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Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong Audiobook

Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong: A Guide to Life Liberated From Anxiety

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You don't need a book to tell you this much: Sometimes things fall apart, crack open, and miss the mark. You can plan and strategize and keep your eye on the horizon, watching for trouble. And nothing you can do will protect you from the fact that things might, when you least expect it, go terribly, horribly wrong. If you're anxious about this, it's not like you don't have a reason. If you're very anxious about this, you're certainly not alone. In fact, even if your whole life feels like it's about anxiety, your story is a lot more common that you might imagine.

If you could just get your anxiety to go away, you could get on with the business of living your life, right? Well, maybe - or maybe not. Does anxiety need to go away in order for you to live your life fully, vitally, with richness and purpose?

This audiobook approaches the problem of anxiety a little differently than most. Instead of trying to help you overcome or reduce feelings of anxiety, Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong will help you climb inside these feelings, sit in that place, and see what it would be like to have anxiety and still make room in your life to breathe and rest and live - really and truly live - in a way that matters to you.

Although it's grounded in a research-supported form of psychotherapy called acceptance and commitment therapy, also known as ACT, Things isn't especially technical or stepwise. Rather, the book starts a conversation about why we all sometimes feel anxious and what role that anxiety serves in our lives. It connects the experience of anxiety to the essential experience of human suffering. And then, in sometimes unexpected ways, Things explores some basic ways of being in the world that can change the role anxiety plays in your life.

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit - an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books.

©2010 Kelly G. Wilson & Troy DuFrene (P)2015 Wetware Media

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    This book helped me to understand some new ideas on anxiety and get rid of it for good.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    turtle guy 5,000 07-05-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I love ACT, but there are better ACT texts"
    What did you like best about Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong? What did you like least?

    I love the ideas of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which underlie the advice in this book. So I would probably get a lot from this book if I didn't already know ACT model pretty well. But as someone who has read/listened to a few other texts, I think this one did not stack up. Two audiobooks I would recommend instead would be: "Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life" by Stephen C Hayes, and "The Confidence Gap" by Russ Harris.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Kelly G. Wilson, PhD and Troy DuFrene ? Why or why not?

    Yes, because I agree with their ideas, and I think they could probably formulate them in a more compelling/original way in other books.


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Luisa 04-05-17
    Luisa 04-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "do not read this if you suffer from anxiety NOW"
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    I listened the first hour. Nothing, absolutely nothing helpful about anxiety is said. I was like "CUT TO THE CHASE". It's funny the author considers Steven Hayes as his teacher. Steven Hayes would be ashamed from this book. I find the author's tone very distant and unemphatic. In places, the author felt like he was talking down on us.

    P.S: I also hate poems.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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