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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

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Solid perspective on worry

This audio book covered, from a very grounded and practical perspective, some of the root causes and techniques to manage worry and anxiety. I enjoyed the practical advice and clear vision towards the thinking patterns that trigger and elevate anxious thinking.

Having read several books on the subject, I would say I found little 'new' concepts, however the author's plain English and practical approach was quite enlightening.

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Good book

I really liked this book. The concepts have helped me look at things differently. Thank you!!

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  • 10-05-17

wow!

I have severe health anxiety that i overcame once and am in the process of again. This is an absolute necessity of information that can and will help anyone who is trying to recover. I had burst out laughing many times throughout this book in times of great distress! This will be my go to guide along with anything claire weeks and atlast a life by paul david. They are all life savers! Thank you!!!

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Awesome...I learned some new techniques

I loved listening to this book. It has definitely thought me to be friends with my worries. I think whether you chronically worry about stuff or you just have things that really worry you at times, this book will teach you on how to lighten the loads of worry from your brain. Glad I bought it

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Tame those worries.

If you have ever worried yourself sick, this book will help you get perspective and tame those worries.

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Helpful

I believe that the content covers a wider aspect of title and having some good practical exercises. Overall good book.

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Great read!

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. Everything was so detailed and clearly explained. Thanks!

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awesome book.

I will read this book over again so it becomes part of me like my other books. ( finished Aug 9th )

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Life Changing.

This author is a Godsend. I could not believe how much worry has been decreased. I was like a wet fish, I didn't even know I was doing it.

I've tried therapy, medication, meditation, hypnosis, tons of articles YouTube videos, group support, soooo many things, this book is like the only thing that helped me. God bless you sir!

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Stop worrying long enough to listen

This audible is a gem!! I received so much from this book. It goes well with Quiet. Most introverts don't have a capacity for quieting the mind with thought upon thoughts and worry. Great book!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-08-17

great book

the book provides good techniques to combat obsessive and persistent worrying using a counterintuitive approach. Like many I was struggling so much with fighting thoughts in my head and attempting to reassure myself, this ultimately did not serve me well and I felt a new approach was needed. I can say this book has helped me so much, it will assist you to sit with worry without trying to hide it or argue with it. Give it a go I say

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  • PANAGIOTIS GALANIS
  • 11-26-17

An excellent book for everyone.

An excellent book, useful for everyone, not just for those that feel generally anxious. Gives understanding on how anxiety works and how can be best addressed by those that suffer, and those around them in simple language and natural ways of communication.

Simply excellent.

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  • M Ingledew
  • 10-24-17

Sensible and sound

At times he could have been talking about me directly. Will have to listen again I am sure to remind myself of the techniques. Best line for me was thoughts are like the guard dogs in your mind, barking at everything..

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  • Nunya
  • 01-17-18

Very informative and new

the book was insightful and offered new approaches to chronic worry for me. notetaking helped throughout. the narration can be a bit showy at times but I think this is intentional given the subject. it was refreshing to hear critical thinking about CBT as well. I've got pages of new tools and techniques to use. well done.

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 11-24-17

Highly recommend to understand anxiety

This is excellent for both those who worry and for understanding loved ones with anxiety, as it is not easy to explain or understand anxiety if you do not worry yourself.
The narrator was very good and enjoyable to listen to. I listened through once and will do so again to try the techniques that were suggested.

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  • Mr. David Miladinovic
  • 11-30-16

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-26-18

Best book for worriers

I really enjoyed this book, and that most important - it really helps to reduce worries. Highly recommend to anyone who worries a lot!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-05-18

Very interesting but a bit light

Is there another way than humouring the thoughts? It’s hard not to take the what if so seriously. I just cannot use humour in some situations as I believe these thoughts so much. For example: What if I have a heart disease undetected?
I cannot be 100% certain , but it doesn’t make it less frightening to know that.

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  • Matthew L. Peskett
  • 02-12-18

A condescending narrator with low empathy

The best audio books are narrated by their author and as a consequence are read naturally and with passion. This one sounds like it's narrated by the factual audio sub title guy on your TV. I gave up after 3 minutes of being talked to like a child.

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  • Alexis
  • 01-14-18

Very useful, practical, And quite funny

The guy's a genius. if you struggle with worry. listen to his book. He's also really funny