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

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

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by Sameet Kumar
     
 

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People who worry focus on problems and potential disasters, while people who ruminate focus on regrets and mistakes. Common topics for worry and rumination include fears about interpersonal relationships, guilt, decision-making, and unsatisfied life goals. Worriers fear the future and ruminators dwell on the past, but they have one thing in common - both are unable

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People who worry focus on problems and potential disasters, while people who ruminate focus on regrets and mistakes. Common topics for worry and rumination include fears about interpersonal relationships, guilt, decision-making, and unsatisfied life goals. Worriers fear the future and ruminators dwell on the past, but they have one thing in common - both are unable to focus their attention to the present. What's more, excessive worry and rumination can lead to depression and generalized anxiety disorder. "The Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination" helps readers end these negative, passive mental habits and take up the new habit of mindfulness. In this book, readers use a combination of Buddhist spiritual practices and proven psychological strategies to learn to let go of what they cannot control - the past and the future - and focus instead on the present. Mindfulness, daily wellness routines that can serve as healthy cognitive distractions and behavioural goals will guide readers to more content lives free of the distress of worry and rumination.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572246874
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
01/02/2010
Series:
Unassigned Series
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
561,072
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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The Mindful Path through Worry and Rumination: Letting Go of Anxious and Depressive Thoughts 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have not even reached the end of the book yet and I love it. So insightful and eye opening to just how powerful the mind is and how easy it is to fall into your habits of rumination. I have recommended this book to friends and really just love it.