Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind

Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind

The best-selling author of Calming Your Anxious Mind offers a wealth of daily mindfulness meditations you can use every day to manage chronic anxiety, restore calm, and feel at peace.

Daily Meditations for Calming Your Angry Mind

Mindfulness Practices to Free Yourself from Anger

Daily Meditations for Calming Your Angry Mind

Leading mindfulness expert and author of Calming Your Anxious Mind, Jeffrey Brantley, MD, offers daily mindfulness-based meditations to help you gain control of your emotional reactions, improve your relationships, and cultivate peace, balance, and well-being in your life. Anger is an intense emotion that everyone deals with, but when feelings of anger spiral out of control they can get in the way of living a full and happy life. If you struggle with intense irritability or angry outbursts, you may feel like your reactions are beyond your control. But this simply isn’t true—you, and only you, have the power to change your life. You just need to be shown the way. In Daily Meditations for Calming Your Angry Mind, Brantley details three different paths—or approaches—based in mindfulness and meditative perspectives, that you can choose from to take control of your anger, and your life. First, you’ll learn to disengage from your anger by pausing to be mindful when anger is happening. Second, you’ll discover ways to cool your anger using meditative practices to nurture kindness and compassion towards yourself and others. And third, you’ll find tips for practicing mindfulness to transform your understanding and realize your anger is not an identity, a defect, or a permanent condition. These three practical and easy-to-use approaches to anger management have a strong basis in both ancient and modern traditions. With this book as your guide, you can finally overcome the tumultuous thoughts, feelings, and reactions that have been holding you back in life.

Calming Your Anxious Mind

How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anxiety, Fear, and Panic

Calming Your Anxious Mind

Describes how the use of mindfulness and meditation practices can provide relief for anxiety and stress-related conditions and enhances one's health.

Calming Your Anxious Mind for Teens

Free Yourself from Anxiety, Fear, and Panic Using Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Skills

Calming Your Anxious Mind for Teens

The teen years are a time of intense change, and with these changes often come intense emotions, anxiety, and stress. If you are a teen dealing with challenges in school, problems with friends, and the scary world of dating, you may need guidance and resources for managing your stress in healthy ways. Written by a nationally recognized pediatrician and expert in mindfulness for adolescents, Calming Your Anxious Mind for Teens provides practical mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) exercises to help you overcome your fears and worries. Originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR is a proven-effective therapy for treating anxiety, depression, stress, and a number of mental health issues. This book is unique in that it specifically adapts MBSR skills for a teen audience. This book offers safe, natural, alternative strategies to effectively manage anxiety and improve day-to-day functioning. It will provide you with information to help you understand your anxiety, mindfulness practices for increasing awareness, and practical tips for managing stress. In addition, you will learn how to navigate friendships, school, family, sports, and other common factors for teen stress with confidence. If you are looking to create a personalized anxiety management plan, this is your guide.

Calming the Rush of Panic

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Guide to Freeing Yourself from Panic Attacks and Living a Vital

Calming the Rush of Panic

Do you constantly feel anxious? Do you have panic attacks that make you feel as though you are about to lose control? You are not alone. In fact, anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions faced by our society. Perhaps you’ve tried therapy or medication and have not found any real, lasting relief for your symptoms. So where do you go from here? Calming the Rush of Panic will introduce you to the practices of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)—a proven-effective meditational method developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn—as a way to work through episodes of panic. After an informative introduction to MBSR, you will be guided through a number of exploratory practices and meditations to transform your panic into peace." Each chapter in the book contains informational background on the topic, guided meditations, and up to 10 practices that let you put the information and skills you will learn into action. The book promotes mindfulness-based practices and exercises to help you deal with the physical, emotional, and mental effects of panic, and inside you will learn foundational MBSR meditation practices, including mindful breathing, sitting meditation, and loving-kindness meditation. If your fear response is out of sync with the situations you find yourself in, this book will show you that your thoughts are just thoughts—they are just one part of you. This quick, accessible book is the first to use an MBSR approach to specifically target panic attacks and panic disorder, and its goal is to show you what exists beyond your panic—a life filled with a greater sense of calm, connection, and happiness.

Calming Your Angry Mind

How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anger and Bring Peace to Your Life

Calming Your Angry Mind

Anger is a natural emotion—and a part of what makes us human. But when you lose control of your anger, it can get in the way of meaningful relationships, successful careers, and ultimately, feelings of happiness and enjoyment. In this highly anticipated book, renowned mindfulness expert and author of Calming Your Anxious Mind Jeff Brantley offers a breakthrough approach using mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and compassion practices to help you better handle the anger, fear, and hostile emotions that can wreak havoc at home, work, and in relationships. In addition, you will also learn important self-awareness skills to help you stop overreacting and improve communication with others. While other self-help books focus on traditional anger management, Brantley offers solutions that give you personal control over the experience of anger in your life. Inside, you’ll discover the three major meditative approaches to soothing anger: stabilizing mind and body through concentrating your attention mindfully; using compassionate attention and reflection to disarm the energy of your anger; and learning to use wise understanding about the impermanent and “conditioned” nature of your angry reactions in order to diminish your vulnerability to anger’s power. If you have difficulty with anger, you may be quick to blame others or act in aggressive ways. Unfortunately, this kind of thinking can often leave you feeling alone, alienated, and unhappy. If you are ready to make real, lasting changes, this book can provide you with the skills needed to manage and and transform your anger so that you can live a happier, healthier life.

True Belonging

Mindful Practices to Help You Overcome Loneliness, Connect with Others, and Cultivate Happiness

True Belonging

When was the last time you experienced authentic connections with others, truly felt that you belonged, and were surrounded by people who really understood you? Even though many of us experience the power of deep connection much less often than we would like, this sense of true belonging is always available to us, regardless of our outside circumstances. You can reduce feelings of alienation, isolation, and loneliness by simply choosing to foster feelings of unity and connectedness. This book will show you how. True Belonging offers over thirty reflective practices that will help you explore your interdependence with all living things, treat yourself more kindly, and create richer connections with others. Each practice will help you build a deeper-felt sense of belonging in all of your relationships.Using mindfulness and meditation, you can find true connection with others and greater compassion toward yourself.

Five Good Minutes with the One You Love

100 Mindful Practices to Deepen & Renew Your Love Everyday

Five Good Minutes with the One You Love

These 100 simple and fun practices will help couples find quality time for each other no matter how crazy their schedules. In only five minutes, these simple activities will help them become more mindful and focused on another, leading to more a intimate, connected, and loving relationship.

Five Good Minutes at Work

100 Mindful Practices to Help You Relieve Stress and Bring Your Best to Work

Five Good Minutes at Work

Five Minutes to a Happier, More Productive Workday Is your workday filled with chaos, stress and, at times, and inability to focus? Do you have mountains of projects ahead of you but no motivation to tackle them? In less time than you would spend on a coffee break, you can fill your workday with calm, balance, and serenity. Five Good Minutes® at Work, the third in the breakaway Five Good MinutesTM series, can help you transform your workday from tired and uninspired to engaged and productive in just a few good minutes. Whether sitting at your desk or ducking into the supply closet, you can include these stress-relieving and centering activities into even the busiest schedule. These practices can help you deal with difficult coworkers, tyrannical bosses, impossible deadlines, and more. Your five good minutes each day will reward you with increased productivity, reduced workplace conflict, and a sense of serenity that will start to spread to the rest of your life. Five Good Minutes is a trademark of New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Five Good Minutes in the Evening

100 Mindful Practices to Help You Unwind from the Day & Make the Most of Your Night

Five Good Minutes in the Evening

From the authors of the best-selling Five Good Minutes®?with more than 50,000 copies in print?this little book offers 100 mindfulness exercises, visualizations, and affirmations to calm down and transition from the workday into an enjoyable and restful evening.