Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: 4 Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN 10: 0738214833
ISBN 13: 978-0738214832
Freeing Yourself from Anxiety reveals the real secret to reducing stress: not positive thinking, but possible thinking. In this breakthrough guide, Dr. Tamar Chansky shows you dozens of simple yet powerful strategies you can use at any time to transform your anxious thoughts, conquer perfectionism and procrastination, and improve the way your brain reacts to stress, even without medication.
For anyone suffering with an anxiety disorder or depression, or who simply wants to handle everyday challenges more optimally and successfully, Dr. Chansky's innovative program will help you breathe easier. Get ready to feel calm, confident, more like yourself againand free to create the life you want.
“Whether you’re a perfectionist, negative thinker or lifelong worrywart, it’s a good resource to get the ball rolling on a less-stressful life.”
Bookviews (blog), April 2012
“If this problem is one in your own or the life of someone else you know this book will prove a life-changing experience.”
Reid Wilson, PhD, author of Don’t Panic
“Surprisingly easy ways to change your worried mind.”
Daniel Gottlieb, PhD, author of Letters to Sam
“[A] gifted writer and clinician … Chansky takes the reader by the hand and guides them through the complex maze of thoughts and emotions in a way that is wise, compassionate, and knowledge-based. This is the gift of Freeing Yourself from Anxiety.”
“Shows how self-defeating thoughts and behaviors can be managed more effectively.”
“Picking up this book just might be the helpful first step we can take, changing what Chansky calls our ‘worry story’ to the life story we want.”
Spirituality and Practice
“The last section of the book contains a treasure-trove of material on coping with anger, jealousy, loss, shame, procrastination, perfectionism, failure, and criticism. Chansky proves her skills as a clinical psychologist with case histories of people dealing with various anxiety disorders. She really impresses when she offers wise counsel on handling these heavy hitters that are obstacles to the life we want.”
“Too much to do? Lots to worry about? Anxious feelings making you even more anxious? This book by Tamar E. Chansky may help calm you down. Though Chansky…includes a chapter on such conditions as obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, she also offers useful advice to those with garden-variety anxiety…Chansky has a lively, accessible style. Her concrete, often humorous analogies can help us fight our anxious demons.”
About the Author
Psychologist Tamar Chansky, PhD, is the founder and director of the Children’s Center for OCD and Anxiety and the author of Freeing Your Child from Anxiety. She lives in Philadelphia.