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Overcoming Anxiety: Reassuring Ways to Break Free from Stress and Worry and Lead a Calmer Life

Overcoming Anxiety: Reassuring Ways to Break Free from Stress and Worry and Lead a Calmer Life

Gill Hasson

ISBN: 978-0-857-08631-0

Oct 2015, Capstone

200 pages



Understand, overcome and break free from worry and anxiety

Bestselling personal development author, Gill Hasson is back and this time she's here to help with something that affects everyone at some point in their life, Anxiety.

Worries and anxieties are familiar to us all. Worrying can be helpful when it prompts you to take action and solve a problem but unrelenting doubts, fears, and negative possibilities can dominate your mind, affect your ability to manage your everyday life and wellbeing, your sleep and appetite, your social life, and your ability to concentrate.

But it doesn't need to be like this, there are ways that you can manage this spiral of unhelpful thoughts and difficult feelings. Overcoming Anxiety explains how to manage anxiety and stop it from taking over; it teaches you the skills you need to lead a more peaceful, stress-free life. Overcoming Anxiety:

  • Provides practical strategies and techniques to manage your anxiety
  • Discusses how to break free from negative cycles and move forward in a positive way
  • Contains real-life examples from anxiety sufferers
  • Explores what it takes to handle immediate anxiety events and longer term, low-level ‘background' anxiety and worry

About the Author

Gill Hasson is the bestselling author of the Mindfulness Pocketbook, Mindfulness, How to Deal with Difficult People and Emotional Intelligence. Gill teaches adult education courses in personal development and is an Associate Tutor for the University of Sussex where she teaches career, personal development and academic study skills. Gill is also a freelance journalist and writes articles on personal development and relationships for a variety of magazines, including Psychologies and Take A Break, and for a number of websites.

Introduction: The Age of Anxiety 1

Part One: Understanding Anxiety 11

1 The Three Aspects of Anxiety 13

2 Understanding Your Own Anxiety 29

3 Understanding the Way You Think 47

Part Two: Managing Anxiety 63

4 Changing the Way You Think 65

5 Taking a Mindful Approach 87

6 Managing What You Do 107

7 Using Solution-Based Problem Solving 123

8 Boosting Your Confidence, Courage and Assertiveness 147

9 Finding Help and Support from Others 161

Conclusion 177

Other Useful Resources 181

About the Author 185

Index 187

"The book presents the idea of informal mindfulness (different to formal mindfulness such as meditation and relaxation etc.) and tackling anxiety by not pre-living the future, but by staying in the moment." (Nursing times, 2016)