1) "Waking Up from Anxiety" - Khail Kapp
Khail Kapp calls himself a "conscious cultivator". His website states: "I provide intuitive guidance, wisdom, and the ultimate arena for the deepest self-discovery. We are all limitless beings of genius and excellence, being held back only by our own unconscious intentions and the hidden inertia propelling us towards the very patterns we are attempting to leave behind. Once the unconscious patterns are revealed in your life, you are FREE to tenaciously and joyfully claim your destiny!"
I got the chance to work with Khail personally doing 1:1 coaching sessions via video chat / phone calls. He made a big impact in pushing me towards not hating my anxiety and to "fight" anxiety with love and not hate.
If you don't have the means to work with him directly, I would definitely suggest checking out his book on Amazon.
DARE has mixed reviews, however, I'll let you decided for yourself. DARE was one of the first self-help books I read and it changed my perspective on anxiety. The author, Barry Mcdonagh, explains how to ride the wave of anxiety and learn to sit with you anxious feelings; responding NOT reacting. While it didn't help me 100%, I still hold on to various lessons I learned in this book including how to "ride the wave" which inspired one of my designs. DARE also has an app which you can download on any smart-phone. The app comes with several free audios and meditations and also has a premium version you can buy. I still have the app on my phone today as it has emergency audios where Barry talks you through anxiety attacks.
I haven't personally read this one but I've heard good things. It might just be next on my list! Here is the description:
"Are you tired of feeling f*cked up? If you are, Gary John Bishop has the answer. In this straightforward handbook, he gives you the tools and advice you need to demolish the slag weighing you down and become the truly unf*cked version of yourself. "Wake up to the miracle you are," he directs. "Here's what you've forgotten: You're a f*cking miracle of being." It isn't other people that are standing in your way; it isn't even your circumstances that are blocking your ability to thrive. It's yourself and the negative self-talk you keep telling yourself.
In Unf*ck Yourself, Bishop leads you through a series of seven assertions:
- I am willing
- I am wired to win
- I got this
- I embrace the uncertainty
- I am not my thoughts; I am what I do
- I am relentless
- I expect nothing and accept everything"
4) "How to Be Happy, or at Least Less Sad"
A dear friend of mine recommended this workbook. I haven't read it YET but am planning to! This would be great for those of you who also have depression. Here is the description:
"Through a series of supportive, surprising, and engaging prompts, HOW TO BE HAPPY (OR AT LEAST LESS SAD) helps readers see things in a new light, and rediscover simple pleasures and everyday joy…or at least feel a little less sad. By turns a workbook, trusted friend, creative outlet, security blanket, and secret diary, the pages of this book will offer solace, distraction, engagement, a fresh perspective, and hopeful new beginnings—for readers of all ages and walks of life."
5) The Anxiety and Phobia Work Book
I used this book going through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It's a great book if you're just starting on your anxiety journey and aren't quite sure what is happening. This book is mainly "logical" and "medically backed" I would say to teach you what is exactly happening to your body when you're panicking. It also has great exercises to work through your anxieties and phobias.