The Mindful Way Through Anxiety: Break Free from Chronic Worry and Reclaim Your Life

The Mindful Way Through Anxiety: Break Free from Chronic Worry and Reclaim Your Life

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By (author) Susan M. Orsillo, By (author) Lizabeth Roemer

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  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 308 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 25mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 2 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1606234641
  • ISBN 13: 9781606234648
  • Sales rank: 9,564

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You can't just "get over" anxiety. In fact, the very things most people do to try to feel better--avoiding feared situations, pushing worry out of mind--only make the problem worse. Leading psychologists Susan M. Orsillo and Lizabeth Roemer present a powerful new alternative that can help you break free of anxiety by fundamentally changing how you relate to it. With clarity and compassion, this book describes clinically tested mindfulness practices specifically tailored for anxiety in its many forms. Learn step-by-step strategies for gaining awareness of anxious feelings without letting them escalate; loosening the grip of worry and fear; and achieving a new level of emotional and physical well-being. Free audio downloads of mindfulness exercises plus other resources are available at the authors' website, www.mindfulwaythroughanxietybook.com. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit

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Susan M. Orsillo, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at Suffolk University in Boston, USA, and lives in the Boston area with her husband and two children. Lizabeth Roemer, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts - Boston, USA and lives in the Boston area with her husband.

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By Patricia Parker 10 Sep 2013 1

The author has no conception of how difficult it is for a severe anxiety sufferer to take in any new information.
The book is wordy and full of stories about clients and their anxiety. The writing style is academic and boring and does nothing to enthuse your tired brain or to help you feel there is a positive answer in there somewhere.
Please - our brains are exhausted and we are unable to take in anything other than short simple helpful advice told in positive non jargon like terms.

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"By far the most sophisticated and engaging guide I have seen on mindfulness and anxiety. This book is a gem. Two of the field's most knowledgeable and creative experts skillfully take you on a journey into the hidden corners of your anxious mind. With a seamless blend of interesting stories, state-of-the-art research, and exercises, this book leads you step by step toward a fuller, more meaningful life. It is an excellent resource for anyone who seeks a path to freedom from anxiety and stress." - Christopher K. Germer, PhD, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion "In the Alice in Wonderland world of emotions, anxiety is the Red Queen - always a future threat and sometimes a present danger. This superb book shows how mindfulness can help ease the ravages of anxiety. Nobody knows more about this topic than Drs. Orsillo and Roemer, and their approach will be a godsend for many." - David H. Barlow, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Boston University, and Founder and Director Emeritus, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, USA

Table of contents

Introduction: How This Book Will Help You. Understanding Fear and Anxiety: Turning Toward Your Emotions. How is Anxiety Getting in Your Way? Changing Your Relationship with Anxiety: Embarking on a New Path. An Introduction to Mindfulness: Noticing a Skill You Already Possess. Developing the Skills of Mindfulness: How to Bring Kind Attention into Your Daily Life. Befriending Your Emotions. Using Mindfulness to Clarify Muddy Emotions. The Allure and Cost of Trying to Control Your Internal Experience. Acceptance and Willingness: Increasing Flexibility and Opening Up to New Possibilities. Clarifying What Matters to You and Setting a Course for Change. Bringing It All Together: Making a Commitment to Yourself. Overcoming Challenges to Cultivating Self-Compassion. Staying Open When the Going Gets Tough.