Today is the Last Day for Free Kindle Version

8757489284_edd585e9ac_oOver the past 3 days 128 people have downloaded the free Kindle version of “Breaking the Chains of Worry and Anxiety.”  Sadly, the promotion ends today (June 29).  If you would like to secure your free copy (will be $3.99), please act now.

Here is the link:

If you read and enjoy the book, a review on Amazon would be a great blessing.

Thank you.

Steve Davis



Here’s a Review from a Registered Psychologist in Canada – 2 Days left for free Kindle version.

51hd5hPGBgL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Steve Davis has done a wonderful service in making the powerful paradigm of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy tools accessible using a foundation of gospel principles enriched with personal insight and wisdom. – James Jackson, Registered Psychologist, Alberta, Canada

There are only two days left for the free Kindle download of “Breaking the Chains of Worry and Anxiety.”

Here is the link:

Readers, please remember to download the Mindfulness Activity Log and worksheet.

Kindle Edition Now Available — and Free through June 29, 2016

Hello Friends,

kindle_logo_appI am excited to announce that “Breaking the Chains of Worry and Anxiety” is now available on Kindle.  The list price is $3.99, but from now through June 29, 2016 you can download the Kindle version for free.

To download the book for Kindle, please click here:

Also, if you buy the print version (for $8.99), you can always download the Kindle version for free.  The purchase a paper back copy, please click here:

After reading the book (print or electronic) please share your review on Amazon.

Thank you.

Steve Davis


Here’s a Review from Amazon!

51hd5hPGBgL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_“Breaking the Chains of Worry and Anxiety” is a precious gift. In lieu of painstakingly searching a lifetime for answers, one can find a compilation of core objectives from mainstream experts, treatment modalities, practical application, and most importantly lessons, love, and support from the greatest teacher of them all, the Lord. The author shares a meaningful path for those looking to live a life free from the chains that bind us from reaching our true potential as children of God. – Ruby Von Dwornick, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Thank you Ruby.  You can purchase copy “Breaking the Chains of Worry and Anxiety” at:

Remember, practice is key so make sure to download both the Worksheet and Mindfulness Activity Log!



Today is a great day because “Breaking the Chains of Worry and Anxiety” has now been published and available in print at: You can purchase a copy at this site.  The Kindle version will soon be available as well.

If you read an advance copy I would love a review on Amazon.

Here is one of the latest reviews from Washington:

As a psychologist and member of the LDS church, I have observed a recent surge in Mormons utilizing mindfulness to manage anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. In his book, “Breaking the Chains of Worry and Anxiety,” Steve Davis effectively integrates LDS principles with empirically-supported mindfulness techniques. The dedicated reader will experience a richer understanding of the gospel while accessing cutting-edge anxiety management resources. With this unique blend, this self-help resource receives my full endorsement. – Brett T. Copeland, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist and author of “Sexual Development & Dysfunction,” University Place, Washington

Many thanks to all those who have helped me with this project, particularly my professional colleagues Gary Purse, Dallas Johnson, Nate Williams, and Sarah Price Hancock!

Steve Davis

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1,001 Visitors to Lessons from Liberty Jail

Thank you, in just a few short weeks we have had over 1,000 visitors to Lessons from Liberty Jail.  Thank you for the many who have downloaded the advanced copy of Breaking the Chains of Worry and Anxiety: Lessons from Liberty Jail with mindfulness Therapies. Stay tuned for more information about when the published version will be available. In the meantime, please feel free to download the free pdf version of Breaking the Chains of Worry and Anxiety.

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Publication Date set for June 4, 2016

On June 4th, my brother Bryce Davis would have celebrated his 54th birthday. It has been nearly 9 years since he lost his earthly battle to brain cancer. To celebrate his birthday, I will publish my book “Breaking the Chains of Worry and Anxiety,” which I have dedicated to his memory. You can download an advanced copy by clicking on this link: Breaking the Chains of Worry and Anxiety. Bryce lived great and died bravely. My book is based on the “Lessons from Liberty Jail” and my kid brother truly lived by this great Liberty Jail admonition — “If thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.” (D&C 121:7-8.) Thank you Bryce for being such an example of optimistic courage, even while you faced impossible odds. You were and are the inspiration for a simple book I hope will help others face their own personal challenges.

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The Latest Review from Rexburg, ID

Breaking the Chains of Worry and Anxiety”  will help you in your search for relief and understanding of trials both great and small. This practical book is enlightening as well as instructional in helping individuals to work though negative thought patterns and come to embrace life’s anxieties with an eye towards growth and a true belief that God is over all. I feel ready to work through my difficult struggles more effectively after reading this book. — Jed Rhien, Rexburg, Idaho.

Download a free preview copy by clicking here: Breaking the Chains of Worry and Anxiety.
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Stressed Out? Find a STAR!

Stephen R. Covey argued the essence of being proactive (habit number number 1 in the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People) was to create some space between stimulus and response. Within this space proactive and wise choices can be made because of our self-awareness, imagination, conscience, and independent will. While this is great advice, I have struggled with the “how”.  Just saying, “I have the freedom to choose” is the easy part. Making some space to allow my inner wisdom to take over and enable positive, proactive choices is the hard part, especially when I am stressed out, anxious, or worried. Happily, I have discovered a practice that helps me make some space and increase my capacity to choose well. I call this STA2R, with the A squared.  This practice is based on the mindfulness steps of living in the moment and acceptance. The steps are:

  1. Stop and recognize unpleasant thoughts (worries) and feelings (anxiety)
  2. Take a deep breath, beginning with one deep breath followed by another
  3. Accept things as they are, including thoughts and feelings, with caring, curiosity, and understanding
  4. Ask yourself what you really want, taking into consideration your values
  5. React in a positive way in alignment with your values and true to your vision

The STA2R practice is illustrated in the following diagram:

The next time you have the urge to react, perhaps in a negative way, consciously make the choice to pause and practiceSTA2R. To make this exercise a habit, take time each day to practice these steps. Over time, you will catch yourself “making space” and responding in proactive ways in alignment with your values.

To learn more about STA2R and other mindfulness practices, I invite you to read my book “Breaking the Chains of Worry and Anxiety.”

Download a free preview copy by clicking here: Breaking the Chains of Worry and Anxiety.
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