The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change It

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The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change It

Format:  Paperback,

232 pages

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

Publish Date: Aug 2008

ISBN-13: 9780393705560

ISBN-10: 0393705560

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A strategy-filled handbook to understand, manage, and conquer your own stress. Anxiety disorders-grouped into three main categories: panic, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety-are among the most common and pervasive mental health complaints. From the subtlest effect of sweaty palms during a work presentation to the more severe symptom of reclusion, anxiety casts a wide net. Medication, once considered the treatment of choice, is losing favor as more and more sufferers complain of unpleasant side effects and its temporary, quick-fix nature. Now, thanks to a flood of fresh neurobiology research and insights into the anatomy of the anxious brain, effective, practical strategies have emerged allowing us to manage day-to-day anxiety on our own. Addressing physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms, Margaret Wehrenberg, a leading mental health clinician, draws on basic brain science to highlight the top ten anxiety-defeating tips. Everything from breathing techniques and mindful awareness to cognitive control and self-talk are included-all guaranteed to evict your anxious thoughts.

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Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publish Date: Aug 2008
ISBN-13: 9780393705560
ISBN-10: 0393705560
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 232
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.9
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.25 x 0.75

Chapter outline

Acknowledgments
Introduction: What You Can Do About Your Anxious Brain
Understanding Your Brain
How Your Brain Makes You Anxious
Managing Your Brain With Medication
Managing the Anxious Body
Technique #1: Change Your Intake
Technique #2: Breathe
Technique #3: Practice Mindfulness With Shifting Awareness
Technique #4: Relax
Managing the Anxious Mind
Technique #5: Stop Catastrophizing
Technique #6: Stop Anxious Thoughts
Technique #7: Contain Your Worry
Technique #8: Talk Yourself Into Changing Behavior
Managing Anxious Behavior
Technique #9: Control TMA (Too Much Activity)
Technique #10: Implement a Plan and Practice
Recommended Reading & Resources
References
Index

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2008-08-07)

Verdict: This is an accessible, well-written resource for anyone struggling with what can be a debilitation disease. Recommended for all public libraries and for universities supporting the helping professions. Background: Licensed clinical psychologist Wehrenberg (The Anxious Brain) aims to help the estimated 40 million Americans who suffer from anxiety disorders (e.g., panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder). Readers are presented with the ten techniques that the author has found work best in controlling and overcoming anxiety.

These straight-forward, doable methods include self-talk, cognitive control, relaxation, and breathing exercises. Tips aside, there is excellent scientific information about how the brain functions in relation to anxiety. Wehrenberg asserts that people with anxiety disorder have the power to change how their brains work without medication.

-Mary E. Jones, Los Angeles P.L.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

Anxiety disorders-grouped into three main categories: panic, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety-are among the most common and pervasive mental health complaints. From the subtlest effect of sweaty palms during a work presentation to the more severe symptom of reclusion, anxiety casts a wide net.

Medication, once considered the treatment of choice, is losing favor as more and more sufferers complain of unpleasant side effects and its temporary, quick-fix nature. Now, thanks to a flood of fresh neurobiology research and insights into the anatomy of the anxious brain, effective, practical strategies have emerged allowing us to manage day-to-day anxiety on our own.

Addressing physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms, Margaret Wehrenberg, a leading mental health clinician, draws on basic brain science to highlight the top ten anxiety-defeating tips. Everything from breathing techniques and mindful awareness to cognitive control and self-talk are included-all guaranteed to evict your anxious thoughts.

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Rated 5 out of 5★ by Good book only part way thru the book, I think it's a keeper. It gives enough medical background to have confidence in the content of the anxiety management strategies. 08/19/2014
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