- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: HCI; 1 edition (May 3, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780757319068
- ISBN-13: 978-0757319068
- ASIN: 0757319068
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 47 customer reviews
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Stopping the Noise in Your Head : the New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry Paperback – May 3, 2016
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Addendum:This book is NOT specifically for just OCD, it covered different kinds of anxiety issues. My review made it seem it's only for OCD, it's not.
Thanks Dr. Wilson!
Reading the book is like having Dr.Wilson as your personal coach. He will teach you 4 basic strategies: 1) learn how to tell the difference between good worry (signal) and worthless anxiety (Noise), 2) How to use a paradoxical mindset ("I want this") to shift your attitude toward your threats and doubts , 3) Stepping Forward into the challenge and 4) Be Cunning.
Each section is extremely helpful and will help you in its own right, but of course, you'll be the most prepared if you apply the wisdom of all 4.
Personally, I found the paradoxical mindset of "I want this", to be the most intriguing, difficult, but effective skill to practice. I guess it wouldn't be paradoxical if it was so obvious. Practicing "i want this" keeps me positive and helps me to keep from retreating in the face of uncertainty.
I highly recommend Stopping the Noise in Your Head. The concepts are simple but effective.
May everyone that works at being proficient with the knowledge contained in this book, find the freedom to get your life back.
It is apparent that Dr. Wilson knows his "stuff" from a neurological perspective but the scientific descriptions are balanced with illustrations from everyday life so we laymen can understand it. In addition, Dr. Wilson's use of humor helps to defuse a topic that is, in and of itself, anxiety-provoking.
If you suffer from anxiety, buy this book and take to heart what Dr. Wilson writes. It has helped to quiet the noises in my head and maybe it will help you too.