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Can't Stop Thinking: How to Calm Your Anxiety, Let Go of Catastrophic Thoughts, and Free Yourself from Obsessive Rumination
Nancy Colier | Foreword by Stephan Bodian
New Harbinger / Softcover / 2021-05-01 / 1684036771
Anxiety, Phobia & Panic / Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (Self Help)
price: $27.95
168 pages
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Don’t believe everything your mind tells you.

Are you a chronic overthinker? Do you obsess to the point of feeling anxious, hopeless, angry, or stressed out? Have you ever tried to “think your way out” of one of these negative thought spirals, only to fall in deeper? Let’s face it: trying to escape your thoughts—or control them—just doesn’t work, and can actually make you more miserable in the long run. So, how can you overcome your addiction to thinking?

In Can’t Stop Thinking, psychotherapist and spiritual counselor Nancy Colier offers the keys to breaking free from the obsessive rumination that drives stress, worry, and anxiety. Using powerful tools grounded in the ancient wisdom of mindfulness and evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), you’ll learn how to observe and gain distance from troubling thoughts, put an end to harsh self-criticism, and manage difficult feelings like resentment and shame.

If you’re ready to discover a life beyond your thoughts—one of self-compassion, presence, and peace—it’s time to stop thinking and start living.

Reviews

“In this delightful book, Nancy Colier shows very clearly how addiction to thought is responsible for most human suffering. Clearly our fundamental nature as awareness is intrinsically free of thought. Read this book and experience the freedom to create your reality.”
—Deepak Chopra, MD, author of Total Meditation

— Deepak Chopra, MD

“I, too, can’t stop thinking, and I’m a meditation teacher who’s been meditating daily for over forty-five years! But not to worry. In Can’t Stop Thinking, Nancy Colier helps us clearly understand how to loosen the tight grip of mental grasping and fixation which brings so much stress. She shares the secret of inner freedom and self-mastery to be able to do what’s good for us without self-imposed limitations.”
—Lama Surya Das, the American Lama, author of Awakening the Buddha Within

— Lama Surya Das, the American Lama

“One of the most liberating blessings we can receive is the realization that we are not our thoughts! Can’t Stop Thinking reminds us that, as we learn to meet our mental stories with a patient, forgiving, and wakeful presence, we awaken to the mysterious and loving awareness that is our true home.”
—Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance and Radical Compassion

— Tara Brach

“What would life be like if we could recover from our addiction to thinking? We’ve reached the limit of stress and confusion by believing ‘I think, therefore I am.’ Nancy Colier helps us take one of the most important steps in life, to realize ‘I am not my thoughts.’ This is not ‘stop thinking,’ but ways to break the addictive habit of ‘picking up the first think.’ What a gift!”
—Loch Kelly, author The Way of Effortless Mindfulness and Shift Into Freedom

— Loch Kelly

“Nancy Colier asks the question, ‘What do you miss, and miss out on, because you are consumed by thinking?’ With practical exercises and insightful stories, Can’t Stop Thinking leads us through an exploration of our minds and ultimately to awareness and understanding.”
—Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Change

— Sharon Salzberg

“A warm, insightful, and precise guide to making sense of the trickier parts of the human mind.”
—Ethan Nichtern, author of The Road Home

— Ethan Nichtern

“Rather than fighting with our thoughts, Nancy Colier teaches us to step back from them into a more calm, aware, and nonjudgmental witness space. From this space the thoughts lose some of their hold on us, and we can discover who we really are. Colier’s methods are a stand-alone approach to thinking, but also a wonderful complement to other psychological and spiritual practices, including meditation and mindfulness.”
—William L. Mikulas, PhD, professor emeritus in psychology at the University of West Florida, and author of Taming the Drunken Monkey

— William L. Mikulas, PhD

About the Author

Nancy Colier is a psychotherapist, interfaith minister, author, and public speaker. A longtime student of Eastern spirituality, she is a thought leader on mindfulness, well-being, and digital life. Featured on Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, RT America, in The New York Times, and other media, Colier is also a regular blogger for Psychology Today and HuffPost. She is author of The Power of Off, Inviting a Monkey to Tea, and Getting Out of Your Own Way. Colier resides in New York City, NY.

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