Take Control of Your Anxiety

A Drug-Free Approach to Living a Happy, Healthy Life

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"Take Control of Your Anxiety …[shows] how to find the right personal strategies to manage [your] emotions to acceptable levels…. The best investment [you] can make to rapidly and securely…understand how to change perceptions in order to intentionally reach the most comfortable state of balance between extreme forces in opposition: 'stress-less-ness' versus 'anxiety.' A must-read!"
--Patrick Moraz, composer, musician, and producer
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Book Details

Pages

224 Pages

Size

6 x 9

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

01/19/2015

ISBN

978-1-60163-356-9

Publisher

Red Wheel Weiser

Authors

  • Author Christopher Cortman

    Chris Cortman, PhD has been a licensed psychologist for 28 years. He is a much-sought-after speaker, has facilitated more than 60,000 hours of psychotherapy, and has provided psychological consultation at five hospitals in the Sarasota/Venice area. Dr. Cortman is the co-creator of a youth prevention and wellness program called The Social Black Belt.

  • Author Dr. Harold Shinitzky

  • Author Dr. Laurie-Ann O'Connor

A Non-Pharmaceutical, Evidence-Based Approach to Mastering Anxiety and Living a Productive, Well-Balanced Life

Do you know what really triggers panic attacks? Are you aware of what thinking patterns create anxiety? Are you a chronic worrier? Have you ever self-medicated with alcohol or tranquilizers?

According to mental health professionals, anxiety disorders have emerged as the common cold of mental illness. Every family is touched in some way or another by anxiety issues and, with ever-increasing frequency, diagnosable anxiety disorders.

In Take Control of Your Anxiety–an easy-to-read, self-help book for the layperson–Drs. Cortman, Shinitzky, and O'Connor present the current understanding of anxiety: its genesis in the brain, its functions and contributions to human survival and growth, and its progression to pathology.

Each of the five major anxiety disorders is featured in a chapter that explores its etiology, practical steps and exercises for successful resolution, and real-life case studies of patients who have overcome the disorder. The authors use some levity to teach their concepts, including Dr. Seuss-like poems, popular music parodies, and other easy-to-remember aids. A tool box of simple resources and self-help techniques is also included. Most importantly, the authors emphasize a non-pharmaceutical, evidence-based approach to mastering anxiety issues and living a productive, well-balanced life.
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"Take Control of Your Anxiety …[shows] how to find the right personal strategies to manage [your] emotions to acceptable levels…. The best investment [you] can make to rapidly and securely…understand how to change perceptions in order to intentionally reach the most comfortable state of balance between extreme forces in opposition: 'stress-less-ness' versus 'anxiety.' A must-read!"--Patrick Moraz, composer, musician, and producer