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Edmund J. Bourne is an American self-help author, psychologist and researcher on anxiety, anxiety disorders and the treatment of anxiety disorders. He was the director of The Anxiety and Treatment Center in San Jose and Santa Rosa, California. In 1990, Edmund Bourne published The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, a self-help book[1] that won the Benjamin Franklin Book Award for Excellence in Psychology.[citation needed] This book is now in its 6th Edition. A forthcoming 7th Edition will be released in 2020.

He lives and practices in Florida and California.


Personal lifeEdit

Bourne spends the winter in Highland Beach, Florida, and the summer in San Francisco, California, with his wife, Tatyanna Peterson. He was born in Akron, Ohio, completing a B.A. in Philosophy at Colgate University and a Ph.D. in Behavioral Sciences at The University of Chicago. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the former Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago.

He is author or several published journal articles and chapter titles, as well as the author of seven books, including the bestselling Anxiety & Phobia Workbook. The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook presents a very eclectic, multifaceted approach toward overcoming anxiety disorders. It has sold well over a million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages.

For those people who enjoy exploring the world's most long-standing philosophical questions, such as the nature of consciousness, the problem of evil and suffering  in a universe presumed to be benign, the existence of Deity, or understanding the ultimate  scope of the cosmos (including such entities as  spirits, ghosts and angels), take a look at his website:

Published worksEdit

  • Global Shift: How a New Worldview Is Transforming Humanity (2008)
  • Natural Relief for Anxiety (2004)
  • Beyond Anxiety and Phobia (2001)
  • Coping with Anxiety, 2nd Edition (2016)
  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, 6th Edition (2015)
  • Healing Fear: New Approaches to Overcoming Anxiety (1998)
  • Overcoming Specific Phobia (1998)


  1. ^ Paddock, Susan (6 May 1995). "When anxiety becomes panic". Gettysburg Times. p. B5. Retrieved 2 October 2010.

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