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Finding Quiet
Finding Quiet: My Story of Overcoming Anxiety and the Practices that Brought Peace | J. P. Moreland
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In May 2004 prominent philosopher, author, and professor J. P. Moreland awoke in the middle of the night to a severe panic attack. Though often anxious by temperament and upbringing, Moreland had never experienced such an incident before. Thus began an extended battle with debilitating anxiety and depression. More than a decade later, Moreland continues to manage mental illness. Yet along the way he's moved from shame and despair to vulnerability and hope. In Finding Quiet Moreland comes alongside fellow sufferers with encouragement and practical, hard-won advice. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 20 percent of Americans suffer from mental illness, and people in the pews are not immune. Moreland explores the spiritual and physical aspects of mental illness, pointing readers toward sound sources of information, treatment, and recovery. Bracing and honest, Finding Quiet will validate the experiences of believers with mental illness, remind them they are not alone, and provide reassurance that they can not only survive but thrive again.
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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Mehso-so

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This book on reducing anxiety was just okay. IMO, it was not well researched. It was based off the author's experience of what helped him so I can't knock that it worked for him.
I felt like it was only aimed for a small swath of sufferers who are willing to try alternative methods.
I did not feel like this book helped me w/a few exceptions.
I hope that if you read this #Nonfiction #MentalHealth book then it helps you!

RaimeyGallant Thanks for taking the time to read and assess it for the rest of us. :) 1mo
Vivlio_Gnosi Gladly. That's what Litsy's all about! 1mo
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Vivlio_Gnosi
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10 Distorted Thinking Traps.
1) All-or-nothing (if I'm not perfect then I'm a total failure)
2) Overgeneralizing
3) Mental Microscope (focus on a single negative detail)
4) Discount Positive Success
5) Think you know other people's thoughts
6) Predicting the future (visualizing disasters that never happen)
7) Emotional reasoning
8) Fearful Exposure (avoiding others who might see you as a failure you think you are)
9) Self labeling
10) self blame

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Possible reasons for anxiety:
- genetic predispositions
- parenting(overprotective, overcontrollers, inconsistent responders)
- early childhood experiences that fostered shame or insecurity
- current lifestyle (stress, unanticipated threats, demands, trauma, change, shame, guilt)
- no control of the future

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Started reading this #Nonfiction look at how to help those struggling with #mentalhealth.
Part of an outreach program that I'm starting in the #GreenvilleSC area.

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Vivlio_Gnosi
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