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Worry Paperback – September 14, 1998
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Illustrating his theories with the personal stories of and dialogues with clients, Hallowell provides a full picture of the ordinary yet chronic worry-problems. Thus, each presenting problem is dramatically rendered, and the ensuing therapies practically understood. Hallowell emphasizes the physical, not the psychological aspect of worrying, which helps stop the cycle of self-blame many worriers are prone to. When worry is no longer identified as a lack of moral courage, for example, but a natural phenomenon, it can begin to be managed.
The steps set forth in Worry: Controlling and Using It Wisely are practical and straightforward. First comes awareness, which, over time, sets the stage for new patternmaking in the brain. An entire chapter is devoted to methods of running interventions on worry without medication. Worry offers an articulate and powerful reframe of a debilitating condition that's as old as the human brain. By releasing the deeply entrenched habit of negativity, a worrier can step out of the cycle, and freed from phobia, move ahead. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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More About the Author
The major theme that runs through all my work is the magical power of the human connection, and the power of positive connections of all kinds. I also specialize in learning differences and have written books about how to deal best with attention deficit disorder, a condition that I regard as a potential gift, if it handled correctly. Having both ADHD and dyslexia myself, I am particularly qualified to help people with these conditions bring out their best
I welcome hearing from readers. Just send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my website at drhallowell.com
Top Customer Reviews
Overall I think this is a wonderful book. It is definitely a great starting point for those who know they have a problem but are unsure of how to start dealing with it.
I completely disagree with the reviewer who said this book would not be good for learning how to deal with worry. Its as if they were reading a completely different book than I did.
Dr. Hallowell explains that worry is natural and necessary, but because it ties into the potent human imagination, it can become hard to control in some people, and for various reasons. The author delivers his world class expertise in short chapters that are easy to read, though there is pretty deep information for the interested layperson.
Some examples of the insights I appreciated in the book include: not thinking of excessive worry as a moral failure, but rather a condition to be treated; recognizing the relationship between procrastination and worry, realizing there are basically two kinds of worry - adaptive, which is healthy and maladaptive, which manufactures imaginary dangers. A good quote on the importance of healthy worry: "Refusal to worry constitutes denial". Many modern professions reward healthy levels of worry (scenario recognition and planning), but this can get away from an individual when it becomes a personality trait (and some are born to it). Perfectionists are setup up for toxic worry because they do not feel safe enough to fail.
The overall plan of the book helps the reader determine if they should seek professional help for worry due to psychological, physical or combinations of these causes. There is a lot of reflective questioning and case studies to help you think deeply about why you worry in an unhealthy way.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A good book for people who are constantly worrying about everything. It has been very helpful for me by describing various methods to cope with and overcome constant worry.Published 4 months ago by B. Baldwin
Sixty-five million Americans could use this book. According to statistics, 35 % of Americans experience anxiety on a regular basis and 25% of Americans have been diagnosed with an... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Steven Haack
I only got to page 74 before I gave up. It was page after page of detailed patient accounts with little useful information. If you like case histories this book is for you.Published 12 months ago by Joan L. Bundtzen
He offers so much help for this with ADD/ADHD and importantly, his stories are deeply relevant to those who have it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bob HYN
Very good book lets you realize how little worrying does for you. Very good therapy.Published 14 months ago by Fred Dorfman
If you obsess about things you can do nothing about, this book is for you. Full of good insight and sound advice.Published 15 months ago by Mothlove
I'm on chapter 12 and I wish more people would read this book. It's a real eye opener.Published 16 months ago by shazad m
Accessible, practical, and effective advice for coping with anxiety. Neurological basis is emphasized, illustrated with vivid case studies of individuals suffering from excessive... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jeffery E. Decelles
Lots of real life examples and real world solutions.
The author takes a respectful and empathetic tone when talking about the people he has helped. Read more