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In these challenging times, many of us are constantly engaged in difficult or stressful tasks. In order to get deep sleep, it’s important to be able to shift out of your active, goal-directed state into a relaxed, winding-down state. Psychologists Colleen Carney and Rachel Mamber, authors of the audiobook “Goodnight Mind,” share a powerful technique that will help you get the deep sleep you need.
Focusing is a gentle yet powerful self-awareness technique that lets you tap into your body’s wisdom and make positive changes in your life. It is the process of listening to your body in a gentle, accepting way, honoring the wisdom that you have inside you, and hearing the messages that your inner self is sending you.
If you want to relax, let go of stress, and find a soothing sense of inner peace, we’ve got a great episode for you today. We’re sharing a guided meditation from the audiobook “Guided Meditations for Letting Go,” by Your Great Journey. This guided meditation uses relaxation, mindfulness, and visualization to you recover a sense of inner quiet and spaciousness, quiet a noisy mind and discover a tranquil inner oasis.
Worry convinces us there’s danger, and then tricks us into getting into fight, flight, or freeze mode — even when there is no danger. Today, Dr. David Carbonell, clinical psychologist, anxiety expert and author of the best-selling audiobook “The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It” shares advice on new ways to respond to chronic worry, rather than trying to eliminate it.
We all face grief and loss, but if we can turn towards it, and listen to it, it may reveal hidden gold. Spiritual teacher Jeff Foster is the author of the popular audiobook “Falling in Love with Where You Are.” He studied astrophysics at Cambridge University and holds meetings, retreats, and private sessions around the world, pointing people back to the deep acceptance in this present moment. In this excerpt from his audiobook, he shares profound insights about what can be found at the very bottom of grief and loss. We hope you’ll find comfort in his inspirational words!
Practicing self-compassion allows you to be aware, to tune in, to be mindful of your experiences, and to provide comfort and self-nurturing when you need it. According to psychotherapist Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, author of the popular audiobook “The Assertiveness Guide for Women,” neglecting self-compassion is a mistake that many of us make; but, without self-love, we won’t be able to realize our full potential as human beings.
Changing habits can be difficult, so it’s helpful to know if the benefit of a change will be greater than the effort involved. In this episode we’re sharing a simple exercise from the audiobook “The User’s Guide to the Human Mind: Why Our Brains Make Us Unhappy, Anxious, and Neurotic and What We Can Do about It,” written by psychologist Shawn T. Smith. This exercise will help you to experiment with small behavior change methodically and in easy steps.
Do you ever feel that bad habits have taken over your life? When stress and anxiety mount, do your go-to behaviors wreak havoc on your time, relationships, work, and finances? According to Dr. Amy Johnson, psychologist and author of the popular audiobook “The Little Book of Big Change,” changing bad habits is far less daunting and much more simple than you might think. It relies on neuroplasticity — the brain’s ability to reorganize itself — and requires no willpower at all!
Does it seem as though your emotions always get the better of you? That you need more time to recover from an emotional episode than others? Mental health therapist Sheri Van Dijk is the author of the best-selling audiobook “Calming the Emotional Storm.” Today she explains how practicing mindfulness can help you to manage your emotions, enjoy a calmer relationship with the world around you, and lead to an increase in positive emotions.
If you’ve ever experienced sudden anxiety, you may wonder how to calm a panic attack. In this episode, Dr. Catherine M. Pittman, author of the best-selling audiobook “Rewire Your Anxious Brain,” shares some powerful coping strategies that can help you to calm down when you need it most.