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.
- 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
Use this encouraging, step-by-step program to:
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 instructions 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
|Publisher:||New Harbinger Publications|
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Table of Contents
Introduction to the revised edition 1
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
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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!