Conscious Calm by Laura Maciuika
Keys to Freedom from Stress and Worry

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Stress Relief feeling just out of reach?
Stress relief can be elusive. With stress and anxiety so common, many people worry too much and wish the stress relief tips they’ve tried would work better. But while there is plenty of real, external stress, there is also what we do on the inside with stress, often without noticing it. Conscious Calm: Keys to Freedom from Stress and Worry reveals the internal world of stress and lasting stress management. This practical book describes the internal stress traps you can fall into without even knowing it, and shows you how to get free from those traps for good. Combining psychology and wisdom from both East and West in clear, accessible language, psychologist Dr. Laura Maciuika describes 9 Stress Secrets that keep you stuck in stress and worry cycles, and reveals 9 Keys to Conscious Calm, with simple steps for lasting, natural stress relief. In Conscious Calm you will discover:

Stress and anxiety relief techniques that last
Stress relief exercises that start from the inside
Stress management strategies you can begin using right away to feel greater calm and control
Quick stress relief ideas at the end of every chapter

This book also includes a free, downloadable Action Steps guide to help you transform stress and worry into greater calm, inner peace and happiness.

"Conscious Calm distills an amazing breadth of information into a readable, practical mini-manual. This is the must-read book if you want to bust stress and experience lasting calm and peace in your life."


Marci Shimoff, NY Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason and Love for No Reason


"Conscious Calm is like the handbook to the brain, body and emotions no one gets when they 'grow up'. I wish I had this book when I turned 13. I am sure that I will continue to go back to it for years to come."
Sheela Bringi, musician. www.shebrings.com


“Integrating Eastern wisdom with Western science, this book gives you step by step, clearly explained procedures to rid yourself of stress. Dr. Maciuika is brilliant in the way she created simple, brief routines to enrich and enhance everyone’s life. This book is a must read for everyone and essential to those in the helping professions such as therapists, physicians, nurses, teachers and coaches.”
Cloé Madanes, author of Relationship Breakthrough and Strategic Family Therapy; President of the Robbins-Madanes Center and Robbins-Madanes Training.


“Combining the neuroscience of stress and emotions with leading edge energy psychology, Laura Maciuika presents simple step-by-step ways to reframe our minds to choose calmness. Conscious Calm is a gift to adrenaline junkies who create their own crises and anyone looking to reclaim their natural bliss---a wonderful book that can change your life.”
Candace Pert, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, RAPID Laboratories; author of Molecules of Emotion and Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Stress and Worry: Outside and Inside Stress, or How did we get so good at this?

Chapter 2: Autopilot and Motor Mind: What you don’t know can run you

Chapter 3: Hit the Pause Button on Motor Mind: Reclaiming inner choice

Chapter 4: An Ally of Conscious Calm: Adding to your inner tool kit

Chapter 5: Being Breaks: From Doing back to Being

Chapter 6: The Personal Power 180: Redirecting internal energy

Chapter 7: Where Emotions Come In: What are emotions for, anyway?

Chapter 8: Working with Emotions: Expanding your comfort zone

Chapter 9: Static in our Internal Guidance System: Stress and distorted information

Chapter 10: Clearing the Static Part I: Coming back to center

Chapter 11: Clearing the Static Part II: A stress-busting power tool

Chapter 12: Walking the Path: Daily steps to nourish calm
 

About Laura Maciuika

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Laura Maciuika, Ed.D. is a Harvard-trained clinical psychologist. Dr. Maciuika has taught in the U.S. and internationally topics including human development, stress reduction, and Emotional Freedom Techniques. She has helped hundreds of people transform stress and worry into happiness and success. In addition to her Integrative Psychotherapy practice, Dr. Maciuika also consults with individuals and groups about transforming stress into success.
 
Published February 16, 2013 by Tap Into Freedom Publishing. 182 pages
Genres: Self Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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Unlike many self-help titles on the market, clinical psychologist Maciuika's useful guide to stress-free living does not offer a grab bag of tips, tricks, tools, journal pages, questionnaires, and qui

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She reveals 9 Stress Secrets that can keep us stuck in cycles of feeling more and stress, and describes 9 Keys to Conscious Calm and simple, step by step ways to use them for lasting stress relief, deeper calm, and greater happiness.

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