Thursday, 24 March 2011

Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool - GIVEAWAY!

Taylor Clark, author of Starbucked (2007), has long had problems with anxiety. Unhappy with the books he was finding on the subject, Clark decided to write one himself. A lively, eye-opening read, Nerve: Poise Under Pressure, Serenity Under Stress, and the Brave New Science of Fear and Cool features fascinating research on fear, anxiety and stress, as well as compelling stories from people who have faced intensely challenging situations.

The opening section of the book is called “The Nervous Trinity,” a reference to fear, anxiety and stress. Are these three things so different from each other?




It’s true they are related, but they are still very different.
The simplest way to put it is that fear is a more physiological reaction to a danger right in front of you. You’re walking down the street, for example, and a tiger appears in your path. You immediately feel fear and either freeze or take flight. Anxiety can feel similar, but it’s a cognitive phenomenon. You’re worrying over things that could happen in the future—and even things that probably aren’t ever going to happen. Stress obviously has a life all its own. Everyone feels stress.

Description: Nerves make us bomb job interviews, first dates, and SATs. With a presentation looming at work, fear robs us of sleep for days. It paralyzes seasoned concert musicians and freezes rookie cops in tight situations. And yet not everyone cracks. Soldiers keep their heads in combat; firemen rush into burning buildings; unflappable trauma doctors juggle patient after patient. It’s not that these people feel no fear; often, in fact, they’re riddled with it.
In Nerve, Taylor Clark draws upon cutting-edge science and painstaking reporting to explore the very heart of panic and poise. Using a wide range of case studies, Clark overturns the popular myths about anxiety and fear to explain why some people thrive under pressure, while others falter-and how we can go forward with steadier nerves and increased confidence.


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