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Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: The 4-Step Plan to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want by Tamar Chansky

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PART II

The Four Steps

The Master Plan for Overcoming Anxious Thinking to Create the Life You Want

Knowledge is power: when you know how your brain works, you can take whatever steps you need to anticipate problems and play to strengths.

—JOHN J. RATEY, MD, AND CATHERINEJOHNSON, PHD, SHADOW SYNDROMES

THE PAUSE THAT CREATES TIME, DISTANCE, AND POSSIBILITY

We are storytellers, constantly narrating the events in our life, and the four steps ensure the story is about us and our lives, rather than the extremes and magnifications of our untrustworthy imaginations. These anxious story lines can get stuck in our minds and multiply and therefore seem more important than they are, but with practice, we can learn to effectively shake them out of the net. ...

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