From Chaos to Calm

by Julie Potiker



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/19/2022

Format : E-Book
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Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781665731911
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781665731928
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781665731904
Format : Audio
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ISBN : 9781665742313

About the Book

Helping you move out of emotional chaos and into a state of calmness, author Julie Potiker introduces her SNAP Method, evidence-based mindfulness practices that are easy to learn, remember, and do anywhere, even in the heat of the moment.

This handy acronym has the clever addition of a somatic component to help people handle chaos with the “snap” of their fingers. Trained in multiple mindfulness and human development systems, Potiker has distilled her deep and expansive knowledge into a program that meets people where they are—overwhelmed, overextended, and over the top. Potiker has figured out what works for the millions of multi-tasking women, parents, caregivers, and anxious individuals who have never felt more perpetually pulled in multiple directions.

SNAP! is for time-constrained people who desperately need new responses to life stressors while still juggling their daily worlds of family, work, relationships, health, and home.

Praise for SNAP!

“The SNAP method is brilliant. In one simple practice, Julie Potiker integrates brain science, mindfulness, compassion, and other effective tools for lifting your mood, easing anxiety, calming stress, and opening your heart. Full of practical wisdom, she leads readers through funny stories, tender care, and many different applications of the SNAP method. Throughout, she is a super-smart, encouraging, and hopeful friend. A wonderful book!”
—Rick Hanson, PhD, Author, Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable
Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness

“Life is rarely as easy as a snap, but Julie Potiker finds a relatable way of helping you contend with the most challenging experiences of life by using her clever and easy SNAP method. Tapping into our natural capacity for healing and ease, and building on solid science, Julie leads the reader … into a place of greater wellbeing and joy. Super accessible and incredibly practical, this book will become your best friend in times of need.”
—Steven Hickman, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Executive Director, Center for Mindful Self-Compassion Founding Director,
UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness

“This book is a handy resource for managing difficult emotions based on the elegant acronym, SNAP. The author, Julie Potiker, generously shares her personal experiences, and even a few poems, to illustrate how mindfulness and self-compassion can help us cope with life’s challenges. Rest assured, help is just a snap away!”
—Christopher Germer, PhD, Lecturer (Part-time), Harvard Medical School, Co-developer, Mindful Self-Compassion training, Author,
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

About the Author

A former attorney, Julie Potiker is a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher based in La Jolla, California, and Founder and Chair of the Balanced Mind Meditation Center. Potiker built Mindful Methods for Life, her self-compassion program, on proven mindfulness research, psychological systems and positive neuroplasticity techniques which rewire the brain for less stress, more happiness, and greater resilience. She documented her protocol in her first book, Life Falls Apart But You Don’t Have to: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos. Potiker is known for teaching Mindful Methods in a style easy, fun, accessible, and applicable to everyday life. Her unique, often irreverent approach earns consistent praise from students -- from college kids and stressed-out moms to corporate moguls -- for demystifying mindfulness. Her work has been featured by The Oprah Magazine, Costco Connection, Mindfulness Journal, SoulSpring, AP News, NBC, CBS, Fox, The CW, and many more.