Be Mighty: A Woman's Guide to Liberation from Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Using Mindfulness and Acceptance

Be Mighty: A Woman's Guide to Liberation from Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Using Mindfulness and Acceptance

by Jill A. Stoddard PhD

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Overview

You are stronger than your anxiety—you are mighty. In this empowering guide, you’ll find practical tools to help you shed the shackles of worry and fear and embrace a more vibrant life.

In a culture where women are still paid less for doing the same jobs, expected to juggle family and career effortlessly, and faced with the harsh realities of misogyny and sexism daily, it’s no wonder you’re also twice as likely to experience issues related to anxiety and trauma. But there are real tools you can use now tobuild personal resilience in a difficult world, move past anxious thoughts, and conquer your worries and fears. This book will help guide the way.

Be Mighty leads you on a bold quest to gain a deeper understanding of your anxiety by exploring your own “origin story”—how your early experiences led to thoughts and behaviors that may have offered comfort and protection at one time, but are now keeping you from living your best life. Using practical tools and experiential exercises based in mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), you’ll learn to respond to present-day triggers in a new way, making choices from a more conscious, values-driven place.

So, drop that outdated armor and dive headlong into this book. You’ll emerge fresh and fierce, with the confidence to stand up for the life you want to live and the power to face life’s complexities as your best, most authentic self. It’s time to be who you truly want to be. It’s time for you to be mighty!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684034413
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 01/02/2020
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 348,057
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jill A. Stoddard, PhD, is founder and director of The Center for Stress and Anxiety Management, a multisite outpatient clinic in San Diego, CA. She specializes in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and related issues. Stoddard received her PhD in clinical psychology from Boston University in 2007. She is an award-winning teacher, recognized ACT trainer, and coauthor of The Big Book of ACT Metaphors. She lives in San Diego with her husband, two kids, and two French bulldogs.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Amplifying Your Anxiety Acumen 15

2 Shedding the Shackles of Anxious Avoidance 27

3 Cultivating Might Through Mindfulness 43

4 Wielding the Weapon of Willingness 55

5 Declaring Victory Through Values 69

6 Understanding Your Suit of Armor 89

7 Casting Off Your Suit of Armor 109

8 Finding Force in a Fresh Self 125

9 Charging Toward Your Best You 143

10 Living Fierce: The Finale 159

Acknowledgments 177

Resources 179

References 181

Interviews

Stoddard resides in Carlsbad, CA (The Greater San Diego Area).

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