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My Anxiety Handbook: Getting Back on Track

by Sue Knowles, Bridie Gallagher and Phoebe McEwen Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Helping young people with anxiety learn to recognise and manage their symptoms, this anxiety survival guide teaches 10 to 21 year olds how they can overcome their biggest worries.   


Showing that anxiety is a normal human emotion that many people face, this book helps young people understand the ins and outs of their own anxiety and helps them to challenge the difficult patterns they may get into. Co-written with a college student who has experienced anxiety herself, it is a relatable and straightforward guide. As well as providing tried-and-tested advice and exercises that are proven to reduce feelings of anxiety, it includes recovery stories from young people who have managed their symptoms successfully.   


With practical chapters on sleep, exam stress, transitions, and seeking extra help, this is a go-to guide for any tween, teen or young person living with anxiety.

1. Anxiety: the basics; 2. Understanding where my anxiety comes from; 3. Tackling anxiety head on; 4. Avoiding avoidance; 5. Managing anxious thoughts; 6. Being mindful; 7. Soothing your threat system; 8. Getting a good night's sleep; 9. School, college and exam stress; 10. Transitions; 11. Getting extra help; 12. Embracing my anxiety; 13. My anxiety survival kit

What a great book! It covers everything that kids (and their parents) need to know about anxiety, in a fun and simple way. It contains loads of really useful strategies that can be used to help get on top of your fears and worries.
Dr Sue Knowles is a senior clinical psychologist with longstanding experience of working with young people and their carers in a range of settings. She works for the psychological services organisation Changing Minds UK.

Dr Bridie Gallagher is a senior clinical psychologist working with adolescents in acute inpatient environments and secure welfare

accommodation. She also teaches on the Leeds and Lancaster clinical psychology doctorate courses.

Phoebe McEwen is a college student with lived experience of anxiety.