Top Mental Health Author Jennifer Shannon Releases 3rd Book

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Makes Amazon’s number 1 new release list in Anxiety category.

Those suffering from anxiety can stop 'feeding the monkey' by ending the cycle of rewarding it by avoiding the things they fear.

Celebrated mental health author, psychotherapist, and cofounder of the Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Jennifer Shannon, LMFT, is releasing her 3rd book with New Harbinger Publications, Don’t Feed the Monkey Mind: How to Stop the Cycle of Anxiety, Fear & Worry. The book aims to show readers how to stop anxious thoughts from taking over using proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness techniques, as well as fun illustrations. By following the exercises in the book, readers will learn to identify their own anxious thoughts, question those thoughts, and uncover the core fears at play.

Just ranked #1 in Amazon’s New Release – Anxiety, Jennifer’s books have also rated #2 in Teenage Mental Health category, and as a Top 5 Amazon best-selling author. The new number #1 ranked book has also garnered her work even more praise including an interview with Social Media Powerhouse ATTN:, industry bloggers and local media. You can see all her books, media and much more info at or by calling direct at 707-703-5199.

Dennis Greenberger, PhD, coauthor of Mind Over Mood, says, “Don’t Feed the Monkey Mind is clear and easy to understand. The book will teach you simple and powerful strategies to harness fear and worry. Jennifer Shannon teaches you how to transform your life by taking the monkey out of your mind.”

Ancient sages compared the human mind to a monkey: constantly chattering, hopping from branch to branch—endlessly moving from fear to safety. For millions of people whose lives are affected by anxiety, this is a familiar process; the monkey mind cannot be switched off, but those suffering from anxiety can stop “feeding the monkey,” by ending the cycle of rewarding it by avoiding the things they fear. Shannon’s observation that, “The very things we do to control anxiety can make anxiety worse” inspired her to develop this unique guide that offers a cognitive behavioral therapy based approach to help teach sufferers of anxiety how, paradoxically, seeking out and confronting the things making them anxious can reverse the cycle that keeps their fears alive.

The 4th book in her Anxiety series, A teen’s guide to getting stuff done, will be out in November 2017 and will help teens understand their procrastination type and offer viable solutions and techniques to overcome and reach their life goals.

About Jennifer Shannon
In addition to cofounding of the Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and writing The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens and The Anxiety Survival Guide for Teens, Jennifer Shannon, LMFT, currently works with children, teens, and adults specializing in Anxiety Disorders, including Social Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Separation Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. She is a Certified Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a member of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and the International OCD Foundation.

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