In this timely book,  Judson Brewer explains how to uproot anxiety at its source using brain-based techniques and small hacks accessible to anyone.

We think of anxiety as everything from mild unease to full-blown panic.  But it’s also what drives the addictive behaviours and bad habits we use to cope (e.g. stress eating, procrastination, doomscrolling and social media).  Plus, anxiety lives in a part of the brain that resists rational thought.  So we get stuck in anxiety habit loops that we can’t think our way out of or use willpower to overcome.  Dr. Brewer teaches us to map our brains to discover our triggers, defuse them with the simple but powerful practice of curiosity,  and to train our brains using mindfulness and other practices that his lab has proven can work.

Distilling more than 20 years of research and hands-on work with thousands of patients,  including Olympic athletes and coaches,  and leaders in government and business,  Dr. Brewer has created a clear,  solution-oriented program that anyone can use to feel better – no matter how anxious they feel.


Agoraphobia, characterized by panic and chronic anxiety, often renders its victims incapable of leaving their homes. Goldstein, professor of psychiatry at Temple University,  provides an in depth look at agoraphobia,  its victims,  and their families.  Also outlined is Goldstein’s Agoraphobia and Anxiety Program, which he developed with psychologist, Dianne Chambless.

The multilevel program combines traditional psychotherapy with Gestalt therapy to help clients resolve feelings by understanding them, and exposure therapy,  in which clients return to sites of previous panic attacks. 


Drawing on his own experience with anxiety, Scott Stossel presents a moving and revelatory account of a condition that affects some 40 million Americans. Stossel offers an intimate and authoritative history. We discover the well-known who have struggled with the condition, as well as the afflicted generations of Stossel’s own family. Revealing anxiety’s myriad manifestations and the anguish it causes, he also surveys the countless psychotherapies, medications, and often outlandish treatments that have been developed to relieve it.

Stossel vividly depicts anxiety’s human toll—its crippling impact, its devastating power to paralyze. He also explores how individual sufferers—including himself—have managed and controlled symptoms. By turns erudite and compassionate, amusing and inspirational, My Age of Anxiety is the essential account of a pervasive affliction.


At Last a Life tells the full story of my recovery from anxiety and panic and also how I overcame intrusive thoughts and depersonalisation. It covers every aspect of the anxiety condition, explaining not only why we suffer, but also what keeps us in the loop and easy to follow advice on how to recover. The book has relied solely on word of mouth for its success and is now sold all over the world, recently being published in Japan and recommended by many doctors and therapists. The book talks to you directly and is not filled with any medical jargon or churn out a bunch of techniques to follow. It gives you the knowledge to understand the condition in a deep way, so that you can take control of your own recovery.