“...excels in its brevity, it’s almost Reader’s Digest version of coping and living with anxiety. While people, who’ve lived with and researched anxiety for many years, might not find anything new in This Is Your Brain on Anxiety, this book could be an indispensable guide for a teen or young adult who’s just starting to understand his or her own anxiety.” –Sarah Hutchins, Portland Book Reviews
"This book will help you understand and get a handle on social anxiety through hard scientific facts. If you're having a panic attack or find yourself freezing in social situations, this book will be your go-to handy guide." –Sophie Matthews, Women.com
Anxiety. It's the worst. Choking, stifling, smothering, tingling, panicking, brain cutting out, bad decisions. You're a human being, so you know exactly what's being said here. Dr. Faith lays it all out in her five-minute therapy series: what anxiety IS (did you know that people wrote about it more in the 1800s than now?), what it's good for (that's right, it's actually a necessary response that helps to keep us alive in bad situations), how to know when it's gone overboard, and practical tips on how to deal with anxiety when it gets bad.
SUBJECT: Health / Microcosm Published / Science / Mental Health / 5-Minute Therapy / Trauma
PUBLICATION: Feb 9, 2021
FORMAT: 128 pages, 5.5x7", paperback
ART: B&W illustrations
Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN is a bad-ass, funny lady with a PhD. She’s a licensed professional counselor, board supervisor, certified sexologist, and applied clinical nutritionist with a private practice and consulting business in San Antonio, TX. She has been an adjunct professor and a TEDx presenter, and proudly identifies as a woman of color and uppity intersectional feminist. She is the author of the book Unf*ck Your Brain and many other popular zines and books on subjects such as anxiety, depression, and grief. She is available as a public speaker and for corporate and clinical trainings.
A small, innovative publishing house, Microcosm Publishing specializes in work designed to make the reader feel good about being alive, take an active role in bettering their life, and impact the world around them. Microcosm has developed a reputation for teaching self-empowerment, showing hidden histories, and fostering creativity through challenging conventional publishing wisdom with books and zines about DIY skills, food, politics, and art. Our books are printed in the USA.