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Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anxiety, Fear, and Panic
     

Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anxiety, Fear, and Panic

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by Jeffrey Brantley, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jon Kabat-Zinn (Foreword by)
 

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Clinical research has demonstrated the effectiveness of a spiritual approach to controlling fear, anxiety, and panic. From this compassionate and nonreligious book, learn to use the principle of mindfulness to relieve a wide range of stress-related conditions. A quality common to all human beings, mindfulness is a receptive, nonjudgmental, present-moment awareness. a

Overview

Clinical research has demonstrated the effectiveness of a spiritual approach to controlling fear, anxiety, and panic. From this compassionate and nonreligious book, learn to use the principle of mindfulness to relieve a wide range of stress-related conditions. A quality common to all human beings, mindfulness is a receptive, nonjudgmental, present-moment awareness. a state of focusing attention only on the here and now. Learn to become more present in your life experiences. Develop skills for calming and relaxing the mind and body. By putting the exercises into practice, find more power for controlling disruptive feelings in your life. The resources and techniques in this book provide you with a direction that leads to greater experiential learning and dramatically effective, life-affirming attitudes.

Although the focus in Calming your Anxious Mind is relieving fear, anxiety, and panic, the basic concept of mindfulness, as well as the practices taught here, have a demonstrated applicability to a wide-range of health and stress-related conditions.

About the authors:
Jeffrey Brantley, MD, is a consulting associate in the Duke Department of Psychiatry and the founder and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke University's Center for Integrative Medicine. He has also done multiple radio, television, and print media interviews regarding the MBSR program at Duke.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., is professor of medicine, emeritus, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, founder and former director of its Stress Reduction Clinic, and founding executive director of its Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. He is also the author of Full Catastrophe Living and Wherever You Go, There You Are.

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Mindfulness is perhaps most simply described as a technique in which a person is attentive in a nonjudgmental way to his or her thoughts and actions in the present moment. This approach, practiced in Buddhism and other religions, has been shown recently to be effective in treating psychological problems including anxiety, fear, and panic. Dr. Jeffrey Brantley's Calming Your Anxious Mind introduces mindfulness to readers suffering from these maladies and other stress-related problems.
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This book is a welcome addition to the anxiety disorders field. Comprehensive as well as clearly written, it provides a wealth of information on the use of meditation and mindfulness practice in recover from anxiety difficulties.
—Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D., author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook and Coping with Anxiety

"Dr. Brantley’s book is clear and warm. It takes the mystery out of meditation and explains how things that at first sight appear ‘ordinary’ are in fact very important. His extensive clinical experience and his empathy constantly shine through the book."
—Jonathan Davidson, MD, director of the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Program at Duke University

"I think the book is fantastic and believe it will fill an important niche in the treatment of anxiety disorders. The information on the physiology of anxiety and the stress response helps to demystify the symptoms for readers, making their problem seem more manageable. Beautifully guided meditations anticipate and address the questions that anxious new meditators will have. The instruction to stay present with the anxiety is powerful and healing. I know I will be recommending it to my patients and colleagues."
—Holly B. Rogers, MD, staff psychiatrist with Duke University Counseling and Psychological Services

"As a psychotherapist and teacher of stress reduction, I find this book helpful to clients and clinicians, as well as to meditators wishing to deepen their own practice. Brantley gives practical and compassionate guidance to anyone seeking skillful ways to work with anxiety and panic."
—Allie Rudolph, LCSW, founder and codirector of the University of Virginia Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572243385
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Series:
Unassigned Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.45(d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Brantley, MD, is a consulting associate in the Duke Department of Psychiatry and the founder and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke University's Center for Integrative Medicine. He has represented the Duke MBSR program in numerous radio, television and print interviews. He is the best-selling author of Calming Your Anxious Mind and coauthor of Five Good Minutes: 100 Morning Practices to Help You Stay Calm and Focused All Day Long.

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Calming Your Anxious Mind 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book!! I suffer from panic attacks and phobias and this book has truly given me some wonderful tips to manage my stress and anxiety more effectively. I am still working on practicing the meditation at this point, so I definitely haven't mastered it, but I plan to continue practicing and hopefully I can get rid of my anxiety and panic for good. I have tried many other books and I have been reading a variety of them for several years, so it is very refreshing to finally read one that I feel could actually make a difference in my life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mindfulness is happiness. If you are not appreciating the present moment, you are not fully alive. This great book helped me understand what it really means to be mindful. It shows us how to be more mindful in our everyday lives by approaching life in a totally new way. I highly recommend this excellent book! If you like these positive life-changing books, you might also like 'The Ever-Transcending Spirit' by Toru Sato. This is another fantastic book that has changed my life! It looks at things from more of a relationship perspective but it is completely outstanding! This very special book puts your life into perspective and I guarantee that it will also improve all of your relationships dramatically! Have fun!
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