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Staff Picks - Rest and Relaxation

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Escape Anxiety (152.46 J582)
by Suzanne Jessee
Presents the author's eight-step program for the treatment of anxiety disorders, which includes mindfulness meditation, relaxation techniques, guided imagery, physical exercise, hypnotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

The 10 Best Anxiety Busters (152.46 W414)
by Margaret Wehrenberg
This anti-anxiety guide offers 10 simple techniques, including breathing exercises and relaxation practices, and strategies that will turn anxiety from overpowering to manageable in no time.

Let Your Body Win: Stress Management Plain & Simple (155.9042)
by Jacquelyn Ferguson
In her book, Jackie uses clear, easy-to-follow lay terms as she explains what happens to our bodies when we experience 21st century lifestyle stress and the physical consequences, including topics like deep breathing, relaxation and sleep.

10 Steps to Managing Stress (155.9042 B258)
by David H. Barlow
Outlines a program for reducing stress, discussing how to identify the stressor, calming techniques, and lifestyle changes to prevent stress.

Guide to Stress Reduction (155.9042)
by L. John Mason
The increasingly frenetic pace of modern life can take a heavy toll on our physical and mental well-being, and we all have the headaches, backaches, and insomnia to prove it.

The 10-Step Stress Solution (155.9042 S525)
by Neil Shah
An easy-to-follow 10-step program to help manage the stresses of daily living and better manage your time and work or at home, improve concentration and motivation and sleep better.

Secular Meditation (158.12 H477)
by Rick Heller
Describes the basic principles of meditation, discussing how the practice can reduce stress, benefit physical and mental health, and improve personal relationships, with thirty-two exercises for different types of meditation.

Bliss More (158.12 WATKINS)
by Light Watkins
A meditation practitioner and trainer clears up myths and misunderstandings about meditation and offers tips, tricks and hacks to help beginners learn how to get started in an effort to improve health, patience, stress levels, mental acuity and happiness.

Why Can’t I Meditate? (158.12 WELLINGS)
by Nigel Wellings
Meditation is supposed to be a practice that's relaxing and why is it so hard to commit to?

Doors of Joy: 19 Meditations for Authentic Living (158.128. O24)
by Daniel Odier
We know from countless spirituality and self-help books that authentic joy has no object—it is truly free and boundless. And yet, try as we might, how many of us can say that joy is more than a fleeting feeling?

Yoga Nidra (181.45)
by Rick Miller
This book-and-CD offers a complete program for spiritual awakening through deep relaxation. Drawing from his extensive study of yoga in India and his training in Taoism & Chinese Medicine, Miller expertly guides listeners through practices that include sensing the body & exploring your essential qualities.

How to Relax (294.3444 N576)
by Thich Nhat Hanh
A concise review of essential mindfulness practices emphasizes the importance of recharging mindfully in today's busy world in order to stay connected to reality, control stress, and minimize suffering.

Buddha’s Book of Sleep: Sleep Better in Seven Weeks with Mindfulness Meditation (294.5435)
by Joseph Emet
Presents a seven-week guide to resolving sleep deprivation by combating sleep disorders with a combination of wisdom and practical meditation exercises.

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode (248.843 P144)
by Crystal Paine
Nine simple strategies to stress less, sleep more, and restore your passion for life.

Chronotherapy: Resetting Your Inner Clock to Boost Mood, Alertness and Quality Sleep (612.022 T319)
by Michael Terman and Ian McMahan
An enlightened approach to insomnia, depressed mood, fatigue and other sleep-related problems harnesses the power of light therapy to reset the natural clock.

The Secret Life of Sleep (612.821 D855)
by Kat Duff
Citing a high percentage of Americans who routinely experience sleep problems or shortages, draws on a wide range of disciplines to reveal the healing benefits of sleep and argue for its prioritizing.

Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep (612.821)
by David K. Randall
Examines the complex world of sleep and discusses interesting questions as to whether or not women sleep differently than men and if you killed someone while sleepwalking, whether it would count as murder.

Superfoods Healthstyle: Proven Strategies for Lifelong Health (613)
by Steven G. Pratt and Kathy Matthews
A comprehensive blueprint for achieving better health includes new SuperFoods and SuperSpices, along with forty new recipes, an exercise plan, and a section on information regarding the need for sleep, exercise, and downtime.

20 Years Younger (613.2)
by Bob Greene
Provides a four-step program for looking and feeling younger that includes an exercise regimen, a longevity-focused diet, sleep rejuvenation, and wrinkle-fighting skin care to improve health, energy, and create a positive outlook on life.

Restorative Yoga for Life: A Relaxing Way to De-Stress, Re-Energize, and Find Balance (613.7046 G878)
by Gail Boorstein Grossman
Presents a series of yoga exercises designed to increase relaxation, reduce stress, and target specific physical and mental ailments.

Shortcuts to Inner Peace (613.792)
by Ashley Davis Bush
Calm the body... Quiet the mind... Open the heart... Awaken the spirit.

The Sleep Revolution (613.794)
by Arianna Huffington
Evaluates the role of sleep as a cultural and historical unifier, the impact of sleep deprivation on health, and the science community's recommendations for how to achieve more restorative sleep.

Sound Asleep: The Expert Guide to Sleeping Well (613.794)
by Chris Idzikowski
Presents a guide to sleep, discussing such topics as the physiological basis of sleep, dreaming, the use of pills and potions, and the impact that changes in attitude, nighttime rituals, and environment can have on the quality of sleep.

Sleep: the Myth of 8 Hours, the Power of Naps…and the New Plan to Recharge Your Body and Mind (613.794 LITTLEHALES)
by Nick Littlehales
Outlines a customizable program for more qualitative sleep, explaining how to optimize a sleeping environment, map one's personal sleep cycle, and appropriately balance healthy sleep with today's tech-driven, high-demand responsibilities.

Sleep Smarter (613.794 STEVENSON)
by Shawn Stevenson
Describes the importance of better sleep and offers a twenty-one-day plan to help fall asleep faster and avoid waking up during the night, to attain a happier, healthier life.

Meditation: An In-Depth Guide (615.852)
by Ian Gawler and Paul Bedson
Meditation is increasingly recommended for relaxation, for enhancing relationships and well-being, to increase performance in sports and business, for personal growth, and to assist healing.

The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain (616.8)
by Judith Horstman
Examines typical brain activity and chemical levels divided by likely tasks for each hour of the day, beginning with waking up and encountering others, and ending with sexual desire, falling asleep, and dreaming.

The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep Is Broken & How to Fix It (616.849 WINTER)
by W. Chris Winter
A guide to sleep problems, including insomnia, sleep apnea, and circadian sleep disorders, discusses how to minimize medication dependency and offers time-tested techniques.

Restful Sleep: The Complete Mind-Body Program for Overcoming Insomnia (616.8498)
by Deepak Chopra
Draws on the principles of mind-body medicine to help readers cope with sleep problems, eliminate the causes of insomnia, and create a balanced body and mind.

The Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep (616.8498)
by Lawrence J. Epstein
How many times have you heard it's important to get a good night's sleep? It sounds simple, but it isn't always easy. Now one of the nation's leading sleep experts gives you a step-by-step program for overcoming sleep problems from insomnia and snoring to restless legs syndrome and sleep apnea.

I Can Make You Sleep: Overcome Insomnia Forever and Get the Best Rest of Your Life (616.84982)
by Paul McKenna
Paul McKenna has created a groundbreaking new book-and-CD set that will be welcomed by millions. It reveals the secrets of getting regular, deep, refreshing sleep—and banishing insomnia for good.