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u/Evolatic · 8 pointsr/FreeCompliments

That hair is life bro! And you have beautiful eyes. They look sad now, but hang in there it really gets better with time and working on your anxiety.

This book really helped me a lot: The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution. It takes time and nothing changes overnight but keep at it.

Not sure about the IBS but a friend of mine has it and finally did an allergy test and turns out he's like allergic to like everything (onions, garlic, celery, etc.) now he's working to get shots to help his body stop recognizing some super common stuff as foreign.

u/PlasmaPistol · 7 pointsr/boston

I can’t make any recommendations for the area, but you should also check out The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution

u/mermaiden26 · 5 pointsr/anxietysuccess

To work on reframing my thoughts.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
It's like magic.
This has been endlessly helpful.

The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution

u/voltairebear · 4 pointsr/Anxiety

I have both a dialectical and cognitive behavioral therapy book. Here are links to Amazon for them:

The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & ... Tolerance (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)

I also recently saw a book called "Anxious in Love" that looked interesting.

u/Flat_prior · 3 pointsr/biology

It's a combination of neurochemical reactions. I am not a physician or a psychologist (and neither are most posters), so don't seek medical advice here.

However, I too have had anxiety, and this book helped a lot.

I would also make sure to check up with a professional for medications to lessen anxiety.

u/jacques_chester · 3 pointsr/OkCupid

Anxiety is a complicated condition, but treatable.

This book might be one place to start.

u/ShiawaseIppai · 3 pointsr/japanlife

You might already know this, but there is something called the 54321 method for when you have an anxiety attack or are just feeling anxiety. That might help.

If you can't find counseling that you like, or just want to work by yourself, you could try a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy workbook like The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral SolutionThere are several like this; you could browse amazon and see if there's one that seems good to you.

Others have recommended therapists, but these are some other things you can try by yourself.

I hope you find what works for you. :)

u/Cookiemobsta · 3 pointsr/IWantToLearn

Here's a bunch of books that will help:

u/modelmonster · 2 pointsr/socialskills

Or work through a social anxiety therapy book like the one in the sidebar

u/julieannie · 2 pointsr/loseit

It might not be easy but you can do it. Don't stop taking the medication. I was previously on it and had to go off for other health issues and it was the worst drug to taper off of. Instead, start smaller and know that it may take more time. Just like it has taken some time to get the antidepressants started.

Really document everything you eat with My Fitness Pal or something else. Do you keep a mood journal? It's one of the things I was taught to do in therapy. This is a book I worked with my therapist on. She gave me homework from it. I only did about 12 CBT therapy sessions when I was at my lowest mentally but instantly I saw my weight start to drop because I started feeling things again. I had to do a lot of "homework" outside my visits but it put me on a right path. I was on medication too so the combined effect was really helpful. I started feeling accountable to myself, in a way that depression and anxiety and my medical issues had previously left me unable to feel.

Even now, I often do a bullet style journal to check in with myself mentally. I know you asked for weight loss tips but I think these go together. Here's one example. For you, I would also track your weight goals, what you are doing to accomplish these goals, the results, your eating triggers, daily calories, anything that's helpful. On the one hand, it could help you feel more connected to what your body is doing. On the other hand, if things don't move in the right direction on weight loss or mental health, you have a log that is perfect for showing your doctors. When I started my current round of weight loss, I started with this. I started with a promise to myself that I would try this for 10 weeks. If I succeeded, I would keep going. If nothing changed, I would go to the doctor and ask for help and use my log to show what wasn't working. In the end, I've succeeded more than I ever expected.

u/ohmyjody · 2 pointsr/mentalhealth

Asking yourself "What are the facts?" and questioning whether the worrying you're having has any legitimacy to it. It's super easy for our minds to wander, but a lot of the time the things we tell ourselves would sound silly if we said them out loud.

Asking yourself "What's the best thing that can happen in this situation? And what's the worst?" This allows you to also focus on the good that could come of the situation.

A helpful one is drawing a circle. On the inside of the circle you are going to write down the things you directly have control over, and then on outside of it you're going to write down the things you don't have any control over.

It would be nice if you had someone to process this with in person, but what would it mean to get "the call?" What does it mean to you when you don't get "the call?"

I don't know what religion you are distancing yourself from, or the situation around it. If this applies to you then great, for a lot of people praying about the things they worry about and have no control over gives them a sense of peace, that someone is "looking over" you/your loved ones.

There's a bunch of awesome meditation apps, I really like Stop, Breathe & Think, which has several breathing and meditation guides. These are helpful to physically calm your body down.

Distraction is great when your mind begins to catastrophize. Focusing on a sensation, such as things you feel, see, smell, taste, and hear in the moment. Mentally imagining yourself at the grocery store, walking up and down the isles, visually imagining grabbing the items you need from the shelves.

If you don't have any way to access a therapist, journaling can help be an outlet to get your thoughts out. Talking to a friend or family member, and identifying who those social supports are in your life. Hugging people helps get that oxytocin running through your body (the average person needs 10 hugs a day). There are even some anxiety workbooks you could probably do yourself. Here's a good one:

Using coping skills takes practice, but the more you use them, the easier it will be for you to access them. Feel free to message me if you want to talk more!

u/happy_green_inchworm · 2 pointsr/AskMen

Well, there are different books tailoring CBT to different problems (OCD, relationship issues, schizophrenia, etc.), but The Anxiety and Worry Workbook is pretty popular.

u/StandardCaterpillar · 2 pointsr/Anxiety

Have you tried anything to help your anxiety? Therapy would give you someone to talk to! If you don't want to go to therapy there's a ton of self help books like the Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook

or The Anxiety & Worry Workbook

They can help you work on building skills to get more comfortable being around people!

Good luck!

u/TSTC · 2 pointsr/socialanxiety

Disclaimer: I am not a licensed psychologist (yet) but I have been working in psychology and doing research on mental health for several years (mostly on bipolar disorder). I am not affiliated with any of the resources I have linked.

First, I would look to see if your University has any counseling services for you to use. I realize the idea of doing that sounds awful but you also realize you can't just go on like this forever.

Anxiety disorders, including social anxiety, are largely treated through changing your mindset and implementing new behaviors. Medication can help as well, but for many instances it's not a required piece of the treatment puzzle.

When you feel anxious and cave into the desire to flee from the situation, you reinforce that behavior response to those thoughts. What you need to do is alter one or both sides of that equation. So you can change your behavior response to the thoughts and you can also work on changing your mindset.

For behavior, it's both as easy and as hard as simply sticking it through. The first time you sit through an anxious situation is the hardest and from then on, it gets a little bit easier because you're been through it before and come out on the other side. The more times you can put yourself out there and stick it through, the less anxious you will be over the idea of sitting through the anxiety-producing situations in the first place.

For mindset, you need to start thinking about the reasons why you are so uncomfortable. There can be many but I find that a lot of it roots from self-esteem and a worry that you won't be accepted into the group. Or a worry that others are judging your actions and appearances. The truth is, most of us are just going through our own lives and see you as supporting character, at best, or more likely just a random extra. That sounds cold but it's just how we operate. I'm sure I've seen tons of weird people. I've seen tons of people trip or do something embarrassing. I've heard people give the wrong answers in class. But I never thought about those moments again. I can't tell you what those people looked like, let alone their names. So sometimes it can be freeing knowing that everything you do is going to be seen in that light. Make a mistake in class? Nobody is thinking about that when they get out - they are all focused on their next class or hanging out with their friends or something like that.

I'd recommend something like this workbook or any other workbook/worksheets designed to help people coach themselves through the cognitive behavioral therapy process. A good place to just start might be reading up on some CBT basics for anxiety.

u/freudian_slip32 · 2 pointsr/Anxiety
u/CatLadyAM · 2 pointsr/raisedbynarcissists

I have anxiety also, and therapy did help. A book my therapist recommended that helped me was this one:

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers

N parents bring out your worst fears and worries about every action you take. It really drilled me into trying to be perfect or concerned about every choice and spoken word. After awhile it becomes a passive, but constantly “on” state of fight or flight. Relearning how to process your thoughts and be in the present is difficult, but it’s possible.

Another book that helped me:

The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution

I am not perfect, but these tools helped me deal with the situation and understand myself and my N mom better.

Wish you the best. 🤞

u/ImmaculateDishes · 1 pointr/Anxiety

Also, I'm not sure what your insurance situation is, but I got Zoloft prescribed by a doctor at a low-cost community clinic when I had terrible insurance. The visit was like $30 and they hooked me up with a charity that donates common medications. Something like that might exist near you. It was a major help for me until I could afford a therapist. The Anxiety and Worry Workbook helped too. You can probably find something like this for free at your local library.

u/colossalfalafel1216 · 1 pointr/videos

Last year, for the first time in my life and at age 34, I began having terrible panic attacks. 1-3 times a day I would succumb to the uncontrollable feeling that I was having a heart attack and would die as a result of the symptoms of my anxiety (I certainly went in to the doctor and had numerous tests to ensure that I was not suffering from an actual medical problem prior to seeking psychological help).

Long story short, it took close to a year of behavioral cognitive therapy and medication to get the anxious thoughts under control. But I am now able to identify the symptoms of my anxiety and manage them.

For those of you suffering from anxiety and/or panic attacks and looking for a tangible method of dealing with the thoughts and feelings (or for those of you who may not be comfortable seeking professional help), I highly suggest starting with this book:

It's called "The Anxiety and Worry Workbook". The book was recommended by my therapist and is meant to act as a thought/feeling mediator. The mental exercises in the book worked wonders for me in terms of illustrating the thoughts and sensations associated with anxiety and panic, and worked to show that there are scores of other people suffering from the same exact condition and that my symptoms were nothing to fear.

That's not to say that I still don't suffer from anxiety, but - much like Bill Hader says in the video - it is recognizable and manageable at this point.

u/TotallyNotanOfficer · 1 pointr/socialskills

To act yourself, you have to stop caring of what others think of you. A good quote on this is from Eleanor Roosevelt: "You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."

A good thing I'd recommend for you to look at are two books, "What Every BODY is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent’s Guide to Speed-Reading People" and "The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution"". Both of these are listed in the /r/SocialSkills full list of resources. I hope they help you. Personally I've started reading the first book mentioned, and I've found it's pretty good at helping me identify different body language. That book is especially important for me - I have Aspergers, and have always had a hard time reading body language as I never naturally learned how to.

u/this_raccoon · 1 pointr/selfhelp

Maybe you could try cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) self-help books. CBT has been proven very efficient when it comes to phobias and panic. It uses exercises to help you identify the thoughts that trigger your reactions, and "correct" them. It also uses gradual exposure to help you slowly feel more comfortable with what scares you.

If you're comfortable enough with English, you should definitely check out workbooks dedicated to anxiety disorders, for example
The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook or The Anxiety & Worry Workbook

u/hodorhodor12 · 1 pointr/tinnitus

I’m finding this book to be useful:

And this cognitive behavior therapy book on anxiety:

These things require work and it might be wise to work with a therapist. I’m working with one and it’s useful to be able to talk about things.

u/ThatDerpingGuy · 1 pointr/books

The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution if you're interested in working on your anxiety. I was using this to help support my therapy at the suggestion of my therapist. It's pretty helpful if you really work on it.

u/zebra-stampede · 1 pointr/CrohnsDisease

I like this or this and this

u/SingingThroughRain · 1 pointr/Anxiety

This book was recommended to me by my counselor: The Anxiety and Worry Workbook - She says it's perfect for going through and doing until people are able to get on meds.

Are you currently seeing a counselor? I would suggest doing that if not. As far as techniques. Breathing exercises, meditation, calming and peaceful music, exercise, and yoga. There are several techniques and links in the sidebar of this reddit that may help too!

As far as meds. Have you tried Celexa or Zoloft? I have been on both and recommend them. Good luck!!

u/Kitten_Racer · 1 pointr/CBT

It’s “The Anxiety and Worry Workbook”

The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution

u/Grimhilde · 1 pointr/internetparents

Coping classes and group work is actually a really good idea WHEN YOU'RE READY.

If you're not ready for that yet, there are many workbooks you can get that will help you work through your thoughts and help you cope in a long term way. I would say therapy and the correct medication, (if that's something you are willing to try) is the #1 best option. However, if you don't have access to those, these workbooks can at least get you to start processing the panic.

I like this one

I've also tried this one

u/th0ught3 · 1 pointr/latterdaysaints

There are things you can control and then there are things that when you try to control them, you are being manipulative.
After the complete physicals I mentioned (hopefully done together so you can be a part of hers and she yours and get some shared advice):

  1. Shoulder more than your share of the household responsibilities --- do them faithfully even if she doesn't do her's. See if you can get her to agree to which are yours and which are hers.
  2. Do not rescue her from her poor decisions.
  3. More importantly do not think that your giving her money to do what she wants to (beyond the amount each spouse should have to spend without accountability) helps in any way. Give her set amounts and don't allow her to spend what should be saved for various needs. (Overspending in this way is a symptom of bipolar, though it may not be that in this case.)
  4. Ask her best friend to identify a counselor that she thinks might fit your wife, if your wife won't do it herself. Get her a copy of
    and immediately as both (as well as ) have the components to help her move past where she is to the extent that this may be a mental health issue or if it isn't).
  5. You really need some help yourself before you decide on your own what is enabling and what is helping her. Depending on her and your relationship with her parents, and their own stability or not, you might consider a conversation with them ---including her, of course. Alternatively, you should seek your own counseling, as your reactions and actions are the only thing you really have power over.

    And consider this resource too:
u/thejennadaisy · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

Understandable. There are actually a lot of self guided cbt resources out there (like this workbook) if you're motivated to work on anxiety reducing coping skills on your own.

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u/horribleandstrange · 1 pointr/ForeverAlone

It's probably not Asperger's then, just social anxiety, I'm not a doctor, but I would imagine that it's easier to deal with. There's quizzes for that too if you're interested: Therapy is never a bad idea in these situations, but if you can't for some reason, there are workbooks written by mental health experts that people have had some success with, this one is well reviewed: If all that's holding you back is social anxiety, then it's really just a question of working on it, but working on it is going to suck. Good luck.