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Overcoming Anxiety

Compassionate-Mind Guides

By: TIRCH

Paperback Published: 1st June 2012
ISBN: 9781608820368
Number Of Pages: 211

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Psychologists and researchers have only recently begun to understand the power of human compassion and its relationship to mental health disorders. What is clear is that building compassion for oneself and for others improves emotion regulation, decreases anxiety, depression, rumination, and perfectionism, and can help people develop more accurate self-concepts. Kindness and self-compassion have also been shown to soothe fear, which is one reason why compassion-focused therapy (CFT) is a natural fit for the treatment of all forms of anxiety. The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety presents a revolutionary approach to anxiety treatment that is rooted in the latest research on mindfulness and compassion therapies. The book introduces the CFT model and explains how readers can alleviate anxiety by becoming more aware of their anxiety and practicing compassionate attention, a new way of focusing on thoughts that is compassionate rather than self-critical. Readers then build on compassionate attention by developing compassionate reasoning skills, compassionate behavior toward themselves and others, and compassionate emotion and feeling. Research studies have shown that practicing kindness and compassion soothes experiences of fear. The detailed and user-friendly techniques for overcoming anxiety presented in this book can be adapted for specific anxiety disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder or social phobia.

"The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety thoughtfully addresses the experience of anxiety and is written with obvious care for the person who suffers from anxiety. Tirch's personal style and client examples bring the book to life. This is an easy-to-understand read that paves a path to self-compassion that is engaging and wise." --Robyn D. Walser, PhD, coauthor of The Mindful Couple "This book is an excellent resource for individuals suffering from anxiety. Using step-by-step strategies, Tirch systematically guides people to the invaluable tools they need to overcome their suffering and build a life filled with meaning. With wisdom and clarity, he shows how one can use compassion and mindfulness to face anxiety and bring about a fundamental life change. This book is truly a pleasure to read and will be an invaluable guide for anxiety sufferers." --Lata K. McGinn, PhD, coauthor of Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Treatment Plans and Interventions for Anxiety and Depression "Writing in an informative, highly engaging manner, Tirch shares his considerable wisdom in both compassion-based practices and behavior therapy. He gives the reader practical and powerful tools for cultivating a sense of self-compassion in the face of anxiety. A genuine pleasure to read." --Douglas Mennin, associate professor at Hunter College of The City University of New York "A superb introduction to a revolutionary new way of dealing with anxiety. The reader is led on a compelling exploration of how the anxious mind works, followed by masterful exercises that tap our innate capacity for comfort and healing self-compassion. Seamlessly integrating important research and extensive clinical experience, the author speaks through the pages with the wise, gentle voice of experience. Go ahead, try it and see what happens!" --Christopher K. Germer, PhD, clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion "Tirch writes with warmth and wisdom, as if he is speaking directly to you. He shows how compassion, mindfulness, and facing the difficulties of anxiety can bring personal growth. Filled with specific and powerful techniques, readers will find a new path to follow with a brilliant and compassionate guide. I highly recommend this book for all who suffer from anxiety." --Robert L. Leahy, PhD, director of The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, clinical professor of psychology at Weill-Cornell University Medical College, and author of The Worry Cure "Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has led the way in creating solid science-based treatments. Traditionally, CBT has been an action-oriented treatment, and that action orientation has produced a lot of benefits. More recently, CBT has begun to include more work focused on acceptance, mindfulness, and self-compassion. Dennis Tirch is a master of where CBT has been and of where CBT is going. In this book, you will find a broad contemporary understanding of anxiety and a host of very, very practical ways to come into a more compassionate relationship with anxiety. The book offers a different way of being with anxiety that will have implications in your life that extend well beyond anxiety. You can expect changes in your relationship with anxiety that offer a path to rich and engaged living." --Kelly G. Wilson, PhD, cofounder of acceptance and commitment therapy, associate professor at the University of Mississippi, and author of Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong "Easy to read, grounded in solid research, and filled with useful exercises, this book is a godsend for those who suffer from anxiety." --Kristin Neff, PhD, associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Self-Compassion "Learning to treat yourself with kindness and compassion is like learning to place your feet firmly on the ground. If you are going to walk out of your struggle with anxiety, you need to regain your psychological footing, and this book will show you how. In a gentle, wise, and step-by-step way, it will help you establish self-compassion as a habit of mind and bring that healing quality to your thoughts and actions. Highly recommended." --Steven C. Hayes, PhD, author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life This book is an excellent resource for individuals suffering from anxiety. Using step-by-step strategies, Tirch systematically guides people to the invaluable tools they need to overcome their suffering and build a life filled with meaning. With wisdom and clarity, he shows how one can use compassion and mindfulness to face anxiety and bring about a fundamental life change. This book is truly a pleasure to read and will be an invaluable guide for anxiety sufferers. Lata K. McGinn, PhD, coauthor of Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Treatment Plans and Interventions for Anxiety and Depression" The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety thoughtfully addresses the experience of anxiety and is written with obvious care for the person who suffers from anxiety. Tirch s personal style and client examples bring the book to life. This is an easy-to-understand read that paves a path to self-compassion that is engaging and wise. Robyn D. Walser, PhD, coauthor of The Mindful Couple" Writing in an informative, highly engaging manner, Tirch shares his considerable wisdom in both compassion-based practices and behavior therapy. He gives the reader practical and powerful tools for cultivating a sense of self-compassion in the face of anxiety. A genuine pleasure to read. Douglas Mennin, associate professor at Hunter College of The City University of New York" A superb introduction to a revolutionary new way of dealing with anxiety. The reader is led on a compelling exploration of how the anxious mind works, followed by masterful exercises that tap our innate capacity for comfort and healing self-compassion. Seamlessly integrating important research and extensive clinical experience, the author speaks through the pages with the wise, gentle voice of experience. Go ahead, try it and see what happens! Christopher K. Germer, PhD, clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion" Tirch writes with warmth and wisdom, as if he is speaking directly to you. He shows how compassion, mindfulness, and facing the difficulties of anxiety can bring personal growth. Filled with specific and powerful techniques, readers will find a new path to follow with a brilliant and compassionate guide. I highly recommend this book for all who suffer from anxiety. Robert L. Leahy, PhD, director of The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, clinical professor of psychology at Weill-Cornell University Medical College, and author of The Worry Cure" Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has led the way in creating solid science-based treatments. Traditionally, CBT has been an action-oriented treatment, and that action orientation has produced a lot of benefits. More recently, CBT has begun to include more work focused on acceptance, mindfulness, and self-compassion. Dennis Tirch is a master of where CBT has been and of where CBT is going. In this book, you will find a broad contemporary understanding of anxiety and a host of very, very practical ways to come into a more compassionate relationship with anxiety. The book offers a different way of being with anxiety that will have implications in your life that extend well beyond anxiety. You can expect changes in your relationship with anxiety that offer a path to rich and engaged living. Kelly G. Wilson, PhD, cofounder of acceptance and commitment therapy, associate professor at the University of Mississippi, and author of Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong " Easy to read, grounded in solid research, and filled with useful exercises, this book is a godsend for those who suffer from anxiety. Kristin Neff, PhD, associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Self-Compassion

" Learning to treat yourself with kindness and compassion is like learning to place your feet firmly on the ground. If you are going to walk out of your struggle with anxiety, you need to regain your psychological footing, and this book will show you how. In a gentle, wise, and step-by-step way, it will help you establish self-compassion as a habit of mind and bring that healing quality to your thoughts and actions. Highly recommended. Steven C. Hayes, PhD, author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

" "The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety" thoughtfully addresses the experience of anxiety and is written with obvious care for the person who suffers from anxiety. Tirch s personal style and client examples bring the book to life. This is an easy-to-understand read that paves a path to self-compassion that is engaging and wise. Robyn D. Walser, PhD, coauthor of "The Mindful Couple"" Easy to read, grounded in solid research, and filled with useful exercises, this book is a godsend for those who suffer from anxiety. Kristin Neff, PhD, associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin and author of "Self-Compassion"" Learning to treat yourself with kindness and compassion is like learning to place your feet firmly on the ground. If you are going to walk out of your struggle with anxiety, you need to regain your psychological footing, and this book will show you how. In a gentle, wise, and step-by-step way, it will help you establish self-compassion as a habit of mind and bring that healing quality to your thoughts and actions. Highly recommended. Steven C. Hayes, PhD, author of "Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life"" ""The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Overcoming Anxiety" is a remarkable integration of modern science and seasoned wisdom. Tirch's accessible writing style draws you into learning about overcoming anxiety. He even weaves beer and cake, purple gorillas, and ten-thousand-year-old poems into his writing to help you embrace a richer understanding of the anxiety and compassion connection." --D.J. Moran, PhD, author of "ACT in Practice" "Writing in an informative, highly engaging manner, Tirch shares his considerable wisdom in both compassion-based practices and behavior therapy. He gives the reader practical and powerful tools for cultivating a sense of self-compassion in the face of anxiety. A genuine pleasure to read." --Douglas Mennin, associate professor at Hunter College of The City University of New York "A superb introduction to a revolutionary new way of dealing with anxiety. The reader is led on a compelling exploration of how the anxious mind works, followed by masterful exercises that tap our innate capacity for comfort and healing self-compassion. Seamlessly integrating important research and extensive clinical experience, the author speaks through the pages with the wise, gentle voice of experience. Go ahead, try it and see what happens!" --Christopher K. Germer, PhD, clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School and author of "The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion" "Tirch writes with warmth and wisdom, as if he is speaking directly to you. He shows how compassion, mindfulness, and facing the difficulties of anxiety can bring personal growth. Filled with specific and powerful techniques, readers will find a new path to follow with a brilliant and compassionate guide. I highly recommend this book for all who suffer from anxiety." --Robert L. Leahy, PhD, director of The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, clinical professor of psychology at Weill-Cornell University Medical College, and author of "The Worry Cure" "Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has led the way in creating solid science-based treatments. Traditionally, CBT has been an action-oriented treatment, and that action orientation has produced a lot of benefits. More recently, CBT has begun to include more work focused on acceptance, mindfulness, and self-compassion. Dennis Tirch is a master of where CBT has been and of where CBT is going. In this book, you will find a broad contemporary understanding of anxiety and a host of very, very practical ways to come into a more compassionate relationship with anxiety. The book offers a different way of being with anxiety that will have implications in your life that extend well beyond anxiety. You can expect changes in your relationship with anxiety that offer a path to rich and engaged living." --Kelly G. Wilson, PhD, cofounder of acceptance and commitment therapy, associate professor at the University of Mississippi, and author of "Things Might Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong" "Learning to treat yourself with kindness and compassion is like learning to place your feet firmly on the ground. If you are going to walk out of your struggle with anxiety, you need to regain your psychological footing, and this book will show you how. In a gentle, wise, and step-by-step way, it will help you establish self-compassion as a habit of mind and bring that healing quality to your thoughts and actions. Highly recommended." --Steven C. Hayes, PhD, author of "Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life" "This book is an excellent resource for individuals suffering from anxiety. Using step-by-step strategies, Tirch systematically guides people to the invaluable tools they need to overcome their suffering and build a life filled with meaning. With wisdom and clarity, he shows how one can use compassion and mindfulness to face anxiety and bring about a fundamental life change. This book is truly a pleasure to read and will be an invaluable guide for anxiety sufferers." --Lata K. McGinn, PhD, coauthor of "Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder" and "Treatment Plans and Interventions for Anxiety and Depression" "Easy to read, grounded in solid research, and filled with useful exercises, this book is a godsend for those who suffer from anxiety." --Kristin Neff, PhD, associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin and author of "Self-Compassion"

ISBN: 9781608820368
ISBN-10: 160882036X
Series: Compassionate-Mind Guides
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 211
Published: 1st June 2012
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34