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Be Mighty                                                                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/16/20
Dr. Jill Stoddard

Dr. Jill Stoddard Releases Timely Self-Help Book for Women with Anxiety Amid Worldwide Pandemic
As Women Across The Globe Experience Unprecedented Levels of Stress Due to Coronavirus, Be Mighty Offers Evidence-Based Coping Skills

SAN DIEGO, CA: Dr. Jill Stoddard and New Harbinger are thrilled to announce the release of Stoddard's latest book, Be Mighty: A Woman’s Guide to Liberation from Anxiety, Worry & Stress Using Mindfulness and Acceptance. In a culture where women are paid less for doing the same jobs, expected to juggle multiple demands flawlessly, and objectified at every turn, it’s no wonder they experience anxiety at nearly double the rates of men. As COVID-19 creates new and unprecedented stressors, the pandemic is placing disproportionate stress on women as they make up the majority of healthcare workers, are typically responsible for the majority of invisible and unpaid labor in the home, and are more likely to suffer financially in this economic climate. Nevertheless, anxiety need not be a prison. Based on the principles of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Be Mighty takes readers on an entertaining and empowering journey toward a deeper understanding of the patterns that are keeping them stuck. Offering evidence-based strategies for embracing discomfort and letting go of the Inner Critic, Be Mighty aims to inspire women to become their fiercest, most authentic, and mighty selves.

“BE MIGHTY is an empowering guide to living with more joy and courage. Stoddard writes with a refreshing mix of compassion and humor. Every chapter is peppered with ideas and strategies that have the potential to change readers' lives.”
-- Kelly McGonigal, best-selling author of The Joy of Movement, The Upside of Stress & The Willpower Instinct

About the Author: Dr. Jill Stoddard is a clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based treatments for anxiety, worry, and stress. She is the founder and director of The Center for Stress and Anxiety Management, in San Diego, CA. She is an award-winning teacher, recognized ACT trainer, co-author of The Big Book of ACT Metaphors (New Harbinger, 2014), co-host of the Psychologists Off The Clock Podcast, and regular contributor to Psychology Today. Jill enjoys a mighty life with her husband, two kids, and two French Bulldogs in San Diego, California.