Bold Move: A 3-Step Plan To Transform Anxiety into Power

HarperOne. Jun. 2023. 320p. ISBN 9780063277014. $29.99. SELF-HELP
Marques’s (psychiatry, Harvard Univ.; Almost Anxious) latest book addresses the prevalence of anxiety and offers solutions for overcoming anxiety and living a happier, healthier life. She synthesizes coping methods she learned from her grandmother and mother when she was growing up in Brazil with scientifically proven cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques. Her approach is straightforward and simple without ever feeling simplistic, and she’s written out methods for dealing with anxiety that are actionable rather than overwhelming. By including case studies and specific steps used by different people to work through common issues, she’s given readers glimpses into stories of healing that are relatable and therefore powerful catalysts for behavior change.
VERDICT While the reflection prompts in this title may not be a substitute for therapy, they are thoughtfully rendered so as to encourage readers to move forward out of anxiety.
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