Kate Hudson-Hall is an anxiety psychotherapist with more than 20 years of clinical experience. ANXIETY HACKS distills her knowledge into a practical and eminently readable guide to addressing anxiety issues through a variety of clearly explained techniques which include mental, physical and spiritual exercises. As she writes in the books preface, “You can’t begin to change your anxiety behaviors and start the next chapter of your life if you keep rereading the last one.” ANXIETY HACKS shows a way forward for anyone with anxiety issues, whether these be frequent and seriously detrimental to personal well-being or more infrequent, but no less impactful. It is a book that is designed to help the reader finally turn the page and move on.
Hudson-Hall’s is an holistic approach to overcoming anxiety which includes tips on how improving diet can have an impact on mental well-being. It is also one rooted in personal experience as the author herself suffered from anxiety issues when she was younger. When she is explaining her techniques, or her “Hacksters” as they are called in the book, the reader can be secure in the knowledge that Hudson-Hall is talking from a place beyond mere theory. The book opens up the author’s own toolbox of proven and practical techniques for managing anxiety and she is eager to share them around. Divided into seven main sections covering both familiar therapies including CBT and NLP, alongside breathing techniques and acupressure points, Hudson-Hall is comprehensive in her approach. Obviously not every method will work for every person but the author’s warm, conversational style guides the reader into finding out what may work best for them. In contrast to many “self-help” books, ANXIETY HACKS is crystal clear in explaining both theory and methodology. The layout and design enables easy comprehension of the material, bullet-pointing key facts and providing numerous useful diagrams. In addition there are links to download bonus material and watch supplementary videos along with a list of suggested further reading.
ANXIETY HACKS is a comprehensive and approachable guide to managing anxiety issues and author Kate Hudson-Hudson-Hall’s warm, yet authoritative prose explains various techniques via clear instruction of the method and explanation of the theory behind it.
~Kent Lane for IndieReader