Making Friends with Anxiety

Making Friends with Anxiety A warm and supportive little book to help ease worry and panic by bestselling author Sarah Rayner Drawing on her own experience of anxiety disorder and recovery Sarah Rayner shares her insights into

  • Title: Making Friends with Anxiety
  • Author: Sarah Rayner
  • ISBN: 9781502345424
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • A warm and supportive little book to help ease worry and panic by bestselling author Sarah Rayner Drawing on her own experience of anxiety disorder and recovery, Sarah Rayner shares her insights into this extremely common and often distressing condition with compassion and humour She reveals the seven elements that commonly contribute to anxiety including adrenaline, negA warm and supportive little book to help ease worry and panic by bestselling author Sarah Rayner Drawing on her own experience of anxiety disorder and recovery, Sarah Rayner shares her insights into this extremely common and often distressing condition with compassion and humour She reveals the seven elements that commonly contribute to anxiety including adrenaline, negative thinking and fear of the future, and explains what causes worry and panic to become such a problem for many of us Packed with tips, exercises and anecdotes from the author s life, this companion to mental good health reads like a chat with a friend It shows that an understanding of the way our minds and bodies work together can provide anxiety relief and restore our sense of confidence and control If you suffer from panic attacks, a debilitating disorder or just want to reduce the amount of time you spend worrying, Making Friends with Anxiety will allow you to manage your own condition and see anxiety as a friend not foe From the author of the international bestseller, One Moment, One Morning and its follow up, the recently published Another Night, Another Day Draws on the techniques of Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy Includes beautiful photographs by the author to lift the spirit Useful links throughout, plus details of helplines and recommended reads Ongoing online support group available This is a great book readable, practical and, most importantly, compassionate Sarah Rayner gives a clear explanation of the common symptoms of anxiety and panic that affect so many lives She then goes on to give sound advice as to how to cope with these ongoing feelings This entails a series of strategies that encourage understanding of the anxiety rather than its suppression, aiming to give control of these complex emotions back to the patient It s impressive that she admits to her own anxiety issues, and without embarrassment shows how they have affected her life, how she has sought help over the years, and how she continues to deal with them The fact she has written this book shows how well she has embraced her demons, able to get on with her own creative life I will be recommending this book to my patients Dr P Fitzgerald, GP

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    1. Having to witness situations where your husband has to ask you exactly where we are going for coffee, how busy it might be and how long we are staying, is something most people would find rather unusual. I’m ashamed to say it used to embarrass me, especially when he would cancel on me and my friends last minute. The excuses I gave for him were wearing thin, but I never gave them the real reason; partly because they wouldn’t understand and also because - at the time - I didn’t really either [...]

    2. 'This is a great book: readable, practical and, most importantly, compassionate. Sarah Rayner gives a clear explanation of the common symptoms of anxiety and panic that affect so many lives. She then goes on to give sound advice as to how to cope with these ongoing feelings. This entails a series of strategies that encourage understanding of the anxiety rather than its suppression, aiming to give control of these complex emotions back to the patient. It’s impressive that she admits to her own [...]

    3. AdrenalineNegative ThoughtsX-factorImaginationEscalationTimeYouA short but concise book detailing the symptoms, causes and treatment of anxiety written by someone who although not a therapist has firsthand knowledge of what it is like to suffer from anxiety and provides examples of how anxiety has affected her own life. The book also ties into a Facebook group she runs and which you can join for support.She gives good/practical advice which parallels other books I have read but it is in an easy [...]

    4. I’ve wondered if I’m a bit of a fraud, joining Sarah’s Facebook support group for anxiety when my anxieties are so much less frequent and severe than those of many other members, but her little book has re-assured me that I’m not gate-crashing. It has shown me that I am indeed an incurably anxious person. I have lived long enough (don’t ask!) and survived enough ghastly times to have accepted that anxiety is an inseparable part of who I am, my Siamese twin if you like, and to have disc [...]

    5. Great advice mixed with personal experience make this book a must read for anxiety sufferers. I have panic disorder and have found that a lot of books written by so called experts are cold and condescending. This book is like a warm hug, a cuppa and a chat with a friend.

    6. Helpful and understandingThis book is very helpful to understand how you are feeling. Made me realise what I have been feeling and how to calm.

    7. The four stars are given because of some editing mistakes, but it is more than obvious that the writer dedicated a substantial amount of time and energy to complete the book. She connects to the reader by giving examples from her personal experience, though she clarifies many times throughout the book that she is not a professional, therefore the book is intender to easy anxiety rather than "miraculously" curing it. All in all, it was an enjoyable read!

    8. An excellent guide for anyone who has bouts of anxiety. Rammed with helpful tips, advice, and insightful real-life experiences this is an absolute gem. There's also a really helpful Facebook page to accompany the guide too.

    9. Anxiety is something we all feel, but most of us will have times in our lives when it feels like it's getting on top of us. This is a friendly, helpful book that helps you understand that fighting it won't work, but embracing it just might.

    10. Helpful, no nonsense & brief, good exploration of what anxiety feels like with some suggestions for ways to control it.

    11. Found this book via Matt Haig's Reasons to Stay Alive. It's been a wealth of information and comfort to me. It's short, full of good suggestions on how to deal with anxiety and those pervasive, worrying thoughts. I wasn't taken with mindfulness (I know why I'm worried anyway!) but I tried it again, this time armed with the knowledge and understanding of how it helps with anxiety, and you know what? It does help! It feels so much better knowing that there's something I can do to help myself inste [...]

    12. I love the premise - this isn't about ignoring, denying or running away from anxiety but learning to embrace and make friends with this all-too-common beast.As promised, it is a little book designed to easily be read in one go or to nip in and out of. There are practical and compassionate recommendations as well as the author's story of her anxiety journey which is designed to feel not so alone.So why 3 stars? What I didn't like about the book were queer little insignificant quirks yet all toget [...]

    13. A faithful friend of a bookI admit I had my doubts about the book after reading the title. Why would anyone want to make friends with their anxiety?! I am pleased I gave it a go! A delightful, easy to digest, no nonsense little gem, ideal for carrying round with you. Informative, with smidgens of comfort and hope, delivered in such positive light. Fully recommend.

    14. Good book, some very helpful pointers and adviceThis book is an ideal starting point for anyone who is experiencing anxiety, having clearly being through it herself the author is knowledgeable about the thoughts and feelings involved in anxiety. Personally I found it a little basic, or more specifically a broad spectrum approach to the topic, which is ideal for most, but for me slightly lacking detail.

    15. Nice little book with some tips to overcome anxiety. The layout makes it very easy to read, as does the shortness of the book. This is great for someone with anxiety who may be distracted with worry and therefore find it difficult to stay focused. However, I did think the book (being written by a female author) was slightly biased towards the feminine aspect of Psychology.

    16. Sometimes you need a book to be a simple as possible especially if you suffer with anxiety that's decreases your concentration. I liked the advice and how everything was broken down into small sections with practical advice. The supporting Facebook group is wonderful too.

    17. I first reviewed this straight after I read it, and at the time I gave it one star. Since then some more insight has slowly sunken in, so I've updated my rating to 2 stars. I still think it's a pretty basic read for those who are familiar with CBT but there's some quiet wisdom in there too.

    18. Really light read which can be read in less than two hours. I can recommend this one if you experience anxiety, stress or just want tips to relax and understand why we sometimes worry that much.

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