Worry is a natural part of life, but how do we stop it taking from, and taking over, our lives?
Stress and anxiety can damage our careers and relationships, can hold us back from exploring new opportunities, and is detrimental to our concentration, mood and self-esteem. And during times when we feel overwhelmed, we often doubt ourselves and our ability to cope - making management of our worries seem impossible. But this is far from the case.
In The Professional Worrier, counsellor and psychotherapist Stewart Geddes examines how a simple shift in our mindset to create greater awareness around our anxiety - what areas in our lives we are most vulnerable to it, how it affects us and how we currently tackle it - can create huge changes in our lives, both in challenging moments and in management of everyday stresses.
This book explores how anxiety works, offers guidance on identifying how we're most affected and the ways we might be feeding our anxiety, and shows us how to build awareness around anxiety to meet it head on. And The Professional Worrier offers simple, practical ways in which we can take action to manage our worries, big and small.
Stewart Geddes is a counsellor and psychotherapist, based in Dublin. He has been practicing for five years, specialising in anxiety, and works mainly with young professionals who struggle with anxious thoughts and feelings about themselves, their professional lives and their ability to cope and progress. Previously, he worked in the corporate world for two decades.
Stewart lives in Dublin with his wife and two children.
The Professional Worrier is his first book.