Reading can provide you with empowerment and alleviate your symptoms whenever you’re struggling with mental health issues. And when you’re dealing with anxiety because you had an accident that caused injuries that require extensive recovery, reading can make the entire process feel less daunting and provide you with the needed strength to cope.
Anyone who experienced an accident and is now dealing with panic attacks and excessive worry that they may find themselves again in the same situation knows how overwhelming the entire situation can be. It’s almost impossible to believe that there’s light at the end of the tunnel. However, therapy and a set of tools like reading and physical activity (if your injuries allow it) can deliver a sense of improvement and alleviate your symptoms. Books are an excellent way to learn more about your mental health condition, discover life-changing coping mechanisms, and understand what steps you need to follow to navigate this challenging period.
Anxiety comes in several forms and affects people differently. The root of the issue also impacts its effects, so it’s crucial to address it during treatment to improve your quality of life. The good news is that all forms of anxiety are treatable. The most popular methods of treating anxiety are physical activity, stress management techniques, psychotherapy, and medication. Depending on your state, you may have to combine these techniques to alleviate your symptoms. Reading self-help books that discuss the subject can help you discover effective tools mental health professionals have successfully used to manage the condition.
Here is a list of books that can help you alleviate your anxiety.
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How did we pick them?
The list of books that discuss the subject of anxiety and mental health is endless. With so many options to pick from, you may wonder how we settled on this short number. We discussed with mental health experts and then tailored the list to a few factors that may impact every reader’s choice:
– Therapist recommendations
– Science-backed methods
– Author qualifications
– Reader reviews
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Everyone passionate to learn about mental health knows Eckhart Tolle because he is considered one of the world’s most prominent spiritual teachers. It was only logical to include his book in the list of lectures that could alleviate anxiety because it enables you to connect to the present moment and tap into your true nature. It aims to help you find that place where your true happiness lies and explore it, so you can achieve peace of mind. The author explains in his book how your mind can trick you into experiencing anxiety thoughts and what strategies you can use to regain power over it and achieve a state of wellbeing.
After reading it, you may conclude that the first step in treating your anxiety is to get compensation for your injuries. In case you didn’t know, anyone who suffers slip, trip and fall accidents in the UK can claim compensation for their injuries and lost wages if they were the victims of someone else’s negligence. The lecture will provide you with the needed tools to feel empowered and enlightened and find the required strength in yourself to adopt a more mindful way of living.
First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety by Sarah Wilson
The ancient Chinese philosophy promoted the idea that it’s important to make the beast beautiful before conquering it. When Sarah Wilson first heard the quote, she connected it with her anxiety journey and thought it could become the first step toward healing. The author presents multiple anxiety factors and treatments in this book and interviews patients with mental health issues. She also presents the opinions of mental health professionals experienced in treating anxiety.
The lecture’s main idea is that to live with the beast/anxiety, you need to embrace mindfulness, meditate, nourish your body with healthy food, and learn to be grateful.
Don’t Feed the Monkey Mind by Jennifer Shannon
The book may have a funky name, but it definitely provides you with the needed knowledge to manage your mental health. Jennifer Shannon, an experienced psychotherapist, used her knowledge to develop actionable methods to overcome your anxious thoughts. She refers to anxious thinking as the monkey mind because you experience it when you reach a state where you can no longer control your thoughts and feelings. Shannon presents a series of mindfulness, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and commitment therapy techniques to teach you how to free yourself from the monkey mind by no longer fuelling it with negative thoughts.
Don’t Feed the Monkey Mind is one of the few books available on the market that encourages you to face your fears head-on to heal your mental injuries and regain control over your life. Only when you free yourself from the monkey mind you can become the person you are meant to be.
Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety by Robert Duff
If you don’t want to read a classical lecture, then this book is the perfect choice for you because it presents some innovative recommendations. The entire book focuses on the idea that reading about anxiety shouldn’t feel like a chore because the entire process will only cause extra stress. The author, Robert Duff, uses the book to speak candidly about the subject and weaves some humour and swearing into the discourse to keep you engaged and present the tips and information in an easy-to-comprehend way.
Declutter Your Mind by S.J. Scott
You’re not the only individual who struggles with negative thoughts. In fact, most accident victims have negative thoughts, especially immediately after the incident because they cannot stop wondering if they could have done something differently or if they were at blame for the accident. The problem with negative thoughts is that they can trigger anxiety or other mental health issues when you experience them daily. If you live in a constant state of overwhelm and stress, it’ll eventually affect your quality of life, so you should seek ways to alleviate them before they impact your lifestyle. The author, S.J. Scott, uses the book to encourage you to practice various mindfulness techniques to free your mind from overwhelming thoughts.
When looking for books to help you improve your anxiety symptoms, you should ensure the discourse and ideas resonate with you.