Book Promo ~ Chicken Little the Sky Isn’t Falling

Chicken Little the Sky Isn’t Falling

Chicken Little the Sky Isn't Falling: Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety by [Erica Komisar]

Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety

Being a teenager in today’s “age of anxiety” is scary. Being a parent of a teenager is even scarier. Zoomers may seem more together, more confident and more independent than prior generations, but in fact, they are more anxious, lonely and emotionally fragile, and less resilient to stress, says psychoanalyst, clinical social worker and parenting expert Erica Komisar.

“We are asking children to handle more — more stress, more stimulation, more pressure, more choices and more decisions — without giving them a secure foundation of support, emotional security, and real and meaningful connections,” says Komisar.

Her important new book, Chicken Little the Sky Isn’t Falling: Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety, is a comprehensive guide filled with compassionate and practical advice to help parents guide, educate and connect with their children on a range of current topics, including gender and sexual identity, anxiety and depression, disordered eating, ADHD, vaping, social media and bullying, to name a few. 

Chicken Little also contains valuable insights intended to help readers prevent, recognize and address mental health disorders, as well as help their teens navigate academic and social pressures, social media and technology usage, increased social isolation and family pressures. With Komisar’s guidance and support, parents will learn how to be beacons of hope and change, as well as how to raise emotionally healthy, resilient adolescents.

Erica Komisar, LCSW, is a clinical social worker, psychoanalyst and parent guidance expert who has been in private practice in New York City for over 30 years. As a psychological consultant, she brings parenting workshops to schools, clinics, corporations and childcare settings. She is also a contributing editor to the Institute for Family Studies. She is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, The Washington Post and The Huffington Post.
Erica lives in New York City with her husband and is the mother of three adolescent children.

Visit her website at:

Chicken Little, the Sky Isn’t Falling: Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety
Publisher: HCI Books
Release Date: November 2, 2021
ISBN-10:  0757324002
ISBN-13: 9780757324000
Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Available for pre-order from
release date: Nov 2, 2021

Book Promo: Feeling Great

The Revolutionary New Treatment for
Depression and Anxiety

Numerous recent surveys indicate that depression and anxiety have doubled or tripled since the corona pandemic. In fact, according to the CDC, more than 40 percent of the population are experiencing “adverse mental conditions . . . associated with . . . Covid-19.” Top that with the realities of the pandemic—including fear of death, separation from loved ones, loss of employment, and intense political battles that trigger even more emotional vulnerability and despair. Now, world-renowned psychiatrist, Dr. David D. Burns, brings us a radical new approach to healing in his No. 1 Amazon bestselling book, Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety (PESI, Inc., ISBN: 9781683732884; $26.99, Hardcover). Selling more than 29,000 copies in the first two weeks since its release, Feeling Great reveals innovative techniques that make rapid change possible, even without drugs or therapy.

Feeling Great emerged from 40 years of research and more than 40,000 hours treating individuals with severe depression and anxiety. This research revealed that negative feelings do not result in what’s WRONG WITH YOU—like a chemical imbalance in your brain or a “mental disorder”—but from what‘s RIGHT WITH YOU. And the moment you realize this, recovery will be just a stone’s throw away.

Dr. Burns’ Feeling Good and Feeling Good Handbook have sold more than 5 million copies and have made cognitive therapy the most popular and most extensively researched form of therapy in the world. More than 50 percent of depressed people who read Feeling Good recover of improve dramatically in four weeks with no other treatment. The techniques in Feeling Great are even more powerful.

In Feeling Great you will:

1. Learn how to change the way you think and feel;
2. Pinpoint and eliminate the powerful forces that keep you stuck;
3. Discover why depression and anxiety are the world’s oldest cons;
4. Crush the 10 types of distorted thoughts that rob you of happiness and self-esteem.

Editorial Reviews:

Nothing short of amazing! Dr. David Burns is an absolute genius, and with his work and this book, he has advanced psychotherapy by lightyears. He is arguably one of the best therapists in the world, and using this book is as close to having personal therapy with Dr. Burns as one can possibly get; it’s like having him right there in the room with you. This book actually achieves the ambitious goal of making extremely powerful and effective therapy available, accessible and usable to the general public more than any resource I’ve seen. Feeling Great provides the reader with a powerful and effective framework for rapidly, effectively and dramatically alleviating depression and anxiety. It is filled with practical tools and techniques and will help anyone suffering from depression or anxiety, whether used by an individual seeking relief, or in conjunction with a therapist. Given the amazing results I’ve personally had using Dr. Burns TEAM framework, both in terms of my own anxiety and depression, as well as with my patients, I will be recommending this book to anyone who suffers from these conditions. Rapid, effective, drug-free treatment has never been so accessible as it is now in Feeling Great. This was the first time I’ve ever cried tears of joy while reading a book!
Michael D. Greenwald, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

About David D. Burns:

David D. Burns, MD, is a renowned psychiatrist, award-winning researcher, and author. Dr. Burns was a pioneer in the development of cognitive therapy, and is the founder and creator of the new TEAM-CBT, which makes ultra-rapid recovery from depression and anxiety possible.

He has received numerous awards, including the A. E. Bennett Award for his research on brain chemistry, the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology through the Media Award, and the Outstanding Contributions Award from the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists. He has been named Teacher of the Year three times from the class of graduating residents at Stanford University School of Medicine and feels especially proud of this award.

David D. Burns, M.D., is an Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His Feeling Good and Feeling Good Handbook have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. His weekly Feeling Good Podcasts are approaching three million download, and more than 50,000 mental health professionals have attended his workshops throughout the United States and Canada. Dr. Burns lives in the San Francisco Bay area. To learn more, visit and



Book Promo: Feeling Great by David D. Burns, M.D.

Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New
Treatment For Depression And Anxiety

Feeling anxious, helpless and depressed by all the tragedies in the news? Nearly forty years after his five-million-copy bestselling book, Feeling Goodmade a positive difference in the lives of countless people with its uplifting message: When you change the way you THINK, you can change the way you FEEL, and helped cognitive therapy become the most popular and extensively researched form of psychotherapy in the world, critically-acclaimed author and world-renowned clinical psychiatrist David D. Burns, M.D., brings the newest installment to his revolutionary research in Feeling Great: The Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety.

Now, Dr. David Burns brings us a radical new approach that makes ultra-rapid recovery possible, even in a single two-hour, book-therapy session. Feeling Great emerged from 40 years of research on how therapy actually works and is based on this paradoxical idea: Your negative thoughts and feelings are NOT the result of some defect, like a chemical imbalance in your brain or a “mental disorder,” but from what is most beautiful and awesome about you and your core values. And the moment you realize this, recovery will be just a stone’s throw away.

In as little as a two-hour, book-therapy session, Feeling Great will help you:

1. Pinpoint and eliminate the powerful forces that keep you stuck;
2. Learn that your thoughts, and not the circumstances of your life, create all of your feelings;
3. Discover why depression and anxiety are the world’s oldest cons;
4. Crush the ten types of distorted thoughts that rob you of happiness and self-esteem;
5. Learn why self-acceptance is the greatest change a human being can make.

David D. Burns, M.D., is an Adjunct Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. More than 50,000 mental health professionals have attended his workshops throughout the United States and Canada. His weekly Feeling Good Podcasts (approaching three million downloads) provide therapists and the general public alike with tips to overcome depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, and habits and addiction. Dr. Burns lives in the San Francisco Bay area. To learn more, visit

Available for Pre-Order from AMAZON
release date Sept. 15, 2020

About David D. Burns
 David D. Burns, M.D., a clinical psychiatrist, conveys his ideas with warmth, compassion, understanding, and humor unmatched by any other writer in the self-help field. His bestselling Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy has sold more than three million copies to date. In a recent national survey of mental health professionals, Feeling Good was rated number one–from a list of more than one thousand–as the most frequently recommended self-help book on depression. His Feeling Good Handbook was rated number two in the same survey.

Dr. Burns’s entertaining teaching style has made him a popular lecturer for general audiences and mental health professionals throughout the country as well as a frequent guest on national radio and television programs. He has received numerous awards including the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology Through the Media Award from the Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology. A Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College, Dr. Burns received his medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is currently clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine and is certified by the National Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Book Promo ~ Learning to Breathe Underwater

Learning to Breathe Underwater

by Jason Elliot

Learning to Breathe Underwater is a collection of poetry that tackles anxiety, depression, heartbreak, loss and growth. In this book, you will find deep and personal thoughts and fears that is intended to resonate with you if you feel alone while experiencing different things in life.

We all share the same heart, with different stories to tell. If i can learn to breathe underwater, so can you.

An interview with Jason Elliot:

Q) Has someone been instrumental in inspiring you as a writer?
A) Certain lyricists from bands that I’ve looked up to definitely have played a part in inspiring my writing. The Color Morale & Hotel Books are two main ones that I really admire as far as writing goes.

Q) Do you have plans for “the next book”?
A) I do actually, as soon as I pieced together this first book I already went ahead and starting writing material for the next one. Same concept, some different topics this time around though.

Q) When did you realize you wanted to write?
A) I can remember as far back as being in middle school and jotting down lyric or poem ideas in my notebooks. I don’t know exactly what onset my sudden desire to write, but the spark has definitely been there since I was young.

Q) Tell me about your interests and passions.
A) Aside from writing, I play guitar in a band called Call It Home. That’s my biggest passion and priority in life on top of everything. I also love unwinding with a cold beer and a good horror movie in my spare time. I’m fascinated with aliens and conspiracy theories… I’ll talk your ear off for hours talking about it, and I have an undying love for reptiles and tarantulas.

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Simple Strategies For Overcoming Life’s Challenges

Self-Talk for a Calmer You And Make Your Shift:
Two Simple Strategies For Overcoming
Life’s Challenges To Realize Success  

Is the pre-holiday stress already getting you down?  Are you job hunting or in an on-again/off-again relationship?  The overbearing weight of stress can make efforts to achieve success seem too difficult to take the necessary steps, no matter how sincere the desire to move forward.  Gold-award winning author Beverly Flaxington offers simple solutions for how-to break out of this rut, and to achieve greatness in her books, Self-Talk for a Calmer You: Learn How to Use Positive Self-Talk to Control Anxiety and Live a Happier, More Relaxed Life and Make Your Shift: The Five Most Powerful Moves You Can Make to Get Where YOU Want to Go.

Self-Talk for a Calmer You was written for those living with anxiety and fear in everyday situations, and seeking a more relaxed and comfortable life.  Flaxington provides readers the tools to recognize triggers that cause anxiety.  Further she provides a clear plan on how to overcome situations that cause nervousness, or fear, and replace these feelings with confidence, contentment and joy. She teaches people how to take control of the inner voices that drag people down and make them work in a positive way.

Make Your Shift identifies a five-step, easy to understand, groundbreaking approach, designed to make reaching higher levels of effectiveness a reality. The SHIFT™ approach, while strategic in nature, provides guidance in spelling out situational discovery:
•    SPECIFY the desired outcome
•    HIGHLIGHT obstacles and categorize
•    IDENTIFY the human factor
•    FIND alternatives
•    TAKE disciplined action

Following this five step process paves the way to overcome obstacles and move forward – the essential elements necessary to reach success.

Beverly D. Flaxington is a Psychology Today blogger, Certified Hypnotherapist, personal and career coach, entrepreneur, college professor, business development expert, and three-time bestselling author. She cofounded The Collaborative, a sales and marketing consultancy that provides strategic and tactical support to help client firms and individuals reach higher levels of effectiveness and meet their goals. Flaxington has also been featured by several media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Lifetime television,, Reader’s Digest, and

Forever Home Rescue NE and Neponset Valley Humane Society receive a portion of book proceeds. For more information, visit


Self-Talk for a Calmer You: Learn How to Use Positive Self-Talk to Control Anxiety and Live a Happier, More Relaxed Life   By Beverly Flaxington
Adams Media
ISBN: 1440564809



Make Your Shift: The Five Most Powerful Moves You Can Make to Get Where YOU Want to Go   By Beverly Flaxington
ATA Press
ISBN-10: 0983762023
ISBN-13: 978-0983762027



Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other fine book outlets


Here’s what is being said

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Dan King, Principal, Career Counselor, and Coach: “Beverly Flaxington has uncovered the missing piece in the countless number of goal-setting books and programs in the marketplace