The authors have authority to write on worry, not only because they know the subject very well, but especially because they have a passion to help others with the same spirit as the Great Physician: reaching the whole person and not only their emotions. Alongside his wife Lucinda Van Der Hart, Will has also written, 'The Pregnancy Book'. Will van der Hart Anglican vicar and have written a small but helpful book entitled, 2011, Howard Books. Worry might not be the right word to use here, but there is definitely a process of thinking going on that is driven by a fear of something bad happening. Do you find yourself worrying and unable to stop? Perhaps our own reluctance to put these issues on paper demonstrates a similar fear in us.
Will is a pastor working in London and Rob is a Christian psychiatrist. Why is it that this command of His is one of the hardest to obey? Does worry consume your days and keep you up at night? This polarity leaves a guilt-ridden Christian stuck in the middle, not knowing where to turn. Yet worry has reached epidemic proportions. The E-mail message field is required. Finally, the book is written from a very personal perspective, showing real insight into the world of the worrier, and, most importantly, it is written with compassion.
It is perfect to give as gifts to family and friends so that they, also, will get rid of worry in their lives and thank you for it. This is a major issue for many Christians, leaving them weakened, under-confident and anxious despite the saving grace of God in their lives. On the other hand, psychiatrists prescribe leaving behind all guilt, even for things which the Bible says are wrong. The balance between reflection and action is nicely struck, and with worksheets that link the two together, people can plan what to do and how to go about doing it. They acknowledge the problem faced by Christians beset by endless guilt; on the one hand, pastors urge a one-off experience of repentance and forgiveness, which is supposed to fix guilty feelings for good. Within these pages, you will find an understanding of what worry is, why we worry, and how to worry less.
Other Titles: Worry book Responsibility: Will van der Hart and Rob Waller. Waller and van der Hart are particularly good at introducing difficult ideas in a digestible way. Here we learn about the factors behind worry, and how to disable the cycle of worry and tolerate uncertainty - principles we can apply to every situation. At the same time we can clearly see how our reluctance to address worry directly has led to a culture of shame and silence around the issue. People use worry to create a sense of certainty and control, but the illusion is temporary and even more worries are generated. The authors have authority to write on worry, not only because they know the subject very well, but especially because they have a passion to help others with the same spirit as the Great Physician: reaching the whole person and not only their emotions.
We live in a paradox: While life has never been safer statistically, worry has reached epidemic proportions. From the back cover: Do you find yourself worrying and unable to stop? Therefore, much of it encourages readers to explore belief systems about self and world and to begin challenging faulty thinking and to work to replace with more appropriate cognitions, meditations, and self-talk. One weakness that I found in the book however, was it would repeat its self every once in a while which I found to be obnoxious but still insightful. We might have lost loved ones over the holiday or be returning to work battling through a flu. This involves spiritual, physical, and psychological work.
Like many other self-help books, this one gives some great advice on how to put worry into context. While reading this book, I found some very helpful insight as to what triggers my worry, and how I can stop it or at least slow it down. I really appreciated their technique for dealing with 'floating worries' worries that don't have a concrete problem attached to them, 'what-if' worries are an example. Rob Waller is a consultant psychiatrist working for the National Health Service in Scotland and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. Will is a founding director of 'Mind and Soul' a mental and emotional health think tank with an international reach.
Does worry consume your days and keep you up at night? Worry tends to be preoccupied with tomorrow. I was re-educated and I am already seeing the benefits. If she is honest, her worry has become a comfort. This easy-to-read mix of cutting-edge psychology, biblical teaching, personal experience, plentiful anecdotes, and practical exercises will help anxious readers overcome the troubling problem of worry and find new joy in every day. This book should be read by everyone as none of us are immune. Rob partners with Will in the Mind and Soul organization.
I can't decide if this book deserved three or four stars. What makes this book interesting is the fact that Will freely discusses his own struggle with worry, made more evident after the 2005 bombings in his city of London. Worry has many damaging consequences, including anxiety, bodily tension, headaches, tiredness, irritability, insomnia, shame, broken relationships, absenteeism, reduced productivity, and so on. It was insightful in some ways but a little too vague in other places. Descrizione libro Howard Books, United States, 2013. I would recommend this book to someone who is going through a rough time, or who has anxiety because I feel that it was helpful.