Praise

Advance Praise for Worry Less, Live More

“When we are struggling with worry or fear, we often try to stop doing so through sheer force of will. This book offers a different path. Drs. Orsillo and Roemer show us the way to change our responses to what we feel and do, and infuse the present moment with curiosity and compassion. If you repeat these simple strategies, you can dare to choose the future you want–and put together a life you love.
— Reid Wilson, PhD, author of Stopping the Noise in Your Head
“This book will help you move seamlessly along a path of personal transformation. The beauty of the authors’ approach is that it combines mindful awareness with taking action to pursue what you value. For anyone seeking relief from worry, this is among the best guides I have seen.”
— Kristin Neff, PhD, author of Self-Compassion
“This wonderfully no-nonsense book provides multiple ways to help free yourself from chronic worry and anxiety. Thoroughly grounded in science, yet engaging and easy to understand, this is an important roadmap for leading a happier and more fulfilling life.”
— Zindel V. Segal, PhD, coauthor of The Mindful Way through Depression
“The pace of life is quickening and challenges abound–it’s hard to stop worrying about what’s going to happen next. Now we have an easy-to-use workbook on how to regain control of our lives by practicing mindful awareness. Written by two of the world’s experts on this topic, this book can help you slow down and begin once again to experience the joy of living.
— David H. Barlow, PhD, ABPP, coauthor of 10 Steps to Mastering Stress
“Taking a step-by-step approach, this well-written workbook will help people struggling with anxiety and worry to get unstuck and start living again.”
— Steven C. Hayes, PhD, author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

Praise for The Mindful Way Through Anxiety

“Working in anxiety disorders research and treatment for 20-plus years, Orsillo and Roemer present a valuable summary of their ten-year, NIH-funded focus on researching and treating anxiety. The authors developed a method that helps sufferers fundamentally change their relationship with anxiety. In clear, compassionate language, they describe how to gain awareness of anxious feelings without letting them escalate, how to reap the benefits of emotional and physical well-being, and how to open one´s life to inspiring new possibilities. Among the array of titles on various anxiety disorders, this book manages to add an important new clinical approach to treating anxiety.”
— Library Journal
“This book is user friendly, practical, and quite comprehensive. Readers will benefit greatly from the insights and exercises provided in these pages.”
— Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness
“If you’re looking for a fresh way of relating to–and healing–anxiety, you’ll find this book an invaluable guide. The authors bring alive the path of mindfulness in a clear and accessible way.”
— Tara Brach,PhD., author of Radical Acceptance
“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
“By far the most sophisticated and engaging guide I have seen on mindfulness and anxiety. This book is a gem. Two of the field’s most knowledgeable and creative experts skillfully take you on a journey into the hidden corners of your anxious mind. With a seamless blend of interesting stories, state-of-the-art research, and exercises, this book leads you step by step toward a fuller, more meaningful life. It is an excellent resource for anyone who seeks a path to freedom from anxiety and stress.”
— Christopher K. Germer, PhD., author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion
“There are lots of books out there that propose to teach you how to beat anxiety –The Mindful Way Through Anxiety is destined to be one of the best. Orsillo and Roemer are experts in the science of beating anxiety, and they bring their science down to earth in a way that is at once readable, informative, and practical.”
— David F. Tolin, PhD., ABPP, Director, Anxiety Disorders Center, The Institute of Living
“Anxiety is an emotion that begs us to mishandle it through worry and rumination. In a careful, step-by-step fashion, Drs. Orsillo and Roemer show you how to use mindfulness to break free from the grip of anxiety and move forward now toward the kind of life you want to live.”
— Steven C. Hayes, PhD, author of Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

Praise for Mindfulness-and Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapies in Practice

“Wide ranging in its coverage and grounded in its delivery, this book illustrates the nuts and bolts of mindfulness- and acceptance-based clinical care without straying far from the authors’ behavioral roots. This impressive volume will prove indispensable to therapists, students, and researchers eager to learn about the promise these models hold.”
— Zindel V. Segal, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada
“Roemer and Orsillo provide a practical, balanced, and comprehensive review of mindfulness- and acceptance-based treatments for anxiety, depression, and a range of other problems. They also discuss how these strategies can be used in the context of other behavioral approaches. This is an essential book for anyone planning to integrate mindfulness and acceptance-based strategies into his or her clinical practice, from the novice to the seasoned therapist.”
— Martin M. Antony, PhD, ABPP, Professor and Director of Graduate Training, Department of Psychology, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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