Stanley Popovich's book, A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear: Using Psychology, Christianity, and Non Resistant Methods contains easy to read thoughts on mastering phobias, fears, and anxiety disorders. Having experienced all of the above, I can attest to the efficacy of the methods Popovich endorses in his book. Anxiety disorders perplex sufferers, burden families, and are a source of humiliation and embarrassment. Popovich does an excellent job of providing encouragement and hope. I highly recommend this book.----Barbara Altman—Posted On Amazon
A well written How to Guide
As a busy person, reading is sometimes low down on the list of things I am able to do in a day. I found the book 'A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear' very accessible, written with the intention to inform a user to help themselves overcome fear and anxiety.
Using three methods of managing fear helped me to frame each chapter. I was able to hold in mind that using General Counselling Techniques, Non-resistant Methods, and asking for God's Help as a number of ways an individual could tackle fear and anxiety. What Stanley Popovich recommends is a blend of all three.
I am glad I had the chance to read it, and hope that Stanley Popovich writes more Layman's type books.----Michael Opoku-Forfieh (Counsellor)--Posted On Amazon
Stan Popovich’s Book Review
A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity, and Non-Resistant Methods delivers exactly what its title promises: this short self-help booklet is written in simple, clear language and introduces basic, easy-to-implement strategies for the Christian client who wants to better manage and reduce fear and anxiety.
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The book offers an introduction to three strategies for coping with and overcoming fear and anxiety, as well as some thoughts on how to use all three methods concurrently. As Popovich states in the book, he is not a mental health professional or clergy member but has compiled the information via his own research and interviews with professionals in these fields. Offering techniques such as changing self-talk, thought stopping, thought changing, implementing regular exercise and visualizing, the psychology section of the book has flavors of CBT, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness.
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A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology,Christianity, and Non-Resistant Methods offers an easy-to-read format appropriate for younger clients and those who prefer simple and clear language to become familiar with basic anxiety-management concepts.------By: Oregon Counselor--Posted On Amazon