How to Achieve Peace of Mind: A Practical Guide

How to Achieve Peace of Mind: A Practical Guide

by Bob Davis, Jerry Dorsman

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Overview

Stressed out? Losing your temper or sedating yourself may offer short-term relief but will ultimately backfire. Instead, look within. You have the power to change your life.

"How to Achieve Peace of Mind" contains over 140 ways to help you find this power. With it you can learn to calm yourself, relax at will, improve your outlook and your relationships with others, and even add years to your life. If you want to acquire these skills, this book is for you.

The authors have studied and practiced hundreds of methods for attaining inner peace and have collected, in one volume, the most effective, practical, and easy-to-use methods. The techniques vary from bodywork to meditation, visualizing to breathing, humor to prayer, and many more in between. Regardless of the source of your stress, there is a technique here that will work for you.

Achieving peace of mind leads to a more abundant life. By incorporating these techniques into your day-to-day life, you too can attain a true sense of calm.

CONTENTS

PART ONE: PHYSICAL PEACE

Chapter 1: Our Bodies in Motion


  • Celebrating the Body
  • Moving to a Beat
  • Slow Motion Movement
  • Kneading the Body
  • Acupuncture for Inner Calm
  • Balancing and Movement Techniques
  • From Outer Motion to Inner Peace

Chapter 2: Our Bodies at Rest


  • The Music of the Breath
  • Letting Go
  • Creating a Peaceful Environment

Chapter 3: Nourishing Our Bodies


  • Eating Consciously
  • Foods that Promote Peace of Mind
  • Herbal Peace
  • Thankfulness for Your Food

PART TWO: MENTAL PEACE

Chapter 4: Freeing Yourself from Thought


  • You Are Not What You Think
  • Watching the Breath
  • Life as a Movie
  • Witnessing
  • Technology-Assisted Peace
  • Breaking Logic

Chapter 5: Involving Yourself in Thought


  • Affirming Personal Peace
  • Visualizing Serenity
  • Sensing Wholeness
  • Awakening the Memory
  • Claiming Your Presence
  • The Juggling Act of the Universe

Chapter 6: Using Your Senses to Deepen Serenity


  • Listening
  • From Soundfulness to Inner Peace
  • See the World Afresh
  • Gazing
  • Shifting Focus: From the Outside In

Chapter 7: Time


  • Boom Is the Shock of Each New Instant
  • When Time Doesn't Matter
  • Becoming One with Change
  • Recalling a Pleasant Moment

PART THREE: EMOTIONAL PEACE

Chapter 8: Making Connections


  • Asserting Yourself
  • Sensing with the Heart
  • The Song of Yourself
  • The Ever-Living Presence of the Cosmos
  • Imagine Embracing Everyone You Meet
  • Emanate Peace with Others
  • The Creative Touch
  • Finding Peace through Work

Chapter 9: Breaking Connections


  • Starting to Stop
  • Detachment
  • Dropping Negative Desires
  • Dropping into Silence
  • Letting Yourself Go Crazy
  • Just Say No to the Media
  • Breaking Your Cultural Conditioning

Chapter 10: Humor


  • Are You Missing the Greatest Comedy in Life?
  • Smiling

Chapter 11: Love


  • Opening the Heart
  • Allowing Love to Enter
  • From Self to Others

PART FOUR: SPIRITUAL PEACE

Chapter 12: Connecting with God


  • Heaven Within
  • Finding Your Own Personal God
  • God with a Face
  • God Without a Face

Chapter 13: Sex


  • Your Lover as the Beloved
  • Become the Energy

Chapter 14: Acceptance


  • Accepting the World as It Is
  • Accepting Death in Life
  • Saying Yes to Life
  • Compassion

Chapter 15: Gratitude


  • Prayer
  • Praise
  • Thankfulness for Life

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620065297
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc.
Publication date: 12/31/2014
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Jerry Dorsman is a mental health and addictions counselor who works in Maryland. His first book, "How to Quit Drinking Without AA," is a recovery bestseller, having sold more than 125,000 copies. He is also the author of "How to Quit Drugs for Good" and the contributing author of "Live Longer while Feeling Younger: A Guide to Health and Happiness as We Age."

An expert on addiction treatment and stress-management techniques, Jerry has appeared on more than 130 radio shows in the U.S. and Canada and on seven TV shows. His numerous articles on stress management, addiction treatment, and mental health topics have appeared in local newspapers and various magazines with national circulations. Positive reviews of his books as well as articles about his addiction treatment program have appeared in USA Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Your Health magazine (cover story), and Natural Health magazine.

Bob Davis, M.A., has taught yoga in north Delaware since 1971. He has worked as a stress management therapist with chronically mentally ill adults and sexually abused teenagers.

Bob has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes, and received three Delaware Division of the Arts grants for his writing. He was a fiction semifinalist in the William Faulkner Creative Writing Contest in 2002 and 2012, and a creative nonfiction winner in 2013. His writing has appeared in Yoga Journal, The Sun, Santa Monica Review, and elsewhere. Bob helps direct the Delaware Literary Connection, a nonprofit serving writers in Delaware and surrounding areas. He is a member of the Delaware Artist Roster, and has given writing workshops and readings in the Mid-Atlantic States. Bob was the editor of the first edition of "How to Quit Drinking Without AA."

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