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How to Survive the End of the World (When It's in Your Own Head)

An Anxiety Survival Guide
Narrated by: Aaron Gillies
Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (88 ratings)
Regular price: £19.99
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Summary

A front-row ticket to the fight of the year: it's you vs. your brain. 

There are plenty of books out there on how to survive a zombie apocalypse, all-out nuclear war, or Armageddon. But what happens when it feels like the world is ending every single time you wake up? That's what having anxiety is like - and How to Survive the End of the World is here to help. Or at least make you feel like you're not so alone. 

From helping listeners identify the enemy to safeguarding the vulnerable areas of their lives, Aaron Gillies will examine the impact of anxiety and give listeners some tools to fight back - whether with medication, therapy, CBT, coping techniques, or simply a dark sense of humour. 

©2018 Aaron Gillies (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Loved this audiobook!! Thankyou

Brilliant Audio book, tackles Anxiety perfectly. Well read with good humour but with total honesty.

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Life-changing. Funny. Important. And REALLY good.

I bought this book based on comments I'd read on Twitter, hoping that it would help me understand what a relative with anxiety might be experiencing. And it has! So much of it rang true, and has really helped me curb my well-meaning, but basically stupid efforts to help. I hope I'm a better listener now. It's so much the better for not being written by a professional. No pseudo-science or platitudes, but an honest account of managing an unconscious brain that's a bit of a git. My relative is 3/4 through listening to it now and is finding a strength that wasn't there before, seeking professional help, and seemingly accepting that things could improve. A heartfelt thank you, Aaron.

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Not that much actually advice.

A lovely listen, but ultimately could have been said in one page. The repeated jokes are a little wearing.

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  • amy
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Brilliant

Excellent narration, insightful, down to earth and very relatable. We need more books like this!

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Funny, and all round great! Unless you're a moomin

I loved this book! I downloaded it on the basis I found some of the author's tweets funny. Therefore I went in not knowing what I'd get with this book. But it walks the line of comedy, tragic awkwardness and knowledge of the subject matter brilliantly. It gave me a better understanding of anxiety and I can't recommend it enough. Buy this book!

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Good Entertaining Read

cheerful book that is light hearted and funny but gets across a decent message or two . well worth listening to

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Fantastic, engaging and SO helpful!

What a brilliant book. Hilarious and so honest but also full of incredibly useful information and ideas.

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fantastic

brilliant representation of anxiety. enlightening to know I'm not alone in the madness of anxiety

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Excellent book

Great book that tackles a difficult subject quite well. The author is basing it on their own world so it should be taken as such. But he does give a lot of insight into it and his issues. He alzo narrates it well. I recommend it to all.

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Practical, realistic and empowering - and enjoyable

Enjoyed this so much, it did not feel like a self help book but a friend being realistic , relatable and helping you feel you can deal with anxiety- and are not alone. With a dollop of humour and understanding of the real issues and how to deal with them. The best non fiction I’ve read in ages- brilliantly written and narrated