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Why Worry?: Stop Coping and Start Living
     

Why Worry?: Stop Coping and Start Living

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by Kathryn Tristan
 

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Discover practical strategies to permanently overcome stress and worry from a scientist with first hand experience on how to truly thrive.

Knock fear out of the driver’s seat and take control of your own life through simple, proven strategies.

There always seems to be plenty to worry about, and worry we do—from nagging concerns

Overview

Discover practical strategies to permanently overcome stress and worry from a scientist with first hand experience on how to truly thrive.

Knock fear out of the driver’s seat and take control of your own life through simple, proven strategies.

There always seems to be plenty to worry about, and worry we do—from nagging concerns to full-blown anxiety. It’s time to stop worrying and instead create a more peaceful, powerful, and purposeful life.

Kathryn Tristan’s hands-on, solution-oriented book empowers you to break free from constant fear, worry, and anxiety. She shows how to eliminate automatic doomsday thinking and take back control of your own life. This no-nonsense approach draws from a variety of disciplines to offer a comprehensive guide for rewiring your brain that includes restructuring how you think, easy relaxation exercises, simple lifestyle changes, and transformative spiritual practices. Through personal anecdotes and inspiring true stories, including self-assessment quizzes and the latest science, you’ll discover the secrets to a worry-free existence, including how to:

• recognize and eliminate inner trash talk and negative thinking;

• create outlook makeovers to slash stress and worry;

• master sure-fire worry busters;

• and discover calm during chaos.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Why Worry? is just what the doctor ordered for all those who suffer from the devastating effects of constant fear and worry. Written by a compassionate scientist who has overcome the problem herself, Why Worry? offers instantly accessible solutions that really work!"
—CHRISTIANE NORTHRUP, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

“The experiences of my own life have taught me to never give up, to remain positive, and most importantly, to believe in yourself and your ability to overcome obstacles. This book not only inspires you to move beyond your fears, it provides simple and concrete ways to do it.”
—CATHY TURNER, two-time Olympic gold medalist in short track speed skating

“Not many people are talented enough to find their way out of the deep woods of anxiety as thoroughly and directly as Kathryn Tristan has done. Her success in overcoming anxiety demonstrates the power of the mental tools she has discovered.”
—CAROL S. NORTH, MD, MPE, professor of Psychiatry and Surgery/Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway and Life is Huge! - Susan Jeffers
"This book brings fresh hope and help for those suffering from anxiety and panic. The holistic and light approach makes you feel as if your best friend, who overcame her own struggles, is helping you do the same. If you are struggling with anxiety, I recommend that you read this book."
Library Journal
Ford (psychiatry, Univ. of Connecticut) and leadership coach Wortmann base their advice on the notion that stressful events trigger a change in the brain itself, and that they can be managed. They teach the average person how to prepare for stressful life events through preventative actions—standing back, orienting, and self-checking—and pave the way for a productive response to the stressor. Tristan (psychiatry, Univ. of Texas) writes to those who are handicapped by worry and anxiety. Using case studies, quizzes, and research, she presents a four-step program (being aware of choices, changing one's outlook, risking to recover, and embracing one's spirit) to eliminate worry. The books overlap in describing causes and techniques, but Ford and Wortmann include more about the biology of the brain and the neurological components for change. Tristan brings together the underlying principles of cognitive behavior therapy, spiritual and relaxation practices, and diet and lifestyle changes to master stress. Ford and Wortmann are a bit more clinical, but will be readily absorbed by the average person who needs assistance with tension. Tristan's work is friendlier to general readers and will help those on all gradations on the stress continuum. One can't lose with either.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582703879
Publisher:
Atria Books/Beyond Words
Publication date:
12/04/2012
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
398,666
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.55(d)

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
Why Worry? is just what the doctor ordered for all those who suffer from the devastating effects of constant fear and worry. Written by a compassionate scientist who has overcome the problem herself, Why Worry? offers instantly accessible solutions that really work!"

—CHRISTIANE NORTHRUP, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

“The experiences of my own life have taught me to never give up, to remain positive, and most importantly, to believe in yourself and your ability to overcome obstacles. This book not only inspires you to move beyond your fears, it provides simple and concrete ways to do it.”

—CATHY TURNER, two-time Olympic gold medalist in short track speed skating

“Not many people are talented enough to find their way out of the deep woods of anxiety as thoroughly and directly as Kathryn Tristan has done. Her success in overcoming anxiety demonstrates the power of the mental tools she has discovered.”

—CAROL S. NORTH, MD, MPE, professor of Psychiatry and Surgery/Division of Emergency Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Meet the Author

Kathryn Tristan has written and coauthored more than 120 articles in leading health publications under her professional name, Kathryn Liszewski, as well as published articles in mainstream publications, such as Parade and Psychology Today. She is a member of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and the American Association of Immunologists. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where she is a research scientist on the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine.

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Why Worry?: Stop Coping and Start Living 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Happyjack51 More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be really helpful. It easy to read and to understand and I could hardly put it down. The author gave clear insights into how to recognize when worry is becoming destructive instead of helpful. Her steps to follow to control worry and to change the negativity of worry into clear and positive thinking were easy to remember and easier to apply. Anyone who stuggles with worry and negative thinking will benefit from this book. It is a good step to taking control of your thoughts and actions. I feel better already knowing I am equipped to take charge of my life.
SCinSF More than 1 year ago
This is a FANTASTIC WONDERFUL very very helpful book. If I could buy a million + copies I would pass it out to everyone I know and every stranger that crossed my path. Great and practical ideas of how to make long lasting changes in your life and manage worry. Its like the precursor to anxiety books. The stage just before your thoughts bubble over from worry into full blown anxiety. I wish I could thank the author in person and give her a hug. This is the kind of book you keep at your bedside and read over and over and over again to inspire you along your journey to living the life you want and controlling the worrisome thoughts we all have. Ms Tristan's approach is real and principles and concepts are realistic and able to be applied by the average person--not just a few. Read it read it read it. This book can alter your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago