Anxiety can feel like a huge number of different things to a huge variety of people. No matter the experience, they all have one thing in common: feeling anxiety is never fun. If you're looking to manage your anxious feelings and reduce your stress, this is the book for you.
Written by a therapist who specializes in helping people navigate anxiety, the chapters contain 25 creative tools specifically designed to help reduce anxiety in five key areas: stress, social anxiety, anxious thoughts, self-esteem and the future.
The tools draw on CBT, mindfulness, narrative therapy, positive psychology and more, and every single one is focused on giving practical advice and simple steps that you can take today to reduce your anxiety and boost your self-esteem.
After reading Risa Williams' The Ultimate Anxiety Toolkit, I found myself immediately underlining and highlighting various tidbits of her advice. Every day I read her book hungrily with a devotion to knowing that she is helping me have a better experience of myself. Her book has made my life much easier! If you're looking for practical solutions for anxiety, purchase this book! -- Miguel Chavez, Actor, 'A.P. Bio' (NBC)
Everyone is anxious sometimes, so everyone can benefit from The Ultimate Anxiety Toolkit. The exercises are simple, practical and immediate and the neuroscience nuggets tell you how they work. The affirmations aren't pie-in-the sky daydreams. They're statements you make come true with the help of Risa Williams' toolbox. -- Christina Elston, Editor of L.A. Parent Magazine
Williams helps us find the fun in combating our daily anxieties. It's a brilliant approach. Her tools spark our creativity and help us realize that small shifts in our thinking can lower our stress levels. Her sharing of personal anecdotes makes her relatable and puts the reader at ease. This is the sort of self-help book that makes you feel like you can truly change your life and smile while doing it. -- Ezra Werb, Educational Therapist and Author of 'Teach for Attention! A Tool Belt of Strategies for Engaging Students with Attention Challenges'
Can coping with anxiety really be fun? With this anxiety toolkit, it certainly is! Tools such as Task-Extractors, Brain Bouncing, and Shrink-Rays make scientifically grounded strategies easily digestible, creative, and even entertaining. Risa Williams has transformed an overwhelming chore of tackling anxiety into succinct, light-hearted, actionable strategies that are useful at any age. -- Erica Curtis, LMFT, board certified art therapist, author of 'The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art'
Williams' book is filled with imaginative, creative ways to manage all sorts of anxiety with concrete, clear strategies you can try. It's an easy-going read, and it has thoughtful personal antidotes that help make understanding anxiety relatable, and worksheets that help provide insight. I highly recommend this book! -- Eden Byrne, LMFT (licensed marriage and family therapist and EMDR practitioner)
Risa Williams is the ultimate battery recharger. In The Ultimate Anxiety Toolkit, she provides a step-by-step roadmap to transmute anxiety into accomplishment and fear into action. Loaded with neuroscience nuggets these exercises and short chapters provide practical advice for increasing confidence and writing yourself a new narrative. -- Mike Sonksen, Professor and Author of 'Letters to My City'
- 144 pages
- Dimensions - 17.3 x 0.91 x 24.6 cm