will be able to notice a few drawbacks or the flaws the book has. For example, PTSD and other complex anxiety are mentioned about but are not represented the way it should be.

    Also, I found the chapter on “Dealing with Feelings” brutal. It is totally impractical if you look at it in one way. The author wants is to deal with our feelings. His suggestion is if we are angry, we have to take a pen and paper and write down about it in order to deal with it effectively. And this is exactly what I do not understand; if I am angry, then how can I keep calm and write about it.

    And how is it possible that you are not responsible for the happiness of people around you. It is utter crap if you say others shouldn’t be affected by your bad reactions and if they do, it is not because of you. That is simply not owning up and taking responsibility in my opinion.

    So, I would recommend this book maybe only to beginners.