Women Who Think Too Much: How to Break Free of Overthinking and Reclaim Your Life
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Date: March 2003
Duration: 3 hours 0 minutes
From one of the nation's preeminent experts in the study of women and emotion, a breakthrough new book based on the author's award-winning research
It's not a surprise that our fast-paced, overly analytical culture is pushing people-especially women-to spend countless hours thinking about negative ideas, feelings, and experiences. Renowned psychologist Dr. Susan Nolen-Hoeksema calls this 'overthinking.' Her groundbreaking research shows that an increasing number of women-more than half of those in her extensive study-are doing it too much and too often, hindering their ability to lead a satisfying life. Overthinking can be anything from fretting about big questions such as 'What am I doing with my life?' to losing sleep over a friend's innocent comment. It is causing women to feel sad, anxious, or seriously depressed, and she challenges the assumption that constantly expressing and analyzing our emotions is a good thing.
In Women Who Think Too Much, Nolen-Hoeksema provides concrete strategies that can be used to escape these negative thoughts, move to higher ground, and avoid future traps.