A proven therapeutic method that channels workplace anxiety into powerful, confident performance Millions of people are afraid of work. The situations they fear may be different-public speaking (e.g., presentations and speeches), meetings, conference calls, new assignments, performance reviews, promotions or praise, client consultations, team projects, and so on. But the feeling is often the same: some combination of obsessive worry, fear of being noticeably nervous, clammy hands, racing thoughts, sweating, blushing, heart palpitations, trouble breathing, and more. That feeling is called "workplace anxiety." And Work Makes Me Nervous is the cure. An effective self-empowerment training program, Work Makes Me Nervous lays out a proven therapeutic method for dismantling the wall between you and your ability to excel at work.
The program trains you to: * Channel workplace anxiety into powerful performance * Identify anxiety symptoms and pinpoint where fears originate * Achieve a High Performance Mind through a technique called Mind States Balance * Abandon fear and ride the wave of adrenaline through every work situation Filled with real stories of real people and a 21-day developmental program of practical exercises and effective stress-management techniques, Work Makes Me Nervous will enable you to finally say, "I can handle whatever situations come my way."
JONATHAN BERENT, L.C.S.W., is a medically trained professional business performance consultant and the founder of Berent Associates. For over thirty years, Jonathan has pioneered psychotherapy for social anxiety and related problems. He is certified in clinical social work by New York State and as a biofeedback therapist by the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Jonathan has worked with over 10,000 people as well as corporate clients such as NBC, Bloomingdale s and the united Federation of Teachers. AMY LEMLEY is a freelance marketing copywriter and Web content specialist as well as a senior editor at the University of Virginia s Darden School of Business. In addition to her business perspective, Amy provides powerful insight into workplace anxiety, having experienced it herself and conquered it by following Jonathan s program.
Preface The Truth from Two Perspectives ix CHAPTER 1 The Real Story of Anxiety at Work 1 CHAPTER 2 Diagnose Yourself and Create Your Map for Change 33 CHAPTER 3 Understanding Your Five Mind States 65 CHAPTER 4 Balancing Your Mind States for a High Performance Mind 95 CHAPTER 5 The Positive Power of Stress: Make It Work for You 125 CHAPTER 6 Going Deeper 165 CHAPTER 7 The Healthy Brain: The Hardware of the Soul 193 CHAPTER 8 Speak Up: How to Control Your Public Speaking Anxiety 215 CHAPTER 9 You Don t Need Nerves of Steel: You Just Need an Attitude Adjustment 231 Bibliography 241 Index 245