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Bernadette is a registered psychologist living and working in Dublin, Ireland. The people she sees are referred to her by their general medical practitioners. For many of them, fear and worry are the main issues that get in the way of their being able to face the challenging and changing circumstances in their lives.
Their fear and worry usually comes from their style or pattern of thinking. A style or pattern of thinking that is typically faulty. This faulty thinking style involves a tendency to ‘disasterise’ the future, which is in effect, a habit of focusing on the worst case scenario or worst case outcome that is possible. It includes lots of ‘what ifs’. “What if it doesn’t work out”? “What if I can’t handle it,” etc. In Bernadette’s experience those kinds of faulty thinking habits can cause a great deal of anxiety and distress in people’s lives. However, her experience also shows that those patterns of thinking can be changed, often quite quickly and effectively when people are shown how.
It is to this end that she has put together “How to End the Worry Habit": Overcome Worry and Anxiety in your Work and in your Life." She wants to bring to a wider audience, the methods that she has used successfully, in over fourteen years in helping individuals to overcome their faulty thinking patterns. The book shows readers how to identify and change their faulty modes of thinking, so that they can embrace the challenges and changes that they face in their lives. It includes an Illustration of a simple, yet very effective technique that can be used to evaluate and to put an end to “what if type” thinking.
on May 10, 2011 :
Change your life by changing your thoughts. The Author gives us the Tools to do just that. This is not some secret scroll of esoteric teaching recently stumbled upon by a sheep farmer in the Middle East. This is classic CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) in a nutshell. Bernadette is a Professional Therapist, gifted with an easy writing style which draws the Reader in. She uses her fictional characters to present common debilitating causes of worry and anxiety, and explains in plain English how we can learn to master any of these situations today.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
on April 05, 2011 :
A must for any reader afraid to embrace change! I was recently advised that my company were closing in early Summer and after spending 33 years there , I was quite institutionalised. My first reaction was "What the hell am I going to do now?". All of the What Ifs? came flooding into my mind, What if- I never find another job? What if-I hate being at home all day? What if-I get old and lazy being on my own so much?. So the title of this book really appealed to me and I have to thank the author for helping me to see things in a different light. Embrace a new life without fear!.
I will refer to this little gem whenever I get a "What If" moment.
Ann Hayes on 05.04.2011.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
on March 09, 2011 :
I came across this wonderful little booked quite by accident really and it has changed my whole way of looking at everyday challenges. It's innovative method of dealing with your fears was the highlight of the book for me. It is very easy to read and what I really liked was the understanding of the author of her subject matter and the techniques she has provided. I would highly recommend this book to any one who needs to change their thinking in order to be the very best that they can be.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)