10 Simple Solutions to Worry: How to Calm Your Mind, Relax Your Body, and Reclaim Your Life

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We all worry about things from time to time, but some of us just can't seem to stop expecting the worst even when our expectations are very unlikely to occur. This condition, chronic worry, is disruptive all by itself, and it can lead to other, more serious anxiety problems. This little book the fifth in New Harbinger's Ten Simple Solution series offers a handful of easy and effective techniques for getting rid of worry once and for all. Drawing on powerful psychotherapeutic techniques, this book is a succinct ...

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We all worry about things from time to time, but some of us just can't seem to stop expecting the worst even when our expectations are very unlikely to occur. This condition, chronic worry, is disruptive all by itself, and it can lead to other, more serious anxiety problems. This little book the fifth in New Harbinger's Ten Simple Solution series offers a handful of easy and effective techniques for getting rid of worry once and for all. Drawing on powerful psychotherapeutic techniques, this book is a succinct resource of cognitive-behavioral techniques for controlling worry and reducing stress. Exercises include self-assessments, motivation builders, relaxation training, and cognitive restructuring. After identifying and changing the negative thoughts that result in worry, you'll learn to replace worry behaviors with other, more positive and constructive activities.

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Kevin L. Gyoerkoe, PsyD, is codirector of the Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center, a clinic specializing in treating anxiety with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). He is an assistant professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where he teaches courses on CBT. Gyoerkoe is certified by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and serves on the scientific advisory board of OCD Chicago. He is coauthor of 10 Simple Solutions to Worry.

Pamela S. Wiegartz, PhD, was an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she taught courses on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and directed the obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) clinic for over a decade. She is a certified fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and serves on the scientific advisory board of OCD Chicago. Wiegartz is also actively involved in clinical research and is a cognitive behavioral consultant on grant-funded projects related to perinatal depression management and self-care. A licensed clinical psychologist, she maintains a practice dedicated to treating individuals with anxiety disorders in the greater Boston area. She is coauthor of 10 Simple Solutions to Worry. Visit her online at www.anxietyandocdtreatment.com.

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  • Posted March 2, 2012

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    10 Simple Solutions to Worry

    You can indeed be free of worry, even if achieving that goal is not quite as simple as the advice in Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 chart-topping song, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” Anxiety experts Kevin L. Gyoerkoe and Pamela S. Wiegartz explain their well-grounded approach to understanding worry and its impact on your life, including your health, relationships and productivity. Their upbeat little book packs a powerful one-two punch that illuminates and clarifies the basic elements of “productive” and “unproductive” worry, and then gives you specific directions for managing and even eliminating useless fretting from your life. Using “cognitive behavioral therapy” principles, exercises and techniques, you’ll be able to identify and change the negative thoughts that cause worry and begin to lead a more stress-free, balanced life. getAbstract recommends this small gem as a fine resource for working through your worries.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2006

    Excellent Self Help Book

    This is a very good book addressing a topic that effects everyone. After Hurricane Wilma destroyed my house, my husband and 3 children had our lives turned upside down. This book has helped us to cope through such difficult processes. I would recommend it to anyone. It is a must read.

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