Books like "The Worry Cure"?
October 7, 2019 7:00 PM   Subscribe

I've found "The Worry Cure" by Robert Leahy to be super useful and effective. Are there other books that provide concrete ways of how to deal with worrying/anxieties?

I found "Feeling Good" a bit too theoretical. I am open to neuroscience-based and mindfulness-based books.

I am already re-reading "The Worry Cure," but welcome other concrete / compassionate books too.
posted by ellerhodes to Health & Fitness (4 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
Yes! "The Worrywart's Companion" has concrete steps and has been very effective for me. I still have bouts of anxiety, but I now know the steps to take to work it through and can bring it under control so much faster. Highly recommend this book, especially the chapter on flexible thinking.

https://www.amazon.com/Worrywarts-Companion-Soothe-Yourself-Worry/dp/1567317243
posted by halehale at 4:55 AM on October 8 [1 favorite]


The classic is How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, by Dale Carnegie, but it is very old, now.
posted by Enid Lareg at 7:42 AM on October 8 [3 favorites]


I like The Happiness Trap as an analog/complement to Worry Cure. If you want more of a workbook approach, check out the Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety. (And for more resources, see my recent post on ACT.)
posted by soonertbone at 12:14 PM on October 9


This may not be what you're looking for, but I liked Exercise for Mood and Anxiety (about physical exercise, not mental exercises).
posted by pinochiette at 8:06 PM on October 9


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