Synopses & Reviews
Do you constantly feel anxious? Do you have panic attacks that make you feel as though you are about to lose control? You are not alone. In fact, anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions faced by our society. Perhaps youve tried therapy or medication and have not found any real, lasting relief for your symptoms. So where do you go from here?
Calming the Rush of Panic will introduce you to the practices of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)a proven-effective meditational method developed by Jon Kabat-Zinnas a way to work through episodes of panic. After an informative introduction to MBSR, you will be guided through a number of exploratory practices and meditations to transform your panic into peace." Each chapter in the book contains informational background on the topic, guided meditations, and up to 10 practices that let you put the information and skills you will learn into action.
The book promotes mindfulness-based practices and exercises to help you deal with the physical, emotional, and mental effects of panic, and inside you will learn foundational MBSR meditation practices, including mindful breathing, sitting meditation, and loving-kindness meditation. If your fear response is out of sync with the situations you find yourself in, this book will show you that your thoughts are just thoughtsthey are just one part of you.
This quick, accessible book is the first to use an MBSR approach to specifically target panic attacks and panic disorder, and its goal is to show you what exists beyond your panica life filled with a greater sense of calm, connection, and happiness.
“Edmund Bourne is one of the major experts on anxiety. In this simple little book, he gives readers who suffer from anxiety attacks on all levels of intensity ten extraordinarily useful tools for anxiety relief in the most accessible form available in print.”
—Matthew Mckay PH.D., author Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook
“ Coping with Anxiety is an extremely caluable resource guide for anyone suffering from anxiety. It is very comprehensive in its scope, describing a wide range of useful methods that will help the reader lessen anxiety and create a more calm, peaceful way of life.”
—Janet E. Esposito, MSW, author In the SpotLight: Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking and Performing
“The Anxiety Toolkit
provides quick, simple and practical tips that the anxious person can use now.”
—Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D., Director, American Institute for Cognitive Therapy
“In this innovative handbook, Dr. Boyes identifies common habits that underlie different types of anxiety. She then offers clear strategies to drop the fight and become more gentle with ourselves. If anxiety has limited your life in any way, this book is an excellent place to start the healing process.”
—Christopher Germer, PhD, Clinical Instructor, Harvard Medical School; Co-editor, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy; author, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
“The Anxiety Toolkit is an investment in wellness. Based on years of clinical practice and research, Dr. Alice Boyes has written a real-world roadmap for all of us who struggle with making decisions and feeling stuck.”
—Chris Guillebeau, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness of Pursuit and The $100 Startup
“This book shows us the heart of mindfulness. It reveals how the power of being present, the deepening of our own awareness, and the building of our own resiliency will help us thrive in our ever-changing and growingly complicated world. This book will help you settle down and
settle in to the deeper and more tenacious part of who you are—the part you have probably been looking for all along.”
—Tim Ryan, US representative, Ohio, and author of A Mindful Nation
“Inviting, wise, and practical. A must-read for those new to mindfulness and longtime MBSR graduates, alike. MBSR Every Day
will inspire you to be your best self, to live fully, and to stay motivated to ‘just do it’ and practice mindfulness every day.”
—Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, Tussi and John Kluge Endowed Professor in contemplative end-of-life care at the University of Virginia School of Nursing, and author of Leaves Falling Gently
If you are looking for a practical and easy-to-read guide to applying the wisdom of the mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program to your everyday life, this book is for you. Elisha Goldstein and Bob Stahl have teamed up to offer an invaluable treasure trove of scientifically proven techniques we can apply to the everyday hassles and challenges of our busy modern lives. I highly recommend this book for novice practitioners, as well as experienced meditators who want to revitalize their practices.”
Patricia A. Jennings, MEd, PhD, associate professor at the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, and author of Mindfulness for Teachers
With clarity and simplicity, the authors outline practical strategies for living an inspired, connected, and openhearted lifeone with balance, steadiness, and wisdom amidst the inevitable joys and sorrows. Highly recommended.”
Tara Healey, MEd, program director of Mindfulness-Based Learning at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Elisha Goldstein and Bob Stahl convey the sweetness and depth that can be found by bringing awareness to the simple activities and experiences of a typical modern life. Beginners and longtime practitioners alike will be inspired by the doorways that lead to deep inner truths.”
Megan Cowan, cofounder of Mindful Schools
This is a book worth carrying around with you. Its a rich treasury of easily digestible practices that can help make mindfulness an everyday refreshing habit rather than a dutiful chore. Its also filled with helpful background research and insightful commentary.”
Barry Boyce, editor-in-chief of Mindful (mindful.org)
Take one amazing program that has brought relief to thousands of people across the planet, add two wise and warm teachers with deep experience and clarity of expression, blend them together with compassion and practicality, and you have this book: a shining gem that distills the essence of MBSR into simple yet powerful reflections, exercises, and practices. Just as MBSR is a collection of moments, so is this book. Clear, helpful, kindhearted, and practical, MBSR Every Day
is a valuable guide to anyone who seeks to live a more mindful life.”
Steven D. Hickman, PsyD, clinical psychologist, executive director at the UCSD Center for Mindfulness, and associate clinical professor in the UCSD department of psychiatry
Authors Goldstein and Stahl teach us how to cultivate a mindful, heartful awareness with great simplicity and mastery. Giving yourself to the practices offered in this clear, wise, easy-to-use book is truly a gift to the soul. Enjoy!”
Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
We have the capacity, within our own heart and awareness, to handle panic attacks. Calming the Rush of Panic is a clear and compassionate guide in navigating this acute form of fear. Through wise teachings, case studies and a range of reflections and meditations, this book will strengthen your inner resources and nourish your spirit.”
Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
An extremely useful and practical book that goes to the very heart of the matter. If you wholeheartedly embody in practice what it recommends, it can help transform a tendency to panic into an opening to greater balance of mind, self-acceptance, and self-compassion, right in that moment. Ultimately, it manifests as wisdom. That is the power of mindfulness. And it is already yours.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living and Mindfulness for Beginners
Panic attacks are one-two punches: they feel dreadful, plus people shrink their lives to avoid having another one. With kindness, insight, and research-proven methods, this book shows you how to prevent panic attacks or ride them out with less suffering, plus how to reclaim your own full life. Grounded in the power of mindfulness, full of effective tools and practices, and rich with the authors' warmth and genuine wisdom, this is a remarkable guide to a life beyond panic.”
Rick Hanson, PhD, author of Buddha's Brain and Just One Thing
In addition to the clearly presented instructions for counteracting and overcoming panic, what makes this book special is the uniformly kind tone of voice of these authors throughout. They embody the wisdom of health professionals in emergency situations: they reassure, and they convey confidence and hope. You believe that they are teaching out of personal experience!”
Sylvia Boorstein, author of Happiness Is an Inside Job
Delightfully clear and practical, Calming the Rush of Panic offers profound insights from ancient wisdom traditions and modern psychology to help free oneself from panic attacks and live a healthier, more joyful life. The mindfulness practices offered are wise, scientific, nourishing, and transformative. Grounded in modern science, yet written from the heart, this book is a gem.”
Shauna L. Shapiro, associate professor at Santa Clara University, clinical psychologist, and coauthor of The Art and Science of Mindfulness
Grounded in the experiential and direct, this pragmatic approach will help you become intimate with the taste, touch, and mind of fear. Of course, no one wants to look closely at such painful experiences. Yet, deftly guided by the authors into developing a clear-minded relationship with the unwanted, youll learn to catalyze within yourself the openness, kindness, clarity, and love that have the power to liberate and release you from the knot of panic.”
Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA, associate professor of medicine at Massachusetts Medical School and author of Heal Thy Self
In ten simple steps, the author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook explains this proven program that help readers relieve anxiety, fear, and worry by taking a sensible, clinically based approach to overcoming the problem.
Introduces a sensible, clinically proven approach to the treatment of anxiety that presents ten simple steps to relieving the problem and maintaining an anxiety-free life, in a program that includes helpful exercises, relaxation techniques, and more. Original.
Want quick, effective and easy-to-learn solutions to problem anxiety? Coping with Anxiety offers the most effective strategies for overcoming the physical, mental, and emotional symptoms of anxiety, distilled into ten clear and simple solutions.
Each of the ten solutions includes step-by-step exercises for combating a particular feature of anxiety, written in a concise, reader-friendly style. Each of the strategies provides something you can do in the moment, without having to work through the finer points of the most often used therapies for treating anxiety: cognitive therapy and desensitization.
Theoretical text is limited to that information necessary for understanding the goal of the solutions, which include body relaxation, mental relaxation, facing fears, changing diet, turning off worry, and much more.
These immediate, user-friendly, and effective strategies are designed to help you overcome anxiety. They include step-by-step exercises that you can do in the moment without having to understand the subtleties of the most often used therapies for treating anxiety.
Stress takes a serious toll on health, leading to anxiety, depression, weight gain, and even disease. In the tradition of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein present daily MBSR practices that readers can use every day to stay grounded in the here and now. Drawing on the ancient wisdom of mindfulness, MBSR Every Day is the only book that helps readers integrate MBSR into their daily livesleading to better stress management, personal inspiration and fulfillment, and awareness of each moment.
In the tradition of their highly successful A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Elisha Goldstein and Bob Stahl present a unique, accessible collection of daily practices to help readers stay grounded in the here and now.
Stress is a part of daily life, but over time it can cause us to feel anxious, irritable, and overwhelmed. So how can you keep stress from getting the best of you and avoid total burnout? The key to maintaining balance in life is to respond to stress with genuine, nonjudgmental awareness of our bodies and minds. Drawing on the ancient wisdom of mindfulness, this practical guide will show you tons of little ways you can overcome stress every day—no matter what life throws your way.
The mindfulness strategies in this book are inspired by mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a clinically proven program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Research has shown that MBSR is effective in alleviating a number of health and mental health conditions, including stress, anxiety, panic, depression, chronic pain, and more. This important book works wonderfully on its own, or can be used in conjunction with A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook.
If you are ready to permanently change the way you handle stress, gain powerful inspiration, and live more fully in the moment, this book is the perfect guide.
Drawing on the author's training and clinical experience in Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, The Anxiety Toolkit offers actionable strategies that anyone can use to manage their anxiety--both personal and professional.
Anxious people often think a great deal about why they think and behave the way they do. They seek self-improvement information yet often get stuck in applying it. They read popular self-help books for anxiety, but these books are highly simplified, to the extent readers cant make the leap from the examples in the books to their more complex real world problems. They turn to business books because theyre motivated to achieve greater success, but since these books dont address the reasons anxious people get stuck, theyre not especially helpful.
The Anxiety Toolkit provides the information anxious people look for but can't find. It draws on extensive social psychology research, and the author's training and clinical experience in Cognitive-Behavioral psychology, addressing the core problems that impede people who are anxious--inhibition, biased thinking, rumination, intolerance of uncertainty, excessive responsibility taking, self-criticism, perfectionism, and avoidance coping--and providing readers with the tools to manage these tendencies.
Are you truly in danger or has your brain simply "tricked" you into thinking you are? In The Worry Trick, psychologist and anxiety expert David Carbonell shows how anxiety hijacks the brain, and offers effective techniques based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to help readers break the cycle of worryonce and for all. Anxiety can often play subtle tricks to convince us of something that is not true. This book helps readers understand this so they can observe anxious feelings with distance and clarity.
Are you truly in danger or has your brain simply "tricked" you into thinking you are? In The Worry Trick, psychologist and anxiety expert David Carbonell shows how anxiety hijacks the brain and offers effective techniques to help you break the cycle of worry, once and for all.
Anxiety is a powerful force. It makes us question ourselves and our decisions, causes us to worry about the future, and fills our days with dread and emotional turbulence. Based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), this book is designed to help you break the cycle of worry.
Worry convinces us there's danger, and then tricks us into getting into fight, flight, or freeze mode—even when there is no danger. The techniques in this book, rather than encouraging you to avoid or try to resist anxiety, shows you how to see the trick that underlies your anxious thoughts, and how avoidance can backfire and make anxiety worse.
If you’re ready to start observing your anxious feelings with distance and clarity—rather than getting tricked once again—this book will show you how.
Written by Bob Stahl, coauthor of the bestselling book, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Calming the Rush of Panic offers readers powerful mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) practices in a quick, accessable format to help them cope with panic disorder. The book contains guided mindfulness meditations and exercises to help reduce fears, restore feelings of security and safety, stay calm, and get back to living life.
Fully revised and based in the latest research, this best-selling book by Edmund Bourne—author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook—provides immediate, user-friendly, and effective strategies for overcoming anxiety. Compatible with the latest DSM-V updates, this second edition offers readers a clinically proven, step-by-step program to help them relieve anxiety, fear, and worry for good.
Relieve anxiety, fear, and worry for good! Fully revised and based in the latest research, this second edition of Coping with Anxiety includes the latest DSM updates and provides immediate, user-friendly, and effective strategies to stop anxiety at its source.
If you suffer from anxiety, you may try to avoid the situations that cause you to feel uneasy. But avoidance isn’t the answer—and letting your fears and worries constantly hold you back will keep you from living the life you truly want. So, how can you learn to cope with your anxiety while it’s happening?
In Coping with Anxiety, Second Edition, renowned anxiety expert and author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, Edmund Bourne, offers a clinically proven, step-by-step program to help you overcome the physical, mental, and emotional symptoms of anxiety. The exercises in this book can be done in the moment, whenever you feel anxious, and will help you move past your fears and start living the life you were meant to live.
Don’t let anxiety keep you one step behind. This book will show you how to face your fears, overcome panic when it happens, and take charge of your anxiety once and for all.
About the Author
Elisha Goldstein, PhD, cofounded the Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles, CA. He is coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, and author of Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, The Now Effect: How a Mindful Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life, and Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler. He developed the Mindfulness at Work™ program recognized by the National Business Group on Health for its success in stress management, the Mindful Compassion Cognitive Therapy (MCCT) program, and the premier eCourse Basics of Mindfulness Meditation, and codeveloped CALM (Connecting Adolescents to Learning Mindfulness) with his wife Stefanie Goldstein, PhD. He is a clinical psychologist in private practice in West Los Angeles, CA.Bob Stahl, PhD, founded and directs mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programs at Dominican Hospital, O’Connor Hospital, and El Camino Hospital. Stahl serves as a Senior Teacher for Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, HealthCare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Stahl is a coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Living With Your Heart Wide Open, Calming the Rush of Panic, and A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety. He is the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz and visiting teacher at Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Society.
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