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The dutiful worrier : how to stop compulsive worry without feeling guilty

Author: Elliot D Cohen
Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger Publications, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Do You Feel It's Your Duty To Worry?

If your answer to this question is "yes," you may be suffering from a type of compulsive behavior called dutiful worrying. On the positive side, dutiful worrying can make you feel as if you're actually doing something to improve or control your situation. But this unproductive habit eventually robs you of energy and peace of mind and can leave you feeling overwhelmed.

The Dutiful Worrier pinpoints why some of us become compulsive worriers and offers a four-step program to end this vicious circle.

Complete with self-evaluations and exercises, this book offers guidance for keeping perspective and accepting that you are not responsible for preventing catastrophe. Without the burden of dutiful worrying you will be able to enjoy life more freely and fully. --Book Jacket.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Nonfiction
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elliot D Cohen
ISBN: 9781572248977 1572248971 9781572248984 157224898X
OCLC Number: 664666635
Description: vi, 156 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: How dutiful worrying undermines your happiness --
Four steps to overcoming dutiful worrying --
How to identify your faulty reasoning --
How to find and refute your reasoning fallacies --
Taking a rational approach --
Cultivating courage --
Respecting yourself --
Attaining serenity in an imperfect world --
Making moral decisions --
Acting instead of worrying --
How to stop worrying without feeling guilty.
Responsibility: Elliot D. Cohen.

Abstract:

Do You Feel It's Your Duty To Worry?

If your answer to this question is "yes," you may be suffering from a type of compulsive behavior called dutiful worrying. On the positive side, dutiful worrying can make you feel as if you're actually doing something to improve or control your situation. But this unproductive habit eventually robs you of energy and peace of mind and can leave you feeling overwhelmed.

The Dutiful Worrier pinpoints why some of us become compulsive worriers and offers a four-step program to end this vicious circle.

Complete with self-evaluations and exercises, this book offers guidance for keeping perspective and accepting that you are not responsible for preventing catastrophe. Without the burden of dutiful worrying you will be able to enjoy life more freely and fully. --Book Jacket.

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