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Outsmart Your Anxious Brain: Ten Simple Ways to Beat the Worry Trick
$16.95 USD
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Book - Soft Cover
224 pages
5" x 7"
New Harbinger
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Effective treatment methods for anxiety disorders were just starting to enter the mainstream when David Carbonell, Ph.D., began his career as a psychologist over 25 years ago. He’s been helping people overcome fears and phobias, and developing new treatment strategies, ever since. Blending humor, compassion, and acceptance with cognitive behavioral methods, Dr. Carbonell, a sought after presenter, has taught his unique treatment methods to more than 5,000 mental health professionals at workshops across the country.

Dr. Carbonell is the “Coach” at, a popular self help site, as well as the author of The Worry Trick (New Harbinger Publications, 2016) and Panic Attacks Workbook (Ulysses Press, 2004). He’s the founding member of The Therapy Players, an improvisational comedy troupe of psychotherapists, and a frequent speaker at annual conferences of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. He has a unique blend of CBT, ACT, Metacognitive Therapy to offer people with anxiety disorders, and the professionals who treat them, and it’s his goal for you to leave armed with an approach, and numerous specific tools, that you can use the next day.

Clinicians rave about David’s guiding formulation of the Anxiety Trick, the simple, humorous language with which he describes it, and the way he helps you translate it into practical, powerful interventions. Join him for a day and go home ready to use innovative new strategies for helping anxious clients, bypassing many of the usual obstacles to progress as you guide your clients to recovery.
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“Whether you have social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks, or another form of anxiety, David Carbonell effortlessly explains the common culprit in all anxiety disorders in this essential read. Sprinkled with good humor, practical analogies, and real-life examples, he offers strategic tips that challenge your worries and change your anxious mind-set. A must-read based on empirical evidence for anyone looking to outsmart the anxiety tornado from wrecking your mental wellness.”

Jenny C. Yip, PsyD, ABPP, founder and clinical psychologist at the Renewed Freedom Center for Rapid Anxiety Relief in Los Angeles, CA; and author of Productive, Successful YOU!

“This book will change lives. No one else explains worry and prescribes a clear path to lessen it like David Carbonell. His short, simple, and humorous book will help you understand how worry tricks you, while his writings give you powerful, specific techniques to reclaim your life from the anxiety that has been holding you back.”

Marilee Feldman, LCPC, CADC, founder and clinical director of Life Counseling Institute in Willowbrook, IL

“David Carbonell’s new book, Outsmart Your Anxious Brain, is just what the doctor ordered. David has distilled much of the recent literature on how best to manage anxiety into an accessible and very readable book. David has done an excellent job of combining the wisdom he has gained from over thirty years’ experience treating anxiety disorders with recent findings in the research literature to create a very practical book that is full of clinical insights and specific, concrete tools to better understand and manage anxiety. I especially like how David provides exercises to try, and then gives examples of how some of the clients in his practice have used and benefited from those exact exercises. If you or someone you care about suffers from anxiety—buy, read, and use this book! I’m eagerly awaiting the publication of this book so I can recommend it to my clients.”

Robert W. McLellarn, PhD, founder and director of Anxiety and Panic Treatment Center, LLC in Portland, OR; with over thirty years of experience treating anxiety disorders