The techniques and tools we shall be describing here are simple, easily applied, effective DIY methods which you can use yourself to improve the quality of your life. They are not obscure abstract methods but common sense, often visual techniques, helping you discover your real feelings and challenges and to chart your progress day to day and month to month as you progress to a more positive and healthy life.
Conquering Anxieties and Phobias
Anxiety is not fear - fear manifests itself as a reaction to an external situation, object or event whereas anxiety is disassociated from either of these and its focus is internal not external. Consequently, if you are anxious it is very often extremely hard to pin down exactly what you are anxious about, which can be very frustrating and adds to your anxiety. The intensity of anxiety ranges from a vague feeling of uneasiness to a full blown panic attack. How do you identify your anxieties and phobias and how do you manage them. This book provides you with tools and techniques you will need.
Coping With Stress
Stress can manifest itself in physical, emotional and psychological symptoms. It is often the case that you can ignore the symptoms because you are “too busy”, rushed or pre-occupied with other “more important” things. Excessive stress is dangerous to both your psychological and physical health. In this book we help you assess your level of stress and give you tools to help you manage it. Using the techniques introduced here will help you to take control and become actively problem solving or at the very least accept situations you can’t change and thus reduce stress.