Taming the Anxious Mind
A Guide Book to Relieve Stress & Anxiety
Taming the Anxious Mind deconstructs the complex treatment of anxiety and stress disorders into a user-friendly and action-oriented guidebook. It emphasizes that anxiety represents an opportunity to re-train the mind away from destructive thinking towards a healthy mindset.
Taming the Anxious Mind provides:
Expert guidance on how to live a fuller life, manage anxiety and stress effectively and experience vitality and peace
An understanding of how the mind works and practical ways to better manage it
Success stories from real people who have integrated these approaches successfully in their own lives
Practices of mindfulness and meditation to lower nervous system arousal
Rituals of letting go to experience a sense of liberation
Guidance on limiting unhelpful thinking styles to free up space for positivity and confidence
Habits of gratefulness to counteract a negative mindset
A life-compass to progress towards a value-informed lifestyle
Heidi Schreiber-Pan, Ph.D.
Heidi Schreiber-Pan, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC is a successful psychotherapist, author, clinical director and sought-after nationwide speaker on topics of resilience, anxiety, neuroscience, and occupational burnout. As an affiliate and former faculty member of Loyola University, Maryland, her past research has focused on resiliency and psychological well-being, including nature-based mental health.
Dr. Schreiber-Pan has worked with various organizations, schools and corporations to reduce stress on a communal level and to increase structural well-being through training in positive psychology as well as emotional intelligence coaching.
Dr. Schreiber-Pan has developed unique continuing education courses that combine established clinical methods such as CBT with innovative treatment approached including nature-based psychotherapy and neuro-counseling.
She is the author of Taming the Anxious Mind: A guidebook to relieve stress and anxiety.
Excellent resource! Taming the Anxious Mind makes learning to master the mind’s patterns and dynamics that can lead to stress and anxiety or ease and well-being not only possible but downright enjoyable. Dr. Schreiber-Pan deftly unpacks a range of complexities – rumination, neuroplasticity, moral compass – streamlining current research, wisdom teachings from diverse traditions, clinical examples, personal insights and a wealth of practical tools into a reliable road map of resilience that is easy to implement and powerful in its impact. A treasure!
Linda Graham, MFT, author, Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster
Life’s current frantic pace and the pressure to keep up with technology, new ideas, and life’s on-going demands saturate our lives with stress and frustration. Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan guides us through a remarkably effective antidote that can help us regain our emotional and psychological balance by reviewing our priorities and gaining back control of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and by utilizing a road map that enables us to nurture the most important relationship we have – our self.
Sharon Cheston, Ed.D., author, Faded Rainbows: Psychospiritual Therapeutic Journeys
Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan deconstructs anxiety with narratives and metaphors. She introduces readers to practical tools to help manage stress. She is transparent in her own struggle with anxiety and offers relatable exercises and visual representations. A delightful read and pragmatic guide. Taming the Anxious Mind is a must have for every clinician’s bookshelf!
Cheryl Fisher, PhD NCC LCPC ACS, author, Mindfulness and Nature-Based Interventions for Kids
A quick guide to anxiety and stress relief provides real life examples about issues that make us feel stressed out and anxious, and the tools to help us learn to deal with our stressors and manage our anxiety in healthy ways. Dr. Schreiber-Pan’s book includes exercises that involve writing techniques with well-established effectiveness in helping to reduce feelings of anxiety in both Clinical and Counseling Psychology fields. This book is a truly valuable book for those who want to learn how to help themselves.
Kim Shifren, Ph.D., author, How Caregiving Affects Development: Psychological Implications for Child, Adolescent, and Adult caregivers.
Combining current clinical research with a wide variety of insightful examples and entertaining illustrations, Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan offers professional and lay readers alike, a wide range of advice. The flow of the book invites sustained attention and various sections will invite the reader to return again and again to harvest its seeds of wisdom.
Rev. C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J., Ph.D., Psychologist of Religion, Pastor Holy Trinity Church, Washington DC
If I were looking for a therapist to help me meet my anxiety wisely and compassionately, I would hope that I wandered into Heidi Schreiber-Pan’s office! This book is a treasure chest filled with well-tested ways to hold a worrying mind and a constricted body in a larger space of kind awareness. You will find help within.
Gordon Peerman, author of Blessed Relief: What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists about Suffering.
This book is an easy, clear, and personable support tool for persons who are in therapy and for persons who are ambivalent or not interested in therapy. Dr. Schreiber-Pan uses positive psychology, mindfulness, spirituality and faith integration, and clinical illustrations for readers to recognize that they are not alone struggling with anxiety. Each chapter provides words of wisdom and practical practice exercises for self-empowerment. This book is a must-read for mental health professionals and for every human being who will experience anxiety and stress-related experiences.
Deborah G. Haskins, Ph.D., Director of Counseling Programs, Trinity Washington University