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Stan Popovich is the author of http://www.managingfear.com
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Please read the following posts to get an idea of what many professionals think of Stan’s managing fear book which has over 400 book reviews. You can read the following posts or go to http://managingfear.com/reviews/

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Some of The Many 100 Book Reviews Of Stan's Fear Book

 
 
Strongly informational,
By Janet Gibson
I am a Licensed Therapist who works with clients dealing with anxiety. Sometimes people can get weighed down or confused by all the information out there. This is a short, but strongly informational read that doesn't contain a lot of the "fluff" that most books have just to fill pages. It provides real world applications and examples regarding anxiety and fear. I appreciate Stanley Popovich's straightforward approach.
 
  
 
Great Layman's Guide!!,
By icounselu
Popovich, who claims only to be a layman, does exactly as he claims to do by offering a layman's guide to managing fear. The book is written in such a way that anyone can glean some great information and tools of how to understand and manage fear. As a counselor, I understand there are more intricate details but oftentimes the best thing for clients is simple things and this book offers just that.
 
 
 
Awesome Book
By Gordon R. Estes, Jr.
Stanley has hit the nail on the head with his reccomendations of a three tiered approach to dealing with fear. Very well put together and accessible to all ages.
 
 
 
 
Divine Intervention!,
By christina sciammas
Good illustrations of practical and easy techniques one can use to combat fear and anxiety- all within a Christian context.
 
  
 
A great starting point to thinking about how fear/anxiety is present in our lives!,
By Heather E. DeKeyser
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.The author mentions this is not a "be all end all" to managing fear/anxiety, but is a great starting point for those thinking of entering counseling or therapy.
 
  
 
easy entry into the problem of fear,
By T. Lucking "SeattleBallard
This book is exactly what it claims to be - a LAYMAN's guide to managing fear. It can be read in one sitting. It is inspirational and clear. The author uses some examples to build upon the basic presentation of ideas for managing fear. The 3 categories of counseling, non-resistant, and spiritual are very helpful in framing the approaches to treating fear. The best treatment is using all three. The book is not long yet it provides an immersion into the topic of fear along with specific techniques to manage it. There is a resource section and tips on getting started. Anxiety and fear along with depression are the most common mental health problems humans face. This book provides and easy entry into dealing with fear. If anything else it acknowledges that you are not alone with this problem and there are some easy basic steps to deal with it.
 
  
 
A helpful resource!,
By Andrea McCartney
This is an easy, quick read for the average lay person or professional. I would recommend this guide to anyone in the helping profession or anyone that struggles with fear and anxiety. Many people tend to ignore, block out, or distract themselves from fearful thoughts and ideas, but the problem remains and it unknowingly affects their life. The author uses various examples to help people understand how to process and face their fears. The end result is a more balanced and realistic view of reality. A very helpful resource that I would recommend to my clients!
 
 
 
Book serves it's stated purpose... is affordable... and a quick read,
By T. Stone "book terrain
This book is a super quick read and provides many practical tips people can start implementing right away to help them get over their fears. I thought the examples of how the techniques work were excellent and make it easy for people to figure out how to use the techniques in their own life. The author does have a chapter on how belief in God can help people who have such a belief overcome fear. I thought it was informational (and not that the author was advocating for everyone to be a Christian) and as long as the reader doesn't get irrationally offended by the mere mention of the topic, I think it is useful to know that your fear will dramatically subside should you be open to believing in a benign omniscient being is watching out for you. The author's writing skill is adequate.



A good starting point

By Melanie A. Sivley

This book is a good starting point for managing anxiety. As a therapist, I struggled with the lack of depth in many areas, but for someone just beginning to learn about their anxiety or for someone with anxiety in only a one or two areas of their life, this book could be useful. I've read a lot of reviews that struggled with the Christian perspective on anxiety and I disagree. I often address spirituality as a source of comfort for my clients (and believe it myself!) I enjoyed several of the bible verses that were used as examples. Even for non-christians, the premise still stands, a faith in a higher power of any sort can help quiet fears.

  

Quick, easy read; great for those with Christian values

By Laura Diffendal

Stanley's book is a quick, easy read with concrete examples and interventions. For those with Christian based values and generalized anxiety, these steps are very helpful. They are organized in a useful way and the book can be referred back to again and again as needed. Anxiety is a lifelong chronic issue for most of us, and having a simple and step by step guide is a great tool to managing it.

 

Quick reference of effective tools for managing fear

By Carrie Filson

I appreciate the concise, easy to understand format of this book. If you're looking to learn solid strategies to manage the chronic worries that plague you daily, start here! Disclaimer: do not get discouraged if you find these strategies aren't helpful right away. Fear is a very strong emotion and it takes practice and discipline to implement these great tools effectively. Don't give up just because you try it once and it doesn't work. It's a process of re-training your brain how to function more logically and less fearfully and that's takes hard work! Just keep practicing!

 

You need not be Christian to benefit from this book

By Leigh Martin

A Laymen's Guide to Managing Fear...is a quick read with a lot of helpful strategies and relevant examples. You need not be Christian go benefit from it.

 

Very helpful, self-help book

By Theresa M. Bonesteel

A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear is created as a self-help aid for those struggling with fear. The use of individual examples helps the reader relate to the character’s specific issue, fear response and ideas to overcome them. He offers practical suggestions that include changing thoughts, overcoming low self-confidence, and also a faith-based component for those who choose to include this piece into their recovery process. The author comments about using this material for those who can benefit, but also encourages the reader to find a professional counselor to help work through more complicated fear issues. This book contains solid, basic cognitive behavioral help to foster change.

 


A good supplement to therapy,

By Elands "Elands I believe this book is best for someone who is involved in therapy or has been in the past and is looking for a reference tool to use as a "booster" or reminder of skills. It has good information and the Christian basis will be a draw for individuals who have a strong faith. It is as it promises to be, a guide, in easy to read, easy to understand language.

  

Readable and concise,

By marianne Harms

Stanley Popovich writes a concise and specific program for dealing with fear that includes psychological and religious approaches. The reader can feel his commitment to his own process and beliefs in Christian teaching. It is spot on for those who share his faith in God as defined in the Bible and Christian teaching and also for the extremely helpful psychological tools outlined throughout the book.

 


Practical strategic behavior skills from a Christian perspective.,

By Charlyn Prather

In his e-book, Mr. Popovich provides strategic behavior skills that he's researched by interviewing counselors and clergy as well as drawing from his own life experiences. The book teaches the reader how to break problem situations down into small, manageable steps. With the assist of biblical passages from a Christian perspective, the reader can gain faith based strength to begin the work of conquering their day to day fears.

 
 

Easy read, good information,

By Elizabeth Earnshaw

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 do not have many books to recommend to my clients that want Christian based resources so I will definitely recommend this book to my Christian clients in the future. 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.

  

Great Book,

By kristy davis

This is a great "how to" workbook for someone that is looking for a Christian based workbook. I feel that the author is able to break down the different principals for managing fear for the the everday person. The examples in this book help to guide the invidual through the decision making process and to work with managing ones own fear appropriately . I think this book would be a great resource for someone in therapy

 


Great e-book for information regarding anxiety

By Dawn Lundin

This e-book is easy to read and understand. It has a great deal of practical information. As a professional counselor in private practice, I work with many clients struggling with anxiety and other mood disorders and would recommend this book as a place to start to address these issues.

 

A handy little book full of practical tools

By Miranda Middleton 

Stanley Popovich has written a very readable book with practical and applicable techniques for self-mastery and self discovery. While being faith-based may be a deterent to some readers, it should not be overlooked that sometimes problems may have a spiritual base in thier solution. In this age of little time for contemplative thinking, this book is fast to read and immediately understandable. Borrowing from the disciplines of psychology and theology, Popovich has made a down-to-earth handbook to help those struggling with differing levels of fear. Case examples help illustrate practical applications of the three main technical approaches to managing fear. I recommend it, to both "laymen and women" and professionals in the field who may find it especially useful as a book to refer to clients whom you know have little time for reading.

  

Practical,

By King's Kid

If you are looking for some practical techniques or methods to break down fears and anxieties, this little book should be useful to you. Some discipline is required, but that is okay. If you are not able to get a handle on your fears and anxieties by yourself, it is time to seek ministry from someone who knows how to help you get free. But this is a good little book and the writing is nice and clear.

 

Easy and practical read

By Haley C Gage

This book is a quick and easy read. Popovich breaks down fear in a way that allows tackling it to be manageable and keeps it simple. He provides practical techniques to overcome fear and ones that are often used in counseling offices. Finally, using faith and spirituality to help overcome fear and allowing God to take it on and relinquishing the control from ourselves is powerful and serves as a reminder that it does not need to hold us prisoner. A great read for anyone!


A well-written and helpful book for those struggling with fear and anxiety!,

By adamgragg


Stanley Popovich's e-book is well-written and useful for anyone needing help with managing fear and anxiety. As a licensed mental health professional who sees fear and anxiety run rampant in the lives of many, this is a book I could confidently recommend for my clients. This book provides well-researched interventions on effectively dealing with fear and anxiety. I loved the author's use of real-life examples for each listed intervention, allowing his readers a better understanding of how to personally apply the interventions. While this book is geared towards those of Christian faith, I do believe anyone can benefit from the other basic principles of the book.----Jennifer Gragg, LCMFT



Good overall summary of anxiety/fear management strategies,

By Adrienne


Good overall book of the different methods available to work on managing fear and anxiety. These methods are described succinctly and with examples. Great place to start if you are dealing with fears or good as a general reference book to serve as a reminder even if you have already been using some of these techniques in the past. These techniques/methods for helping an individual manage their fearful emotions take time, work and practice, but this book can give you the highlights of where to start.

  

Worth your time!,

By Desda


This e-book is easy to read and understand and is full of practical information. As a professional counselor in private practice, I see many clients struggling with anxiety and other mood issues. The information presented can be a good place to start to address these issues. The Biblical references and Christian perspective is an added bonus.

 
 

A quick and concise read; valuable information

By Ashley


Stanley Popovich's guide is a valuable piece of literature to anyone wishing to learn more about managing fear and anxiety. Many of my clients present with a multitude of depressive and anxious symptoms; Stan's guide may be useful to clinicians as well as laypeople in managing fear. I especially found it helpful that the author used so many real-life honest examples; this helped to apply fear management techniques in a realistic way.
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Book Reviews Of A Layman’s Guide To Managing Fear
 
By: Stanley Popovich
 
Here are just a small sample of  book reviews of Stan Popovich’s popular book “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” For more information about Stan’s helpful  book and to read Stan’s free mental health articles please go to http://www.managingfear.com  If you know of anyone who could  use Stan’s valuable information on fear, anxiety, stress, depression, and addiction please send them to his website. Thank you.
 
 
 
A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear is a Quick, Effective Read
A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear does a good job of covering some methods and ideas that can help an individual manage their fear. While this book is no substitute for a mental health professional, as the author clearly states, I believe that it can be effective in helping individuals manage mild to moderate fear.
Mr. Popovich provides a great starting set of ideas for managing fear, many of which can be expanded further or modified easily to meet the needs of the individual. There are enough ideas in here that nearly everyone should be able to find something that works for them.
I would have found a chapter about the psychology of fear helpful in understanding how fears are created and how they can have an effect on the mind, but overall, I think that this book does a very good job of providing some quick, easy ways to get a grasp on your fears and preventing them from becoming crippling. If you are dealing with mild to moderate fear, I would recommend giving this book a try and seeing if you can find a way to help yourself.
-Steve--Posted On Amazon
 
 
A Three-Faceted Approach
Mr. Popovich's publication is a brief and practical one, especially for people who lean toward religious practice. He recommends utilizing Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) techniques, a "non-resistance" approach of allowing the feelings to come and working with them, and the power of prayer and scripture, using passages from the Bible. It is simple and concise approach that should prove practical for believers and non-believers alike.
–Howland- -Posted On Amazon
 
 
Easy to read
This book is very easy to read. It provides some strategies to deal with fear. It also illustrates some case studies which help readers to easily understand and practice.
–Cindy From Canada – Posted On Amazon
 
 
 
A good summary of fear management techniques and resources
A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear is a good summary of techniques and resources in managing one's fears. This booklet is written in a clear concise style with plenty of good case studies used as examples of how the techniques are to be applied. There is a contact list of help organizations included in the book as well as a list of Bible verses dealing with comfort and faith. The book is not long enough to provide detailed help, but its conciseness is useful as a quick summary to help the reader get started on how to approach his fears. Anyone struggling with anxiety, obsessive worry, and neutralizing concerns will be helped by this work. Though this work is not designed to replace a counselor, applying its principles can help one get back on track with one's life.
–James L. Lowther – Posted On Amazon
 
 
 
 
 
 
An Informative tool to help those who suffer and manage depression and bipolar
I'm always in search for resources such as A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear to provide, members of a local depression and bipolar support group, tools to help them manage their symptoms. Fear is one of the main issues that effect members either through uncertainties with stigma, medications, and life and death just to name a few. The author combined helpful tools such as building up to the fear in small steps, positive self-talk, self imagery, and exercise that add to what is already available. Since all these tools are in one place and examples are provided this could greatly increase the likelihood that these would be used by those who suffer, and manage a diagnosis of depression and bipolar. When dealing with symptoms often the idea of spirituality is diminished because of the hopelessness that exists. This book wraps everything up into a complete package and is very informative.
–Spiritlink- Posted On Amazon
 
 
 
A Quick Read with Some Practical Advice
The author has assembled some good practical advice for the reader who is wants to learn some simple and practical approaches to addressing issues of fear in his or her life. The book includes suggestions from a Christian perspective, from a psychiatric/clinical approach and describes other ideas for resolving issues of fear in one's life. The book is simple to understand and is an enjoyable to read. It's a ready to use guidebook for those who want to make a make a change in their life.
–Michael W. Bennett - Posted On Amazon
 
 
A Refreshing Perspective
Kudos! A refreshing perspective that combines christian beliefs and the structure of cognitive behavior therapy that are integrated to create a method to effectively manage fears. Well thought out and written.
–W.R. Drinkwater, M.Ed, CADC-II --Posted On Amazon
 
 
 
Reading this guide is a first step into the rest of your life.
Fear is a state of mind or emotion when we sense personal danger. Some people are more prepared than others to rationalize their fears. It can prevent us from harm by removing us from the situation, but can also cause unbearable, immobilizing anxiety.The author, Stanley Popovich presents three main principles in this layman’s guide to managing fear:
General Counseling Techniques encourages critical thinking and deductive reasoning. In order to make an informed confident choice, facts must be gathered first, and well researched. One must also factor in the ‘what if’ scenarios. Then with common sense reasoning determine what is most important. The reader is enlightened by the examples used of ‘John and Mary’s’ unpredictable situations.
Non-Resistant Methods of dealing with fear is more of a defensive approach. We all have ‘triggers’ that bring on anxiety and it is important to recognize them, not allowing ourselves to be ruled by them.
Christianity is a religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. Belief in faith can provide a powerful foundation for problem solving.

Stanley Popovich has used his writing skills, analytical talents, interviews and diligent research in an attempt to educate readers. He was educated at Pennsylvania State University and has used these approaches in his own life. This is book is highly recommended.
-- Cheryl Heinrichs, Allbooks Review
 
 
 
 
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: a mindful approach, a cognitive behavioral intervention, a positive psychology strategy. 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. Popovich shows the reader how to connect to God in a meaningful way so that true inner security is established.
By: Sarah Chana Radcliffe, author "The Fear Fix: Solutions for Every Child's Moments of Worry, Panic and Fear"- Posted On Amazon
 
 
Hope and relief from general anxiety
Mr Popovich's "Layman's Guide" presents several cognitive-behavioral techniques for overcoming non-traumatic anxiety in language accessible to the regular person. He also shares a religious perspective that will comfort many readers. Along with a sort of atlas for persons seeking to overcome their anxiety, Popovich provides HOPE; probably the most powerful gift for folks in extreme discomfort.
By: Robert Michael Cox-Posted On Amazon
 
 
 
Excellent Book
Having read the book ' A Layman's Guide to managing Fear' it is so well written and easy to understand. As humans we all have our FEARS and look for ways to cope. I would recommend this book/kindle to everyone. I look forward to reading many more books by Stanley Popovich
By: Jenny-- Posted On Amazon
 
 
Good basic introduction to managing fear
Stanley Popovich, in his book "A layman's guide to managing fear using psychology, Christianity and non resistant methods" does a decent job of helping the average person understand fear from a psychological and non-resistant methods perspective.
As far as Christian books that attempt to bridge the gap between psychology and the church's teaching on how to manage fear, he does a better job than any other text I have personally reviewed. He manages to introduce biblical texts on how God sees fear and anxiety in a way that are non-condemning and are encouraging.
By: S. Thomas-- Posted On Amazon
 
 
 
A Must read for anyone suffering from anxiety disorder
Stanley Popovich's book, A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear: Using Psychology, Christianity, and Non Resistant Methods contains easy to read thoughts on mastering phobias, fears, and anxiety disorders. Having experienced all of the above, I can attest to the efficacy of the methods Popovich endorses in his book. Anxiety disorders perplex sufferers, burden families, and are a source of humiliation and embarrassment. Popovich does an excellent job of providing encouragement and hope. I highly recommend this book.
By: Barbara Altman—Posted On Amazon
 
 
A well written How to Guide
As a busy person, reading is sometimes low down on the list of things I am able to do in a day. I found the book 'A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear' very accessible, written with the intention to inform a user to help themselves overcome fear and anxiety.
Using three methods of managing fear helped me to frame each chapter. I was able to hold in mind that using General Counselling Techniques, Non-resistant Methods, and asking for God's Help as a number of ways an individual could tackle fear and anxiety. What Stanley Popovich recommends is a blend of all three.
I am glad I had the chance to read it, and hope that Stanley Popovich writes more Layman's type books.
By: Michael Opoku-Forfieh (Counsellor)--Posted On Amazon
 
 
 
Stan Popovich’s Book Review
A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity, and Non-Resistant Methods delivers exactly what its title promises: this short self-help booklet is written in simple, clear language and introduces basic, easy-to-implement strategies for the Christian client who wants to better manage and reduce fear and anxiety.
The book offers an introduction to three strategies for coping with and overcoming fear and anxiety, as well as some thoughts on how to use all three methods concurrently. As Popovich states in the book, he is not a mental health professional or clergy member but has compiled the information via his own research and interviews with professionals in these fields. Offering techniques such as changing self-talk, thought stopping, thought changing, implementing regular exercise and visualizing, the psychology section of the book has flavors of CBT, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness.
A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology,Christianity, and Non-Resistant Methods offers an easy-to-read format appropriate for younger clients and those who prefer simple and clear language to become familiar with basic anxiety-management concepts.
By: Oregon Counselor--Posted On Amazon
 
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 How to Overcome Fear in a Few Short Steps
A graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Stanley Popovich presents his guide to overcoming fear and anxiety in the form of a common sense booklet accessible to all ages. Stan explores three different approaches to managing fear: practicing general counseling techniques, asking for God's help, and using non-resistant methods, which, when combined, can serve as a powerful tool in fear management. In brief, within relatively few pages, A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear packs a powerful punch and is well worth the read.   By: L.C. Henderson—Posted On Amazon
A great guide to managing fear
I personally enjoyed the book . I have worked with drug and alcohol addiction , much of this is fear based . There are many different options in here for overcoming fear . You can pick one or combine them. I think the Author could expand on some items but he still gets the point across . I also believe it was kept short to help people accept the challenge to read it . By: Michael Grabhorn--Posted On Amazon
 
 
Pragmatic overview of useful technique
Mr. Popovich has provided a concise and easy to digest compilation of information and techniques to help the reader recognize and address the fear and insecurities that we all face in daily life (as opposed to phobias). Offering techniques found in psychology (mainly cognitive reframing techniques), ways to recognize and face the things we are afraid of, and including the influence of spiritual strength in striving to find meaning and purpose in our adversity, this book could inspire one to gain power over our own daily roadblocks. By: LeAnn Bruce--Posted On Amazon
 
 
A compelling argument for individuals dealing with fear
Popovich provides a compelling argument for individuals who deal with fear, and although he admittedly acknowledges the notion that his work is no substitute for professional help, he does provide valuable information through various techniques and methods to help individuals deal with personal fear(s). The cognitive approach to dealing with fear through critical thinking and deductive reasoning brings individuality and reality to the forefront of the individual's consciousness. And, while this is no easy task during the moment, using the common sense steps Popovich alludes to can help individuals deal with fear. The guidance to seek God's help is true and should never be underestimated at how it can help. And finally, Popovich provides some external resources for those who deem it necessary to seek further help. By: Joseph Holloway--Posted On Amazon
 
Managing Fear
Stan Popovich puts together a nice and easy to read short essay on handling fear. He draws on elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychology 101 and appealing to a higher power. I recommend this to those that are experiencing unwanted fears and to learn how to manage this without bending to its perceived power. By: William Shryer--Posted On Amazon
 
 
 Perfect reference for quick review.
This book is just what people need to facilitate real world utilization of simple and straight forward techniques. I love to find what I need in a neat concise format, and Stan Popovich delivers just that. Now if you are not a Christian, or happen to be an atheist, like me, you'll find that all of the references and passages and suggestions relating to God and the Bible are functionally optional as an additional tool. Even an atheist or non-Christian with any sense will encourage the use of the religious based text for those who are believers because it cannot hurt to tap into those things that they truly believe in for strength. The techniques in this book are ideal for quick processing. Most authors would have used 270 pages to yield the same results. By: Manualdemise--Posted On Amazon

Great tips on ways to combat fear!!
This work was easily read and understood. It offers some practical advice and provides good tips on dealing with fear. I like that it provides various solutions not just one! I also love the fact that it discusses the use of religion as one way to handle fear! By: Miss Clipps--Posted On Amazon
 
A Layman's Guide to Fear, Useful and Applicable
Mr. Popovich has prepared a fairly thorough manual to address common fears and anxiety. Mr. Popovich illustrates for readers ways to intellectually separate emotion from the process of dealing with fear. Mr. Popovich provides several pages at the end of the book for notes and experiences, and those pages may better be utilized after each chapter to exemplify how the reader has implemented the techniques, thus allowing the reader to assess the usefulness of each technique.By: Kelly Mayer--Posted On Amazon
 
A How-To book about Overcoming Fear
This book by Stanley Popovich gives three different but coinciding methods of overcoming fear, not just that which paralyzes us, but even the smaller fear that nags at the back of the mind. At the end there are several blank pages for notes and to try these ways to overcome fear. To use this book effectively, one should have a notebook (or the pages from the end of the book) and practice each method for overcoming their fears as it comes up in the book. I would recommend it and the references in it to work on any fears you may have, not just big ones, but even the little ones that can sometimes paralyze you. By: Patricia Merriam--Posted On Amazon
 
Practical advice on managing fear and anxiety
Stanley Popovich's book A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity, and Non-Resistant Methods is a practical book for the person challenged with anxiety and fear. I thought it provided many examples of strategies for coping with what can be very debilitating. The facts that anxiety and fear are very complex and "one size doesn't fit all" when addressing the challenges of anxiety are key. Many times we need to try a number of approaches in order to get results. The focus on using our minds to analyze our fears, practice different approaches, coach ourselves, or view the situation from a different perspective all are excellent suggestions described in the book. As a trained clinical social worker, I would suggest this book as an excellent means of educating oneself about anxiety and fear, and developing a self-help plan for coping. By: Mollie Conrad--Posted On Amazon
 
Great Read for Everyone!
Stanley Popvich's book is an easy read that will benefit both professional and nonprofessional individuals. It is thoughtful, reflective and captures the subject matter well. Everyone has experienced fear at one time or another in their lives. Stanley's specificity in style of writing allows the reader to relate to the subject matter. By: Lucille Force—Posted On Amazon
 
Easy read with sound advice
Through poignant, real-life examples, Stanley Popovich offers a self-help guide to handling fear. Chapter 3 introduces a reliance on God's help to develop a logical and devotional step-by-step process to work through and conquer one's fears. Admittedly not an expert in the field of psychology, Popovich presents a logical, easy read. By: Joanne Weir—Posted On Amazon
 
 
A common sense look at fear
This is an excellent down to earth look at how people can cope with fear. Popovich gives excellent examples of how to change one's thought processes regarding fear and how to turn feelings around. He uses his faith in God as a strong example of how people should not be controlled by fear, but rather should trust in God and stand strong. While this book is not a quick fix, it is quite enlightening and a pleasant read. It is written in plain English - not in medical/psychological language that few can understand. I would recommend this book to anyone who has to face something that scares them. Popovich's 'what's the worst thing that can happen' style of writing keeps the subject matter light, but sensitive to the reader's plight as well.By: Sandyma—Posted On Amazon
Great First Step to Manage Fear and Anxiety
I would recommend this book as a first step for managing fear. The examples used will assist with the development of how to get over many fears or anxiety you may feel. This book would also be helpful for counselors to use in group counseling. It is an easy read with a fantastic summary and good reference points. By: L. Chisholm----Posted On Amazon

Family, Friends, Self Help
Clients who suffer from irrational & rational fears require exactly what Stanley has outlined & expounded upon. To focus & take small steps of successful confrontation with yourself. As each step is secured then on to the next to finally know how best to deal with or plan around future incidents. Talking themselves down from the ledge is an appropriate analogy, I think. Stan included components that would be useful to a broad range of persons too rather than applying only one technique or methodology. Non resistant rather than analysis @ the peak of anxiety is very wise to immediately relieve the suffering; later working on more effective strategies. Introducing GOD as an agent will be familiar to some. As a counselor's instrument, the information conveyed in sessions will help determine which approach might be most effective, or perhaps all three. I think the book would even be useful for workshop training purposes. Frankly, some of my CE course work, written by PhD's, hasn't been as comprehensive. By: Wendy Kile, BSW---Posted On Amazon

Like a conversation with a good friend
Reading Stanley's little book on fear is very much like being talked down off of a scary emotional cliff by a friend. The points are not complex or new. However, for the price and the time invested, this book gathers some good points that anyone can apply to reducing their fears and anxieties. If the reader is not open to making changes, the book's helpfulness may be limited. But, for those truly interested and willing to get started (or continue) with personal growth and the making of new mental habits, there are some simple and practical suggestions given here. By: SuzieQ---Posted On Amazon

Overcome fear through action!
Stanley Popovich has hit upon the only cure for fear and anxiety -- action! In this brief booklet he gives readers several simple, useful tools that can work for anyone who is willing not just to read about them but also to put them into action. The "Layman's Guide" is a practical approach to an everyday problem and can serve as a reminder that fear need not dominate your life. By: Rev. S. Haberkorn---Posted On Amazon

Very Easy Read
I found this book an easy read with practical approaches for dealing with a real problem. Many people who struggle with fear and anxiety can be paralyzed by their own fear. This book gives easy to follow instructions for breaking free from the grip of fear. This book can be used in a variety of settings particularly prisoner re-entry programs (fear of society). Many programs such as these are faith based and this is a practical guide for case managers to use in helping the clients overcome their fears of finding employment to overcoming addiction.As a practitioner of CBT to help people manage conflict, this book offers good advice in simple terms to learn new approaches to managing fear and anxiety. By: Conflict Coach---Posted On Amazon

A Good Reminder about Fear
Managing Fear offers readers a good reminder of how to look at FEAR and put it in it's place. The author references philisophical and Biblical references that give broad viewpoints. This book is a good reference or reminder for anyone struggling with fear and how to step past these thoughts to achieve great things. By: The Positive Perspective---Posted On Amazon

Easy to read and informative
A Layman's Guide to Fear does a great job summarizing a variety of useful approaches to managing fear in our everyday lives. It offers a summary of approaches that are used in psychotherapy and provides great examples to illustrate the points he is making. The examples he uses are ones that we can all relate to and illustrate common struggles.
Stanley Popovich is also clear to point out the strategies in his book are not to be used as a substitute for individual counseling to address fear that would significantly interfere in ones functioning. This is a great book to start to get an understanding on how to work through fear. It is easy to read and informative; I would recommend it to helping professionals and layman. By: Brittany Edge-------Posted On Amazon

Good Starting Place
I found the simplistic and straight-forward language to be appealing for people who are beginning to take an active role in first understanding their anxieties/fears and needing guidance in a direction to pursue. In working with students who have anxieties - they don't want a long-drawn out self-help book....but rather one that gives a clear step by step process. Popovich's book could provide just the right amount of support a young person would need to start conquering the anxieties/fears (and see success in the small steps) as well as the confidence to seek help from others. By: Counselor: Opportunity Maker---Posted On Amazon


As a Chaplain in Pastoral Care field
The book is well thought out, it puts many of things counselors use into simple terms that anyone can understand. As J Venon Magee use to say, He's brought the cookie jar to the bottom shelf where everyone can enjoy it". Stan did a good job explaining the emotion of fear, and how best to approach it. I will be reading it again. By: Chaplain Mark---Posted On Amazon
managing fear
Very good and concrete book. I was impressed with the strategies, the very specific Bible passages and the examples provided. There are some excellent strategies to help someone when they are in the midst of fear and anxiety. And anyone can learn from the examples provided. there is also room at the back of the book to take notes. Very nice touch. By: Mary Reilly---Posted On Amazon

A quick and easy guide to gaining control over Fear
The author of this 60 page guide explores the possible and varied sources of fears, while focusing on easy to understand and identify with, assorted anonymous case examples.
The author offers, easy to follow clear routes and methods for overcoming and conquering very real anxieties and fears that often block positive actions.
I think that most people would find this guide helpful and comforting, in that it gives a step by step approach to overcoming obstacles that can undermine and block a person's confidence. As a trained and experienced counselor, I would recommend this book.
By: P. Vanderveer---Posted On Amazon

A very good guide for the layman
This guide book is a great read for anyone who has recognized fear as a hurdle to overcome or if you just want to understand the process of gaining confidence. I like this book because it does speak to the layman without using clinical words which most people fail to understand and is something that I believe cripples many practitioners of mental health, the grandiose desire to impress with words, rather than help with practical and solid advice. Stanley Popovich takes behaviors that we all engage in and breaks them down to get a clear understanding through the use of illustrations and provides workable steps as a framework to help people overcome their fears. By: Teree---Posted On Amazon

A long useful pamphlet
As a therapist who works with all ages and problems, I like to educate my clients as much as possible and I would use this work to do that.
What I did get was a layperson's well thought out and written exposition of what anxiety was about, how it felt and what one could try to do to deal with it. Being a layperson's guide Mr. P was careful to recommend professional help which also endears this work to me.
I would also give everyone the caveat that it is up to them whether they read the religious parts or not, but I think the information contained within the kindle book will be valuable either way. For many people being in a therapist's or psychiatrist's office can be anxiety provoking in itself so this well written work can be used to read in their own time. By: L. Siddiqi---Posted On Amazon

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. By: Samantha Brin---Posted On Amazon


Simple, Practical Techniques with a 'Spiritual Twist'
The sound and practical advice offered in this book can benefit the 'average' person facing stress, anxiety and worrisome thoughts. The approaches described combine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is then broken down into more simplistic and easy to understand and follow techniques of imagery, visualization, positive self-talk, usage of a journal to document positive words or phrases, relaxation techniques of listening to music and the benefits to exercise. As the title states, there is a focus on spirituality or seeking religious guidance of a priest or minister and using the Bible and spiritual verses to reduce stress and anxiety. Should one not be interested in this, they could skip over the section. The case scenarios used within are helpful. The author makes a point to suggest further professional options if needed of a psychologist or other mental health professional.
By: V.Brewster---Posted On Amazon

Good, basic and well-explained techniques for overcoming fear
This book did an excellent job of explaining some basic techniques to manage fear. I think it contained a lot of good information for a short book. Everything was explained in a way most people could easily understand. I liked that the author encouraged the reader who needed more help putting the techniques into practice to seek out therapy. I think the book offered exactly what it promised in the title. The book is not meant for every situation or every fear, just some good basic tips that will really work if you put them into practice. I would definitely recommend the book to others. By: Anna Deeds---Posted On Amazon
Excellent resource
As a clinical social worker, I facilitate support groups and fear of something comes up on a weekly basis. This is a good resource book that someone could keep in their purse or pocket so they could easily get to it as needed. It is written so that the average person can understand it. It stays away all the clinical jargon. I will be recommending this book to some of my clients. The things in this book are some of the same things I tell my clients. Having a book on hand would be a fast way to re- enforce what has been discussed; instead of having to try and recall tips when in a state of fear. The book gives helpful examples of how the guidelines can be applied to a given situation. The book isn't to lengthy for those people who either do not like to read or have a short attention span. By: Jacqueline Milton---Posted On Amazon

Managing Fear for Dummies
This book might be called "Managing Fear for Dummies" - and I say that in a positive way with a smile. Mr. Popovich has indeed done his research, both in the areas of fears and solutions. I took my clinician's hat off and slipped into a "layman's" personae, putting aside my learning and experience. What I discovered were suggestions that made sense, and specific and practical activities that were "do-able". This book includes techniques that I have used with clients successfully. Mr. Popovich's writing has a conversation-like tone and is an easy read. For the extremely reasonable cost of the book, it's worth reading and cheaper than going to a seminar presenting, most likely, the same ideas. I will most likely recommend this for some of my clients and students. By: Romey Peavler---Posted On Amazon

Excellent Resource
I found Stanley's e-book to be very useful. It gives some really good ideas about dealing with fear that I had not considered myself. He offers the reader many detailed steps on how to deal with different types of fear. This is a great book for individuals who are trying to work through issues on their own or would like to use with their counselor. I especially liked that he included a spiritual aspect to this book that gives the reader an opportunity to draw closer to God as they work through their current fears. I would consider this an excellent resource for anyone struggling with things in their lives that keep them from moving forward. Thanks, Mr. Popovich!  By: Josie---Posted On Amazon

Timely and Sound
Fear is a timely subject in today's anxiety-riddled world, and Stanley Popovich does an excellent job in delving into what fear is and its various forms. He then explains in detail three effective and powerful approaches in managing fear: general counseling techniques, reliance upon God, and non-resistant methods, which means accepting one's fear but not dwelling upon it; rather, through visualization and gradual exposure to the source of one's fear, an individual can eventually overcome it. But Mr. Popovich goes one step further--he shows how to employ these three approaches together. In addition, he provides a list of reputable organizations that give more in-depth information pertaining to fear and its management. I highly recommend this well-written and well-researched book to everyone seeking a down-to-earth, holistic approach to managing his or her fear.
By: Diana Schramer---Posted On Amazon

A great start on how to handle fear and anxiety
First I would like to mention this was a very simple and easy to read book to read. It helps when readers need to hear methods the simple way without psychological terms. Popovich introduces his book by explain what fear is and gives three methods on how to deal with ones fears. I like the fact that he brings in examples in each method which gives the reader an idea on how to implement the methods mentioned. Another great point for me was that he brings in spirituality as one of the methods. Whether it is Christianity or any other religion with the help f God nothing happens. This book is a great start for everyone dealing with fear in one way or the other. By: Jina---Posted On Amazon
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A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear is a Quick, Effective Read
A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear does a good job of covering some methods and ideas that can help an individual manage their fear. While this book is no substitute for a mental health professional, as the author clearly states, I believe that it can be effective in helping individuals manage mild to moderate fear.
Mr. Popovich provides a great starting set of ideas for managing fear, many of which can be expanded further or modified easily to meet the needs of the individual. There are enough ideas in here that nearly everyone should be able to find something that works for them.
I would have found a chapter about the psychology of fear helpful in understanding how fears are created and how they can have an effect on the mind, but overall, I think that this book does a very good job of providing some quick, easy ways to get a grasp on your fears and preventing them from becoming crippling. If you are dealing with mild to moderate fear, I would recommend giving this book a try and seeing if you can find a way to help yourself.
-Steve--Posted On Amazon
 
 
A Three-Faceted Approach
Mr. Popovich's publication is a brief and practical one, especially for people who lean toward religious practice. He recommends utilizing Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) techniques, a "non-resistance" approach of allowing the feelings to come and working with them, and the power of prayer and scripture, using passages from the Bible. It is simple and concise approach that should prove practical for believers and non-believers alike.
–Howland- -Posted On Amazon
 
 
Easy to read
This book is very easy to read. It provides some strategies to deal with fear. It also illustrates some case studies which help readers to easily understand and practice.
–Cindy From Canada – Posted On Amazon
 
 
 
A good summary of fear management techniques and resources
A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear is a good summary of techniques and resources in managing one's fears. This booklet is written in a clear concise style with plenty of good case studies used as examples of how the techniques are to be applied. There is a contact list of help organizations included in the book as well as a list of Bible verses dealing with comfort and faith. The book is not long enough to provide detailed help, but its conciseness is useful as a quick summary to help the reader get started on how to approach his fears. Anyone struggling with anxiety, obsessive worry, and neutralizing concerns will be helped by this work. Though this work is not designed to replace a counselor, applying its principles can help one get back on track with one's life.
–James L. Lowther – Posted On Amazon
 
 
 
 
An Informative tool to help those who suffer and manage depression and bipolar
I'm always in search for resources such as A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear to provide, members of a local depression and bipolar support group, tools to help them manage their symptoms. Fear is one of the main issues that effect members either through uncertainties with stigma, medications, and life and death just to name a few. The author combined helpful tools such as building up to the fear in small steps, positive self-talk, self imagery, and exercise that add to what is already available. Since all these tools are in one place and examples are provided this could greatly increase the likelihood that these would be used by those who suffer, and manage a diagnosis of depression and bipolar. When dealing with symptoms often the idea of spirituality is diminished because of the hopelessness that exists. This book wraps everything up into a complete package and is very informative.
–Spiritlink- Posted On Amazon
 
 
 
A Quick Read with Some Practical Advice
The author has assembled some good practical advice for the reader who is wants to learn some simple and practical approaches to addressing issues of fear in his or her life. The book includes suggestions from a Christian perspective, from a psychiatric/clinical approach and describes other ideas for resolving issues of fear in one's life. The book is simple to understand and is an enjoyable to read. It's a ready to use guidebook for those who want to make a make a change in their life.
–Michael W. Bennett - Posted On Amazon
 
 
A Refreshing Perspective
Kudos! A refreshing perspective that combines christian beliefs and the structure of cognitive behavior therapy that are integrated to create a method to effectively manage fears. Well thought out and written.
–W.R. Drinkwater, M.Ed, CADC-II --Posted On Amazon
 
 
 
Reading this guide is a first step into the rest of your life.
Fear is a state of mind or emotion when we sense personal danger. Some people are more prepared than others to rationalize their fears. It can prevent us from harm by removing us from the situation, but can also cause unbearable, immobilizing anxiety.The author, Stanley Popovich presents three main principles in this layman’s guide to managing fear:
General Counseling Techniques encourages critical thinking and deductive reasoning. In order to make an informed confident choice, facts must be gathered first, and well researched. One must also factor in the ‘what if’ scenarios. Then with common sense reasoning determine what is most important. The reader is enlightened by the examples used of ‘John and Mary’s’ unpredictable situations.
Non-Resistant Methods of dealing with fear is more of a defensive approach. We all have ‘triggers’ that bring on anxiety and it is important to recognize them, not allowing ourselves to be ruled by them.
Christianity is a religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. Belief in faith can provide a powerful foundation for problem solving.

Stanley Popovich has used his writing skills, analytical talents, interviews and diligent research in an attempt to educate readers. He was educated at Pennsylvania State University and has used these approaches in his own life. This is book is highly recommended.
-- Cheryl Heinrichs, Allbooks Review
 
 
 
 
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: a mindful approach, a cognitive behavioral intervention, a positive psychology strategy. 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. Popovich shows the reader how to connect to God in a meaningful way so that true inner security is established.
By: Sarah Chana Radcliffe, author "The Fear Fix: Solutions for Every Child's Moments of Worry, Panic and Fear"- Posted On Amazon
 
 
Hope and relief from general anxiety
Mr Popovich's "Layman's Guide" presents several cognitive-behavioral techniques for overcoming non-traumatic anxiety in language accessible to the regular person. He also shares a religious perspective that will comfort many readers. Along with a sort of atlas for persons seeking to overcome their anxiety, Popovich provides HOPE; probably the most powerful gift for folks in extreme discomfort.
By: Robert Michael Cox-Posted On Amazon
 
 
 
Excellent Book
Having read the book ' A Layman's Guide to managing Fear' it is so well written and easy to understand. As humans we all have our FEARS and look for ways to cope. I would recommend this book/kindle to everyone. I look forward to reading many more books by Stanley Popovich
By: Jenny-- Posted On Amazon
 
 
Good basic introduction to managing fear
Stanley Popovich, in his book "A layman's guide to managing fear using psychology, Christianity and non resistant methods" does a decent job of helping the average person understand fear from a psychological and non-resistant methods perspective.
As far as Christian books that attempt to bridge the gap between psychology and the church's teaching on how to manage fear, he does a better job than any other text I have personally reviewed. He manages to introduce biblical texts on how God sees fear and anxiety in a way that are non-condemning and are encouraging.
By: S. Thomas-- Posted On Amazon
 
 
 
A Must read for anyone suffering from anxiety disorder
Stanley Popovich's book, A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear: Using Psychology, Christianity, and Non Resistant Methods contains easy to read thoughts on mastering phobias, fears, and anxiety disorders. Having experienced all of the above, I can attest to the efficacy of the methods Popovich endorses in his book. Anxiety disorders perplex sufferers, burden families, and are a source of humiliation and embarrassment. Popovich does an excellent job of providing encouragement and hope. I highly recommend this book.
By: Barbara Altman—Posted On Amazon
 
 
A well written How to Guide
As a busy person, reading is sometimes low down on the list of things I am able to do in a day. I found the book 'A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear' very accessible, written with the intention to inform a user to help themselves overcome fear and anxiety.
Using three methods of managing fear helped me to frame each chapter. I was able to hold in mind that using General Counselling Techniques, Non-resistant Methods, and asking for God's Help as a number of ways an individual could tackle fear and anxiety. What Stanley Popovich recommends is a blend of all three.
I am glad I had the chance to read it, and hope that Stanley Popovich writes more Layman's type books.
By: Michael Opoku-Forfieh (Counsellor)--Posted On Amazon
 
 
 
Stan Popovich’s Book Review
A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity, and Non-Resistant Methods delivers exactly what its title promises: this short self-help booklet is written in simple, clear language and introduces basic, easy-to-implement strategies for the Christian client who wants to better manage and reduce fear and anxiety.
The book offers an introduction to three strategies for coping with and overcoming fear and anxiety, as well as some thoughts on how to use all three methods concurrently. As Popovich states in the book, he is not a mental health professional or clergy member but has compiled the information via his own research and interviews with professionals in these fields. Offering techniques such as changing self-talk, thought stopping, thought changing, implementing regular exercise and visualizing, the psychology section of the book has flavors of CBT, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness.
A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology,Christianity, and Non-Resistant Methods offers an easy-to-read format appropriate for younger clients and those who prefer simple and clear language to become familiar with basic anxiety-management concepts.
By: Oregon Counselor--Posted On Amazon
 
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