Don’t Let Your Worries Run Your Life PDF
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Therapeutic Assignments to Help You Overcome Your Generalized Anxiety Disorder
The workbook has 47 worksheets to help people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), including special worksheets on dealing with anxiety related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Is your life being taken over by your constant worrying? Do you find yourself worrying through the day about money, health, family, work, or other issues? Do you find it difficult to control your worrying even though you know it is not helping you? Do you expect the worst in almost any situation, even when you are aware that there is no real reason for concern?
If you answered yes to most of these questions, you likely have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), a problem that affects over 3 percent of the US population. GAD is diagnosed when a person finds it difficult to control worrying on more days than not for at least six months and has three or more of the following symptoms:
• Feeling nervous, irritable, or on edge
• Having a sense of impending danger, panic, or doom
• Having an increased heart rate
• Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation), sweating, and/or trembling
• Feeling weak or tired
• Having difficulty concentrating
• Having trouble sleeping
• Experiencing gastrointestinal problems
But you don’t have to let your worries ruin your life! You can live your life in the moment. You can do things and go places whenever you want. You can live a fulfilling and happier life in just a few months. This book can help. Its four main sections provide forty-one worksheets to help you overcome your GAD. Although the exercises can be used on your own, we highly recommend you use this book with a qualified psychotherapist who can guide you.
The assignments can be thought of as therapy homework. Your therapist can explain why each exercise is important and also guide you in learning new emotional, cognitive, and behavioural skills that can stop your excessive worrying.