Counselor Releases Unflinching Guide to Finding Strength Through Stillness, Silence and Gratitude Amidst Life’s Chaos

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Erica Mortimer empowers readers to abandon patterns of thinking that leave them feeling negative, bitter and unfulfilled and coaches them toward unapologetically living their truth in new book.

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Not so long ago, I had someone tell me I needed to slow the f-ck down, and in that moment, I thought I knew what they meant. But I really didn’t, and it took me years to figure it out. When I finally understood, I had to call them up and thank them.

A licensed professional counselor has released her playfully irreverent guide to overcoming life’s challenges, mastering stillness in motion and, ultimately, discovering and becoming one’s authentic self. In “Learning to Slow the F*ck Down: And Other Life Lessons,” author Erica Mortimer twines her personal stories of growth with her perspective as a seasoned mental health clinician and invites readers to strip away limiting beliefs and negative patterns of thought, empowering them to create for themselves a life they truly love.

“Learning to Slow the F*ck Down” was born out of a desire to help the walking wounded that Mortimer encounters every day, she said. Ultimately, she wanted to provide others with a simple introduction to spiritual concepts and practices, such as being intentional and learning to meditate, while also helping readers to move past the commonly perceived roadblocks and limiting beliefs that prevent them from living their truth.

“I wrote this book because my journey to mindfulness was not a pretty one,” Mortimer said. “Not so long ago, I had someone tell me I needed to slow the f-ck down, and in that moment, I thought I knew what they meant. But I really didn’t, and it took me years to figure it out. When I finally understood, I had to call them up and thank them.”

An unflinching and deeply personal approach to learning to become more present in an increasingly fast-paced and technology-centric world, “Learning to Slow the F*ck Down” teaches readers how to respond to life rather than react to it, educates them on the joy intention can bring to simple actions, such as eating and conversing with others, and shows them how to celebrate and love the parts of themselves that they struggle with most.

“Learning to Slow the F*ck Down: And Other Life Lessons”
By Erica Mortimer
ISBN: 978-1-9822-1052-6 (hardback); 978-1-9822-1049-6 (paperback); 978-1-9822-1051-9 (electronic)
Available through Balboa Press, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and http://www.ericamortimer.com

About the author
Erica Mortimer is a licensed professional counselor, coach, Reiki healer, speaker and author. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Clemson University and a master’s degree in counseling from the University of South Florida. With many years of experience helping people who are hurting, Mortimer has worked in a variety of mental health settings, including schools and prisons. In 2011, she served as a member of New Jersey’s Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Mortimer was appointed to the position by Governor Chris Christie after being nominated by Congressman Chris Smith. In 2012, she founded the Center for Healing Behavioral Health Services, a Joint Commission Accredited drug and alcohol treatment center in Ewing, N.J. To learn more, please visit http://www.ericamortimer.com and follow Mortimer on Facebook and Instagram.

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