Is this notebook a replacement for therapy?
This publication is not therapy or a replacement for therapy with a licensed professional. It is designed to provide information in regard to the subject matter covered. It is sold with the understanding that the publisher is not engaged in rendering psychological, financial, legal, or other professional services. If expert assistance for counseling is needed, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Other tools, tips, and reflection questions are also available to help you discover which therapist tools work best for you.
In case you need urgent assistance, here are some resources:
All Emergencies - 911
SAMHSA National Helpline - 1 800 622 HELP (4357)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1 800 273 TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741
How will this notebook help with anxiety?
The notebook primarily includes CBT, which an evidence-based mental health treatment considered the gold standard for treating anxiety. In this notebook, you will practice becoming aware of the relationship between your thoughts and your feelings, empowering you to challenge and adjust them over time. We have included multiple CBT resources throughout the book and appendix to also further support your needs. Other tools, tips, and reflection questions are also available to help you discover which therapist tools work best for you.
When should I use this notebook?
Whenever you feel anxious or stressed, but there’s no pressure. You can use this however often you feel comfortable, whether that’s daily or on an as-needed basis.
What is the purpose of this notebook?
The purpose of this journal is to help you feel better by guiding you through the tools therapists and researchers consider the most effective for anxiety and mental health. It is designed to give you full autonomy; you can start however you want, go in order or not, and pick up whenever or wherever. We generally recommend using the journal entries whenever you feel anxious or stressed in order to best identify, track, and improve patterns in your thinking.