Thursday, May 28, 7pm CST
Left Bank Books' Facebook Page
Left Bank Books welcomes mental health advocate George Hofmann, who will discuss his new book, Resilience: Handling Anxiety in a Time of Crisis, on Facebook Live at 7pm CST on May 28. Join us on our Facebook Page and order a copy of Resilience: Handling Anxiety in a Time of Crisis from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!
It's a challenging time for people who experience anxiety, and even people who usually don't experience it are finding their moods are getting the better of them. Anxiety hits hard and its symptoms are unmistakable, but sometimes in the rush and confusion of uncertainty we miss those symptoms until it's too late. When things seem to be coming undone, it's still possible to recognize the onset of anxiety and act to prevent the worst of it. George Hofmann takes a unique approach to developing better awareness of the body and how to head off disabling angst-filled episodes. Hofmann has used these techniques to successfully overcome crippling mood swings himself and has successfully taught these techniques to countless others, who have found them beneficial in their own lives. The "Resilience Series" is the result of an intensive, collaborative effort of our authors in response to the 2020 coronavirus epidemic. Each volume offers expert advice for developing the practical, emotional and spiritual skills that you can master to become more resilient in a time of crisis.
After a series of hospitalizations, George Hofmann managed to overcome the worst of bipolar disorder by adding practices in focused attention to the usual therapies of medicine and talk. He maintains the site "Practicing Mental Illness," which promotes meditation, movement and meaningful work as keys to growth and healing. George has conducted workshops on meditation for individuals, families, support groups, healthcare professionals and corporations. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife, their daughter and two poorly behaved dogs.
All you need to do to participate is log in to your personal Facebook account, go to Left Bank Books' Facebook Page, "Like" the page, and wait for the livestream to begin on the page (you may need to refresh the page periodically until the stream begins).