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The Worrywart's Companion
Twenty-One Ways to Soothe Yourself and Worry Smart

Dr. Beverly Potter

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Brimming with practical ideas you can try today. The Worrywart's Companion includes twenty-one simple things you can do when you feel a worry coming on.

Instead of worrying yourself sick, The Worrywart's Companion shows how to soothe yourself so that you can think more clearly, deal with the worry at hand, and then let it go.

Positive, easy to understand, and fun to read, this revolutionary little book explores the roots of worry and explains that worry is a behavior that is learned. The good news is that it can also be unlearned. Tells how to change from being a worrywart to worrying smart .

For the millions of people who lie awake at night worrying, The Worrywart's Companion offers peace of mind and a good night's sleep!

A cheerful book, easy to read book

The coping strategies in this book are refreshing, and there are a lot of novel ideas that are truly helpful. Dr. Potter seems to know her stuff, and the book is informative as well as pleasant. I don't know that it will make you stop worrying forever, but trying the various strategies for dealing with worry and anxiety will be fun, and they certainly can't hurt. I would recommend this book for anyone who has a problem with excessive worrying, or even for the occasional worrier who needs a lift.

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"Positive, easy to understand, and fun to read, "The Worrywart's Companion" explores the roots of worry and explains that worry is a behavior that is learned. The good news is that it can also be unlearned."

The Worrywart’s Companion is an excellent guide for the anxious in heart. It is filled with practical ideas to overcome the worries that keep you awake at night…The book is light, positive, pleasant, commonsensical, and simple….a good self-help book that might give you hope when you’re feeling stuck in a chronic state of worry, agony, and anxiety. It will help you unlearn the negative patterns that have kept you trapped in your web of self-torment. It is a must read for every person who’s negative thinking and worried thoughts dictate every moment of his or her life.
The author writes in a straightforward, comforting style that will appeal to readers stuck in the throes of worry. Unerringly supportive in her approach, Potter encourages individuals to take control of and conquer unrealistic fears. Given the universality of worry, even those who scored low on the worrywart quiz will benefit from applying the book’s coping strategies to their lives.
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Shaman Woman Story:

Is There A Worm In Your Tea?

The Seeker and Shaman Woman were sitting under a grape arbor having tea on a bright sunny afternoon. "It's a lovely afternoon," remarked the Shaman, as she soaked in the sun's warmth. Frowning, the Seeker said, "Yeah, I guess so, " apparently oblivious to the magic of the perfect day. "You are worrying again," observed the Shaman."What makes me worry so much, Shaman Woman?" asked the Seeker."It's like a worm in your tea," answered the Shaman.

Only half-listening, the Seeker replied politely, "Yeah, I guess." "Would you like some warm tea?" asked the Shaman as she poured a cup and handed it to the Seeker.

Thanking the Shaman, the Seeker took the cup. Just as he was about to take a sip, he looked into the cup and, to his horror saw, a worm in his tea. "Ugh, there's a worm in my tea. This is terrible! How awful! What if I didn't see the worm and drank the tea! What could have happened? I might have been poisoned. I could have dies!" The Seeker went on and on, becoming increasingly upset as he did.

"Is that a worm in your tea," asked the Shaman as she pointed to a grapevine above the Seeker's head, "or is it a reflection that you see?"

In The Worrywarts Companion, Docpotter shows how to take charge of worry and the fear and panic it engenders. She provides 21 simple techniques for turning destructive worry into "smart worry". Each technique offers at least one concrete exercise that can be turned to again and again when anxiety gets in the way of productive behavior or sound sleep.

No matter how many times you hear "don't sweat the small stuff," you are going to worry--worry about your family, your jobs the future, and other situations in and out of your control. Dr. Beverly Potter explains how you can avoid drowning in irrational angst and instead "worry smart." The perfect gift for the proverbial "worrywart," this pocket-size stress-buster includes 21 worry-free ways to relax, think clearly, and deal with the little bumps in life. Her methods include imagining a happy ending, cracking a joke, evaluating the cost of worry, and more.

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