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A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods
     

A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods

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by Stan Popovich
 

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Are you tired of struggling with fear, anxiety, and depression?

Anxiety, depression, addictions, fears, and other mental health issues can wreak havoc in your life... but they don't have to.

This book provides over 100 proven, easy-to-use methods that you can use TODAY to start overcoming your mental challenges, as well as guidance on how to pick the

Overview

Are you tired of struggling with fear, anxiety, and depression?

Anxiety, depression, addictions, fears, and other mental health issues can wreak havoc in your life... but they don't have to.

This book provides over 100 proven, easy-to-use methods that you can use TODAY to start overcoming your mental challenges, as well as guidance on how to pick the ones that are right for you.

Each technique is backed by real-life examples, and explained in terms that a layperson can easily understand.

This book has helped thousands of people to overcome their fear and pain within months instead of years, and it has saved many people hundreds or even thousands of dollars in counseling bills.

Please read the 400 customer reviews of this popular book for more information on how this book can give you anxiety relief.

Inside, you'll discover...

- What to do when someone you know struggles with fear, anxiety, or depression
- How to stop persistent worrying and manage your daily stresses with ease and confidence
- How to overcome panic attacks, fear of loneliness, and the fear of the unknown
- How to talk to others about your mental health issues
- Why alcohol and drugs won't solve your problems and what to do instead
- How to convince an addict to get help
- Why suicide is never the answer and how to prevent it
- How to find and heal the source of your fears and phobias

- And much more!

If you're ready to stop struggling with mental health issues and expensive counseling, get your copy of this affordable and life-changing book.

Editorial Reviews

Counselor - Mark Myers
Counselor Mark Myers reviewed my book and said, "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear "is a great self-help book. I have been a Counselor for many years now and I use some of the same suggestions and tactics in my practice and you didn't have to pay $55.00 or more an hour to hear them!"
Mark Myers
Counselor Mark Myers reviewed my book and said, "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear "is a great self-help book. I have been a Counselor for many years now and I use some of the same suggestions and tactics in my practice and you didn't have to pay $55.00 or more an hour to hear them!"
Cheryl Heinrichs
Stanley Popovich provides basic but exceptionally valuable steps in learning how to personally manage negative situations. Along with detailed stories the reader is provided with websites dealing with fear, twelve pertinent suggestions and several Biblical scriptures that provide support. This Book Is Highly Recommended and is the first step to the rest of your life.
Allbooks Review - Cheryl Heinrichs
Stanley Popovich provides basic but exceptionally valuable steps in learning how to personally manage negative situations. Along with detailed stories the reader is provided with websites dealing with fear, twelve pertinent suggestions and several Biblical scriptures that provide support. This Book Is Highly Recommended and is the first step to the rest of your life.
Amazon - Michael Bennett
The author has assembled some good practical advice for the reader who is wants to learn some simple and practical approaches to addressing issues of fear in his or her life. The book includes suggestions from a Christian perspective, from a psychiatric/clinical approach and describes other ideas for resolving issues of fear in one's life. The book is simple to understand and is an enjoyable to read. It's a ready to use guidebook for those who want to make a make a change in their life.
Michael Bennett
The author has assembled some good practical advice for the reader who is wants to learn some simple and practical approaches to addressing issues of fear in his or her life. The book includes suggestions from a Christian perspective, from a psychiatric/clinical approach and describes other ideas for resolving issues of fear in one's life. The book is simple to understand and is an enjoyable to read. It's a ready to use guidebook for those who want to make a make a change in their life.
Spiritlink Spiritlink
I'm always in search for resources such as A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear to provide, members of a local depression and bipolar support group, tools to help them manage their symptoms. Fear is one of the main issues that effect members either through uncertainties with stigma, medications, and life and death just to name a few. This book wraps everything up into a complete package and is very informative.
Amazon - Spiritlink Spiritlink
I'm always in search for resources such as A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear to provide, members of a local depression and bipolar support group, tools to help them manage their symptoms. Fear is one of the main issues that effect members either through uncertainties with stigma, medications, and life and death just to name a few. This book wraps everything up into a complete package and is very informative.
Amazon - W.R. Drinkwater,M.Ed, CADC-II
Kudos! A refreshing perspective that combines christian beliefs and the structure of cognitive behavior therapy that are integrated to create a method to effectively manage fears. Well thought out and written.
W.R. Drinkwater,M.Ed, CADC-II
Kudos! A refreshing perspective that combines christian beliefs and the structure of cognitive behavior therapy that are integrated to create a method to effectively manage fears. Well thought out and written.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016524115
Publisher:
Treble Heart Books
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
309 KB

Meet the Author

Stan Popovich is a Penn State graduate, and the nationally known author of "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear": an easy-to-read book that's helped thousands of people to confidently manage their persistent fears and anxieties located at www.managingfear.com

This life-changing book was inspired by his own 20+ year struggle with anxiety and fear, and his journey to discover the keys to freedom and emotional health.

In the Guide, Stanley shares his deeply relatable experiences, as well as the expertise of several professionals in the fields of self-growth and mental health.

Stan been featured on many TV and radio programs around the U.S., including ABC Radio Network and Fox News Radio.

Stan writes for many national publications such as The Huffington Post and Entrepreneur Magazine.
Stan’s book has accumulated over 400 positive reviews, many from professional counselors who use the Guide to help their clients.

Stan’s warmth and expertise have brought him thousands of fans on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more information, please visit Stan’s website at www.managingfear.com for more information!

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A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear: Using Psychology, Christianity and Non-Resistant Methods 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear - Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods is a self help book by Stanley Popovich that is designed to help readers deal with their own fears and anxiety. As the title suggests, the author asserts that one of the best ways to combat fear in our daily lives is by using a combination of three methods, namely, general counseling, having faith in God, and through non-resistant methods, which is a defensive approach to help reduce the fear’s strength. The book is composed of five chapters, an introduction and a summary. Topics discussed include critical thinking and deductive reasoning, positive self-talk, self imagery, and exercise. Asking God’s help to manage fear is also an important subject deliberated in this inspirational book. As we go on with our daily lives, we may experience fear and anxiety due to varying reasons. This is quite normal as we face the uncertainties inherent in human life. For some people, however, the feeling of fear may go out of control so that they cannot function properly anymore. Stan Popovich’s A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods is a must-read for everyone because we all feel fear at one time or another. This is a book that makes the reader understand fear and then goes on to present a brilliant way to manage it through a combination of three methods. The general counseling techniques include a wide range of methods in overcoming fear. Nonresistant methods teach us not to fight the feeling of fear, but to work with it. Asking God’s help inspires the reader to have faith in the strength of maintaining a personal and spiritual relationship with God. As mentioned in Luke, 12: 25-32, "Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you."
RGNHALL More than 1 year ago
This book was well-written and had some good ideas for reducing fear/anxiety.  I do feel that this book would be overlooked  by those who are not Christians as it stresses praying and relying on God to rid oneself of fear.  I am a Christian and appreciate the points but I do feel it would be rejected by those who do not believe.  I would hate for them to miss out on a valuable resource.   Stan does state that he is not a professional and that he is a layman who has studied and wrote from that perspective.   This book is short and easily read in a short time period.  Stan does tell readers that they need to seek professional help in cases of severe anxiety/symptoms.   I received a free pdf copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.   All opinions expressed are my own.
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ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Author Anna del C. Dye for Readers' Favorite I was curious about this book since we have all feel fear in our lives. I wanted to see where Stanley Popovich was going with it. What I found is that he described me in many ways. I enjoyed seen the similitude and the ways he helps the reader to take steps to become whole. Critical Thinking and Deductive Reasoning is one of the three steps that Stanley Popovich discusses throughout his book. Stanley Popovich said that imagination is a wonderful gift. For some, imagination has a dark side, generating terrifying thoughts and anxiety. It can distort thinking, feed fear, and cause worry by making it difficult to determine what is or isn’t real. When I was married for eight years, I remember waking my husband in the middle of the night to go to the restroom with me. I was afraid of going alone. It only lasted for a month but it was crazy to feel scared by my imagination.  In his book, Stanley Popovich covers “Understand what is causing the fear” and “A way to help manage fears.” You will be surprised how possible it is to manage our fears through the steps in this book. You will also find some referrals to places where you could find medical help if you need it.  This book is not a replacement for treatment nor is it intended to take the place of a professional diagnosis. However, it is a good start for you to manage some of your fears and give you the confidence to keep going until you can conquer many or all of your fears. I know that it could happened, because it has happened to me.
ProReviewing More than 1 year ago
A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Stanley Popovich presents his guide to overcoming fear and anxiety in the form of a common sense booklet accessible to all ages. Stan explores three different approaches to managing fear: practising general counseling techniques, asking for God's help, and using non-resistant methods, which, when combined, can serve as a powerful tool in fear management. Stan argues in favor of using critical thinking and deductive reasoning to manage fear, by first identifying its source and then determining its root cause. By establishing how rational a particular fear is, one can evolve solutions and options to manage it. Through numerous case studies throughout the book, Stan shows how to overcome fear and anxiety step by step. Providing not only his own insights into fear-filled situations, Stan also relies upon experts in the field, who express their thoughts about the problem. Father Howard Campbell, a systematic theology and divinity master's graduate, discusses how the disabling effects of fear can manifest as anxiety or a phobia, while Larry Sutton, a clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. in counselor education, reveals how to overcome anxiety in job seeking. An ideal text for any graduate beset with the difficulty of finding work, A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear shows how to break down the otherwise formidable task of job searching into a series of smaller, less daunting steps. Stan shows how harnessing determination and commitment can lead to the motivation to succeed. Positive reinforcement and self imagery is seen as a way through any crisis. This balanced text considers both the down and up side of imagination: the down side, as a source of fear, and the up side, as an aide in positive visualization exercises. Apart from considering the cognitive aspects of the techniques he explores, Stan also explains the importance of physical exercise to the development of a positive mindset. He encourages the reader, when in doubt, to consider both mental health practitioners and other experts in the medical field. Stan shows how using non-resistant methods empowers the individual to reduce the strength of what might otherwise be overwhelming fear, thereby making it easier to manage. Making friends with God and developing a foundation of trust in the Lord is the third option that Stan presents for the overcoming of fear. He explores the power of prayer both in and outside church, as well as the strengthening of will that comes from reading the Bible and other inspirational books. Holding a religious symbol can provide tangible comfort, too. Stan also shows how Father Howard has been able to counsel those facing life-threatening illnesses to find the root cause of their fears. Stan closes his book with a short list of organizations that can provide help and guidance for dealing with fear and other mental health issues, followed by some key Bible verses on how to deal with fear, as well as how to trust in God. He concludes by urging the reader to develop his or her personal strategy for coping with problems. In brief, within relatively few pages, A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear packs a powerful punch and is well worth the read.