Anxiety, Stress & Mindfulness: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Wellness

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Additional Resources

Mindfulness-Awareness Meditation Instructions (Audio)
https://soundcloud.com/carl-hansen-190358896/mindfullness-awareness-meditation-instruction-andrew-safer

Chapter 1: You Can’t Do It Wrong

“Mindfulness”
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mindfulness/

“Five Things People Get Wrong About Mindfulness”
https://www.mindful.org/5-things-people-get-wrong-about-mindfulness/

“Mindfulness and Simplicity”
http://myocn.net/mindfulness-simplicity/

Chapter 2: Anxiety: Frozen or Moving Forward?

“Soren Kierkegaard and the Psychology of Anxiety”
https://academyofideas.com/2018/02/soren-kierkegaard-psychology-anxiety/

“What Is Experiential Avoidance?” (video)
https://workingwithact.com/2014/03/12/what-is-experiential-avoidance/

“Befriending Fear: Working with Worry and Anxiety”
https://www.mindful.org/befriending-fear-working-with-worry-and-anxiety/

Chapter 3: Getting Down to Business

“Pema Chodron: Guided Meditation – Cultivating Unconditional Friendliness through Meditation” (video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmthYcJ2FCA

“Michael Carroll: The Mindful Leader – Talks at Google” (video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxE9g5iVf74

Chapter 4: Getting to Know the Mind

“Jon Kabat-Zinn: Coming to Our Senses” (video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvXFxi2ZXT0

“True Meditation Has No Goal—Jeff Foster” (video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZQshhxqQSs

“Mindfulness and Self-Care”—Excerpt from the DVD: Gentle Heart Fearless Mind by Alan Sloan (video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdS_t0E9z6w

Chapter 5: 30,000-Foot View

“Standing By the Tracks: Looking Between the Boxcars”
https://becomeapossibilitarian.wordpress.com/2015/09/22/standing-by-the-tracks-looking-between-the-boxcars/

“The Physician’s Oath: World Medical Association (Geneva, Switz.)”
https://hslmcmaster.libguides.com/c.php?g=306726&p=2044095

Chapter 6: Uncovering Basic Goodness and Sanity

“The Ground of Basic Goodness”
https://www.lionsroar.com/the-ground-of-basic-goodness/

“Pema Chodron: “Seeing Your Basic Goodness” (video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=888h3MS7YnY

Chapter 7: Into the World

“Mindfulness”—CBS News (text & videos)
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mindfulness-anderson-cooper-60-minutes/

“Take a Walk Down the Meditation Hallway”
https://www.mindful.org/take-a-walk-down-the-meditation-hallway/

Thich Nhat Hanh – “Simple Mindfulness – Eating” (video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxE9g5iVf74

Janice Marturano — “Purposeful Pauses” (video)
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=pausing+practice+janice+marturano&&view=detail&mid=8C51381D073D010C7EE08C51381D073D010C7EE0&&FORM=VRDGAR

Chapter 8: Emancipate Yourselves from Mental Slavery

“Existential Anxiety and Existential Joy”
http://society-for-philosophy-in-practice.org/journal/pdf/5-2%2032%20Popovic%20-%20Anxiety.pdf

“Gratitude and Mindfulness at Times of Uncertainty”
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/promoting-hope-preventing-suicide/201611/gratitude-and-mindfulness-times-uncertainty

Chapter 9: Stress: Waking Up in the Midst of Habitual Patterns

“The STOP Practice: Stop, Take a Breath, Observe, Proceed” (video)
http://elishagoldstein.com/videos/the-stop-practice/

“How to Act When You’re Stuck”
https://www.mindful.org/how-to-act-when-youre-stuck/

“Mindfulness Meditation May Ease Anxiety, Mental Stress”
https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/mindfulness-meditation-may-ease-anxiety-mental-stress-201401086967

Chapter 10: Fear and Fearlessness: Living in this World

“Mindfully Befriending Fear”
https://www.mindfulnessmuse.com/acceptance-and-commitment-therapy/mindfully-befriending-fear

“Pema Chodron — “Fear and Fearlessness”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVRT-y2wTBY&t=2s

“Smiling at Fear: Pema Chodron”
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/tribal-intelligence/200911/smiling-fear-pema-chodron

“Judy Lief and Making Friends with Death”
https://www.ramdass.org/judy-lief-making-friends-with-death/

Chapter 11: Well of Kindness

“Why Loving-Kindness Takes Time: Sharon Salzberg”
https://www.mindful.org/loving-kindness-takes-time-sharon-salzberg/

“Kristin Neff: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqQHhF4CaKQ

“Tara Brach Leads a Guided Meditation: The RAIN of Self-Compassion”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm1t5FyK5Ek

Chapter 12: Attention in the Age of Digital Distraction

“Is Google Making Us Stupid?”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W86P_FX6PdI

“The Truth About Multitasking: How Your Brain Processes Information”
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/224943

“Social Media, Loneliness, and Anxiety in Young People”
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/why-we-worry/201612/social-media-loneliness-and-anxiety-in-young-people

“How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Kids’ Brains”
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/5gqb5d/how-screen-addiction-is-ruining-the-brains-of-children

“A User’s Guide to Living Well in Screenworld”
https://www.mindful.org/a-users-guide-to-living-well-in-screenworld/

“Conquering Digital Distraction”
https://hbr.org/2015/06/conquering-digital-distraction


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