Cultivating Calm: An Anxiety Journal (Paperback)

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Cultivating Calm: An Anxiety Journal (Paperback)


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Create calm in your life—practical, evidence-based exercises for relieving anxiety

When it comes to reducing anxiety, journaling can be a valuable therapeutic outlet. Cultivating Calm: An Anxiety Journal is full of practical writing prompts, strategies, and meditations designed to minimize anxious thoughts and feelings so you can get back to feeling like your true self.

Journal your way to a calm mind with scientifically backed exercises tailored to specific anxiety triggers like clutter, finances, health, social situations, flying, and beyond. You'll also find meditations for quieting your thoughts, getting restorative sleep, practicing gratitude, and more. With this anxiety journal, you'll be on the path to peace!

Cultivating Calm: An Anxiety Journal includes:
  • Evidence-based prompts—Discover exercises based on scientifically supported methods for relieving anxiety, including mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
  • Thought-provoking quotes—Reflect on inspirational quotes from motivational figures like the Buddha, Albert Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, and more.
  • Therapeutic journaling—Process your feelings, clarify the causes of your anxiety, and identify where your fears are coming from with this beautifully designed anxiety journal.

Identify, examine, and eliminate unwanted thoughts and feelings with Cultivating Calm: An Anxiety Journal.
BRANDI MATZ, MSW, LCSW, author of Cultivating Calm: An Anxiety Journal, has spent the past 20 years working in a variety of settings, including private practice, public schools, and inpatient clinics. She has a full-time private practice where she provides online therapy to individuals who want help with anxiety. Learn more at
Product Details ISBN: 9781646117796
ISBN-10: 1646117794
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: April 14th, 2020
Pages: 186
Language: English
Cultivating Calm fills a gap that has existed in the literature for those struggling with anxiety by providing a self-paced approach. Through specific exercises around journaling and giving the reader information that normalizes feelings and reactions, Brandi Matz places anxiety in a broader social and personal context that offers hope.” —Geoffrey Greif, PhD and author

Cultivating Calm couldn't come at a better time. Brandi Matz, through her years working as a therapist with people who have anxiety and PTSD, [gives us] the tools that can help people find peace. She has created an easy-to-use journal that is full of practical, useful tips to help you overcome your fears and anxiety in a way that is both comforting and easy to implement in your daily life. This book is beautifully written and is for everyone since we all want inner peace.” —Anna Raimondi, author of Conversations with Mary

“Brandi Matz helps people with everyday anxieties move from avoidance to participating in life. Through a series of common situational prompts, small steps are suggested to bring about change and experience the moment as it is. I heartily recommend this book for those who want practice developing self-awareness and become more masterful over their anxiety.” —Haleh Ghanizadeh, MD, MPH, adult and forensic psychiatrist, specializing in dialectical behavioral therapy