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Words That Heal the Blues : Affirmations & Meditations for Living Optimally with Mood Disorders - Douglas Bloch

Words That Heal the Blues

Affirmations & Meditations for Living Optimally with Mood Disorders

Paperback Published: 31st March 2004
ISBN: 9781587611988
Number Of Pages: 207

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“Affirmations (positive self-statements) are a simple and time-proven way of redirecting the mind to accentuate the positive. When you turn your mind to something positive and life affirming, the negative has no place in your mind to dwell. It’s as if the neurons literally light up a different pathway or circuit in the brain. The repetition of affirmations over time will change negative, fear-producing thoughts into positive, uplifting ones, thereby leading to a change in mood.” —from the IntroductionEvery thought produces a neurochemical reaction that in turn affects the way we feel. With this in mind, author and counselor Douglas Bloch developed a daily program of self-care strategies to enhance one’s mood. Based on his best-selling book WORDS THAT HEAL, WORDS THAT HEAL THE BLUES uses the power of daily affirmations to alleviate the painful symptoms of depression, anxiety, addiction, and other mood disorders. Each day includes a self-care lesson, a series of affirmations, and an activity to help transform the lesson into positive action. These healing words will comfort and inspire you to let go of fear and worry, and let wellness and harmony into your life, one day at a time.

  • Includes a 30-day program for alleviating depression, anxiety, and negative thoughts and feelings, from the author of HEALING FROM DEPRESSION.
  • According to the Surgeon General, 22 percent of all Americans experience a mental or emotional disorder in any given year, and 50 percent do so in their lifetime.
  • Lessons include “Setting the Intention to Heal,” “Letting Go of Worry,” “Overcoming the Stigma of Depression,” and “Finding Your Purpose.”
  • The original Words That Heal sold more than 85,000 copies and has been translated into five languages.
  • Industry Reviews

    "This book is filled with important ideas and information that are essential to anyone on the road to healing from depression to anxiety."

    Acknowledgmentsp. xi
    Who This Book Is Forp. xiii
    Introduction: How to Use This Bookp. 1
    The Three Pillars of Mental Health Recoveryp. 5
    Affirmations: Their Role in Uplifting Your Moodp. 9
    The Daily Lessonsp. 27
    Setting the Intention to Healp. 31
    Reaching Out for Supportp. 35
    One Day at a Timep. 39
    Physical Self-Care: The Starting Point of Recoveryp. 43
    Your Body Was Made to Movep. 47
    Taking the Time to Breathep. 51
    Making Your Mind Your Friendp. 55
    Accentuate the Positivep. 59
    Blessings in Disguisep. 63
    An Attitude of Gratitudep. 67
    The Self-Talk Solutionp. 71
    Taming the Inner Criticp. 75
    Self-Forgivenessp. 79
    Letting Go of Shamep. 83
    Bearing the Unbearable Painp. 87
    The Healing Power of Light and Soundp. 91
    Moving through Griefp. 95
    The Benefits of Employmentp. 99
    Bringing Pleasure into Your Lifep. 103
    Managing Stress through the Relaxation Responsep. 107
    Reducing Anxietyp. 113
    He Who Laughs Lastsp. 117
    The Power of Self-Esteemp. 121
    Accepting Changep. 125
    Don't Give Up Five Minutes before the Miraclep. 129
    You Have the Powerp. 133
    Finding Purpose and Meaningp. 137
    Persistencep. 141
    Breaking Down to Break Throughp. 145
    Relapse Preventionp. 149
    The Joy of Servicep. 155
    Am I Okay?: An Overview of Mental and Emotional Disordersp. 159
    Sample Affirmations for Everyday Usep. 189
    Affirmations for Self-Love/Self-Esteemp. 190
    Affirmations for Love and Relationshipsp. 190
    Affirmations for Health and Healingp. 191
    Affirmations for Work/Vocationp. 192
    Affirmations for Prosperityp. 194
    Affirmations for Spiritual Developmentp. 197
    How to Create a Vision of Wellnessp. 199
    About the Authorp. 207
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    ISBN: 9781587611988
    ISBN-10: 1587611988
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 207
    Published: 31st March 2004
    Publisher: Celestial Arts
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 12.7  x 1.91
    Weight (kg): 0.24