Overcoming Anticipatory Anxiety

A CBT Guide for Moving Past Chronic Indecisiveness, Avoidance, and Catastrophic Thinking

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Pub Date 09 Jun 2022 | Archive Date 02 May 2022

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Get ahead of your anticipatory anxiety, and start living with flexibility and peace of mind.

Do you automatically assume the worst-case-scenario when faced with difficulty? Do you stress about situations that haven’t happened yet, or find yourself anticipating disaster around every corner? Does the prospect of making a decision leave you feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed? From subtle avoidance behaviors to the most nightmarish terrors, anticipatory anxiety is the engine that drives it all. Understanding how this hidden enemy tricks you, and, most importantly, how to overcome it, will liberate you to live a more flexible and joyful life.

In Overcoming Anticipatory Anxiety, two anxiety experts team up to teach you how to manage your overactive imagination, limit future-based thinking, face your fears, make decisions, and live with more freedom and joy. This must-have guide is grounded in the authors' innovative and easy-to-remember DANCE model:

Discern your anticipatory anxiety

Accept doubts and discomfort

No struggling or avoiding

Commit to proceed

Embrace the present as it is, so you can get on with your life

Your relationship with your worries and imagination will shift, so that you can focus on what is genuinely important.

It’s time to stop worrying about what might happen, start facing your fears, rein in your self-defeating imagination, and live fully in the moment. Get this book and discover the motivation and skillsneeded to take charge of your anticipatory anxiety.

Get ahead of your anticipatory anxiety, and start living with flexibility and peace of mind.

Do you automatically assume the worst-case-scenario when faced with difficulty? Do you stress about...


Advance Praise

“Another fantastic book from Winston and Seif! If you have an active imagination and a nervous system wired for anxiety, you will learn from their eighty collective years of expertise the mindset and strategy for conquering worry and fear. Their book perfectly captures the inner dialogue of the chronic worrier and explains how to retrain the anxious brain to live a life focused on the present; not the past or future.”
—Ken Goodman, LCSW, Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) board member, and creator of The Anxiety Solution Series

“Another fantastic book from Winston and Seif! If you have an active imagination and a nervous system wired for anxiety, you will learn from their eighty collective years of expertise the mindset and...


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ISBN 9781684039227
PRICE £13.99 (GBP)
PAGES 192

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