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Do you know any good anxiety self-help books?

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Kweh123

My anxiety has been in overdrive the last few weeks and it's causing me physical symptoms. I've been advised by my doctor to read self-help books regarding anxiety. I would like to read one that teaches you how to deal with the symptoms and was wondering if any of you know any good books I could try?

Thanks x

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I'd recommend starting with Hope and Help for Your Nerves by Dr. Claire Weekes. It's a classic, for sure, but despite being written long ago it gives what many here agree is the best general advice that's stood the test of time. It's helped me quite a lot!

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Cat33 in reply to teemo1

Me too teemo Claire Weeks is wonderful

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Kweh123 in reply to teemo1

Thank you so much :)

Hello Kweh123

The Dare Response by Barry McDonnagh is excellent plus any of Dr Claire Week's books she has been my lifeline she is wonderful

She also has videos on YouTube

I've just discovered the Havening technique which is having good results they are on You Tube too

Wishing you all the very best

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Kweh123 in reply to Cat33

Awesome. Thanks for the heads up about the YouTube videos. I'll give them a go today.

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Cat33 in reply to Kweh123

Hope they help you xx

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Cat33 in reply to Cat33

Just been listening to Graham Norton on the radio chatting to Frankie Bridge about her new book about anxiety/panic and it sounded excellent Good luck 😊

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Kweh123 in reply to Cat33

Oh cool :) Thanks!

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Cat33 in reply to Kweh123

I'm going to have a look for that too !

I had no idea she suffered

Good luck ☺️

Watch some of Russell Brands latest YouTube videos . He goes pretty deep into anxiety

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Kweh123 in reply to Ryan990

I didn't know Russell Brand did YouTube videos. I'll watch them today :) Thank you

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Ryan990 in reply to Kweh123

Yes, he sounds like he suffered pretty severe from anxiety

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Kweh123 in reply to Ryan990

Poor guy. I do like him a lot. It's a shame he's not really on TV anymore

Search on YouTube for a guy named Wonderbro (he has his own channel). He has hundreds of videos examining the work of Claire Weekes from every possible perspective.

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Kweh123 in reply to LisainNY

Thanks :) I'll have a look later today

Check out "At Last a Life and Beyond" by Paul David. It's his journey of recovery from anxiety and utilizes the principles of Claire Weekes. I found it to be the best book yet on it, it really helped me.

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Kweh123 in reply to designguy

Thank you :) I'll keep an eye out for it!

You're welcome. You can find it on Amazon.

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