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The Worry Trick Audiobook

The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It

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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.

©2016 David A. Carbonell (P)2016 Wetware Media

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    M Ingledew 24/10/2017
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    "Sensible and sound"

    At times he could have been talking about me directly. Will have to listen again I am sure to remind myself of the techniques. Best line for me was thoughts are like the guard dogs in your mind, barking at everything..

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Smith 08/01/2017
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    "easy and helpful"

    totally puts a different spin on the way I view my anxiety now. it's really helped.

    10 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Mr. David Miladinovic 30/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "This book I can say has saved my life"

    Before I was so confused about anxiety and the constant uncontrollable worries I have, which were leading to depression, which led to suicidal thought's. this book has helped me understand alot about these problems and has helped me finally move on with my life. I would recommend this book to everyone so they can get an understanding of what anxiety is and how seriously it effects some people. and I would especially recommend this book to people who suffer with anxiety, as it helped me and with an open mind will help you, please don't suffer in silence like I did.

    11 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    "An excellent book for everyone."

    An excellent book, useful for everyone, not just for those that feel generally anxious. Gives understanding on how anxiety works and how can be best addressed by those that suffer, and those around them in simple language and natural ways of communication.

    Simply excellent.

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    Cliente Amazon 24/11/2017
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    "Highly recommend to understand anxiety"

    This is excellent for both those who worry and for understanding loved ones with anxiety, as it is not easy to explain or understand anxiety if you do not worry yourself.
    The narrator was very good and enjoyable to listen to. I listened through once and will do so again to try the techniques that were suggested.

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    T. Miles Forest Hill, London United Kingdom 20/11/2017
    T. Miles Forest Hill, London United Kingdom 20/11/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Truly awful"

    This book successfully replaced my worries with intense irritation. Like a lot of American self-help books it is 95% padding and stories of patients recounted very slowly. In future I’m going to avoid any book by someone with a name with middle initial and a PhD after it.

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    "great book"

    the book provides good techniques to combat obsessive and persistent worrying using a counterintuitive approach. Like many I was struggling so much with fighting thoughts in my head and attempting to reassure myself, this ultimately did not serve me well and I felt a new approach was needed. I can say this book has helped me so much, it will assist you to sit with worry without trying to hide it or argue with it. Give it a go I say

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    21/08/17
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    "Good book"

    I really liked this book. The concepts have helped me look at things differently. Thank you!!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • nf
    05/10/17
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    "wow!"

    I have severe health anxiety that i overcame once and am in the process of again. This is an absolute necessity of information that can and will help anyone who is trying to recover. I had burst out laughing many times throughout this book in times of great distress! This will be my go to guide along with anything claire weeks and atlast a life by paul david. They are all life savers! Thank you!!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    23/09/17
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    "Awesome...I learned some new techniques"

    I loved listening to this book. It has definitely thought me to be friends with my worries. I think whether you chronically worry about stuff or you just have things that really worry you at times, this book will teach you on how to lighten the loads of worry from your brain. Glad I bought it

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    13/09/17
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    "Helpful"

    I believe that the content covers a wider aspect of title and having some good practical exercises. Overall good book.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    30/08/17
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    "Solid perspective on worry"

    This audio book covered, from a very grounded and practical perspective, some of the root causes and techniques to manage worry and anxiety. I enjoyed the practical advice and clear vision towards the thinking patterns that trigger and elevate anxious thinking.

    Having read several books on the subject, I would say I found little 'new' concepts, however the author's plain English and practical approach was quite enlightening.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Samantha Julien
    29/08/17
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    "Great read!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. Everything was so detailed and clearly explained. Thanks!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Shelly Haskell
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    20/09/17
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    "Tame those worries."

    If you have ever worried yourself sick, this book will help you get perspective and tame those worries.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • David
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    17/08/17
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    "Pretty good"

    Easy listen to hear how crazy others are with regards to worry. Extra words hgggggggg

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • jake charlie
    09/08/17
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    "awesome book."

    I will read this book over again so it becomes part of me like my other books. ( finished Aug 9th )

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • C3p-BRO
    GOLETA, CA, US
    27/07/17
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    "Life Changing."

    This author is a Godsend. I could not believe how much worry has been decreased. I was like a wet fish, I didn't even know I was doing it.

    I've tried therapy, medication, meditation, hypnosis, tons of articles YouTube videos, group support, soooo many things, this book is like the only thing that helped me. God bless you sir!

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful

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