Stress Management
The Healing Power of the Breath: Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions
The Healing Power of the Breath
Simple Techniques to Reduce Stress and Anxiety, Enhance Concentration, and Balance Your Emotions
Paperback      ISBN: 1590309022
A drug-free, side effect-free solution to common stress and mood problems--developed by two physicians

Millions of Americans suffer from mood problems and stress-related issues like anxiety, depression, insomnia, and PTSD. Far too many of them are taking medications that have troublesome side effects, withdrawal symptoms, and disappointing success rates.

In The Healing Power of the Breath, Dr. Richard P. Brown and Dr. Patricia L. Gerbarg provide a different way to treat stress: breathing. Drawn from yoga, Buddhist meditation, the Chinese practice of qigong, and other sources, their science-backed methods activate communication pathways between the mind and body to positively impact the brain and calm the stress response. Their anecdotes and easy-to-follow exercises will show you how to apply breathing techniques to help relieve:

- Anxiety and depression
- Trauma-related emotions and behaviors
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Insomnia
- Addiction-related behaviors

Complete with an audio download, this book gives you the coping tools you need to lead a calmer, more stress-free life.

NOTE: The audio exercises included with this book can be accessed online at www.shambhala.com/healingpowerofthebreath
Zen in the Age of Anxiety: Wisdom for Navigating Our Modern Lives
Zen in the Age of Anxiety
Wisdom for Navigating Our Modern Lives
Paperback      ISBN: 1611804868
Best Spiritual Books of 2018 - Spirituality & Practice

Zen wisdom for identifying the causes of mental and emotional anxiety epidemic in today's world and for finding the path to a peaceful heart in the midst of them--a path that leads directly though the center of the anxiety we're trying to escape.

Wrestling with fear doesn't have to be a negative experience. This book offers an approach to life that unlocks a new way of thinking and being in the world, one that leads directly through the center of the anxieties we seek to avoid.

Written in the style of an owner's manual, a guide to being human, Burkett focuses on areas of pain and anxiety as they tend to manifest for modern people: feelings of unworthiness, and issues surrounding sex, money, failure, and even death. Providing wisdom from Zen (channeled through his many experiences as a psychotherapist) and using language and metaphors from popular culture, he takes anxiety and teaches us to turn those fears into the building blocks of a fulfilling life.
Restore and Rebalance: Yoga for Deep Relaxation
Restore and Rebalance
Yoga for Deep Relaxation
Paperback      ISBN: 161180499x
Restorative yoga teacher Judith Hanson Lasater offers a program of yoga poses to help rebalance your mind and body and counteract the effects of chronic stress.

Restorative yoga offers the body a chance to rest deeply and revitalize. Whether you are feeling weak, fatigued, stressed from daily activities, or simply need to slow down and tune into your body, this wonderfully adaptive practice is essential for well being. Many of the practices are simple and accessible for people of all ages and in all states of health, using props that are readily available--like pillows and chairs. These deeply relaxing poses help you

- rebalance your mind and body
- create feelings of wellbeing, and counteract the effects of chronic stress
- recover from injury or illness
- lower blood pressure, and elevate and stabilize your mood

Discover how just a few minutes a day of active, supported rest can improve your mood, your energy, and your sense of physical comfort and ease.
Fear Less: Living Beyond Fear, Anxiety, Anger, and Addiction
Fear Less
Living Beyond Fear, Anxiety, Anger, and Addiction
Paperback      ISBN: 0143130277
Less Fear, More Life--a Practical Guide

These days there's so much fear in the air, you can almost taste it--along with all the varieties of anxiety, anger, and addiction that grow out of it. How can you navigate your way through the fear and confusion, and find your way to peace?

In Fear Less, acclaimed teacher and award-winning author Dean Sluyter shows how to use simple meditative techniques and subtle tweaks of body, mind, and breath to open your life to deep, relaxed confidence. Drawing on ancient enlightenment teachings as well as contemporary research, he lays out practical, easy-to-follow steps for addressing such issues as:

- letting go of compulsive overthinking
- loosening the bonds of addiction (including smartphone addiction)
- overcoming the fear of death
- finding meditative stillness in the thick of activity
10 Mindful Minutes: Giving Our Children--And Ourselves--The Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce St Ress and Anxiety for Healthier, Happy
10 Mindful Minutes
Giving Our Children--And Ourselves--The Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce St Ress and Anxiety for Healthier, Happy
Paperback      ISBN: 0399537724

Teaching Our Children to Help Themselves Be Happy

Practical, timely, relevant, and inspiring, 10 Mindful Minutes is Goldie Hawn's gift to parents who want to help their children learn better and live happier lives.

Inspired by the revolutionary MindUP program (developed under the auspices of the Hawn Foundation), the book offers easy-to-grasp insights from current behavioral, psychological, and neurological studies to show how our thoughts, emotions, and actions--including our ability to focus, manage stress, and learn--are all exquisitely interconnected.

Hawn presents simple and practial ways to develop mindfulness in children and parents alike, and shares her own heartfelt experiences with the challenges and joys of parenting.
The Chemistry of Calm: A Powerful, Drug-Free Plan to Quiet Your Fears and Overcome Your Anxiety
The Chemistry of Calm
A Powerful, Drug-Free Plan to Quiet Your Fears and Overcome Your Anxiety
Paperback      ISBN: 1439129061

Marrying Eastern techniques of meditation with traditional Western solutions of diet and exercise, celebrated psychiatrist Dr. Henry Emmons offers a proven plan to combat anxiety--without medication--that has helped tens of thousands gain inner peace and start enjoying life.

The debilitating effects of anxiety can affect your sense of well-being, health, longevity, productivity, and relationships. In The Chemistry of Calm, Dr. Henry Emmons presents his Resilience Training Program--a groundbreaking regimen designed to relieve anxiety and restore physical and mental strength. This step-by-step plan for mental calmness and emotional wisdom focuses on ways to create resilience as a key to resolving anxiety in everyday life, incorporating the latest science on:

-Diet--you've got to eat good food to feel good
-Exercise--it's proven: moving makes you less anxious
-Nutritional Supplements--boosting your natural anxiety resistance
-Mindfulness--including meditation techniques to calm your body and brain

Using this program, Dr. Emmons has helped countless patients reduce their anxiety and reclaim the resilience that is their birthright. Now, with The Chemistry of Calm, you can be anxiety free too
Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
Spark
The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0316113506
A groundbreaking and fascinating investigation into the transformative effects of exercise on the brain, from the bestselling author and renowned psychiatrist John J. Ratey, MD.

Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: Aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance.

In Spark, John J. Ratey, M.D., embarks upon a fascinating and entertaining journey through the mind-body connection, presenting startling research to prove that exercise is truly our best defense against everything from depression to ADD to addiction to aggression to menopause to Alzheimer's.

Filled with amazing case studies (such as the revolutionary fitness program in Naperville, Illinois, which has put this school district of 19,000 kids first in the world of science test scores), Spark is the first book to explore comprehensively the connection between exercise and the brain. It will change forever the way you think about your morning run -- -or, for that matter, simply the way you think.
The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques Workbook
The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques Workbook
Paperback      ISBN: 0393712168

Brimming with exercises, worksheets, tips, and tools, this complete how-to workbook companion expands on the top 10 anxiety-busting techniques Margaret Wehrenberg presents in the earlier edition of this book, showing readers exactly how to put them into action.

From panic disorders, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety, to overall worry and stress, manifestations of anxiety are among the most common--and often debilitating--mental health complaints. But thanks to a flood of supporting brain research, effective, practical strategies have emerged that allow us to manage day-to-day anxiety on our own.

Here Dr. Wehrenberg offers us a trove of them, showing just how physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms can be alleviated with targeted methods. Step-by-step exercises for practicing counter-cognition, mindfulness meditation, thought-stopping, and thought-replacement, "breathing minutes," demand delays, cued relaxation, affirmations, and much, much more are presented--all guaranteed to overcome your anxious thoughts.

The accompanying audio downloads feature an array of calming, author-guided exercises including targeted breath work, muscle relaxation, mindfulness, and much more.

Stress: The Psychology of Managing Pressure
Stress
The Psychology of Managing Pressure
by DK
Paperback      ISBN: 1465464301

Covering sources of stress in every area of life: work, exams, relationships, social pressure, money, and more, this practical guide combines infographics and self-analysis questionnaires to make information easy to access and apply.

This dynamic infographic program, founded on cutting-edge psychological research, enables you to deconstruct and deal with stress head-on. Stress: The Psychology of Managing Pressure helps you identify external and internal sources of stress in your life and reframe unhelpful patterns of thought into powerful psychological solutions that you can apply every day. Underpinned by psychological theory, with relevant findings from psychologists, doctors, and teachers, this book will help you smash the shadow of stress in any area of your life and emerge happier, healthier, and more productive.

The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul
The Age of Overwhelm
Strategies for the Long Haul
Paperback      ISBN: 1523094737

Whether we are overwhelmed by work or school; our families or communities; caretaking for others or ourselves; or engagement in social justice, environmental advocacy, or civil service, just a few subtle shifts can help sustain us. Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, bestselling author of Trauma Stewardship, shows us how by offering concrete strategies to help us mitigate harm, cultivate our ability to be decent and equitable, and act with integrity. The Age of Overwhelm aims to help ease our burden of overwhelm, restore our perspective, and give us strength to navigate what is yet to come.