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Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anxiety, Fear, and Panic Paperback


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: New Harbinger Pubns Inc (November 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1572243384
  • ISBN-13: 978-1572243385
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #373,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

"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.

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.

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It can and will change your life.
joysjane
Much of the book's content can be found in Jon Kabat-Zinn's wonderful book, "Full Catastrophe Living", which is also much more detailed.
C. Murdock
It serves a good introductory work for mindfulness-based intervention.
Wong Chi Kin

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143 of 149 people found the following review helpful By C. Murdock on April 6, 2004
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I bought this book to help me deal with Social Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, and depression.
This book could serve as a nice introduction to mindfulness meditation. The first few chapters detail some of the research that has come out concerning the impact of mindfulness on anxiety and anxiety disorders.
It was rather skimpy on some details; specifically, how one can tie all of this mindfulness into reducing or dealing with anxiety. The author takes up an entire one chapter - one - in dealing with this specifically.
Much of the book's content can be found in Jon Kabat-Zinn's wonderful book, "Full Catastrophe Living", which is also much more detailed. I recommend that the customer look into that book first, and then supplement his reading with this one second.
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By joysjane on January 7, 2007
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This book is wonderful. I am only half way through, but it already deserves five stars. It is a great book if you take your time and do the work and pratice the "mindfulness". It can and will change your life. I have noticed during a very unexpected stressful day recently, that several times the word mindfulness popped into my head and I just centered myself in the moment instead of thinking of how behind I was and how mucy more I had to do that day. And at that point, I hadn't even really learned what mindfulness meant. Give this book a try. I don't think you'll be sorry.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Writer on June 27, 2007
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Along with Jon Kabat-Zinn's Full Catastrophe Living, this is an indispensable book for anyone who suffers from GAD, SAD, or panic disorder. This is compassionate, pragmatic, deep therapy that has great power on its own and can be a great supplement to working with a therapist. There's strong current science behind it, and 2500 years of Buddhist practice. Very simply, if you learn to focus in the present you won't worry so much about the future, or beat yourself up about the past.
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39 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Wong Chi Kin on December 21, 2003
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This book is well written for self-help purpose, and it includes a clear, systematic discussion on various attitudes and essential exercises in mindfulness training. It serves a good introductory work for mindfulness-based intervention.
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38 of 50 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 1, 2004
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Mindfulness is happiness. If you are not appreciating the present moment, you are not fully alive. This great book helped me understand what it really means to be mindful. It shows us how to be more mindful in our everyday lives by approaching life in a totally new way. I highly recommend this excellent book! If you like these positive life-changing books, you might also like "The Ever-Transcending Spirit" by Toru Sato. This is another fantastic book that has changed my life! It looks at things from more of a relationship perspective but it is completely outstanding! This very special book puts your life into perspective and I guarantee that it will also improve all of your relationships dramatically! Have fun!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Strong on March 8, 2010
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If you suffer from anxiety or a deep fear, you are not alone; this is a part of the human condition. But we don't have to suffer endlessly because anxiety has an internal structure in the form of negative thoughts and beliefs powered by emotional energy that has become frozen in place. Uncover these patterns of negative thoughts and you are on the way to making significant change. As a mindfulness-based psychotherapist, I use mindfulness as the primary tool for doing just this, and I would recommend anyone to learn more about the therapeutic use of mindfulness in conjunction with good self-analysis. I also recommend 'The Path of Mindfulness Meditation' available through Amazon.
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