A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: New Harbinger Publications
If you have anxiety or suffer from panic attacks, little things like driving, being at a party where you don’t know anyone, or even going to the grocery store can seem overwhelming. But these little things are a part of everyday life, and if you try to avoid them, you may end up feeling alienated, lonely, and unfulfilled. Furthermore, simply avoiding anxiety-causing situations will not help you to conquer your anxiety. If anything, it can make it worse! So how can you take control of your anxiety symptoms, once and for all?
In The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety, three mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) experts provide mindfulness meditations and exercises to help sooth anxiety, understand common triggers, and live more fully in the moment. Developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR is a powerful, evidence-based treatment model that fuses mindfulness meditation and yoga, and has been proven effective in treating a wide range of chronic disorders and diseases. The mindfulness practices in MBSR help you to cultivate a greater awareness of the connection between your body and mind, and can help you identify and move past the toxic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that lie at the root of your anxiety.
If you are ready to take the first step toward managing your fears, anxiety, and worry, this book can help show you the way.
“Anxiety can be a prison that prevents us from living and loving fully. In this beautifully organized workbook, we are guided through a powerful set of mindfulness tools and teachings that have the power to open the prison door. I’d recommend this to anyone struggling with anxiety or simply seeking a deeper taste of the healing potential of mindfulness.”
—Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
“Mindfulness is the way through the jingle jangle morning we keep waking to. Socrates said, ‘Know thyself.’ This is how.”
—Stephen Levine, author of Who Dies?, Meetings at the Edge, and A Year to Live
“Anxiety clouds the mind. Mindfulness can foster the ability to see things as they are. Anxiety is painful. Mindfulness can be a pathway to mental and bodily ease. By bringing together the ailment and the cure, this book fills a real need. By doing so with care and skill, Bob, Florence, and Lynn provide the most needed nourishment.”
—Gregory Kramer, PhD, guiding teacher at Metta Foundation and author of Insight Dialogue
“Whether you struggle with anxiety and panic, or simply wish to navigate the stresses of daily life with more peacefulness and balance, AMindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety offers trustworthy guidance and companionship on your journey toward wholeness. By cultivating mindfulness in this present moment, we discover liberation from the shackles of worry and anxiety that prevent us from living our love and giving the gifts we have come here to give.”
—John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America, The Food Revolution, Healthy at 100, The New Good Life, and Reclaiming Our Health
“This masterful workbook integrates the rigor of science, the wisdom of reflection, and the effectiveness of years of clinical experience. The wealth of the ideas and practices presented in this educational, practical, and experiential workbook will be of benefit to anyone living with fear and anxiety, as well as to therapists and educators. Grounded in mindfulness, this workbook offers a new way of living that has the power to transform our individual and collective lives.”
—Shauna Shapiro, PhD, coauthor of Mindful Discipline
"Who among us has not suffered from anxiety at one point or another? This skillfully-crafted, wise, and compassionate book offers a thorough and much-needed mindfulness approach to dealing with anxiety. The practical exercises, real-life stories, and heartfelt encouragement will benefit anyone who undertakes the journey to alleviate and transform anxiety.”
—Diana Winston, director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and coauthor of Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness
“Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is currently the gold standard of mindfulness training, and this workbook [features] the essentials of MBSR written entirely for the anxious person. It’s like having the finest MBSR teachers speaking personally with you and guiding you on the path to emotional freedom. The course material is presented in a gentle, easy-to-read, carefully sequenced manner. If you follow along closely—using the downloadable guided meditations for support—your life will surely change for the better. I highly recommend this book for anyone who struggles with anxiety.”
—Christopher Germer, PhD, clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, and coeditor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy