MARCEY SHAPIRO, MD, is a family physician with extensive training and experience in many areas of natural medicine including Western and Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, flower essences, homeopathy, breathing techniques, nutritional therapies, Scenar , and hands-on modalities such as Ortho-Bionomy and Biodynamic Osteopathy. She works with patients to address the many facets of illness/imbalance--biophysical, psychological, and spiritual--and creates realistic treatment plans that incorporate a variety of modalities.
"Freedom from Anxiety is an amazing resource. Reading it is
like having a wise friend at your side through life's tougher
moments. Marcey Shapiro is full of truly helpful suggestions that
are immensely practical, grounded in lived experience, and rooted
in the timeless healing wisdom of many spiritual and healing
traditions. Her broad-minded and flexible perspective is especially
welcome, and I am hard-pressed to think of anyone that wouldn't
benefit from the contents of this wonderful book."
--Jessica Prentice, author of Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection
"Hands down the best book ever written on the topic of anxiety. The combination of simple techniques, biomedical awareness, and nutritional guidance, creates a tool that lovingly holds the reader's hand and gently navigates to an understanding of how to avoid and pivot away from anxiety. A tool I will use again and again as it has found a permanent position on my nightstand."
--Betsy Hicks, author of Picky Eating Solutions
"[This book] is a multifaceted jewel--an extraordinary collection of healing approaches offered to assist one in achieving relief from anxiety. Its breadth and depth provide a unified, inspiring, and immensely practical new paradigm for how emotional well-being can be realized. Marcey Shaprio's exploration of anxiety includes its spiritual and emotional roots as well as insights from her personal journey toward relief. By identifying a wide range of possibilities for practice that are life-giving, she sets the reader to underlining words and turning down page corners to mark passages that have personal resonance. A must-read for anyone seeking to understand the pursuit and realization of more ease and joy in their experience."
--Joanne Lauck Hobbs author of The Voice of the Infinite in the Small
"Freedom from Anxiety is an amazing journey through the
'minefield' of anxiety. An extensive overview with both general and
specific suggestions, it addresses this widespread syndrome from
all levels: physical, emotional and spiritual. A holistic approach
in the fullest sense of the tradition, this book provides a calming
pathway with possible strategies and practical applications for the
majority of sufferers. A must-read for every physician who is
dealing with patients suffering from anxiety.
--John H. Hicks III, MD "Accolades to Marcey Shapiro! As a dedicated healer and visionary, she has created an incredible treasure chest of practices and techniques that take us straight into the heart of healing. Rather than feeling we're at the mercy of anxiety, we can empower ourselves by learning to use our emotions as our essential guidance system, illuminating where we are aligned with our enlightened Self, our Spirit. When we're struggling, our emotions serve as a signal that we've stepped out of the flow of our greater good. The journey of finding the 'gift in the wound' is rewarding beyond measure. It is one of awakening to our own magnificence, joy, balance, and harmony that is our true nature."
--Jill Lebeau, MFT, spiritual psychotherapist and coauthor of Feng Shui Your Mind: Four Easy Steps to Rapidly Transform Your Life!