The Worry Cure: Seven Steps to Stop Worry from Stopping You

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, 2006 - Self-Help - 322 pages
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You wish you didn’t spend as much time worrying as you do, but you just can’t seem to help it. Worrying feels like second nature. It’s what helps you solve your problems and prevents you from making mistakes. It’s what motivates you to be prepared—if you didn’t worry, things might get out of hand. Worry protects you, prepares you, and keeps you safe.

Is it working? Or is it making you tense, tired, anxious, uncertain—and more worried?

For more than twenty-five years, Dr. Robert L. Leahy has successfully helped thousands of people defeat the worry that is holding them back. The Worry Cure is his new, comprehensive approach to help you identify, challenge, and overcome all types of worry, using the most recent research and his more than two decades of experience in treating patients.

This empowering seven-step program, including practical, easy-to-follow advice and techniques, will help you:

• Determine your “worry profile” and change your patterns of worry

• Identify productive and unproductive worry

• Take control of time and eliminate the sense of urgency that keeps you anxious

• Focus on new opportunities—not on your fear of failure

• Embrace uncertainty instead of searching for perfect solutions

• Stop the most common safety behaviors that you think make things better—but actually make things worse

Designed to address general worries as well as the unique issues surrounding some of the most common areas of worry—relationships, health, money, work, and the need for approval—The Worry Cure is for everyone, from the chronic worrier to the occasional ruminator. It’s time to stop thinking you’re “just a worrier” who can’t change and start using the groundbreaking methods in The Worry Cure to achieve the healthier, more successful life you deserve.

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The Worry Cure : Seven Steps to Stop Worry from Stopping You

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Accept Reality and Commit to Change
Challenge Your Worried Thinking
Focus on the Deeper Threat
Turn Failure into Opportunity
Step Six Use Your Emotions Rather than Worry About Them
Take Control of Time
What if Nobody Likes Me?
What if My Lover Leaves Me?
What if I Really Am Sick?
What if I Start Losing Money?
What if I Really Mess Up?
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About the author (2006)

Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D., is clinical professor in psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and the editor and author of thirteen books. He is a founding fellow and the president-elect of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, the president of the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy, and the director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York City.

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