Millennials and Gen Z-ers are considered two of the most anxious generations in history. With many intense generation-specific stressors facing them in recent years – from climate change to political polarization, systemic racism, gun violence, financial instability and so much more – it’s easy to see why more and more people are being diagnosed with anxiety at alarming rates.
Taking a feminist and intersectional lens, Dr. Lauren Cook shares her own struggles with anxiety and provides easy, actionable steps to ride the waves of anxiety rather than constantly swimming against them. Chapters show you how you can learn to embrace anxiety, find those who can help you, incorporate preventative self-care strategies and stay afloat when it feels like anxiety is overwhelming you. Exercises include doing inner child work, gratitude lists, mindfulness for body neutrality and much more.
This relatable, honest and information-packed book incorporates thorough, evidence-backed psychological research and diverse client experiences to illustrate a broad range of presentations of anxiety and help readers gain insight into their own stressors and effectively work through anxiety.