In his first book, "Calming Your Anxious Mind", psychiatrist and author Jeffrey Brantley showed readers how to use the principles of mindfulness to manage anxiety and panic and rediscover the joy in living. Now in this follow-up book, he and coauthor Wendy Millstine present a series of daily meditations readers can use to overcoming fear, anxiety and panic. These easy-to-learn and practice techniques can ease anyone into a regular beneficial mindfulness practice.The book also includes visualizations, affirmations, and activities readers can use to deal with anxiety in daily life. Drawn from the clinical practice of mindfulness-based stress reduction, or MBSR, this method has been successfully learned by thousands of people for more than two decades. Readers will use these meditations to become more present to the experiences of their own life. They will develop vital skills for calming and relaxing the mind and body and strengthening present-moment awareness. By practising these techniques, readers will discover their own inner core of stability, peace and presence.
This book is a treasure-nourishing, sustaining, and skillfully crafted. Calling their approach to the release from anxiety 'the way of awareness, ' the authors have shaped a warm, authentic rendering of mindfulness practice into direct, easily understandable language. Step by step, they lead us into substantive, well-documented methods for becoming intimately familiar with an inner terrain and integrating what is discovered in this interior realm into a way of being that is the key to freeing us from the imprisoning tyranny of anxiety and fear.
-Saki F. Santorelli, Ed.D., executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society and associate professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and author of Heal Thyself