The Mindful Path through Worry and Rumination: Letting Go of Anxious and Depressive Thoughts

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Do you find yourself ruminating about things you can't control? Worrying about those yet-to-complete goals and projects? What about just feeling like you're not the person you want to be?

People who worry and ruminate find it difficult to stop anxiously anticipating future events and regretting or rethinking past actions. Left unchecked, this tendency can lead to mental health problems such as depression and generalized anxiety disorder. The Mindful Path Through Worry and ...

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Overview

Do you find yourself ruminating about things you can't control? Worrying about those yet-to-complete goals and projects? What about just feeling like you're not the person you want to be?

People who worry and ruminate find it difficult to stop anxiously anticipating future events and regretting or rethinking past actions. Left unchecked, this tendency can lead to mental health problems such as depression and generalized anxiety disorder. The Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination offers powerful mindfulness strategies derived from Buddhist spiritual practices and proven psychological techniques to help you stop overthinking what you can't control-the future and the past-and learn how to find contentment in the present moment.

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"Kumar integrates science, Buddhism, and therapeutic tools to create an insightful and useful guidebook for people stuck in rumination."
Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, PhD, professor of psychology at Yale University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572246874
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Publication date: 1/2/2010
  • Series: Unassigned Series
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 296,495
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sameet M. Kumar, Ph.D. is a psychologist at the Memorial Healthcare System Cancer Institute in south Broward, Florida with over a decade of experience in working with end-of-life and bereavement. He is also the author of the best-selling Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Guide to Coping with Loss, as well as The Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination.

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Table of Contents

acknowledgments vii

introduction 1

chapter 1 Rumination and Your Emotions: Thinking Your Way Into Depression, Anxiety, and Anger 5

chapter 2 The Mindful Path 25

chapter 3 The Maze of Rumination 43

chapter 4 The Perfect Illusion 59

chapter 5 Rewiring Your Brain 75

chapter 6 Being Content 91

chapter 7 Wellness Routines 107

chapter 8 Attaining Meaningful Goals 123

chapter 9 Resilience 137

chapter 10 Perfecting the Process 151

appendix Mindfulness Resources 163

References 165

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