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Get over your anxiety and create a calmer, more peaceful life
Job loss, natural disasters, terrorism — with so many things to worry about today, your anxiety levels can easily skyrocket. This engaging guide is packed with techniques you can use immediately to overcome your worries and gain control of your life. You'll pinpoint your triggers, discover the latest therapies, and make lifestyle changes that will have you feeling better fast.
Understand anxiety — learn about the main types of anxiety, the toll it takes on your body, and how to break through roadblocks to change
Meet your anxiety head on — see how to transform anxious thoughts into calm ones, challenge your assumptions, and avoid "worry words"
Attack anxiety with biology — discover the pros and cons of medications and explore the latest biological alternatives for alleviating anxiety
Let go of the battle — improve your diet, exercise, and sleep habits; create calm in your imagination; and find peace through mindfulness
Zero in on specific worries — assess actual vs. imagined risks in today's world, prepare for unexpected calamities, and design a health action plan
Help others who have anxiety — recognize the signs in friends or family, assist anxious children, and offer support with love and without blame
Open the book and find:
Common symptoms of anxiety
Action steps for conquering your fears
Examples to illustrate concepts
Breathing and muscle exercises to help you relax
Methods for accepting uncertainty in life
Strategies for helping kids with anxiety
Tips for stopping anxiety fast
Ten ways to handle relapse
Signs you should seek professional help
Get fear, worry, and panic under control
Identify your anxiety triggers
Cope with situations that cause anxiety
Take advantage of the latest treatments and medications
Charles H. Elliott, PhD, and Laura L. Smith, PhD, are clinical psychol-ogists who specialize in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. They are the authors of several For Dummies books, including Borderline Personality Disorder For Dummies and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder For Dummies.
Great book full of a lot of help on the topic. Not finished reading yet as a thick book with a lot of things to process but very helpful. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Nicola
a good simple read on how to overcome anxiety in your life, and what to do about it, like this book alot.Published 8 months ago by twikkione
I'd like to like this book. However, like all the many other dummies books I've purchased, it is just too dang wordy! It is as if an agent said it must be x words long, regardless. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Peter McReynolds
I'm a big fan of the "Dummies Books" and because there are some members of my family who are having problems with anxiety it was suggested to me to purchase this book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Happy Shopper
This book is ok, if you have anxiety I dont see this book really help to much. It will teach you how anxiety works. Read morePublished 12 months ago by LiveStrong10
So far i've just read the foreword and Chapter 1. I am looking forward to reading and using this book, as I am going through a number of issues in my life. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Nancy D.
The book had some good information about this topic, but not much that I didn't know about. I was hoping for some more concrete knowledge about how this book could help me, but it... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Francis B. McKenna
I have read many in this series, but this one is a joke. It is more about just getting nervous. If you have a footstool with 1 short leg, it will work for that.Published on July 25, 2013 by Mark E. Cordner