Carnegie’s Prescription for Eliminating Worry: A Book Review

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Carnegie’s Prescription for Eliminating Worry: A Book Review Introduction HUMAN STRESS – PSYCHOLOGY 140 Carnegie’s Prescription for Eliminating Worry: A Book Review Introduction How to Stop Worrying and Start Living is a literary creation by Dale Carnegie that was first published in 1944. Carnegie became one of the foremost authorities on self-help issues of the twentieth century. Carnegie was inspired to write due to his own disappointments in his personal and professional life. Ironically, his disappointment served to inspire him to write what is now considered to be one of the most important self- help books of our time. The Culture and Biological Basis for Worry What is stress? Physiological stress represents a wide range of…show more content…
Past Innovations, Present Applications The Healthcare Industry has focused significant attention to the issue of stress, and members of the helping profession have initiated a vast array of therapeutic scenarios and approaches to assist clients in multiple situations in which stress negatively impacts an individual’s health. Self-care and self-help techniques span all forms of health care to include Ayurveda and Alternative medicine, with one common goal…to help individuals cope with and alleviate stress and its negative effects. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living is a timeless classic and a must read, because it was written in easy to understand language with fundamental facts that everyone should know about worry and offers techniques on how to understand the source of worry. Carnegie offers suggestions on how the reader can cultivate a mental attitude that will bring peace and happiness into the reader’s life while tackling worries head-on and quickly. Carnegie recommends the anticipation of problems and planning for them rather than allowing oneself to worry. Among other suggestions for alleviating worry, Carnegie further expands on the importance of learning to accept constructive criticism Mr. Carnegie also talks a great deal about how to keep from worrying about criticism. He explains how unjust criticism is often a disguised compliment and that it often means that you have caused jealousy and envy in

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