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Taming the Anxious Mind: A Guide to Relief Stress & Anxiety

Taming the Anxious Mind: A Guide to Relief Stress & Anxiety

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Overview

The search for inner peace is increasingly difficult in our culture today. Most people who suffer do not have the coping skills or get the support they need to help them manage. How do we become more peaceful when our lives are filled with anxiety and stress?

Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan has written a profound book which explores these issues from both a clinical and practical perspective. This book is written for people in a hurry. The user-friendly format allows individuals to directly and quickly engage in the material and learn ways to get relief from anxiety and stress.

Taming the Anxious Mind deconstructs the complex treatment of anxiety and stress disorders into a user-friendly and action-oriented guidebook. Parables, infographics, charts, and illustrations supplement the material and creates a more digestible approach to psychological content.

Based on real-life case studies and field-tested exercises gleaned from her work as an accomplished Ph.D. and clinical director of a mental health organization in Maryland Taming the Anxious Mind emphasizes that anxiety represents an opportunity to re-train the mind away from destructive thinking towards a healthy mindset. You will learn how to have a different relationship with yourself by mastering an understanding of how the mind works and practicing ways to better control it

Taming the Anxious Mind provides:


  • Expert guidance on how to live a fuller life, manage anxiety and stress effectively and experience vitality and peace
  • Success stories from real people who have integrated these approaches successfully in their own lives
  • Self-care activities to initiate lasting joy
  • Practices of mindfulness and meditation to lower nervous system arousal
  • Rituals of letting go to experience a sense of liberation
  • Guidance on limiting unhelpful thinking styles to free up space for positivity and confidence
  • Habits of gratefulness to counteract a negative mindset
  • A life-compass to progress towards a value-informed lifestyle


Heidi Schreiber-Pan, Ph.D., is a successful psychotherapist, clinical director, and sought-after nationwide speaker on topics of resilience, anxiety, neuroscience, and occupational burnout.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732998803
Publisher: Chesapeake Publication
Publication date: 02/22/2019
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 843,855
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

FEEDING THE GOOD WOLF

MY OWN DANCE WITH ANXIETY

A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MIND

A UNIQUE RECIPE

1: Am Stressed

I AM STRESSED

THE STRESS WAVE IS COMING

DIVING UNDER

RIDE THE WAVE

THE CASE OF EMILY

PRACTICE: STRESSOR WRITE-OFF

PRACTICE: REFLECTIVE WRITING EXERCISE

Words of Wisdom

2: Why Am I So Anxious?

WHY SO ANXIOUS

FEAR VS. ANXIETY

THE CASE OF OLIVIA

PRACTICE: GETTING TO KNOW MY ANXIETY

PRACTICE: WHERE IN MY BODY

3: Anxiety—My Unwanted Family Member

MY ANXIOUS SIDE

CHINESE FINGER TRAP

DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK

OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH ANXIETY

THE CASE OF DAN

PRACTICE: WATERFALL VISUALIZATION

4: I Choose Human Flourishing

EVERY DAY WE CHOOSE

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN FLOURISHING

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

THE CURIOUS LIFE OF A WATER LILY

THE CASE OF PAULA

PRACTICE: EXPRESSIVE WRITING FOR RUMINATION

5: My Mind over Matter

THOUGHTS THEN FEELINGS THEN BEHAVIORS

UNHELPFUL THINKING STYLES

DECLUTTERING THE MIND

PRACTICE: WORKING WITH UNHELPFUL THOUGHTS

PRACTICE: THOUGHT STOPPING

6: I Let Go

WHAT TO LET GO OF

Perfection

Rumination/Worry

Comparison

Guilt

Insecurities

Anger

LETTING GO LIKE NATURE

THE CASE OF DANNY

PRACTICE: LETTING GO OF RUMINATION

PRACTICE: LETTING-GO RITUALS

7: I Mindfully Accept

THE JUDGMENTAL NATURE OF THE MIND

MINDFUL ACCEPTANCE

Baby-steps towards mindful acceptance:

THE ANTIDOTE: CURIOSITY

Becoming curious

DROP THE STORYLINE

PRACTICE: DIALOG WITH RUMI

8: Self-Care, Not Self-ish

SELF-CARE NOT SELF-ISH

Therapy Tip

SELF-COMPASSION

THE HOW OF SELF-COMPASSION

END-OF-LIFE LESSON

PRACTICE: SELF-CARE PRACTICE INVENTORY

PRACTICE: SELF-CARE PLAN

PRACTICE: SELF-COMPASSION EXERCISE

9: Setting Boundaries

BOUNDARIES

BOUNDARY-WEAK TASHA

TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ME

You Are Responsible For

You Are NOT Responsible For

Therapy Tip

HEALTHY BOUNDARIES, HEALTHY LIFE

Healthy Boundary Tips:

Therapy Tip

THE BRIDGE – A BOUNDARY PARABLE

PRACTICE: WHAT’S IN YOUR BACKPACK?

10: The Workings of My Mind

NEUROSCIENCE: THE WORKINGS OF THE MIND

WHO IS THE BOSS?

REWIRE THE ANXIOUS BRAIN

POSITIVE NEUROPLASTICITY

Practices that help rewire your brain:

THE POWER OF METTA

WHY DO METTA?

PRACTICE: TAMING AMY(GDALA)

11: Conditions for Mastering the Mind

IDEAL CONDITIONS FOR MASTERING THE MIND

Uni-tasking

Brain Breaks

NATURE

DECREASE NEGATIVE SELF-TALK AND JUDGMENT

ACCEPTANCE VS. CHANGE AND CONTROL

SLEEP AND FOOD

Sleep

Daily Eating for Improved Mood

Shopping List for Improved Mood

POSITIVE NEUROPLASTICITY

Seek. Savor. Soak

YOUR MINDFUL EVOLUTION

Infant

Toddler

School Age

Adolescent

Young Adulthood

Middle Adulthood

Late Adulthood

Death and Dying

PRACTICE: GRATITUDE PRACTICE

12: My Life Compass

LETTING GO OF IMPERFECTION

CREATING A LIFE COMPASS

VALUES AND THE SHINING LIGHTHOUSE

VICTOR FRANKL’S LOGOTHERAPY

PRACTICE: MY VALUES AND LIFE MISSION

PRACTICE: LISTENING TO MY VALUES INSTEAD

Final Thoughts

THE TOURIST AND THE FISHERMAN

References

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