Taking time each day to be present with yourself can restore balance in your life.
Calming Your Anxious Mind is a gentle call to stop and pay more attention to your self and your life, and practice being, not doing. Practicing mindfulness and attending to life, moment by moment, will reduce your anxiety and stress and help you find peace and calm.
Clinical research has demonstrated the effectiveness of a spiritual approach to controlling fear, anxiety, and panic. From this compassionate and nonreligious book, learn to use the principle of mindfulness to relieve a wide range of stress-related conditions. A quality common to all human beings, mindfulness is a receptive, nonjudgmental, present-moment awareness. a state of focusing attention only on the here and now. Learn to become more present in your life experiences. Develop skills for calming and relaxing the mind and body. By putting the exercises into practice, find more power for controlling disruptive feelings in your life. The resources and techniques in this book provide you with a direction that leads to greater experiential learning and dramatically effective, life-affirming attitudes.
Although the focus in Calming your Anxious Mind is relieving fear, anxiety, and panic, the basic concept of mindfulness, as well as the practices taught here, have a demonstrated applicability to a wide-range of health and stress-related conditions.
About the Author
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 also done multiple radio, television, and print media interviews regarding the MBSR program at Duke.
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., is professor of medicine, emeritus, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, founder and former director of its Stress Reduction Clinic, and founding executive director of its Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society.