Overcoming Anticipatory Anxiety (eBook)
Should I, or shouldn’t I? What if something goes horribly wrong? Anticipatory anxiety—the avoidance component of generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, and phobias—leads to chronic indecisiveness, procrastination, catastrophizing, and avoidance. From the authors of Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts, this liberating guide—grounded in proven-effective therapy modalities—shows readers how to face their fears, get unstuck, make decisions, and live a vital and engaged life.
Get ahead of your anticipatory anxiety, and start living with flexibility and peace of mind.Do you automatically assume the worst-case-scenario when faced with difficulty? Do you stress about situations that haven’t happened yet, or find yourself anticipating disaster around every corner? Does the prospect of making a decision leave you feeling overwhelmed and paralyzed? From subtle avoidance behaviors to the most nightmarish terrors, anticipatory anxiety is the engine that drives it all. Understanding how this hidden enemy tricks you, and, most importantly, how to overcome it, will liberate you to live a more flexible and joyful life.In Overcoming Anticipatory Anxiety, two anxiety experts team up to teach you how to manage your overactive imagination, limit future-based thinking, face your fears, make decisions, and live with more freedom and joy. This must-have guide is grounded in the authors’ innovative and easy-to-remember DANCE model:•Discern your anticipatory anxiety•Accept doubts and discomfort•No struggling or avoiding•Commit to proceed•Embrace the present as it is, so you can get on with your life Your relationship with your worries and imagination will shift, so that you can focus on what is genuinely important.It’s time to stop worrying about what might happen, start facing your fears, rein in your self-defeating imagination, and live fully in the moment. Get this book and discover the motivation and skills needed to take charge of your anticipatory anxiety.