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Jul 2014 by PCI College

Bite-Sized Book Review 'Manage your Anxiety and Stress' by Mariad Burke and Dr. Phil Robert

'Manage your Anxiety and Stress' by Mariad Burke and Dr. Phil Robert is reviewed this week by Sinéad Ní Mháille

Manage your Anxiety and Stress by Mariad Burke and Dr. Phil Robert is a short and very accessible book which aims to give individuals practical, easy to implement techniques and tools that can be used to minimise and manage everyday stress and anxiety.  Both authors are qualified, practicing counsellors and this book is part of a series called Empower Yourself, which are ‘stand alone, single problem based therapy aid(s)’.

The authors begin by giving a short overview of stress, common stress areas and invite readers to identify their own particular stressors. They detail simple immediate interventions to tackle anxiety at the time it arises, including breathing exercises, reframing humour, and talking it out with someone else. They move on then to more structured management exercises including journaling and time management, aiming to help readers build more long-term skills for dealing with stress.  Sleep, exercise and mindfulness are explored as essential building blocks for ongoing mental health with straight-forward suggestions for improving each area.

The third part of the book deals with deeper self-examination and techniques that aim to change the overall thoughts, beliefs and self-image that are often the foundations on which stress and anxiety are built.  In many ways this section only touches the surface of these fundamental issues in the creation of anxiety, but nonetheless the solutions suggested could form the beginning of a reader’s long-term change towards positive mental health.

Overall, this is an easy to read, practical guide to dealing with stress and anxiety for people who feel they can mostly manage these issues on their own, with some guidance and tools for improvement.  The authors stress that the book is not a replacement for medical interventions and they advise professional therapy if the reader’s reflections reveal deeper concerns or ongoing problems.

Sinéad Ní Mháille (July 2014)
PCI College


Dr. Phil Robert was a guest speaker at the recent National Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference, 28th June 2014 at which she gave a very well received presentation on Burnout & Self-Care.


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