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Dear Friends,

In these very uncertain times, I know many of you are experiencing extreme stress and anxiety. It’s easy to get caught in a downward spiral of negative or catastrophic thinking. Now more than ever, we want you to have the tools you need to stay grounded and take time out each day to center yourself.

I want to give you some easy audio meditations and worksheets from our books that you can use to ease anxiety and combat overwhelming emotions when they arise.

These free downloads are here for you when you need them:

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety
Show Your Anxiety Who's Boss
The Anxiety Skills Workbook

New Harbinger cares about your mental health. Take good care of yourself and each other. We’re in this together.

—Matthew McKay, PhD, Publisher

3 Easy Strategies for Managing Anxiety from Joel Minden, PhD 

Learn three helpful strategies for managing anxiety during the coronavirus from Joel Minden, PhD, author of Show Your Anxiety Who's Boss.

More Tools from the New Harbinger Blog

Having a Stress Hygiene Plan Is as Important as Your Cleaning and Sanitization Plan!  
By Gina M. Biegel, MA, LMFTauthor of The Stress Reduction Card Deck for Teens
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I have been seeing email after email, social post after social post, suggesting ways to best clean and sanitize. These are very important, particularly if you are in a high-risk group, but one key thing that I haven’t been seeing is ways to keep your stress at a minimum during trying times. Stress impairs your physical and mental health, including your immune function. Research supports that mindfulness and related stress-reduction skills have numerous health benefits, including enhanced immune function, emotion regulation, and well-being while decreasing anxiety, depression, and rumination to name a few. Given this, it is important to boost up your stress hygiene plan alongside your cleaning and sanitization plan.

It is important to do three things to engage in a good stress hygiene plan:

  1. Have awareness of your stress level.
  2. Utilize skills to minimize your stress—pay attention to your red flags.
  3. Have a good plan in place on ways to take care of yourself.

The recently published The Stress Reduction Card Deck for Teens, although directed at teens, is for everyone. And let’s face it, I think we can all use a little stress reduction right now. These fifty-two cards are packed full of quick ways to minimize your stress and help you create a stress hygiene plan... Read More

5 Ways to Make Meditation More Accessible to People With OCD and Anxiety
By Jon Hershfield, MFT, co-author of Everyday Mindfulness for OCD
Significant evidence suggests that mindfulness, the skill of being aware of the present moment without judgment, is effective for reducing suffering and improving the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders. It follows, therefore, that meditation... Read More
The Surprising Path to Overcoming Chronic Anxiety
By David Carbonell, PhD, author of Outsmart Your Anxious Brain
If you suffer from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive thoughts, and all the other ways that chronic anxiety disorders can hijack your life and your freedom, here’s the good news:

You can overcome this. You can get your life back... Read More

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