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Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry on: Twenty Lessons for Managing Worry, Anxiety, and Fearby Mark A. Reinecke
Synopses & Reviews
First featured on a British poster produced during World War II, "Keep calm and carry on" has become the mantra of millions—but exactly how to keep calm remains a difficult question for most of us.
The next time you are stressed by pressures at work, overwhelmed by life's challenges, or panicked by problems that seem unsolvable, reach for this book. In Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On, you'll find twenty short yet powerful lessons and anxiety-reducing techniques that will help you move past stressful moments with grace. Each lesson is so simple to learn and practice, you'll find that this pocket guide is all you really need whenever you need a little help keeping calm.
In Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On, a psychologist, psychiatry professor, and anxiety researcher presents twenty simple lessons based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that readers can use to relieve everyday anxiety on the spot and to develop resilience.
About the Author
Mark A. Reinecke, PhD,, is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief of the division of psychology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a distinguished fellow and past president of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a diplomat of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. He lives in Chicago, IL.
Table of Contents
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Lesson 1 Anxiety: It Works
Lesson 2 The Big A”
Lesson 3 We Overestimate Risk When Were Afraid
Lesson 4 The Future Is Uncertain
Lesson 5 Influence and Control
Lesson 6 You Have the Power to Control Your Level of Anxiety
Lesson 7 Perfect Solutions Dont Exist
Lesson 8 Sometimes You Can Take Control of Bad Situations—but Sometimes Not
Lesson 9 Recurring, Intrusive Thoughts Are Normal; Its the Meaning We Attach to Them That Counts
Lesson 10 Dwelling on Problems Impairs Your Ability to Cope
Lesson 11 Worrying Is Highly Overrated
Lesson 12 Dont Magnify the Importance of Your Physical Sensations
Lesson 13 Its Time to Relax
Lesson 14 Evaluate Your Thoughts and Make Them Account for Themselves
Lesson 15 Changing Your Thoughts
Lesson 16 When Youre Worried or Anxious, Avoiding Problems Is Among the Worst Things You Can Do
Lesson 17 Social Anxiety: Worrying Too Much About What Others Think
Lesson 18 Whats Really on Your Mind?
Lesson 19 Flow with the Current of Life
Lesson 20 Live Wisely
Epilogue: A Final Note
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