The Worry Trick

  • by David A Carbonell, PhD
  • Narrated by Stephen Paul Aulridge, Jr.
  • 6 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Are you truly in danger or has your brain simply "tricked" you into thinking you are? In The Worry Trick, psychologist and anxiety expert David Carbonell shows how anxiety hijacks the brain and offers effective techniques to help you break the cycle of worry, once and for all.
Anxiety is a powerful force. It makes us question ourselves and our decisions, causes us to worry about the future, and fills our days with dread and emotional turbulence. Based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this audiobook is designed to help you break the cycle of worry.
Worry convinces us there's danger, and then tricks us into getting into fight, flight, or freeze mode - even when there is no danger. The techniques in this audiobook, rather than encouraging you to avoid or try to resist anxiety, show you how to see the trick that underlies your anxious thoughts, and how avoidance can backfire and make anxiety worse.
If you're ready to start observing your anxious feelings with distance and clarity - rather than getting tricked once again - this audiobook will show you how.

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I'm 99% sure that this book is going to give me my life back.

The Worry Trick is essentially both a rundown as to why traditional CBT (especially administered by professionals) has the potential to harm more than it could ever help, and a guide containing a plethora of techniques and tricks to stunt the growth of an anxiety or depression problem in its tracks. The problem with CBT is the quicksand-like struggle; ACT (especially combined with the interesting 'Paradoxical Therapy') is THE ANSWER I've been looking for my entire life.

Some of the techniques described in The Worry Trick helped my GAD symptoms immediately. I paused the book numerous times to let out a gigantic sigh of relief, knowing that I didn't have to struggle endlessly with this problem; or maybe I still do, except I can learn to 'gel' or float with it and minimize the impact. I'm looking forward to implementing these techniques in social situations, and I'm even going to beg my psychologist to get on board with this with me.

The delivery of the audiobook couldn't be any better, either. The narration is perfect for driving certain points home, and the acting / singing stints were executed nicely.

I recommend this for anybody with anxiety issues. Do yourself a favor and give this a shot, especially if you're ready to stop struggling and start living your life again.
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- Ian B. "I like to read with my eyes closed."

Definitely Helpful

Take a long walk and just listen. It helped me to get out of the loop of anxiety and laugh at myself just a bit.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-22-2016
  • Publisher: Wetware Media