Be Calm: Proven Techniques to Stop Anxiety Now




Be Calm is a must-read for anyone who struggles with anxiety. Dr. Weber masterfully distills evidence-based strategies for treating anxiety disorders into a delightful and readable book. This book is filled with expert approaches that offer something for everyone. Whether you are someone who is new to therapeutic methods or already knowledgeable about anxiety techniques, Be Calm offers strategies that engage everyone. It’s a book that can be read again and again, with relatable illustrative examples. If anxiety plays a role in your life and you would like to learn to better manage it, this book is the guide you need. As a practicing psychiatrist, I will definitely recommend this book as a resource to patients. Thank you to Dr. Weber, for giving us a compendium of tools to help us, well, be calm!”―Emily Aron, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital

“In Be Calm, Dr. Weber gives step-by-step instructions for implementing effective strategies for reducing anxiety and for getting more out of life. Her compassionate voice and relatable examples make it clear that she understands the many ways anxiety can take over and affect our health and relationships. A wealth of research-based and real-world-tested approaches are presented in a clear, digestible format. Best of all, Dr. Weber takes on the common challenges that tend to get in the way of implementing self-help programs, and shows readers how to build strong and healthy habits for managing anxiety permanently.”― David A. F. Haaga, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, American University

Be Calm is a life preserver for those feeling trapped in the rough, seemingly uncontrollable seas of the anxiety experience. Dr. Weber systematically breaks down the components of anxiety, teaching the reader in clear, everyday language not only what contributes to it but, most important, how to combat it in actionable, effective ways.”―Andrea Bonior, Ph.D., columnist and host of ‘Baggage Check’ for The Washington Post, and author of Psychology: Essential Thinkers, Classic Theories, and How They Inform Your World

“This book is excellent for anyone whose life is impacted or constricted by anxiety. It is warm, accessible and useful, teaching people concrete ways to change their thoughts and behaviors, using empirically supported techniques. I will be recommending it to friends and clients alike.”―Samantha Rodman, PhD, author, and founder

About the Author

JILL P. WEBER, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Washington, D.C. working with people managing varying degrees of anxiety. She also writes a blog for Psychology Today and has appeared as a psychology expert in USA Today, Washington Post, and CNN. Dr. Weber is the author of The Relationship Formula Series, including Building Self-Esteem, and Getting Close to Others. For more information, see


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