Hack Your Anxiety: How to Make Anxiety Work for You in Life, Love, and All That You Do
ISBN 10: 1492664138
ISBN 13: 978-1492664130
What if the way we're thinking about anxiety is off base? What if there's something about anxiety that can be used for you instead of against you?
In this revolutionary new book, Dr. Alicia H. Clark recognizes anxiety as an unsung hero in the path to success and well-being. Anxiety is a powerful motivating force that can be harnessed to create a better you, if you've got the right tools. Hack Your Anxiety provides a road map to approach anxiety in a new ―and empowering ― light.
Weaving together modern neuroscience, case studies, interviews, and personal anecdotes, Hack Your Anxiety demonstrates how anxiety can be reclaimed as a potent force for living our best lives.
“A sense of being out of control seems to be at the root of most anxiety, and Clark’s practical suggestions, summed up in her "Anxiety Toolkit," offer solid, comforting ways to master these emotions.” - Booklist
“In Hack Your Anxiety, Clark faces off against the central challenge of modern life. Anxiety, stress, and trauma have been shown to affect all levels of our mental, physical, and spiritual health from the first days of gestation. If we are to survive in our fast-paced, information-based world, we will have to learn to domesticate our primitive fear circuitry and use our minds to change our brains. Hack Your Anxiety will provide you with straightforward, no-nonsense ways of hacking into this circuitry and regaining control of your brain.” - Louis Cozolino, Ph.D., author of The Making of a Therapist and The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy
“Alicia Clark offers a refreshingly renegade perspective on anxiety. In a world where many individuals and couples are not operating out of secure functioning, and anxiety has been linked to insecure attachment, this is welcome news. In fact, research in neuroscience, especially as pertains to nervous system arousal regulation, supports the notion that it is possible to manage anxiety in a way that leads to happier, more fulfilled lives. Clark’s book includes a helpful introduction to some basic neuroscientific principles, along with a recommended process for handling anxiety. With Clark’s toolkit, anyone suffering from anxiety can draw new hope.” - Stan Tatkin, author of Wired for Love
“As the medical director of The Ross Center, with three offices treating thousands of people with anxiety, I am so pleased to have a unique new resource for patients that emphasizes the positive power of our anxiety response and very clearly shows how it can be harnessed and used to our benefit. The explanation of the neurobiology behind anxiety, the case vignettes offered, and the tool kit provided are all clearly laid out such that the anxiety is understood, hope is instilled, and a change in perspective is possible. The reader is provided a clear path to taking back control of anxiety and seeing it as an incredibly useful tool to help them along the path toward self-fulfillment. Thank you, Alicia, for this thoughtful and thought provoking new take on anxiety!” - Beth Salcedo, MD, medical director of The Ross Center and President, Anxiety and Depression Association of America
About the Author
Alicia H. Clark is a licensed psychologist specializing in anxiety and relationships. Clark has served as adjunct clinical faculty at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her work has been featured in hundreds of online, print and video publications worldwide. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and two children. For more information, see www.AliciaClarkPsyD.com