and Anxiety: How To Be In Charge Of
Your Emotions and Control Phobias
Dr. Bob Rich
read ... Recommended
This is a book of 91 pages, 8
chapters and bibliography written by a counselor with many years
experience in the field.
Chapter titles include 'Why You
Need An Anti-Switch Stress,' 'The Cave Person in You,' 'The Man
Who Got Dogs to Dribble and Drool On Demand,' 'Phobias,' 'Making
the Switch,' 'Help From Those Who Care,' 'Talking Back', 'And
Author Rich points out that those
in need cannot expect magic solutions to problems, nor is single
step recovery likely. Rich continues by noting that stress is
our method for reacting to challenge, that we respond to threat
with fight or flight reaction, and anger can goad most of us
to action we may later regret. He underlines what we all know,
but often forget in that stress is often the result of our interaction
with other people.
This work is a blending of case
studies taken from Dr. Rich's files, procedures, and educated
perceptiveness into the human understanding. It is an indispensable
teaching guide for those dealing with anxiety disorder and other
problematic responses. This book will educate on how to modify
these behaviors and emend both mental and physical health.
In Anger and Anxiety: How To
Be In Charge Of Your Emotions and Control Phobias Writer Rich
has produced an easily read work meant for those who realize
they are in need of some help with the problems they may be facing
in life. This short little book is packed with helpful suggestions
while not overwhelming the reader with a lot of psychoanalyst
mumbo jumbo. Rich offers good suggestions without trying to solve
all problems. He knows that the job of the psychologist is not
to solve or point out solutions, but to guide the distraught
toward learning what does and does not work in order for them
to solve their own problems.
Dr. Rich describes how anxiety
and phobias come about and are maintained once developed. He
cites everything handy in order to get his point across. Fantasy,
Sci-Fi, selections from texts and extracts taken from case studies
are all interwoven with the erudite explication of problems discussed.
Rich reviews a variety of divergent behaviors, he presents a
chronicle of studies and introduces what he terms the ABC method
for analyzing behavior in stressful situations. A/the antecedent
leading to B/behavior resulting in C/consequence. Rich suggests
that the keeping of a behavior diary listing reactions etc can
be helpful for sorting out understanding response to stress.
He offers a detailed variety of coping techniques for dealing
with identified problems.
The most hesitant or into denial
reader facing problems may well find Anger and Anxiety: How To
Be In Charge Of Your Emotions and Control Phobias a valuable
tool as they search for something to help them with their struggle
to overcome whatever emotional problems facing them. Rich offers
sound suggestions couched in terms lay readers can understand
as he explains the significant attributes of the Cognitive-Behavioral
approach . His writing is hard hitting, deals with real problems
and offers sensible proposals for the reader to use.