Overcoming AnxietyReassuring Ways to Break Free from Stress and Worry and Lead a Calmer Life
Understand, overcome and break free from worry and anxiety Bestselling personal development author, Gill Hasson is back and this time she's here to help with something that affects everyone at some point in their life, Anxiety. Worries and anxieties are familiar to us all. Worrying can be helpful when it prompts you to take action and solve a problem but unrelenting doubts, fears, and negative possibilities can dominate your mind, affect your ability to manage your everyday life and wellbeing, your sleep and appetite, your social life, and your ability to concentrate. But it doesn't need to be like this, there are ways that you can manage this spiral of unhelpful thoughts and difficult feelings. Overcoming Anxiety explains how to manage anxiety and stop it from taking over; it teaches you the skills you need to lead a more peaceful, stress-free life. Overcoming Anxiety: Provides practical strategies and techniques to manage your anxiety Discusses how to break free from negative cycles and move forward in a positive way Contains real-life examples from anxiety sufferers Explores what it takes to handle immediate anxiety events and longer term, low-level ‘background' anxiety and worry About the Author Gill Hasson is the bestselling author of the Mindfulness Pocketbook, Mindfulness, How to Deal with Difficult People and Emotional Intelligence. Gill teaches adult education courses in personal development and is an Associate Tutor for the University of Sussex where she teaches career, personal development and academic study skills. Gill is also a freelance journalist and writes articles on personal development and relationships for a variety of magazines, including Psychologies and Take A Break, and for a number of websites.
Introduction: The Age of Anxiety 1 Part One: Understanding Anxiety 11 1 The Three Aspects of Anxiety 13 2 Understanding Your Own Anxiety 29 3 Understanding the Way You Think 47 Part Two: Managing Anxiety 63 4 Changing the Way You Think 65 5 Taking a Mindful Approach 87 6 Managing What You Do 107 7 Using Solution-Based Problem Solving 123 8 Boosting Your Confidence, Courage and Assertiveness 147 9 Finding Help and Support from Others 161 Conclusion 177 Other Useful Resources 181 About the Author 185 Index 187
"The book presents the idea of informal mindfulness (different to formal mindfulness such as meditation and relaxation etc.) and tackling anxiety by not pre-living the future, but by staying in the moment." (Nursing times, 2016)
MANAGE ANXIETY AND STOP IT FROM TAKING OVER Anxiety affects all of us in one way or another – maybe you feel anxious from time to time, perhaps it's a constant low-level feeling of doubt and insecurity, or maybe anxious feelings become so frequent that they take over your life. But the good news is that there are ways to manage this spiral of unhelpful thoughts and difficult feelings. LEAD A MORE PEACEFUL, STRESS-FREE LIFE Bestselling personal development author Gill Hasson shows you how to overcome and break free from the often debilitating effects of anxiety. With practical advice, exercises and techniques throughout, you will learn how to: Understand how and why you get anxious Focus on what you can change, rather than aspects that are beyond your control Challenge and replace negative, anxious thoughts with more helpful, realistic ways of thinking Assert yourself so that you are less anxious about dealing with other people Break free from negative cycles and move forward in a positive way Find support by reaching out and connecting with others With small steps, you will identify ways of managing anxiety that work for you, so you can stop allowing it to control you and take back your life.