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Hack Your Anxiety: How to Make Anxiety Work for You in Life, Love, and All That You Do

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What if anxiety is not a monster to be tamed, but a resource to be tapped?

In this revolutionary book, Dr. Alicia Clark recognizes anxiety as the unsung hero in the path to success and happiness. It can become the motivating force that will lead to a better you, and The Anxiety Advantage aims to restore anxiety to its rightful place as a positive resource.

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Paperback, 464 pages
Published August 7th 2018 by Sourcebooks
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Shelly
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Hack Your Anxiety is a seminal book written for all ages and various levels of anxiety. After all, in today’s busy, pressure-filled world it is easy to feel stressed at times, regardless of your stage in life. Whether your anxiety is situational or long term, you will find constructive, practical and valuable advice within these pages. What sets this book apart from other books is the author’s approach. Alicia H. Clark adeptly points out that anxiety can and does work for us. It is a signal, ale ...more
Christina - Traveling Sister
Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of this ARC, all opinions presented are my own.

Well formatted and well thought out. Hack Your Anxiety had some really good useful points and tools in there to use your anxiety and harness it's potential versus being a slave to it. Clark is a well-written author who used both scientific facts and personal notes which really created a well-rounded self-help book.

My hang-ups with this are that I feel these techniques would be better suited for a one-on-one or group
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Rachel Simson
I have moderate general anxiety. It’s untreated and unmedicated but it’s there and it’s real. I have been suffering from symptoms of Anxiety since I was around 16 but I’ve always been a worrier. It was only when I started 6th-Form that things got really bad though, to the point that I suffered from a panic attack in a local theatre and was afraid to make new friends or go to new places.

My anxiety was bad until my second year of university. I never visited a doctor because I didn’t even realise t
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Alina
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
As a person who suffers from anxiety, especially in public, I find this book quite useful and motivational.
Betsy
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m so glad I read this book. It offers a comprehensive overview of the science of anxiety and then gives clear ideas about how to address varying levels of anxiety. These examples and stories made it clear for the first time that I am not alone. When suffering bouts of anxiety, I tend to feel it’s just me. This book opened my eyes to allow me to talk and think my way through my anxious times. And also gave me ideas to understand and help friends, loved ones, and co-workers better cope with thei ...more
Annah
Sep 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Good for those with anxiety and have been attending talk therapy with little to good results. Most of the book is spent rethinking anxiety and its role in your life—and is very good for this reason. I think it would be beneficial to those interested in cognitive behavioral therapy or who have never heard of it. There aren’t many exercises, which would’ve been nice as a way of learning ‘hacking anxiety.’
Vnunez-Ms_luv2read
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Good techniques that may possiblyhelp one with anxiety. Very useful and precise information. Various subjects are discussed in a easy to understand method. I really found this book to be useful as I know people that suffer from anxiety in various ways. Thanks to NetGalley, the author and the publisher for the ARC of this book. Although I received the book in this manner, it did not affect my opinion of this book nor my review
Pammy
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading HACK YOUR ANXIETY! The author does a great job at keeping you interested and It’s very informative. Whether you have anxiety or not, I believe you will love this book. It explains a lot of different views with science backing it up. Very well written!!!! Happy Reading!!! :)
Nisha
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Michelle Ellashek
Anxiety is a hot topic lately, and I think there is no one that has zero anxiety in their life.

The main message from this book is really to listen to that anxiety, that nagging voice inside your head, and don't just assume it needs to be shut down every time it pops up. There may be some logic to the anxiety, and it needs to be understood.

The other component is that anxiety is not always a bad thing, and needs to be thought of as such. If you cringe away from stress and anxiety, you form a nega
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May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book goes into a new modern way to look at anxiety. It lists out the different things that we call anxiety and goes step-by-step through factors such as our cell phones, political life and city living. It also goes over the fact that we are prescribed medication more than not when it comes to anxiety.
The book speaks of a new way to harness anxiety as we learn to recognize and even embrace our own anxious feelings instead of avoiding. It goes into a lot of prior research done by the big name
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Meghan
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I also received this book as an advanced reader's copy due to the overwhelming response of requests we get on this topic from not only our patrons and community but for our staff as well. Alicia Clark's information was very well explained and communicated throughout the book and she also gave some really useful tips. We will definitely consider this title for our non-fiction collection. 5 stars!
Amanda
Jul 11, 2018 rated it did not like it
Hack Your Anxiety has a unique perspective on anxiety. As a life-long anxiety sufferer, I'm not sure viewing it as a motivating factor is terribly helpful. The book is well-written and interesting but I can't honestly recommend it.

Many thanks to NetGalley, the publisher, and author for my ARC. All opinions are my own.
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Alicia H. Clark is a Washington, DC based licensed psychologist who specializes in anxiety, relationships, and helping people face life with more confidence and joy. Clark has served as adjunct clinical faculty at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her work has been featured in hundreds of online, print and video publications worldwide. For more information, see www.AliciaClarkPsyD. ...more