Excessive worrying plagues many of us today. Worrying is a normal occurrence in our everyday lives, but when it gets to be constant and unrelenting, it is time to consider some assistance. The Worry Relief Workbook provides exercises and helpful tips to overcome excessive worrying. In the beginning of the book, you are provided with an opportunity to take a short quiz about worrying and allows you to determine if your level of worrying is excessive. Chapter 1 is a nice introduction into the workbook. The workbook focuses on negative thinking patterns, identifying causes of stress, identifying and managing emotions, and developing problem solving skills. This book was written in an easy to read format. It provided worthwhile exercises and information. I recommend this book to anyone that is looking to change his/her relationship with worrying. Thank you the publisher and NetGalley for the advance review copy in exchange for my honest review.
Excited to use this workbook to supplement therapy and work on my anxiety. It looks ve try useful and comprehensive
I really enjoyed working my way through this book. I found it interesting, insightful and very encouraging. If you feel as though worry plagues you, I recommend checking this out. It certainly won't take the place of professional help, but it's a wonderful tool to add to your arsenal!
This is a great read, This will be amazing information to implement into my practice with clients. Great read. Highly recommend!
THE WORRY RELIEF WORKBOOK by Jane Teixeira begins by defining difference between worry and anxiety and then adds several other terms and abbreviations (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy/CBT). Each chapter (which she suggests reading in order) provides some exercises and summarizes key takeaways. However, I was surprised that the author's tone was not more comforting for the reader. It felt rather academic and her push, for example, to picture your worry (do people have only one?) was awkward. Honestly, I am not sure if there is much new information here for readers who are curious about this subject (only a half dozen references are listed) although apps like Calm and Headspace (in her resource list) are routinely praised by their users.
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“change will only happen if you’re willing to sit in discomfort”
This workbook helps you understand your anxiety and shares some tips and tricks on how to deal with it!
It explains everything really well, from basics to complex stuff.
It’s very interactive: it has self-assessment tests, ‘how to build your worry box’ and it’s full of questions that will make you reflect on yourself, your triggers, and your ‘anxiety brain paths’.
At the end, there are also some recommendations for books and podcasts.
I’ll definitely use this book: it will be extremely helpful for anyone who has anxiety and even for people who feel stressed from time to time and want to know how to deal with it.
This book on worry is such an great resource for anyone who deals with anxiety or worry in any way. I found the book and its exercises to be helpful and grounded. There were great useful tips and things to help that you could try as well. Highly recommend this book. The idea of a workbook often scares me, giving me the idea I’m doing a lot of writing and inner work, but this book felt more informative and full of tips than an overwhelming book of homework. Highly recommend!
I often think one of the worst parts of constant worry and anxiety is how alone it makes me feel. Some how, I assume I’m the only one with anxiety and worry. This workbook really helped me understand where the worry comes from and also that I’m not alone.
Are you a person who worries and/but would like to fret less? Would you welcome some help from a reliable source? If yes, this book by a licensed marriage and family therapist could be of great help. It may be especially helpful when used in conjunction with some form of mental health treatment.
The author utilizes what are called “evidence based” strategies/treatments to work on issues of worry and anxiety. EB means that the practices have been tested and found to be useful. Without worrying about jargon, these include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy for example. Don’t worry (!), everything you need to know will be explained.
The well trained author of this book hopes to help readers identify their goals, learn new ways of working with anxiety and leave with a better understanding of their emotional health. This sounds very helpful.
It is suggested that readers read and work on the chapters in order as they build on one another. It provides an interactive resource with exercise suggestions and is one that many will turn to frequently. Be honest with yourself and see what you might achieve in terms of better coping skills. This is a great way to give something to yourself.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Callisto Media for this title. All opinions are my own.