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

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New Harbinger Publications, Jun 1, 2007 - Self-Help - 248 pages

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

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About the author (2007)

Jeffrey Brantley, MD, is a consulting associate in the Duke department of psychiatry, and founder and director of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 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 author of Calming Your Anxious Mind, and coauthor of Five Good Minutes.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and author of numerous books, including Full Catastrophe Living, Arriving at Your Own Door, and Coming to Our Senses.

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