The Anxiety Survival Guide: Getting through the Challenging Stuff

Bridie Gallagher, Sue Knowles, Phoebe McEwan

Young adult non-fiction · Great for: Young people experiencing anxiety, worry or going through a difficult transition or stressful experience

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Illustrated by Emmeline Pidgen

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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.

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The perfect guide for young people aged 18-25, experiencing the changes of entering adulthood.