Ginger Clark, Ph.D. Gets to Heart of Self-care in New Book

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‘Tuck Yourself In’ is a guide for laypeople, psychotherapy clients and professionals alike.

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“Learning to listen to the bodyself ‘voice’ promotes mind-body health by balancing the intensity of energy-depleting activities with the renewing calm of bodymind connection.”

Author and psychotherapist Ginger Clark, uses an intimate, personal tone to help readers discover how to deal with stress, anxiety and muscle tension using self-soothing and emotional self-regulation in her practical new nonfiction, “Tuck Yourself In: Using Your Senses to Soothe Yourself, Softening Resistance to Self-Care” (published by Balboa Press).

In today’s fast-paced world, many people have difficulty balancing the demands of work and family and find precious little time for themselves. Using the listening tools patiently and skillfully articulated in “Tuck Yourself In” can increase somatic awareness as a source of guidance by tapping the wisdom inherent in the bodymind connection to turn humdrum activities into enlivening experiences. “Learning to listen to the bodyself ‘voice’ promotes mind-body health by balancing the intensity of energy-depleting activities with the renewing calm of bodymind connection,” Clark notes. Slowing down and shifting to “Let Go .." facilitates what Dr. Daniel Siegel describes as “mindsight.”

Clark uses her own, sometimes poignant, experiences as examples of exercises and practices which blend Eastern and Western approaches to holistic mind-body health and well-being. “Many people are interested in ways to de-stress and get better sleep,” she writes. “But even more importantly, they need help meeting the challenges of following through on what they know they need to do to take care of themselves when preparing for more restful sleep and addressing addictive activities.” Insightful, sometimes surprising ways to meet such resistance with self-compassion are offered and can lead to a “lifetime of discovery and awakening.”

Praise for “Tuck Yourself In”:

“Learning how to self-soothe, re-center, or ‘tuck yourself in’ during difficult moments is an important skill that few of us learned to do in an optimal way as we grew up. Dr. Ginger Clark has written a fascinating approach to developing this crucial skill for your moments of discomfort, or to help those you care about.”

                    - Leonard Felder, Ph.D., author, “Here I Am: Using Jewish Spiritual Wisdom to Become More Present,                                                                     Centered, and Available for Life.”

“Tuck Yourself In”
By Ginger Clark, Ph.D.
Softcover | 8.25 x 11 in | 364 pages | ISBN 9781452568157
E-Book | ISBN 9781452568164
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ginger Clark has a doctorate in psychology from UCLA and was licensed as a marriage and family counselor since 1971. Since 1968 she has immersed herself in what she calls “bodymindfulness” through practicing sensing, meditation, and ultimately, relational somatic psychotherapy. She created and taught a body-mind course for the marriage and family therapy master’s program at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Clark resides in Venice, Calif.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, Inc., authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit balboapress.com. To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

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