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Anxiety Relief: Self Help (With Heart) For Anxiety, Panic Attacks, And Stress Management by [Crawford, John]
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What Amazon UK readers (available on the Amazon UK book page) are saying about "Anxiety Relief": - 

"I found myself pausing for reflection often and really feeling that a weight was lifting"
"Totally eye-opening and very compelling"
"I have suffered from anxiety for most of my life and this wonderful book has had such a positive impact in a short amount of time"
"It's easy and even enjoyable to read, and he really knows his stuff. I'm half way through now and have already had so many 'ah-ha' moments, I would highly recommend it."

"Remarkable - and much to respect. An excellent workbook by a highly experienced practitioner."
"Sometimes, it's the right time to hear something and there were sections of this book that have really stuck in my mind. That is praise indeed as I can often get to the end of a book and not remember a thing. In fact, in the two weeks since finishing this book, it has inspired and motivated me to make some major changes."
"This is an excellent well-informed book which I would recommend to anybody suffering from the problems brought about by stress. In fact I think that there can be hardly anybody who would not benefit from reading it."

From the Author

Anxiety Relief is a book written to tell you everything you need to know about how to successfully overcome states of anxiety and depression, once and for all. But, this isn't just another book filled with nice advice or tedious anxiety exercises. This book will take you on a carefully structured and thoroughly explained journey, exploring exactly what anxiety and depression actually are, and why, precisely, human beings suffer so deeply and frequently. Stress, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, and Depression are all explained here in satisfying detail using clear examples of the way in which the human brain engineers anxiety and depression as protective strategies against threat.
 
With this understood, the book continues by looking at how and why these protective strategies can often be triggered inappropriately, causing unnecessary anxiety and depression. One central area focused on here is the intensely human requirement for caring and valuing - love. I avoid sentimentalism here and explain in clear language why "love" is an essential ingredient for well-being and how it's absence can be a key causal factor for anxiety. With careful reasoning the case is made, that when we are in states of anxiety or depression we can find ourselves enmeshed in a war within. Not only are we suffering because we are frightened or low, but we also then inadvertently add to that suffering with feelings of alarm, frustration, anger, self-loathing, and impatience. You might say it's fear of fear and depression about depression. This simply deepens the crisis and I offer practical powerful methods which can encourage the disparate parts of ourselves to come together harmoniously.
 
In addition to the need for resolution between warring parts of oneself, we also learn about the practical matters which affect our stress levels, and consequently, our anxieties. Positive methods to help us accurately identify our unmet needs, and what might be making us unhappy or anxious are shared alongside practical therapeutic tools for making the necessary changes.  There is great empathy and understanding shown here for the resistance which many of us feel towards implementing change. Strategies for making change possible, desirable, and ultimately actionable are sensitively offered.
 
Great therapy is all about understanding the natural resistances present in the human psyche, and offering palatable ways to work with that resistance rather than against it. After so many years working in the real world with anxiety disorders, this understanding has become second nature to me. It is not commonly understood though, and rarely shared. This book goes to considerable efforts to ensure that this important message is fully and clearly communicated, offering tools and perspectives as you read it which answer the questions you are most likely to ask.
 
Contrary to the popular opinion that anxiety is all a bit of a mystery, I propose that there are a finite number of reasons that people become stressed, anxious, or depressed. This book shines a spotlight into all of those areas. Whilst I recognise that there is no "one size fits all" approach to healing, the plan was always to offer numerous moments of illumination.
 
There's every reason to be hopeful but we need a realistic expectation for recovery. This is the organic "no hype" approach. It's not offered as a quick fix. It's for people who want a serious and thorough answer to the serious problem of anxiety.  
 
Anxiety Relief is written in a style which is both engaging and light, despite the serious nature of the subject matter. Every page is filled with the encouragement you need to find the strength and courage necessary to know in your heart that Anxiety Relief is within reach, and then of course...to get it done! 

Product details

  • File Size: 4339 KB
  • Print Length: 315 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1546636587
  • Publisher: John Crawford; 2 edition (April 14, 2016)
  • Publication Date: April 14, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01EAZN8HM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #915,562 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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