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Show Your Anxiety Who's Boss: A Three-Step CBT Program to Help You Reduce Anxious Thoughts and Worry

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Outsmart your anxiety with a ridiculously easy, three-step approach!

Is your anxiety running your life? Does it tell you where you can go, and when? Does it keep you trapped in a bubble of fear and panic? Anxiety can happen anytime, anywhere—and that’s why you need simple, in-the-moment skills to stay grounded when worry takes hold. This accessible guide will help you gain
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 1st 2020 by New Harbinger Publications
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Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I highly recommend this book to those dealing with anxiety issues. The CBt techniques are well-explained. Some of the examples given are relatable. The author has explained the hows and whys in detail. An informative book with worksheets and practise exercises to work on. If you have gone through/going through CBT sessions, I am sure you could relate to the techniques mentioned in this book.
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait to tell people about this book! As someone who suffers from extreme anxiety, I found Show Your Anxiety Who's Boss to be an eye-opener. This book frequently asks the reader to write responses to prompts in a personal journal. This wasn't always an option for me depending on the location I was reading it, but it definitely helps to follow those instructions in order to visualize your anxieties within the context of what is being discussed. I was reading this book while focusing on mul ...more
Julie Anna
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an e-ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Show Your Anxiety Who’s Boss shows readers how to reduce their anxiety using an approach that you’d likely find in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), written by a therapist himself. The author approaches the regular methods of combatting anxiety, and why those attempts or notions aren’t working. Instead of these, he applies a better strategy that helps readers get down to the root of their own anxiety, what’s causin
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review. This book was a blessing for me because the older I got, the harder it was to do the things I wanted to do. I have given up a lot of things I wanted to do and I learned it was anxiety standing in the way. I just couldn't talk myself into doing things like I used to. It wasn't until I found this book on NetGalley that things started to look promising. While I was reading it, I did the notebook and kept going back to it. There are so much info ...more
Leigh Kirkconnell
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Show Your Anxiety Who's Boss has all the answers I needed to turn the tables on anxiety. The delivery is easy to understand and even amusing! There are online worksheets you can print out to help you implement the techniques. After reading this book I had a better understanding of how anxiety works and have been able to greatly reduce the negative impact it was taking on my life. This book is an essential resource for anyone bothered by anxiety. After struggling for years with worry and anxious ...more
Greta (Upcloseandbookish)
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A three-step program to combat chronic anxiety full of strategies and practical information to face your anxiety head-on and not avoid it. A very detailed book with a plethora of information and exercises. A book that you will read again and again. Highly recommended.
Karen Sukenic
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Minden's approach is practical from the first chapter to the last. He provides a step by step approach to get to know what's behind the anxious thought patterns, and what to do to balance the anxiety with more realistic thought patterns. Writing exercises help to guide the reader to action instead of just wondering what to do next. This is an extremely helpful book for helping you with your own anxiety or to help to understand anxiety in someone else. It's an excellent way to get to know and ...more
Dara Efron
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What I like about this book is that it focuses on ways to respond more effectively to anxiety instead of working so hard to control it all the time. The book makes the case that people who struggle with anxiety get stuck in trying to feel better at the expense of avoiding other things they care about in life. I really liked the cognitive behavioral approach to finding different ways to think and act when you’re feeling anxious. The author provides many relatable examples and goes into detail abo ...more
Sharon Naylor Toris
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
A nice primer with provided backup in the form of online worksheets, useful for those who suffer from low- to mid-grade anxiety when coping options are varied. Makes a good case that symptoms and types of anxiety are layered and fluid, and that the individual can expect to work for some relief. Realism comes as a welcome respite from following all of those prescribed steps, questions and feedback loops. I found this to be a good recommendation for friends, students and loved ones who need some a ...more
Diah R
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
(I received a digital ARC via NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

3.5 stars rounded up

I would recced the book to anyone with anxiety.
My anxiety might be quite chronic because I got anxious reading the book lol

Show Your Anxiety Who's Boss helped me understand more about my condition and analyse it. It wasn't always rainbows and butterflies and it wasn't the type of book filled with positivity, but it is a book where you want a (quite) in-depth tells about your anxiety and how to man
joyce w. laudon
Dec 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
The holiday season can be a time of great cheer and joy.  For some though, it is a time of year when anxiety reaches its peak.  While this book is not about the holidays, it is a very good resource on anxiety in general.  The author is a practitioner of CBT or cognitive behavioral therapy.  He sets out a way to understand and work with anxiety so that it does not rule one's life.  Dr. Minden has a three step plan which includes making "useful predictions, not anxious fictions", taking action and ...more
Erin Jackson Haugen
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Minden's book, Show Your Anxiety Who's Boss, is an excellent book to help you tackle anxiety! He breaks down important myths of anxiety and helps the reader truly understand why some things we *want* to do when managing our anxiety aren't necessarily helpful. Through his 3-step approach, he skillfully presents the science behind CBT and shares practical tips for long-standing change. He also offers many examples and exercises for the reader to relate to and practice these new skills. I've re ...more
Dec 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I’m giving this book 3 ⭐️. I thought that it was very good and highly informative for someone living with this condition. There were very helpful parts that stuck out to me . I definitely recommend this book. Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to read this book in exchange for my honest opinion. #Netgalley
Jun 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received this book as an LT Give Away in exchange for a review. My extended family has a history os generalized anxiety so I thought this might be helpful. The writing was done well and easy to understand. Dr. Minden was also very good at giving real life examples that were great illustrations of anxiety, and how one may feel, throughout the book. I also liked how the suggested worksheets were available online as well. I have yet to try the full program but in reading, I can see how if these s ...more
Jan 19, 2020 rated it liked it
A well intentioned, structured attempt to help those with anxiety by getting them to look at their thought patterns, questioning them as well as identifying strategies for dealing with anxious thoughts. The author advises the use of a notebook during this process and worksheets are available online. The advice will be helpful for many readers, but probably not adequate for others with deep rooted anxiety issues.

Full Disclosure--NetGalley and the publisher provided me with a digital ARC of this
Ashley Peterson
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Show Your Anxiety Who’s Boss by Joel Minden provides strategies drawn from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help manage anxiety. CBT is an evidence-based treatment, so while the strategies won’t necessarily for everyone, they are legit, unlike many of the other self-help books floating around.

The approach is broken down into three major steps: predictions, not anxious fictions; take action, demand satisfaction; and accept and redirect. The book is divided into three sections based on these
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