I have been a fan of Brene Brown for a long time. I have used her TED videos in teaching graduate students and as a introduction in group therapy sessions AND I recommend her books to most of my clients at some point in time. She has a gift for storytelling and her stories all stem from both her research on shame and vulnerability and her life. Her book Daring Greatly will seem familiar to those who viewed her TED talk. If you are wrestling with shame (and this is true for most of us alive on the planet) and desire a way to increase your joy this is great book to read.
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Anxiety is a double edged sword. The best method for dealing with anxiety is to engage in thinking and behavior that keeps us in the present, but when in the throes of the emotional and physical symptoms sitting still and trying to find peace seems an impossible task. There are lots of methods for dealing with our anxiety and not any single method is the best method for everyone. Meditation can encompass everything from learning to sit quietly, breathe and chant “OM” to embracing a quiet mind while on your daily run.
A book that I often suggest for clients who have experienced trauma and a looking for a tool to calm their anxious mind is Invisible Heroes by Bellaruth Naparstack. This book provides information on how the brain functions after a traumatic event, why some folks struggle with traditional talk therapy in dealing with trauma and provides guided imagery exercises for survivors of trauma to start healing using the science she presents. It is an informative book that provides lots of healing information.
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