Is anxiety bad? Is it possible to escape the anxiety that pervades the modern age?
According to psychotherapist and life coach Robert Gerzon: no and no.
In Finding Serenity in the Age of Anxiety, Gerzon approaches anxiety, stress, and fear from a new perspective, proclaiming that anxiety is a natural, and even sacred, part of life. “Anxiety is built into our nervous system,” Gerzon says. “It’s part of who we are. It’s an early warning signal that alerts us to both threats and opportunities.”
Finding Serenity in the Age of Anxiety was recommended by THNK Class 11 participant Kirsti Jansson, who described the significant role the book played in her class’ self-organized module. She says, “It talks about fear and it breaks down different kinds of fear. You can identify your individual reaction to fear and once you isolate how you react, it gives you ways of responding to fear. If you know how to respond to fear, you can catapult your life. Understanding our fear and how to face it is an important part of seeing our challenges and endeavors through.”