It can be done (really): Overcoming Anticipatory Anxiety

A CBT Guide for Moving Past Chronic Indecisiveness, Avoidance, and Catastrophic Thinking

by Martin N. Seif; Sally M. Winston

#OvercomingAnticipatoryAnxiety #NetGalley

CBT is a very popular and effective form of psychological treatment. The author of this title looks at how cognitive behavioral therapy can help anxious people to better cope and understand this (often overwhelming) emotion.

Anticipatory anxiety is discussed in a first chapter that describes this mindset as “bleeding before you are cut.” Readers will sense if this sounds true for them If it does, read on. Learn how indecisiveness and avoidance factor in. Find out more about how perfectionism contributes to the problem. Finally, get some help. I especially liked the chapter titled Common Questions Answered. These feel like situations that readers might wish that they had written to an advice columnist.

One important takeaway from this title is to remember that making change requires time, patience, practice and learning not to be too unforgiving of the human mistakes and emotions that we all feel. I believe that this book will help readers in doing exactly that.

Many thanks to NetGalley and New Harbinger Publications for this title. All opinions are my own.

Pub date: 02 May 2022

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