Fear Less

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"I love this book. Not only is it practical and grounded, it was written from a place of soul-depth."
— New Spirit Journal

"A great advice book for living with ease in daily life."
— L.A. Yoga

Buy now in paperback, e-book, or audiobook for March 20 delivery.
 Read Chapter 1: "The Monster Under the Bed." 
 See schedule of Fear Less events with Dean.


“In his friendly, easygoing style, Dean Sluyter shows how to surf even the biggest waves of powerful emotions. A delightful and necessary guide to staying sane in these ‘interesting times.’ ”
— LYN GENELLI, marriage and family therapist, author of Death at the Movies

“Trying to be fearless often becomes yet another thing to fail at, but if you can just fear less, peace is well within reach. This book is your best guide for achieving that. Dean Sluyter’s kind, accessible tone talks with you, so you always feel he is by your side as you make the journey.“

— Mark Goulston, M.D., author of Get Out of Your Own Way and Just Listen

“Dean Sluyter has written a beautiful book that shows us how to navigate the free-floating anxiety of everyday fears. He shows us, with insight and humor, how to access the deep silence that is available to everyone. Fear Less is rich with inspiration and practices that lead to a more unobstructed view of reality. It is a book to be enjoyed over and over again.”
— Edward Viljoen, author of Ordinary Goodness and The Power of Meditation


These days there’s so much fear in the air, you can almost taste it — along with all the varieties of anxiety, anger, and addiction that grow out of it. How can you navigate your way through the fear and confusion, and find your way to peace?

In Fear Less, award-winning author Dean Sluyter shows how to use simple meditative techniques and subtle tweaks of body, mind, and breath to open your life to deep, relaxed confidence. Drawing on ancient enlightenment teachings as well as contemporary research, he lays out practical, easy-to-follow steps for addressing such issues as:

• letting go of compulsive overthinking
• loosening the bonds of addiction (including smartphone addiction)
• overcoming the fear of death
• finding meditative stillness in the thick of activity


Illustrations in color and jumbo size



Sound files
for use with Chapters 8, 11, and 21



“Om meets Wheeeeeee! Sluyter careens merrily from the Buddha to Willie Nelson, from prison stories to The Wizard of Oz, but it all leads us—step by practical, loving step—toward a life of peace. Who knew that learning how not to be freaked out could be so much fun?”
— Michael Kane, author of Heal Your Broken Heart

“As a recovering alcoholic and not-so-recovered depressed person, I’ve long been aware that mindfulness would be helpful to my life, but it’s just so intimidating. Not so with Sluyter, who pairs concrete suggestions with a no-pressure attitude that makes this book feel like it’s written by a really smart friend. He also shows how to incorporate the techniques into other programs of recovery — a rare but crucially important component. You’ll want to revisit Sluyter’s wisdom again and again.”
— Katie MacBride, journalist, author of “Ask Katie” recovery advice column


► Buy now in paperback, e-book, or audiobook.
 Read Chapter 1: "The Monster Under the Bed." 
 See schedule of Fear Less events with Dean.