Though I wrote the book for anyone looking for an alternative, drug-free framework for managing their anxiety, the stories and strategies in it are geared toward critical thinkers and over-analyzers. Though I think anyone dealing with mental illness will find the book helpful, it may resonate more deeply with those in software development or technology.
Anxiety is a product of our body’s innate responses to the things that scare us and the thoughts we have in reaction to those things. If we can learn to look at those thoughts differently or even change them, we’ll be able to mitigate anxiety whenever it comes knocking. The book, then, is an exploration into this concept and a fleshing out of ideas and strategies that help us achieve such a feat.
Everyone is different. As such, I can’t promise the material is right or not for you. However, if you answer “yes” to several of the following questions, I think you might find the book helpful:
Do you feel like psychiatric medication isn’t cutting it for you?
Do you ever get yourself caught up in overwhelming patterns of negative thinking?
Do you wish you had a simple, repeatable set of steps for getting yourself out of states of acute anxiety?
Are you open to practical, drug-free strategies for dealing with your mental health?
Do you not know where to turn next?
I’m not a doctor or mental health professional. I’m just someone who’s been through the same things you have. For more than ten years, I’ve lived with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Throughout those ten years, I’ve developed, and put into practice, countless strategies that have helped me get my anxiety under control. Though I am not formally trained in medicine, I think my experiences are relatable and my strategies will resonate with you.
Yes, the book is currently available both as a paperback and a Kindle book through Amazon. In 2019, I plan to add an Audible version and possibly an iBooks version as well.