Worry is a central issue in many people's lives. This book offers advice and practical techniques for those who have ever had a sleepless night. It helps us understand why we worry and how best to defeat it. It tells you how to: identify productive and unproductive worry; accept reality and commit to change; and turn 'failure' into opportunity.
Do you worry that you'll say the wrong thing, wear the wrong outfit, or look out of place? Or maybe that you'll make a mistake at work, disappoint your partner, or overlook a serious health problem? Or perhaps you just worry too much - constantly running what-if scenarios through your head? Of course you do - we all do. Worry is a central issue in many people's lives.
In this groundbreaking book, Dr Robert Leahy offers new insight, advice and practical techniques for everyone who has ever had a sleepless night. Using the most recent research and his 25 years of experience treating patients, Dr Leahy helps us understand why we worry and how best to defeat it. In his easy-to-follow programme, he tells you how to:
Identify productive and unproductive worry.
Accept reality and commit to change.
Turn 'failure' into opportunity.
Use your emotions rather than worry about them.
The therapist will find this a valuable bibliotherapy tool when treating anxiety and depression. It is also an indispensable source of psychological knowledge on worry and its treatment for all mental health practitioners. It should be required reading for any student of psychotherapy. If I could choose only 10 clinical texts for my library, The Worry Cure would be one of them! - The Clinical Psychologist
This book offers practical and powerful tools to reverse your worry and transform the quality of your life. - Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken The Giant Within AND Unlimited Power