This book explores the four phases in the holistic process of freeing yourself from anxiety:
Understanding the nature of anxiety. Shifting the body, heart, mind, and soul. Reclaiming your power. Developing a new sense of self.
This book is based on author Harry Kroner's work with hundreds of clients suffering from anxiety, fear, and phobia. Explaining his unique and effective approach to healing anxiety from its core. Treating the person in a more comprehensive way, addressing the body, mind, heart, and soul. It is time to stop treating just the symptoms and heal from the inside out.
Gaining clarity of what is the core cause or triggers. Being honest and accepting of yourself. Releasing the old, limiting beliefs. Learning how to really relax-training yourself to go deeper. Releasing emotional charge from past events; ending negative self-talk from the mind, limiting beliefs and negative patterns of thinking. Opening yourself to higher wisdom, soul healing, and your place in the universe. Learning those things that will help you regain mastery over life. Developing a new sense of self that is authentic and free of anxiety. Growing into a fully integrated and independent version of yourself. Striding safely and confidently in the world."
Performance Anxiety Strategies: A Musician's Guide to Managing Stage Fright offers readers an approachable, comprehensive reference guide to the current research on music performance anxiety and stage fright therapies. Divided by area of therapeutic interest, the authors present relevant and noteworthy research and insight into some of the most popular-and many lesser known-therapies, including holistic, exposure, cognitive and behavioral therapies, and medicinal treatments. Each chapter also features self-guided activities and journaling exercises, words of wisdom from established performing artists and athletes, and suggestions for music teachers, as well as first-person narratives by the authors in which they share their personal journeys with music performance anxiety both onstage and in the classroom. With a diverse wealth of offerings and approaches, this book is meant to be a resource for anyone who has ever experienced anxiety about musical performing, from the aspiring classical musician to the garage band guitarist.
Anxious Americans have increasingly pursued peace of mind through pills and prescriptions. In 2006, the National Institute of Mental Health estimated that 40 million adult Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder in any given year: more than double the number thought to have such a disorder in 2001. Anti-anxiety drugs are a billion-dollar business. Yet as recently as 1955, when the first tranquilizerMiltownwent on the market, pharmaceutical executives worried that there wouldn't be interest in anxiety-relief. At mid-century, talk therapy remained the treatment of choice.
But Miltown became a sensationthe first psychotropic blockbuster in United States history. By 1957, Americans had filled 36 million prescriptions. Patients seeking made-to-order tranquility emptied drugstores, forcing pharmacists to post signs reading more Miltown tomorrow.” The drug's financial success and cultural impact revolutionized perceptions of anxiety and its treatment, inspiring the development of other lifestyle drugs including Valium and Prozac.
In The Age of Anxiety, Andrea Tone draws on a broad array of original sourcesmanufacturers' files, FDA reports, letters, government investigations, and interviews with inventors, physicians, patients, and activiststo provide the first comprehensive account of the rise of America's tranquilizer culture. She transports readers from the bomb shelters of the Cold War to the scientific optimism of the Baby Boomers, to the just say no” Puritanism of the late 1970s and 1980s.
A vibrant history of America's long and turbulent affair with tranquilizers, The Age of Anxiety casts new light on what it has meant to seek synthetic solutions to everyday angst.