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Inside-Out Healing: Transforming Your Life Through The Power of Presence – an interview with Dr. Richard Moss
Healing Inside-Out: Transforming Your Life Through The Power of Presence is the latest book of author and Dr. Richard Moss. Author, Life Coach, BPD/Mental Health and Self Improvement Coach, A.J. Mahari, host of the Psyche Whisperer Radio Show interviewed Dr. Richard Moss on Monday June 13th at 4pm Eastern. Dr. Moss has now written 6 books and his previous book, a fantastic and highly illuminating one, is called, The Mandala of Being – Discovering The Power of Awareness is one I’d also highly recommend. I learned so much from reading that book as well and so too can you.
The work of Richard Moss is about being radically alive. Radical means being fully embodied and authentic. Your mind is focused and spacious, your body is ready and relaxed.
You learn how to consistently return to the present moment free from thoughts that create emotional suffering, and able to face even the most difficult feelings in a healthy and productive way.
All the longer programs take place in natural and near-wilderness settings because Nature is the best mirror for the depths of the soul.
Richard Moss is internationally respected as a visionary thinker, teacher and author of six books on transformation, self-healing, and the art of conscious living. More than 30 years ago, he left the practice of medicine after a life-changing realization to dedicate his life to help others realize their multidimensional nature and achieve self-mastery. His teaching bridges science, psychology, energy medicine, and spiritual/awareness practices. He is most well known for the deep experiential nature of his work where people learn holistically with their mind, body, and feelings.
His philosophy is entirely pragmatic: work on consciousness must alleviate human suffering and address the root causes of why and how we create so much conflict in ourselves and our world.
His books include: The I That is We (1981), How Shall I Live (1985), The Black Butterfly: An Invitation to Radical Aliveness (1986), The Second Miracle: Intimacy, Spirituality, and Conscious Relationships (1995), all published by Celestial Arts, Words That Shine Both Ways (self-published in 1997), The Mandala of Being: Discovering the Power of Awareness, published by New World Library, 2007 . His newest book is Inside-Out Healing: Transforming Your Life Through the Power of Presence published February 2011, Hay House. His works have been translated into Spanish, French, German, Romanian, Russian, Portugese and Danish and have sold more than 200,000 copies worldwide.
For over thirty years Dr. Moss has taught in North America, South America, Europe and Australia. He has been interviewed in magazines and newspapers worldwide, and has presented at numerous conferences and at such institutions as Harvard University, Stanford University, University of Chicago Medical School, U.C.L.A., U.C. Berkeley, American University, Washington DC, Georgetown University, and John F. Kennedy University.
Richard Moss Seminars organizes and coordinates the conferences, talks, and seminars taught by Dr. Moss, as well as producing all of his audio and video materials. Three Mountain Foundation, a California not-for-profit charity, was founded in 1984 to support Richard’s work by providing scholarships and interest free loans to individuals in financial need who wish to attend his seminars.
Richard lives in Ojai, CA and has three grown step-children.
Do you worry a lot? Do you find yourself experiencing increasing anxiety? Are you fearful? Do you have negative worry thoughts that create anxiety and fear in your life? Please join Life Coach, A.J. Mahari, on Monday October 25th, at 7pm EST, for an interview with Dr. Mark A. Reinecke, Ph.D., author of the book, “Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On – Twenty Lessons for Managing Worry, Anxiety, and Fear” on the Psyche Whisperer Radio Show.
This interview is now available in our archives on blogtalkradio.com and you can listen to it right here on this page now.
Dr. Reinecke, author of “Litte Ways To Keep Calm and Carry On – Twenty Lessons for Managing worry, anxiety, and Fear” is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Chief of the Division of Psychology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. His research and clinical interests center on understanding and treating depression and suicide among children and adolescents. He is widely published, and has authored or edited eight books including Cognitive Therapy Across the Lifespan, Comparative Treatments of Depression, Cognitive Therapy with Children and Adolescents, Personality Disorders in Children and Adolescents.
Dr. Mark Reinecke is a clinical psychologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests include cognitive-behavioral therapy, as well as anxiety, panic and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Dr. Reinecke earned his doctorate from Purdue University, and he is board-certified in clinical psychology.
He is a distinguished fellow and past president of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a diplomat of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. He lives in Chicago, IL.
This is a very useful, practical, and non-stigmatizing helpful book about keeping calm versus being in a state of anxiety, worry, and/or fear. The lesson in this book and how they are conveyed in layman’s terms not only normalize the experience of anxiety, worry, and fear, but also give you understandable information about how you can change your way of thinking and your way or perceiving and experiencing your thoughts and life so that you can “Keep Calm and Carry On”. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to more effectively manage the challenges of worry, anxiety, and/or fear. We live in stressful times and worry is increasingly becoming a part of everyday life but it doesn’t have to be as Dr. Mark A Reinecke points out in this book that delivers much-needed information in a way that won’t overwhelm you. – Life and Mental Health Coach, A.J. Mahari
Table of Contents
About the title
Lesson 1 Anxiety: It Works
Lesson 2 The Big “A”
Lesson 3 We Overestimate Risk When We’re Afraid
Lesson 4 The Future Is Uncertain
Lesson 5 Influence and Control
Lesson 6 You Have the Power to Control Your Anxiety
Lesson 7 Perfect Solutions Don’t Exist
Lesson 8 Sometimes You Can Take Control of Bad Situations—but Sometimes Not
Lesson 9 Recurring, Intrusive Thoughts Are Normal; It’s the Meaning We Attach to Them That Counts
Lesson 10 Dwelling on Problems Impairs Your Ability to Cope
Lesson 11 Worrying Is Highly Overrated
Lesson 12 Don’t Magnify the Importance of Your Physical Sensations
Lesson 13 It’s Time to Relax
Lesson 14 Evaluate Your Thoughts and Make Them Account for Themselves
Lesson 15 Changing Your Thoughts
Lesson 16 When You’re Worried or Anxious, Avoiding Problems Is Among the Worst Things You Can Do
Lesson 17 Social Anxiety: Worrying Too Much About What Others Think
Lesson 18 What’s Really on Your Mind?
Lesson 19 Flow with the Current of Life
Lesson 20 Live Wisely
Epilogue: A Final Note
Resources for Readers
Worrying is a national epidemic, so if you feel anxious and uncertain, you’re not alone. But there’s good news! Thanks to researchers and clinicians, this subject is well understood. Here it is: a quick, compact read that tells you what you need to know to understand anxiety and deal with it constructively. This little book presents the most important findings from empirical research in cognitive behavioral therapy and affective neuroscience in a concise way that’s easy to grasp. It tells you what you need to know and do. Based on recent work in empirically supported anxiety treatments, this easy-to-read guide will help you deal with an emotion that can completely unravel your day.
Think of this book as a tool that teaches you how to filter your thoughts in ways that will change both how you feel and how you behave. Despite the simplicity of the techniques, they produce powerful results.
Read each lesson in sequence. Some will resonate with you more than others, but each lesson allows you to build your own customized “anxiety management toolbox.”
As you read this book, consider taking some time to write your thoughts. Put pen to paper and note how you might apply the various lessons in your life. This is your own personal journey—an opportunity to learn to think, feel, and behave differently. You might think of your notes as a personal journal or a private blog. Keeping a journal is entirely optional, but writing notes and reflecting on new information will not only aid your retention but also help you organize the material in your mind and integrate it with your existing knowledge. It may make for a richer and more useful experience, and it should only take a few minutes. Give it a try.
Many of the lessons conclude with recommendations for action, under the headings “Now Ask Yourself…” and “What You Need to Do.” For these activities, you’ll need a notebook or at least a few blank sheets of paper. Though brief, these exercises can be quite powerful. Applying daily what you’ve learned can accelerate the process, increasing your likelihood of making progress and maintaining your gains. These are the tools that will help you master your worry, anxiety, and fear. Clinicians often refer to them as “homework,” but this isn’t homework in the academic sense. Rather, it’s the notion that though insight alone—what we learn—may not bring about changes in emotions or behavior, we can introduce change by acting on our knowledge and insight. You’ll want to apply this insight in your day-to-day life, and these exercises are an opportunity to do just that.
Know this: these approaches work. I’ve seen them work with my clients. More importantly, dozens of controlled studies completed at clinics and research centers around the world support the approaches described in this book. The result? Using them can help you have a better day—one where you are more productive, have a greater sense of control, and manage whatever life throws your way by using solutions rather than letting worry take your brain hostage. A small book is no substitute for professional care, of course. If you are experiencing more severe anxiety, or thoughts of death or suicide, you’ll want to work with an experienced mental health specialist; you’ll find Internet resources at the end of the book.
Don’t underestimate the power of worry, anxiety, and fear. When appropriate, they can play a positive, even essential, role in your life. However, they can also be disruptive and disabling. The bottom line is that you don’t have to be a victim of these unpleasant emotions. You can control how you live your day and what role anxiety plays, and this little guide will show you how.
Let’s get on with it.”
Source: New Harbinger Publications Inc.
“He’s a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University and an expert on anxiety. He’s managed to put all of his expertise into a cute, handy little guidebook for everyday life. Who doesn’t need a little extra help to keep calm in these stress-filled times?
‘No worries.’ It’s the new catch phrase.
Everybody worries. It doesn’t mean you need a shrink. But every once in awhile, when the stress level gets a bit too high, you might wish you had a little coach sitting on your shoulder to give you some tips on how to calm yourself down.”
Source: Just The Bookstore
“First featured on a British poster produced during World War II, ‘Keep calm and carry on’ has become the mantra of millions—but exactly how to keep calm remains a difficult question for most of us.
The next time you are stressed by pressures at work, overwhelmed by life’s challenges, or panicked by problems that seem unsolvable, reach for this book. In Little Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On, you’ll find twenty short yet powerful lessons and anxiety-reducing techniques that will help you move past stressful moments with grace. Each lesson is so simple to learn and practice, you’ll find that this pocket guide is all you really need whenever you need a little help keeping calm.
A gem of a resource for anyone who struggles with anxiety or worry.”
<—Denise D. Davis, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and assistant director of clinical training at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN – from the New Harbinger Publications Inc.
Have you been waiting for something outside of yourself to change your life? Have you tried all the self help books and philosophies around and still haven’t found the change that you want and/or need in your life? Is it time for you to “disrupt the ordinary” as Kristen says? Life Coach, author, and radio show host, A.J. Mahari interviewed Kristen Moeller, Life Coach, Speaker, host of her own radio show “What are you waiting for?” on blogtalkradio.com and author of the book, “Waiting For Jack – Confessions of a Self Help Junkie” on Friday October 1, 2010 at 2pm EST on her blogtalkradio show, The Psyche Whisperer
In her book, Waiting For Jack, Kristen Moeller turns conventional self-help concepts upside down, asking people to stop eternal searching for outside answers and change their lives from the sideline to front line. (Chicken Soup for the Soul© and The Success Principles) Moeller nearly put her life on hold waiting for his connection to keep her inspiration alive.
The symbolism of waiting for this particular Jack grew from Moeller’s own life experiences, of her constant search for meaningful change – being a seeker and never a finder herself. Following one memorable exchange, where she boldly introduces herself to renowned author and speaker Jack Canfield.
She describes that life-changing moment when it became clear that for her, the figurative “Jack” had come to represent all the desires people wait for — more money, romance, children, retirement, even life’s purpose – and that the truest answers were never going to come from Jack, but rather from inside herself.
Moeller recognized, as she urges readers to do through real life examples, that people need to free themselves from the “self-help treadmill” and unleash their own inner ability to create lives of greater fulfillment.
Laced on the one hand with self-deprecating humor and on the other with respect for individual dignity, Waiting For Jack is uncommonly appealing. It inspires readers to end the eternal search for something outside themselves, stop the endless WAITING, and finally live life more fully by falling in love with their own humanity.
Moeller’s own life transformation offers real-life instruction in how people caught in a “bottomless quest for self-help” can stop the waiting and hoping for direction from others and move forward to embrace their own life every day in a “fierce disruption of the ordinary.”
In an authentic, intelligent voice, Moeller describes her specific life challenges — years filled with addictions from severe eating disorders and alcohol to evolving as a “self-help junkie”— before creating a successful career as life coach, speaker and author, among other accomplishments.
Her insightful, clear-eyed narrative describes how she came to recognize the decisions and actions that limit who we become. She writes, “Paradoxically, we wait and try to get somewhere at the same time—and that somewhere is anywhere but here, in the moment, in the now. We believe when we get there or have that, we will possess eternal happiness. We look for the magic pill. But what if we’ve already swallowed it? What if we were born with it? What if we are it?”
It is with this motivation, and liberal doses of humor, that Moeller succeeds in motivating readers to think and act for themselves, while offering principles by which they can assess their own lives, avoid perpetual waiting and commit to realizing a life that, as Moeller puts it, “…is as good as we choose it to be at any moment.”
Thematically, Moeller brings the mythical Jack full circle with tongue-in-cheek chapter headings such as Jack of All Trades, Master of None; Jack and the Beanstalk; Jack of Hearts; Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill; Jack in the Box; Jackpot; and even Jackass. Moeller details how effectively the practice of looking within can end the cycle of waiting and create real change, with the added bonus of how much better one can feel about themselves.
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“Kristen Moeller’s ability to tap into one of the great longings of human-kind—that somehow what we’ve got now is never enough—is riveting. I love her courage in tackling this big subject, the intimacy of her voice (she’s been there and we know it!), and her far-reaching wisdom. Thanks, Kristen, for putting our longing into words and helping us navigate our way through it. I’m done ‘waiting’!” – Suzanne Falter-Barns, author of How Much Joy Can You Stand – howmuchjoy.com
“Kristen’s simply and beautifully described self-journey inspires a profound, quiet, deeply central truth about who we are and how to embrace our ‘gift.’ Living up to her mission—‘fiercely disrupting the ordinary’—Kristen takes readers on our own deeply personal journey of realization … that in this very moment, we are more than we could ever hope to need, want, or be in this life. She expresses with exquisite clarity not only the richness that is available to each of us if we only choose to consciously create our own life each day, but offers a clear recipe for achieving extraordinary meaning and fulfillment. Be prepared to feel inspired, engage with your true passions, and find new ways to live your humanity beginning today.” – Gary Goldstein, movie producer (Pretty Woman), author, speaker, and coach – www.garywgoldstein.com
Kristen first discovered her passion for personal development in 1989 after recovering from an eating disorder and addiction. After years of struggling with low self-esteem, she realized that recovery and joy is possible.
Determined to provide this for others, Kristen immersed herself in the field of personal growth, earning a master’s degree in mental health counseling, volunteering and working in treatment centers while continuing to train and develop herself.
After many years of serving her clients, she discovered she was ready to disrupt the ordinary once again. While reading Jack Canfield’s book The Success Principles, she created an ambitious vision for her life. She declared her desire to challenge herself in new ways and make a difference for people on a larger scale.
Early in 2008, Kristen was inspired to write Waiting for Jack. Jumping into action, she began to explore our tendency to wait and what it means to be human.
In June of 2008, Kristen attended Book Expo America with 37,000 other people. Ready to propel her success to the next level, Kristen embraced the principles she shares in her book. Through a series of simple actions and her sincere commitment, she left the expo with a powerful agent, a New York publisher, and the enthusiastic support of Jack Canfield, who agreed to write the foreword to this book. By August, Kristen began her weekly internet radio show, “What Are You Waiting For?” creating a dynamic conversation with expert guests (Joan Borysenko, Bob Doyle, Janet Attwood and Gary Goldstein, to name a few) about disrupting the ordinary and creating the extraordinary.
Kristen utilizes her awe-inspiring energy and motivation to bring awareness to heartfelt causes. She serves as a celebrity ambassador to the National Eating Disorder Association, and through her own non-profit, The Chick-a-go Foundation, provides “pay it forward” scholarships for people to attend transformational educational events.
Her mission for the world is that we “fiercely disrupt our ordinary,” whatever the expression. Most importantly, Kristen wishes that we embrace what it means to be human—we will wait, we will seek, we will forget who we are, and we will remember. She wants us to know it’s all okay.
When she is not actively making a difference in the world, Kristen Moeller thrives in the beauty of Colorado, playing outdoors, riding her horse or just spending time relaxing in her magical, solar powered home. She lives with two large dogs, an ornery cat, and her best friend and husband of fourteen years.
About the Author
Kristen R. Moeller is a highly respected coach, author, speaker and radio show host who holds a master’s degree in counseling and has more than 20 years experience in the field of personal development. She is a founder of the non-profit Chick-a-go Foundation, which provides “pay-it-forward” scholarships for transformational educational training programs reaching people who otherwise cannot afford such opportunities. Ms. Moeller also hosts a weekly internet radio show, “What Are You Waiting For?” and is a celebrity ambassador to the National Eating Disorder Association. She resides in Colorado with her husband in an eco-friendly solar powered house.
For more information visit: waitingforjack.com