Break Free From Anxiety - A Coloring Book
Written by Ken Goodman, LCSW : specialist in the treatment of anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. Frequent lecturer at universities including UCLA and USC. Author of The Anxiety Solution Series.
People can Break Free from Anxiety but it begins by looking at anxiety in a new way. Ken Goodman shifts your perspective, allowing you to see anxiety from a completely different point of view. Finally you can see and understand more clearly! Now the powerful strategy and tools you learn enable you to Break Free and live the life you desire.
Periodically something new comes along that is transformational. This book is that for anxiety healing. Instead of managing or medicating your anxiety, you will learn a natural solution. Ken’s use of eye-opening metaphors, practical instructions, and a step-by-step approach, makes this book easily understood by adults and teens.
Based on science and the proven therapeutic modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness, you will learn to:
- stop worry
- end panic
- face fears
- reduce stress
- sleep better
- boost confidence
- live your life free from debilitating anxiety and fear
This is more than a self-help book:
It will not only teach you what you need to know, it provides creative exercises, powerful tools, and stories of triumph that will give you hope and bring the material to life. It also gives you the newest tool in stress reduction: adult coloring.
This is not a children’s coloring book. Each chapter includes one intricate coloring illustration (22 in all) that reinforces what you learn in the section. The act of coloring has been proven to have a de-stressing effect. It requires attention to detail and focus on the present moment, rather than your worries. A study published in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association concluded that coloring lowers stress and anxiety levels. By focusing your attention, stress melts away and you fall into a calm meditative-like state.
More than a self-help book. More than a coloring book. This book combines the strategy and tools with the means to relax your mind and body.
This is the first every coloring, self-help book!
Praise for Break Free from Anxiety
Ken Goodman has an exciting new idea - combine evidence based practices for relieving anxiety with the newly popular adult coloring (who many find relaxing and meditative). He combines the two in a well organized and thoughtful way, adding a dimension to the typical self-help book that makes it more engaging and exciting. Ken's experience in helping those suffering with anxiety and OCD is translated here in an easy to read and useful way. This book is a wonderful guide to living stress and anxiety free.
Beth Salcedo, MD, President of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Medical Director of The Ross Center for Anxiety
The variety of lessons and activities assist readers looking for concrete ways to better understand and manage their own anxiety. The chapters are presented with Ken’s creative, often humorous tone, and examples from his clinical practice. A fun, useful, engaging book!
Luana Marques, Ph.D. Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry
Within these illuminating pages, you can quickly absorb the very best treatment principles we use today. And then, with Ken Goodman’s expert guidance, you will visualize exactly how you can put those strategies into action to win back your life.
Reid Wilson, PhD, author of four books: Stopping the Noise in Your Head, Don’t Panic, Anxious Kids Anxious Parents, and Stop Obsessing
Ken Goodman has found a creative way to navigate people through anxiety by finding engaging ways to teach them the skills they need, using fun examples, and coloring!
I highly recommend this book for anyone suffering from anxiety.
Kimberly Morrow, LCSW, Co-Owner of AnxietyTraining.com, Author of CBT for Anxiety: A Step by Step Training Manual for the Treatment of Fear, Panic, Worry, and OCD
I often tell my graduate students that being creative is a quality you find in the best, most effective therapists. This innovative book helps prove my point. Ken Goodman couples his clinical expertise with dazzling creativity in his new work, Break Free from Anxiety.
Marjorie Chase, LCSW, California State University Northridge, Dept. of Social Work
In this book, Ken Goodman makes understanding and overcoming anxiety simple and straightforward. His examples vividly illustrate concepts, making them easy to apply, and the exercises will leave readers with skills to effectively face anxiety for years to come!
Michelle Witkin, Ph.D., Anxiety and OCD specialist in Los Angeles CA
Ken Goodman's book is a creative, practical approach to overcoming anxiety. He offers a compassionate, imaginative, and at times lighthearted method to help solve this important issue in people's lives. The addition of "coloring pages" is a brilliant way to integrate both hemispheres of the brain in a therapeutic way. This book is a powerful resource for anxiety and I intend to recommend it to many patients... and do the coloring pages myself!
David Schechter, M.D. Author, The Mind Body Workbook and Think Away Your Pain
- 8.5 x 11 inches
- 95 pages
- Spiral bound so pages lay flat and you don’t have to hold the book open
- Extra heavy paper to prevent bleed through
- A free tear-out blotter page to put behind the page you are coloring in case you are using artist markers
- A cardboard backing to make coloring on the go easy.
- ISBN-13: 9780997504811