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About the Author
John P. Forsyth, PhD, is professor of psychology and director of the anxiety disorders research program at the University at Albany, SUNY. Forsyth is a highly sought-after speaker, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) workshop leader, and member of the teaching faculty at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, the Esalen Institute, and 1440 Multiversity. His teachings and writing focus on how to use ACT and mindfulness practices to alleviate suffering, awaken the human spirit, and cultivate well-being. He is coauthor of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety.Georg H. Eifert, PhD, is professor emeritus of psychology and former associate dean of the School of Health and Life Sciences at Chapman University in Orange, CA. Eifert is an internationally recognized author, scientist, speaker, and trainer in the use of ACT. He is coauthor of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety and The Anorexia Workbook. Forsyth and Eifert are also coauthors of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders and, with Matthew McKay, ACT on Life Not on Anger and Your Life on Purpose.
--Ian M. Evans, FRSNZ, professor emeritus of psychology at Massey University, New Zealand; and author of How and Why People Change--Ian M. Evans, FRSNZ
"Forsyth and Eifert have written a rare book, which combines solid scholarship, enormously practical tools, and an overflowing heart. Anxiety is pervasive, perhaps these days more than ever. To find a deep sense of confidence and inner peace, I highly recommend this book."
--Rick Hanson, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of Resilient--Rick Hanson, PhD
"John and Georg have done it again: this is now their third superb book for radically transforming the way we respond to anxiety. In fifty-two bite-sized chapters, they'll show you a wide variety of simple yet powerful ways to powerfully change your relationship with fear, anxiety, and insecurity in all their different forms. You'll learn not just how to disarm anxiety, but how to actively utilize it to build a rich and meaningful life. If you want to get past your blocks and barriers, develop a deep sense of inner security, and do those important things that really scare you--this is the book for you!"
--Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap--Russ Harris
"Anxiety Happens is a gem of a book. It reads like a gentle journey with a wise and caring guide. The highly expert authors guide you every step of the way, as you develop the willingness, self-compassion, and wisdom needed to embrace the fullness of a life well lived. It's just excellent."
--Dennis Tirch, PhD, author of The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety--Dennis Tirch, PhD