Emotional Health Books

Find emotional wellness techniques such as mindfulness and reiki, info on anger and anxiety, and tips for tackling depression and building willpower. Plus wisdom to soothe your sometimes-stormy heart.

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Reiki For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Published 06-20-2022

Millions of people seek ways to relax, promote healing, or connect with their higher selves. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a simple but profound healing system developed in Japan. The Reiki system is universal because it can be used by people of any background or religion. Reiki For Dummies explains how you can harness this energy for yourself.

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Anxiety and Depression Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Published 04-04-2022

Struggling to cope with anxiety and/or depression? Have no fear ― this friendly, easy-to-follow guide focuses on helping you pinpoint the root of your problems and find relief from your symptoms. With concise, eye-opening exercises, you'll understand how to assess your current situation, remove the roadblocks to change, face your fears, and improve your view of yourself and the world around you.

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Anger Management For Dummies

Published 09-28-2021

<p><b>Learn to mitigate&nbsp;your anger&nbsp;and take charge of your life&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Everyone experiences anger from time to time, but when left unchecked or unbridled, this normal human emotion can become&nbsp;disruptive&nbsp;and&nbsp;damage&nbsp;relationships. If&nbsp;you&rsquo;re ready to stop letting&nbsp;anger&nbsp;control your life,&nbsp;turn to&nbsp;<i>Anger Management&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies.</i>&nbsp;This&nbsp;trusted source&nbsp;gives&nbsp;you&nbsp;tools&nbsp;to identify the source of&nbsp;your&nbsp;anger&mdash;whether it&rsquo;s fear, depression, anxiety, or stress&mdash;and&nbsp;offers ways to&nbsp;deal with the &ldquo;flight or fight&rdquo;&nbsp;instinct&nbsp;that anger produces,&nbsp;allowing you to&nbsp;release yourself&nbsp;and your life&nbsp;from its&nbsp;grip.</p> <p><i>Anger Management&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;outlines&nbsp;specific anger management methods, skills, and exercises&nbsp;that you can use to take control of your&nbsp;feelings and actions.&nbsp;It provides:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Information on the different kinds of rage, including&nbsp;road, air, and&nbsp;office&nbsp;</li> <li>A look at&nbsp;Intermittent Explosive Disorder&nbsp;(IED)&nbsp;and how to&nbsp;manage&nbsp;aggression&nbsp;</li> <li>Advice on&nbsp;how to deal with angry children&nbsp;and&nbsp;teens&nbsp;</li> <li>Details on&nbsp;how anger is related to the "fight, flight, or freeze" response of the&nbsp;nervous system and prepares you to fight (for good or bad)&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Overcoming anger issues requires support, mindfulness, and a bit of practice&mdash;all of which this book provides.&nbsp;When you&rsquo;re ready to&nbsp;face your triggers and&nbsp;change your perspective on the emotions of anger or rage,&nbsp;let&nbsp;<i>Anger Management&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;give you&nbsp;the&nbsp;helping hand&nbsp;you&nbsp;need.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Self-Compassion For Dummies

Published 07-07-2021

<p><b>Become your own best friend and reap the life-changing benefits!&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Being kind to yourself might sound simple, but self-compassion can change your life dramatically (and most of us are WAY kinder to others than to ourselves)&nbsp;&nbsp;<i>Self-Compassion&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;will help you discover self-critical thoughts and&nbsp;self-defeating&nbsp;behaviors that are holding you back from fulfilling your potential&nbsp;and explore how you can&nbsp;learn to work around these&nbsp;things to find your way to more joy and satisfaction. We often think being hard on ourselves will help motivate us to be better people, but Dr. Steven Hickman&rsquo;s&nbsp;review of the&nbsp;research&nbsp;finds&nbsp;that just the opposite is true. When you learn to love and appreciate yourself completely&nbsp;(as an imperfect human with messy feelings and uncomfortable thoughts), you free yourself up to achieve great things. This book will show you how!&nbsp;</p> <p>Befriending&nbsp;yourself&nbsp;and coping mindfully with the challenges of everyday life&nbsp;is easy with this practical guide.&nbsp;You&rsquo;ll learn how to give yourself a taste of your own medicine by&nbsp;turning&nbsp;understanding, acceptance, and love&mdash;stuff you already do for others all the time&mdash;inward.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Discover the research behind self-compassion and learn how it can help you&nbsp;face your&nbsp;insecurities and life a fuller life&nbsp;as a result&nbsp;</li> <li>Cultivate feelings of self-worth, acceptance,&nbsp;and love for&nbsp;someone who really deserves it&mdash;you!&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> <li>Explore&nbsp;the potential of&nbsp;self-compassion&nbsp;to address self-criticism, perfectionism, shame, self-doubt, anxiety,&nbsp;and anger&nbsp;</li> <li>Work through evidence-based&nbsp;exercises and practices&nbsp;to easily master the art of self-compassion&nbsp;as a daily way of being and not just an esoteric exercise&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Now more than ever, we need to offer support and love to ourselves.&nbsp;Thankfully, this is a skill we can all develop with a little help from&nbsp;<i>Self-Compassion&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies.&nbsp;</i></p>

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Depression For Dummies

Published 04-06-2021

<p><b>The&nbsp;good&nbsp;news&nbsp;on beating the blues&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Do you want the good, the bad, or the best news first? OK, the bad news is that&nbsp;an estimated&nbsp;264+ million people&nbsp;worldwide&nbsp;suffer from&nbsp;a depressive illness.&nbsp;The good news is that we know how to defeat these illnesses better than ever before using a growing range of highly effective psychotherapies, medications, and other therapeutic methods that are improving all the time. And the best news: because of these advances, the majority&nbsp; of&nbsp;people&nbsp;no longer&nbsp;need to suffer&nbsp;the debilitating&mdash;and sometimes dangerous&mdash;effects of long-term depressive illness.</p> <p>The new edition of&nbsp;<i>Depression&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;shows how you can make this happen for you by providing&nbsp;the latest and best&nbsp;information&nbsp;on how to&nbsp;banish&nbsp;the noonday demon and&nbsp;bring&nbsp;the&nbsp;sunshine back into your&nbsp;world.&nbsp;In&nbsp;this&nbsp;friendly, cheerful,&nbsp;no-nonsense guide, leading clinical psychologists Laura L. Smith and Charles H. Elliot&nbsp;give you the straight talk on&nbsp;what&nbsp;you face&nbsp;and&nbsp;proven,&nbsp;practical advice on&nbsp;how&nbsp;to&nbsp;punch back&nbsp;and&nbsp;win.&nbsp;Showing&nbsp;you&nbsp;how&nbsp;to&nbsp;know your enemy, they&nbsp;demystify common types of depression,&nbsp;explain&nbsp;its physical effects, and&nbsp;help&nbsp;identify&nbsp;the kind you have.&nbsp;Armed in this way, you&nbsp;can&nbsp;take&nbsp;firmer&nbsp;steps toward&nbsp;the&nbsp;lifestyle changes&mdash;as well&nbsp;as therapy&nbsp;or medication&mdash;that will put you back in control.</p> <ul> <li>Learn about&nbsp;different forms of depression&nbsp;</li> <li>Build simple, daily habits into your life that&nbsp;help banish the blues&nbsp;</li> <li>Understand&nbsp;conventional, alternative, and experimental therapies&nbsp;</li> <li>Move&nbsp;on:&nbsp;avoid relapses and stay happy!&nbsp;&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Whatever your level of depression&mdash;occasional bouts or&nbsp;long-term&mdash;this book gives you the insight, the tools, and the&nbsp;inner strength and persistence to put&nbsp;enjoyment back in your life.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

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Resilience For Dummies

Published 03-03-2021

<p><b>What doesn't kill you makes you stronger! Activate your natural ability to thrive with <i>Resilience For Dummies</i></b></p> <p>Stress, anxiety, and exhaustion are all-too-common features of our crazy-paced, curveball-throwing contemporary existence, and it's sometimes hard to see how we can make it from one week to the next intact. But there's a solution to the struggle: resilience! In <i>Resilience For Dummies</i>, Dr. Eva Selhub&mdash;former Harvard Medical School instructor and director of the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital for six years&mdash;outlines the proven steps we can all take toward optimal resilience to build healthier, more purposeful, and increasingly joyful lives.</p> <p>The six pillars of resilience are: physical vitality, emotional equilibrium, mental toughness and clarity, spiritual purpose, healthy personal relationships, and being an inspiring leader and part of a wider community or team. Dr. Selhub explains why each of these foundations is crucial to flourishing, how fortifying them gives us a base for attacking stress, hardship, and failure head-on, and how this confrontation then develops the strength we need for transformative change within our personal and professional lives.</p> <ul> <li>Know how genetics, education, and culture contribute to resilience</li> <li>Avoid learned helplessness and the victim mindset</li> <li>Harmonize stress and make it work for you</li> <li>Clear negative emotions and find your bliss</li> <li>Build up your physical, mental, and spiritual muscles</li> </ul> <p>Dr. Selhub's six pillars of resilience show you how to channel your inner strength, face down whatever trouble comes your way, and come out thriving on the other side.</p>

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Anxiety For Dummies

Published 01-07-2021

<p><b>Take control of your anxiety&mdash;and start living your life</b></p> <p>Feel like your life is spinning out of control? Not sure how to handle what seems like constant change and chaos? You&rsquo;re not alone&mdash;the world has taken some pretty crazy turns recently&mdash;but if you suffer from an anxiety disorder, you&rsquo;re likely suffering far more than you need to. Anxiety is our natural reaction to unfamiliar, stressful, and dangerous situations, but for some of us this reaction can become all-consuming and ultimately debilitating. <i>Anxiety For Dummies</i> has the antidote to this, showing you how to manage feelings of uneasiness, distress, and dread&mdash;and take back control of your life.</p> <p>In a straightforward and friendly style, clinical psychologists Charles H. Elliot and Laura L. Smith show you how to pinpoint your triggers, use proven techniques and therapies, improve health and eating habits, and make other practical changes to your lifestyle that will have you feeling better fast.</p> <ul> <li>Understand what makes you anxious and learn to let go</li> <li>Change your thinking to &ldquo;right-size&rdquo; your worry</li> <li>Evaluate self-help as an adjunct to professional therapy</li> <li>Explore healthy lifestyles and medication options</li> </ul> <p>Including updates to the clinical literature and discussions of the impacts of world events&mdash;such as COVID-19&mdash;this book has everything you need to manage your worries and put you, not them, in charge of your life.</p>

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Mindfulness For Dummies

Published 02-05-2020

<p><b>Breathe deep, declutter your mind, and start leading a healthier, happier life</b>&nbsp;</p> <p>The worry won&rsquo;t stop. You&rsquo;re feeling stressed out, the day-to-day seems overwhelming, and it seems difficult to do the simplest things. How can you escape this continual negative feedback loop? Mindfulness is the answer.&nbsp;</p> <p>Practiced by millions of people worldwide, mindfulness puts you back in a healthy relationship with yourself by teaching techniques that allow you to maintain a moment-by-moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and environment.</p> <ul> <li>Clear your mind of distracting thoughts</li> <li>Focus on breathing and other self-control techniques</li> <li>Change the wiring and makeup of your brain</li> <li>Free yourself from the stress</li> </ul> <p>With this expert, easy-to-follow guide, there's never been a better time to get to grips with mindfulness and the many ways it can help you lead a happier, healthier life.</p>

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Meditation For Dummies

Published 05-23-2016

<b>Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier life</b> <p>Meditation has been used for centuries to reduce stress, increase energy, and enhance overall health and well-being&#8212;so it's no wonder more and more people in today's fast-paced and stress-centric world are adopting this age-old practice. If you want to achieve a greater state of calmness, physical relaxation, and psychological balance, <i>Meditation For Dummies</i> is your life raft. Covering the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, this new edition explains in plain English how you can put meditation into practice today and start reaping the benefits of living a more mindful life. <p>Whether you're new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner coming back for a refresher course, this plain-English guide provides a wealth of tips and techniques for sitting (or lying) down with your mind to meditate successfully. From preparing your body for meditation to focusing your awareness and being open to the present moment, it covers everything you need to put distractions to rest and open yourself up to a meditation practice that works for you. <ul> <li>Provides the latest research on the causes of happiness and how meditation can improve your mood</li> <li>Includes a new chapter on the growing trend of meditation in the workplace</li> <li>Explains how meditation and other mindfulness practices have made their way into hospitals, schools, prison, and military groups</li> <li>Illustrates the benefits of taking time to consciously cultivate mindfulness through meditation</li> </ul> <p>If you're ready to find some zen and benefit from all meditation has to offer, this friendly guide sets you up for success.

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Managing Depression with Mindfulness For Dummies

Published 03-21-2016

<p><b>Rise above depression and build a positive future using mindfulness<br /><br /></b>If you suffer from depression, you know that it&prime;s not something you can simply snap yourself out of. Depression is a potentially debilitating condition that must be treated and managed with care, but not knowing where to turn for help can make an already difficult time feel even more harrowing. Thankfully, <i>Managing Depression with Mindfulness For Dummies</i> offers authoritative and sensitive guidance on using evidence based and NHS approved Mindfulness Based Interventions similar to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help empower you to rise above depression and discover a renewed sense of emotional wellbeing and happiness. The book offers cutting edge self-management mindfulness techniques which will help you make sense of your condition and teach you how to relate differently to negative thought patterns which so often contribute to low mood and depression.</p> <p>The World Health Organization predicts that more people will be affected by depression than any other health problem by the year 2030. While the statistics are staggering, they offer a small glimmer of hope: you aren&prime;t alone. As we continue to learn more about how depression works and how it can be treated, the practice of mindfulness proves to be an effective tool for alleviating stress, anxiety, depression, low self&ndash;esteem, and insomnia. With the tips and guidance offered inside, you&prime;ll learn how to apply the practice of mindfulness<br />to ease your symptoms of depression and get your life back.</p> <ul> <ul> <li>Heal and recover from depression mindfully</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Understand the relationship between thinking, feeling, mood, and depression</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Reduce your depression with effective mindfulness practices</li> </ul> </ul> <ul> <ul> <li>Implement positive changes and prevent relapse</li> </ul> </ul> <p>Whether you are struggling with low mood or simply wish to learn mindfulness as a way of enriching your life, <i>Managing Depression with Mindfulness For Dummies </i>serves as a beacon of light and hope on your journey to rediscovering your sense of wellbeing, joy and happiness.</p>

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