Fortunately, clinicians and researchers have developed and rigorously tested a range of effective tools for managing our anxiety including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. But I’ve always been struck by the accessibility gap. Even though we know of tools backed by hundreds of peer-reviewed studies, too many obstacles get in the way: available solutions are either difficult to use, not helpful enough, or too expensive.
Together with a few colleagues, I sought to create something to bridge this gap—a resource that would make it easier for people to feel better by building mental health solutions that are effective, affordable, and enjoyable.
This is not a magic book—it will not miraculously make your problems disappear—but it will help you reflect, direct your writing, and provide effective tools and insights along the way. I hope it will remind you that you are capable of positive change. Every page you complete in this journal is an act of strength and courage. I’ll be rooting for you.