hits counter Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety - Ebook PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety

Availability: Ready to download

A roadmap for high achievers to harness restlessness, roadblocks, and distractions into a productive drive towards personal and professional fulfillment. Many people reach success by deliberately being their own worst critic and obsessively double-checking their work; or by pushing their feelings aside. This strategy is seductive because it does work, at least up to a certa A roadmap for high achievers to harness restlessness, roadblocks, and distractions into a productive drive towards personal and professional fulfillment. Many people reach success by deliberately being their own worst critic and obsessively double-checking their work; or by pushing their feelings aside. This strategy is seductive because it does work, at least up to a certain point. The problems arise once you advance beyond school and early career stages. The higher you climb, the more complex projects and issues in your life become. Meanwhile, you may have become so good at putting your emotions aside in certain situations that it's hard to reconnect with them. This is when the old tools no longer suffice. The somewhat OCD tendencies we pride ourselves on, or rather, the "Nervous Energy" we possess, can become mismanaged, and lead us down a rabbit hole of excessive self-criticism, anxiety, and pessimism. In Nervous Energy, Dr. Chloe Carmichael outlines nine tools with step-by-step instructions that can help you harness your Nervous Energy in order to live a more productive and fulfilling life. If managed correctly, the nervous energy that some people label as anxiety can actually be a source of stimulation, productivity, and fulfillment--and Dr. Chloe Carmichael has tried and tested methods for making this happen. If you've ever felt a sense of excess energy that you didn't quite know how to direct, or felt that your creativity and motivation was being drained by constant analysis paralysis, Nervous Energy is for you. "Anxiety and stress are the number one epidemic of modern civilization. Frequently, stressed people find themselves at the pinnacle of success at the cost of unhappy lives, fractured relationships, and unhealthy bodies. Their energy is wasted even though they may have an excess of it. If 'high energy' people learnt to harness their energy to go beyond reactive responses to modes of intuition, creativity, and emotional resilience, they would achieve even more by doing less and be happier and healthier. This book offers the tools they need. --Dr. Deepak Chopra, MD


Compare

A roadmap for high achievers to harness restlessness, roadblocks, and distractions into a productive drive towards personal and professional fulfillment. Many people reach success by deliberately being their own worst critic and obsessively double-checking their work; or by pushing their feelings aside. This strategy is seductive because it does work, at least up to a certa A roadmap for high achievers to harness restlessness, roadblocks, and distractions into a productive drive towards personal and professional fulfillment. Many people reach success by deliberately being their own worst critic and obsessively double-checking their work; or by pushing their feelings aside. This strategy is seductive because it does work, at least up to a certain point. The problems arise once you advance beyond school and early career stages. The higher you climb, the more complex projects and issues in your life become. Meanwhile, you may have become so good at putting your emotions aside in certain situations that it's hard to reconnect with them. This is when the old tools no longer suffice. The somewhat OCD tendencies we pride ourselves on, or rather, the "Nervous Energy" we possess, can become mismanaged, and lead us down a rabbit hole of excessive self-criticism, anxiety, and pessimism. In Nervous Energy, Dr. Chloe Carmichael outlines nine tools with step-by-step instructions that can help you harness your Nervous Energy in order to live a more productive and fulfilling life. If managed correctly, the nervous energy that some people label as anxiety can actually be a source of stimulation, productivity, and fulfillment--and Dr. Chloe Carmichael has tried and tested methods for making this happen. If you've ever felt a sense of excess energy that you didn't quite know how to direct, or felt that your creativity and motivation was being drained by constant analysis paralysis, Nervous Energy is for you. "Anxiety and stress are the number one epidemic of modern civilization. Frequently, stressed people find themselves at the pinnacle of success at the cost of unhappy lives, fractured relationships, and unhealthy bodies. Their energy is wasted even though they may have an excess of it. If 'high energy' people learnt to harness their energy to go beyond reactive responses to modes of intuition, creativity, and emotional resilience, they would achieve even more by doing less and be happier and healthier. This book offers the tools they need. --Dr. Deepak Chopra, MD

30 review for Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alicia Bayer

    To be honest, when I started reading this book I actually double-checked the title page because I was sure I must have accidentally opened the wrong book. I expected the focus to be on managing anxiety but it is specifically written for "high functioning" people to manage their anxiety. Huh, it turns out that I've been a "low functioning" person all my life and never knew it. The start of the book is so pompous and pretentious about the clients she chooses to work with (only "high functioning" ov To be honest, when I started reading this book I actually double-checked the title page because I was sure I must have accidentally opened the wrong book. I expected the focus to be on managing anxiety but it is specifically written for "high functioning" people to manage their anxiety. Huh, it turns out that I've been a "low functioning" person all my life and never knew it. The start of the book is so pompous and pretentious about the clients she chooses to work with (only "high functioning" overachievers like herself) that I stopped reading it fairly early on. This is rare for me since I'll generally even hate-read a book to finish it, but this just made me feel bad and I'm not giving that many hours of my life to something this annoying. I identify as someone who has nervous energy and anxiety, and I actually think I achieve quite a lot in my life. I do not at all relate to her high achiever profile though -- perfectionists who manage to do everything better than everybody else and get tons accomplished in the blink of an eye (join everything and run it, host perfect parties, have perfectly dressed and coiffed children, etc.). Nope, I'm the scatterbrained artist intellectual mama type who has a million projects and aims for "good enough" in lots of it in order to get things done. I do have nervous energy and I have had anxiety since I was a little girl, but I am not a type A person and I honestly felt like I was a failure reading her definition of the people she works with and wrote this book for. If you are a super successful overachiever with anxiety, then this will probably serve you well -- and stroke your ego, since she's all about fawning over you (and herself). I'm now going to go do a dozen things with slightly better than mediocre aspirations since that's how I manage to juggle all that I do without even more anxiety, and go find a book that makes me feel slightly less stabby. 😉 I read a digital ARC of this book for review.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Erin Clemence

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication date: March 23, 2021 A “high functioning” person, according to Dr. Chloe Carmichael, is “someone who goes beyond the basics of taking care of their physical and mental self, is able to take care of their basic needs and can sustain meaningful relationships with friends and family”. Furthermore, a “highly functioning person” is usually an overa Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication date: March 23, 2021 A “high functioning” person, according to Dr. Chloe Carmichael, is “someone who goes beyond the basics of taking care of their physical and mental self, is able to take care of their basic needs and can sustain meaningful relationships with friends and family”. Furthermore, a “highly functioning person” is usually an overachieving Type –A personality, who is driven to succeed, has personal and occupational goals, and strives to perform well. It is to these people that she targets in her novel, “Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of your Anxiety”. Carmichael believes that these types of people benefit from anxiety, and that oftentimes their anxiety has led them to multiple paths of success, but they can also suffer detrimentally from this same anxiety, and she aims to explore this. I have read a few self-help books (I try to avoid them for the most part, as I find them oftentimes to be preachy and condescending), but the ones I do read focus on anxiety and depression. To use Carmichael’s phrasing, I am a “consumer” of therapy, and have had a few therapists (Carmichael explains that high functioning people find it difficult to match with a therapist because they have more complex needs) , so I am too familiar with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and have probably tried each and every therapeutic activity for anxiety that there is. It is hard for me to read a book on anxiety and be totally blown away by the author’s new and novel therapeutic suggestions (I am also a skeptic, so it takes a lot to get me to “buy in” to a lot of therapy techniques….did I mention I have a BA in psychology?) but Carmichael provided a few more techniques that I hadn’t tried before, and I might even be willing to give them a shot. Carmichael highlights her nine-step approach through examples from her client base (honestly, one of them was so relatable I worried Carmichael had somehow been spying on me), and then breaks them down to make them relevant and usable to just about anyone who suffers from anxiety (and, of course, is “highly functioning”) . Unlike most therapy approaches that suggest a person with a Type-A, “almost OCD” personality alter their ways of thinking and behaviour, Carmichael highlights the positives of these personality types, and instead targets the negative thought patterns that these types may suffer from. It was refreshing to see this type of attitude portrayed in a self-help novel. Some of these approaches are new (to me) and some seem to be just more detailed examples of things I’ve seen before, but either way, Carmichael definitely has a creative way of addressing the “anxiety-driven person”. Although Carmichael touts the benefits of therapy (and encourages her readers over and over again to ‘review’ the activities and tools with a trusted therapist), but her suggestions are also good starting points for those who aren’t quite ready to make that jump. “Nervous Energy” has good flow, uses easy-to-understand language, and actually provides a bit of insight and new therapeutic techniques, which is great for anyone who is tired of trying the same therapeutic activities over and over and having no success.

  3. 5 out of 5

    rhlibrarian

    Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin’s press for this free electronic ARC in exchange for my honest review. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️If you are a type "A" person, a perfectionist, or someone in a leadership position who experiences anxiety, then Nervous Energy by Dr. Chloe Carmichael might a good fit book for you. As a type "A" person myself, I found many of the anecdotes and the methods for calming my anxiety to be novel, yet attainable. I even found myself taking notes, so I could remember and practice some of t Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin’s press for this free electronic ARC in exchange for my honest review. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️If you are a type "A" person, a perfectionist, or someone in a leadership position who experiences anxiety, then Nervous Energy by Dr. Chloe Carmichael might a good fit book for you. As a type "A" person myself, I found many of the anecdotes and the methods for calming my anxiety to be novel, yet attainable. I even found myself taking notes, so I could remember and practice some of technique that are shared by Dr. Carmichael. (I shared a few tips with my educator colleague and both agreed they were great methods for dealing with stress). We often don't realize that someone who is high functioning can feel deep anxiety. Some of the focused material delved on managing your breathing, narrowing your "Zone of Control," and looking at patterns that can cause hiccups in your daily life routines. I think the addition of graphics or small images to illustrate the methods would enhance the material even more. Overall, I enjoyed this selection and would definitely recommend to others.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Cassandra

    I felt this book got a lot right, and I love the use of bold font for the important points. This book actually covers a lot of topics, many of which have whole books devoted to them.The intro makes it seem like the book is for people who struggle to plan or handle open-ended problems, but I decided it's also for people who just tend to over-correct. Though not every statement will apply to you, there were enough that I felt, "yes, that is me". The situation that most spoke to me was the story of I felt this book got a lot right, and I love the use of bold font for the important points. This book actually covers a lot of topics, many of which have whole books devoted to them.The intro makes it seem like the book is for people who struggle to plan or handle open-ended problems, but I decided it's also for people who just tend to over-correct. Though not every statement will apply to you, there were enough that I felt, "yes, that is me". The situation that most spoke to me was the story of a person who kept waffling between two strategies for dating, trying to find the right balance between being flexible and open and being firm in her desires and values. I identified with this rush to find the right strategy from the get go and worrying more about whether someone likes me than whether I like them. I've read a lot of self-help books and engaged in different behavioral therapies, and was surprised to find some new techniques here.  Techniques that weren't new to me were techniques that helped me in the past, such as metacognition, perfectionism and cognitive re-framing. Chapter 5 deals with perfectionism and provides suggestions that are reminiscent of self-compassion - don't skip it! I like that the author presents the book and techniques more as a reference from which you choose what works best for you in that moment. In chapter 3, she introduces a menu of techniques that she provides to her clients, and in chapter 4, she provides three example people and which techniques they might select. The three example people and their recommended technique "starting points" were useful to help me think through which techniques to apply. None of the people were a perfect fit. Reading the examples, I was able to see which techniques were a fit and why and say yes, that makes sense for me, or no, that isn't my issue. For example, mind maps, I love mind maps and use them all the time because they just fit the way I already think.  My personality is more of the endless planner, always looking to increase efficiency, making this faster and more effective, getting to the essence of the problem and continuously improving. I make a good plan and I love planning and organizing and strategizing whether it's studying a language, playing a game, or completing a project. However, I am always second-guessing my plan, and I haven't gotten used to waiting years for fruition. One could brush that off as being a millennial, but women and minorities often are criticized for not having results or their results not being enough. So, I've absorbed that criticism over time.  I started with the zone of control, the mental short-list, the to-do list with emotions, and worry time. I've created a worry-agenda before (really a parking lot of negative thoughts to make myself not get distracted at work), and I can tell you it is fabulous. However, I'd never made worry time before. The to do list with emotions is also very helpful for thinking through procrastination or breaking up a task, but I can also see it feeding endless revisions of plans. The author also welcomed readers to contact her at the end. I'm curious to see what happens. My only criticisms are that there is maybe a little too much personal exposition and I didn't like the use of generalizations, especially in the first two chapters. However, this type of book is more about the demonstrations and the techniques. It is also very very easy to navigate and to skim or skip sections or anecdotes. --------- I received an advanced copy via Netgalley in return for my honest review and feedback. ----------

  5. 4 out of 5

    Geric

    First of all, thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin's Publishing Group and author Dr. Chloe Carmichael for an ARC of this book. I am grateful! I have to come out front that this book is very deep and triggering. Not in a bad way but in an incisive manner. It took me almost a month to read because it definitely did hit some sore areas within me. Maybe those areas needed hitting? The author makes good use of her therapist training and vignettes of her (mostly) real patients and how their experiences re First of all, thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin's Publishing Group and author Dr. Chloe Carmichael for an ARC of this book. I am grateful! I have to come out front that this book is very deep and triggering. Not in a bad way but in an incisive manner. It took me almost a month to read because it definitely did hit some sore areas within me. Maybe those areas needed hitting? The author makes good use of her therapist training and vignettes of her (mostly) real patients and how their experiences relate to this book. "Sarah" was especially memorable as was Appalachian Jack. I'm sure each of the characters she places strategically in this book will hit on one or more issues for the reader, hence probably a warning that this book could be triggering. At the end of the day, Dr. Carmichael does state that you take what you need from this book and leave the rest. She comes to you with the full knowledge that some parts might help you and others might not. Also, she gives helpful advice on how to choose the right therapist that suits your needs or quirks. That type of voice is unique amongst authors. Again, it would have been a faster read if it wasn't so personal, but this book definitely is. Kudos for a fine book delving into so much more than just one's "Nervous Energy."

  6. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    This is a great guide for so many in this age of anxiety. I love the approach Carmichael has outlined and feel like this could be beneficial to those who struggle with their anxiety, as well as those who are "high-functioning" but still know their anxiety is holding them back , Many thanks to St. Martin's Essentials and NetGalley for the advance copy. This is a great guide for so many in this age of anxiety. I love the approach Carmichael has outlined and feel like this could be beneficial to those who struggle with their anxiety, as well as those who are "high-functioning" but still know their anxiety is holding them back , Many thanks to St. Martin's Essentials and NetGalley for the advance copy.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Graham

    brief synopsis: a guide how to work through mental health issues as an already high-functioning person. NERVOUS ENERGY is full of engaging writing and specific examples that are fun & illustrative. I enjoyed it overall & will seek out a physical copy and/or audio in the future. my concern, however, is the fat-shaming sprinkled throughout the book. while exercise & fitness are important, body size is not. I worry that this weakness could make many high-functioning readers — including those with e brief synopsis: a guide how to work through mental health issues as an already high-functioning person. NERVOUS ENERGY is full of engaging writing and specific examples that are fun & illustrative. I enjoyed it overall & will seek out a physical copy and/or audio in the future. my concern, however, is the fat-shaming sprinkled throughout the book. while exercise & fitness are important, body size is not. I worry that this weakness could make many high-functioning readers — including those with eating disorders — feel excluded. otherwise, NERVOUS ENERGY seems pretty current regarding technology, social media, & problems that high-functioning people realistically face in daily life. as a high-functioning person w/ anxiety myself, I found NERVOUS ENERGY useful & already recommended it to my therapist!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Matlow

    I was very excited to start this book and was thoroughly engrossed in the first 39 pages. Finally, I thought, a self-help book that really understands me. I am a high functioning person who, like everybody else, has my own mental and emotional challenges. Those challenges act as both my strength and my weakness. The pitfall I find with many self-help books is that they would be better off as a 1000 word article. In most books in this genre, the author has a very succinct point to make or process I was very excited to start this book and was thoroughly engrossed in the first 39 pages. Finally, I thought, a self-help book that really understands me. I am a high functioning person who, like everybody else, has my own mental and emotional challenges. Those challenges act as both my strength and my weakness. The pitfall I find with many self-help books is that they would be better off as a 1000 word article. In most books in this genre, the author has a very succinct point to make or process to describe, but for the sake of creating a book they belabor the description so much it makes me want to poke my eyes out. The fact that it’s also done in this book made me take a 180 after the first thirty pages. At third I thought the author new her audience. And then as I got into the endless description of slow mindful breathing, I realized that either the author didn’t know the audience (high functioning people don’t need 30 pages to understand mindful breathing) or I’m not the audience. The book has really good points and I admire Dr. Chloe for all she has done, but the book just got more frustrating to me the longer it went on. Does that mean her techniques are bad and her information does not have value? Heck no! She’s got good ideas on how driven, high functioning people can quiet their minds and focus on the goals. All I’m saying is that the presentation of these techniques is probably better in a different format than a book. Webinars might be good. White papers. But alas, Dr Chloe is a very smart and very driven person. The book, as a result, seems more a tool for her than one for me. #netgalley #nervousenergy

  9. 4 out of 5

    Janet

    When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is closed and you are continuing to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation, superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. And it is way too hot to go outside, so why not sit in from of the blasting a/c and read and review books?? BTW - stay home and save lives!!!!!!!! No tan is worth dying for. I requested and re When life for the entire universe and planet turns on its end and like everyone else you "have nothing to do" while your place of work is closed and you are continuing to be in #COVID19 #socialisolation, superspeed readers like me can read 250+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. And it is way too hot to go outside, so why not sit in from of the blasting a/c and read and review books?? BTW - stay home and save lives!!!!!!!! No tan is worth dying for. I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸. A roadmap for high achievers to harness restlessness, roadblocks, and distractions into a productive drive towards personal and professional fulfillment. Oftentimes, young adults reach success by deliberately being their own worst critic and obsessively double-checking their work; or by pushing their feelings aside. This strategy is seductive because it does work, at least up to a certain point. The problems arise once you advance beyond school and early career stages. The higher you climb, the more complex projects and issues in your life become. Meanwhile, you may have become so good at putting your emotions aside in certain situations that it’s hard to reconnect with them. This is when the old tools no longer suffice. The "somewhat OCD" tendencies we pride ourselves on, or rather, the “Nervous Energy” we possess, can become mismanaged, and lead us down a rabbit hole of excessive self-criticism, anxiety, and pessimism. In Nervous Energy, Dr. Chloe Carmichael outlines nine tools with step-by-step instructions that can help you harness your Nervous Energy in order to live a more productive and fulfilling life. If managed correctly, the nervous energy that some people label as anxiety can actually be a source of stimulation, productivity, and fulfillment—and Dr. Chloe Carmichael has tried and tested methods for making this happen. If you've ever felt a sense of excess energy that you didn't quite know how to direct or felt that your creativity and motivation was being drained by constant analysis paralysis, Nervous Energy is for you. My husband is currently making me NUTS over our "celebrate his retirement" vacation - we have changed the destination five times now due to border closures and COVID19 hotspots. Or should I say I HAVE CHANGED the vacation five times and he is stressing when there are still weeks and weeks before we go about what/where/when/why/who AND how. (I keep saying "I am not taking on your stress!"). But by reading this book I kind of understand his quirks - but I am not sure if the suggestions here would work for him. At all or ever. This is more of a book for millennials and said ilk - people who constantly analyze themselves and forget to live their lives. (my one sister would throw in the word "Aquarians" as they tend to spend so much time analyzing themselves that they forget to live their lives!) It really annoyed me that the repetition of "Dr. Chloe Carmichael" was used twice in the description - I would have had more respect if it was just "Dr. Carmichael", if she was an MD, if she did not have a website named drchloe.com and if she spent less time on camera on TV. If the description of the book appeals to you, by all means, read it - it just didn't appeal to the grown-up woman who prefers people who don't go as far as saying she "works with New York City’s top executives," and then lists diets two paragraphs later along with all her social media channels on a webpage. (I cannot possibly take her seriously!) As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/Tik-Tok and YouTube Millionaires/etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🌪️🌪️

  10. 4 out of 5

    Donna Hines

    Dr. Chloe has created a thoughtful and instructive self-help book that showcases a reader how to handle nervous energy in a more constructive and concrete format through various mind techniques. It's a fab book that addresses destressing, time management, creative boundaries, and reform to be able to not just be successful but to do so with less stressors and more peaceful moments of clarity. One of the things I enjoyed most in this reading was her use of concrete and simplistic approaches to mind Dr. Chloe has created a thoughtful and instructive self-help book that showcases a reader how to handle nervous energy in a more constructive and concrete format through various mind techniques. It's a fab book that addresses destressing, time management, creative boundaries, and reform to be able to not just be successful but to do so with less stressors and more peaceful moments of clarity. One of the things I enjoyed most in this reading was her use of concrete and simplistic approaches to mindfulness as well as behavioral modifications. The idea that one can manage both probably never crossed the pathway because many of us are simply too busy to think of self indulgences or taking time for ourselves. We must in these trying times find ways to operate in a civilized state by using visuals, mapping out our thoughts, writing down our beliefs, and adjusting ourselves accordingly once we see the overall totality of the circumstances. Now, you might think that finding a true fit in this arena is easy but in fact it can be complex and tedious so make sure you search around for a good fit if therapy is what you feel might help. Using the techniques provided will help those suffering from Nervous Energy aka High Functioning as it was called to be in this novel. For me I classify it as : High Energy. In today's day and age we must watch out and monitor ourselves and be our own best judge of character. Listening to anxiety not squandering it will be the key to freedom. Deep breathing using proper diaphragm breathing from the belly and through the nose is essential. Understanding that everything will be ok if you stay focused and mindful while debriefing using anchoring statements as coping techniques can be crucial to calming and weathering the storms. A mental shortlist is also a wonderful new approach to being grounded and more alert of one's emotions and fragility. The only thing I would note is in the suggestion box: When you state to destress by going out to eat, vacationing, or similar avenues it's not a goal many of us can achieve in extreme poverty. Noting Jack's situation and other's like him was wonderful to help showcase the real life situations and how they achieved in escaping the fight or flight responses especially for those of us who share in anxiety, panic attacks, and yes, even sinus tachycardia. I've never been able to breath properly (don't laugh but even the PT tried to help me using the Ball on the Belly technique). I'm also the candidate for the ADD club and I'm sure OCD (though never diagnosed) along with the perfectionist of the year award. I've been high energy ever since I was born having two narcissistic parents and then marrying and happily divorcing the same after learning he was a malignant narcissist. I've been the scapegoat of the family, the crazy one, the delusional one, the ghosted one, the blame and shame one for 47 years (soon to be 48). Trust me when I tell you anxiety/panic attacks from stress is real: the teeth grinding (lock jaw), the hair loss in clumps, the facial break outs, the nervous ticks like eye twitches, the shaky hands, the the racing heart beat, the phone book size medical problems of the past 20 yrs of misdiagnosed illnesses including: HUS, severe spinal stenosis, vertigo, asthma, microcytic hypochromic anemia, C.O.P.D. (nonsmoker), chronic bronchitis (after 20 yrs. I asked it be changed from acute), the 20 yrs pneumonia, allergies, pre-diabetes, the January edition of influenza A, the Raynaud's syndrome w no blood flow left thumb, throat nodule (benign), the issues related to having an unfaithful spouse in which he brought home health issues to me, and on and on... Yes, stress is awful and marrying a malignant narc who exposes you to every form of abuse from financial, sexual, religious, emotional, verbal, and psychological does take its toll. The idea is to be able to channel this energy productively. It can be done w/o sugar highs (never give a high energy person a Snicker's bar)...OH, Lord - No! As a side note: I'm often misconstrued, misdiagnosed, misinterpreted especially towards strangers. I talk fast, if I must mention medical issues from the past thirty years they don't all fit in a nice and neat package, I have been operating solo since 17 yrs of age raising three kids solo, and giving up a full time career and Masters to do such. I've been a high functioning individual all my life and I learned from the best - my parents. They're both high energy, never able to sit still, and always on the go. We are a handful to deal with as we all speak loud (pop's hard of hearing -Navy jets on board) and we've told a five minute story using an hour's worth of time. Sometimes I wonder how much is genetic and how much is learned behaviors especially from kids who feel their true voices never mattered and were never heard (only girl here with three brothers as middle child). As I get older I'm trying to refrain from speaking as much because everything I say anymore is taken out of context and formed into a negative to those on the receiving end. I've stayed home more, and have learned that you can't control what's out of your control. When the author mentions these techniques it comes down to one thing in the end as Jack noted," I made the best choices under the circumstances." We're all different and we all must embrace those differences not find a way to silence them. In discussing your own personal situations as was demonstrated here you learn that sharing is caring and it's helpful to those who dealt with similar sets of circumstances. I council others in dealing with malignant narcissism and domestic violence as a survivor of both myself and I know how difficult it is to love oneself. We have to go back to that method of loving oneself before loving another. Co-dependency is often seen today and we must find a way to self individualize and stand out amongst the crowd. Don't go along to simply get along but forge your own path and be the leader. I admire this author for doing just that in her writings and her career as a strong female heroine in order to help others heal. It's commendable and appreciated as she speaks from empathy, compassion, and love without the harpy chatter you often see today in therapy sessions. Most importantly I rely on one statement to help calm my nerves: When God is for you -Who can be against you. It's always worked in terms of the enemies while keeping me focused on the job ahead. I hope this review helps others to pick up this book and read it while valuing the notions set forth above. Thank you to Chloe Carmichael, the pub -St. Martin's Press, NetGalley, and Amazon Kindle for this ARC in exchange for this honest review.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kalyn

    I chose this bool because I recognized myself in the author's description of high-functioning people who acknowledge that their anxiety leads to a declining life quality, and they wish to do something about it. I appreciated how the author gives several techniques right off the bat to help readers gain control of their anxiety and the nervous energy that often results. However, I eventually found the writing very repetitive and thought this might have been better as an article than a book. My oth I chose this bool because I recognized myself in the author's description of high-functioning people who acknowledge that their anxiety leads to a declining life quality, and they wish to do something about it. I appreciated how the author gives several techniques right off the bat to help readers gain control of their anxiety and the nervous energy that often results. However, I eventually found the writing very repetitive and thought this might have been better as an article than a book. My other qualm about this book was how much bold print there was. The author seemed to want to hammer home what they wanted the reader to pay attention to instead of letting the reader draw their own conclusions based on what they personally needed to get out of the book. When multiple lines per page are bolded, it takes me out of the flow of reading. When everything is important, nothing is important.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dale Murphy

    Thank you NetGalley for an advanced digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Nervous Energy is a practical guide to dealing with anxiety for high functioning people. Dr. Chloe Carmichael provides nine tools to help deal with anxiety and nervous energy for the over-thinkers of the world. These nine tools make it so you can use that excess energy to harness it and use it for good. Each tool has its own chapter that contains a step-by-step guide to help you practice the tool and Thank you NetGalley for an advanced digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Nervous Energy is a practical guide to dealing with anxiety for high functioning people. Dr. Chloe Carmichael provides nine tools to help deal with anxiety and nervous energy for the over-thinkers of the world. These nine tools make it so you can use that excess energy to harness it and use it for good. Each tool has its own chapter that contains a step-by-step guide to help you practice the tool and then a short vignette about one of her patients who found success with this tool. Dr. Carmicheal's patients are high functioning, successful people in New York. They have immense privilege and might have lives/situations that the average reader just can't relate to but with the guides, it's fairly easy to find ways to utilize the tools in your own life.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Cari

    This ARC came along at just the right time for me! The book isn't out till March, but if you have access to Edelweiss, I highly recommend checking it out. This will be a must-buy for my home collection and for my library. Carmichael focuses specifically on high-functioning people (she explains the terminology of "functioning" more effectively than I can - essentially, people who are goal-oriented with a growth mindset). The techniques for dealing with anxiety in a very specific way were so helpf This ARC came along at just the right time for me! The book isn't out till March, but if you have access to Edelweiss, I highly recommend checking it out. This will be a must-buy for my home collection and for my library. Carmichael focuses specifically on high-functioning people (she explains the terminology of "functioning" more effectively than I can - essentially, people who are goal-oriented with a growth mindset). The techniques for dealing with anxiety in a very specific way were so helpful. Also, as a mindfulness practitioner, I appreciated the use of mindfulness techniques integrated into the book. I took plenty of notes and will be practicing these to manage my anxiety.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Cat

    Thank you to Goodreads and St. Martin's Press for a chance to read a copy of this book! This book reminds me of the memes about food blogs, and how you have to scroll down through a lot of talk and anecdotes and extraneous words just to get to the recipes. While the content is centered around 9 anti-anxiety exercises, not only do we take until 33% to get to the techniques, but each technique begins with a lengthy anecdote about her patients. I found myself impatiently flipping through all these v Thank you to Goodreads and St. Martin's Press for a chance to read a copy of this book! This book reminds me of the memes about food blogs, and how you have to scroll down through a lot of talk and anecdotes and extraneous words just to get to the recipes. While the content is centered around 9 anti-anxiety exercises, not only do we take until 33% to get to the techniques, but each technique begins with a lengthy anecdote about her patients. I found myself impatiently flipping through all these vignettes to get to the point. And the first part of the book I actually found quite disheartening. I completely identified with the story on p4-5, this concept that obsessively double-checking works in school or early career with structured work and assignments, but quickly becomes completely untenable in real adult life and jobs with more responsibility. But then she started talking about her job history and I didn't care. And THEN she started talking about the psychological concept of "high functioning" and even though it's addressed in a footnote that this isn't a value judgment but a psychological term for people who are e.g. able to feed, clothe, and house themselves, it still really bothered me. And wow did this list of "extra achievements" trigger me, if anyone is like "yup, I've got a great relationship and a fulfilling career and a beautiful home and excellent personal grooming and a good diet and exercise and I'm a thoughtful parent" please don't tell me. I'd like to think that the case is more likely that literally everyone reading this book latched onto all the things in that list they're horrible at, or at least have insecurities about, and then spent the rest of the book resenting the author and her rich Wall Street analyst clients. (Just me?) So I understand this concept of "you have your bases generally pretty covered, it's probably more perfectionism or social anxiety you're struggling with rather than a daily struggle to hold a steady job" but I think the way it was discussed could have been much more thoughtful, and I'm not even sure why the distinction is necessary because these are pretty familiar anti-anxiety exercises. Okay, so the author's self-promotion of her practice, as well as anecdotes about all of her clients with perfect lives with just one little problem, and this whole "only for high functioning people" thing put me on edge. But what about the exercises (the recipe, to return to my earlier simile)? I liked them, but many were quite familiar (such as breathing exercises or scheduling a time for worry). The use of numbered action steps was useful, and I liked the concept of adding some Troubleshooting "but what if ____" suggestions at the end of each chapter even if some of them were a little inane (often it boiled down to "if you can't think of enough examples, brainstorm with a friend or therapist"). Ultimately, this book is a good anti-anxiety listicle unnecessarily expanded into pages and pages of extraneous words.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Missy

    Page 57: "Remember that the goal here is to harness your nervous energy, not get rid of it. A person with zero anxiety or without a reservoir of extra cognitive energy is oftentimes a person without awareness of threats, without goals, and/or without resources to navigate threats and goals. If you find yourself feeling keyed up or a little on edge, don't automatically categorize that feeling as a bad thing." Chapter 5: "One of the first lessons in Buddhism is that Beginner's Mind is the ideal min Page 57: "Remember that the goal here is to harness your nervous energy, not get rid of it. A person with zero anxiety or without a reservoir of extra cognitive energy is oftentimes a person without awareness of threats, without goals, and/or without resources to navigate threats and goals. If you find yourself feeling keyed up or a little on edge, don't automatically categorize that feeling as a bad thing." Chapter 5: "One of the first lessons in Buddhism is that Beginner's Mind is the ideal mindset, the one we all want to cultivate." Part 2: The 3-Part Breath: "No problem can be solved by the same level of consciousness that created it." (Albert Einstein) "By handing your brain something else to focus on, you will be unable to sustain your negative internal monologue...or at least you'll give the negative monologue some real competition while you focus on mentally guiding yourself through the breath." A) Put your hand over your belly and feel it expand B) Put your hand on the sides of your rib-cage C) Put your hand at the base of your collar bone _____ 1) Breath normally. Observe it in a non-judgmental manner. 2) Exhale to prepare. 3) Inhale from the belly. a. Feel your belly expand b. Feel your middle chest expand c. Continue the inhalation into the upper chest, pause briefly at each of these places 4) Pause, hold your breath for a moment 5) Exhale 6) Continue your exhalation, continue through your belly, try pulling your belly button inwards to exhale even more 7) Pause, notice what the bottom of the exhale feels like 8) Repeat until you decide to stop. Make observations about your breathing as you go. _____ Chapter 9: The Mental Shortlist. "Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are." Create a list of 5 things that you can think about when you need to distract yourself from your obsessive thought patterns. Some examples: what to buy people for their birthdays, researching something that interests you, like a dream trip, play really loud music, run on a treadmill, write thank-you notes to people, checking out the websites of your competitors (meaty enough to satisfy you, light enough to be easy to draw up and think about). Chapter 11: "Some high functioning people are so focused on hitting their to-do list throughout the day that they lose touch with their background thoughts and feelings." Give yourself breaks, plan fun events for yourself, plan self-care appointments. Do this ESPECIALLY on the days/times you know you will need it because of something stressful, like an important meeting at work. "Forecast" your feelings and make a plan. Chapter 13: "He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still." (Lao Tzu) "So when you find yourself experiencing any of these 4 states (hungry, angry, lonely or tired), give yourself the gift of making an extra effort not to make a bad moment worse by lapsing into undesirable problem behaviors." Chapter 14: Thought Replacement: "Identify you mal-adaptive thought...write it down...write its close cousins...write down your replacement thought." Chapter 15: "While keeping a sharp focus on high standards is important and your willingness to show concern at the first sign or problems is applaudable, there is a tipping point where you start wasting your resources and become less productive, reliable and strong, because you're going berserk over relatively minor problems."

  16. 4 out of 5

    Melly Mel - Shelf_ishly_lit

    Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety by Chloe Carmichael Do you identify as type “A”? More to the point, do you identify as type “A” that is bold , italicised, underlined and in a specific font? (Me!) If so, Nervous Energy by Dr. Chloe Carmichael may be a book worth exploring. Nervous Energy, is a book for those with ‘high-functioning’ anxiety - people in leadership positions; those who battle doing alongside anxiety in equal measures; and those struggling against competing needs and Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Anxiety by Chloe Carmichael Do you identify as type “A”? More to the point, do you identify as type “A” that is bold , italicised, underlined and in a specific font? (Me!) If so, Nervous Energy by Dr. Chloe Carmichael may be a book worth exploring. Nervous Energy, is a book for those with ‘high-functioning’ anxiety - people in leadership positions; those who battle doing alongside anxiety in equal measures; and those struggling against competing needs and expectations to perform while also successfully enjoying life. Sound like a perpetual battle of odds and wits? It is. And, it is exhausting. Despite outward appearances of success and looking like you have it together, high-functioning anxiety (and depression for that matter) is debilitating and an enjoyment sucker. In Nervous Energy, Dr. C offers readers insight along with tips and tricks that may help to calm, align and harness the power of your energy, that is anxiety, so that you can find balance so you can breathe. Admittedly, I went into this read seeking new ideas and techniques not previously tried. While I did not find that per say, Dr C does offer many anecdotes and insight into the use of methods as it relates to high functioning anxiety. It’s a perspective shift. And that is a very important and valuable distinction. This is a book that I intend to return to for specific sections so I can reflect on my own practice and keep her take on techniques top of mind. Many thanks to St. Martin's Essentials and NetGalley for the advance copy in exchange for an honest review.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Annie

    I am reading this book as a reviewer and at first when I read the introduction, I was not sure I was the target audience based on the description of who has nervous energy. But as I started reading I realized this book is applicable to everyone! In fact, the author says the techniques in this book are geared toward people who recognize there is something about their own thought patterns or skills they'd like to change or improve. What I really loved about the book, is that Dr. Carmichael shares I am reading this book as a reviewer and at first when I read the introduction, I was not sure I was the target audience based on the description of who has nervous energy. But as I started reading I realized this book is applicable to everyone! In fact, the author says the techniques in this book are geared toward people who recognize there is something about their own thought patterns or skills they'd like to change or improve. What I really loved about the book, is that Dr. Carmichael shares a variety of techniques that are practical, easy to learn and do on my own, and are extremely effective. The book is very well structured - it starts with a story as an illustrative example, then an overview of a tool and technique used to help, and then more tips on how to use the tool- "DIY" as she calls it. Part II goes into a deeper dive on each tool/technique. I have highlighted many pages in this book so that I can use the appropriate technique when I am either feeling anxious or overthinking something. I started using two tools immediately - "The Three Part Breath" - which helps me reconnect with myself and calm my thoughts and nervous system, and "Zone of Control" - great to use when I am overwhelmed with worry because it helps me focus on things I can control vs. things I cannot control and define actions for those things I can control. I highly recommend this book particularly during this time of the pandemic where everyone is feeling high levels of anxiety.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Haider

    Nervous Energy is a guide "for high functioning individuals to take control of their anxiety". So, what is a high functioning individual? Think of someone that pretty much has their life together and is a perfectionist, but, in this case, is getting overwhelmed by anxiety. In "normal life" I may be considered a high functioning individual, but during COVID quarantine, I am more of a "just keeping it together"-slouch in sweatpants. In this book, Dr. Chloe Carmichael offers up her techniques to he Nervous Energy is a guide "for high functioning individuals to take control of their anxiety". So, what is a high functioning individual? Think of someone that pretty much has their life together and is a perfectionist, but, in this case, is getting overwhelmed by anxiety. In "normal life" I may be considered a high functioning individual, but during COVID quarantine, I am more of a "just keeping it together"-slouch in sweatpants. In this book, Dr. Chloe Carmichael offers up her techniques to help get a handle on anxiety. Carmichael has a pHD in psychology and has spent some time as a yoga/mindfulness instructor as well. Her tips are a blend of the two. The first 33% of the book is an intro of sorts and the last two thirds discuss the techniques, with a full 10% of the book dedicated to "The Three-Part Breath". I am a fan of breathing. But I don't need 30+ pages about how to breathe deeply. I would've strongly preferred if the book was more succinct. I am someone who strongly believes in K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple, Stupid) when it comes to guides, so all of the extra words and such in each section started to make me....well, a bit anxious. Overall, the techniques were good things to try to reduce anxiety, but I think the book could've been notably shorter. This book, to me, is like a crab cake that misses the mark due to too much filler and not enough crab. Thank you to the publisher for the review copy!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Meghan

    This book really hits home for a “Capital A Type A” like me, particularly in an 18 month period that’s held this much change personally (caring for ill, aging parents; heartbreak), professionally (a promotion and managing a much larger team) and globally (pandemic, racial injustice). From the intro’s “suddenly there’s more work to do than any human being could possibly double-check, there’s no syllabus or clear objectives, and there’s a team of people whose approval you’re seeking rather than ju This book really hits home for a “Capital A Type A” like me, particularly in an 18 month period that’s held this much change personally (caring for ill, aging parents; heartbreak), professionally (a promotion and managing a much larger team) and globally (pandemic, racial injustice). From the intro’s “suddenly there’s more work to do than any human being could possibly double-check, there’s no syllabus or clear objectives, and there’s a team of people whose approval you’re seeking rather than just one person,” Dr. Carmichael captures the sense of languishing overwhelm I’m feeling. Though at times the author’s examples from working with exclusively highly privileged, highly functioning people in NYC can seem aloof and off-putting, the practical tips like the Three-Part Breath, speaking to yourself the way you would a good friend who asked for candid feedback, and the “To-Do List with Emotions” — since many ‘overachievers’ like me are used to accomplishing a ton and ‘powering through’ by putting emotion aside— could be useful for anyone who’s looking to harness their nervous energy and remember that (particularly in moments that need an anchoring statement), “My number one job right now is to breathe.” Here’s to continuing to grow in ways that enable us to take control of our nervous energy rather than letting it take control of us. With gratitude to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Essentials and the author for the ARC.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    Managing Anxiety for High Functioning People A person driven to succeed, tries to do everything right, wants to be in charge and has lots of nervous energy. This is the person Dr. Chloe Carmichael’s book is intended for. However, even if you don’t qualify as a super Type A personality some of Dr. Carmichael’s treatment suggestions can be valuable. Although high energy people who are very successful can appear to have it all under control, they can also suffer from sever anxiety. I thought the auth Managing Anxiety for High Functioning People A person driven to succeed, tries to do everything right, wants to be in charge and has lots of nervous energy. This is the person Dr. Chloe Carmichael’s book is intended for. However, even if you don’t qualify as a super Type A personality some of Dr. Carmichael’s treatment suggestions can be valuable. Although high energy people who are very successful can appear to have it all under control, they can also suffer from sever anxiety. I thought the author did a good job of illustrating this type of person in the examples she chose. Whether you find yourself in those people, it will give a better understanding of this personality type. I thought the best part of the book was the treatments described by Dr. Carmichael. She doesn’t focus on just one approach but goes into several treatments. One chapter is devoted to a laundry list of approaches for dealing with OCD type problems. With so many tools, not all will be appropriate for each situation. The author encourages you to look at the spectrum and decide what might work for you. This is a helpful book for anyone suffering from nervous energy that threatens to control their life leading to OCD like behaviors. The book is very readable and the client descriptions are well done. I received this book from St. Martin’s Press for this review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Bourque (ButterflyReader77)

    3 Stars I would like to say thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for my Arc of "Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Energy". I don't usually read the self-help genre but I am glad to have had the opportunity to open my horizons to give it a chance. "Nervous Energy" was a perfect introduction to the genre. In today's world we suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, and worry disorders. "Nervous Energy" tackles these ailments and offers readers different techniques and exercises to work w 3 Stars I would like to say thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for my Arc of "Nervous Energy: Harness the Power of Your Energy". I don't usually read the self-help genre but I am glad to have had the opportunity to open my horizons to give it a chance. "Nervous Energy" was a perfect introduction to the genre. In today's world we suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, and worry disorders. "Nervous Energy" tackles these ailments and offers readers different techniques and exercises to work with these issues head on. The book provides examples, client stories and personal experiences that take a look at the many different forms of anxiety induced activities and tasks that we may encounter on a daily basis. There are a variety of techniques and ideas that are helpful for many different situations.  I was able to take away some great ideas to help deal with my anxious behaviours and I am going to continue with a few of the activities as I found them very helpful. Not all of the activities were persuant to my needs but those activities may be perfect for others. I definitely feel that if you suffer from generalized anxiety disorders or other behaviour around worriesome thoughts, you should be able to learn some coping techniques and exercises to help you.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jeremy Reppy

    "Nervous Energy" will be a beneficial book for many people. Dr. Carmichael sets out the material she presents in a clear understandable manner. One thing I liked about the book is that Dr. Carmichael explains how she utilized some of the techniques to assist her in her own life and in her clinical practice. When discussing each technique, she uses a real client as an example (with names changed), explaining what the client was struggling with, why this particular technique was useful in this sit "Nervous Energy" will be a beneficial book for many people. Dr. Carmichael sets out the material she presents in a clear understandable manner. One thing I liked about the book is that Dr. Carmichael explains how she utilized some of the techniques to assist her in her own life and in her clinical practice. When discussing each technique, she uses a real client as an example (with names changed), explaining what the client was struggling with, why this particular technique was useful in this situation, and specifics as to how the technique was utilized. Dr. Carmichael also includes troubleshooting tips for each technique, addressing common concerns about or struggles with the technique that clients have raised. Another positive about this book is that Dr. Carmichael does not insist that any particular technique is the "right" one for particular people or situations or that her approach is the "correct" one. Rather, she encourages people to try out the techniques that seem the best fit for them and she encourages people to seek therapy or utilize other resources if appropriate for their situation. I received a copy of the e-book via NetGalley in exchange for a review.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tamzen

    "Nervous Energy" was a good, shorter read. The book is focused on people who have high anxiety/nervous energy levels who need a few coping skills to help them step back from perfectionist tendencies that keep them highly strung. Dr. Carmichael elaborates on nine tools that can be helpful for these cases. For instance, the very first skill that is discussed is a breathing technique that can be used as a base-level calming down skill. The book is written very thoroughly, with each chapter detailin "Nervous Energy" was a good, shorter read. The book is focused on people who have high anxiety/nervous energy levels who need a few coping skills to help them step back from perfectionist tendencies that keep them highly strung. Dr. Carmichael elaborates on nine tools that can be helpful for these cases. For instance, the very first skill that is discussed is a breathing technique that can be used as a base-level calming down skill. The book is written very thoroughly, with each chapter detailing a human example, how to do the technique, and how to troubleshoot it if you don't find it is working for you. It is a great read if you are looking for a little help on how to put away intrusive thoughts, react in situations better, etc. Thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Leslie M.

    This book is geared for high-functioning people with anxiety, and the author gives a thorough description early on in the book as to just who these people are. She then goes on to list nine tools to deal with anxiety and nervous energy. There are step-by-step instructions to guide the reader through the tools, as well as patient stories to show the author's success in using these practices. The book wasn't quite what I was expecting, but there are some tips that most people in her target audienc This book is geared for high-functioning people with anxiety, and the author gives a thorough description early on in the book as to just who these people are. She then goes on to list nine tools to deal with anxiety and nervous energy. There are step-by-step instructions to guide the reader through the tools, as well as patient stories to show the author's success in using these practices. The book wasn't quite what I was expecting, but there are some tips that most people in her target audience could utilize at some point in time. Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy, but I wasn't required to leave a positive review.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Edi McNinch

    Interesting subject matter and very long slow read unless you are one of the people described or have a particular interest in counseling. The techniques descibed for alleviating stress would be beneficial primarily to those types of persons. I think I am quite "burned out" on the topic of mindfulness in general. I was provided an advanced reader copy of the book and was under no obligation to provide a review. The opinions expressed are my own. Thanks to the author,publisher and NetGalley for a Interesting subject matter and very long slow read unless you are one of the people described or have a particular interest in counseling. The techniques descibed for alleviating stress would be beneficial primarily to those types of persons. I think I am quite "burned out" on the topic of mindfulness in general. I was provided an advanced reader copy of the book and was under no obligation to provide a review. The opinions expressed are my own. Thanks to the author,publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to read this book.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)

    This is the first I guess you could say “self help” book I have read in a long time! I got it because I thought it was about anxiety! Though it was more for “high functioning” personalities I did find some of the techniques insightful! I related to parts of the book but at times felt the explanations of patients was drawn out and would love more examples on the techniques! This was something I find myself needing more so after 2020 so overall a very helpful book!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Meagan

    I received a free Kindle copy from a goodreads giveaway. I gave up halfway through. This is full of examples of the author's own not-so-humble brags and her privileged clients who she would never deign to actually diagnose since anxiety, panic, and disorders are terms she puts in quotes and seems to avoid. As someone with diagnosed anxiety and panic disorders, this book is super hurtful and not at all helpful. I received a free Kindle copy from a goodreads giveaway. I gave up halfway through. This is full of examples of the author's own not-so-humble brags and her privileged clients who she would never deign to actually diagnose since anxiety, panic, and disorders are terms she puts in quotes and seems to avoid. As someone with diagnosed anxiety and panic disorders, this book is super hurtful and not at all helpful.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Good tips, the writing needs some work Dr. Carmichael gives some good advice. My issue is that it took forever to get there. It seems like the first half of the book is explaining her approach, but then it takes so long to get to the meat of it that I was having trouble staying with her. There are a ton of personal examples, many of which weren't helpful at that point in the book. Good tips, the writing needs some work Dr. Carmichael gives some good advice. My issue is that it took forever to get there. It seems like the first half of the book is explaining her approach, but then it takes so long to get to the meat of it that I was having trouble staying with her. There are a ton of personal examples, many of which weren't helpful at that point in the book.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    I think that if people read this book, they should read the description along with it. I couldn't follow this book. i did try though,m but after going to chapter 5 i gave up . This book wasn't for me, I couldn't follow it for some reason. I am grateful that Netgalley let me read this in exchange for an honest review. I think that if people read this book, they should read the description along with it. I couldn't follow this book. i did try though,m but after going to chapter 5 i gave up . This book wasn't for me, I couldn't follow it for some reason. I am grateful that Netgalley let me read this in exchange for an honest review.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Candace

    Nervous Energy by Cloe Carmichael is a book that talks about tools and techniques to handle anxiety. After reading this I realized that I am high functioning. I look forward to using some of the techniques mentioned in this book. Thank you, NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read Nervous Energy by Chloe Carmichael.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.