A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Stanley Popovich presents his guide to overcoming fear and anxiety in the form of a common sense booklet accessible to all ages. Stan explores three different approaches to managing fear: practicing 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.
“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.
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.
“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. But 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 fear.
“An Informative Tool To Help Those Who Suffer.” I’m always in search for resources such as A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear to provide, members of a local depression and bipolar support group, tools to help them manage their symptoms. The author combined helpful tools such as building up to the fear in small steps, positive self-talk, self imagery, and exercise that add to what is already available. This book wraps everything up into a complete package and is very informative.
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“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