Get Out of Your Head

A Toolkit for Living with and Overcoming Anxiety

Non-Fiction - Self Help
201 Pages
Reviewed on 09/05/2019
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Reviewed by Renee Guill for Readers' Favorite

Get Out of Your Head: A Toolkit for Living With and Overcoming Anxiety by Brian Sachetta is a self-help book for those living with any Anxiety Disorder. He gives you a ten-step process and explains how they can help you when you are having an anxiety attack. Brian Sachetta also uses his life to show how he has used the steps. He also talks about other well-known people that have come up with a process and how he used these to help as well. The book comes in two parts; the first one talks about how to get out of anxiety attacks and manage them. The second part talks about how to have fewer anxiety attacks.

Finally! An anxiety book that doesn’t leave me with anxiety. Get Out of Your Head by Brian Sachetta is a book I wish most people would write. He gives a disclaimer at the beginning that you need to read, explaining how he’s not a doctor and you should see yours and this toolkit may not work for everyone. I have been battling anxiety for forty years, thanks to a chemical imbalance, and I still use some of those tools already. It’s just so refreshing to read because all the other books I read say they have the ultimate cure - if that was the case all the psych docs would be out of business. I loved how Brian Sachetta includes his background to show how he used the tools, not just explain what they are. If you are looking for ways to help manage your anxiety attacks, then this book is a definite must-read. Thank you, Brian Sachetta, for helping us fight the stigma.

Gisela Dixon

Get Out of Your Head: A Toolkit for Living with and Overcoming Anxiety by Brian Sachetta is a non-fiction memoir and self-help book on the subject of anxiety. In this book, Brian has written an excellent and thorough introduction to the subject that describes what this book is about, his reasons for writing it, and how the book is organized, among other things. Then the book jumps into exploring the core issue of anxiety and is divided into two main sections. The first section defines and describes anxiety, which is one of the most common mental illnesses worldwide, and various ways and coping strategies to help ourselves get out of an acute anxiety attack or panic state, etc. The second part flows on from this first part and we learn how to prevent or at least minimize the frequency of these anxiety episodes itself, and various ways and helpful means to do that without the aid of expensive drugs or therapy.

Get Out of Your Head is a very well written book and Brian’s sincerity and candidness are what make this book different. It is true that the field of mental health is woefully underdeveloped and we still don’t know the basic functioning of the mind and consciousness, let alone its remedies. Under these conditions, a lot of people waste their time on medication, therapy, etc. and this combined with the mental health stigma in society doesn’t do much to actually help the patient. In this book, Brian provides many strategies and tools for people to understand their own mind, and where they are coming from and why, along with some great examples which I liked. He writes in an easy, friendly, conversational tone that is helpful and healing at the same time. Generalized anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental illnesses, and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who needs help!

Mamta Madhavan

Get Out Of Your Head: A Toolkit for Living with and Overcoming Anxiety by Brian Sachetta is a helpful and informative book that provides general information on how to overcome anxiety. Life is not a puzzle and it should not be lived analytically. The purpose of the book is to help readers reduce their anxious reactions in acute, anxiety-provoking situations, and help them avoid those types of situations. The tools and techniques will help readers look at anxiety in a new light. The book is not centered around psychiatric medication but offers readers help to use anxiety as a tool for reconnecting with self. The author shares his personal mental health journey to show readers how the methods he used are effective when it comes to keeping symptoms at bay.

Dealing with anxiety can be difficult. The book discusses where anxiety comes from and how to stop perpetuating it. The author offers 10 steps for lessening anxiety during stressful situations, how to use fear as a vehicle for personal growth, and how to start living all over again. The book is honest and the author increases awareness about mental health and anxiety. His strategies and tips are practical and can be implemented to take proper control of life. It is a good guide for all those readers who are having problems dealing with anxiety. It is a good book for everyone, even those not suffering from anxiety, and will help all readers cultivate a disciplined mind and inner peace, and to embrace their life journey and its twists and turns.