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A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear: Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods Paperback – October 31, 2003
"A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear" is a great self-help book. I have been a Counselor for many years now and I use some of the same suggestions and tactics in my practice and you didn't have to pay $55.00 or more an hour to hear them!"
"One Powerful Book That Can Change Your Life!! Within this book are the answers that so many people so desperately need to hear. There is hope and freedom in the pages of this small life saver!"
-- Trisha Bleau
"Stan has hit the nail on the head with his recommendations of a three tiered approach to dealing with fear. Very well put together and accessible to all ages."
-- Gordon R. Estes, Jr.
"The book has cognitive therapy and christianity woven together in a way that does not feel overwhelming or intrusive. Worth the read."
-- Ron Jon
"Popovich has written about three distinct methods of dealing with fear. As a licensed counselor intern, I have incorporated many of the techniques mentioned in this book; Believers and non-believers alike could benefit from reading this."
-- Satchel Pierce Stillwell
This book is directed to the common person and is very basic but extremely helpful. The book is divided into sections that address different approaches from general counseling techniques,asking God's help (Spirituality), as well as non-resistant methods that are very helpful. As a therapist I would recommend this book to my clients who experience anxiety.- Vinnie Fabber, LPC, NBCC
"I'm always looking for help for my clients that is written in terms that they can understand. This book does just that. Take it with you to your therapist & discuss it with them as basis for moving forward."
-- Hilary MacKenzie
"As a therapist, I have found that client's like to have a simplified explanation, one without all the psyco-babble. This book provides just that."
"I have used Stan's techniques with my clients. I would recommend this book for counselors, individuals, pastors or anyone in the helping profession."
-- Bonnie Roberts
"Very easy to read with practical suggestions. The clear and concise way it is written makes it a good book to which therapists can refer their patients."
From the Author
"A great laymen's guide to anxiety bolstered by a variety of approaches including both spiritual and psychological. Full of practical tips for helping understand and reduce anxiety. A fast and interesting read that I would highly recommend."
"I enjoyed reading this book because it provides many helpful reminders and techniques to use when struggling with fear and anxiety. The book is organized thoughtfully, and the concrete examples help the reader understand how the tools work."
"The book is divided into sections that address different approaches from general counseling techniques, asking God's help (Spirituality), as well as non-resistant methods that are very helpful. As a therapist I would recommend this book to my clients who experience anxiety."
"I can see how this book could be used in a small group setting as it offers practical methods to move through fear that could be role played in a safe environment"
"This small guide on overcoming fear makes several salient and powerful points. Popovich offers cognitive strategies - how to think one's way out of fear - in straight forward terms. He brings clarity and simplicity to interventions that often take full books to describe."
--Sarah Chana Radcliffe
"Kudos! A refreshing perspective that combines christian beliefs and the structure of cognitive behavior therapy that are integrated to create a method to effectively manage fears. Well thought out and written."
This is an easy, quick read for the average lay person or professional. I would recommend this guide to anyone in the helping profession or anyone that struggles with fear and anxiety. The author uses various examples to help people understand how to process and face their fears. A very helpful resource that I would recommend to my clients!- Andrea McCartney
"This book is an excellent read covering counseling, psychology and an element of spirituality. This book is concise, punchy and exciting. I fully recommend anybody purchasing this book as it gives people an insight and awareness of the power of ' fear ' and conquering it. An absolutely brilliant book!"
"As a Licensed Professional I highly recommend this book to people who are experiencing issues with Fear. This book is faith based and offers unique insight into battling fear in one's life. Although, it is a Layman's Guide, it has very useful strategies to help one overcome the challenges and struggles of fear."
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This book takes many complex ideas, and boils them down to the point where they are pointless. The entire first section of the book is dedicated to complex therapeutic approaches, which take more information than a few paragraphs to understand, let alone use in a way that will be helpful. The first technique described is critical thinking and deductive reasoning. The author simply states, "first, find out the source of the fear, then determine the root cause." Either one of these is extremely difficult to do, and the author does not provide any help on either. The reader must be able to do these on his/her own before moving on.
The second chapter, which is a page long, basically states there are times when nothing from the first chapter will work, and when it doesn't, do this instead. Again though, it does not provide enough information to actually help and explain. The last chapter is probably the most helpful. It talks about what to do when you really want help, and provides other resources to provide this help.
Overall, this book provides an example of the dangers presented when a non-mental health professional tries to explain mental health topics. While this book attempts to boil down many techniques to make them understandable, a layperson should not rely on this book because it does not provide enough information to provide actual help.