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The Wisdom of Anxiety

How Worry and Intrusive Thoughts Are Gifts to Help You Heal
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
May, 2019
ISBN:
9781683642503
In stock now: 
3
$24.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, as many as 40 million adults in the US suffer from some kind of anxiety disorder—and it's a growing issue for kids as well. For anyone troubled by obsessive thoughts, insomnia, and other manifestations of anxiety, counselor Sheryl Paul offers a shelter in the storm. In The Wisdom of Anxiety, Paul reveals that anxiety, like any emotion, is a signal—a clear bodily invitation to heal and renew your trust in your choices, self-image, and core values.

Like a labyrinth, you follow the symptoms of anxiety as you spiral into the center point of self, then spiral back out again into the world, and back again into the center of self. Inward and outward, giving and receiving, in-breath and out-breath, filling the waters of the inner well until they overflow into the world, and touching the heart of the world as you continue your inward healing path.

Weaving together practical exercises, Jungian analysis, and lyrical personal stories, Paul offers drug-free approaches for accessing the gifts in different kinds of anxiety, including the existential anxiety around questions of the soul and spirit. The Wisdom of Anxiety also gives special attention to the anxiety summoned by life's transitions, from universal concerns like the change of the seasons to major events such as a career change, marriage, or pregnancy.

Anxiety is a messenger from the unconscious. It invites you to listen to your body, attend to your thoughts skillfully, meet your heart with tenderness, and water your soul… When worked with effectively, anxiety transforms from an enemy to a friend, loosens its grip on your life, and becomes a portal to freedom.

 

As Rainer Maria Rilke said, `Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart, and love the questions themselves.”

“A rare and radical book that is so deeply wise it will change you from the inside out. Filled with practical wisdom and insights that will make you laugh out loud, The Wisdom of Anxiety is a book for our time.” —Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, author of Wounds into Wisdom

Publisher’s Description: 
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, as many as 40 million adults in the US suffer from some kind of anxiety disorderand it's a growing issue for kids as well. For anyone troubled by obsessive thoughts, insomnia, and other manifestations of anxiety, counselor Sheryl Paul offers a shelter in the storm. In The Wisdom of Anxiety, Paul reveals that anxiety, like any emotion, is a signala clear bodily invitation to heal and renew your trust in your choices, self-image, and core values.

Weaving together practical exercises, Jungian analysis, and lyrical personal stories, Paul offers drug-free approaches for accessing the gifts in different kinds of anxiety, including the existential anxiety around questions of the soul and spirit. The Wisdom of Anxiety also gives special attention to the anxiety summoned by life's transitions, from universal concerns like the change of the seasons to major events such as a career change, marriage, or pregnancy.

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