Learn How to Worry Less, Now!

Hi, I’m Gigi . . .

I’m a presenter, retreat leader, and author of the award-winning book, 50 Ways to Worry Less Now: Reject Negative Thinking to Find Peace, Clarity, and Connection. I’m here to share a wide variety of techniques to overcome your stress, worry, and anxiety.  

My goal is to help you become calm and wise, even during your most troubling times. Rather than responding out of impatience, fear, judging, gossip, or self-sabotage,  you’ll learn to connect with your own center of loving power so you can enjoy fulfilling relationships, creativity, vibrant health, and success.

I’m here to help you . . .

In my blog and book, you’ll find over 50 techniques I’ve used to overcome

    • chronic worry and stress,
    • perfectionism,
    • dysfunctional relationships,
    • alcoholism/addiction,
    • chronic pain, and
    •  concern about loved ones.

I’m certain you’ll find something here that will bring you clarity, happiness, and harmonious relationships.      — With  ❤ from me to you,   Gigi

My story . . .

Thirty years ago, I used alcohol, romance, and professional accomplishments to soothe my frayed nerves. After I quit drinking, I found I had a serious thinking problem! Over time, I discovered effective tools from therapy, recovery pro­grams, scientific research, and a variety of philosophical and spiritual teachings to find peace, wisdom, and hope–no matter what is going on in my life!

Formerly crowned the “Queen of Worry,” I’ve resigned my post and now live happily with my wonderful husband, Peter, and my cat, Murphy. Although I haven’t had a drug or drink for over 30 years, I do occasionally overindulge in Ghirardelli chocolate and historical novels. 

I hold a PhD in Psychological Studies in Education and an MA in Psychology, both from Stanford University. As a professor at Eastern Michigan University, I won several awards for teaching, and (as Georgea M. Langer) co-authored books and articles for educators.

50 Ways to Worry Less Now: Reject Negative Thinking to Find Peace, Clarity, and Connection

Worry Less Now

MANAGE  life’s most difficult challenges with calm wisdom

CREATE relationships that blossom and thrive

FULFILL your dreams without limitations

SERVE others in their personal growth


Highly Recommended by Library Journal, Midwest Book Review, Publishers Weekly (BookLife), and bestselling Hazelden recovery author, Karen Casey.

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Reviews and Praise 

“Langer speaks from hard-won experience in her valuable, heartfelt manual on curbing excessive worrying. Her frank and empathetic tone will comfort readers, as will the practical steps she teaches.” BookLife by Publishers Weekly

“Even though I have been in recovery for more than four decades, and didn’t think another self-help book would make it to my treasured list, I was wrong. This book is a winner.”  Karen Casey, best-selling  author of Each Day a New Beginning (Hazelden)


Personal Story

My personal story is captured in my latest book 50 Ways to Worry Less Now: Reject Negative Thinking to Find Peace, Clarity, and Connection.

I wrote this book to share what I’ve learned from my training in psychology and over 30 years applying tools from recovery programs, cognitive therapy, energy work, and a variety of spiritual and scientific teachings.

I have used these ideas to free myself and hundreds of others from worry and I can tell you with confidence that they work!

These are some of the challenges that I’ve faced and overcome so far.

Relationship Failures. I divorced my third husband (after marriage counseling and a trial separation) when I was 39 years old. Three years later, I married Peter and we’ve been happily married for 28 years.

Chronic Pain. I struggled with back pain for 15 years. Then, both of my shoulders “froze” and hurt constantly for two years. After surgery and physical therapy, I am now pain-free and in excellent health.

Dysfunctional Family. I suffered from many of the characteristics found in children of alcoholic parents: anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Through years of work and support from others, I’ve uncovered and healed these patterns.

Codependence. When my dear friend battled cancer, and later my husband resumed drinking alcohol, I discovered my overreliance on others’ behavior for my security. Over time, I found my own true source of peace.

Overwork and Perfectionism. As a college professor, I wrestled with fierce professional jealousies and insecurities, along with a tendency toward over-work and perfectionism. Eventually, I found a way to be content and productive.

Abuse. I discovered memories of early abuse, healed its wounds, and forgave those who harmed me.

Substance-Related Disorder. For many years, marijuana and alcohol were ruining my relationships and inhibiting my power. I’ve been clean and sober for 31 years and have helped hundreds of women recover from alcohol and drug addiction.

50 Ways to Worry Less Now

Reject Negative Thinking to Find Peace, Clarity, and Connection

by Gigi Langer, PhD               

Thirty years ago, Gigi Langer was a prisoner of her worries who used alcohol, romance, and professional accomplishments to soothe her frayed nerves. After studying and applying tools from recovery pro­grams, scientific research, and a variety of philosophical and spiritual teachings, she stopped drinking and discovered how to overcome her own anxieties and stress.

Worry Less Now offers four life strategies and 50 eclectic tools to dissolve the “whispered lies” of negative self-talk. Although many books address negative thinking, very few give the reader step-by-step directions on how to defeat it. Others simply advocate a single approach.

Regardless of the situation, Worry Less Now will help you gain peace, clarity, and wisdom.

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What’s in the book?

Chapter 1. Four Powerful Strategies to Overcome Worry. Discover tactics to dissolve the negative beliefs underlying your worries.

Chapter 2. Getting Honest About Your Worries.  Most people won’t really try something new unless they’re convinced their old way isn’t working. What’s not working in your life?  Which whispered lies are seducing you into thinking that, if you could control everything around you, you could finally be happy?

Chapter 3. Claiming Positive Power.  You’ll need a source of power to overcome your self-defeating thinking. Consider various conceptions of positive power and select ones that work for you.

Chapter 4. Choosing a New Future. Whether it’s a vision of how you want to act in a specific situation or a dream you’d like to fulfill, you’ll be empowered to create a goal for your new life. Then you’ll commit to do the work necessary to reach that goal–or something even better.

Chapter 5. Using Growth Practices to Recover Your True Self.  See how growth occurs in layers, and how the right tools show up just in time. If you suffer from low self-worth or grew up in a dysfunctional family, you’ll find several helpful ideas.

Chapter 6. Healing Your Relationships.  You’ll read how I applied honesty, power, choices, and several new growth tools to overcome a terrifying challenge to my marriage.

Chapter 7. Reaping the Rewards: Peace, Clarity, and Connection. Cultivate peace of mind; achieve clarity to fulfill your dreams, and give and receive love throughout the rest of your life.

How are the reviews?

“I loved the simplicity and the host of quickly adopted suggestions. They grabbed my attention and wouldn’t let go. This book is a winner.” – Karen Casey, best-selling recovery author

“This book comes from an author who is personally as well as professionally familiar with her topic. Plenty of books advocate countering negative thinking; but too few actually provide step-by-step measures on how to do so. Others simply choose a singular path and follow it. The pleasure of 50 Ways to Worry Less Now lies in its examples, specific exercises, and injections of how the author used various routines to find her way out of negativity. Highly recommended for anyone who worries too much, lives too hard a life, and searches for a better way.”  – D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

“Her honesty will blow you away! It is beautifully written; filled with humor and authenticity. A fresh, honest tutorial on growing into your true, healthy self.” –Member of Al Anon

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