Words That Heal the Blues: Affirmations and Meditations for Living Optimally with Mood Disorders

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Apr 11, 2012 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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“Affirmations (positive self-statements) are a simple and time-proven way of redirecting the mind to accentuate the positive. When you turn your mind to something positive and life affirming, the negative has no place in your mind to dwell. It’s as if the neurons literally light up a different pathway or circuit in the brain. The repetition of affirmations over time will change negative, fear-producing thoughts into positive, uplifting ones, thereby leading to a change in mood.” —from the IntroductionEvery thought produces a neurochemical reaction that in turn affects the way we feel. With this in mind, author and counselor Douglas Bloch developed a daily program of self-care strategies to enhance one’s mood. Based on his best-selling book WORDS THAT HEAL, WORDS THAT HEAL THE BLUES uses the power of daily affirmations to alleviate the painful symptoms of depression, anxiety, addiction, and other mood disorders. Each day includes a self-care lesson, a series of affirmations, and an activity to help transform the lesson into positive action. These healing words will comfort and inspire you to let go of fear and worry, and let wellness and harmony into your life, one day at a time.
  • Includes a 30-day program for alleviating depression, anxiety, and negative thoughts and feelings, from the author of HEALING FROM DEPRESSION.
  • According to the Surgeon General, 22 percent of all Americans experience a mental or emotional disorder in any given year, and 50 percent do so in their lifetime.
  • Lessons include “Setting the Intention to Heal,” “Letting Go of Worry,” “Overcoming the Stigma of Depression,” and “Finding Your Purpose.”
  • The original Words That Heal sold more than 85,000 copies and has been translated into five languages.



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    Contents

    How to Use This Book
    2
    The Three Pillars of Mental Health Recovery
    5
    Their Role in Uplifting Your Mood
    9
    The Daily Lessons
    27
    Setting the Intention to Heal
    31
    Reaching Out for Support
    35
    One Day at a Time
    39
    The Starting Point of Recovery
    43
    Moving through Grief
    95
    The Benefits of Employment
    99
    Bringing Pleasure into Your Life
    103
    Managing Stress through the Relaxation Response
    107
    Reducing Anxiety
    113
    He Who Laughs Lasts
    117
    The Power of SelfEsteem
    121
    Accepting Change
    125

    Your Body Was Made to Move
    47
    Taking the Time to Breathe
    51
    Making Your Mind Your Friend
    55
    Accentuate the Positive
    59
    Blessings in Disguise
    63
    An Attitude of Gratitude
    67
    The SelfTalk Solution
    71
    Taming the Inner Critic
    75
    SelfForgiveness
    79
    Letting Go of Shame
    83
    Bearing the Unbearable Pain
    87
    The Healing Power of Light and Sound
    91
    Dont Give Up Five Minutes before the Miracle
    129
    You Have the Power
    133
    Finding Purpose and Meaning
    137
    Persistence
    141
    Breaking Down to Break Through
    145
    Relapse Prevention
    149
    The Ioy of Service
    155
    Am I Okay? An Overview of Mental and Emotional Disorders
    159
    Sample Affirmations for Everyday Use
    189
    Affirmations for SelfLoveSelfEsteem
    190
    How to Create a Vision of Wellness
    199
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    About the author (2012)

    DOUGLAS BLOCH is a teacher and counselor who writes and speaks on topics of psychology, healing, and spirituality. He has authored ten books including the inspirational self-help trilogy Words That Heal, Listening to Your Inner Voice, and I Am with You Always. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he runs support groups for those healing from depression and anxiety.


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