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

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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 Meritshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 385.55g
  • Guilford Publications
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1606234641
  • 9781606234648
  • 46,852

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"Potentially of great benefit to anyone suffering from anxiety in this era of relentless drivenness, social isolation, stress, and perpetual digital distraction. The authors' wise counsel based on their own clinical experience and research, coupled with vivid stories of their own and other people's lives, provides compelling evidence for why mindfulness is so important in reclaiming your life, and effective guidance in how to go about it in meaningful and very practical ways."--Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, coauthor of The Mindful Way Through Depression "Anxiety is an emotion that begs us to mishandle it through worry and rumination. In a careful, step-by-step fashion, Drs. Orsillo and Roemer show you how to use mindfulness to break free from the grip of anxiety and move forward now toward the kind of life you want to live."--Steven C. Hayes, PhD, author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life "Whether you suffer from milder worries or a clinical disorder, this book shows you a clear, scientifically validated path toward feeling better. Lots of books propose to teach how to beat anxiety. Some are good, others less so. The Mindful Way through Anxiety is destined to be one of the best. Drs. Orsillo and Roemer are renowned experts in the science of beating anxiety, and their book is readable, informative, and practical."--David F. Tolin, PhD, coauthor of Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding "This book is user friendly, practical, and quite comprehensive. Readers will benefit greatly from the insights and exercises provided in these pages."--Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness "If you're looking for a fresh way of relating to--and healing--anxiety, you'll find this book an invaluable guide. The authors bring alive the path of mindfulness in a clear and accessible way."--Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance "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, PhD, ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Boston University, and Founder and Director Emeritus, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders "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-Compassionshow more

About Susan M. Orsillo

Susan M. Orsillo, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Suffolk University in Boston. Lizabeth Roemer, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Drs. Orsillo and Roemer have written and published extensively about anxiety, emotions, psychotherapy, mindfulness, and values-based actions and have been involved in anxiety disorders research and treatment for more than 25 years. With funding from the National Institutes of Health, they spent 15 years developing and refining the treatment approach that is the basis of this book and their related resource, Worry Less, Live More: The Mindful Way through Anxiety Workbook. Their website is www.mindfulwaythroughanxiety.com.show more

Table of contents

Introduction: How This Book Will Help You1. Understanding Fear and Anxiety: Turning toward Your Emotions2. How Is Anxiety Getting in Your Way?3. Changing Your Relationship with Anxiety: Embarking on a New Path4. An Introduction to Mindfulness: Noticing a Skill You Already Possess5. Developing the Skills of Mindfulness: How to Bring Kind Attention into Your Daily Life6. Befriending Your Emotions7. Using Mindfulness to Clarify Muddy Emotions8. The Allure and Cost of Trying to Control Your Internal Experience9. Acceptance and Willingness: Increasing Flexibility and Opening Up to New Possibilities10. Clarifying What Matters to You and Setting a Course for Change11. Bringing It All Together: Making a Commitment to Yourself12. Overcoming Challenges to Cultivating Self-Compassion13. Staying Open When the Going Gets Toughshow more

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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.show more
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