The Art of Calm: Spiritual Exercises for the Anxious Soul

The Art of Calm: Spiritual Exercises for the Anxious Soul

by Roger Hutchison
The Art of Calm: Spiritual Exercises for the Anxious Soul

The Art of Calm: Spiritual Exercises for the Anxious Soul

by Roger Hutchison


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A revelatory, pragmatic, and beautifully rendered companion for the millions suffering from mental health issues

An invaluable resource for anyone struggling with anxiety, fear, or depression, The Art of Calm is a lifesaving and inspiring guidebook that empowers us to break free from the emotional bondage of mental illness. Bursting with deep personal insight and uplifting practical guidance, this remarkable and therapeutic journey begins by charting the author’s own devastating psychological descent—which included panic attacks so severe they landed him in the emergency room. When the medical system proved unable to provide sustained help, however, a floundering Roger Hutchison turned to his faith for guidance. The healing path God led him on was nothing short of miraculous, offering not only authentic spiritual renewal but also a profound sense of belonging in a world where he once only felt like a stranger.

Weaving these personal stories with thoughtful questions, journaling prompts, and a wide range of inspirational practices, Hutchison creates a self-help tapestry of compassion, vulnerability, and action. At the end of each chapter, a colorful variety of reflections and creative exercises—from photography, music, and meditation to cooking, hiking, and art— encourage readers to get up and discover a more centered and peaceful life. The result is an essential tool for finding tranquility in the midst of both inner and outer turmoil.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640656321
Publisher: Church Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/18/2023
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 529,119
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Roger Hutchison is the author and illustrator of nine books for children and adults including, The Painting Table, My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes., Faces: A Love Story, and Sparrow's Prayer. There is prayerful poetry woven through Roger’s work, a gentle reverence in his tone and posture toward the heartbroken. Roger’s mission is to use art, color, and poetic language to communicate love and promote healing and hope in today’s hurting world. Roger serves as the Director of Christian Formation and Parish Life at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, TX, and is a member of the National Alliance of Grieving Children and Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. He lives with his wife Kristin just outside of Houston.

Table of Contents

Important Message from the Author
How to Use This Book

1. Crash

2. Rescue

3. Fear

4. Hunger

5. Anxiety

6. Stretch

7. Remember

8. Marked

9. Anger

10. Toxic

11. Fallow

12. Walk

13. See

14. Listen

15. Grow

16. Truth

17. Holy

18. Strong

19. Home

20. Forgive

21. Friend

22. Prayer

23. Hope

24. Heal

25. Giving

26. Color

27. Awe

28. Ritual

29. Purpose

30. Connection

31. Beginning

Conclusion. The Art of Calm

Recipe for Charlie Browns
List of Mental Health Resources
List of Children’s Books

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