The Worry Solution
Using Breakthrough Brain Science to Turn Stress and Anxiety into Confidence and Happiness
Publication Date: December 28, 2010
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Our brains are hardwired for worry. While our ancient ancestors had a legitimate use for the fight-or-flight instinct, today what was once a matter of survival has become the stuff of sleepless nights and anxiety-filled days. At its best, worry is a way for us to turn over and solve a problem in our minds. But for many, worry becomes a negative cycle of unnecessary suffering. Now, based on cutting-edge brain science, Dr. Martin Rossman has developed a program to help you break the worry cycle—and transform worry into a positive force.
In The Worry Solution, Dr. Rossman gives you an easy-to-follow plan for taking control of your reactions to stress and anxiety. Using proven clinical techniques that harness the very power of imagination that creates worry and stress, you will learn the five basic skills that will help you to clarify your worries, sort them into those you can and cannot do something about, and tap the wisdom buried deep within you to help solve problems creatively. At the heart of the program is the use of guided imagery and creative visualization, techniques that invigorate the emotional and intuitive parts of the brain to add to and enhance logical intelligence.
Not only can you start to see a change in your stress levels immediately, but with regular practice, you may literally alter the worry pathways in your brain—and "hardwire" yourself for calmness and clarity. Grounded in cutting-edge science and wonderfully accessible, The Worry Solution is a powerful and practical guide to living your best life—healthier, happier, and free from unnecessary stress.
MARTIN ROSSMAN, M.D., a pioneer in mind/body medicine, is a clinical instructor at the University of California, San Francisco, Medical School and the founder of www.thehealingmind.org. He is the author of Fighting Cancer from Within: How to Use the Power of Your Mind for Healing and Guided Imagery for Self-Healing. He practices integrative medicine in Greenbrae, California.
“The Worry Solution is a wonderful contribution to the age old question of what to do about worry or anxiety. Marty Rossman is a pioneering contributor to integrative medicine. He knows the science and, as a practicing physician, he knows what actually works for real people. If worry is a problem in your life, I recommend The Worry Solution highly.”
--Michael Lerner, President, Commonweal
"Profound lessons in a straightforward, pleasure-to-read format. No preaching, just the kind, considerate guidance of a very experienced physician teaching you how to let go of stress and enjoy life more."
--Kenneth R. Pelletier, PhD, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine & Professor of Public Health, U of Arizona and UCSF Schools of Medicine
Author of Best Alternative Medicine and New Medicine
"A unique marriage of timeless wisdom, cutting edge brain science, and practical techniques that stop runaway worry and stress. The Worry Solution is first-rate medicine for your heart, your health, and your daily life."
--Dean Ornish, Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute
Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
author, The Spectrum
"From one of America's leading experts in mind-body medicine comes one of the best books on worry and stress to appear in years. Dr. Marty Rossman turns worry upside down and shows how it can actually be beneficial if handled wisely. The Worry Solution may be the last book on stress management you'll ever need to buy."
-- Larry Dossey, MD
Author of The Power of Premonitions