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“For people suffering from stress, this book is a godsend.” —Kristin Neff, PhD, author of Self-Compassion "Highly recommended for mental health professionals and consumer health readers looking to manage stress." —Library Journal (starred review) Modern times are stressful—and it’s killing us. Unfortunately, we can’t avoid the things that stress us out, but we can change how we respond to them. In this breakthrough book, a clinical psychologist and neuroscience expert offers an original approach to help readers harness the power of positive emotions and overcome stress for good.
Stress is, unfortunately, a natural part of life—especially in our busy and hectic modern times. But you don’t have to let it get in the way of your health and happiness. Studies show that the key to coping with stress is simpler than you think—it’s all about how you respond to the situations and things that stress you out or threaten to overwhelm you.
The Stress-Proof Brain offers powerful, comprehensive tools based in mindfulness, neuroscience, and positive psychology to help you put a stop to unhealthy responses to stress—such as avoidance, tunnel vision, negative thinking, self-criticism, fixed mindset, and fear. Instead, you’ll discover unique exercises that provide a recipe for resilience, empowering you to master your emotional responses, overcome negative thinking, and create a more tolerant, stress-proof brain.
This book will help you develop an original and effective program for mastering your emotional brain’s response to stress by harnessing the power of neuroplasticity. By creating a more stress tolerant, resilient brain, you’ll learn to shrug off the small stuff, deal with the big stuff, and live a happier, healthier life.
|Publisher:||New Harbinger Publications|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Melanie Greenberg, PhD, is a practicing psychologist and executive coach in Marin County, CA, and an expert on managing stress, health, and relationships using proven techniques from neuroscience, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). With more than twenty years of experience as a professor, writer, researcher, clinician, and coach, Greenberg has delivered workshops and talks to national and international audiences. She writes the Mindful Self-Express blog for Psychology Today, and is a popular media expert who has been quoted on cnn.com, forbes.com, BBC Radio, ABC News, Yahoo! Shine, and Lifehacker, as well as in Self, Redbook, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Fitness Magazine, Women’s Day, Cosmopolitan, and The Huffington Post. She has also appeared on radio shows like Leading With Emotional Intelligence, The Best People We Know, Inner Healers, and Winning Life Through Pain. Greenberg was named one of the 30 Most Prominent Psychologists to Follow on Twitter.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Understanding Your Stress
1 Your Brain's Stress Response 9
2 What Type of Stressor Are You Facing? 29
Part 2 Calming Your Amygdala
3 Staying Grounded in the Present Moment 57
4 Facing and Accepting Your Emotions 81
5 Gaining Control over Your Stress 101
6 Learning Self-Compassion 121
Part 3 Moving Forward with Your Prefrontal Cortex
7 Becoming Cognitively Flexible 141
8 Bringing in the Positive 163
9 Finding the Right Mind-Set 177
10 Living Healthy in the Face of Stress 189
Greenberg resides in Marin County, CA.