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About the Book

Reid Wilson, one of the most prominent experts on anxiety, shows you how to kick the worry addiction once and for all.

Worry is a game. Anxiety’s best strategy is to convince you to spend most of your energy worrying about how to protect yourself or someone else against harm. It scores points by getting you to worry and stepping back as opposed to stepping forward into the action. Stopping the Noise in Your Head will arm you with the strategies you need to defeat your opponent once and for all.

Did you lock the door?
What if someone gets sick?
Do you have enough money?

Did you prepare enough? Will you get there on time? What if you forget something?  From minor, daily interruptions to bigger, life-impacting fears, worry can consume us. It’s time to flip our perspective on this mental chatter and recognize that worry serves a purpose in our lives. In fact, worry can be healthy.

In this groundbreaking and timely book, anxiety expert Dr. Reid Wilson provides us with a step-by-step approach to overcoming anxiety and worry by moving away from comfort, confidence and security… and willingly moving toward uncertainty, distress and discomfort.

Drawing on a range of sources—from firefighters and fitness instructors to Sir Isaac Newton and Muhammad Ali—Stopping the Noise in Your Head demonstrates the importance of shifting our perspective and stepping toward our challenges in order to regain control of our lives.

  • Learn to identify the difference between heart-racing, sweaty-palm Signals (“I just missed the train!”) and Noise (“What if I miss the train?”)
  • Detect anxiety-ridden patterns by catching yourself in the midst of them
  • Use the power of perspective to get through (“This is hard, and I can handle it”)
  • Choose to feel clumsy, awkward, unsure and afraid as a means of managing distress
  • Pinpoint situations when you must “act as though”