Learn How to Worry Less, Now!

Welcome! I hope you’re here to find peace, dream fulfillment, and connection–no matter what’s going on in your life.

In my blog and new book, you’ll find a wide variety of tools to overcome chronic worry, perfectionism, dysfunctional relationships, alcoholism/addiction, chronic pain, and fear about loved ones.  I hope you’ll find something here that benefits your life.                                                                                — With  ❤ from me to you, Gigi

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

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“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)

Learn Gigi Langer’s Strategies to:

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

Praise for 50 Ways to Worry Less Now

“Langer writes from both experience and expertise. A powerful tool for readers.”  – Library Journal

“This book comes from an author who is personally as well as professionally familiar with her topic. Thirty years ago, she used alcohol and professional obligations to escape worries. It took a blend of recovery programs, therapies, and spiritual insights to finally lead her to calm her own fears and those of others; and 50 Ways to Worry Less Now reflects this process, synthesizing it into four life strategies and some fifty tools that squelch negative thinking patterns. 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

“I’ve become reluctant to recommend personal growth books to my clients because so few seem to focus on taking action. Worry Less Now is different. Rather than setting herself up as the authority, it’s clear that she works the strategies and tools as part of her ongoing growth.Christine McCully, LMC, MA

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

“After having readers evaluate their own anxiety levels, the author offers four basic steps: getting honest about one’s worry; claiming power over it with the help of God or another “positive power”; consciously reframing worry as opportunity in one’s mind; and using 50 “growth practices,” including meditation, to keep calm. Langer calls the root of many worries “whispered lies”—undermining thoughts like “I’ll never have enough money” or “relationships just don’t work for me.” She challenges readers to replace them with “truth phrases,” by writing down negative thoughts, analyzing them, and reframing the negative self-talk as something positive. Langer advocates forgiveness of others, no matter how hard this may be, as well as taking personal responsibility for one’s own attitude and behaviors. Lest anyone think that the author is preaching from a distance, Langer doesn’t hold back on sharing painful examples from her own life, such as a confrontation with her husband over his alcoholism. Langer’s frank and empathetic tone will comfort readers, as will the practical steps she teaches in this tome. – PublishersWeekly (BookLife)

“Gigi has written a jewel of a book with sharp insight, an open honest heart, timeless wisdom, and inspiration galore. A healing masterpiece if one chooses to use the tools.”  -LiRa Bennett, President, A Place of Well-Being Inc.

“50 Ways to Worry Less Now reads like a compendium of the world’s wisdom on successful living. These are no set of abstractions found in self-help books; rather they are lessons Langer has learned from painful experience. I am buying copies for my grandchildren.” – Dr. Bob Garmston, Emeritus Professor, California State University

 “Gigi Langer has moved the self-help genre from quick-fix solutions to outlining a well-researched set of principles/concepts/ exercises that can assist enormously a person who is serious about wanting to worry less and to find peace and connections in his/her life.”  – Sharon Kalbfleisch, MSW

“As a mental health clinician for thirty-two years, I’m excited to report that Langer’s book provides a well-thought-out and flexible structure to question worried thinking habits, manage anxiety, and respond in new, healthier ways. Her honesty and hard won self-compassion, earned by bravely choosing to face and challenge her fear-based thinking, is one of the best “How To” manuals I’ve read on what it means to be human.  Langer has compiled an impressive array of clinical, medical, and philosophical sources and research. Although some of the tools are spiritually-oriented, they’re not religious or heavy-handed. The breadth and depth of Gigi’s material serves her readers well. I can’t wait to tell my clients and colleagues about this wonderful book.” –Coleen Travers, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)

“This is definitely the book to have on your shelf, by your bed, near your favorite chair, or on your desk. Her wisdom is definitely a healing gift. Know someone who needs help? Give them this book. No matter what the circumstance, there is something in this book that will help everyone to worry less now.”  – Ginger Wakem

This is a wonderful book to be read again and again. It is one that I will refer to often. This book doesn’t just teach you to worry less; it guides you to finding your authentic self and being true to it. This book is filled with gems from both the scientific and spiritual worlds. Being that I tend to be a worrier, I found this book very useful. I enjoyed the practices and ideas to help us worry less and be our best selves. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants less stress and worry in their lives.   – InsightsintoBooks.wordpress.com

This is not a one-size-fits-all book. It offers a broad pallet of thoughtful ways one can find a path to a less stressful life. Interspersed with relatable personal stories, I found this book both useful and delightful to read.” B. Jorgenson, M.A. Education

“Worry less now is a lovely resourceful book that is full of information to help you worry less and enjoy life more. A book full of helpful lessons and suggestions that will help you to stop the worry. Overall a very informative read.” –TrulyTrendy.wordpress.com 

“I am not a book critic, but I am a worrier, so I am qualified to highly recommend Gigi’s book. I believe everyone can benefit from reading this book and putting her ideas into daily practice.” –Reverend Cathy Freeman

“While reading this book I felt like I was on a journey, interacting and participating with the strategies.” – Roberta Tankenow, Pharmacist

“One of the biggest themes in the book is the whispered lies people tell themselves that encourage negative thoughts, feelings, and attitudes. They’re the icky things you tell yourself that bring you down, and most of the time they just aren’t true. Gigi teaches you how to recognize those whispered lies and create strategies to turn your negativity around.    In contrast to self-help books that are too abstract to apply to your life, Langer takes a very practical approach. She isn’t afraid to discuss her own personal experiences with abuse, addiction, and more. It really humanizes her as a narrator and adds a level of relatability that can be missing when a professional communicates with their audience.” –Shannon Doe, “Millennial Blogger” http:/GoingWithHappy.com

“Excellent book to have on hand to navigate the minefield of life…like going to a mental health grocery store: pick the various tools to create a recipe for peace and serenity.” –Ginna Jordan, Interior Designer

“You don’t have to use all the tools at once. You can piecemeal what you can handle at the time and implement the rest later once you are ready to increase your skill level. A MUST READ for just about anyone!” – Liz Audette, Marketing Professional

“A smorgasbord of helpful ideas and techniques from an author who has been there and done that. Highly recommended.” -Marcie Foster

“This book is a gift to those of us who yearn to defeat worry, negativity, and self-doubt.  It is beautifully written, clearly organized, and filled with life-changing wisdom. Gigi has truly led the way to successful living and made it possible for us to follow.” –Ginny Chism

“Finally!  A book that doesn’t just ‘talk’ about positive thinking…a book that tells you how to get there with very practical tools.  Gigi’s personal examples and forthright approach make this an invaluable resource, for now and in the future.” –Dawn Champenois, Human Resource Professional

“Gigi helps the reader see how we self-sabotage and how we feed off the negative thinking as a way to compensate for the pesky lies we create to make everything seem alright to ourselves and those around us. She teaches how to get honest, then claim your power, then to make choices that are good and then finally, to use these practices to grow within ourselves to be ultimately successful.” –Mary Caliendo, Writer and Editor

“If you want a logical, practical, and precise road map to a positive way of living, read Fifty Ways to Worry Less Now. You won’t want to lose time. This inspired book is an easy flowing, solidly packed, and sequential guide to living a peaceful life.” – Bernadette Thibodeau

“I just finished reading 50 Ways to Worry Less Now! Bravo!  I love it!  I was a little reluctant to read ‘another self-help book,’ but I was engaged from the first chapter to the last page. I love your writing style.   I plan to share this book with everyone I know.  I will also be keeping a copy in my tool kit.” -Kathy Guzman

“Now I have a go-to book ready to pull out when those whispering lies try to take over or when the going gets tough. A perfect book to pass on to others as they struggle with recovery or other life challenges.” –Janice Weber

“This book goes beyond theory and gives you interesting examples of real life challenges and then offers concrete strategies to overcome worry. Whether you have read many self-help books or are just getting started on the journey, there is a valuable gem in this book for you.”         – Annabelle Nesbit

“This book addresses action plans that confront worry head-on in a positive and insightful manner. She includes events from her own life that illustrate trauma, recognition, work, and resolution. By sharing these incidents, Langer exemplifies her own journey with love and grace to help others.” –Lynn Cool

“The format of the book is easy to understand and is well put together. The charts and graphs do add further understanding and are well created. The author shares her personal experiences, strength, and knowledge with the reader in an effective manner.”  –Kathy Harenda

“A mindful anthology of tools and strategies written from the gut. The writing is lovely, clear, filled with tried and true strategies, humor, and authentic voice. Choose the tools that work for you to find serenity in your life.”  -Barb Robb, M.A. Education

“This book offers hope, promise, and potential for anyone ready transform his or her life. It’s simplicity, clarity, and specificity speak directly to all of us who want our lives to be more fulfilling for ourselves and for those we love.”  – Joellen Killion

“Better than a croissant with coffee in the morning! I have enjoyed the opportunity to linger over the words, consider how to apply them in my own life, and cherish the opportunity to pause, focus, and plan for a more meaningful life, one free of the routine stressors that debilitate and drain me without even knowing the effects.” – Jessica Keup

“After 29 years sober, I now have a book with 50 ways to say, “no”, to my negative thinking. This book is a wonderful tool for anyone on a journey toward peace and sanity.” –Patty Kolesar

“Gigi Langer gives us a precise diagnosis and remedy for the many negative situations that can too easily frustrate the best of our efforts to live clean and sober. The wisdom of this book will guide us through many of our darkest moments to serenity and a new confidence in the joy of life.” –Fred Wass M.H.S. Chaplain

“A quick and easy read, with many tools to apply for anyone at any point in their life, whether it be addiction, anxiety, co-dependence, or just seeking personal growth. She will have such a positive impact and do such great things with this book! – Tahra Luther, MS, a fellow recoverer from drug and alcohol addiction, PTSD, and anxiety

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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.   BUY IT HERE

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

50  WAYS to WORRY LESS NOW: Reject Negative Thinking to Find Peace, Clarity and Connection

by Gigi Langer, PhD               

 

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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.

With candor and humor, Langer describes a wide variety of strategies that helped her and others defeat dysfunctional relationships, perfectionism, addiction, and worry about loved ones. As an award-winning writer and professor, Langer skillfully shares compelling stories and exercises that empower readers to:

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

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

Publishers Weekly (BookLife) Review

“Langer speaks from hard-won experience in her valuable, heartfelt manual on curbing excessive worrying. After having readers evaluate their own anxiety levels, the author offers four basic steps: getting honest about one’s worry; claiming power over it with the help of God or another “positive power”; consciously reframing worry as opportunity in one’s mind; and using 50 “growth practices,” including meditation, to keep calm. Langer calls the root of many worries “whispered lies”—undermining thoughts like “I’ll never have enough money” or “relationships just don’t work for me.” She challenges readers to replace them with “truth phrases,” by writing down negative thoughts, analyzing them, and reframing the negative self-talk as something positive. Langer advocates forgiveness of others, no matter how hard this may be, as well as taking personal responsibility for one’s own attitude and behaviors. Lest anyone think that the author is preaching from a distance, Langer doesn’t hold back on sharing painful examples from her own life, such as a confrontation with her husband over his alcoholism. Langer’s frank and empathetic tone will comfort readers, as will the practical steps she teaches in this tome.” Featured Book, BookLife by Publishers Weekly

Library Journal Review

Langer (Educational Psychology) writes from both experience and expertise when she describes the power within to handle difficult life challenges, create meaningful relationships, and fulfill one’s wildest dreams. Four strategies (“get honest,” “claim power,” “make choices,” “use growth principles”) and 50 tools for defeating negative thinking, plus self-quizzes, action steps, personal anecdotes, and success stories show readers how to create a life-affirming environment and build confidence. VERDICT Langer’s homing in on all the aspects of negative self-talk and worry add breadth to her advice and make it a powerful tool for readers. – Library Journal

Midwest Book Review

“50 Ways to Worry Less Now: Reject Negative Thinking to Find Peace, Clarity, and Connection comes from an author who is personally as well as professionally familiar with her topic. Thirty years ago, she used alcohol and professional obligations to escape worries. It took a blend of recovery programs, therapies, and spiritual insights to finally lead her to calm her own fears and those of others; and 50 Ways to Worry Less Now reflects this process, synthesizing it into four life strategies and some fifty tools that squelch negative thinking patterns.

“Readers needn’t expect a complicated journey, here. Dr. Langer has already done the legwork in this process, and her book moves easily from managing stress to channeling it into positive avenues, then eventually giving back to others.

“What could have been a complicated read with demanding routines is thus condensed into a series of stories and examples that are easily absorbed, in digestible chunks that even the busiest person can readily read. These are paired with ideas for action that range from developing one’s own growth program to identifying ‘whispered lies’ and developing antidotes to negativity through positive reflections.

“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: “These exercises helped me see my divorces and addictions as merely misguided attempts to find love and security.  I let go of my self-condemnation and began to believe I could be happy.”

“The result is an important set of guidelines that any reader can easily follow, 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

Review by Karen Casey (best-selling Hazelden author)

“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.”

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.

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