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

The Mindfulness Solution to Anxiety

Drawing on techniques and perspectives from two seemingly different traditions, this second edition of the self-help classic Calming Your Anxious Mind offers you a powerful and profound approach to overcoming anxiety, fear, and panic. From the evidence-based tradition of Western medicine, learn the role your thoughts and emotions play in anxiety. And, from the tradition of meditation and the inquiry into meaning and purpose, discover your own potential for presence and stillness, kindness and compassion-and the tremendous power these states give you to heal and transform your life.

Use this encouraging, step-by-step program to:

  • Learn about the mechanism of anxiety and the body's fear system
  • Develop a healing mindfulness practice-one breath at a time
  • Start on the path to presence, stillness, compassion, and loving kindness
  • Practice acceptance during mindfulness meditation
  • Feel safe while opening up to fearful and anxious feelings

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572244870
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 06/01/2007
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 159,918
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jeffrey Brantley, MD, is a consulting associate in the department of psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University, and the founder and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke Integrative Medicine. He has done multiple radio, television, and print media interviews regarding the MBSR program at Duke. He is author of Calming Your Anxious Mind and coauthor of Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind, Five Good Minutes, Five Good Minutes in the Evening, Five Good Minutes at Work, Five Good Minutes with the One You Love, and Five Good Minutes in Your Body.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and author of numerous books, including Full Catastrophe Living, Arriving at Your Own Door, and Coming to Our Senses.

Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction to the revised edition     1
Getting oriented
A mindful approach to fear & anxiety     13
Paying attention on purpose     25
The body & its fear system     33
Anxiety & the power of the mind     43
Mindfulness & meditation     55
Your attitude is important     69
Building your practice foundation     87
Practicing mindfulness
Mindfulness in everyday life     101
Establishing mindfulness, breath by breath     113
Mindfulness of the body     127
Bringing full attention to life     137
Befriending your anxious mind     153
Making room for the upset     163
Applying mindfulness to fear, anxiety & panic
Common concerns about these meditation practices     173
Feeling safe, resting in silence     189
Applying mindfulness to fear & anxiety     199
Taking a larger view     213
Resources     219
References     223

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Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anxiety, Fear, and Panic 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 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.
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