Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, and Fear: Practical Ways to Find Peace

Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, and Fear: Practical Ways to Find Peace

by Gregory L. Jantz Ph.D., Ann McMurray

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800719685
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2011
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 670,643
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Gregory L. Jantz, PhD, is a popular speaker and award-winning author of more than 25 books, including Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse and Every Woman's Guide to Managing Your Anger. He is the founder of The Center for Counseling & Health Resources, Inc., (www.aplaceofhope.com) in the state of Washington.

Ann McMurray has coauthored several books, including Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse and Every Woman's Guide to Managing Your Anger. She too lives in Washington and works at The Center for Counseling & Health Resources, Inc.

Table of Contents

Introduction: One More Thing to Worry About 9

Part 1 Understanding the Effect of Anxiety, Worry, and Fear

1 Is It Just Me? Anxiety Disorders, Panic Attacks, and Phobias 15

2 The Chicken Little Effect: Thought-Life, Hidden Assumptions, and Mistaken Beliefs 34

3 Life in a Vise: The Effect of Stress 51

4 More Harm than Good: The Effect of Self-Medicating Behaviors 61

5 Better You than Me: The Effect on Relationships 84

6 Never Mind: The Effect of Depression 95

7 Close Your Eyes, Plug Your Ears, and Sing La-La-La: The Effect of Paralysis 105

Part 2 Experiencing Relief from Anxiety, Worry, and Fear

8 Relief through Controlling the Volume: What to Turn Up and What to Turn Down 119

9 Relief through Refusing to Sweat: Say No to the Small Stuff 133

10 Relief through Learning to Relax: How to Work at Not Working 143

11 Relief through Exposure: Make Progress with Baby Steps 158

12 Relief through Being Proactive: Take Care of Business 171

13 Relief through Taking Charge of Your Health: Learn to Make Good Choices 188

14 Relief through Resetting the Stage: Write Your Own Script 200

15 Relief through Trust and Faith in God: Choose Where to Anchor 210

Notes 217

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