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The Anxiety Solution

A Quieter Mind, a Calmer You
Narrated by: Chloe Brotheridge
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of The Anxiety Solution, written and read by Chloe Brotheridge.

'I know what it's like to be stuck in a cycle of anxiety. I used to feel as though fear and worry were a permanent part of who I was...but I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be this way. The truth is, your natural state is one of calmness and confidence - and I'm going to teach you how to get there.'

Therapist Chloe Brotheridge has used the latest scientific research and her own personal experience to create a programme that has already helped thousands of her clients to overcome anxiety. The Anxiety Solution will provide you with simple yet powerful practical tools to help you manage your symptoms and start feeling better every day. Chloe will help you to understand why we feel anxious in the first place and equips you with techniques to help manage the symptoms and start living a happier, more confident life.

Whether it is social media pressure, perfectionism or fear of failure, this book will show you how to regain control of your life. If you want to spend less time worrying and restore your confidence, this book is the solution for you. You'll be surprised how quickly you can be back in control and able to enjoy your life once again. The Anxiety Solution is your road map to a calmer, happier and more confident you.

©2017 Chloe Brotheridge (P)2017 Penguin Random House UK

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If you struggle with anxiety, this is a must read!

Chloe's personal experience coupled with her client's experiences and research makes this book a must read! She provides a wealth of information and a range of techniques to help you cope better with day to day life.

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Not for me

Really struggled to get into this. It just felt like I was party to a rather tatty AA session, I didn't enjoy this at all. It felt like a quick pep talk from somebody sharing their own experiences coupled with some stuff taken from Google and the NHS website to pad it out.
I didn't feel connected at all, listening to this felt more like a lecture; dictating with regular taps on the backside.
The longer this went on, the more I cringed until I could listen no more.
I really didn't feel like the author tried to make a genuine connection with her readers.

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Good but not for me

I listened to this book quite quickly. The author is easy to listen to and her personal experiences bring a better level of credibility and likability.
However, this book didn't really help me with more of a obsessive anxiety and I feel that if you're suffering badly, or a specific form of anxiety, this might just scratch the surface and provide a level of explanation behind the reasoning instead of significantly helping.

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Specifically for women

it's hard to like it when it is aimed at women specifically. The author contradicts herself by saying she wants to help people when in reality she only wants to help women. Men suffer from anxiety too!!

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An essential read for anyone who suffers anxiety

One of the most helpful books I’ve ever listened to regarding the topic.

The author was relatable and tackled all aspects of the condition, using scientific research to help the reader better understand the thought process behind anxiety.

There was a lot of thought provoking statements made and I feel personally far more liberated from anxious thoughts since purchasing this book. I would go as far as to say that this book is an essential book to read/listen to if you suffer from the condition of anxiety. It helps you understand yourself far better and leaves you feeling calmer and more confident in your everyday life.

I 100% recommend the book.

The audiobook is fantastic for listening to if you’re in the shower/cleaning.

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Loved It

So useful and helpful. it has given me a better understanding and acceptance of myself giving positive steps for change. Highly Recommended

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  • 06-05-17

Excellent

Excellent, really helpful (although it is clearly targeted at women due to the language used, I think it contains information helpful for anyone)?

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  • Ev
  • 05-03-18

Pseudo science

What would have made The Anxiety Solution better?

Objective facts alongside the many anecdotes. Assumptions passed off casually.

Has The Anxiety Solution put you off other books in this genre?

Yes. Massively so.

What didn’t you like about Chloe Brotheridge’s performance?

A book for women by women. Men suffer too, and to be disparaged by authors pseudo-science about how women have it worse, despite all the science pointing the other way, isn't very nice.

What character would you cut from The Anxiety Solution?

N/A

Any additional comments?

Avoid if you're looking for help, as this is a pointless anecdote-laden brain-dump by the author, and a cynical way of earning money publishing a book.

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Brilliant for anyone with anxiety.

Really good practical advice, easy to listen to with good exercises to follow. I would recommend to anyone who is struggling with anxiety.

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Massive help

I really loved this book. It's helping me every day to calm my anxiety and it felt as if I had written it. Thank you so much :-)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-07-17

Life changing

I never realized that all the negative thoughts I had, even as a child, were anxiety driven. This book put a name to my demons and put me on the road to improvement. I am so grateful.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 13-07-17

A Quieter Mind This Book Makes

This is a number one on my list. 5 stars!!
Just the sound of her voice is calming. I listen to her in the car when I get anxious.

She shares some great material that will change you a little each day if you just listen with an open mind.

Thanks Chloe for sharing your experiences and knowledge. You have changed many lives.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-09-17

This book changed my life

I recommend this book for anyone who has anxiety. It helps you realize that you are not the only one going through this and it gives you a lot of helpful tips to reduce your anxiety. I have recommended this to everyone I know who is suffering with Anxiety.

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  • Michele McCoy
  • 07-11-18

So so helpful and inspiring

This book was beautifully written. I loved the content and the way that it was introduced. Very soothing voice as well. I plan to listen to it again sometime 🙂.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-05-18

Helpful tips

Some good helpful nuggets that make you see anxiety differently and tips for coping. I enjoy that she mentions (a little bit) the additional pressures felt by women, as its relatable and most books dont have that.

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  • Lynne W
  • 15-03-18

A surprisingly wise guide to a more serene life

This book is clearly aimed at readers decades younger than I am, but I found the author's many suggestions quite practical, original, and straightforward. I long ago resolved many of the issues of life, love, and work referred to in the book, but I have never learned to have a quiet mind so I was drawn to the title.I liked her conversational tone and gentle humor. Also, I enjoyed the author's reading of her own book; she was authentic and convincing and even entertaining , considering that this is a book on a serious subject.

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  • Ann Kathrin Granhus
  • 10-03-18

ok

There is a lot of good tips in this book and I like the music that comes with the exercises. The book is for people with "light" anxieties and worries I think, and since mine now is because of a loss of a family member it does not going into such nough helping. but ok book listening too, in order to keep the mind on something more helpfull thoughts. Also nice that the book is devided into different thematics like sleep and food.

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  • PAUL A SPIES
  • 27-02-18

Watered down

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Common knowledge... Teach me something I dont know. Not much substance in this book.

Has The Anxiety Solution turned you off from other books in this genre?

No

What does Chloe Brotheridge bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Not much

What character would you cut from The Anxiety Solution?

None