Ginger Clark, Ph.D. Releases TUCK YOURSELF IN
Author and psychotherapist Ginger Clark, uses an intimate, personal tone to help readers discover how to deal with stress, anxiety and muscle tension using self-soothing and emotional self-regulation in her practical new nonfiction, "Tuck Yourself In: Using Your Senses to Soothe Yourself, Softening Resistance to Self-Care" (published by Balboa Press).
In today's fast-paced world, many people have difficulty balancing the demands of work and family and find precious little time for themselves. Using the listening tools patiently and skillfully articulated in "Tuck Yourself In" can increase somatic awareness as a source of guidance by tapping the wisdom inherent in the bodymind connection to turn humdrum activities into enlivening experiences. "Learning to listen to the bodyself 'voice' promotes mind-body health by balancing the intensity of energy-depleting activities with the renewing calm of bodymind connection," Clark notes. Slowing down and shifting to "Let Go .." facilitates what Dr. Daniel Siegel describes as "mindsight."
Clark uses her own, sometimes poignant, experiences as examples of exercises and practices which blend Eastern and Western approaches to holistic mind-body health and well-being. "Many people are interested in ways to de-stress and get better sleep," she writes. "But even more importantly, they need help meeting the challenges of following through on what they know they need to do to take care of themselves when preparing for more restful sleep and addressing addictive activities." Insightful, sometimes surprising ways to meet such resistance with self-compassion are offered and can lead to a "lifetime of discovery and awakening."