Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Understanding Anxiety

Defining Anxiety
Defining Stress
The Problem with Anxiety
How Anxiety Might Affect You

Chapter 2
Determining Your Type of Anxiety

General Anxiety Disorder
Panic Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Separation Anxiety Disorder

Chapter 3
Practicing Mindfulness to Overcome Anxiety

Benefits of Mindfulness

Chapter 4
How to Use Breathing Techniques to Stop Anxiety

The Relationship Between Stress and Breathing
The Breath-Relaxation Response
Sympathetic Nervous System vs. Parasympathetic Nervous System
Breathing Exercises to Reduce Anxiety

Chapter 5
How to Manage Your Thoughts to Control Anxiety

Manage Your Anxiety by Managing Your Thoughts
What Triggers Anxious Thoughts?

Chapter 6
How to Manage Your Activities to Reduce Anxiety

Learn to Keep a Schedule
Find Out Where You’re Spending Your Time
Time Management vs. Managing Activities
Plan and Practice

Chapter 7
Ways to Find Instant Calm and Overcome Anxiety

The Best Ways to Find Instant Calm
Positive Self-Talk
Guided Imagery
Prayer or Meditation
Practice Gratitude

Chapter 8
Getting In Tune with Your Thoughts and Feelings

How to Deal with Unhelpful Thoughts
Understanding Your Feelings
Realizing Feelings Are Neither Right or Wrong
Recognizing Your Feelings

Chapter 9
The Importance of Sleep When Trying to Stop

Anxiety and Worry
Bedroom Environment
Bedtime Rituals
Yoga and Mediation
Daily Behaviors

Chapter 10
Changing Your Lifestyle to Regain Control of Your Life

Foods to Avoid
Participating in Exercise Therapy