Learning to calm anxiety is a difficult task after years of responding to your brain’s warning signs for threats. But understanding the mechanisms that launch you into anxious states will help you train your brain to make new connections, new paths to awareness and calm. Tame Your Anxiety shows you how.
I read with rapt attention as Loretta Graziano Breuning drew from her own experience and that of gazelles to bring complex brain science to life. Tame Your Anxiety: Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness lays out why our brains develop as they do, and how to carve new neural pathways to shift out of anxious patterns. A practical, relate-able, sophisticated guide to changing even deeply entrenched ways of living in the world. This is a book for people who want to understand not only the hows but also the whys of rewiring the brain for happiness.
— Dawn Huebner, Author of Outsmarting Worry: An Older Kid's Guide to Managing AnxietyLoretta Breuning is Founder of the Inner Mammal Institute and author of Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain your brain to boost your serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and endorphin levels; and The Science of Positivity: Stop Negative Thought Patterns by Changing Your Brain Chemistry. She is Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, East Bay. The Inner Mammal Institute offers resources that help you rewire your mammalian brain chemistry, including books, videos, podcasts, blogs and graphics. Dr. Breuning’s work has been translated into Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, French, Turkish, German, and appeared on Forbes, NPR, Wall St Journal, Psychology Today, Time, Fox, NBC, Dr Oz, Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, Men’s Health, and many podcasts.