By: Stan Popovich
Stan Popovich’s popular book “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” has gathered many positive reviews on Amazon. Mr. Popovich’s book focuses on various techniques on how to manage fear, anxiety, stress, addiction, and depression. Stan’s book is located at http://www.managingfear.com and there are even some free mental health articles for anyone to read. Stan is available for interviews and here are some of the many positive reviews the author has received.
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
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