Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Seven Steps to Overcoming Depression,
Anxiety, and Anger
By Dr. Linda J. Solie

OVERVIEW: In this book Psychologist Linda Solie guides you through seven steps to dealing with negative or destructive feelings. You will learn and practice time-tested skills that offer relief from painful emotions, including how to: *Identify exactly what you are feeling, *Understand the connection between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, *Choose new ways to think that produce emotional and behavioral change. No matter where you are emotionally or what you are dealing with, you can change the way you feel and behave. With nearly thirty years of hands-on-cognitive/behavioral experience, Dr.Solie provides tools designed to help you find freedom and joy.

AUTHOR: Linda J. Solie (Ph.D, University of Minnesota) is a licensed psychologist who has been helping clients overcome emotional challenges and specializing in issues of depression and anxiety for nearly thirty years. She began her practice as a hospital staff psychologist working with children and adults and has been in private practice for more than two decades. A member of the American Psychological Association, Solie speaks nationwide at churches and retreats as well as other venues. She makes her home in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

MY REVIEW: Do you sometimes have emotions you can't explain or don't want? If you do, this is the book for you. However, if you go into a book store, pick up this book and thumb through it, you will probably not like it. There are many small charts, points that are numbered, points that are noted by letters of the alphabet, and tables to be studied. At first glance, this appears to be confusing. But if you go by your first impression you will be mistaken. The way to approach this book is to begin with the introduction and slowly read page after page. It will not take long for you to realize the great value of this book.

I agree with Dr. Kevin Leman who said, "This book gives you a road map to the life you've always wanted." That's good isn't it? The life you've always wanted. That's a big order. Will this book completely remove depression, anxiety and anger from your life? It may for some. It may not completely remove these problems―but it will help, and in a big way. "Relief is on the way."

(I received this book from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group in exchange for a fair and honest review.)