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

by Stan Popovich

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A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear: Using Psychology, Christianity, and Non-Resistant Methods by Stan Popovich

Is every day a constant struggle? Are you overwhelmed with anxiety and fear all the time? Tired of seeing your loved ones struggle on a regular basis?

Stan Popovich wrote a very popular book that has helped thousands to overcome anxiety, depression, addiction, and other fear related issues.

Visit Stan's website at www.managingfear.com to read Stan's TV and Radio appearances and his article contributions to various national publications. Stan also offers a lot of free and valuable advice through his article and blog sections on his website in addition to his book.

How Can Stan's Book Help You And Why Should You Care?
• The book contains over 100 ways you can overcome your anxieties.
• Techniques are backed up with real life examples.
• Stan has over 400 positive book reviews on Amazon.
• This book has been reviewed and approved by many counselors.
• Many counselors use this book to help their clients.
• It is only 65 pages long. A quick and effective read.
• Stan is a layman and not a professional but has 20 years of personal experience.
• This book can reduce your suffering and give you instant relief.
• This book will save you money in expensive counseling.
• Stan's book has been featured on many TV and Radio Programs.
• Stan has 1000's of followers on social media who enjoy his advice.
• Stan's advice has been published in many national publications.
• Visit Stan's website at www.managingfear.com for more helpful information.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016524115
Publisher: Treble Heart Books
Publication date: 10/31/2003
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 190 KB

About the Author

• This life-changing book was inspired by Stan’s own 20+ year struggle with anxiety and fear.
• Stan has been featured on many TV and Radio Programs around the U.S.
• Stan writes for many national publications such as The Huffington Post and Entrepreneur Magazine.
• His book has accumulated more than 400 positive book reviews on Amazon.
• Stan’s expertise has brought him thousands of fans on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
• Stan has interviewed various mental health counselors whose insights are included in this book.
• This book was read, reviewed, and accepted by various professionals before it was published.
• Stan is an award-winning and respected contributor on the topics of managing fear.
• Please visit Stan’s website at www.managingfear.com for more helpful 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.