'We have to shift from a mindset of shame, which sees anxiety as evidence of brokenness, to a mindset of curiosity, which recognizes that anxiety is evidence of our sensitive heart, our imaginative mind and our soul's desire to grow towards wholeness.' Three million people are thought to suffer from anxiety in the UK, and it is an issue that affects a growing number of people across all ages. For anyone troubled by obsessive thoughts, insomnia and other manifestations of anxiety, counsellor Sheryl Paul offers shelter in the storm. In The Wisdom of Anxiety, Paul reveals that anxiety, like any emotion, is a signal - a clear bodily invitation to heal and renew your trust in your choices, self-image and core values. Weaving together practical exercises with personal stories, Paul offers medication-free approaches for accessing the gifts in different kinds of anxiety, and especially the anxiety summoned by life's transitions, for example a career change, becoming parents or becoming carers for loved ones. Chapters include recognising the symptoms of anxiety, its origins, the myth of 'normal', the expectation of happiness and a timeline of healing that includes exercises for the body and mind. There are also chapters on parenting in an age of anxiety and the vulnerability of connection and relationships.
A classic look at man's search for certainty from the acclaimed expert on Eastern philosophy In this fascinating book, Alan Watts explores man's quest for psychological security, examining our efforts to find spiritual and intellectual certainty in the realms of religion and philosophy. The Wisdom of Insecurity underlines the importance of our search for stability in an age where human life seems particularly vulnerable and uncertain.Watts argues our insecurity is the consequence of trying to be secure and that, ironically, salvation and sanity lie in the recognition that we have no way of saving ourselves. Alan Watts was the foremost Western expert on Eastern thought, specialising in Zen Buddhism. He was the author of a number of books on the philosophy and psychology of religion, which have continued to be in popular demand over the past forty years.
Nearly everyone in this world has experienced the feeling of being afraid, worried, anxious, nervous, or even panicky. The everyday term for this is anxiety, and it is perfectly normal to have this experience. However, it's the degree and level of how you handle it is what matters at the end of the day and since anxiety can ultimately lead to anxiety attacks, and also linked to many life-threatening phobias and conditions, educating oneself is crucial.There are millions of adults today who are afraid of the dark and suffers from insomnia. They often have to wait till the sun rises before they can get any rest. However, if a child (or even the adult) is educated in this area and gain immense confidence, and realize early from the start that there's nothing to fear or worry about, the problem is solved permanently right there and then.
By dipping into this little book of simple Zen Buddhist sayings, you can calm your anxiety and return serenity to your soul. Are you feeling stress and anxiety from the demands of daily life? Do you feel overwhelmed by your to-do list and the constant deluge of information from all quarters? Are you unhappy with your life and envious of those around you? At times like these it's important to step back and take a breath. Zen meditation may conjure up images of sitting in silence for long hours, but according to Buddhist monk and author Shinsuke Hosokawa, Zen can be summed up as "the knowledge needed for a person to live life with a positive outlook." With this in mind, he has produced this charmingly illustrated collection of thoughts and sayings to help you live life with less stress and anxiety. The sayings include: Pay attention to what is right in front of your eyes Nothing happens by chance. Every encounter has its meaning Be careful not to confuse the means and the purpose Keep flowing just like water Nothing will control you Even a bad day is a good day Check the ground beneath your feet when you're in trouble You'll never walk alone These 52 mindful sayings mirror the 52 steps traditionally taken to achieve Buddhist enlightenment, and they also coincide with the 52 weeks of the year--passing through the seasons, both in the natural world and our lives. Each page has an illustration and a simple, meditative reflection to help you see into your own heart, accept your current state of being, reduce anxiety and find peace. Whatever the time of year, whatever your time of life, by browsing the pages of this book you are sure to quickly find a piece of universal wisdom that will resonate with your soul.
Best Spiritual Books of 2018 - Spirituality & Practice Zen wisdom for identifying the causes of mental and emotional anxiety epidemic in today's world and for finding the path to a peaceful heart in the midst of them--a path that leads directly though the center of the anxiety we're trying to escape. Wrestling with fear doesn’t have to be a negative experience. This book offers an approach to life that unlocks a new way of thinking and being in the world, one that leads directly through the center of the anxieties we seek to avoid. Written in the style of an owner’s manual, a guide to being human, Burkett focuses on areas of pain and anxiety as they tend to manifest for modern people: feelings of unworthiness, and issues surrounding sex, money, failure, and even death. Providing wisdom from Zen (channeled through his many experiences as a psychotherapist) and using language and metaphors from popular culture, he takes anxiety and teaches us to turn those fears into the building blocks of a fulfilling life.
You're late to a meeting and caught in traffic. Your toddler is screaming and your in-laws just showed up. You're about to give an important presentation but you've misplaced your notes—and you're beginning to panic. We all find ourselves in situations that stir up anxiety. And for many of us, our fear and worry have reached debilitating levels. How can we stay balanced and live up to our potential when fear and anxiety seem so easily to get the best of us? According to Dr. Friedemann Schaub, the answer lies in the subconscious mind—the source of our most challenging emotions and the key to the wisdom they offer. The Fear and Anxiety Solution presents Dr. Schaub's breakthrough and empowerment program for learning to understand, direct, and utilize the subconscious mind as our greatest ally on the path to health and wholeness. The processes and tools of each chapter will show you how to consciously work with your subconscious mind to pinpoint and understand the root causes and deeper meanings of your fear and anxiety, release emotional blocks from the past, and “shine more of who you truly are out into the world.” Through step-by-step guidance, Dr. Schaub explains how to transform fear and anxiety into healing catalysts that lead to greater confidence, self-worth, and success, as he illuminates: The five principles for change—awareness, flexibility, choice, actualization, and readjustment How to address inner conflicts, stored emotions, and limiting beliefs—the three subconscious root causes of fear and anxiety A five-step process for effectively eliminating negative self-talk and mind-racing How to manage “free-floating anxiety” The Parts Reintegration Process, a powerful method for peace of mind, increased energy, and improved health The Pattern Resolution Process for releasing subconsciously stored fear and anxiety How to replace your old anxiety-driven identity with a new foundation of self-empowerment at the cellular level “The more unresolved fear and anxiety you've stored in your subconscious, the more untapped potential awaits you,” explains Dr. Schaub. With The Fear and Anxiety Solution, now you have the tools to change faster and perform better in every aspect of your life through the power of conscious-subconscious collaboration. The Fear and Anxiety Solution is the 2012 Independent Publisher Award Gold Medal Winner and the USA Best-Book Award Winner in the category best new-self-help book. “The Fear and Anxiety Solution is beautifully written and loaded with the truth that can free you from the adverse effects of fear and anxiety. I highly recommend this book!" —Christiane Northrup, MD, physician and author of the New York Times bestsellers Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause “This book is so much more than a solution for fear and anxiety. It will educate you, guide you, empower you, and heal you. Dr. Schaub has uniquely blended the current wisdom on the subconscious power of the mind-body-spirit connection, and how to use it in daily empowerment practices that will transform your life for the better. His strategies truly represent a breakthrough process for using your subconscious mind for healing and empowerment. I highly recommend it to my patients, medical residents, and colleagues. And I recommend it to you.” —Steven Gurgevich, PhD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine “This book can help you to abandon your past and achieve your potential. We are created with the potential to heal our wounds but we must be ready to step forward, practice, participate in the process, and not live with the fear and anxiety of failure. If you are ready, the coach has appeared. Show up for practice by reading and learning what this practical and wise book has to offer.” —Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Faith, Hope, and Healing and A Book of Miracles
A groundbreaking guide centering around the Enneagramthe most popular system for personality typingpresents a vast array of insight for determining personality types, from recognizing each type's WakeUp Call and Red Flag to letting go of selfdefeating habits and reactions. Original.
Despite the availability of "Stuff," our lives are often not very fulfilling. As we pursue one shiny object after another we come to the realization that none of it is making us happy. And worse still, it estranges us from our true purpose in life. There must be another way. Alan Watts, in his book the Wisdom of Insecurity proposes a solution. In this edition of Summary Shorts, we will analyze and summarize the ideas put forth in The Wisdom of Insecurity and learn how to truly experience life when consumerism fails us. Enjoy!
The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety (1951) by Alan W. Watts argues that the cause of human frustration and anxiety is people’s inability to live fully in the present, and their futile quest for psychological security. Drawing on Eastern philosophy and religion, with an emphasis on Buddhism, Watts explores why humans are so dissatisfied and unhappy. Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
Despite the availability of "Stuff," our lives are often not very fulfilling. As we pursue one shiny object after another we come to the realization that none of it is making us happy. And worse still, it estranges us from our true purpose in life. There must be another way. Alan Watts, in his book the Wisdom of Insecurity proposes a solution. In this edition of Summary Zoom, we will analyze and summarize the ideas put forth in The Wisdom of Insecurity and learn how to truly experience life when consumerism fails us. Enjoy!
In LIVING LIKE YOU MEAN IT, author Ronald J. Frederick, does a brilliant job of describing why people are so afraid of their emotions and how this fear creates a variety of problems in their lives. While the problems are different, the underlying issue is often the same. At the core of their distress is what Dr. Frederick refers to as feelings phobia. Whether it s the experience of love, joy, anger, sadness, or surprise, our inborn ability to be a fully feeling person has been hijacked by fear--and it s fear that s keeping us from a better life. The book begins with a questionnaire-style list that help readers take an honest look at themselves and recognize whether and how they are afraid of their feelings. It then moves on to explore the origins of fear of feeling and introduces a four-part program for overcoming the fear: (1) Become aware of and learn to recognize feelings--anger, sadness, joy, love, fear, guilt/shame, surprise, disgust. (2) Master techniques for taming the fear. (3) Let the feeling work its way all the way through to its resolution. (4) Open up and put those feelings into words and communicate them confidently. With wisdom, humor, and compassion, the book uses stories and examples to help readers see that overcoming feelings phobia is the key to a better life and more fulfilling relationships.
The Wisdom of Love examines the seemingly contradictory claims of universalism and partisanship for the ethnic or racial Other. In discussions of topics ranging from the work of the Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Lévinas to the Dreyfus Affair of the 1890s to the contending positions of Right and Left in the recent culture wars in Europe and the Americas, Finkielkraut cautions against both an unreflective universalism and an equally inflexible advocacy of the Other. He argues instead that genuine respect for the Other is inseparable from calls for universal justice and equality. Rather than being opposites, otherness and universalism are, for Finkielkraut, inextricably bound to one another.
This book is the result of several years of exploration, research, and thought on one of the most urgent problems of our day. Clinical experience has proved to psychologists and psychiatrists generally that the central problem in psychotherapy is the nature of anxiety. To the extent that we have been able to solve that problem, we have made a beginning in understanding the causes of integration and disintegration of personality. This study seeks to bring together in one volume the theories of anxiety offered by modern explorers in different areas of our culture, to discover the common elements in these theories, and to formulate these concepts so that we shall have some common ground for further inquiry. If the synthesis of anxiety theory presented here serves the purpose of producing some coherence and order in this field, a good part of the writer's goal will have been achieved. For those interested in a comparative survey of modern schools of psychotherapy, this volume should serve as a convenient textbook, presenting as it does the views of a dozen leaders in this field. There is no better way to understand these various schools than to compare their theories of anxiety. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved).
An invaluable guide to Freud’s terminology and work. Repression, ego, analysis, neurosis—the language of psychology permeates our modern vocabulary. The brilliant observations of Sigmund Freud form not only the basis for psychoanalysis but also much of our current understanding of the human condition. This essential and approachable guide offers an A-to-Z glossary of terminology defined in Freud’s own words, including his diagnostic and treatment recommendations as well as his well-known works, including dream interpretation, the Oedipal complex, and the practice of psychoanalysis. This ebook features a new introduction, image gallery, and index of the Hebrew alphabet.
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or sad? This collection of daily reflections will lift your spirits and remind you of God's great love for you. Drawing from Scripture, the wisdom of the saints, and pastoral expertise, Anne Costa has written a spiritual resource that will enable you to look upon each day with hope. This book will help anyone who is overwhelmed by life or struggling with anxiety or depression to find peace and renew their connection with God and others.
The first major study of America scientist's encounters with Cold War anticommunism in the decade after WWII. Wang demonstrates the stifling effects of anticommunist ideology on the politics of science.