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Book details
  • Genre:SELF-HELP
  • SubGenre:Anxieties & Phobias
  • Language:English
  • Pages:304
  • eBook ISBN:9781590793077

Escape Anxiety

8 Steps to Freedom Through Meditative Therapies

by Suzanne Jessee

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Overview
Forty million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders. Hospitalized at age thirty with severe anxiety disorders and depression, Suzanne Jessee was determined to overcome the mental paralysis and addictive behaviors that ruled her life. Not only did she personally triumph over these debilitating disorders, but she set out to study and work in the world’s leading treatment centers where she helped thousands of patients to recover from severe anxiety. Accompanied by a PBS special, Escape Anxiety: 8 Steps to Freedom through Meditative Therapies explains the causes and symptoms of these complicated and often misunderstood medical disorders and offers a path to recovery through Jessee’s revolutionary 8-Step Escape Anxiety treatment program. Designed to provide natural techniques to manage anxiety, each step to healing includes exercises and a specially designed script for a guided meditation based on her innovative methods of Neurogenesis Meditative Therapy ™ (NMT). By combining proven therapeutic techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with ancient mindfulness practices, NMT empowers anxiety sufferers by liberating them from unhealthy “thought myths” to help them create sustainable, life-changing habits. Backed by recent scientific proof that meditation has a transformative effect on the physical brain, Suzanne demystifies the practice of meditation and demonstrates its power as a viable alternative to synthetic medications for treating anxiety. After years of experience helping patients at the Betty Ford Center and other clinical settings, and recognition for her success from the top experts in the field, Suzanne Jesses now offers an affordable and accessible in-home treatment program to heal those who suffer from the devastating effects of anxiety disorders.
Description
It’s estimated that forty million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders—but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Millions more suffer in silence. Suzanne Jessee was one of them. Hospitalized at age thirty with severe depression, anxiety, and panic disorder, she was determined to overcome the mental paralysis and addictive behaviors that ruled her life. Not only did she personally triumph over these debilitating disorders, but she set out to study, train, and work in the world's leading treatment centers and has helped thousands of others to recover from severe anxiety. Through her research and stories of her experience, Escape Anxiety: 8 Steps to Freedom through Meditative Therapies Jessee gives the causes and patterns of these complicated and often misunderstood mental health problems and offers a program of natural treatments to regain health and happiness. Accompanied by a PBS special, Escape Anxiety is an exclusive look at the revolutionary treatment program Jessee successfully pioneered at the Betty Ford Center and other top addiction treatment centers. Her 8-Step Escape Anxiety program is designed to provide holistic, natural techniques to manage extreme stress and depression in order to escape their destructive consequences. At the heart of her program is Jessee’s innovative method of Neurogenesis Meditative Therapy™ (NMT). Combining proven therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with ancient mindfulness practices, her methods empower anxiety sufferers by liberating them from unhealthy “thought myths” and helping them create sustainable, life-changing habits. Backed by recent scientific proof that meditation has a transformative effect on the physical brain, Suzanne demystifies the practice of meditation and demonstrates its power as a viable alternative to synthetic medications for treating anxiety. Each of the following steps of Jessee’s program to break the patterns of anxiety is accompanied by exercises the reader can do at home, including a specially designed script for meditation: Step 1: Conquering Codependent Control Issues Step 2: Dismantling Perfectionism Step 3: Releasing Resentment and Forgiving Others Step 4: Surrendering Shame and Resentment: Forgiving Yourself Step 5: Defusing Catastrophic Thinking Step 6: Mastering Self-Regulation Step 7: Making Conscious Choices About Your Emotions Step 8: Rewriting Your Internal Dialogue After years of personal experience helping patients at the Betty Ford Center and other clinical settings, and recognition for her success from the top experts in the field, Suzanne Jessee now offers an affordable and accessible in-home treatment program to heal those who suffer from the devastating effects of anxiety disorders.
About the author
Suzanne Jessee, M.A., C.Ht., is the creator of Escape Anxiety, a multi-disciplinary therapeutic program for the prevention, management, and treatment of anxiety and panic disorders. She designed the anxiety specialty programs at the Betty Ford Center and Brighton Hospital. Suzanne earned her M.A. in Addiction Studies at the world-renowned Hazelden chemical-dependency treatment center in Center City, Minnesota, and her B.S. in psychology at Eastern Michigan University. Her unique contribution to anxiety treatment has been recognized by leaders in the field, including best-selling author Dr. Bernie Siegel. After hospitalization in 1991 with severe depression, panic disorder, and early stages of agoraphobia, Suzanne made it her life’s mission to get well, and then to study the psychology and physiology of anxiety and panic disorders. Suzanne lives in Palm Desert, CA, with her miniature Chihuahua, and enjoys nature hikes in the Coachella Valley Mountains with her daughter and Grandson.

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