Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness & Compassion Can Free You from Anxiety, Fear & Panic

Jeffrey Brantley (Author) Jon Kabat-Zinn (Foreword by)
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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.

Use this encouraging, step-by-step program to:

-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

Product Details

Price
$17.95  $16.51
Publisher
New Harbinger Publications
Publish Date
June 01, 2007
Pages
227
Dimensions
5.9 X 0.6 X 8.9 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781572244870
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About the Author

Jeffrey Brantley, MD, has practiced mindfulness meditation for over thirty years, and his work in medicine and psychiatry has emphasized mindfulness to promote individual health and well-being. He is coauthor of the Five Good Minutes(R) series and Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is the founder and director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and associate professor of medicine in the Division of Preventative and Behavioral Medicine. His clinic was featured in 1993 in the public television series Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers. Jon Kabat-Zinn is the author of Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life and Full-Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness.

Reviews

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


"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


"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 instruction 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