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A View From a Lake: Buddha, Mind & Future A View From a Lake: Buddha, Mind & FutureIt is rare to read manuscript that cuts through expectation and forces the calibrated critical eye to step aside. But that is precisely what Neil Hayes’s A View From a Lake did for me. Rarely have I been so moved — and, dare I say, inspired — by a ...

Anxiety & Depression in the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide to Fostering Self-Regulation in Young Students Anxiety & Depression in the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide to Fostering Self-Regulation in Young StudentsI remember feigning a stomachache for two weeks in second grade in order to go home from school. Back then, the principal and my mom caught on that I was feeling anxious about being away from home. Now, as a therapist, I know that anxiety disorders ...

Growing Yourself Up: How to Bring Your Best to All of Life's Relationships Growing Yourself Up: How to Bring Your Best to All of Life's RelationshipsThere may be no more challenging pursuit than managing relationships, and there is certainly no shortage of recommendations on how to do so. In Growing Yourself Up: How to Bring Your Best to All of Life’s Relationships, mental health counselor Jenny Brown wants us to look within at how ...

Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage & Healing from Abandonment Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage & Healing from AbandonmentPicture the following scenarios: It’s late at night, and you’ve got a looming deadline for work — yet, instead of getting your work done, you’re scrolling through social media, or mindlessly watching TV. You’ve promised yourself you’d start eating more healthfully, but can’t resist that morning stop for fast ...

Book Review: The Stories We Tell Ourselves Book Review: The Stories We Tell OurselvesThe other day, while taking a walk in the park, I started thinking about a sometimes contentious issue between my husband and me. I thought about it, and then I started having an imaginary conversation about it with him. I supplied both sides of the ...

Getting Unstuck: Break Free of the Plateau Effect Getting Unstuck: Break Free of the Plateau EffectFaster, stronger, higher, smarter: Self-improvement has a certain addictive quality to it. Doing things faster or better not only elicits praise — from your boss, say, or your partner — but it also just feels good. You put in a little extra effort and you see the ...

Book Review: Calm Mama, Happy Baby Book Review: Calm Mama, Happy BabyDuring pregnancy, many mothers-to-be imagine peaceful, happy times with their new babies. Months later, they find themselves confronting the harsh reality that motherhood can be stressful, even frightening at times. Babies won’t sleep, nursing is problematic, and family members keep giving well-meaning but critical advice. ...

The Four Gifts of Anxiety: Embrace the Power of Your Anxiety The Four Gifts of Anxiety: Embrace the Power of Your Anxiety“My anxiety stops me from being able to focus. It gets so bad sometimes that I feel like I’m weighed down by a wet blanket. I can’t sleep at night. What can you do to help?” Clients often share statements like this as a way of describing ...

The 10 Best Anxiety Busters: Simple Strategies to Take Control of Your Worry Most of the people in my counseling practice come for help with anxiety. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety is the most common behavioral health problem in the country, affecting about forty million adults and costing more than $42 billion a year. ...

Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope & Healing “Thou hast but enraged, not insulted me, sir; but for that I ask thee not to beware of Starbuck; thou wouldst but laugh; but let Ahab beware of Ahab; beware of thyself, old man.” —Herman Melville, >Moby-Dick; or, The Whale Anna sat across from me, her eyes ...

More Transforming Negative Self-Talk: Practical, Effective Exercises “I can’t believe you just did that. How could you have said something so stupid? I mean, seriously, how could you be such an idiot? Where did you graduate from again? Did you graduate? You shouldn’t be here. You’re dangerous.” It was my second shift ...

Book Review: Emotional Life “I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions, I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” That quote from Oscar Wilde is how psychologist Doreen Davy kicks off Emotional Life: Managing Your Feelings to Make the Most of Your Precious ...

The Mindful Way Workbook: An 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress Depression and anxiety are among the most common, if not the most common, issues that bring people into therapy. The struggle to get better can be a long and arduous one. One individual shared with me that she had visited numerous therapists over the years, ...

Anxiety + Depression: Effective Treatment of the Big Two Co-Occurring Disorders If you know anyone with anxiety or depression, you know that symptoms can be complicated. Even more complicated is that the two disorders have similar features. That makes diagnosis hard for many clinicians, no matter how seasoned they may be. And if that weren’t enough, ...

Boot Camp Therapy: Brief, Action-Oriented Clinical Approaches to Anxiety, Anger & Depression Ask people on Main Street America what comes to mind when they hear the word therapy. They may describe Freud, the classical analyst’s couch, with a free-associating patient spending years exploring the deepest recesses of early memories. However, they are just as likely — possibly ...

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Grohol, J. (2019). Anxiety Book Reviews. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 11, 2019, from https://psychcentralreviews.com/anxiety-book-reviews/
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