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As someone who struggles with anxiety far more frequently than I'd like to admit, I actually thought this was quite good. Bourne and Garano take a holistic approach to dealing with worry that is intuitive and helpful in large part because it is so rooted in common sense. Its effectiveness presumably is dependent on the reader. There's little in this slender book that you can't figure out on your own, but I suppose anyone who's got it all down already isn't suffering from anxiety issues. It makes...
This is a good book for finding help to cope with anxiety. It was a short book that helped me learn more about the forms of anxiety and how they may present themselves. The coping exercises helped me a lot and let me learn that there are other ways, besides medication, to help calm my anxiety. It was hard to read cause it wasn't thrilling material, but it was full of information, methods, and suggestions and were very rewarding to me.
Easily digestible and actionable tips for helping anxiety. Highly recommend.
This was a quick read, with oodles of good ideas and pointers for getting through periods of anxiety. If you ever suffer through difficult times where your worrying brain gets the best of you, I recommend you pick this one up.
This is a really helpful and sensible little book.
Good, helpful things in here. Obviously not everything works for everyone, but they throw plenty of coping ideas at you and a few are bound to work.
I'd call this an excellent "for Beginners" book. While all of it was a retread for me, Bourne sometimes explained things better than I had gotten from other sources.
If I could give this one 10 or 15 stars I would. What a great book! I am currently doing a study of anxiety-related coping mechanisms. This book has some new things that I have not come across elsewhere. Most books suggest that you examine your thoughts and ask yourself “what is the likelihood that this bad thing will happen or that this bad thing is true?” This one points out that instead of that you might want to ask “is this thought helpful?“I’ve been frustrated with asking if a fear is true
This is a very short and practical book about a variety of techniques for trying to cope with anxiety. Not all of the chapters resonated with me - the one on exercise felt very generic, and seemed like it was written by someone who had little or no experience with aerobic exercise. I also felt that chapter on nutrition was pretty generic as well, and the authors suggested some things for which I think there's little scientific support. That said this book does offer a fairly long and complete me...
I believe the book will help a lot of people to copy with the anxiety and know more about what is the definition of anxiety. I figure out that there are a lot of efforts spent to research about anxiety in order to help people out. Anxiety is not simple as I thought before and it can leave serious consequences if we do not know the proper treatments. It also gives us a logical look and let us understand more about the feelings of people with anxiety.
Really straightforward techniques on how to get in control of worry, it was a fast read and contained a ton of good tips on how to set healthy coping habits. In short, there is no magic cure for anxiety, but there are ways to help shift negative toxic thoughts to more positive affirmations. It's definitely a book I can see myself going back to when I need help with my anxiety.
I think Bourne succeeds here in covering a lot in just a few short chapters. Several helpful coping strategies and exercises. Just what I was looking for. Although I have a feeling he veered slightly off science in the nutrition chapter so be warned.
Really informative, helpful and straight to the point.
Some good & not so good advice.
Excellent, non-medication oriented suggestions are in this book designed for improving anxiety in social situations. A great read.
*3.5*This was just a quick little book that had a few tips that I might use in the future.
The deep breathing exercise was useful. Also liked the discussion on various herbs to treat anxiety.
very practical book. came recommended through Kevin Cox - GE's Chief HR officer
This is a nice, quick reference for coping skills and different steps to work through anxiety. I think this is good to have on hand to refer to as you work through anxiety. There are some good resources in the back of the for further reading on specific areas.
This little book, at 150 small pages in roughly quarto size, lives up to its name, when you take it at its word. This is not a book about dealing with the root causes of anxiety, nor is this a book about placing the blame for anxiety on anyone or anything, nor is this even a book about those who deal with serious and crippling anxiety, for which the authors recommend professional help. No, this is a book about coping with anxiety, dealing with the symptoms and making the best of it. While the bo...
Coping with Anxiety is a handy, practical resource for someone interested in overcoming and coping with general and/or specific anxiety at any level whether periodic or clinical. It is a pragmatic resource for the helpee and the helper, the practitioner who seeks to offer a useful text to a client (bibliotherapy), a group or simply as a go to reference in one’s library. I highly recommend this to social workers, life coaches, chaplains, pastors, teachers and caregivers. This practical usefulness...
I won a copy of this book from goodreads. The following is my review.There a lot of helpful techniques in this book to help you relax and cope with anxiety . However there is no gold stand and so not everyone will benefit from them, especially if they don't do them correctly. I did find the breathing exercises very relaxing . While you don't have to suffer from anxiety or stress or fears to benefit from this book, it is a nice book to reference if you need help with those.I am not quite in agree...
I'm ambivalent about this one. The first 2-3 chapters were very helpful and had a lot of good information about breathing techniques and muscle relaxation. But the chapter on nutrition was actually pretty bad and included recommendations that are considered to be "quackery" by most medical and nutrition professionals. This book is geared mostly towards people with severe anxiety disorders so I'm finding myself skimming over a lot of parts.
This is my "go-to" book when my anxiety starts acting up. It's simple, concise, and easy to understand. It provides a well-rounded solution to anxiety using cognitive, situational, behavioral, and clinical approaches. It's basically everything you could learn from years of therapy in one little book.
I didn't really learn anything new from this book. It was simply a rehashing of things I've been told hundreds of times. This may be helpful to those who are starting their search for coping methods, but it just wasn't very useful to me.
A reread for me since it's been a few years since I first read it. When I initially read this it was before I'd been diagnosed with having anxiety. A lot of what is in here is what my therapist worked with me on so it's great having a reminder of what I can do when that flares up.
My anxiety disorder is a part of my life and in the depth of it I needed this guidance! It is a fabulous book!!!!
"If the worst happens, what could I do to cope."
I won this in a Goodreads giveaway. There are good strategies and advice here for dealing with the anxieties that most of us have.
I do enjoy a simple, short, clear and smart self-help book.