Any good suggestions for books on coping with anxietyAny good suggestions for books on coping with anxiety Amy #recommend
I’ll follow this one too. I’m in the same boat.
Would love hearing the answers ?
I found this one relatable:
Ps and reading up on meditation/breathing exercises
Try the Bible.
I wish that worked .
1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.
Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.
And there are many more dealing with worry. Use Bible Gateway to search for topics.
@Karen Anxiety and panic and real medical problems you can’t pray away . People are looking for suggestions for books that specifically deal with anxiety .
Yes, I know that, but in my long life I have found that my reliance on God, prayer, and the Bible have been a tremendous help. You asked for a book and I replied. No need to get mad. I will pray for you.
@Karen please don’t pray for me .
Yes! I suffer from GAD, General Anxiety Disease. It’s an older book, but it explains all your symptoms that you feel. It’s called Hope and Help for Your Nerves by Dr. Claire Weekes. I carry it with me at all times, even on vacation. I don’t know what I would do without it.
The anxiety and worry workbook is one I used in therapy and helped . I have anxiety and panic disorder .
Following. Thanks for the suggestions!
I couldn’t read anything like that. It made my anxiety worse. I had to get up and do things, read a book or call someone to calm down
Me too. I have to become engrossed in other things like nature, music or art.
@Cara me too
Illusions by Richard Bach and Way of The Peaceful Warrior by Dan Milman
Jenny Lawson has some amazing books. She has severe anxiety and depression. I love how she talks about mental health, it really helped me look at my anxiety differently. I’ll post pics in the comments
Smoke weed every day
@Amy Just wanted to let you know I’m sorry you’re dealing with this. Anxiety/panic is a beast, that is for sure. I gave Julia in Julia’s Chocolates panic attacks. She thought she was dying. I had them in my mid-twenties and I gave up coffee altogether, started eating like a normal person (especially bananas, healthy foods, cut out sugar) walking, and honestly dealing with all the stuff in my life that was causing it. If I were you, I would read books that have as little stress in them as possible. Reading should be your one soft place to land. Try Jenny Colgan or Maeve Binchy. If you like romance, I’d reach for romance with Julia Quinn or Debbie Macomber. Everything always works out in the end. And if you’re feeling too anxious to sit down and read, LISTEN to the books. Sometimes just listening to someone tell you a story can be soothing, especially at night, which can help you to sleep.
Thank you. Wasn’t aware of Matt Haig.
I recommended Dan Harris to my daughter but this guy looks more up my alley.
I haven’t actually read this one yet but I realy liked his first book Reasons To Stay Alive. Helped me out a lot
A book called State of the ARTT. It was endorsed by the PTSD Foundation of America. Fear and anxiety can cause a chemical imbalance.
This book helped me. https://www.amazon.com/Anxious-Nothing-Finding-Chaotic-World/dp/0718096126
Meditation helped my daughter a lot.
She started with Dan Harris.
Check out 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works by Dan Harris
I have anxiety too. I tend to pinch myself so my therapist gave me a chunk of modeling clay to pinch and squeeze and mold. Very helpful! Mindfulness and meditation are helpful.
Forgot to add the website http://themighty.com/ It’s great for those of us with mental illness and/or chronic illness or chronic pain.
Racheal holis girl wash your face
Or mastering your mean girl… not sure if quthor
A great Christian book is Max Lucado’s Anxious for Nothing.
Albert Ellis’ book on Anxiety really helped me. Also “the three minute therapy”