“This is a practical but wise book, steeped in research and clinical experience. With clarity, Ross lays down her insights and describes the different types of anxiety and precise ways for dealing with them. This book is a must for people who suffer from anxiety disorders and for those who experience the common anxieties of everyday life.”—Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
“One Less Thing to Worry About is extraordinarily helpful and practical! I highly recommend it as a way to help you better understand how and why you worry and as a way to begin to be less anxious about it all.”—Christiane Northrup, M.D. author of The Secret Pleasures of Menopause
“One Less Thing to Worry About is not only an invaluable companion for anyone who worries, but it is also a great read! The examples are compelling, and Dr. Ross’s wide clinical and academic experience shine throughout.” —Judith L. Rapoport MD, author The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Washing
“Whether you worry a little or a lot, I think you will feel better, as I did, after reading One Less Thing To Worry About. It is a brilliant read on how to handle modern anxiety by a master of the subject.”—Jean Carper, author of Food: Your Miracle Medicine and Stop Aging Now!
Anxiety can be friend or foe: it can keep us out of trouble or keep us chronically on edge. Normal, healthy worry reminds us to pay our taxes, see a doctor when we’re feeling sick, and lock the doors at night. But when worry escalates into chronic anxiety, keeping us from fully living our lives, it’s time to assess the kind of relationship we have with our anxiety and take action to change it. In this practical and lively guide, Jerilyn Ross presents stories of women who did just that and introduces the Ross Prescription–a set of innovative tools and techniques that you can use to do it, too. It includes
• questionnaires to help you determine whether what you’re experiencing is normal, everyday worry or if it is perhaps symptomatic of an anxiety disorder
• strategies for identifying how you relate to your anxiety: Do you act impulsively to ease it? Adhere to regimens of obsessive behavior to control it? Or avoid and run away from it?
• tips for locating your position on the anxiety spectrum: Is your worry healthy and helpful, or is it toxic?
• cutting-edge research into the ways hormones affect when and how a woman experiences and deals with anxiety
• the Eight Points, a set of reliable techniques to help you control anxiety, worry, and stress in the moment and liberate you from their grip
With this book in hand and the Ross Prescription in mind, you will learn to identify, modify, and redefine your relationship with worry and anxiety and master simple, effective ways to regain control of your life.
From the Hardcover edition.