anxiety: calming the chaos within
Thoughts from Gail
BLOG: Dancing the Pandemic-Languish
What does it mean, that I am dancing the pandemic-languish? To languish means to lack vitality, to grow weak. It also means to fail to make progress or fail to be successful.Read More
COMING SOON – AUDIO BOOK
The pandemic has been both helpful and decidedly unhelpful in terms of creative output. Helpful in that I have been given the time and energy to create. This works well if I am working on my own...Read More
BLOG: Pandemic Anxiety
I would like to share a few of my thoughts with you about pandemic anxiety. My book was published just prior to the onset of Covid-19, and it does not specifically address pandemic issues.Read More
Gail A. Barrett, MA, RCC
- Gail Barrett was born into a Saskatchewan farming family of seven, springing from the strong values of compassion, kindness, and equality for all human beings. She was raised with the belief that if you try your best, it will always be good enough. Gail seeks balance in all areas of her life, and finds great contentment in her work as a counsellor, and in her role as a mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Gail has a Master’s Degree in Psychology Counselling and is also certified to work with Trauma Recovery and Grief Support. Using a wholistic approach, much of her work is devoted to helping clients understand and manage their anxiety.
- Gail is available for speaking engagements and workshops, tailored to your specific needs.
Neil - Caversham Booksellers Toronto
December 4th, 2019
Gail barrett has written a book on anxiety for everyone. Have you already tackled workbooks to your limit? Feeling like reading about anxiety and having the exercises sneak up on you before deciding whether or not you would like to do any exercises? Well, Barrett's book is for you. On top of all of this it is a scrumptious read on its topic. One could be read it cover to cover just for interest's sake. Anxiety is, very sadly, a growth industry and there are so many effective ways to write and learn about it. Anxiety: Calming the Chaos Within is a good standalone as well as a very acceptable conduit between some of the more full-on workbooks and resources available and something like Joseph Ledoux's Anxiety: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety. Barrett's personal accounts combined with a wealth of knowledge provided me with a delightful armchair of syntax leading to deeper insight into my own occurrences of overwhelm. Give this one a go!
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Anxiety Strategy Cards are finished and available!
Learning to manage your anxiety is all about training your brain to make it happen. When we use our strategies daily, our anxiety decreases. Most of us need reminders to practice our strategies, and these 46 anxiety cards will be your daily reminder.
This daily practice will create accumulative, positive changes in your brain, steadily moving you forward to enjoy a more peaceful life.
Each card is paired with a page number in the book, in case you wish to do further reading to remind you exactly how the strategy works.
1-10 Decks $22 +shipping
11-20 Decks $21 +shipping
21+ Decks $20 +shipping
To order contact Gail@AnxietyChaosCalmed.com
Shared experiences and practical strategies to create positive change.
Anxiety is epidemic and it touches people from all walks of life, knowing no age, gender, cultural, or economic boundaries. It can be paralyzing while considerably narrowing the scope of your life. This book provides practical, wholistic, easily understood strategies for all ages, presented through storytelling and the sharing of real experiences. You will discover the benefits of cognitive behavioral work (yes, your thinking and behavior do matter!) and learn how to let go of control, stop what-iffing, set boundaries, calm your body, and stop stewing – all to help you alleviate your anxiety. You will discover the importance of effective strategies such as visualization, mindfulness and meditation, self-care, and the practice of gratitude. The author believes that anxiety is impacted by our life experience and the manipulation of our DNA at the cellular level, but more importantly, that it is largely a learned behavior. The good news is this: what you have learned you can also unlearn – and then you can learn something new! As you move through this book you will be gently coached to befriend and then let go of your anxiety, creating lasting change.
"A practical and empowering guide to one of life’s most common challenges."
"…a warm, unconventional, well-researched, easily accessible, upbeat manual to manage anxiety."
"When you have an entire shed of tools to make your project easier, why not utilize everything at your disposal?"
"An experiential approach to the human struggle with anxiety."