A ridiculously easy, breakthrough approach to practicing mindfulness.
If you suffer from anxiety and experience racing, panicky thoughts, you need help right away. You’ve probably heard about mindfulness, and how effective it can be in easing anxiety and worry—but how do you do it, exactly?
In this go-to guide, psychologist Scott Symington presents a practical, breakthrough approach called the two-screen method to help when painful thoughts feel overwhelming. Using this simplified mindfulness approach, you’ll learn to accept and redirect your thoughts and focus on your values. By using the two-screen method outlined in this book, as well as the three anchors—mindfulness skills, healthy distractions, and loving action—you’ll learn to relate to your thoughts and feelings in a whole new way. And when threats, fears, insecurities, and potentially destructive thoughts and feelings show up, you’ll have a game plan for dealing with these difficult emotions so you can get back to living your life.
If you have anxiety, being present with your negative thoughts is probably the last thing you want to do. That’s why the two-screen method in this book is so helpful—it offers a way to diffuse from your anxious thoughts while still focusing on the things that really matter to you.
“Scott Symington tackles an important topic that affects almost 20 percent of all people at any given time—anxiety. In this easy-to-read book, he guides the reader through an innovative approach called the Two-Screen Method, where we learn how to deal with worries visually, and apply mindfulness principles when we need it the most. Through specific steps and well-told client stories, the readers are provided with a blueprint to ease themselves from their own anxious patterns and break the loop of fears that hold them back from achieving advancement, peace, and better relationships. A must-read for anyone!”
—Karen J. Miller, PhD, clinical neuropsychologist and health sciences professor at the University of California, Los Angeles
“It is rare that a new book actually presents a truly new thought, perspective, or tool. Scott Symington’s Freedom from Anxious Thoughts and Feelings does all three; his groundbreaking Two-Screen Method for dealing with anxiety is broadly applicable and effective. We use his approach regularly in working with clients who are struggling with sexual issues. We find it is a tool that people can easily visualize and apply in order to accept, but put aside, interfering emotions while focusing on and pursuing spiritually sound, relationship-enhancing, and life-giving goals.”
—Clifford and Joyce Penner, sexual therapists, educators, and authors of The Gift of Sex
“Scott Symington’s remarkable book is apt to enhance the emotional well-being of anyone who simply reads it through carefully one time. For those who wish to gain the best possible benefit of the book, he provides the tools. This is no theoretical work or an extended sales pitch for starting therapy. Symington is confident that most readers who suffer from anxiety, worry, or depression will significantly enhance the quality of their inner lives by diligently following his Two-Screen Method guidelines for about twelve weeks. He makes a convincing case and offers tremendous hope in an overly stressed world.”
—Anthony J. Mulkern, PhD, president of Mulkern Associates
Scott Symington, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who is dedicated to helping adults overcome worry and anxiety, negative moods, addictive behaviors, and other conditions stealing people’s joy and freedom. In addition to a full-time private practice, he regularly speaks at...Read More
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