The Anxiety Survival Guide

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Getting through the Challenging Stuff

An accessible, easy to use anxiety survival guide for young people becoming adults aged 18-25. Co-authored by psychologists and a young person with anxiety, it looks at the causes of anxiety and offers simple strategies and exercises to reduce anxious feelings. Includes chapters on studying, moving out, interview strategies, OCD and panic attacks.

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SKU: 9781785926419 - 12 Category: NDIS approved: Yes Ages: 13 - 18 Author: Bridie Gallagher, Sue Knowles, Phoebe McEwan Illustrator: Emmeline Pidgen Publisher: JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS Page count: 224 ISBN: 9781785926419 Publish date: 14th November, 2019

Product overview

Co-written with psychologists and a college student who has experienced anxiety herself, this is a relatable and straightforward guide to managing worry in emerging adulthood. As well as providing tried-and-tested advice and exercises that are proven to reduce feelings of anxiety, it includes recovery stories from people who have managed their symptoms successfully.

It begins with what is difficult and challenging about young adulthood and how you can deal with uncertainty in life. It goes on to examine change and challenges, giving tips about what can help in specific scenarios such as exams, relationships, leaving home and interviews. The guide also includes strategies and techniques for coping with panic attacks; self-care; and calming your mind.

The guide uses a range of evidence-based approaches, including CBT, DBT, Compassion Focused Approaches and Mindfulness so you can work out the techniques that are best for you. The signposting included throughout guides young adults towards further support. This is essential reading for any young person experiencing anxiety, worry or going through a difficult transition or stressful experience.


Part One: Why adulthood can make us anxious;

1: What’s so hard about being an adult?;

2: Dealing with all the stuff you can’t possibly know;

Part Two: The challenges of adulthood: A how-to guide;

3: Getting out and making friends; 4: What can I do with anxious thoughts?;

5: I can’t focus! How to study with anxiety;

6: What about moving out?;

7: Surviving (to thriving) interviews;

8: Workplace worries;

Part Three: Anxiety in adulthood: Some top tips;

9: A quick guide to panic attacks;

10: ‘A little bit OCD’;

11: So how do I stay calm and healthy?;

12: What is this mindfulness all about?;

13: Where can I get some extra help?;

Appendix I: Living a life that fits with your values;

Appendix II: Testing out your safety behaviours;

Appendix III: Thought challenging sheet;

Appendix IV: Compassionate other exercise;

Appendix V: Positive activities list;

Appendix VI: Self-care plan