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Life in the 21st century is tough – new technology, constant change, more choice and extra pressure all add to our stress levels. And when you’re stressed or tired your insecurities increase – so breaking that cycle feels impossible. But help is at hand: this book will show you how to beat stress and become more positive, relaxed and productive.Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo UsLife in the 21st century is tough – new technology, constant change, more choice and extra pressure all add to our stress levels. And when you’re stressed or tired your insecurities increase – so breaking that cycle feels impossible. But help is at hand: this book will show you how to beat stress and become more positive, relaxed and productive.Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar draw on the latest cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) research to show you how to develop coping strategies and learn practical techniques to deal with stress and anxiety quickly and effectively. From reducing worry and boosting energy to breathing and mindfulness techniques, this helpful little book will make your life more serene, stress-free and fulfilled.Chapters include: Relaxation exercises, Work-life balance, Eating well, Exercise and fitness, Stress management, Dealing with anger, Overall health, Overcoming anxiety....

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ISBN : 9781848662834
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Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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This Book Will Make You Calm Reviews

  • Inge
    2019-05-19 23:26

    This Book Will Make You Calm is an interesting and refreshing take on anxiety books. I am by no means an expert on this, seeing as I’ve read a whopping total of two books on anxiety, but I found this to be quite enjoyable, despite its serious subject matter. It’s also filled with useful titbits, and is presented in such a way that it’s easy to follow.It explains anxiety in such a way that it’s easy to understand. We dive deeper into stress and all its symptoms, negative thought processes, and relaxation exercises. The book is neatly separated into chapters, such as ‘Understanding Stress’, ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’, and ‘Take A Deep Breath’. After every chapter, they sum up all the information presented in a neat little square. The book uses modern language combined with a healthy sense of humour, which always gets you bonus points in my book. Here’s a “fun” way of looking at anxiety:"Annoyingly, anxiety doesn't just pop up, wave and then disappear. It tends to hang around like a persistent wasp at a BBQ."On top of that, it’s an interactional book. In the beginning, you’re given a checklist with all the anxiety-related symptoms you could possibly be having. You might not even realise that they are anxiety-related, but they’re there, e.g. forgetfulness, not looking after yourself, etc. Then, after every chapter, there’s an assignment, such as trying out a breathing technique they’ve explained, or trying to visualise your happy place.It requires you to really analyse your anxiety from a logical point of view. You think about all the situations that have caused you stress recently, and then look at it from different angles. What were you feeling physically, what were you feeling emotionally, what was going through your head, and what were your actions? This way, it gets more scientific rather than emotional, and I thought that was a really good method. Another example is to practice positive thinking, such as “I can cope with this” and “I’m getting better”.It’s also given me the motivation to pick up yoga, which I’ve now been doing for over a month, and am determined to keep going. Other things I do (not necessarily inspired by this book, but worth mentioning) is keep a journal on all the times I’ve left the house, go for walks or bike rides, and I’ll be taking up jogging very soon.Last but not least, I’ve written down all the bite-sized information squares in a notebook, and I like to look at them every once in a while. They remind me of the most important bits in the book. Here are a few examples:“Making relaxation a priority in your life will permanently change the effect of stress on your body.”“Facing your fears and dealing with problems head-on will build your confidence and convince your sceptical brain that you can do things and you can cope.”So all in all, I thought this was a really good one, and I’d recommend it to anyone suffering from anxiety.

  • ❀Aimee❀ Just one more page...
    2019-05-01 21:26

    Stressed?All my life I've always been the detail-oriented, over-achieving, what-if-scenario-replaying girl. It can be exhausting. It might be part of the reason I've always liked books - an escape from life issues, distraction, and you don't have to interact with anyone.I searched all over for books that would help. While the books made sense, I couldn't quite move the advice from head to heart. I could tell myself that worry did no good, but that didn't stop my body from betraying me. Any counselor/psychologist I saw never told me anything I hadn't already read about. I finally realized that a low dose anti-anxiety med really helped me. I also found a good psychologist who actually had a couple of new perspectives for me that led to some "ah-ha!" moments. I wish I had this book when I was really struggling.It is filled with actually worthwhile (and simple) activities to work through your thought processes (it uses cognitive behavioral therapy). That being said, the authors do note that some people may need to see a professional and/or seek medication. No matter what combination you need to achieve well-being, this book will be valuable.Onward to a calmer, less-anxious, new you!I received a free digital copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Rahaf🌿
    2019-05-09 03:40

    الكتاب في البداية يعرّفك على القلق والتوتّر والضغط؛ والرابط بينهم، وكيفيّة التعامل معهم، وماهي الأساليب التي يجب إتخاذها جراء ذلك.بالإضافة لخطط وجداول تساعدك على مواجهتهم بواقعيّة، بدلًا من التهرّب منهم وظنّهم سمة شخصية، لأن ذلك مفهوم خاطئ بالطبع. سيساعدك على التخلّص منهم، أو بمعنى أصح التخفيف منهم لأن لا يمكن التخلص منهم بشكل نهائي.من الأشياء الجميلة التي ذكرها: مساوئ كلمة "ماذا لو"؟ وكيفيّة التوقف عن المماطلة، وأساليب الإسترخاء، بالإضافة لمعرفة الفرق بين ما يجب عليه القلق، وما لا يجب عليك القلق عليه، وذلك لأن بينهما فرقًا شاسعًا، أي بعض الأمور مهما قلقت عليها لن يفيدك هذا الأمر في شيء.الكتاب في الغالب سيجعلك أكثر قدرةً على مواجهة مشاكلك بمنطقيّة؛ والعيش في راحة وإسترخاء أكثر من ذي قبل.سيناسب غالبًا جميع الفئات، ولكن سيناسب أكثر الأشخاص الذين يعانون من ضغط في العمل، أو من لديهم إرتباطات كثيرة، أو الذين يعانون من ضعف في إدارة الوقت.الكتاب جميل خفيف ولطيف جدًا، إستمتعت به. بالإضافة إلى الكثير من الأمور والأساليب الرائعة التي تعلمتها وساعدتني بشكل كبير.

  • Deniz Cem Önduygu
    2019-05-13 23:29

    It took too long to finish because I was able to read it only in moments of high anxiety – in normal times, reading it was making me anxious because the book asks you to remember and log and analyze stressful events in your life for various exercises. So I restricted my interaction with it with moments when I was already anxious for some reason – already up for the battle.I recommend this book to people suffering from anxiety. It hasn't transformed me altogether (yet) but I've adopted some of the dozens of insights and techniques it offers that work for me really well. I believe you can find many others in there that work for you.

  • Poppy99
    2019-05-08 22:31

    This is a very easy read full of handy tips to reduce anxiety and stress. Straightforward, plain English. The book itself is a very handy size to carry around. A good one to refer back to when you need a top up.

  • Rebecca_harley
    2019-05-09 22:28

    Really helpful for me personally, maybe not everyone's cup of tea though. Would still definitely recommend it to anyone who often feels angry or stressed.

  • Angie Salama
    2019-05-26 04:37

    It has great strategies, though u need to get them work on your own. But it gives u enough direction

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    2019-05-22 20:39


  • nilay
    2019-05-08 01:38

    If you already read so much this kind of books, you can find this as a cliché. If not, you find so much zen-living tricks, healthy foods and living balance etc.

  • DANA
    2019-04-26 04:46

    مفيد وعملي

  • Nora
    2019-05-10 20:43

    الكتاب جميل يعطي خططاً لتقليل من التوتر و الضغط و أفكاراً للتغلب على الأفكار السلبية عندما نتعرض لموقف ما ، انصح به

  • Chris
    2019-05-20 01:27

    Co-written by a clinical psychologist and journalist, this self-help book has a number of platitudes, such as tidying up, eating a healthy diet, exercise, getting enough sleep, and so on, but also interesting parts as well about dealing with stress and anxiety. You don’t have to read the book from cover to cover.I liked the part about negative automatic thinking. Making assumptions too quickly. The authors propose looking for alternative ways of viewing a situation. Question your prejudices. How your stress is very dependent on your interpretation of an event. I think the authors are right that questioning your immediate reaction is a good idea. You have to give other people the benefit of the doubt. It’s easy to generalize and distort info to fit your worldview. For example remembering the time you made a fool of yourself and overlooking the success you had. You may put too much emphasis on one particular character flaw and overlook other aspects about that person.Another tip is creating a peaceful, imaginary place in your mind where you can relax, and your stressful thoughts are let out with each breath you take.The authors suggest jotting down causes and possible solutions to anxiety in order to relax. But picking a specific time to think about stressful matters is something I couldn’t do. Perhaps others are able to. I would want to talk it over with someone rather than think about the problem alone.Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar urge us to distract our worried thoughts by playing a game, doing a crossword, listening to music, exercise, reading positive quotes, and so on.

  • Sheila
    2019-04-27 01:25

    I started reading "This Book Will Make You Calm" while I was at the height of stress and every day I was having a battle with my temper. You can say I read the book when I most needed it for it proved to be really useful and actually helped me see stressful events from a logical perspective. The book was very easy to read and understand. The division and sequencing of chapters also made sense. I liked that from the get go, the authors didn't claim the strategies they offer would work on every person as well as it being a 100% cure for your anxiety problems. Even after reading the book, you may or may not need to consult with a trained medical professional. However, what the book does guarantee is that you will be taught constructive ways on how to better control your emotions and thoughts when dealing with stressful events which could of course prevent anxiety and worry from overwhelming and taking control of your life.

  • Alexfierybookworm
    2019-05-11 02:31

    A nice, quick {Although I stopped & started again once!}, easy, funny & relatable read. I enjoyed the writing style & the structured Chapters.Does what it says on the tin & also actually gives you the tools to continue using moving forwards. I'd recommend this to everyone-However big or small of a role anxiety plays in your life, this will definitely help if you choose to take it all in. :)I have the Happy & Confident Books in this series too {All 3 were free with Magazines}-Definitely going to give them a read asap.

  • Debbie Scriven
    2019-04-28 00:47

    A handy little book; ideal size to carry with you.10 chapters talking you through what stress and anxiety are and ways that you can tackle it.I particularly liked the chapters on putting worry in its place and reality check.Ideal for those that want a quick read so that they can put new ideas into practice and see what works for them. There are plenty of ideas so if one doesn't work for you I'm sure another will.

  • Jenny
    2019-05-11 02:39

    I really enjoyed this book which was very easy to read. It is full of helpful little tips and I imagine anyone from the very stressed and anxious, to the slightly stressed and anxious, would find at least something of interest in here. I'll be reading more of the series.

  • Jean Brazil
    2019-05-11 23:42

    Cognitve behavioral therapy.

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    2019-04-30 02:26


  • Noura
    2019-05-06 23:54

    I expected something interesting!

  • sara Alkhaaldi
    2019-05-14 23:30

    مُمِل ، أحسني مضيعة وانا اقراه .

  • Debbie
    2019-05-23 21:40

    Brilliant for worriers like me!

  • Moa
    2019-05-11 23:35

    I didn't think this give me any info of value. As someone who suffers from anxiety I could at some points almost feel like it just should shape up and get over it.

  • Dilara
    2019-05-04 00:25