New Book Provides Purr-fectly Practical Ways to Overcome Anxiety
Being Mostly Cat: New Book Provides Purr-fectly Practical Ways to Overcome Anxiety and Live a Life with ‘Cattitude’. Written by Tracey Grist. The Chairman of the National Council for Hypnotherapy and a therapist in private practice. ’Being Mostly Cat’ is a charmingly unique and inspirational therapeutic workbook that invites anxious human beings to think a little bit more like their confident feline companions
Featuring 52 enchanting illustrations for mindful coloring or delightful insight, the book focuses the mind to encourage change, gently challenging fear and break free from self-destructive thinking
Tracey Grist is not “kitten around”. Her new book, ‘Being Mostly Cat’ is likely to be one of the quirkiest gifts any cat-lover will receive this year, and it also contains an extremely powerful and timely message.
The most recent study completed in the United Kingdom shows that over six million people across four countries suffer from anxiety or depression.
Although Grist has helped thousands of people with therapeutic intervention, she would like to help many, many more. ‘Being Mostly Cat’ is born of that wish, and of Grist’s belief that we as human beings could learn a lot from the way cats spend their days.
The cat lover’s guide book to overcoming anxiety.
Love them or loathe them, you cannot deny the enviable truth: Cats are chilled, independent creatures who take life in their stride. Being Mostly Cat is an intelligent, quirky, innovative and soothing workbook, thoughtfully designed with illustrations to help you identify your own self-defeating beliefs and harmful habits that can lead you to feel anxious and overwhelmed.
When your mind is so full to bursting with fears and anxiety, and it can’t absorb the teachings of mainstream self-help books, that is the time to pick up this simple step by step guide for you to rediscover your laughter, confidence, and courage.
Using her charming illustrations of cat behaviors, Tracey Grist combines her creative and psychotherapeutic wisdom to gently guide the reader away from distress and back to focus, to be in the present.
These cute cats are simply getting along with life, embracing the wonders of easy living, finding the joy of the moment and showing the reader exactly how to sit on the face of anxiety with careless cat-abandon.
Being Mostly Cat offers:
-Captivating ways to overcome the fears that create self-doubt and anxiety.
-Pure stand-alone enjoyment or as a supplement to therapy.
-A pocket-sized paperback, designed to become well-thumbed.
-Opportunities to make notes.
-Full-page inspirational illustrations to engage with and color.
-A joy for all ages (suitable for children and adults alike) cat lovers will totally adore it!
-An image that stays with you; screenshot your image for the week, save it to your phone for an ongoing, daily reminder.
The thoughtful friend’s gift to an anxiety sufferer
This is the perfect present when you are worried about a friend and are looking to support them in a discrete and compassionate way.
Delightful and surprisingly effective, this book’s images invite you to smile at, doodle on and color in, whilst effortlessly interacting with inspiring messages to motivate subconscious change. 'Being Mostly Cat’ addresses anxiety head-on without making it a drama but by enjoying the easy-going, ‘in the moment’, the mindful metaphor of the cat.
Tracey Grist says,
“In creating ‘Being Mostly Cat’, I have drawn on over a decade of experience from working with clients to conquer their anxiety. When we are overwhelmed with anxiety, living in the ‘now’ becomes complicated; worrying about not just present day-to-day dilemmas but the future ‘what ifs’ and past ‘should haves’. By creating accessible, clear and effective messages, this book is designed to penetrate the mental chatter and help people, even in their most anxious state, to connect mindfully, with little effort, to be in the moment. Drawing on parallels of the joy that cats take celebrating in the most mundane of endeavors to reflecting on how splendid life can be, the metaphor of our feline friend holds many top tips to embracing a fear-free lifestyle.”
The workbook can be used on its own or in conjunction with therapy. At its heart, it is a tool for individuals to free themselves of their anxious thoughts, becoming a soft place to land when the world becomes a bit too much to bear. There’s a solid, complex therapeutic foundation to these simple illustrations, which form a step by step guide into how to break free from our negative beliefs.