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.
Gill Hasson is a bestselling personal development author, whose reassuring approach has helped thousands of people develop and understand the skills they need to lead a more peaceful, stress-free life. She works with people from diverse backgrounds and situations. Her key motivation is her belief in the ability of people to positively change their way of thinking - about life, other people, and themselves. She works in adult education, is an associate tutor at the University of Sussex, and delivers training for QA, one of the UK's largest training providers, and Mumsnet, the UK's largest website for parents. Gill is 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. With Sue Hadfield she is the author of two books, How to be Assertive in Any Situation and Bounce: Use the Power of Resilience to Live the Life You Want. She is the sole author of Brilliant Communication Skills, Brilliant Emotional Intelligence (both published by Pearson), and with Capstone has published Mindfulness, (2013), Emotional Intelligence (2014) and How to Deal with Difficult People (2014) which reached the #3 spot in the Sunday Times Bestseller list. Her forthcoming title Mindfulness Pocketbook recently published in March 2015.
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