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Don't Feed the Monkey Mind Audiobook

Don't Feed the Monkey Mind: How to Stop the Cycle of Anxiety, Fear, and Worry

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The very things we do to control anxiety can make anxiety worse. This unique guide offers a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)-based approach to help you recognize the constant chatter of your anxious "monkey mind", stop feeding anxious thoughts, and find the personal peace you crave.

Ancient sages compared the human mind to a monkey: constantly chattering, hopping from branch to branch - endlessly moving from fear to safety. If you are one of the millions of people whose life is affected by anxiety, you are familiar with this process. Unfortunately, you can't switch off the "monkey mind", but you can stop feeding the monkey - or stop rewarding it by avoiding the things you fear.

Written by psychotherapist Jennifer Shannon, this book shows you how to stop anxious thoughts from taking over using proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness techniques. By following the exercises in this book, you'll learn to identify your own anxious thoughts, question those thoughts, and uncover the core fears at play.

Once you stop feeding the monkey, there are no limits to how expansive your life can feel. This book will show you how anxiety can only continue as long as you try to avoid it. And, paradoxically, only by seeking out and confronting the things that make you anxious can you reverse the cycle that keeps your fears alive.

©2017 Jennifer Shannon (P)2017 Jennifer Shannon

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  • Anonymous
    22/10/17
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    "Great info that can be put to practice immediately"

    Excellent book! easy to follow along. the info makes sense. I'm using the tools to help me with my anxiety driving. I already have a new perspective and I realize that I was valuing "safety" over independence and growth. I'm ready to use these tools and conquer the anxiety and embrace the unexpected twist and turns while driving and through life!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Enrique
    13/02/18
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    "One of the best books on managing anxiety. "

    If you are looking for a practical and easy to understand book on managing your anxiety, this is it. I have read many books and found this one extremely helpful.

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  • Amazon Customer
    21/10/17
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    "Factual, Realistic, and Accesible"

    This book opens a new accesses way into the self help genre, wisely staying away from the tepid remains of "positive thinking". Jennifer instead presents the practical art of taming your anxiety (your "monkey") by embracing it rather than fleeing or shielding yourself from it. she wastes no time and her succinct writing style is a pleasure to listen to. I've listened to this book twice already since I bought it three days back and I've learned something new each time.
    Read/listen to this book and you would build a cognitive infrastructure to curb the impact of your anxiety and to live the life you want rather than the one your monkey wants.

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