Suffering from Anxiety or Depression? Mind Easing Is for YOU!

Mind Easing: The 3-Layer Healing Plan for Anxiety and Depression by Bick Wanck, MD, one of the founding members of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and an experienced clinician, writer, and educator, is available today as a paperback and ebook.

I’m thrilled to announce the publication of this fantastic resource that shows how to relieve and often resolve anxiety and depression by assisting the mind’s natural ability to heal. Today more than ever, we need to be our own healers, and this is especially true in the management of anxiety and depression.

The Missing Link Between Holistic Healing and Conventional Mental Health Treatment

In the first major conceptual leap in mental health care in forty years, Mind Easing’s 3-Layered Healing Plan directly promotes the body’s natural healing processes with the first comprehensive plan for healing human distress. This unique approach harmonizes wellness approaches, therapy, and, when needed, medicine into a safe and effective plan tailored to individual needs and preferences.

I had the pleasure of working as Bick’s editor, writing coach, and “Spiritual Literary Midwife” for many months, first on his book manuscript and later on his book proposal. Imagine our delight when HCI Books, his first-choice publisher, offered him a publishing deal!

Not only did I cut my editorial teeth at HCI, but Bick spent several years touring with the leading writers and speakers for the codependency self-help movement who are published by HCI; he spoke alongside Jan Woititz (Adult Children of Alcoholics and others), John Bradshaw (Healing the Shame that Binds You and a PBS series of the same title), Patrick Carnes (Out of the Shadows, about sex addiction, Don’t Call It Love, and others), Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse and her husband Joe Cruse (Betty Ford Center) and others.

He counts Margaret Mead, Gloria Steinem, Alex Comfort (The Joy of Sex) and Buckminster Fuller among others he’s had the privilege of knowing and working with.

Before starting his own business, Bick ran the addiction treatment programs in a private psychiatric hospital in New Jersey. There he treated movie stars, rock stars, porn stars, and politicians.

Following that experience, he created Bick Wanck, MD & Associates. There he developed the concept of a three-layered healing plan, which has successfully helped thousands of people over the course of thirty years.

Unique Content

Mind Easing: The Three-Layered Healing Plan for Anxiety and Depression accomplishes the following objectives that other books do not:

  • describes how the essential power of healing can be promoted with three progressive layers of assistance (enhancement, guidance, and restoration).
  • teaches readers how to construct their own healing plan they can share with their treatment providers and wellness coaches.
  • defines and discusses the concepts of “soft” and “hard” versions of anxiety and depression
  • shows how psychotherapy and psychiatric medications are valuable tools that can be used in a healing plan.
  • helps readers know what questions to ask their physicians and mental health specialists and how to better represent their own needs.

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 of Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and #1 New York Times bestselling author, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?

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Bick Wanck, MD, is one of the nicest and most down-to-earth guys you’ll ever meet … and when he says his goal for this book is to help as many people as possible, he truly means it.

Who Is Bick Wanck?

When asked why he wrote Mind Easing, Bick says,

“What qualifies me most to write this book is my personal journey of recovery, wellness, and growth. After years of violent and otherwise challenging circumstances growing up in Appalachia and then living in an inner-city ghetto, I learned the values of perseverance, persistence, and determination. By necessity, I sought healing for myself. My mission became helping others to do the same. I know what it’s like to suffer, and I know what it’s like to get well and flourish. I learned about the essential nature and process of healing and promoting healing the hard way. My calling and passion is to help others find their own way to wellness.”

The good news is that I know this book will help many people; here are a few advance reviews for Mind Easing.

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, PhD, author of Stopping the Noice in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry

I’m grateful Dr. Wanck is not anti-medication, as it can be lifesaving. … Dr. Wanck’s Three-Layered Plan is a pragmatic approach to mood challenges. … I strongly recommend Mind Easing to laypeople and professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of how to heal from non-life-threatening anxiety and depression. — Dyane Harwood, author of Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder

Can you tell how excited I am about this new book? I suffer from anxiety; so do so many family members and friends. I learned so much from this brilliant author as I worked with him to bring this book to the world. I know it will achieve his goal of helping many people.

Learn more about Bick and Mind Easing at, and order your print or ebook copy at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever books are sold.

Author Bick Wanck, MD, at B&N with his new book, Mind Easing

Bick Wanck, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist and the founder of Bick Wanck MD & Associates, a successful and highly regarded private mental health group practice with twenty-five clinicians in two clinics. As one of the founders of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, Dr. Wanck helped develop the nationally certified subspecialty of Addiction Psychiatry.  He is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Albany Medical College and has held that position at both Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  He has taught hundreds of medical students and residents, has lectured in Academic Grand Rounds seminars in many medical schools, and was featured in a series of educational films showing the art of diagnostic interviewing for medical students, nurses, and psychiatric and medical residents in training. Bick is an avid sports adventurer who makes his home with his wife by a lake in Upstate New York.


Candace Johnson is a professional freelance editor, proofreader, writer,  and writing coach who has worked with traditional publishers, self-published authors, and independent book packagers on nonfiction subjects ranging from memoirs to alternative medical treatments to self-help, and on fiction ranging from romance to paranormal. As an editorial specialist, Candace is passionate about offering her clients the opportunity to take their work to the next level. She believes in maintaining the author’s unique voice while helping them create and polish every sentence to make it the best it can be. Learn more here.

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6 thoughts on “Suffering from Anxiety or Depression? Mind Easing Is for YOU!”

    1. Thanks so much, Jill. This really is an amazing book, and I believe it will help many people because it’s filled with a lifetime of knowledge and such practical, doable information. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  1. This is a truly incredible post, Candace.

    Bick is so lucky to have connected with you and I know he realizes that! I sure wish I had you as my “Spiritual Literary Midwife” for my memoir “Birth of a New Brain.” I’ve been encouraging Bick to contact my friend who’s the Program Director at the International Bipolar Foundation He could present a webinar (either live or pre-recorded) about “Mind Easing.” The International Bipolar Foundation reaches a lot of people who would love to hear about his approach.
    I need to remind him to set it up!

    Thanks for including my endorsement—it was written from the heart. 💕

  2. Dyane, your endorsement is gold—Bick is so very grateful for it. He is such a warm and caring man who truly wants to help as many people as possible, so having someone like you write about the value of his book really matters. How lucky was I to work with him on Mind Easing? Incredibly lucky! Not only did I gain a wealth of knowledge about anxiety and depression (which run in my biological family) but I also gained a wonderful new friend! Thanks so much for stopping by.

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