A much-anticipated update to the classic personal road map, full of strategies to understand, manage, and conquer your stress.
Do you feel a tightness in your chest and a racing heart anytime you have to speak up for yourself, whether in a large group or small? Does the very idea that others could perceive you as looking uncomfortable or frightened make those symptoms even worse? Do you vigilantly avoid potential panic triggers, and always think the worst is bound to happen?
If so, you may be one of the 40 million Americans who suffer from anxiety. Symptoms run the gamut from mildly embarrassing but tolerable to persistent and debilitating. While feelings of worry, dread, panic, social unease, and general anxiety are common, their impact is insidious, leaving sufferers feeling worn out and often hopeless.
This book is your answer. Drawing on fresh insights into the anatomy of the anxious brain, Dr. Wehrenberg gets to the biologically based heart of the problem and offers readers practical, effective tips to manage their anxiety on a day-to-day basis. From diaphragmatic breathing and self-talk, to mindfulness, muscle relaxation, and "plan to panic" strategies, you can learn to train your brain, conquer your stress and anxiety, and regain control of your life.
About the Author
Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice, a popular public speaker, and international anxiety coach. She is the author of numerous books, including The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques. She lives in St. Charles, Missouri.
Although her book and workbook are written for the lay reader, they are good resources for clinicians to have on hand. . . . Because both the book and workbook are user-friendly, this is not something that is going to make anxious people more anxious. . . . The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques is a realistic guide to help people work through anxiety provoking thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Ideal for the non-specialist general reader seeking to successfully deal with the enervating, disabling, devitalizing, injurious effects of untreated anxiety, The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques and its accompanying workbook are impressively 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, making it unreservedly recommended for personal self-help/self-improvement collections.
This book offers the key to unlocking the complex biochemistry of your brain and reversing your anxiety-inducing habits. Dr. Wehrenberg has done the work for you to create the right learning environment and organize the needed tools. Follow her lead and your body and mind will thank you with the peace and quiet you deserve. — Reid Wilson, PhD, author of Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks
This excellent book brings Dr. Wehrenberg's expert knowledge and clinical wisdom to anxiety suffered with clarity and compassion. Comprehensive and easy to read, she emphasizes the role the brain plays in anxiety, and more importantly, how one can then 'use the brain to change the brain.' This practical, mind-body focus will be immensely helpful to those who are tormented by anxiety. I recommend it with great enthusiasm! — Aureen Wagner, PhD, University of Rochester School of Medicine, author of Worried No More: Help