The Opposite of Worry

Intended for parents of children ages 3 to 15, this book offers anecdotes and fun anti-anxiety games.”—Publishers Weekly “Here’s the help parents of anxious children have been looking for!

Author: Lawrence J. Cohen

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 034553932X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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“The most helpful book on childhood anxiety I have ever read.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D. Whether it’s the monster in the closet or the fear that arises from new social situations, school, or sports, anxiety can be especially challenging and maddening for children. And since anxiety has a mind of its own, logic and reassurance often fail, leaving parents increasingly frustrated about how to help. Now Lawrence J. Cohen, Ph.D., the author of Playful Parenting, provides a special set of tools to handle childhood anxiety. Offering simple, effective strategies that build connection through fun, play, and empathy, Dr. Cohen helps parents • start from a place of warmth, compassion, and understanding • teach children the basics of the body’s “security system”: alert, alarm, assessment, and all clear. • promote tolerance of uncertainty and discomfort by finding the balance between outright avoidance and “white-knuckling” through a fear • find lighthearted ways to release tension in the moment, labeling stressful emotions on a child-friendly scale • tackle their own anxieties so they can stay calm when a child is distressed • bring children out of their anxious thoughts and into their bodies by using relaxation, breathing, writing, drawing, and playful roughhousing With this insightful resource of easy-to-implement solutions and strategies, you and your child can experience the opposite of worry, anxiety, and fear and embrace connection, trust, and joy. Praise for The Opposite of Worry “The Opposite of Worry is an informative resource for parents and other family members. The book is easy to read, comprehensive and notable for its many practical suggestions.”—New England Psychologist “Good advice for parents making daily calls to the pediatrician . . . Anxiety is a full-body sport, and Cohen’s main advice is not to treat it with words but with actions. . . . Physicality is about living in the present, and for anxious people, the present is a powerful place of healing. Intended for parents of children ages 3 to 15, this book offers anecdotes and fun anti-anxiety games.”—Publishers Weekly “Here’s the help parents of anxious children have been looking for! Dr. Cohen’s genius is in the warm and generous spirit of the strategies he outlines for parents. He grounds his playful approach in a sound explanation of how anxiety affects children, and how they heal. Parents will come away with plenty of ideas to help them develop their children’s confidence. While reading, I found myself thinking, ‘I’d like to try that for myself!’”—Patty Wipfler, founder and program director, Hand in Hand Parenting “If you want to understand your child’s anxiety—and your own parental worries—you must read Larry Cohen’s brilliant book, The Opposite of Worry. Dr. Cohen is one of the most imaginative and thoughtful psychologists you will ever encounter. He explains how and why children become anxious and then shows how we can use empathy and play to help them escape from the terrifying dark corners of childhood.”—Michael Thompson, Ph.D. “The Opposite of Worry offers a treasure trove of ideas to help children feel confident and secure. Lawrence Cohen has written a book that will help every parent of an anxious child.”—Aletha Solter, Ph.D., founder, Aware Parenting, and author of Attachment Play

The End of Worry

In The End of Worry: Why We Worry and How to Stop, Will van der Hart and Rob Waller expose the reasons behind our worry, why we love to worry, and how to overcome it. ... Do you feel that faith and trust are the opposite of worry? 2.

Author: Will van der Hart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451682816

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 186

Easy to understand and practical, a psychiatrist and an Anglican vicar show us how to diffuse worry by offering practical solutions and long-term hope. Do you find yourself worrying and unable to stop? Does worry consume your days and keep you up at night? Do you know that worry doesn’t help, but you keep worrying anyway? If you are holding this book, it’s likely that you or someone you know has a problem with worry. Within these pages, you will find an understanding of what worry is, why we worry, and how to worry less. This easy-to-read mix of cutting-edge psychology, biblical teaching, personal experience, plentiful anecdotes, and practical exercises will help anxious readers overcome the troubling problem of worry and find new joy in every day.

The Beethoven Factor

Positive construing is the opposite of worrying. When we worry, we are most often in at least a mild version of our stress response. Psychologist Thomas Pruzinsky defines worry as "a state in which we dwell on something so much it ...

Author: Paul Pearsall

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781571743978

Category: Psychology

Page: 257

View: 876

Pearsall identifies the characteristics of individuals he labels "thrivers"--those who face challenges head-on and grow stronger and more vital as a result. Illustrations.

Mister Lee s Fantastic Football Dream

'I was worried when I was playing,'Jun Yong said, againafter having sometime to think. 'I was worried about making amistake and looking silly. ... 'If you worry about something that you are supposed to do but haven't, the opposite ...

Author: PJ Roberts

Publisher: Monsoon Books

ISBN: 9814358886

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 361

Singaporean teenager Lee Jun Yong dreams of becoming a professional footballer. Growing up in a family of humble means, in the shadow of Bedok Stadium, the sixteen-year-old is unsure what the future has in store for him. Then one day a chance encounter and some fancy footwork lead to a trial with local professional soccer team Geylang United and suddenly it seems as if Jun Yong’s dream is about to come true. Armed with his grandfather’s Tiger Balm and qi gong training, can Jun Yong make the under-18 national squad and represent his country against Australia? Teenage soccer fans worldwide will delight in Jun Yong’s football skills, despair at his dating skills, and empathise with his struggle to over come hardships and make his fantastic football dream become reality.

Living without Worry

How to replace anxiety with peace Timothy Lane ... Whenever you place your ultimate hope in anything in this world, you will struggle with worry. The more you do this, ... It is the opposite of worry, not the antidote or cure for worry.

Author: Timothy Lane

Publisher: The Good Book Company

ISBN: 1909919381

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 842

The world tells single women that they most need to find a guy, at least for a night. The church often seems to suggest they most need a husband. Is it really possible to be a single Christian woman and be satisfied? Andrea Trevenna takes readers to the heart of singleness-to what our hearts need, how they feel, and the ways they can be deceived. She shows that there is a way for singleness not to be at best a quiet regret, and at worst a personal tragedy. She points to the ultimate, and only, place where anyone, single or married, finds true satisfaction-knowing, and enjoying knowing, Christ. If you are a single woman, whatever your experience of life so far, or if you are a friend of someone who is single, then this short, warm, realistic book is for you.

Quit Your Worrying

How inclusive this is — full of care , anxiety , fretfulness , worry about nothing , but in everything presenting your case to God . And then comes the promise : And the peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep your ...

Author: George Wharton James



Category: Worry

Page: 262

View: 240

Why Worry God Is in Control

Peace of mind is the opposite of worry. Prayer: This is trustingly going to God in faith with our worship and confession coupled with adoration and praise, thanksgiving and supplication. It is usually backed by effectiveness and ...

Author: Samuel Daniel

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1600345018

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 325

This book touches on why people worry and what to do instead of worry. It leads believers on the path of unshaken faith in the unchanging God who can turn obstacles into miracles, and pains into gains. (Practical Life)


I imagined blending with the auric and ethereal fields. Then, I felt an ease of tension, particularly in my neck. And what is it that you are feeling now? I feel calmer, more at peace. And what is the opposite of worry?

Author: Marlene O'Neill

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 143439705X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 268

View: 375

GET POWER IN YOUR PRAYERS What battles are you fighting? What challenges are you facing? What promises of God are you contending for? Let the word of God empower your thinking. See how you can overcome the struggles and challenges in your life. Now is the time to get results and see your breakthrough. God wants to equip His people in the things of His kingdom. To be effective in the things of God and flow in His blessings, allow yourself to pray according to His word. Nevertheless, let God's will be done in your life and you will begin to see manifestation of His covenant blessings. Prayers are your connection to heaven. By aligning your prayers with God's word, you get results. You must pray the solution, not the problem. As you begin to delight yourself in his presence you will discover your answers as you spend time in His word and in His presence. Understand working God's principles of faith, hope and love will take you to higher places you've never dreamed of. Understand His power and get results. Get results for your:

The Burnout Cure

Our rambling Default Mode Network opens up the throttle for worry and stress to go full blast. ... What's the opposite of obsessing about the past or the future? Being aware of the present. What's the opposite of worry and evaluation?

Author: Chase Mielke

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416627278

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 627

How can you energize yourself to maintain or regain a positive outlook and love of teaching? What specific, immediate actions can you take to enhance your well-being and thrive both on and off the job? Award-winning teacher Chase Mielke draws from his own research, lesson plans, and experiences with burnout to help you change your outlook, strengthen your determination to be a terrific teacher, and reignite your core passion for teaching. Often lighthearted, yet thoroughly grounded in research on social-emotional learning and positive psychology, The Burnout Cure explains how shifts in awareness, attitudes, and actions can be transformational for you and for your students. The book describes specific steps related to mindfulness, empathy, gratitude, and altruism that you can use on your own and with students via classroom lessons and activities. Equipped with these tools, teachers can be their best, so they can give their best to the learners in their care.

If you Ask Me

Do you believe it is virtuous to worry? Do you think that worrying about a situation indicates that you are a better person precisely because you worry? Is the opposite of worry total indifference to a situation—no care, no concern, ...

Author: William P. Kalosieh

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483686132

Category: Self-Help

Page: 306

View: 488

Over the course of 30+ years Dr. William P. Kalosieh has counseled numerous individuals, families and couples in the throes of a crisis whether part of normal human development or unexpected and causing the normal balance of routine daily life to falter. Counseling sessions typically favor the emotional over the rational and often preclude the therapist from educating the client about the issue, problem, concern that brought him/her to therapy. In this compendium of articles Dr. Kalosieh writes about not only the issues and concerns he frequently encountered in his practice but also about some notions that have fascinated him for many years. The articles range from personal, emotional development to interpersonal dynamics both normal and abnormal or healthy and unhealthy. The sequence is merely conventional and the reader is at liberty to select a topic or concern he/she wishes to explore. The author does not present a system to interventions based upon his own theory of personality and marriage, rather he utilizes the techniques, strategies and theories of highly regarded experts in various fields of psychotherapy. The articles are intended to be above all helpful to individuals, couples and families as they face the challenge of maturity, communication and raising a family. Promoting a peaceful, harmonious village requires peace of mind and heart in the individuals.