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Anxiety is natural. Calm is learned.

If you didn’t learn yesterday, you can learn today.

It’s not easy, of course. Once your natural alarm system is triggered, it’s hard to find the off switch. Indeed, you don’t have an off switch until you build one. Tame Your Anxiety shows you how.

Readers learn about the brain chemicals that make us feel threatened and the chemicals that make us feel safe. You’ll see how your brain turns on these chemicals with neural pathways built from past experience, and, most important, you discover your power to build new pathways, to enjoy more happy chemicals, and reduce threat chemicals.

This book does not tell you to imagine yourself on a tropical beach. That’s the last thing you want when you feel like a lion is chasing you. Instead, you will learn to ask your inner mammal what it wants and how you can get it. Each time you step toward meeting a survival need, you build the neural pathways that expect your needs to be met. You don’t have to wait for a perfect world to feel good. You can feel good right now.

The exercises in this book help you build a self-soothing circuit in steps so small that anyone can do it. Once you learn how it’s done, and how it can help ease your anxiety, you will learn how to handle situations in which you feel threatened or anxious. Understanding the underlying mechanisms will help you stop them before they get ahead of you. [For the rest of Chapter 1, click the orange “Free Sample” button above left.]

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Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, and Endorphin Levels

Tame Your Anxiety: Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness

About the book

Chapter 1 excerpt

Anxiety is natural. Calm is learned.

If you didn’t learn yesterday, you can learn today.

It’s not easy, of course. Once your natural alarm system is triggered, it’s hard to find the off switch. Indeed, you don’t have an off switch until you build one. Tame Your Anxiety shows you how.

Readers learn about the brain chemicals that make us feel threatened and the chemicals that make us feel safe. You’ll see how your brain turns on these chemicals with neural pathways built from past experience, and, most important, you discover your power to build new pathways, to enjoy more happy chemicals, and reduce threat chemicals.

This book does not tell you to imagine yourself on a tropical beach. That’s the last thing you want when you feel like a lion is chasing you. Instead, you will learn to ask your inner mammal what it wants and how you can get it. Each time you step toward meeting a survival need, you build the neural pathways that expect your needs to be met. You don’t have to wait for a perfect world to feel good. You can feel good right now.

The exercises in this book help you build a self-soothing circuit in steps so small that anyone can do it. Once you learn how it’s done, and how it can help ease your anxiety, you will learn how to handle situations in which you feel threatened or anxious. Understanding the underlying mechanisms will help you stop them before they get ahead of you. [For the rest of Chapter 1, click the orange “Free Sample” button above left.]

Tame Your Anxiety Introduction

Tame Your Anxiety: 7 Reasons Why We Have False Alarms

Top reviews

S J Haswell-West
United Kingdom
This isn’t a happy-clappy book – in fact it’s as far from it as possible. It’s an immense skill to be able to write as

Llinca
Belgium
Very good book. Offers logical theoretical explanations and practical exercises. I liked it a lot. Now I understand the roots of my anxiety disorder a

Barbara E. Fell
United States
As a teacher entering the new world of distance learning this would be great for my students and colleagues. I often do not how to

Top reviews

S J Haswell-West
United Kingdom
This isn’t a happy-clappy book – in fact it’s as far from it as possible. It’s an immense skill to be able to write as clearly as this author, and

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