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Show Your Anxiety Who's Boss: A Three-Step CBT Program to Help You Reduce Anxious Thoughts and Worry

Show Your Anxiety Who's Boss: A Three-Step CBT Program to Help You Reduce Anxious Thoughts and Worry


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Stand up to anxiety and take back control

Is anxiety running your life? Does it dictate where you go, what you do, or who you spend time with? Does it keep you trapped in a bubble of fear and panic? Anxiety can happen anytime, anywhere—that’s why you need simple, in-the-moment skills to stay grounded when worry takes hold. This user-friendly guide will help you gain the upper hand on anxiety, and stop avoiding the people, places, and things that make you anxious—and start living the life you were meant to live.
In Show Your Anxiety Who’s Boss, you’ll find a practical and direct three-step approach grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you respond to anxious thoughts, respond effectively to future challenges, and make peace with uncertainty. If you’re ready to live a full and vital life without anxiety constantly getting in the way, this straightforward guide will show you how to get back on track.
With this powerful book, you’ll learn how to:

  • Make useful predictions, instead of anxious fictions
  • Take action and overcome avoidance
  • Accept and redirect anxious or negative thoughts

“A wonderful resource for anyone struggling with anxiety.”
David F. Tolin, PhD, ABPP, author of Face Your Fears
“Joel Minden has taken wisdom from decades of anxiety treatment research and distilled it into an accessible, compelling book.”
Kathryn H. Gordon, PhD, psychologist

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684034055
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 03/01/2020
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 150,557
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Joel Minden, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for anxiety. He is a diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy; adjunct professor in the department of psychology at California State University, Chico; and author of the blog, CBT and Me, on

Foreword writer Seth J. Gillihan, PhD, is coauthor of Overcoming OCD, and author of Retrain Your Brain—a workbook for managing depression and anxiety. Gillihan has a clinical practice in Haverford, PA, where he specializes in CBT and mindfulness-based interventions for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety, depression, and related conditions.

Table of Contents

Foreword v

Introduction: What to Expect from This Book 1

1 What Is Anxiety and Who's the Boss? 8

Section 1 Useful Predictions, Not Anxious Fictions

2 The Anxious Mind: Friend or Foe? 26

3 Identifying Anxious Fictions 38

4 Truth or Fiction: Evaluate for Accuracy 60

5 Making Useful Predictions 70

Section 2 Take Action, Demand Satisfaction

6 The Satisfying Life 86

7 How Do You Avoid? 93

8 Antianxiety Mantra: Do It Anyway 109

Section 3 Accept and Redirect

9 A Mind You Can't Control 130

10 What to Do with Your STUF 143

11 Your Questions Answered 159

12 Become the Boss: Your Plan in Action 178

Resources 193


Minden resides in Chico, CA. 

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