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.
Melanie Greenberg, PhD, is a practicing psychologist in Marin County, CA, and an expert on managing stress, health, and relationships using proven techniques from neuroscience, mindfulness and cognitive-behavior therapy. With more than twenty years of experience as a professor, writer, researcher, and clinician, she 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 www.cnn.com, www.forbes.com, BBC Radio, and ABC News, as well as in Self, Redbook, Men's Health, and The Huffington Post.