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Why Anxiety is Good For You

Tracy Dennis-Tiwary in conversation with Hannah MacInnes

58 mins watch time

Posted May 2022

Psychology, Neuroscience

Offering a radical reinterpretation of our medicalisation of anxiety, psychologist and neuroscientist Tracy Dennis-Tiwary distils the latest research in psychology and neuroscience, to argue that the discomfort of anxiety is a tool, rather than something to be feared and reviled. Detailing the terrible cost of our misunderstanding of anxiety, while celebrating the lives of people who harness it to their advantage, she will argue that we can-and must learn to leverage even distressing anxiety rather than be overwhelmed by it.