The Tranquil Mind

Great Books for Adults, Parents, Kids and Teens

  1. The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne 6th Edition
    This book is one of my favorites as it offers a wide variety of coping skills to deal with many different anxiety disorders. Edmund J. Bourne has been treating anxiety related disorders for more than two decades
    The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
  2. Unfu*k Yourself: Get out of your head and into your life by Gary John Bishop
    The beauty of this book is that it gets its message across with good advice and good humor. The reader is asked to look at the type of life they want to lead and are then given ideas on how to move forward towards their goals
  3. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns, MD
    This bestselling book teaches its readers how to reframe their mindset. The author offers many techniques to help individuals develop positive ways of looking at things by challenging their negative thoughts
    Feeling Good
  4. The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution. David A. Clark, PhD and Dr. Aaron T. Beck
    If you’re looking for relief from anxiety, this book outlines a proven treatment approach developed over 25 years ago by Dr. Aaron T. Beck.  It is grounded in Cognitive Behavior Therapy.  Worksheets, exercises and examples provided
    The Anxiety and Worry Workbook
  5. When Panic Attacks, David D. Burns
    Chronic worriers regularly deal with nervous feelings because they’ve convinced themselves that their fears will become reality. This author provides 40 techniques designed to make your fears and false narratives disappear.
    When Panic Attacks

For Kids…

  1. Wilma Jean the Worry Machine: By Julia Cook
    Wilma Jean worries about everything. She worries about missing the bus, having friends to play with, doing a math problem wrong and getting carrots in her school lunch.  Wilma Jean’s teacher helps her figure out what she can and can’t control and what to do about both types of worries
    Wilma Jean the Worry Machine
  2. What to Do When You Worry Too Much: By Dawn Huebner
    This book teaches school-age children techniques to reduce and overcome anxiety, fears and worry; through writing, drawing and self-help activities
    What To Do When You Worry Too Much
  3. When My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety: By Kari Dunn Buron
    This book is written to help children, parents and teachers recognize anxiety experienced by children and offers suggestions about how the child might recognize anxiety and what he/she might do.
    When My Worries Get Too Big
  4. The Anxiety Workbook for Kids: Take Charge of Fears and Worries Using the Gift of Imagination: By Crystal Clarke and Robin Alter
    Anxiety in children is on the rise and research has discovered a link between highly imaginative children and anxiety
    The Anxiety Workbook for Kids
  5. The Worry Box: By Suzanne Chiew
    Murray Bear is supposed to go to the waterfall with his sister, Molly to meet a friend, but Murray is worried. “What if….”
    The Worry Box
  6. The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens: CBT Skills to Overcome Fear, Worry and Panic: By Jennifer Shannon
    This guide helps teens break free from the worry and ruminations that can in the way of reaching their goals.
    The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens
  7. Stress 101: Overview for Teens (Gr. 7-12): By Margaret O. Hyde and Elizabeth H. Forsyth
    This book discusses stress, what it does to your body, how to manage it and how it affects your life
    Stress 101

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