RoW – Calming Your Anxious Mind

Here’s a decent read.

Written by Dr. Jeffrey Brantley, this book was an interesting read.

The Mindfulness Solution to Anxiety

Drawing on techniques and perspectives from two seemingly different traditions, this second edition of a self-help classic offers you a powerful and profound approach to overcoming anxiety, fear, and panic. From the evidence-based tradition of Western medicine, learn the role your thoughts and emotions play in anxiety. And, from the tradition of meditation and the inquiry into meaning and purpose, discover your own potential for presence and stillness, kindness and compassion–and the tremendous power these states give you to heal and transform your life.

Use this encouraging, step-by-step program to:
· Learn about the mechanism of anxiety and the body’s fear system
· Develop a healing mindfulness practice–one breath at a time
· Start on the path to presence, stillness, compassion, and loving kindness
· Practice acceptance during mindfulness meditation
· Feel safe while opening up to fearful and anxious feelings

This book is a welcome addition to the anxiety disorders field. Comprehensive as well as clearly written, it provides a wealth of information on the use of meditation and mindfulness practice in recover from anxiety difficulties. –Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D., author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook and Coping with Anxiety

Dr. Brantley’s book is clear and warm. It takes the mystery out of meditation and explains how things that at first sight appear `ordinary’ are in fact very important. His extensive clinical experience and his empathy constantly shine through the book. –Jonathan Davidson, MD, director of the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Program at Duke University