Forget for a moment the prevailing notion that you can only manage your anxiety through endless visits to your therapist’s office and daily cocktails of psychiatric medication — what if you could put yourself back in the equation?
What if you could learn to manage your fear better by changing your thoughts and beliefs about it? What if you could turn down the firehose of overwhelm you experience so often? You can.
More than 17% of Americans fill at least one psychiatric drug prescription each year. This would be just fine if medication were actually solving mental illness, but it seems that’s not the case. Medication is just one potential piece of the puzzle; we can’t keep discounting our ability to influence our own conditions.
Through the latest research, personal anecdotes, and a heavy dose of practicality, this book discusses that influence and teaches you:
-Where anxiety comes from and how to stop perpetuating it
-10 crucial steps for mitigating anxiety during stressful situations
-How to leverage fear into a vehicle for personal growth
-How to stop fighting yourself and start living again