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Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, and Fear: Practical Ways to Find Peace Paperback – July 1, 2011
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Are you always expecting bad things to happen? Are you constantly worrying about family members' health or safety? Ever feel weighed down by negativity from the 24-hour news cycle? In our world, it's a wonder anyone can escape anxiety. In fact, 40 million Americans suffer from some sort of anxiety disorder. Unchecked, anxiety can swiftly steal your sense of safety, well-being, and peace.
But you don't have to let anxiety rule your life.
Overcoming Anxiety, Worry, and Fear helps you cope with and eliminate anxiety. Its compassionate combination of common sense, biblical wisdom, and therapeutic advice will free you from constant worry. Trusted author Dr. Gregory L. Jantz will help you identify the causes of your anxiety, assess the severity of your symptoms, and start down avenues for positive change.
Gregory L. Jantz, PhD, is a popular speaker and award-winning author of more than 25 books, including Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse and Every Woman's Guide to Managing Your Anger. He is the founder of The Center for Counseling & Health Resources, Inc. (www.aplaceofhope.com) in the state of Washington.
Ann McMurray has coauthored several books with Dr. Jantz, including Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse and Every Woman's Guide to Managing Your Anger. She too lives in Washington and works at The Center for Counseling & Health Resources, Inc.
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Jantz opens the text with an Introduction filled to overflowing with every kind of fear a person might suffer. Aptly titled "One More Thing to Worry About," this intro to the topic at hand brings it home by addressing how commonplace most of our fears truly are. Jantz's descriptions will resonate with Christ followers in equal measure to those with no particular faith-based worldview (translated: everyone struggles against anxiety/worry/fear).
A smattering of Jantz's queries includes these questions for readers trying to discern whether or not they might find value in his newest resource. Jantz asks: "Do you ever find yourself fearful without really knowing why? Do you worry about a thousand little things during the day? Do you sometimes feel like you're smothering, like you can't get enough air? Do you wake up in the morning tired and irritable? Do you have trouble going to sleep or staying asleep? Do you avoid certain people, places, and situations because of how fearful they make you feel? If you've answered 'yes' to any or all of these questions, then this book is for you."
Jantz helps readers grasp just how cumbersome our electronic age has made our lives by giving us too much information too quickly, too often, and in too big amounts. For many people, living in a constant stream of anxiousness has become the only way they know how to live. The authors want to share a different way, a better way.Read more ›
Unfortunately many sources of anxiety are irrational in nature. We know that are fears are not grounded in reality or at least the reality is not nearly bad enough to warrant the level of anxiety we experience. Someone with generalized anxiety disorder may even have no identifiable object for the fear. The author realizes this, but yet proposes the same approach as if the fear had a real basis. Attempts to beat anxiety by these methods is often non-productive and leaves the sufferer more hopeless and self-blaming than before. It is certainly good practice to try to regain a rational outlook when faced with an irrational fear. And this often works for specific phobias, the one form of irrational fear that the author addresses with the well-known cognative therapy technique or desensitization. But generally the author doesn't offer a lot on how to treat anxiety when it is not associated with some tangible situation.
The book is basically a collection of case studies where some coping method was helpful, and the reader is basically instructed to go through trying them all. This can be discouraging and frustrating. If you have trouble in this area and buy this book, my advice is to check out the opening case in each chapter to see if it really describes your case. If it does, then that chapter may have something useful to you. If not, just skip it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this book twice as gifts. They loved this book and it is very practical to use.Published 3 months ago by Carli B
I have read this book twice and I can say with confidence this is by far the best book on Worry, Anxiety and Fear. It's practical but yet it explains the why and how of anxiety. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
So far so good; being a psychotherapist, I find it very educational and helpful. I have not yet finished it.Published 5 months ago by Richard E. Scovel
There are two negative reviews for this book and neither of them contain any real information. I assume the reason is that neither reviewer actually finished the book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by death_metal_accountant