Be Still: Stress & Anxiety Management for Latter-day Saints

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Latter-day Saints face the daunting challenge of balancing work, home, church, and personal growth in a world that is rarely peaceful.
In this book, psychologist Victoria Anderson and co-author Lois Brown give 44 physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual techniques anyone can use to manage stress and anxiety better and to enjoy life more completely.
(Relaxation mp3 files included with purchase.)

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About Lois D. Brown

Lois received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and worked as a news correspondent in Washington, D.C. She later completed a Master’s degree in communications and started her own freelance business.

She has written nearly fifty articles and books, many of which are about nutrition and the use of natural food supplements. She worked as the chief editor to a former New York Times best-selling author Dr. Neil Solomon, and she co-wrote a book on time management with former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes.

In 2004 she published a book with psychologist Victoria Anderson catered to Mormons about how to better manage stress and anxiety. She has presented material from this book to large audiences across Utah.

Recently she has turned her interests to writing fiction after realizing the bedtime stories she tells her four children never put them to sleep.


Review by: Anne Bradshaw on April 8, 2011 :
I've just finished reading "Be Still: Stress and Anxiety Management for Latter-day Saints," and have to admit that "finished" is the wrong word. Yes, I read it all the way through. No, it's not finished, because I'll be dipping back in many times for as long as there is stress in my life (is there ever not?).

Lois D. Brown published this book with psychologist Dr. Victoria Anderson. I love the easy style and countless true stories that illustrate each concept, making ideas so much easier to understand than straight technical jargon. Even more important - the anecdotes help me remember important facts.

I'm already putting a couple of wise thoughts from Be Still into practice in my life and am enjoying that lively, out-of-the-box feeling that comes with success in small but significant areas.

One example teaches how to reprogram our brain nerve synapses (where one nerve joins another) that produce frightening, unpleasant, or unwanted memories, and enable them to become reorganized and/or replaced, so thinking about those events no longer causes distress. Not sure if I've explained that quite right. You need to read for yourselves to find out. But I can tell you it works! Negative thinking can be turned around, producing both physical and mental health improvements.

This book can help anyone, LDS or not. An eye-opening read.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
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