Camille Brown, film director
As a creative professional, I appreciate these easy-to-use tools that can be applied to so many daily stressful situations!
Miguel Chavez, Actor, 'A.P. Bio' (NBC)
After reading Risa Williams' The Ultimate Anxiety Toolkit, I found myself immediately underlining and highlighting various tidbits of her advice. Every day I read her book hungrily with a devotion to knowing that she is helping me have a better experience of myself. Her book has made my life much easier! If you're looking for practical solutions for anxiety, purchase this book!
Christina Elston, Editor of L.A. Parent Magazine
Everyone is anxious sometimes, so everyone can benefit from The Ultimate Anxiety Toolkit. The exercises are simple, practical and immediate and the neuroscience nuggets tell you how they work. The affirmations aren't pie-in-the sky daydreams. They're statements you make come true with the help of Risa Williams' toolbox.
Ezra Werb, Educational Therapist and Author of 'Teach for Attention! A Tool Belt of Strategies for Engaging Students with Attention Challenges'
Williams helps us find the fun in combating our daily anxieties. It's a brilliant approach. Her tools spark our creativity and help us realize that small shifts in our thinking can lower our stress levels. Her sharing of personal anecdotes makes her relatable and puts the reader at ease. This is the sort of self-help book that makes you feel like you can truly change your life and smile while doing it.
Erica Curtis, LMFT, board certified art therapist, author of 'The Innovative Parent: Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art'
Can coping with anxiety really be fun? With this anxiety toolkit, it certainly is! Tools such as Task-Extractors, Brain Bouncing, and Shrink-Rays make scientifically grounded strategies easily digestible, creative, and even entertaining. Risa Williams has transformed an overwhelming chore of tackling anxiety into succinct, light-hearted, actionable strategies that are useful at any age.
Eden Byrne, LMFT (licensed marriage and family therapist and EMDR practitioner)
Williams' book is filled with imaginative, creative ways to manage all sorts of anxiety with concrete, clear strategies you can try. It's an easy-going read, and it has thoughtful personal antidotes that help make understanding anxiety relatable, and worksheets that help provide insight. I highly recommend this book!
Mike Sonksen, Professor and Author of 'Letters to My City'
Risa Williams is the ultimate battery recharger. In The Ultimate Anxiety Toolkit, she provides a step-by-step roadmap to transmute anxiety into accomplishment and fear into action. Loaded with neuroscience nuggets these exercises and short chapters provide practical advice for increasing confidence and writing yourself a new narrative.