Many Professional Reviews of A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear

Please read the following in-depth book 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 this book with their clients. You can also get a preview of what in this important book by checking out my articles, my blog, or get some quick advice.


An Easy Read and Good Information!” As a therapist working with clients dealing with anxiety, I found this book to be an easy read that would be helpful to my clients just beginning to manage their fears, worries, and anxieties. It gives simple and succinct examples of how to manage fear with real life examples. I think it is important to keep in mind that this book is helpful in getting some basic skills that you can use at home but if you find that your life is being frozen due to anxiety this book would best be paired with therapy or other types of professional support.

Tess Lynn

“Practical And Easy-To-Read Guide on Fear!” Stan’s book offers practical advice about the power of fear and offers suggestions for overcoming them or at least not allowing them to control one’s life. It is a practical guide that offers common sense advice that anyone can use. It provides a support to those who are fearful of their fears or fearful of admitting them.

Sarah Chana Radcliffe

“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.

Cheryl Heinrichs

“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!

Heather E. DeKeyser

“A Great Read!” The author does a good job of explaining fear and ways to manage it so the average person can understand. The examples of managing fear in this book are also easily applicable to the daily lives of readers.

Samantha Brin

“Great Resource for Managing Fear!” Mr. Stanley Popovich has written an easy-to-understand guide in managing fear. He includes tips such as positive self-talk, prayer, and acceptance as tools to manage fear and anxiety. He states that combining all 3 techniques (psychological, acceptance, and spiritual) impacts the individual greater with an increased ability to reduce anxiety symptoms. This book is a great overview and starting point for non-professionals to use in understanding their own or a loved one’s fear and anxiety symptoms.