The Anxiety Happens Guided Journal
Write Your Way to Peace of Mind
The New Harbinger Journals for Change Series
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
196 Pages, 6.00 x 8.00 in
- Published: May 2023
It’s time to claim your calm! Break free from anxiety with this guided daily journal—from the authors of Anxiety Happens.
Do you feel anxious or stressed out most of the time? Do you worry obsessively about what might happen in the future, or ruminate endlessly about the past? You are far from alone. For many people, anxiety has become the new normal. It keeps us up at night, greets us in the morning, prevents us from being fully present in our lives, and depletes our energy, resilience, and resolve. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
From two internationally recognized experts on anxiety and the authors of Anxiety Happens comes the guided journal, offering daily writing prompts based in proven-effective acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you make peace with uncertainty, and soothe worry, fear, and panic. In addition to “in-the-moment” exercises for staying calm, you’ll explore the underlying causes of your anxiety, discover how to move past your anxious inner voice, and learn to focus on what really matters to you—so you can finally move past anxiety and live your best life.
If you’re tired of anxiety getting in the way of the good stuff in life, the powerful writing prompts and exercises in this journal will help you find lasting calm and peace of mind—even when “anxiety happens.
“The Anxiety Happens Guided Journal is an engaging, intriguing, and spot-on guide to the peace of mind you seek. The book presents powerful skills to help you notice and then allow—rather than avoid—your anxiety, followed by skills to help you do what is important and life-affirming in those anxious moments that hold you back. I recommend this book for anyone who struggles with anxiety.”
—Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP, codirector of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, and author of The Anxiety and Depression Workbook ~Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP
“If you are someone who loves to journey inward and explore new ways to understand your anxiety and promote recovery, you must read and follow this book. The Anxiety Happens Guided Journal is a thoughtful, compassionate way to explore ways to overcome anxiety while living your values and building inner resilience.”
—Karen Cassiday, PhD, owner of The Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago, and author of Freedom from Health Anxiety and The No Worries Guide to Raising Your Anxious Child ~Karen Cassiday, PhD
“Simple, practical, powerful! This life-changing book offers a deeply compassionate guide to fundamentally transforming your relationship with anxiety. As you work, step by step, through the beautifully written exercises within these pages, you’ll learn how to take the power out of anxiety, and go on to build a rich and fulfilling life, while cultivating genuine peace of mind. Highly recommended!”
—Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap and ACT Made Simple ~Russ Harris
“If you have tried ‘everything’ to get rid of anxiety and it still won’t go away, The Anxiety Happens Guided Journal is for you. Let this interactive journal be your personalized space where you can practice stepping out of the anxiety roundabout and into the life you want.”
—Diana Hill, author of The ACT Daily Journal ~Diana Hill
“Lots of self-help books can be read, or unread, and left on a shelf. The Anxiety Happens Guided Journal is a book for you to use, and to take with you on your life’s journey. Living with anxiety is tough, and this beautiful, warm, and straightforward journal can help lighten your load and light the way!”
—Dennis Tirch, PhD, author of The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety ~Dennis Tirch, PhD
“If you’re tired of constantly fighting anxiety, The Anxiety Happens Guided Journal offers you a new way out: stop the battle! Instead, notice your anxiety, allow it, and move on! In this thorough and comprehensive workbook, John Forsyth and Georg Eifert offer exercises to help you to stop seeing anxiety as the enemy and start creating a valued life for yourself. Empowering and compassionate!”
—Lisa M. Schab, LCSW, psychotherapist; and author of nineteen self-help books, including Put Your Anxiety Here and The Anxiety Workbook for Teens ~Lisa M. Schab, LCSW