50 Ways to Worry Less Now: Reject Negative Thinking to Find Peace, Clarity, and Connection

50 Ways to Worry Less Now: Reject Negative Thinking to Find Peace, Clarity, and Connection

by Gigi Langer PhD

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Winner, National Indie Excellence Award.

“Langer speaks from hard-won experience in her valuable, heartfelt manual on curbing excessive worrying. Langer’s frank and empathetic tone will comfort readers, as will the practical steps she teaches.” --Publishers Weekly (BookLife)

Thirty years ago, Gigi Langer was a prisoner of her worries who used alcohol, romance, and professional accomplishments to soothe her frayed nerves. When she stopped drinking, she began applying tools from therapy, recovery programs, scientific research, and a variety of philosophical and spiritual teachings to overcome her anxieties and stress.

Worry Less Now offers four life strategies and 50 eclectic tools to dissolve the “whispered lies” of negative self-talk. Although many books address negative thinking, very few give the reader step-by-step directions on how to defeat it. Others simply advocate a single approach.

With candor and humor, Langer describes a wide variety of strategies that helped her and others defeat dysfunctional relationships, perfectionism, addiction, and worry about loved ones. As an award-winning writer and professor, Langer skillfully shares compelling stories and exercises that empower readers to:

-MANAGE life’s most difficult challenges with calm wisdom

-CREATE healthy relationships that blossom and thrive

-FULFILL their dreams through positive thinking

-SERVE others in their personal growth

Regardless of the situation, Worry Less Now will help you gain peace, clarity, and wisdom.

RAVE REVIEWS

“Even though I have been in recovery for more than four decades, and didn't think another self-help book would make it to my treasured list, I was wrong. This book is a winner.” --Karen Casey, best-selling author of Each Day a New Beginning (Hazelden)

“Langer’s homing in on all the aspects of negative self-talk and worry add breadth to her advice and make it a powerful tool for readers.” – Library Journal

“Highly recommended for anyone who worries too much, lives too hard a life, and searches for a better way.” -- Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999122006
Publisher: Possum Hill Press
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Pages: 162
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Thirty years ago, I used alcohol, romance, and professional accomplishments to soothe my frayed nerves. When I quit drinking, I was left with only my fears and worries. Over time, I discovered effective tools from therapy, recovery programs, scientific research, and a variety of philosophical and spiritual teachings. "Worry Less Now" describes how I and others have defeated the faulty thinking leading to dysfunctional relationships, perfectionism, addiction, and worry about loved ones. I've made it very practical so you can use the tools, too. They work!
Formerly crowned the "Queen of Worry," I've resigned my post. I now live a very happy life with good friends, a wonderful husband, and my cat, Murphy. Although I haven't had a drug or drink for over 30 years, I do occasionally overindulge in Ghirardelli chocolate and historical novels. And maybe a little bit of golf!
I hold a PhD in Psychological Studies in Education and an MA in Psychology, both from Stanford University. As a professor, I won several awards for teaching, and (as Georgea M. Langer) co-authored four books for educators as well as hundreds of articles on professional growth. Through speeches, retreats, and workshops, I've helped thousands of people improve their lives at home and at work.
This book began as a memoir chronicling my three short marriages, career as a professional horseback rider, and adventures hitchhiking across the north of Spain--all before I turned 38. Instead, I offer you the tools to find peace of mind, clarity, and healthy connections during your tough times. I wish the best for you and your loved ones.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Will It Work? xii

"I've Done This Too Many Times" xiii

What Happened? xiv

My Hope for You xvi

Chapter 1 Four Powerful Strategies to Overcome Worry 1

Those Pesky Whispered Lies 2

Reject Worry's Lies to Find Peace 3

Free Up Your Life Force 5

Saved by the Four Strategies 6

We Can't Do It Alone 8

Summary 15

Chapter 2 Getting Honest about Your Worries. Strategy One 17

What Denial? 18

Who's Not Good Enough? 19

It's Not My Fault! 22

The Deceit of Whispered Lies 23

You Can Make It! 26

Right Here. Right Now 28

Summary 31

Chapter 3 Claiming Positive Power. Strategy Two 33

I'm Not Safe! 34

A Power Greater Than Worry 35

Love Is Stronger Than Fear 37

Cuddle Up to Your Power 41

You Can Change Your Mind! 44

Summary 47

Chapter 4 Choosing a New Future. Strategy Three 49

My Dream Comes True 50

Choice 1 Declare Your Dream 52

Choice 2 Let Go of Attachment 56

Choice 3 Get to Work 58

Summary 67

Chapter 5 Using Growth Practices to Recover Your True Self. Strategy Four 69

A New Pair of Glasses 70

Is It Really in Perfect Order? 73

Layer 1 Addiction 74

Layer 2 Dysfunctional Family 75

Layer 3 The Big Secret 79

Trust the Process 83

Summary 88

Chapter 6 Healing Your Relationships 89

Oh No! Not This! 90

It Gets Worse 98

You Can Let Go of the Past 103

Summary 108

Chapter 7 Reaping the Rewards: Peace, Clarity, Connection 109

Peace of Mind: Trust Life 111

Clarity: Fulfill Your Dreams 112

Connection: Give and Receive Love 114

Keep Growing 119

Parting Words 121

Appendix A The Radical Forgiveness Worksheet 123

Appendix B Four Strategies and 50 Tools to Worry Less Now 129

Appendix C Suggested Resources 133

Personal Development 133

Alcoholism, Addiction, Family Codependence 135

Bibliography 137

About the Author 143

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