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

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ISBN-13: 9780999122006
Publisher: Possum Hill Press
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Sales rank: 686,149
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Thirty years ago, Gigi Langer was a prisoner of her worries who used alcohol, romance, and professional accomplishments to soothe her frayed nerves. After applying tools from therapy, recovery programs, scientific research, and a variety of philosophical and spiritual teachings she discovered how to overcome her own anxieties and stress. Through speeches, retreats, and workshops, she helps thousands of people improve their lives at home and at work. Gigi holds a PhD in Psychological Studies in Education and an MA in Psychology, both from Stanford University.

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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