Are you truly in danger or has your brain simply "tricked" you into thinking you are? In The Worry Trick, psychologist and anxiety expert David Carbonell shows how anxiety hijacks the brain and offers effective techniques to help you break the cycle of worry, once and for all.
Anxiety is a powerful force. It makes us question ourselves and our decisions, causes us to worry about the future, and fills our days with dread and emotional turbulence. Based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this audiobook is designed to help you break the cycle of worry.
Worry convinces us there's danger, and then tricks us into getting into fight, flight, or freeze mode - even when there is no danger. The techniques in this audiobook, rather than encouraging you to avoid or try to resist anxiety, show you how to see the trick that underlies your anxious thoughts, and how avoidance can backfire and make anxiety worse.
If you're ready to start observing your anxious feelings with distance and clarity - rather than getting tricked once again - this audiobook will show you how.
©2016 David A. Carbonell (P)2016 Wetware Media
this book takes a intresting outlook on anxiety. I was diagnosed with GAD about 2 years ago. I was medicated until I became pregnant this audio book is helped me get through worrying without meds while breast feeding
I make car parts for the American working man, because that's what I am, and that's who I care about.
I'm 99% sure that this book is going to give me my life back.
The Worry Trick is essentially both a rundown as to why traditional CBT (especially administered by professionals) has the potential to harm more than it could ever help, and a guide containing a plethora of techniques and tricks to stunt the growth of an anxiety or depression problem in its tracks. The problem with CBT is the quicksand-like struggle; ACT (especially combined with the interesting 'Paradoxical Therapy') is THE ANSWER I've been looking for my entire life.
Some of the techniques described in The Worry Trick helped my GAD symptoms immediately. I paused the book numerous times to let out a gigantic sigh of relief, knowing that I didn't have to struggle endlessly with this problem; or maybe I still do, except I can learn to 'gel' or float with it and minimize the impact. I'm looking forward to implementing these techniques in social situations, and I'm even going to beg my psychologist to get on board with this with me.
The delivery of the audiobook couldn't be any better, either. The narration is perfect for driving certain points home, and the acting / singing stints were executed nicely.
I recommend this for anybody with anxiety issues. Do yourself a favor and give this a shot, especially if you're ready to stop struggling and start living your life again.
I suffer from sudden and extreme panic attacks. I've battled this for 15 years. Nothing ever worked for me. I was losing hope. After just reading a few chapters I felt revitalized and hopeful I would finally be free from them. By the time I was done reading this book I was able to shut off my panic attacks and feel relief within minutes. Listen to this book!!! Take it slowly, reflect on it, it will save your life!!! I am so grateful to have found this book, and even more grateful to the doctor who wrote it.
great book with simple yet effective explanation about chronic worry. Thanks to the author :)
"easy and helpful"
totally puts a different spin on the way I view my anxiety now. it's really helped.
"This book I can say has saved my life"
Before I was so confused about anxiety and the constant uncontrollable worries I have, which were leading to depression, which led to suicidal thought's. this book has helped me understand alot about these problems and has helped me finally move on with my life. I would recommend this book to everyone so they can get an understanding of what anxiety is and how seriously it effects some people. and I would especially recommend this book to people who suffer with anxiety, as it helped me and with an open mind will help you, please don't suffer in silence like I did.
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