Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick (Second Edition)

David Carbonell, PhD

New and updated!

Master your anxiety and regain your freedom to drive, travel, and do everything else that panic has taken from you, with proven techniques and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) exercises.

Panic attacks trick millions of people into fearing disaster and giving up so many of the activities they used to enjoy without fear. This practical workbook full of proven strategies and helpful advice on how to master your anxiety and panic is here to help you reclaim your life.

Author and clinical psychologist David Carbonell, PhD, uses his extensive clinical experience to help you understand the true nature of your panic attacks, including the vicious cycle of habitual responses that lead to debilitating attacks, how you can halt this self-destructive process and the many ways you can start on a step-by-step journey that promotes recovery. Inside you’ll find helpful methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) that will help you regain the life you want to live, including:

  • Diaphragmatic breathing
  • Progressive exposure
  • Desensitization
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Keeping a panic diary
  • Quieting the voice of anticipatory worry
  • Stepping out of the struggle with panic
  • And much more!

Now you can regain all of the freedoms you enjoyed before panic invaded your life with the research-backed charts, worksheets, and programs featured in Panic Attacks Workbook.



David A. Carbonell, PhDDavid Carbonell, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating fears and phobias. He is the also the author of The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It. He has taught workshops on the treatment of anxiety disorders to more than 7,000 professional psychotherapists in the United States and abroad. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from DePaul University in 1985 and has maintained a practice in the treatment of anxiety disorders since 1990. He lives in Chicago with his wife and son. In his spare time, he is the founding member of The Therapy Players, an improvisational comedy troupe of professional psychotherapists that performs at clubs, theaters, and mental health conferences throughout the Chicago area.

Paul AulridgePaul Aulridge won AudioFile magazine’s “Earphones Award” in 2014 for his narration of The Legend of Ron Anejo. When not reading, he can be found fixing computers and arguing with strangers on the Internet.