Professional Reviews of A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear

Please read the following reviews and consider how my book can help you or someone you know. My book was read, reviewed, and approved by various mental health professionals before it was published, and many counselors use A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear with their clients. Get a preview of what is in this important book by checking out my articles, my blog, and some quick advice.

“Stan’s Book Packs a Powerful Punch!” A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Stanley Popovich presents his guide to overcoming fear and anxiety in the form of a commonsense booklet accessible to all ages. Stan explores three different approaches to managing fear: general counseling techniques, asking for God’s help, and using non-resistant methods, which, when combined, can serve as a powerful tool in fear management.  A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear packs a powerful punch and is well worth the read!

L.C. Henderson

“One Powerful Book That Can Change Your Life!” Within this book are the answers that so many people so desperately need to hear. There is hope and freedom in the pages of this small life saver, and the power to be set free from the fear that holds so many captive. This is not your typical self-help book that spouts out ideas and suggestions on coping with the struggles in one’s life. Popovich has obviously spent countless hours researching the subject and making certain that the book reflects not only his own experiences, but also the experiences of others as well. Don’t miss out on this book!

Trisha Bleau

“Stan’s Book Offers Many Approaches to Overcoming Fear!” Stanley Popovich’s book, A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear, is a practical book for the person challenged with anxiety and fear. I thought it provided many examples of strategies for coping with what can be very debilitating. The facts that anxiety and fear are very complex and “one size doesn’t fit all” when addressing the challenges of anxiety are key. Many times, we need to try a number of approaches in order to get results.  As a trained clinical social worker, I would suggest this book as an excellent means of educating oneself about anxiety and fear and developing a self-help plan for coping.

Mollie Conrad

“Stan’s Book Is Timely and Sound!” Fear is a timely subject in today’s anxiety-riddled world, and Stanley Popovich does an excellent job in delving into what fear is and its various forms. He then explains in detail three effective and powerful approaches in managing fear: general counseling techniques, reliance upon God, and non-resistant methods, which means accepting one’s fear but not dwelling upon it. Mr. Popovich goes one step further–he shows how to employ these three approaches together. I highly recommend this well-written and well-researched book to everyone seeking a down-to-earth, holistic approach to managing his or her own fears.

Diana Schramer

“Small But Powerful!” This small guide on overcoming fear makes several salient and powerful points. Popovich offers cognitive strategies- how to think one’s way out of fear – in straightforward terms. He brings clarity and simplicity to interventions that often take full books to describe. But my favorite intervention offered by Popovich is the spiritual approach – a technique that is generally overlooked despite its positive effects overwhelmingly validated in the psychological research literature. Reliance upon God has been shown again and again to strengthen psychological coping mechanisms and physical well-being, reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and illness.

Sarah Chana Radcliffe

“Reading This Guide Is the First Step into The Rest of Your Life!” The author, Stanley Popovich, presents three main principles in his book A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear: General Counseling Techniques encourages critical thinking and deductive reasoning, Non-Resistant Methods of dealing with fear is more of a defensive approach, and Belief in Faith can provide a powerful foundation for problem solving. Along with detailed stories, the reader is provided with websites dealing with fear and several Biblical scriptures that provide support. This book is highly recommended!

Cheryl Heinrichs