Don't Feed the Monkey Mind

How to Stop the Cycle of Anxiety, Fear, and Worry

Don't Feed the Monkey Mind

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, as well as fun illustrations. 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.

The Monkey Mind Workout for Uncertainty

Break Free from Anxiety and Build Resilience in 30 Days!

The Monkey Mind Workout for Uncertainty

In a world where the future is increasingly uncertain, it's easy to wallow in what-ifs. But over time, anxiety and worry can get in the way of living a full and meaningful life. In this fun, illustrated workbook, psychologist Jennifer Shannon presents a thirty-day anxiety-busting workout to help readers outsmart their anxious "monkey mind" and build the mental muscle it takes to face uncertainty with calm confidence!

Monkey Mind

A Memoir of Anxiety

Monkey Mind

Shares the author's personal experiences with anxiety, describing its painful coherence and absurdities while sharing the stories of other sufferers to illustrate anxiety's intellectual history and influence.

How to Stop Monkey Mind

4 Self Mastery Techniques to a Still Mind and Positive Thinking

How to Stop Monkey Mind

How to Stop Monkey Mind gives you the techniques and process to eliminate the constant chatter in your mind. The book explains where this chatter comes from and how to stop it so that you can take back control of your thoughts and live the life you've always wanted to.

The Abide Guide

Living Like Lebowski

The Abide Guide

THE DUDE ABIDES... AND YOU CAN TOO! When you seek salvation from this stressed out, uptight world, there’s only one man to go to for guidance—the Dude. At once helpful, funny and profound (like The Big Lebowski itself), this survival guide from the founders of the Church of the Latter-Day Dude and their top disciples shows how to be as Dude-like as the Dude (well, almost): •Secrets of sacred Dudeist practices •The Seven Spiritual Laws of Taking it Easy •Great Dudes who changed the world (without really trying) •New feminist philosophy for special ladies •The Way of the Dude applied to politics, ethics and finances •A 12-step program for personal dudevolution •The science of really tying your room together All this and a lot more what-have-you. So the next time life throws you a gutterball, just pick up this book and ask, “What Would the Dude Do?” It’s your answer for everything.

A Teen's Guide to Getting Stuff Done

Discover Your Procrastination Type, Stop Putting Things Off, and Reach Your Goals

A Teen's Guide to Getting Stuff Done

Do you procrastinate? And if so, what’s your procrastination type? In this fun and illustrated guide, author Jennifer Shannon blends acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral strategies to help you recognize your procrastination habits, discover the strengths of your unique procrastination type, and find the motivation you need to meet important deadlines and reach your highest goals. In the midst of modern-day distractions like smartphones, social media, and endless hours of movie and television streaming, it’s no wonder you procrastinate! But despite what you may have heard, procrastination doesn’t make you a bad or lazy person. In fact, procrastination may even work for you sometimes—creating a sense of urgency that can help you focus. But if procrastination doesn’t work for you, it can get in the way of meeting your full potential—in high school, college, your career, and life. So, how can you get things done and be your very best? In A Teen’s Guide to Getting Stuff Done, you’ll discover your procrastination type—warrior, pleaser, perfectionist, or rebel—as well as the unique strengths inherent in each type. If you’re a warrior, you love a good challenge, but may not be able to complete tasks you find uninteresting. If you’re a pleaser, you may be so concerned about disappointing others that you postpone doing something. If you’re a perfectionist, you may put things off because you’re worried about your work being judged by teachers, parents, or peers. And finally, if you’re a rebel, you’re driven by a strong sense of independence. By understanding your type and using the practical strategies laid out in each chapter of this book, you’ll be able to break the cycle of procrastination once and for all. This isn’t a manual on how to please your parents, teachers, professors, or friends. This is a book to help you understand why you procrastinate, whether or not procrastination works for you, and if not, how to improve your work habits and really get things done. By helping you uncover your own unique strengths, this book will help you master your to-do list—and your life!

Now

Embracing the Present Moment

Now

Now is one of those special books that should be required reading for the curriculum of life. As the world around us speeds up, we need to learn to cherish and appreciate each present moment we are so freely given.

Words from the Wasteland

Words from the Wasteland

From an early age music has been a stgrong influence in my life. It inspired me to start writing when I was 12 or 13 years old. I'm now 43 and publishing my first book. I've poured my heart and soul into these pages. Some of these poems offer hope for true love and happiness. Others deal with the reality of faltering relationships trying to find peace with ourselves, overcoming addiction and failure.