• Stopping the Noise in Your Head

  • The New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry
  • By: Reid Wilson PhD
  • Narrated by: Eric Michaelian
  • Length: 11 hrs and 38 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (72 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Of course worry can be an important asset when it forces our attention on problem solving. But anxious worrying can cause us to unnecessarily focus on threat, to retreat and avoid, and to seek reassurance and safety - which is no way to foster a life of growth and excitement.

In his fifth published book, Dr. Reid Wilson proposes a groundbreaking, paradoxical approach to overcoming anxiety and worry by moving away from comfort, confidence, and security and willingly moving toward uncertainty, distress, and discomfort. Through the use of unconventional strategies, listeners will learn how to confront anxiety head-on and step forward into the face of threat.

Drawing on a range of sources - from firefighters and fitness instructors to Sir Isaac Newton and Muhammad Ali - Stopping the Noise in Your Head demonstrates the importance of shifting our perspective and stepping toward our challenges in order to regain control of our lives.

©2016 Reid Wilson, PhD (P)2016 Tantor

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This works!

I really got a lot out of this. I was stuck my exposure therapy stopped working. My boundaries were shrinking and my panic attacks were becoming overwhelming. This book was like reading my biography. It was the approach to my exposure that I had wrong. Changing the mind set from white knuckling thru the exposure to one of " anxiety come out and play" sung like the psycho in Warriors was the moment I got it. I have been taking back ground ever since.

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For the beginners

Intended for American beginners, very simple examples,half of the book talks that it will teach you something but it gives you one and the same advice throughout the rest of the book.

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Really help identify how many anxieties I had

Well written, fairly easy to stay in tune with considering how complex and broad the subject is

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Poorly Read - Excellent Content

The author is extraordinary. His strategies and tactics for dealing with anxiety are exceptional, as evidenced by the many reviews indicating the book addressed and solved severe anxieties. That said, this audible recording is poor because the reader does not differentiate between the text boxes and the narrative text. The text boxes should not be read as if they were in the natural flow of the narrative text, yet that’s what happens here. I found it extraordinarily confusing, and so purchased the book, which was easy to read. While listening, the reader would run through many examples. These were bulleted list inside text boxes that are placed throughout the book to correlate to the narrative. When they are read as if they are part of the narrative it becomes confusing. I recommend this book highly; I recommend purchasing the physical book and reading it to get the full value.

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A doorstep to some freedom

I enjoy Dr. Reid Wilson's laid back, competitive style of confronting anxiety. I am applying the technique and I am finding my days a little easier.

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Oops this WAS for me

I listened to this book for a friend and found that it was really for me LOL
Not the first time.
While I don't struggle with anxiety, I do represent several his examples AND solutions.

I figured out for myself to turn in to worry and telling "is that all you got".

This is a great book

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good book

good book with nice ideas that can and shoul be tested out by evryone with anxiety

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Excruciating narrator

Would you be willing to try another one of Eric Michaelian’s performances?

Absolutely not. Sounds like a computer over-pronouncing all of the consonants. Intolerable and should be re-recorded.

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  • Dave B
  • 01-04-21

Anxiety Disorder

Some very good strategies for getting to grips with anxiety. It's the fear of fear itself that gets you.

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  • Gemma Baker
  • 01-29-19

extremely helpful

loved this book, it is straight forward advice that seems counter intuitive at first but helps a great deal, cannot recommend this book enough.

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  • Nathan
  • 07-27-17

Most helpful book I've read on anxiety by far.

I dont usually re-listen to an audiobook, but I will with this, because it's making my life better.

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  • The Olderpreneur
  • 04-13-17

Get rid of those negative voices in your head

Great book I'm looking forward to listening to again. There's so much relevant stuff it's worth listening every now and again to keep your head clear!