The Pursuit of Peace

Letting Go of Anxiety, Worry, and Fear

by Mary Ann Echols PhD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/18/2023

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781664290389
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781664290365
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781664290372

About the Book

There are so many sources of stress in today’s world. Sickness and disease, inadequate medical care, the rising cost of living, broken relationships, social conflict, violence, and grief from a pandemic that took so many lives. These problems continue to present major challenges to peace of mind. We try to find peace in any ways, but often, our best efforts just don’t seem to be good enough. This book provides helpful strategies to overcome anxiety, worry and fear and find peace of mind. The author advocates a change in perspective that shifts the focus from the external world with its trouble and unrealistic expectations to the internal world of self- awareness and spiritual truth. The internal perspective embraces faith in the power of God to change the unchangeable, control the uncontrollable and to promote spiritual healing, mental and emotional renewal and strength. Practical, biblically- based suggestions and strategies are provided to help the reader apply spiritual principles to problems and difficult circumstances. The reader is taught how to rise above circumstances, release anxiety, worry, and fear and experience true and lasting peace.

About the Author

Mary Ann Echols, PhD is a Licensed psychologist holding a doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology. Her clinical experience is extensive and broad based, including individual, group, and relationship counseling. She has certifications in specialized treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma processing, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Echols has over 25 years of clinical practice in hospital settings and private practice including serving as the lead psychologist and clinical staff liaison for outpatient mental health services. She was employed as Adjunct Faculty, teaching graduate level courses in cultural awareness, multicultural counseling, and diversity. Dr. Echols also served as a University Administrator for Student Affairs and Associate Director of the University Counseling Center. She has been a featured speaker for seminars, workshops and panel discussions on mental health issues.