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Edmund J. Bourne, PH.D. 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 that won the Benjamin Franklin Book Award for Excellence in Psychology. This book is now in its 6th Edition.
He lives and practices in Florida and California.
Bourne also has a long-standing interest in collective societal world views as well as philosophy. In his 2008 Book, Global Shift, he explores evolving world views and paradigms in current Western Society, looking forward over the next twenty years.
In 2013-2016, Bourne completed a series of essays on topics of perennial interest, such as the afterlife, the problem of human suffering and evil, the nature of consciousness, comparative views of deity, and future global trends. These essays will be presented in a forthcoming website.
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.
- Global Shift: How a New Worldview Is Transforming Humanity
- Natural Relief for Anxiety
- Beyond Anxiety and Phobia
- Coping with Anxiety
- The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
- Healing Fear: New Approaches to Overcoming Anxiety
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