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Corning - Southeast Steuben County Library 1 152.46 WEH Adult Paperback NonFiction Book
Elmira - Steele Memorial Library 1 152.46 WEH Adult NonFiction Book
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Suffer from a fear of flying? Break out in a sweat during presentations? Experience a sudden panic attack when in a confined space, like an elevator? Whether you're struggling with mild anxiety or battling more severe phobia or panic, these are common experiences that affect millions of people. So what are the perennially anxious to do?

In ten simple techniques, this pocket-sized, anxiety-busting guide boils down the most effective remedies for worry and anxiety, whether chronic or in the moment. From breathing exercises and relaxation practices to thought-stopping techniques, worry "containment," effective self-talk, and strategies that put an end to catastrophizing once and for all, it's your go-to guide when anxiety levels begin to boil. Throw it in your carry-on, stow it in your briefcase, or keep it in your desk when you need a quick reminder of some easy techniques that can turn your anxiety from overpowering to manageable in no time.

Author Notes

Margaret Wehrenbert, PsyD, a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice and a popular public speaker, has written widely on the treatment of anxiety and depression.

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Library Journal Review

Psychologist Wehrenberg illustrates ways to relieve physical symptoms of anxiety, sooth the uneasy mind, and change anxious behaviors. Techniques for conquering bodily angst include going outside for a short walk or simply stretching, while ideas for mental relief consist of doing the worst thing first or remembering that panic is unpleasant but not lethal. To promote behavior change, Wehrenberg suggests controlling too much activity and rehearsing potentially stressful situations. A particularly helpful section lists tips on handling common scenarios that can be a source of strain: meeting new people, saying no, and vacationing. VERDICT Excellent for a quick fix with some depth supporting it. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
A Worried Mind, and Body Too: What Kind of Anxiety Do You Have?p. xiii
Anxiety Buster 1 Avoid CATS (Not the Furry Ones)p. 1
Anxiety Buster 2 Breathep. 17
Anxiety Buster 3 Use Mindfulness With Shifting Awarenessp. 31
Anxiety Buster 4 Just Relax! No, Really, Just relax...p. 44
Anxiety Buster 5 Don't Make Mountains Out of Molehillsp. 65
Anxiety Buster 6 Stop and Swapp. 89
Anxiety Buster 7 Contain Your Worryp. 112
Anxiety Buster 8 Think Something Different, Do Something Differentp. 138
Anxiety Buster 9 Control TMA (Too Much Activity)p. 161
Anxiety Buster 10 Plan and Practicep. 184
A Final Wordp. 209
10 Common Stressful Situations and Tips on Handling Themp. 211
Indexp. 239

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