Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook “Stop Overreacting: Effective Strategies for Calming Your Emotions,” written by marriage and family therapist Dr. Judith Siegel. When a powerful emotion overcomes us, our first response may be to run away from the experience through numbing, shutting down, looking for distractions, or becoming angry. However, calming emotions can be achieved by identifying and naming the emotion which can stimulate the left-brain, right-brain circuits and help us to stop overreacting and start feeling in control. This audiobook helps you identify your emotional triggers, discover a new way of processing impulsive thoughts and feelings, and learn how to neutralize overwhelming emotions and choose healthy responses instead of flying off the handle.
If your emotions repeatedly overwhelm you, you may be an emotionally sensitive person. Today we’re sharing a helpful except from the popular audiobook “The Emotionally Sensitive Person: Finding Peace When Your Emotions Overwhelm You,” written by psychologist Dr. Kayrn Hall. Dr. Hall will introduce you to the audiobook and offer a series of questions to help you determine if you are an emotionally sensitive person.
When you have difficulty managing your emotions, it can feel like you’re losing control of your whole life. Anger, hurt, grief, worry, and other intense feelings can be overwhelming, and how you react to these emotions can impact your ability to maintain relationships, succeed at work, or even think straight! If you find it difficult to understand, express, and process intense emotions—and most of us do—we have some helpful information from the popular audiobook “Calming the Emotional Storm: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Manage & Balance Your Life” by Sheri Van Dijk.
Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the popular audiobook “The Power of Focusing: A Practical Guide to Emotional Self-Healing.” 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.
Many people struggle with panic attacks and phobias. Dr. David Carbonell is a psychologist, anxiety expert and author of the audiobook: “Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick.” Today he tells us there’s good news and bad news about panic attacks, and the phobias that usually accompany them. The bad news is that panic is a devious, insidious trick that can make you a prisoner in your own life, home and head. The good news? It’s only a trick! People can, and do, overcome this trick.
Today we’re exploring the power of cognitive restructuring and ending anxiety by rewiring the brain. We’re sharing an excerpt from the audio book “Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry.” Thought patterns that are illogical or unhealthy can exacerbate anxiety or stress. Cognitive therapists focus on identifying and changing thoughts that are self-defeating or dysfunctional, particularly thoughts that lead to increased levels of anxiety or depression. This approach is known as cognitive restructuring. By changing your thoughts, you can establish new patterns of responding in the brain that become stable and lasting!