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. To find out more about MBSR, visit www.mindfullivingprograms.com.
"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"
Bob Stahl, PhD, founded and directs mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programs at Dominican Hospital, O'Connor Hospital, and El Camino Hospital. Stahl serves as a Senior Teacher for Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Stahl is a coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Living With Your Heart Wide Open, and Calming the Rush of Panic. He is the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz and visiting teacher at Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Society. Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA, is director of Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Training and Education at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Florence is a leading international teacher who has helped develop and offer professional trainings for MBSR teachers for over eighteen years. In addition to teaching in the MBSR program, she has offered mindfulness programs to educators, physicians, psychologists, and young adults. Lynn Koerbel, MPH, is a senior teacher on staff at the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School in both the Stress Reduction Program and Oasis Institute for Mindfulness-Based Professional Education and Training. She has been meditating since 1986 and has been teaching mindfulness-based stress reduction classes since 2005. Before coming to MBSR, Lynn worked in the field of integrative bodywork for almost thirty years, with a focus on healing from trauma and the integration of the body in healing. She is a cofounder of Present Moment Mindfulness in Western Massachusetts, a community-based organization offering MBSR classes as well as mindfulness-based applications in the fields of education, business, and health.