Freeing Yourself from Anxiety

Overview

Is worry wearing you out? Whether it’s losing sleep over a deadline, fretting about a relationship, or constantly thinking about what you “should have” done or said, anxiety makes life feel like a race from one overwhelming situation to the next.

 

Freeing Yourself from Anxiety reveals the real secret to reducing stress: not positive thinking, but possible thinking. In this breakthrough guide, Dr. Tamar Chansky shows you dozens of simple yet powerful strategies you can use ...

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Overview

Is worry wearing you out? Whether it’s losing sleep over a deadline, fretting about a relationship, or constantly thinking about what you “should have” done or said, anxiety makes life feel like a race from one overwhelming situation to the next.

 

Freeing Yourself from Anxiety reveals the real secret to reducing stress: not positive thinking, but possible thinking. In this breakthrough guide, Dr. Tamar Chansky shows you dozens of simple yet powerful strategies you can use at any time to transform your anxious thoughts, conquer perfectionism and procrastination, and improve the way your brain reacts to stress, even without medication.

For anyone suffering with an anxiety disorder or depression, or who simply wants to handle everyday challenges more optimally and successfully, Dr. Chansky’s innovative program will help you breathe easier. Get ready to feel calm, confident, more like yourself again—and free to create the life you want.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455121465
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Format: Other

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Story Is in the Telling and You Can Improve the Story ix

Part I Getting to Know Your Mind and How to Change It

1 Your Mind Under New Management 3

2 Getting Better at Risk and Uncertainty 13

3 Positive Thinking? Negative Thinking? Accurate Thinking 37

Part II The Four Steps: The Master Plan for Overcoming Anxious Thinking to Create the Life You Want

4 Step One: Pause and Relabel (or, Don't Believe Everything You Think) 57

5 Step Two: Get Specific: Narrow Down the Problem to the One Thing That Really Matters 73

6 Step Three: Optimize: Rethink What's Possible and Broaden Your Choices 93

7 Step Four: Mobilize: Don't Just Stand There, Do Something! 113

8 The Anxiety Disorders: When You Need More Help 133

Part III Additional Tools to Free Yourself

9 How to Overcome Your Fear of Anxious and Negative Feelings 155

10 Rounding Up Your Strengths 171

11 Disappointment Proofing: Having Better Expectations 187

12 Cultivating Empathy, Compassion, and Gratitude 207

Part IV Shortcuts: How to Find Your Way Through the Detours of Life

13 Thinking Differently About Anger, Jealousy, Loss, and Shame 227

14 How to Think Your Way Out of Procrastination, Perfectionism, Failure, and Criticism 257

Epilogue: Freeing Yourself for (Everyone's) Good 283

Acknowledgments 289

Index 293

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