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Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On
Twenty Lessons for Managing Worry, Anxiety, and Fear
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First featured on a British poster produced during World War II, "Keep calm and carry on" has become the mantra of millions—but exactly how to keep calm remains a difficult question for most of us.

The next time you are stressed by pressures at work, overwhelmed by life's challenges, or panicked by problems that seem unsolvable, reach for this book. In Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On, you'll find twenty short yet powerful lessons and anxiety-reducing techniques that will help you move past stressful moments with grace. Each lesson is so simple to learn and practice, you'll find that this pocket guide is all you really need whenever you need a little help keeping calm.

This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

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  • “A gem of a resource for anyone who struggles with anxiety or worry. Reinecke makes the difficulties of anxiety so much easier to understand with his gentle and encouraging guidance. He pinpoints the typical thoughts and reactions that anxiety triggers, then offers effective questions to ask yourself and healing activities to apply right away. This great little book gets right to the point with inspiring quotes, no-nonsense information, gentle understanding, and superb recommendations.”
    —Denise D. Davis, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and assistant director of clinical training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN

  • “Anxiety is inevitable; we need it to survive. Sometimes, however, we are stuck in it. This book is a place where evidence-based science meets philosophy of life. Everybody should have it: those who are struggling with anxiety, those who are helping people to overcome anxiety, and those who like to think about human nature. Once read, give this book a stable place in your library. If it happens that old worries come to mind again, it means only that some of the lessons from this book may be worth coming back to.”
    —Agnieszka Popiel, MD, Ph.D., psychiatrist and cognitive behavioral therapist at Warsaw School of Science and Humanities and president of the Polish Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapists

  • “Problematic anxiety is common and presents itself in diverse ways. Mark Reinecke skillfully takes what is shared amongst various anxiety concerns and concisely presents a great deal of information. He asks questions that will make the reader reevaluate and offers sensible strategies that are based upon research evidence. If anxiety is impairing the life you want to live, you will most certainly find useful information in this book.”
    —Maureen L. Whittal, Ph.D., ABPP, associate professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC

  • “Reinecke’s Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On immediately engages and informs readers as both a how-to handbook and valuable reference. His twenty priceless lessons can help anyone work through worries and become happier with results that last. This little gem should be on everyone’s self-improvement shelf.”
    —Paul L. Corona, Ph.D., director of learning and organization development at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL

  • Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On will have a big impact. Reinecke effectively translates the complex theories behind evidence-based anxiety treatment into usable and user-friendly practical actions. His book presents readers with a clear understanding of how anxiety can wreak havoc on their lives and guides them through a step-by-step process that will free them of this distress. His solution-focused and optimistic approach is a welcome addition to the field.”
    —Golda S. Ginsburg, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD

  • “This accessible book describes some of the most common and effective techniques used by cognitive behavioral therapists in the treatment of anxiety and stress. The volume is unique in its direct, no-nonsense style, and will help readers identify and deal with unhelpful thoughts, behaviors, and symptoms. A handy guide for finding a personal combination of techniques that will help you carry on.”
    —Adrian Wells, Ph.D., consultant clinical psychologist and professor of clinical and experimental psychopathology at the University of Manchester, UK

  • “Reineke's book provides a compact and succinct overview of how to identify and deal with the everyday forms of stress and anxiety that many people encounter in their lives. If you are looking to find new ways to cope, this book will help you to do so.”
    —Cheryl Carmin, Ph.D., professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and director of its stress and anxiety disorders clinic and cognitive behavior therapy program


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