Embracing anxiety : how to access the genius of this vital emotion / Karla McLaren, M.Ed.
Förlag: Sounds True
ISBN: 978-1-68364-441-5 1-68364-441-7
Omfång: x, 250 sidor ; 21 cm
"Anxiety is a brilliant and vigilant emotion that looks ahead and helps you prepare for the future. But you wouldn't know any of that if you looked for books on anxiety or listened to people complain about it. In most cases, anxiety is treated as something to tamp down, rationalize away, repress, or extinguish. In Embracing Anxiety, you'll explore this wonderful emotion and learn how to listen to it, how to work with it, and how to access its wisdom. You'll also learn how to distinguish it from fear (which helps you focus on the present moment), from confusion (which helps you take a time out from focus when you need a break), and from panic (which is a life-saving emotion that helps you fight, flee, or freeze when you need to). In eight concise chapters, you'll learn to see anxiety as a significant and essential part of your emotional realm and your ability to get things done. You'll learn how to identify anxiety clearly, work with it creatively, and develop a healthy relationship with it. When your anxiety is healthy and well-situated in your psyche, it will contribute gifts and wisdom that are irreplaceable"--
Embracing the foresight and focus of anxiety -- Meeting your four emotion families -- Mindfulness practices for nurturing your emotional genius -- Conscious questioning for anxiety -- The difference between fear, confusion, panic, and anxiety -- Tending to panic and anxiety -- Setting clear boundaries with anger and anxiety -- Doing your best work with shame and anxiety -- The surprising genius of depression and anxiety -- Balancing the happiness family and anxiety -- When anxiety is a vital tool in your career (and your life) -- Self-care in anxious times.