The Finnish Way
Finding Courage, Wellness, and Happiness Through the Power of Sisu
Paperback ISBN: 0143132997
In this captivating and comprehensive guide, a broadcast journalist shares her experiences in the remote Nordic country of Finland where she made a discovery that transformed her body, mind and spirit
The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle
Hardcover ISBN: 198481706x
Sexist expectations trap women in an unending cycle of stress--here's how to break free. The bestselling author of Come as You Are and her twin sister provide a simple scientifically-based, female-focused plan to avoid burnout, and affect positive change. What's expected of women and what it's like to be a woman today are very different things--and women exhaust themselves trying to close the gap between the two. How can you "love your body" when everything around you tells you you're inadequate? How do you "lean in" at work when you're already at 110% and aren't recognized for it? This paradox isn't going away any time soon, so let's stop ignoring it and change our relationship to it. Sisters Emily Nagoski, PhD, and Amelia Nagoski, DMA, are here to help end the cycle of overwhelm and exhaustion, going beyond platitudes ("Practice self-care!" "Set boundaries!") to confront obstacles that stand between women and well-being. You'll learn: * that stress is a biological cycle that has to be completed before your body can return to a state of relaxation * to control the "monitor" in your brain that regulates the emotion of frustration * how the Bikini Industrial Complex makes it difficult for women to love their bodies--and how to fight back * why rest, human connection, and reducing self-criticism are key to recovering from and preventing burnout Between science-based evidence, prescriptive advice told with humor, and helpful worksheets and exercises, all women will find something transformative in these pages--and will be empowered to create positive change.
Zen in the Age of Anxiety
Wisdom for Navigating Our Modern Lives
Paperback ISBN: 1611804868
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.
The 10 Best-ever Anxiety Management Techniques
Paperback ISBN: 0393712168
Brimming with exercises, worksheets, tips, and tools, this how-to workbook expands on the top 10 anxiety-busting strategies from The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques. Step by step, it demonstrates how to put the best targeted methods and brain-based skills to work to alleviate your symptoms and manage your day-to-day anxiety.
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, says Judith Hanson Lasater, is active relaxation. It makes use of props to create positions of ease and comfort that facilitate relaxation and health. In this companion volume to her seminal book Relax and Renew, Judith Hanson Lasater, a well-known and respected yoga teacher, offers a fresh set of restorative practices--with accompanying photos--to help balance and reset the body when you feel weak, fatigued, or stressed from your daily activities. They are especially beneficial for the times before, during, and after major life events, or when you are recovering from illness or injury. Lasater points out that restorative yoga is a wonderfully adaptive practice that can be tailored to people of all ages, all levels of yoga experience, and in all states of health. Yoga practitioners and teachers will appreciate this new collection of practices and sequences that build on concepts from the first volume.
The Chemistry of Calm
A Powerful, Drug-Free Plan to Quiet Your Fears and Overcome Your Anxiety
Paperback ISBN: 1439129061
Offers an insightful, holistic, drug-free plan to overcome stress and anxiety problems through diet, exercise, nutritional supplements, mindfulness practice and behavioral therapies. By the author of The Chemistry of Joy. Original.
Notes on a Nervous Planet
Paperback ISBN: 014313342x
A follow-up to Matt Haig's internationally bestselling memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive, a broader look at how modern life feeds our anxiety, and how to live a better life. The societies we live in are increasingly making our minds ill, making it feel as though the way we live is engineered to make us unhappy. When Matt Haig developed panic disorder, anxiety, and depression as an adult, it took him a long time to work out the ways the external world could impact his mental health in both positive and negative ways. Notes on a Nervous Planet collects his observations, taking a look at how the various social, commercial and technological "advancements" that have created the world we now live in can actually hinder our happiness. Haig examines everything from broader phenomena like inequality, social media, and the news; to things closer to our daily lives, like how we sleep, how we exercise, and even the distinction we draw between our minds and our bodies.
Get Your Life Back
A Twelve-Week Journey to Overcome Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Paperback ISBN: 1844096777
A 12 WEEK JOURNEY TO PEACE OF MIND Will help anyone who experiences any of the following: Stress at home or in the workplace General Anxiety State or Anxiety Disorders such as OCD and Phobias Panic Attacks Depression, Low Mood or Melancholia Low Confidence and Self-Esteem If you have reached Breakdown or Burnout, this unique and life changing book will be invaluable to you. Whilst working in a mental health setting for 30 years Mary Heath soon discovered that everyone she encountered shared a similar problem: no one appeared to have any knowledge at all of how to cope with the stress of life and its consequences. The great majority of patients had no coping skills or strategies at all. No one had been taught how to deal with stress, and many didn’t even know what stress was and why they felt so helpless, so alone and so afraid. Mary on the other hand had a very large tool box and a set of skills that helped all of them to change their lives around and become healthier and stronger in every way. Having been trained in many disciplines in the field of stress, anxiety, depression and personal development she was able to tailor an individual’s requirements, according to their specific needs. Working with a wide-ranging and extensive variety of therapies Mary taught people not just how to cope but how to really live again. Many of the techniques and therapies Mary used can be found in this book and include: The Simple Principles of the Philosophy of Yoga Pranayama--a unique sequence of breath control exercises Relaxation, Meditation and Mindfulness Stress and Anxiety Management Depression Management Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Self-Esteem and Confidence Building Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Life Coaching