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 againand free to create the life you want.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Psychologist Tamar Chansky, PhD, is the founder and director of the Children’s Center for OCD and Anxiety and the author of Freeing Your Child from Anxiety. She lives in Philadelphia.
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found this book to be entertaining and very helpful. Perhaps much of this is obvious to others, but her insights were new to me. I listened to it in my car and bought the Nook version as well. It is common sense in a very useful form.
I am finding it difficult to get through this book. It doesn't take people's anxiety seriously and so far the main message has been, "Get over yourself" or "Tell yourself not to think about bad things" This doesn't help anyone. I don't like it and if I hadn't paid for it, I would delete it. It was a waste of money.