Put Your Anxiety Here
A Creative Guided Journal to Relieve Stress and Find Calm
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
184 Pages, 6.00 x 8.00 x 0.41 in
- Published: April 2023
Creative journaling prompts to write your way to calm….
Did you know that journaling can have physical, emotional, and mental health benefits? Research shows that expressive writing can actually strengthen the immune system, lower blood pressure, and release physical tension in our bodies. Writing about our thoughts and feelings can help us clear our minds, release pent-up feelings, ease everyday tension, and let go of negative thoughts and worries.
If you’re struggling with anxiety or stress, this journal can help you find instant calm, increase your self-awareness, and enhance your overall well-being. Written by a psychotherapist and guided journaling expert, and grounded in evidence-based therapy, the creative prompts in this beautiful journal are combined with space for you to write, draw, make lists, compose letters, and write down reflections. Also included are sensory-based activities, such as outdoor walks, listening to music, breathwork, calming scents, and more.
If you’re looking for therapy that doesn’t look like therapy, pick up this journal, write down your worries, let go of stress, and find lasting peace of mind.
“This book provides actionable exercises to help readers of any age to overcome anxiety. Instead of reading dry text, the reader is asked to complete ‘fill in the blank’ exercises throughout the book. Learning by doing is a powerful approach. Many self-help books have exercises, but Put Your Anxiety Here is unique in offering a variety of easy-to-do exercises cover to cover.”
—Edmund J. Bourne, PhD, former director of The Anxiety Treatment Center in Santa Rosa, CA; and author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook ~Edmund J. Bourne, PhD
“Successful therapy is hard work, typically provided by seeing a therapist. Lisa Schab’s journal provides what it promises: a gentle but direct alternative approach to find calm. Schab makes it fun and provides a process toward self-awareness and goal attainment. ‘Therapy that doesn’t look like therapy.’ I think it’s a valuable addition to any professional treatment plan, leaving the feeling, you did it.”
—Ronald D. Groat, MD, board-certified psychiatrist, and past president of the Minnesota Psychiatric Society ~Ronald D. Groat, MD
“Lisa Schab’s book is a must-have for mental health clinicians. The book consists primarily of well-designed worksheets that engage the client in their own healing. Clients acquire a sense of control over their emotional well-being as they secure a set of mental health tools to be used throughout their lifetime. The book is grounded in sound psychological theory, backed by extensive experience, and best of all—it works!”
—Lynn R. Moosman, MA, LCPC, psychotherapist, supervisor of graduate students at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and former director of clinical services at Youth & Family Counseling ~Lynn R. Moosman, MA, LCPC
“I LOVE this book, and wish I had it for clients when I began my practice years ago. It is wise, practical, creative, and healing without being threatening. I especially value the holistic approach involving breathing, movement, drawing, music, and imagination. It is also important that the suggestions, though seeming whimsical at times, are scientifically based. I highly recommend this book for individual or group use.”
—Barbara Blake, RSM, MA, artist, teacher, and psychotherapist with thirty years of experience ~Barbara Blake, RSM, MA
“Schab’s Put Your Anxiety Here offers the ultimate collection of writing prompts to better understand anxiety using a creative and insight-oriented approach. The wide-ranging, evidence-based journal topics have a broad appeal for mindfully examining anxiety in all forms, and provide space for addressing intense emotions, unhelpful cognitions, and physical symptoms of anxiety. The book is an excellent resource for individual exploration or adjunctive use in counseling.”
—David H. Klemanski, PsyD, MPH, assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale University, and coauthor of Don’t Let Your Anxiety Run Your Life ~David H. Klemanski, PsyD, MPH
“I have known Lisa Schab for many years and have known her to be a gifted writer and therapist. I am very pleased to have a journal written by her that I can recommend to my adult patients. Anxiety is at the root of so many of our health issues today, and this journal provides helpful exercises to ease its effects.”
—Karen Judy, MD, internal medicine physician for Northwestern Medicine ~Karen Judy, MD
“Suffering from mild to debilitating anxiety? Lisa Schab’s Put Your Anxiety Here is a gift in self-care. Filled to the brim with exercises, this book helps to manage—and take your life back—from anxiety. Schab offers practical tools to encourage awareness, intention, grounding, and distraction—all to help alleviate troublesome physiological, emotional, and cognitive symptoms. Use this book to create a self-care plan, and don’t forget to include the joy-and-pleasure alphabet!”
—Diane Havnen-Smith, LCSW, psychotherapist in private practice in Portland, OR ~Diane Havnen-Smith, LCSW
“Put Your Anxiety Here is wonderful workbook that guides the reader through the complexities of anxiety with a soothing, down-to-earth, playful approach. Lisa Schab offers multimodal strategies including breath work, creative writing, sensory exploration, art, and grounding techniques. The reader is gently inspired to work through their symptoms by engaging their thoughts and senses to gain control of their anxiety.”
—Julie Greiner-Ferris, LICSW, senior director at Riverside Community Care, and coauthor of The Yoga-CBT Workbook for Anxiety ~Julie Greiner-Ferris, LICSW