About Gigi Langer

Gigi Langer

Gigi Langer, a self-proclaimed “Former Queen of Worry,” has written six books on personal and professional growth. She is a sought-after speaker and retreat leader who has helped thousands of people improve their lives at home and at work.

Gigi’s latest book, Worry Less Now! Dissolve Negative Thinking to Find Peace, and Be Happy, will be published by Possum Hill Press in August 2017.  Gigi shares her personal journey as a prisoner of fear, worry, and substance abuse. Learn how she turned her life around by overcoming her negative thinking.  You’ll find over 50 practical techniques to worry less!

As a college professor of teacher education, Gigi has won several awards for her teaching and writing. Gigi has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Stanford University and lives happily in Michigan with her husband, Peter and her cat, Murphy.

Gigi knows her own truth and is thereby able to extend powerful hopefulness, wisdom, and insight into her own journey and spiritual connection. — Dawn C., Ypsilanti MI

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Personal Story

My personal story is captured in my latest book “Worry Less Now.” I wrote this book to share what I’ve learned from my training in psychology and from over thirty 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 27 years.
  • Substance Abuse. I’ve not had a drink or drug for 30 years and have helped several women recover from alcohol and drug addiction.
  • Dysfunctional Family. I discovered and healed the negative patterns often found in children of alcoholic parents.
  • Sexual Abuse. I faced memories of early sexual abuse and used a wide variety of strategies to overcome the effects of those wounds.
  • 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.
  • Overwork and Perfectionism. As a college professor, I faced and healed fierce professional jealousies and insecurities, along with a tendency toward over-work and perfectionism.

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New Book: Worry Less Now!


50 Powerful Ways to Defeat Negative Thinking, Find Inner Peace and Be Happy

Worry Less Now! is a book by Gigi Langer (The Former Queen of Worry)

Available August 2017

Are you worrying about relationship difficulties, family issues, excessive eating, overworking, ongoing pain, illness, financial woes, addictions, or damaging anger? Perhaps you’re seeking freedom from depression, a general sense of discontent, or a lack of purpose. Do you want to stop stressing about the future or reliving past disappointments? Worry Less Now!

You don’t have to be a prisoner of your worries, no matter what is going on. Discover Four Strategies and 48 tools to defeat your Whispered Lies (negative thinking): get honest, claim power, make choices, and use growth practices.

Learn 50 tools to dispel your fears and worries.

The result? You’ll be able 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

What’s in the Book?

Chapter 1 describes the damaging effects of whispered lies and how the Four Life Strategies of honesty, power, choices, and practices can dissolve your worries.

Chapter 2 helps you get honest about the causes of your worrisome situations. Most people won’t really try something new unless they’re convinced that their old way isn’t working. What’s not working in your life? What’s your part in those situations? Which whispered lies are seducing you into thinking that, if you could control everything around you, you could finally be happy?

Chapter 3 concerns finding a source of power to overcome your self-defeating thinking. You’ll consider various conceptions of positive power and select the ones that work for you.

Chapter 4 asks you to make a choice to become your best self. 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 doing the work necessary to reach that goal–or something even better.

Chapter 5 illustrates how I recovered my true self through the Four Life Strategies and other growth tools that dissolved the whispered lies spawned by my painful past. If you suffer from low self-worth or grew up in a dysfunctional family, you’ll find several helpful ideas.

Chapter 6 describes how to apply the system in your relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. You’ll see how I applied honesty, power, choices, and several new growth tools to overcome a terrifying challenge to my marriage.

Chapter 7 presents an invitation to give and receive love and to cultivate peace of mind throughout the rest of your life.

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