• Freeing Yourself from Anxiety

  • Four Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want
  • By: Tamar E. Chansky PhD
  • Narrated by: Nicole Vilencia
  • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (373 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

We all know what is healthy to think and what is not, much like we know that eating an apple is better than gorging on donuts. But once we start thinking anxious thoughts, it is tough to move from disaster to reality. Our brain can ruin our day.

The road map to happiness can be found in Freeing Yourself from Anxiety. Unlike most guides, Dr. Tamar Chansky’s book explains that the solution is not positive thinking but possible thinking. Armed with her strategies, listeners can achieve accurate perceptions of their lives that can liberate them from fear and perfectionism.

For the estimated 25 percent of Americans who have an anxiety problem, Freeing Yourself from Anxiety provides the step-by-step tools for living stress-free, without medications.

TAMAR E. CHANSKY, PHD is a clinical child psychologist, founder and director of the Children’s Center for OCD and Anxiety, and the author of Freeing Your Child from Anxiety. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Philadelphia.

©2012 Tamar E. Chansky, PhD (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Good book but wasn't for me

I got a feeling this book is meant for people who are struggling with "made-up" problems. I felt that most of the tips boil down to positive thinking and giving less focus on bad things. There is nothing wrong with that, I just hoped that the book would cover more mental tactics on how to deal with concrete, real-life struggles that are mentally taxiing - things that are really there and don't go away just by ignoring them.

That being said the book has a lot of great tips on how to avoid falling into mental traps and how to get out of them. Good read on general. This just wasn't for me.

The narrator is awesome! Her voice is really soft and relaxing to listen to. Probably the best female reader I've heard so far. Great job!

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tons if tools there must be something to choose...

Best read on anexity I have seen yet. I will relisten, just to make sure I retain as much information as I can.

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Can't recommend highly enough

I have listened to this book over and over. I even purchased the print version so that I could refer to the exercises quickly. It's a great help to people who struggle with worry and anxiety.

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great book would recommend to any one with worry

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes this book really freed me form a bad place

What did you like best about this story?

the examples

Which scene was your favorite?

none

What did you learn from Freeing Yourself from Anxiety that you would use in your daily life?

how to stop worrying and free you mind

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just what I needed

I found this book at the right time. I appreciated the idea of managing anxiety vs.pretending that it does not exist.

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Sound advice and logical!

I'd reccommend for anyone caught up in their own worry cycle. This book offers clear steps you can try to free yourself from worry. Its not about ignoring worry...but rewriting the script you own to counter what your brain is wired to do. Based in science.

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For clueless and not self aware

Narrator is the only reason I got to Chapter 5. This book is for totally unaware and clueless on their own behavior.
It could all be summed up to "become aware of your feelings amd manage them". If you're completely lost in your emotions or don't know how to train self awareness, then examples amd strategies might be useful. If you are searching for techniques how to manage anxiety that is on much deeper level than "I just blew my presentation in the team meeting", then save yourself credit and 10hours of listening.

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The best book I’ve ever read among self-development

The books include how to think, reinterpret and rewire your ways of thinking about the negativities. She gave a lots of examples about how we worry at the same time she showed how to solved it. It really helps getting rid of anxiety.

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This is not for those with PTSD

Not for you if you’re suffering with repressed memories, trauma, and possibly living in an abusive relationship ( which requires more lying to yourself that all is well when it isn’t). The only way out is through, not inventing another LaLa land.

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Quite good-will listen to it again

Started out as a typical, nothing new, same old same old information, but got very engaging, with exercising and mind opening information. Very good! And modern :)

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  • 08-10-22

Great book

Lots of good points made around anxiety exploring all areas of life. Helpful thank you

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  • Robert Nicholson
  • 08-23-19

Great book for anxiety

Great strategies with many examples on managing stress and anxiety. Straightforward and not too technical. I have listened to it in full twice. Recommended

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  • Chevrohn
  • 01-20-17

Not for me

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. Very long and sterile.

Has Freeing Yourself from Anxiety put you off other books in this genre?

No. There are many other books I have found interesting and helpful.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Seems very clinical and sterile. I forced myself to keep listening and even then I couldn't finish it,

Do you think Freeing Yourself from Anxiety needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No I think the 10 hours of audio is by far enough.