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Quit Ruminating and Brooding.

Quit Ruminating and Brooding

Olle Wadstrom

AuthorHouse UK

9781728381138, $25.78, HC, 140pp,

Synopsis: Why can we not quit worrying and ruminating? Even though we want to quit ruminating, we spend a considerable amount of time doing it, days as well as sleepless nights. All in all, we can spend months and years of our lives ruminating and brooding, even though it only makes us feel worse. Why did I say that? Why did I not get that job? Why did he get a bigger raise than me? Don't they like me? Kind advice from friends, and even from therapists, often contributes to making ruminations worse, rather than decreasing them. For instance, to use distraction in order to stop rumination can be relieving in the moment but is no cure.

For lasting change, you have to teach your brain to stop producing discomforting thoughts. That is "Quit Ruminating and Brooding: How Ruminating and Worry Work and What to Do to Overcome Them" by Olle Wadstrom is about as he explains why we ruminate, what drives ruminations, and why they are so hard to stop. He also provides different tools that are useful, as well as explanations as to why things should be done in the way he presents them.

Critique: A novel, very special, and 'real world practical' contribution to the growing library of Self-Help/Self-Improvement literature, "Quit Ruminating and Brooding: How Ruminating and Worry Work and What to Do to Overcome Them" is an extraordinary and unreservedly recommended addition to both personal reading lists and community library collections. It should be noted that "Quite Ruminating and Brooding" is also available in a paperback edition (9781728381121, $14.35) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $3.82).

Editorial Note: Olle Wadstrom is a licensed psychologist and therapist who specializes in CBT. He is an approved CBT counselor, a specialist in the fields of clinical psychology and pedagogic psychology. He is currently working as a psychologist, a CBT-therapist, a counselor, an author, and a teacher/lecturer with the company Psykologinsats AB. An article by Olle Wadstrom that presents the scientific base for "Quit Ruminating and Brooding" is available online at

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Author:Wadstrom, Olle
Publication:Small Press Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Jul 1, 2019
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