A Woman's Guide to Liberation from Anxiety, Worry, and Stress Using Mindfulness and Acceptance
by Jill A. Stoddard
Pub Date 02 Jan 2020
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You are stronger than your anxiety—you are mighty. In this empowering guide, you’ll find practical tools to help you shed the shackles of worry and fear and embrace a more vibrant life.
In a culture where women are still paid less for doing the same jobs, expected to juggle family and career effortlessly, and faced with the harsh realities of misogyny and sexism daily, it’s no wonder you’re also twice as likely to experience issues related to anxiety and trauma. But there are real tools you can use now to build personal resilience in a difficult world, move past anxious thoughts, and conquer your worries and fears. This book will help guide the way.
Be Mighty leads you on a bold quest to gain a deeper understanding of your anxiety by exploring your own “origin story”—how your early experiences led to thoughts and behaviors that may have offered comfort and protection at one time, but are now keeping you from living your best life. Using practical tools and experiential exercises based in mindfulness and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), you’ll learn to respond to present-day triggers in a new way, making choices from a more conscious, values-driven place.
So, drop that outdated armor and dive headlong into this book. You’ll emerge fresh and fierce, with the confidence to stand up for the life you want to live and the power to face life’s complexities as your best, most authentic self. It’s time to be who you truly want to be. It’s time for you to be mighty!
“Discover your inner superpowers and become a real-life superhero with this empowering, step-by-step guide. Learn how to manage your obstacles, create your armor of super skills, and unveil your true strength. You are mighty. You are worth it. You are a superhero.”
—Janina Scarlet, PhD, award-winning author of Superhero Therapy
“In Be Mighty, Stoddard offers a bold and compassionate approach to understanding the gendered impacts of anxiety, worry, and stress—and navigating those struggles with vulnerability, strength, and vitality in ways that are fiercely female. I highly recommend this book to anyone who identifies with the pressure to have and do it all, or else.”
—Emily K. Sandoz, Emma Louise LeBlanc/BORSF Endowed Professor of Social Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and coauthor of Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate
“Be Mighty is an empowering guide to living with more joy and courage. Stoddard writes with a refreshing mix of compassion and humor. Every chapter is peppered with ideas and strategies that have the potential to change readers’ lives.”
—Kelly McGonigal, PhD, author of The Joy of Movement, The Upside of Stress, and The Willpower Instinct