Be Calm: Proven Techniques to Stop Anxiety Now (Paperback)

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Be Calm: Proven Techniques to Stop Anxiety Now (Paperback)


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Manage anxiety anytime and anywhere with simple, practical strategies

If you suffer from anxiety, you may feel helpless to reduce your panic symptoms, avoidance behavior, or worried thoughts. Be Calm empowers you to handle your anxiety whenever and wherever it strikes with simple evidence-based techniques that can reduce your anxious feelings and responses on the spot.

Learn about the causes of different types of anxiety and their physical and psychological effects. Then learn how to implement effective, practical strategies to help you control even the most acute symptoms, from social anxiety to insomnia to panic attacks. Now when you find yourself in anxiety-producing situations, you’ll always be prepared.

This easy, accessible self help guide includes:
  • Easy-to-navigate layout―Jump right to what you need with an index for addressing specific situations: emotional or physical symptoms, behavioral disruptions, or unhelpful thoughts.
  • Proven methods―Discover up-to-date psychological tools drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness practices.
  • Supportive journaling—Find greater insight with interactive “Go Deeper” journaling prompts that take therapeutic strategies to the next level.

Find relief from anxiety and open the door to a happier, more fulfilling life with Be Calm.
JILL P. WEBER, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Washington, D.C. working with people managing varying degrees of anxiety. She also writes a blog for Psychology Today and has appeared as a psychology expert in USA Today, Washington Post, and CNN. Dr. Weber is the author of The Relationship Formula Series, including Building Self-Esteem, and Getting Close to Others. For more information, see
Product Details ISBN: 9781641522083
ISBN-10: 1641522089
Publisher: Althea Press
Publication Date: March 19th, 2019
Pages: 262
Language: English
Be Calm is a must-read for anyone who struggles with anxiety. Dr. Weber masterfully distills evidence-based strategies for treating anxiety disorders into a delightful and readable book. This book is filled with expert approaches that offer something for everyone. Whether you are someone who is new to therapeutic methods or already knowledgeable about anxiety techniques, Be Calm offers strategies that engage everyone. It’s a book that can be read again and again, with relatable illustrative examples. If anxiety plays a role in your life and you would like to learn to better manage it, this book is the guide you need. As a practicing psychiatrist, I will definitely recommend this book as a resource to patients. Thank you to Dr. Weber, for giving us a compendium of tools to help us, well, be calm!”—Emily Aron, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

“In Be Calm, Dr. Weber gives step-by-step instructions for implementing effective strategies for reducing anxiety and for getting more out of life. Her compassionate voice and relatable examples make it clear that she understands the many ways anxiety can take over and affect our health and relationships. A wealth of research-based and real-world-tested approaches are presented in a clear, digestible format. Best of all, Dr. Weber takes on the common challenges that tend to get in the way of implementing self-help programs, and shows readers how to build strong and healthy habits for managing anxiety permanently.”— David A. F. Haaga, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, American University

Be Calm is a life preserver for those feeling trapped in the rough, seemingly uncontrollable seas of the anxiety experience. Dr. Weber systematically breaks down the components of anxiety, teaching the reader in clear, everyday language not only what contributes to it but, most important, how to combat it in actionable, effective ways.”—Andrea Bonior, Ph.D., columnist and host of "Baggage Check" for The Washington Post, and author of Psychology: Essential Thinkers, Classic Theories, and How They Inform Your World

“This book is excellent for anyone whose life is impacted or constricted by anxiety. It is warm, accessible and useful, teaching people concrete ways to change their thoughts and behaviors, using empirically supported techniques. I will be recommending it to friends and clients alike.”—Samantha Rodman, PhD, author, and founder

“If you are ready to take charge of your anxiety, please give yourself the gift of Be Calm. Dr. Weber has written a comprehensive, user-friendly guide for addressing the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that create and maintain anxiety. With wisdom and compassion, she offers specific strategies for leading a more peaceful, empowered life.”—Tanie Miller Kabala, Ph.D, author of The Weight Loss Surgery Coping Companion: A Practical Guide for Coping with Post-Surgery Emotions

“If you struggle with anxiety, read Be Calm. It offers effective techniques for reducing anxiety, but what makes this book special is the way it is laid out. It allows you to easily find and turn to the guidance you need at any point along your journey. Reading this book is like personally consulting with Dr. Weber, an experienced professional guide who can finally help you to be calm.”—Leslie Becker-Phelps, Ph.D. author of Insecure in Love