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Anxiety is Your Superpower

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781529336863

Price: £19.99

ON SALE: 16th September 2021

Genre: Health & Personal Development / Self-help & Personal Development

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This is cutting-edge science packaged as a practical guide on how to flip anxiety on its head and harness it as a superpower – by world-renowned neuroscientist, Dr Wendy Suzuki.

We live in an age of anxiety. Like an omnipresent yet invisible odour you’ve grown used to, anxiety has become a constant condition, a fact of life, and a distraction that undermines our quality of life. Dr Wendy Suzuki’s ground-breaking research will show us that science tells us a very different story: yes, anxiety is unpleasant – it’s meant to be – and in the debilitating extreme, what Wendy will call ‘bad anxiety’, it’s destructive. But most of the anxiety that humans feel is essential – not only to survival, but for higher brain functions formerly thought to be put on hold during anxious moments, Wendy will provide two broad categories of neuroscience-based hacks for harnessing anxiety and facing it head-on. The first will help address and calm anxiety so that you can enjoy the productivity you will experience, and the second grouping of brain science hacks will enable readers to channel anxious feelings into six uses for good anxiety – from productivity, increased emotional intelligence and focus to creativity and confidence.

Through Wendy’s unique perspective as a neuroscientist, she will teach us how to flip anxiety on its head and offer a counterintuitive lens through which to understand how anxiety manifests in our everyday lives. The book will introduce a taboo breaking slant on anxiety: we will learn how it can be good for us and that once we learn how to play it at its own game, it can become our superpower!

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As I always tell my psychiatric patients, having some anxiety is a good thing. The key is learning to use your brain to transform the way you think about anxiety so you can tap into its secret powers. That's why I love Anxiety is Your Superpower so much. It offers a handy toolbox to transform your anxiety from a downer to a superpower.
Daniel G. Amen, MD, psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and twelve-time New York Times bestselling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and Your Brain Is Always Listening
Anxiety is Your Superpower is a must-read for anyone interested in harnessing their full power in creativity and productivity in all areas.
Eve Rodsky, New York Times bestselling author of Fair Play and Find Your Unicorn Space
Anxiety isn't a weakness - it's your brain telling you that it's time for a change. And in this incredibly insightful book, Dr Wendy Suzuki breaks down the exact whats, whys and hows to flipping your perspective, and turning anxiety into the secret weapon you can use to get the life you want. She will transform your kryptonite into your super power!
Lisa Bilyeu, co-founder of Impact Theory
Everyone feels anxious at times but 'Good Anxiety' shows us that not only can we learn to live with anxiety but we can make it work for us too. Dr Wendy Suzuki, a professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University, shares scientific facts in a comprehensive and relatable way. She then offers clear tools and strategies to help us live a fuller life.
Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Change
A book that is erudite, practical, reader-friendly, deeply personal, and sure to help even the most anxious among us.
New York Journal of Books
For those of us simply trying to navigate a world in which worries seem destined to multiply, [Dr] Suzuki provides a welcome road map.
The Wall Street Journal
The book contains surveys and strategies to help people assess and even befriend their anxiety. It's a powerful reminder that many of the human body's adaptations can be used for good or ill - and that people can flip their responses to what can feel like inevitable feelings of anxiety and stress.
The Washington Post
This book is an absolute game-changer. [Suzuki] talks about good anxiety and the idea around building a better relationship to our anxiety and using it as a way to empower us to be better... It's a mixture of tools, of storytelling, of understanding and unpacking some of the best things we can do to help our mental health [and] anxiety.
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