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

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New Harbinger Publications, Nov 1, 2003 - Self-Help - 248 pages
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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
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    User Review  - Lauryl - Goodreads

    Couldn't concentrate on the book about halfway through. Have already read plenty about mindfulness and this provided nothing new. Too bored to get to the end of the book. Prolly be a good read for someone else Read full review

    Contents

    introduction to the revised edition
    1
    part 1
    11
    chapter 1
    13
    chapter 2
    25
    chapter 3
    33
    chapter 4
    43
    chapter 5
    55
    chapter 6
    69
    chapter 9
    113
    chapter 10
    127
    chapter 11
    137
    chapter 12
    153
    chapter 13
    163
    part 3
    171
    chapter 14
    173
    chapter 15
    189

    chapter 7
    87
    part 2
    99
    chapter 8
    101
    chapter 16
    199
    chapter 17
    213
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    About the author (2003)

    Jeffrey Brantley, MD, is a consulting associate in the Duke Department of Psychiatry and the founder and director of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at Duke University's Center for Integrative Medicine. He has represented the Duke MBSR program in numerous radio, television and print interviews. He is coauthor of Five Good Minutes, Five Good Minutes in Evening, Five Good Minutes at Work, and The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook.

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