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