Stress Management
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.
Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion Into Energy That Empowers You
Emotional Rescue
How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion Into Energy That Empowers You
Paperback      ISBN: 0143130412
In this life-changing book, acclaimed Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche shows how to free yourself from being a victim of your emotions by gaining the awareness and understanding that will help you harness their power.

Emotions bring color and meaning to our lives, but they can also put us on an exhausting rollercoaster ride that takes us to blissful peak states, the depths of delusion and despair, and everything in between. It is only by learning to relate to our emotions skillfully that we benefit from their richness and glean wisdom, rather than letting them control us. Emotions get their power from a simple but deep-seated source: our lack of self-knowledge. When we bring awareness to our experience of emotions, something truly amazing happens--they lose their power to make us miserable.
In this book, Rinpoche leads us through the three steps of his Emotional Rescue Plan. Mindful Gap is the practice of creating a safe distance between you and your emotions, which gives you the psychological space to work with their energy. Clear Seeing involves recognizing the bigger picture. Last, Letting Go is the practice of releasing stressful physical and emotional energy through exercise, relaxation, and awareness. With each step, we become increasingly familiar with the inner workings of our emotions, seeing straight to the heart of anger, fear, passion, jealousy, and pride. With time and practice, instead of leading us astray, our emotions become our guide towards living a more compassionate, creative, and fulfilling life.
The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness: How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day
The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness
How Mindfulness Can Change Your Life in Ten Minutes a Day
Paperback      ISBN: 1250104904

Quiet the mind, feel less stressed, less tired, and achieve a new level of calm and fulfillment in just ten minutes a day

Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk, the Voice of Headspace, and the UK's foremost mindfulness expert, is on a mission: to get people to take 10 minutes out of their day to sit in the here and now.

Like his readers and students, Andy began his own meditation practice as a normal, busy person with everyday concerns, and he has since designed a program of mindfulness and guided meditation that fits neatly into a jam-packed daily routine--proving that just 10 minutes a day can make a world of difference.

Accessible and portable, The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness offers simple but powerful meditation techniques that positively impact every area of physical and mental health: from productivity and focus, to stress and anxiety relief, sleep, weight-loss, personal relationships...the benefits are limitless. The result? More headspace, less stress. Andy brings this ancient practice into the modern world, tailor made for the most time starved among us.

Switch off after work * Fall asleep at night * Feel less anxious, sad, or angry * Control your cravings * Find a healthy weight
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.
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
Pantsdrunk: Kalsarikanni: The Finnish Path to Relaxation
Pantsdrunk: Kalsarikanni
The Finnish Path to Relaxation
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062855891

Danes have hygge. Swedes have lagom. But the Finns have the best - kalsariokanni or pantsdrunk - drinking at home, alone, in your underwear.

When it comes to happiness rankings, Finland always scores near the top. Many Finnish phenomena set the bar high: the best education system, gender equality, a flourishing welfare state, sisu or bull-headed pluck. Behind all of these accomplishments lies a Finnish ability to stay calm, healthy and content in a riptide of endless tasks and temptations. The ability comes from the practice of kalsarikanni translated as pantsdrunk.

Peel off your clothes down to your underwear. Place savory or sweet snacks within reach alongside your bed or sofa. Make sure your television remote control is nearby along with any and all devices to access social media. Open your preferred alcohol. Your journey toward inner strength, higher quality of life, and peace of mind has begun.

--Elite Daily
Notes on a Nervous Planet
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.
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.
Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
Spark
The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
Paperback      ISBN: 0316113514
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.
Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks
Don't Panic
Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0061582441

Exploring all of the cutting-edge treatments and up-to-date information, this new edition of Don't Panic will show you how to conquer fear and face anxiety attacks with confidence

Don't Panic has established itself as the definitive book on learning how to overcome panic and anxiety. Now in this major revision the book offers readers 50 pages of new material supported by the most up to date research in anxiety treatment. Topics that will be thoroughly updated include the use of medication, physical causes of panic-like symptoms, and panic associated with major health problems such as heart and lung disorders, as well as depression. The treatment of anxiety is pushing further into confrontational measures, and this new edition will reflect that shift and explain it in detail.

A leading international expert in panic and anxiety disorders, psychologist R. Reid Wilson, Ph.D., offers a straightforward, and remarkably effective self-help program for overcoming panic and coping with anxious fears. With insight and compassion, Dr. Wilson shows you:

-how a panic attack happens

-a detailed five-step strategy for controlling the moment of panic

-how to master specific problem solving skills, breathing exercises, and focused thinking during anxiety provoking times

-eleven ways to control the chronic muscle tensions that increase anxiety

-techniques to master the two most common distresses: fear of flying and social anxiety

-the most comprehensive evaluation of all medications currently recommended for anxiety disorders

-the eight attitudes that promote recovery from anxiety disorders

-how to establish reachable goals and gradually increase your involvement and enjoyment in life

More than 19 million Americans suffer from anxiety. It is one of the most treatable disorders, but only about one-third of sufferers ever receive treatment. This new edition offers the necessary and up to date information that will continue to serve as a valuable resource.