Review :

Anxiety and Avoidance by Michael Tompkins is an excellent book that takes many complex concepts and makes them accessible to both professionals and those who suffer from anxiety. It is a thoughtful mix of cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. I especially like Tompkins' concept of "watching and waiting" as a strategy for coping with anxiety rather than living with future "what ifs". This book covers the concepts simply yet articulately and then provides worksheets clients can use for follow up to practice the skills covered. As a practitioner with over twenty years experience in the field, I found many ideas I will be happy to implement in my practice.

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