This Is Your Brain on Anxiety: What Happens and What Helps (Paperback)

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This book was incredibly useful in helping me understand why my brain does the things it does! Dr. Harper gives a witty, concise explanation of the science behind various anxiety disorders before delving into the ways to prevent panic attacks and help people overcome them. While it’s a quick read, it’s a great reference guide. After I finished it, I passed it along to a friend; It was a good resource for him as well, as it helped him understand my mentality and find ways to comfort me. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone with anxiety or who wants to help and understand.

— Abby Walker


Anxiety .... it's the worst. Choking, stifling, smothering, tingling, panicking, brain cutting out, bad decisions... You're a human being, so you know exactly what's being said here. Dr. Faith lays it all out in her five-minute therapy series: what anxiety IS (did you know that people wrote about it more in the 1800s than now?), what it's good for (that's right, it's actually a necessary response that helps to keep us alive in bad situations), how to know when it's gone overboard, and practical tips on how to deal with anxiety when it gets bad. This book is a lifesaver for panic attacks, breaking out of flight-or-fight-or-freeze responses, and for chronic anxiety. It's also good for folks who aren't burdened by anxiety daily but want to cope better with those tough life situations that affect us all. Read this and breathe Note: The original Anxiety zine became a Dr. Faith's book Unfuck Your Brain; this book version of This is Your Brain on Anxiety is greatly expanded and has about 30% new content that is different than what was in the original zine or book chapter.

About the Author

Faith Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN is a bad-ass, funny lady with a PhD. She's a licensed professional counselor, board supervisor, certified sexologist, and applied clinical nutritionist with a private practice and consulting/training business in San Antonio, TX. She has been an adjunct professor and a TEDx presenter, and proudly identifies as a woman of color and uppity, intersectional feminist. She is the author of several highly popular "five-minute therapy" zines on subjects such as anxiety, depression, and grief.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781621064213
ISBN-10: 1621064212
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
Publication Date: March 13th, 2018
Pages: 64
Language: English