In This Self Help Book Review For Anxiety And Panic, I Reveal The Book That Includes A Number Of Practical Steps That Help Greatly With Anxiety And Panic. The name of the Excellent Book is “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain” by Dr Harry Barry. This is a great book.
Overview Of My Review Of The Book, Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain
Here is what you will learn in this Book Review for the excellent book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain” by Dr Harry Barry:
Introduction to my review of the book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain”
This great practical self help book for anxiety and panic that helps greatly with anxiety, stress, panic attacks, phobias (eg fear of driving, fear of flying), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and social anxiety is a “must” in my opinion to read if you experience any of the above.
This book is for you if you experience stress or anxiety or panic attacks or phobias (eg fear of driving or fear of flying) or PTSD or OCD or social anxiety.
One of the problems with anxiety and panic is that there is a lot of conflicting information out there and a lot of conflicting approaches on how to deal with it. If you are looking to learn more about the different forms of anxiety and panic in layman terms the book “Anxiety and Panic: How to reshape your anxious mind and brain” by Dr Harry Barry is worth reading especially if you are looking for an overall understanding of the different forms of anxiety. These include panic attacks, general anxiety disorder, social anxiety, phobias (like fear of driving), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive Disorder. Reading a self-help book to learn more about available treatment for anxiety and panic attacks makes a lot of sense. For me, the self-help approaches recommended in the book helped.
The book itself is divided into 3 main parts. Part 1 discusses what anxiety is and discusses a few great ways to help manage anxiety. By the way, if anxiety is managed well enough, the theory is that the panic attacks go away. Then part 2 discusses a few different forms of anxiety along with practical case studies on how to manage them. Part 3, the final part, discusses what is most likely happening in the human brain and mind. The human brain and mind comprises different components, each with main functions that may or may interlink with other components. This is followed by a very brief concise summary that sums up the book very quickly. However if you read the very brief concise summary first, chances are you may not really understand it. It is however a great refresher should you need to look at the book again after reading it in some detail.
Part 1 of the book discusses what anxiety is
Part 1 of the book discusses what anxiety is and discusses two great ways to help manage anxiety. One of these is called Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) which in a nutshell discusses re-framing what happens in the human mind in a more positive and helpful manner.
Of course, many books and literature out there explain what CBT is and this book explains this very well and very concisely.
The second great way to help manage anxiety discussed in this book is using a meditation technique called Mindfulness. This book explains very well what mindfulness is and outlines a 3-minute mindfulness session which is very useful. Mindfulness can of course be practiced for longer than 3 minutes. The main reason why this book opts for 3 minutes, is that a 3-minute mindfulness session is more likely to be performed every day rather than a 20-minute session. I think that this is very sound. There is no real excuse not to do the 3-minute mindfulness session every day, after all, you can find 3 minutes in the day, every day to do this exercise. As a side note, it is more important to do a short meditation session every day rather than a longer session less often. Meditation itself is a vast subject in its own right. If you want to learn 5 different types of meditation easily, click here to read a review I did of the Master Your Mind Beginner’s Course which I did myself a while back. A great course in my opinion, and the information in it, helped me to build my own meditation daily habit, now done every day for over 550 consecutive days, so I highly recommend it.
Part 2 of the book discusses different forms of anxiety
Part 2 of the book discusses different forms of anxiety including as mentioned above, panic attacks, general anxiety disorder, social anxiety, phobias (like fear of driving), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive Disorder. Again, the information in these chapters is very interesting, useful and practical.
The author is a medical doctor with many years experience as a GP, who has helped many people over a period of time with their anxiety and panic. The book outlines different case studies that have worked for people experiencing these different forms of anxiety. By reading these different case studies slowly and by taking notes, and maybe readjusting the information for your situation, you may find it helpful yourself. I know I did. Although the book is written by a medical doctor, I understood most of what he said as the book was written to allow non medical people to understand its content. Thank goodness. 🙂
Part 3 of the book discusses what is happening in the human brain
Part 3 of the book discusses in more detail, what is happening in the human brain and mind. The human brain and mind is make up of different components and they all behave in certain ways when certain things happen. The human brain consists of many component including a logical component and an emotional component. One component jumps into action really fast to help keep us alive and safe.
Anyway, the book explains current thinking on these components and how they behave with the understanding that as human understanding of these components changes that future understanding may change which is very reasonable. There is a final message in the book which reinforces what was said earlier in the book and is in effect a very short summary.
Why was I so keen to get a copy of the book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain” in the first place?
Good question. Well, in a nutshell, I heard it was good. I saw a number of videos.
For your convenience, I include a number of applicable videos in this review of the book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain”. I recommend strongly that you view some or all of these videos.
I saw the following videos. Each of these videos is by Dr Harry Barry, the author of the book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain” where he talks about different aspects of anxiety and panic. I hope that you find these videos helpful.
I recommend that you view one or more of these videos, ideally all. It is not often that a lot of really good information and advise is provided “free of charge” in this manner. I am sure that other authors would have charged a lot for this information but not this author.
The book itself is an international bestseller and copies can be hard to find. After trying online and offline to buy my own personal copy, I managed to borrow a copy from the library. I eventually got my own personal copy. The book is “a must have” if you experience stress, or anxiety, or panic attacks, or phobias, or OCD, or PTSD, or social anxiety, or GAD. The book will help in these cases, assuming of course, that you apply the information provided in the book of course. 🙂
Top Tips for Managing Anxiety and Panic (Video)
Here’s the author of the book, Dr Harry Barry talking about Top Tips for Managing Anxiety and Panic.
Anxiety and Panic (Video)
Here’s the author of the book, Dr Harry Barry talking about Anxiety and Panic.
Overcoming Panic Attacks (Video)
Here’s the author of the book, Dr Harry Barry talking about Overcoming Panic Attacks.
Understanding Generalised Anxiety Disorder (Video)
Here’s the author of the book, Dr Harry Barry talking about Understanding Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
Understanding Social Anxiety Disorders (Video)
Here’s the author of the book, Dr Harry Barry talking about Understanding Social Anxiety Disorders.
Understanding Phobias (Video)
Here’s the author of the book, Dr Harry Barry talking about Understanding Phobias.
Talk at Google about “Flagging Anxiety & Panic” (Video)
Note that the book “Flagging Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain”” is an earlier version of the book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain” which was published earlier.
|Flagging Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain||Liberties Press, Ireland||1910742325||9781910742327||Out of print|
|Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain (Check Availability)||Orion Spring, UK||1409174514||9781409174516||In print|
Here’s the author of the book, Dr Harry Barry talking at Google about “Flagging Anxiety & Panic”.
My personal story getting hold of the book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain”
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Back towards the end of 2016, I wanted to buy the book, “Flagging Anxiety And Panic: How to reshape your anxious mind and brain” by Dr Harry Barry. I checked numerous book stores online and offline, but there were no copies available.
I also visited numerous book stores to no avail. One of the book stores I visited suggested that I check the local library. I did and they were able to get hold of a copy of the book that I could borrow. I got the library book and renewed it a few times. I had to return it a while later. I wanted my own personal copy.
I sent emails to numerous book sellers in Europe and in America, including the publisher. I got nowhere. The book was being republished and would be available in mid March 2017. I ordered 2 copies from Amazon in advance. That day came and went. I visited Amazon a day after it was republished and Amazon indicated that the book was going to be republished again. This time in September 2017.
Book Depository indicated that another publisher was going to republish the book nearer me, so I ordered a copy from the Book Depository in advance. I cancelled my order for the 2 copies from Amazon. I eventually got that book from the Book Depository in September 2017. Once it arrived, I purchased another copy of the book from the Book Depository for my brother and it arrived a few days later. Happy days. 🙂
Well, now you understand why I went to so much trouble to get my own personal copy of the book. 🙂
This can be a hard book to get hold off as I have already explained my experience of getting hold of a copy or two. One for me and one for my brother. However in my opinion, it is well worth getting hold of a copy at the proper recommended retail price or thereabouts. Note that there may be links that go to the version that is “out of print” or some other version that are highly inflated prices for that book. Just to be very clear: In my opinion, it is not worth those crazy prices. The book is good value at the proper recommended retail price or thereabouts. Pre-order if necessary and wait it out like I did is my recommended course of action. In the meantime, view the videos in this article. 🙂
My personal review of the book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain”
The book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain” by Dr Harry Barry is an entertaining, educational and practical great read. The author, Dr Harry Barry has a lot of real world experience of helping people with anxiety and panic.
The book provides a lot of insight into anxiety in its different forms which explains a lot to people who experience anxiety.
The book explains a 3-minute meditation technique which is very practical. It is a great idea to practice meditation every day and this 3 minutes meditation technique is a good one.
The book has a number of case studies on managing different types of stress and anxiety, that are very interesting and more importantly, very practical and very useful. The book explains what is most likely happening in the human brain and mind which also helps.
What is this book about?
This is a practical how to guide that explains anxiety and panic in an interesting way. It also outlines a number of techniques which have helped other people who suffer from anxiety and/or panic.
Who is this book for?
This book is for people who experience stress or anxiety or panic attacks or phobias (eg fear of driving or fear of flying) or PTSD or OCD or social anxiety that want to understand the topic better and who want to look at techniques that have helped for other people.
How this book helped me?
I learned more about stress, anxiety and panic attacks. I found that I could relate to a number of the stories in the book itself. The book explained a number of questions that I had and to which I was not getting good answers from elsewhere. The book answered questions that I did not think of asking. When you do not know something, you do not know the questions to ask. The book answered a lot of those type of questions for me. The additional understanding helps me.
Pros of this book
- Explains what anxiety is.
- Explains what cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and how it can help with anxiety.
- Explains what mindfulness is and outlines a simple effective 3 minute mindfulness session. Worth the price of the book alone for this.
- Explains different forms of anxiety and outlines different case studies that have worked.
- Explains what is most likely happening in the human brain and mind.
Cons of this book
- It was a long and hard process to get my own personal copy of the book as the book is so popular and goes out of print quickly. Hopefully this will not be an issue for you. Check Availability.
- There is a short summary at the back of the book, that you may not fully grasp until you read the earlier sections in the book.
Why I recommend this book?
A good read with good advice. I found writing notes of the different case studies and re-framing them to my situation helpful. This book helped me a lot. I found it very helpful to understand much better what is happening in my mind and brain when I am anxious and stressed. I found the 3 minutes meditation session very useful. I found the case studies explained in the book useful and was able to re-frame them to my situation which I found very helpful. All in, yes, I recommend this book.
My personal rating of the book “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain”
I rate the excellent book, “Anxiety And Panic: How To Reshape Your Anxious Mind And Brain” by Dr Harry Barry as 4.5 stars out of 5.0 stars. See my detailed rating below.
Here’s The Next Step…
Now I want to turn it over to you:
Are you going to read this excellent book so that you can learn about great effective ways to reduce anxiety in your life, using information provided by a medical doctor with over 35 years experience working as a GP who has a keen interest in this area.
Which of the excellent techniques mentioned in his book are you going to try first?
Are you going to start to practice the 3 minute meditation technique?
Or maybe you want to try out the approaches he outlines in the different case studies he explains in his book?
Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.