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  • Publisher: Listen & Live Audio; abridged edition edition (Dec. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593160771
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593160777
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 14 x 15.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 595,032 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The therapist will find this a valuable bibliotherapy tool when treating anxiety and depression. It is also an indispensable source of psychological knowledge on worry and its treatment for all mental health practitioners. It should be required reading for any student of psychotherapy. If I could choose only 10 clinical texts for my library, The Worry Cure would be one of them! (The Clinical Psychologist)

This book offers practical and powerful tools to reverse your worry and transform the quality of your life. (Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken The Giant Within AND Unlimited Power) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Dr Robert Leahy is the president of the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy. He lives in New York City. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By I_Like_Juice on 20 Dec. 2013
Format: Paperback
In the words of the almighty Aleksandar Orlov, from CompareTheMeerkat, this book is "unputdownable".

I cannot tell you how accurate this book is telling you how YOU think. 3 more people in my family have read it along with myself, and everyone absolutely loved it.

I think what you would love about this book is that from page 2, it starts to tell you how people generally think, how the worry process works and how we (wrongly) make assumptions about the future and then use those(wrongly made) assumptions to make ourselves worried sick.

The writer is a psychologist, that was important to me as its not just some random person writing about what is a highly complicated psychological matter.

The way the writer unravels your own thinking process is so uncanny it felt like my thoughts were being read by him. I consider myself to be a very ambitious and optimistic person , but I have my moments of doubt and worry and the book explains everything so well, how we fall into the trap of making false assumptions that I was astounded.

I highly recommend it. You can get a free sample on kindle if you have it ( or on kindle pc), and just read that sample chapter. You will love it! Don't worry.
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By Lisa on 22 Sept. 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
GP likes it, I like it. CBT in the comfort of your own home. Work through it slowly - does you good.
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43 of 59 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 Feb. 2006
Format: Paperback
Selected as one of the top 8 self-help books of all-time in SELF Magazine
“Dr. Leahy’s The Worry Cure should have been titled, ‘Seven Simple Steps to a Stress-Free Life.’ This book offers practical and powerful tools to reverse your worry and transform the quality of your life.” —Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within and Unlimited Power
“Highly instructive and accessible . . . Worriers will find relief here.” —Janis Abrahms Spring, Ph.D., author of After the Affair and How Can I Forgive You?
“I heartily recommend this book to everybody who is worried . . . and that includes practically all of us. Eminent psychologist Dr. Robert L. Leahy has designed an easy-to-follow program pinpointing unproductive worries across the broad spectrum of relationships, work, health, and finances. In elegant style, he shows how to neutralize and even eliminate them.” —Aaron T. Beck, M.D., president of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research and university professor emeritus of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania
“An excellent book. The self-assessment questionnaires narrow down each reader’s personal domains of worry, giving them a leg up on making life-altering changes, and the easy-to-understand step-by-step procedures for overcoming worry provide useful tools that are research-based.” —Monica Ramirez Basco, Ph.D., author of Never Good Enough and coauthor of Getting Your Life Back
“Clear and easy to follow . . . like having Dr. Leahy, one of the foremost psychologists in the world, as your personal therapist. His superb insights and understanding of worry allow him to reasonably and logically address this often unreasonable and illogical problem.
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By Rob Clark on 26 Nov. 2014
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Good self help book
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86 of 86 people found the following review helpful
very very helpful to me 10 Nov. 2006
By Caroline - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I was going through a difficult time in my life and someone recommended this book to me. I must confess I let it sit on my shelf for three months---I think because I was afraid I would find it too hard to use. But when I began reading the book--especially the first chapter-- I knew immediately that Dr. Leahy understood what I was going through. His style of writing made it easy for me to see myself in a new light. I also learned a lot about why I worry---and I am thankful that people have done research on this. Just as he says, I assume that if I don't know something for sure then it must be bad and I am constantly jumping to conclusions. Dr Leahy gave me a seven step program to handle my worries. The first step that I immediately found helpful was to realize that there is a difference between productive and unproductive worry. This was a relief because he wasn't telling me to stop worrying and be happy. And he gives a list of things to do when my worries start coming to me. I began to use the seven steps and I began feeling a little better in a few days. and then I began feeling a lot better. It wasn't perfect--which is another thing I realized was behind my worry. Dr. Leahy also discussed a fascinating area of research on worry---that people who worry are actually avoiding emotion. I began to recognize myself in that step, too. I was afraid of having bad feelings--I was afraid that I would get so depressed I couldn't stand it. I realized that I might have some good reasons to feel sad or anxious at times--but I didn't need to worry to get rid of those feelings. Another thing that was helpful is the chapter on how to handle failure. Being a perfectionist I always was afraid of failure. The author gives twenty things to say to yourself when you think of failure.

I also enjoyed the direct and fun style of writing. I felt that he was sitting here talking to me and that he seems to have a sense of humor but also a sense of understanding how people struggle.

There are so many helpful techniques and ideas in this book that I actually bought the paperback after I had the hardcover because I wanted to carry the book around with me. I keep reminding myself that worry is something I've been doing most of my life (I'm 43), but that I now have a lot of tools that I can use. Thanks for writing this book.
75 of 79 people found the following review helpful
This Book Lives Up to the Title: "The Worry Cure" 12 Dec. 2006
By Rocco B. Rubino - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Dr. Robert Leahy is an emminent cognitive-behavioral therapist who has written a number of highly-acclaimed professional texts on the subject, to include a workbook on techniques for the practioner, a work on overcoming resistance, and dealing with "roadblocks" in therapy.

That being said, The Worry Cure is a distillation of his works for mass-market publication, and in doing so, has performed a valuable public health service.

While Dr. Leahy does not distinguish between "worry," which is not a clinical diagnosis, and "anxiety," which is, I came away from this book feeling strongly that it would greatly benefit those who, like me, suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Dr. Leahy begins the book by having the reader take a self-assessment. A number of questionnaires are designed to create your "worry profile, to include estimations of your, personal beliefs on self and relationships, and your ability to tolerate uncertainty.

Dr. Leahy then lays out a seven-step worry-reduction plan, which begins with identifying productive and unproductive worry, progressing to improving skills for accepting reality, challenging worried thinking and learning to harness unpleasant emotions such as fear or anger.

Leahy uses a number of case examples to cover the broad life anxieties that may spark dysfunctional thinking: relationships, health, money and work. Following Leahy's steps involves keeping emotion diaries, answering a battery of questions to monitor and challenge worries and maintaining regular vigilance over your thoughts.

This is not a typical, frothy, feel-good, self-help book that you can run through and "tada" feel better. You will need discipline and commitment to your recovery to fllow Dr Leahy's perscriptions.

Then, and only then can you expect relief to be on the way!
36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Better than Dr. Phil 14 Dec. 2005
By S. D Temple - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Bob Leahy has managed to write something unique and important in his newest book. "The Worry Cure" is grounded in the science of psychology, while written in a breezy style that will be accessible to professional and lay audiences alike. Dr. Leahy's book succeeds in being wise and at times very, very funny. His profile of how to make your worry worse, for example, is based on the most current research findings about worry, but with a presentation that made me laugh out loud at times. Dr. Leahy cuts through the maze of scholarly studies and teaches the public practical strategies for coping with life's difficulties, without the added misery brought on by out-of-control worry. It is rare for a scholar to write so well for the general public; it is even more rare for today's many popular psychologists to ground their work in good science. Bob Leahy does both, and an increasingly worried public will benefit from this very fine work.
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Get this book if you want to stop Worrying! 23 Feb. 2007
By G. Acosta - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Okay..so let me just say this..your looking for a book to help you stop worrying and control Anxiety? Then get this book!

I bought 5 books off of amazon..and this was the only book that made complete sense..and actually worked! This guy is a genius! LOL! He goes over problems your too scared to talk about,or even think of! Goes into details of why you worry..for what reasons..and reasonable answers and ways to stop! I am so happy,and thankful that i have this book..i have stopped my daily worrying instantly right after i read this book! Please buy if you want help to stop worrying!! Its an A+++++++ book!
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
The BIBLE of the worrier-99.9% of honest society!!! 20*******'s 26 April 2007
By KerrLines - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
No other book has so radically challenged and CHANGED the way that I have perceived and reacted to situations as Robert Leahy's THE WORRY CURE.It is intensely practical,down-to-earth and so readable that it is not only a continued challenge to me,but a must for daily living.This is not a book that spouts platitudes,but rather a book of such common sense and wisdom that I find myself amazed at the silliness of my own thought processes and the joy of seeing myself undergoing a successful and daily change at the age of 52!This book is the most valuable resource that I have ever come upon in dealing in the realms of cognitive (behaviour-thought changing) therapy.Many of formally accepted and taught coping mechanisms that I had adopted,which never worked,have now been dispelled and new mechanisms to live have been grafted into my daily existence and,believe you me, they have been found positively to be 100% effective.Many people may not feel that they are worriers.I certainly never thought that worry was my root problem.Read this book.You just may find out that worry is that elusive "something" that has unknowingly been plagueing you ,your mind,your body and your soul all these years.I first borrowed this book from the library,but you will want to own your own copy as you will be underlining and highlighting and making many marginal notes and referring again and again to the practical therapeutic suggestions that Leahy postulates.
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