Take Charge of Your Emotions by Dr. Linda J. Solie (book review)

Take Charge of Your Emotions: Seven Steps to Overcoming Depression, Anxiety, and Anger

From the back cover: 

Do you sometimes have emotions you can't explain or don't want? You are not alone--and there is help. Whether you are challenged with significant bouts of depression or anxiety, periods of longstanding emotional pain, frequent temper flare-ups, or only an occasional unwelcome mood, Take Charge of Your Emotions is relevant to your life.

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.

My thoughts: 

Take Charge of Your Emotions: Seven Steps to Overcoming Depression, Anxiety and Anger by Dr. Linda J. Solie is a great resource for anyone who is suffering from depression and anxiety. In her book, Dr. Solie offers steps to take to take charge of your personal emotions using tools such as changing the way you talk to yourself, building a solid foundation through your relationships with people and with Christ, and finding joy in your life. Dr. Solie teaches us how to journal our feelings and shows us how to take negative self talk and change it into a positive for our life in all situations.

I found this book to be packed full meaningful information. It is NOT a quick fix for those, as myself, who are struggling with anxiety and depression. It took me several weeks to read through this book as it is so full of information and Dr. Solie wants you to stop and learn how to journal along the way. I found that it was a helpful resource in changing the way that I think and I am now choosing to be more positive and to stop the negative self talk. 

I would recommend this book to anyone dealing with negative self-talk, depression and anxiety. 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book free from the publisher, Bethany House, in exchange for a honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.


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