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.
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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.
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 Tough