During the course of the last two plus years, we’ve been bombarded by messages about how dangerous the world is―from both real AND fake news. And social media. Yet when we hunker down and try to live in a bubble of safety, we can cut ourselves off from the richness and joy life has to offer.
Behavior scientist and researcher Dr. Kristen Lee shows us that by “microdosing” small acts of bravery and connection, we can regain the self-confidence and resilience we need to live full and meaningful lives. “We are hardwired for risk-taking,” she says. “As we become more comfortable with the uncomfortable, our nervous system changes to support us in experiencing a bold, adventurous, colorful life.”
In each chapter, Dr. Kris provides a solid dose of brain science combined with practical actions to build confidence and sustain yourself through challenges. With a blend of stories, composite sketches, science, ancient wisdom, behavioral science, and practical exercises, readers will learn:
· What is courage? Debunking the myths and discovering the power of everyday acts of bravery
· Why feeling overwhelmed doesn’t make you a “snowflake”
· Tools for understanding and regulating your emotions, anxieties, and habits of avoidance
· Healing practices and guidance to increase your resilience to trauma, acute stress, and PTSD
Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking (2018)
One of the greatest gifts we can give to ourselves is rethinking what we’ve been taught, because thoughts become behaviors. The same mind that gets us stuck is the same one that can set us free. It’s time to rip up the script society hands us, breathe deep, and reclaim a healthy definition of success that doesn’t compartmentalize your mind, body and soul. We need a new organizing framework that allows more flexibility and moral grounding―one that lets science, emotion and spirit to fuse.
Too often, life’s disorienting moments can leave us tumbling into messy, downward spirals. We lose clarity, and are held hostage by blind spots that keep us from thriving. We fall into common mindless behavioral traps which lead to perpetual patterns of shutting down, numbing out, binding up and staying stuck. In this uniquely liberating book, Dr. Kristen Lee teaches us how to apply a process of behavioral change using a series of different lenses, to steer our brains to overcome blind spots and cultivate Upward Spiral habits.
A leading expert on resilience and behavioral science, Dr. Kristen Lee developed this new psychology of thinking model from over twenty years of clinical practice, the latest neuroscience, and her own research findings.
Mentalligence [men-tel-i-juh-ns] is a sage guide that will help you build meta-awareness by emphasizing an impact-driven rather than a performance-obsessed mindset and adopt a model of ‘collective efficacy’ that is less I-focused and more we-focused, to facilitate positive social impact at a time when it’s desperately needed. This is what psychologists call ‘The Good Life’―living mindfully and consciously. Rather than falling for predominant definitions of ‘success’ that leave us boxed in, depleted, and oblivious to ways we can work together, Mentalligence helps us find the thinking and behavioral agility to work towards better outcomes for all.
RESET: Make the Most of your Stress (2014)
RESET was named Motivational Book of 2015 Winner and a Finalist in the Self-Help and Health and Wellness categories by Next Generation Indie Book Awards. RESET has been called “a breakthrough model that reframes our ideas about stress”, and “an excellent guide chock full of practical strategies, insightful stories, and wise advice for anyone who experiences stress in their daily work”.
There are far too many 5-step, simplistic models of stress reduction to go around. Reset offers a fresh perspective that is not only backed up with years of research and clinical practice, but presented in a way that allows each reader to take into account their own circumstances and develop a plan for well-being that actually works.
When you feel the negative effects of stress and anxiety, RESET’s components will help you get your bearings and recalibrate: Realize. Energize. Soothe. End Unproductive Thinking. Talk it Out. Whether you know it or not, you’re already responding to stress-either constructively or destructively. Read RESET to develop a plan that is unique to you and your circumstances to better equip you to respond to the challenges before you and make the most of your stress.