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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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When worry plays a role in helping us to solve our problems, it does a fantastic job. So, embrace worry when it serves you. But when it becomes a bothersome noise in your head, it has no redeeming value and you need to kick it to the curb.
legitimate, resolvable worries that require action on our part.
irrelevant, repetitious worries that require no action.
From the Back Cover
Tools to kick the worry addiction once and for all.
Did you lock the door? Did you prepare enough? Will you get there on time? What if you forget? What if someone gets sick? Do you have enough money? From the little daily naggings to the bigger life-impacting thoughts,worry can consume us. It's time to flip our perspective on this mental chatter and recognize that worry serves a purpose in our lives. In fact, worry can be healthy.
In this groundbreaking and timely book, anxiety expert Dr. Reid Wilson provides us witha step-by-step approach to overcoming anxiety and worry by moving away from comfort, confidence, and security...and willingly moving toward uncertainty, distress, and discomfort.
Detect anxiety-ridden patterns by catching yourself in the midst of them
Use the power of perspective--"This is hard, and I can handle it"--to getthrough
Choose to feel clumsy, awkward,unsure, and afraid as a means for managing distress
About the Author
Reid Wilson, Ph.D., is an international expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, with books published in nine languages. He is the author of Don't Panic, co-author of Stop Obsessing!, and co-author of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents. Dr. Wilson is Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill, NC and is Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He designed American Airlines' first national program for the fearful flier and served as Program Chair of the National Conferences on Anxiety Disorders for three years. He currently serves as the expert for WebMD's Panic and Anxiety Community. His website, www.anxieties.com, is the largest anxiety self-help site on the Internet. Television appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, CNN, The Katie Show, A&E's Hoarders, and MTV's True Life. Video clips of his presentations and his training DVDs can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/user/ReidWilsonPhD.
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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.
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The Author of this book, Reid Wilson Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who directs the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center.Read more