This research-based book provides an introduction to mindfulness, the concepts and theory behind it and how it can help manage not only anxiety, but a number of physical and emotional issues. It includes step-by-step practices to manage your anxiety and depression, and links to an audio download of guided meditations. Topics include: * Understanding anxiety and mindfulness * No magic pills * How did I get to be like this? * Anxiety and depression in context * The stress response * Breaking the cycle * Effects of mindfulness on the brain * Working with, not against yourself * Fire-fighting anxieties and depression * Moving forwards - take care
Dr Cheryl Rezek is a consultant clinical psychologist and mindfulness teacher who has worked in the field of health and mental health in both clinical and academic settings. She has published three books - Life Happens (Leachcroft) , Brilliant Mindfulness (Pearson) and Mindfulness for Carers (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). She has been commissioned to write five Sheldon Mindfulness books - Quit Smoking, Anxiety and Depression, Pain Management, Easing Cancer Symptoms, and Grief.