Books

For General Readers

The Mindful Way Through Anxiety

An Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of Merit
You can’t just “get over” anxiety. In fact, the very things most people do to try to feel better—avoiding feared situations, pushing worry out of mind—only make the problem worse. Leading psychologists Susan M. Orsillo and Lizabeth Roemer present a powerful new alternative that can help you break free of anxiety by fundamentally changing how you relate to it. With clarity and compassion, this book describes clinically tested mindfulness practices specifically tailored for anxiety in its many forms. Learn step-by-step strategies for gaining awareness of anxious feelings without letting them escalate; loosening the grip of worry and fear; and achieving a new level of emotional and physical well-being. Sample Chapter

Worry Less, Live More

What prevents people from making meaningful changes and achieving their dreams? For many, worry, fear, or negativity are stumbling blocks that can be extraordinarily difficult to overcome. This effective workbook provides a blueprint for using mindfulness to start living life to the fullest. The book is packed with stories, examples, “Try This” exercises, planning tools, and meditation and acceptance practices that build self-knowledge and self-compassion. Armed with a deeper understanding of what they really value and how anxiety is holding them back, readers are guided to take a personalized path toward greater emotional freedom.

For Professionals

Mindfulness & Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapies in Practice

Accessible and practical, this book provides a unified framework for integrating acceptance and mindfulness into cognitive-behavioral practice. The authors interweave elements of acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, mindfulness-based relapse prevention, and dialectical behavior therapy. They demonstrate how to conduct an assessment, develop a case formulation, and derive a flexible treatment plan for each patient. Vivid case examples and transcripts illustrate the entire process of therapy, showing how treatment can be tailored for different presenting problems and concerns. More than two dozen reproducible handouts and forms are included. This title is part of the Guides to Individualized Evidence-Based Treatment Series, edited by Jacqueline B. Persons. Sample Chapter
Praise for Mindful Way Through Anxiety
“Potentially of great benefit to anyone suffering from anxiety in this era of relentless drivenness, social isolation, stress, and perpetual digital distraction. The authors’ wise counsel based on their own clinical experience and research, coupled with vivid stories of their own and other people’s lives, provide compelling evidence for why mindfulness is so important in reclaiming your life, and effective guidance in how to go about it in meaningful and very practical ways.”
—Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD., Co-author: The Mindful Way Through Depression and author of Letting Everything Become Your Teacher
“This superb book shows how mindfulness can help ease the ravages of anxiety. Nobody knows more about this topic than Drs. Orsillo and Roemer, and their approach will be a godsend for many.”
—David H. Barlow, PhD., ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Founder and Director Emeritus, Center of Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University

Copyright © 2014. Lizabeth Roemer and Susan M. Orsillo. All rights reserved.
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