Calm in the Storm The New Book on Settling Strong Emotion
I am so excited to tell you about my newest publication!
Calm in the Storm is a collection of simple emotion regulation strategies that can be self-learned and then utilized in moments of over-whelming emotion (such as anxiety and panic). There are a lot of people who struggle with settling strong emotions, and whose symptoms are causing a great deal of distress in their lives. My hope in creating this book is that the strategies can work for a wide range of individuals, helping them cope by empowering them to settle emotions.
The book is not intended to replace counselling, but rather to provide a collection of efficient strategies that can be learned and then applied in a moment of emotional flooding, to reduce despair and to return to the present.
This book will ignite hope and spark a renewed belief in your inner potential.
“This resource is what every person who lives with anxiety or any effect of trauma needs to read. I’ve been a trauma therapist for thirty years and I’ve been waiting for something that is easy to read, short, and offers a breadth of grounding tools that the reader can apply to their every day lives. THIS is that resource, well done Susan!” - Susan Armstrong, M.Ed. R.C.C.
“This book is a much-needed resource for anyone seeking self-soothing techniques to weather strong emotions. Offering techniques to help navigate dysregulation, this resource is a wonderful opportunity to help us better understand and work with our nervous systems. While we can’t control life, we can manage our response to the ride!” - Cristin Brew, LMFT
“This book offers easy-to-use strategies for calming emotion during the preparation for EMDR and deeper levels of therapy. It is a vital tool for clients to successfully engage in EMDR and trauma therapy the first time – enhancing the ability to engage in re-processing within the window of tolerance. It is a must read for both clinicians and clients. When used collaboratively with a therapist, the strategies offered in this book can enhance collaboration around skill building and resource development.” - Irene DeLeenheer, RCSW, MSW, BSW. EMDRIA certified Therapist and Consultant with Safe Zone Counselling
“I’m excited about the release of Susan’s book on emotional self-regulation. As a practicing therapist who aims to put patients in touch with their core emotions, I frequently encounter individuals who resist experiencing feelings for fear of being overtaken by them. “What am I supposed to do with all this anger/sadness/fear?!” This book will be a resource for supporting clients in managing difficult emotional states towards safety and healing.” - Larisa Blum, MFT, with Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center