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by Dr. David Bortz

For those wanting a sensible, effective and efficient approach to dealing with life’s stressors, this is a helpful book that gets to the heart of helping to resolve many of life’s everyday issues.

Light, refreshing and on target, the content in each chapter comes across with clarity and a feeling of genuine care for the reader. For quick and easy reference the author has placed each of the many categories addressed into its own self-contained chapter.

Many chapters have illustrations. The combination of the author’s writings and the visuals he conceptualized and directed is a welcome element to the self-improvement and motivation category; furthermore it is bound to enhance the reading experience and effectiveness of this book.

As a physician, I find that the majority of my patients’ problems are caused or aggravated by anxiety and related disorders. I see this book helping to speed up their progress in dealing with these issues.

People today are often pressed for time and want to make progress as fast as possible — they want easy-to-apply techniques and they want them now!

Alan’s direct, easy to follow tools and techniques can quickly be put into practice. I have recommended him to my patients for years to work through their anxieties, stress, diminished self-confidence, phobias, habits and sleeping difficulties.

I have to believe that this book will also contribute to decreasing stress in the workplace leading to higher productivity and calmer spaces.

Finally, I recommend that medical practitioners and allied health professionals have a copy of this book, not just to suggest to patients, but to help themselves in dealing with the stress of running a practice.

Dr. David Bortz
M.D., F.A.C.P.
Associate Professor of Medicine
University Of California, San Diego