GOOD ANXIETY BAD ANXIETY
In Good Anxiety, Bad Anxiety, Dr. Wendy Suzuki—uses new and established neuroscience to help readers harness their fears to feel better, think better, and do better.
There are about 40 million people— or 18% of the population—suffering from clinical anxiety disorders today. However, formal diagnoses merely scratch the surface of anxiety’s impact. Hundreds of millions suffer from everyday, low-level, non-clinical anxiety.
Popular science suggests that this persistent, low-level anxiety is detrimental to our health, performance, and wellbeing. But what if our preoccupation with avoiding anxiety is costing us something? What if we could learn how to harness the brain activation underlying our anxiety and make it work for us, turning it into superpowers?
In Good Anxiety, Bad Anxiety, Dr. Wendy Suzuki unpacks the cutting-edge science that will help readers channel their anxiety for positive outcomes. This shift from bad to good anxiety accelerates focus and productivity, boosts performance, creates compassion, and fosters more creativity. These are some of the superpowers that come from learning how to channel good anxiety, making it infinitely more valuable than bad anxiety or even no anxiety at all!
Accessible, insightful, and life-changing, Good Anxiety, Bad Anxiety will transform our understanding and experience of everyday anxiety forever.
Dr. Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University and a celebrated international authority on neuroplasticity. She was recently named one of the 10 women changing the way we see the world by Good Housekeeping and regularly serves as a sought-after expert for publications including The Wall Street Journal, Shape, and Health. Her TED talk has more than 31 million views on Facebook and was the 2nd most viewed TED talk of 2018. Her first book Healthy Brain Happy Life was recently made into a PBS special.