FOLSOM, Calif. –
(PRWEB) March 13, 2013 -- It can be easy to develop a negative attitude, especially when depression, anxiety and physical pain play a role. This new journal is designed to help people develop a different approach to life, focusing on the positive aspects and coaching readers to reach inner peace. The author approaches life like a garden, comparing negative thoughts to weeds that must be pulled and positive thoughts to a crop that must be cultivated.
“Using Mindfulness and Positive Focus to Ease Depression, Anxiety and Pain: A 30-Day Journal” serves up advice and clear mindfulness-based exercises promoting a sanctuary of sorts from the painful experiences that can arise in everyday life. The author defines “mindfulness” as “paying attention to the present moment, without judging that moment as good or bad, painful or pain free, positive or negative,” adding that paying attention to the present moment “allows us to fully live in the present moment.”
The journal includes self-rating exercises to take stock of physiological, mental, emotional and spiritual states; meditation; body scans to really concentrate on parts of the body; awareness exercises; and positive statements. Easy-to-fill-in pages for each day of the journal provide reminders of the exercises, and a list of references offers further resources for those interested in changing their lives for the better.
Author Marcia Hillary, PhD, is a psychologist and coach trained in mindfulness techniques by master facilitators Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli. Hillary also is trained and certified in guided imagery and clinical hypnosis and works with individuals, couples and groups. She belongs to the American Psychological Association, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the Institute of Noetic Sciences, among others.
For additional information, please visit http://www.marciahillaryphd.com.
Using Mindfulness and Positive Focus to Ease Depression, Anxiety and Pain: A 30-Day Journal
Marcia Hillary, PhD
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-1409-8 84 pages $10.95 US
Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.
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