For General Readers
An Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of MeritYou 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 apowerful new alternative that can help you break free of anxiety by fundamentally changing how you relate to it. With clarityand 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 ofworry and fear; and achieving a new level of emotional and physical well-being.
An Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Self-Help Book of MeritWhat 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.
Developed over decades of ongoing clinical research, acceptance-based behavioral therapy (ABBT) is a flexible framework with proven effectiveness for treating anxiety disorders and co-occurring problems. This authoritative guide provides a complete overview of ABBT along with practical guidelines for assessment, case formulation, and individualized intervention. Clinicians learn powerful ways to help clients reduce experiential avoidance; cultivate acceptance, self-compassion, and mindful awareness; and increase engagement in personally meaningful behaviors. Illustrated with vivid case material, the book includes 29 reproducible handouts and forms. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download printable copies of the reproducible materials and audio recordings of guided meditation practices. A separate website for clients includes the audio recordings only.
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