Finding Serenity: How Yoga and Positive Self-Talk Can Take you from Not-My-Day to Namaste

Finding Serenity: How Yoga and Positive Self-Talk Can Take you from Not-My-Day to Namaste

by Holly McDonald

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Overview

Yoga is the answer to everything, right?

That’s what many studios, instructors, clothing manufacturers and advertising companies would like you to believe, and it is certainly a great place to start.

But sometimes a deeper level of self-care and introspection is necessary to help you move past your daily stressors, childhood trauma or anxiety to find a place of inner peace.

Join Holly Valentine-McDonald as she takes a refreshing look at what lies beyond the mat, combining various types of yoga, breathwork, and Cognitive Behavioural psychology coping techniques to get you out of your negative headspace, and move you closer to a place of peaceful BE-ing—whatever your age or stage in life.

Learn from Valentine-McDonald’s inspiring journey from being an A+ people-pleaser in a high-stress career, to finishing two Master’s degrees as an adult learner; and see how her evolution from yoga enthusiast to teacher and therapist helped take her beyond negative self-talk, childhood trauma, alcohol abuse, anxiety and depression.

Valentine-McDonald’s work will help you deal with anxiety and past trauma by:


  • Increasing your awareness of triggers and how to avoid them
  • Enhancing your sense of calm in stressful situations
  • Accepting the past and moving forward in peace, love and forgiveness
  • Granting yourself permission to practice self-care
  • Altering the soundtrack in your head with positive self-talk and breathwork
  • Demonstrating yoga poses that will support your introspective journey


Finding Serenity is your guide to moving past your Not-My-Day mindset, into a positive, heart-centred ‘Namaste’ headspace, enriching your journey along the way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781513653785
Publisher: Follow It Thru
Publication date: 10/21/2019
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,196,055
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction .................................................................................. 1

Part 1: Problematic Thinking ..................................................... 9

Chapter 1: Perfectionism ...................................................... 10

Chapter 2: Over-Personalizing and Self-Criticism .......... 16

Chapter 3: Feeling Separate from Others .......................... 25

Chapter 4: Impression Management .................................. 33

Part 2: Undoing Problematic Thinking: Going from

“Not-my-day to Namaste” ....................................................... 41

Chapter 5: Acceptance and Trust........................................ 48

Chapter 6: Self-Criticism and Judgment............................ 60

Chapter 7: Not Over-Personalizing .................................... 70

Chapter 8: Spirituality .......................................................... 82

Chapter 9: Getting Quiet, Reframing, and Connecting .. 91

Chapter 10: Feeling Safe ..................................................... 102

Chapter 11: Taking Responsibility ................................... 113

Chapter 12: Vulnerability, Positive Thinking, and

Trust ....................................................................................... 123

Chapter 13: Love, Fear, and Positive Intent .................... 134

Chapter 14: Yoga and getting to the Good Stuff ............ 144

Postscript ................................................................................... 152

Recommended Reading .......................................................... 163

With So Much Gratitude…. ................................................... 165

About the Author ..................................................................... 167

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