Tanya J. Peterson MS NCC
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About Tanya J. Peterson MS NCC
Tanya J. Peterson holds a Master of Science degree in counseling, is credentialed by the National Board of Certified Counselors, and is a Diplomate of the American Institute of Stress. She is the author of 10 self-help books and regular contributor to a variety of mental health websites including Choosing Therapy and HealthyPlace.
Formerly a teacher and school counselor, Peterson has also created a mental health course (Mindful Brain, Flexible Body: Wiggle Your Way Out of Your Worries and into Your Life) based on research-based practices like mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, yoga, and health principles to help kids developed the skills needed to deal positively with worries, stress, and other problems. It is available on the online/homeschool platform Lernsys.
Peterson gives presentations and webinars, including a webinar for the American Institute of Stress. she has been a guest on numerous podcasts and other interview shows, such as the Empowered Living talk show on Facebook, the American Institute of Stress’s Finding Contentment podcast, and many more. She’d been featured twice in Authority Magazine regarding developing healthy habits for wellbeing and leveraging the power of gratitude for wellness. She’s been quoted as an expert in a variety of online articles including WebMD, Verywell mind, Everyday Health, and Well + Good. Her work centers on helping people understand and build mindfulness skills in order to live fully in each moment rather than stuck in their thoughts and feelings about problematic situations.
Also, Peterson is an award-winning novelist. Her mental-health-themed novels depict what life is like for people living with mental health challenges and for those who love them. Peterson’s novels have been acclaimed by such authorities as Kirkus Reviews, the Midwest Book Review, and the U.S. Review of Books.
Learn more, including how to connect with her, at http://www.tanyajpeterson.com.
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Are you exhausted and discouraged because anxiety has ambushed and confined you? Maybe your fight for freedom has only strengthened anxiety’s hold on you. Whether you’ve felt imprisoned by your anxious thoughts and emotions for most of your life or have recently begun to experience them, you can wiggle your way out of anxiety’s trap.
101 Ways to Help Stop Anxiety is your plan of action that gives you the tools you need to break free. With this guide to personal empowerment, you’ll gain:
- 101 exercises that will help you regain control of the life you want to live
- Five distinct sections offering practical, easy-to-follow anxiety-beating activities
- Relief from overthinking everything
- Ways to deal with anxiety at work or in school
- Tools to conquer anxiety in your relationships
- Control over your daily and nightly worries
- Workable practices to stop anxiety for life
Disclaimer for Ebook Readers:This workbook is meant to be interactive. Add notes and highlight text using your touch-screen ebook device . See Page 13-14 for more detailed instructions.
If you want to do more in your life than tread water, run from problems, and just exist—let the simple, accessible tools provided in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 3 Steps show you how living a meaningful, purposeful life is as simple as A - C - T.
I’ve tried self-help books, but they didn’t help me feel happy… I’ve made progress in the past, but it didn’t last… I try to get rid of the negative stuff my mind comes up with, and I’m tired of having my efforts fail… If you relate to any of these common experiences, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, also referred to as ACT, may significantly improve the quality and direction of your life.
The Mayo Clinic and National Institute of Mental Health have recognized Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as an effective mode of therapy for working through particularly stubborn or troubling emotional difficulties. Certified counselor Tanya J. Peterson applies the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with her clients who feel emotionally stuck. She has also used ACT personally to work through a personal tragedy that left her struggling with residual limitations.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 3 Steps: A Workbook for Overcoming Self-Doubt and Embracing Life is both a complete resource for understanding ACT and a collection of exercises to help you apply the principles of ACT in your own life. This book is an accessible, every-person’s guide for building your personal set of practical ACT skills and moving towards a life lived in harmony with your personal values.
- ACT 101 – This easy-to-use book begins with examples of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in practice, then pairs the main pathologies and principles into 3 steps, and finally, explores each of them in 3 step-specific chapters. The six pathologies of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy include: Fusion, Avoidance, Lost Values, Attachment to Self, Uncertain Values, and Unworkable Action.
- PRACTICE MAKES PROGESS – Guided writing exercise and visualizations can be done once, or multiple times as you move through various life challenges by applying Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
- LIVE IN THE MOMENT – Mindfulness practice plays a big role in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Learn how to connect to the present moment and stay in that moment to disentangle yourself from the confusing web of thoughts and emotions, and get in touch with what’s going on around you.
With this accessible guide and workbook for everyday life, you will quickly and easily learn and apply ACT, without all the theoretical assumptions and jargon. By choosing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in 3 Steps you’re on the path to a mindful, high-quality life.
Quickly reduce your anxiety symptoms—and achieve lasting wellbeing—with the simple 8-week action plan in The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxiety.
Current research has proven that mindfulness is an effective way to reduce and relieve anxiety. The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxiety delivers practical strategies for applying mindfulness to the daily events that cause anxiety and stress.
From basic skills building to real-life application, The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxiety outlines simple techniques that are specially designed to replace anxiety with peace and wellbeing. Even those with no prior experience will find that the practical exercises outlined in The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxiety provide effective and lasting relief from the physical and emotional effects of anxiety.
Presented in a straightforward, easy-to-navigate format, The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxiety offers:
- A well organized 8-week program for applying mindfulness to the root causes of your anxiety
- Clear day-by-day guidance outlining the structure for specific mindfulness techniques
- Simple activities designed to help you manage and decrease your anxiety symptoms
Practicing mindfulness doesn’t mean spending hours meditating. Even with a hectic schedule, finding relief from fear and worry is possible. With the practical 8-week structure presented in The Mindfulness Workbook for Anxiety you’ll quickly build the tools you need to free yourself of anxiety and live a healthy, mindful life.
Discover and celebrate yourself through 365 days of reflection
Self-discovery is a gradual process of figuring out who you truly are and what you want. With the right tools and consistent practice, you can learn a lot about yourself and use that insight to shape your life. This book is here to guide you as you explore who you are at your core, with thought-provoking exercises and reflections to help you build a deeper and more authentic relationship with yourself.
What sets this book apart:
- Holistic self-discovery—Unlock the best version of yourself with exercises that tap into the artistic, practical, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your life.
- 12 months of exploration—Find inspiration for your journey with focused guidance for every month of the year, highlighting key elements of self-discovery like your identity and your purpose.
- Quick and meaningful exercises—Take a little time for yourself every day with uplifting quotes, positive affirmations, mindfulness meditations, and writing prompts that only take a few minutes to complete.
Gain a deeper understanding of who you are with A Year of Self-Discovery.
Find peace and calm in 8 weeks—an essential guide to mindfulness
Curb the anxiety in your life and resist the things that are worrying you with mindfulness. The Mindful Path Through Anxiety gives you everything you need to bring this soothing and stress-relieving practice into your life.
Mindfulness can help you find calm by teaching you how to focus on the present moment while muting the mentally exhausting thoughts swirling around you. Over eight weeks, you’ll gain a better understanding of your anxiety, learn how to confront negative thoughts, and embrace a simple mindfulness practice through compassionate and understanding lessons.
The Mindful Path Through Anxiety features:
- 8 Weeks to peace—Take things one week at a time with a plan that walks you through overcoming your anxiety by focusing on one success at a time.
- Master mindfulness—Get comprehensive guidance that teaches you essential strategies for living in the moment and fostering a soothing sense of peace.
- Practical techniques—Discover a medication-free way to manage your anxiety with simple, straightforward, and calming exercises that anyone can do.
Start down the path to peace and freedom from anxiety today.
“It’s okay. Filip is only showing off in front of his friends. It’s what boys do. It’s best to pay no mind and to keep quiet. Smile at him, then turn away.”
The lessons young Cătălina learned from her beloved grandmother carried her through the horrors of communist Romania, from the countryside to the streets of Bucharest and beyond, into her new life with her teenage children in far-away Sacramento, California.
Behind Silent Smiles is the tale of a woman’s journey to love and be loved in return. She can love others deeply in spite of unspeakable loss and abuse, but is she capable of giving herself the love she deserves?