Advance Praise for Mind Easing

This is just what the doctor ordered: a ground-breaking, eye-opening, mind-opening book that provides a pioneering, perceptive, provocative, practical, positive, powerful plan for healing. It is filled with impactful, innovative, intriguing ideas, insights, and inspiration that will engage and enrich the lives of people facing anxiety and depression as well as their health care practitioners, helping professionals, and caregivers.
—Dr. Joel Goodman , Founder of the HUMOR Project, Inc. in Saratoga Springs, NY, author of Laffirmations: 1,001 Ways to Add Humor to Your Life and Work

Dr. Bick Wanck unveils a remarkably safe and effective approach to the relief of both “soft” and “hard” versions of anxiety and depression that empowers the natural flow of healing. Mind Easing offers a simple, powerful, and actionable healing plan that will help millions on their road to mental health wellness.

—Mark Hyman, MD , Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. #1 New York Times bestselling author of Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?”

Diverse lifestyle and therapeutic modalities, so often presented as mutually exclusive, are incorporated in Mind Easing into an approach aimed at not just temporary treatment but long-term healing. Author Bick Wanck, MD, encourages sufferers to create a fluid healing plan that adjusts to changing conditions in their lives to maximize healing and safety, not just relieve symptoms. This is a very helpful addition to the literature for those with depression or anxiety and likely for their caregivers as well.

—COL (ret) Arthur Brown, MD, Former science director, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand, contributor to The Oxford Textbook of Medicine

Mind Easing reminds us that sometimes the gut holds the key to emotional wellness. With his recommendations for diet, including the use of psychobiotics, Dr. Wanck shows readers how a diet that is good for the gut can also be good for the mind.

—Vincent Pedre MD , Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner, Faculty, Institute for Functional Medicine. Bestselling author, Happy Gut: The Cleansing Program to Help You Lose Weight, Gain Energy, and Eliminate Pain

Each layer of Mind Easing’s personal healing plan incorporates simple, effective, and doable approaches that will motivate and empower readers to play an active role in their healing. Dr. Bick Wanck provides a much-needed guide to relieving anxiety and depression that will help readers discover how resilient they truly are.

—Patricia A O’Gorman, Ph.D. , Consulting psychologist, and speaker, author of The Resilient Woman

From the moment you open this book, you will feel Dr. Bick Wanck’s caring, professional, and trustworthy nature. His words are soothing, and his effective multilayered plan is easy to adopt. With his kind and encouraging style, Dr. Wanck helps you weave a powerful healing plan that will guide you out of the tangles of distress and into a state of comfort and clarity.

—R. Keith McCormick, DC , Founder of OsteoNaturals, ten-time world championship competitor, and Olympian, author of The Whole Body Approach to Osteoporosis

Dr. Bick Wanck has written a clear, thoughtful, and well-reasoned guide to healing the troubled or injured mind. Unlike “either/or” approaches to emotional distress, Mind Easing brings together the best medical, psychological, and spiritual approaches in a well-integrated, holistic framework. Dr. Wanck emphasizes the mind’s natural healing abilities and how best to augment them with judicious use of mindfulness, exercise, diet, and stress management—and in some instances, with “talk therapy” or medication. I recommend this very helpful book to anyone who is searching for a path to emotional and physical wellness.

—Ronald W. Pies, MD , Professor emeritus of psychiatry, lecturer on Bioethics & Humanities, SUNY Upstate Medical University. Editor-in-chief, emeritus, Psychiatric Times; author, The Shepherd of Lost Children and Psychiatry on the Edge

Mind Easing is an extraordinary book. It swiftly guides you to the core tasks that will rebuild your strengths. I’m thrilled that my clients will now have this powerful resource in their recovery.

—Reid Wilson, Ph.D., Author of Stopping the Noise in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry