The book Anxiety is a meditation on the Anxious Mind by The School of Life.
Far more than we tend to realize, we’re all – in private – deeply anxious. There is so much that worries us across our days and nights: whether our hopes will come true, whether others will like us, whether the people we care about will be OK, whether we can escape humiliation and grief.
Too often, we bottle up our anxieties or try to avoid looking at them directly. We are ashamed of how worried we are and end up feeling isolated and yet more worried. None of this is necessary. Anxiety is deeply normal and, like so much else that troubles our minds, it can be understood and brought under our control. We all deserve to wake up every day without a sense of foreboding.
Not quite self-help (not that we would be oppose to this classification!), this is a guide to anxiety: why we feel it, how we experience it when it strikes and what we can do when we come under its influence. Across a series of essays that look at the subject from a number of angles, the tone is helpful, compassionate and, in the best sense, practical.
Some topics include:
- How could we be anything but …?
- Anxiety & Evolution
- Anxiety & Modern Times
- Varieties of Anxiety
- An Ideal Life for the Anxious
- Hardback book | 111 pages
- Dimensions: 20x17 cm
- Language: English