Making Friends with Anxiety

A Warm, Supportive Little Book to Help Ease Worry and Panic
Narrated by: Sarah Rayner
Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
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Simple, lucid advice." (Matt Haig, Sunday Times best-selling author of Reasons to Be Alive)

A warm and supportive audiobook to help ease worry and panic, written and read by the author, Sarah Rayner.

In this new audio version of the best-selling book, Sarah Rayner tells of on her own experience of anxiety disorder and recovery and shares her insights into this extremely common and often distressing condition with compassion and humor. She reveals the seven elements that commonly contribute to anxiety including adrenaline, negative thinking and fear of the future, and explains what causes worry and panic to become a problem for many of us.

Illustrated by examples from the author's own life and backed by an online support group, since its launch in 2014 this companion to mental good health has helped thousands of sufferers across the world. Now it's been updated specially for audio to include exercises you can do at home, and dozens of bite-size suggestions from anxiety sufferers who share what's worked for them and a separate PDF with tips on managing the current health crisis.

If you suffer from panic attacks, a debilitating disorder or simply want to spend less time worrying, Making Friends with Anxiety will give you a greater understanding of how your mind and body work together, helping restore confidence and control.

A.... Draws on the techniques of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy

B.... Ongoing online support group available 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2014 Sarah Rayner (P)2017 Sarah Rayner

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  • TerryHeth
  • 07-20-19

A good listen

A good listen. Breathing practices and tips to help you think about why & how your anxiety is there.
Helpful music for gaps to breathe or rest. Then you can go back and listen. Easy to pop back a chapter too and relisten to follow on.
Author narrated and has a friendly voice, you know she’s been there too. A good listen

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-14-18

Fabulous book really helped

Fabulous. Really helped. Found it very informative. Have it as a really good book to keep

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  • SandraL
  • 11-06-19

Short but very helpful

Another short and concise book by Sarah Rayner, this time dealing with anxiety. As an anxious person myself I found the tips very helpful, and I can see myself listening to this book several times in the future if anxiety takes hold and I need to feel calm. Sarah comes across as very friendly and has a very calming voice, and I liked the fact that she shared personal experiences. Thank you Sarah.

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  • claire l
  • 10-19-19

Right Book at Right Time

I don't normally go much for Self Help books there are so many that cover the same thing and not always helpful. However it was Mental Health week and I have been suffering more than usual so I decided to give this a go. I am so glad that I did.

Sarah is a sufferer herself but she has looked into the medical side and the fact that anxiety effects everyone differently. I listened to her Audio version and found her voice (she narrates herself) calming and understanding.

I loved that it was not only short but still broke down into manageable chunks because it can be hard to stay focused when I am struggling which she also brings up in the book. I large portion of it was very applicable to me and advice although similar to what I have heard before did bring it into a more practical applications and reinforce something that I often need reminded of.

I think this one could help a lot of anxiety sufferers and I know that I will be returning to listen to parts of this book whenever I need a reminder. I am considering some of her other works as well but will look more into this once I have had another listen,

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  • Melanie Preston Lewis
  • 07-17-19

Helpful

At just 2 and a half hours long this is a helpful audio book, which manages to contain and divest a great deal of information. It was well set out, with the bell ringing just before a helpful tip and this will mean it will be easy to go back to and dip in and out of if a period of anxiety springs up. As the book is narrated by the author herself, it felt very meaningful. Ms Rayner obviously writes from the heart and from experience and the knowledge that a fellow sufferer has not only coped with her anxiety, but coped with it well enough to author and narrate a number of books, is a really good tonic for anxiety sufferers.

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  • Lindsay
  • 07-13-19

A perfect little friend to keep In your pocket

This book feels like a sit down with a good friend when you need to clear the bad thoughts from your head. It’s full of great help and advice for anyone going through anxiety in any form without feeling like it’s preaching at you.

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  • TAG
  • 12-05-18

Not for me

I found this is focused on the practical elements of anxiety, how to mitigate and manage physical symptoms. The little sounds for different types of information where good for getting attention, but a bit patronising.