Bold Move: A 3-Step Plan to Transform
Anxiety into Power

Dr. Luana Marques

Bold Move: A 3-Step Plan to Transform Anxiety into Power, book cover and description

Turn your anxiety into power with Harvard-based psychologist Dr. Luana Marques's 3-step method for living boldly. Her clinically proven approach has helped her clients - from CEOs to at-risk teens-transform their lives.

Bold Move shares a tried-and-tested method to get you out of your rut and on the road to a more meaningful life. Regardless of the challenges you're facing, Dr. Luana pinpoints psychological avoidance as the root of untapped potential and shows you how to overcome it to move toward a bold life.

Dr. Luana understands anxiety. After decades of research, teaching, and clinical practice, she realized that the coping techniques she learned from her mother and grandmother while growing up in tough circumstances in Brazil mirror science-based cognitive behavioral therapy. Her path from adversity to success and fulfillment as a Harvard clinician and researcher has given her the insights and skills to help anyone navigate change, discomfort, and stress.

Bold Move combines intriguing real-life stories and practical exercises backed by the most recent scientific research. Dr. Luana's 3-step plan...

  • outlines the many forms that psychological avoidance can take
  • helps you recognize thinking patterns that leave you tense, anxious, and worried
  • explains the importance of being your own best friend
  • shows you why "just do it" doesn't get it done
  • strategizes ways to align your values with actions to propel you toward your dreams

With expertise, humor, and compassion, Bold Move offers a groundbreaking, transformative approach that can work for anyone.

Praise For Bold Move: A 3-Step Plan to Transform Anxiety into Power

"If there ever was a handbook for navigating today’s anxiety-ridden times it is Dr. Luana Marqués’, BOLD MOVE. Not only does she help us understand how our brains process the challenges we face daily but she gives us concrete tools to help us get a handle on our emotions and become our best and most productive selves. I couldn’t put it down!" — Gloria Estefan

"Anxiety sucks, but you don’t have to let it ruin or diminish your life. You’re not alone, and you’re not out of luck. The condition is workable, and this book will provide you with a toolkit. Dr. Luana has helped me many times. I still use her teachings nearly daily. And I strongly suspect she can help you, too." — Dan Harris, bestselling author of 10% Happier

"If avoidance is robbing you of your best life, this book will get you unstuck. Dr. Luana coaches us to Shift the stories we tell ourselves so that we can transform our automatic pilot lives into meaningful conscious living. By transforming yourself, you will become your best partner, parent, friend. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants a mindful and meaningful life." — Dr. Shefali, bestselling author of A Radical Awakening

"To be human is to be anxious, at least some of the time. But for far too many of us anxiety dominates our lives with threats and insurmountable challenges around every corner. Dr. Luana Marques, one of the most prominent experts on anxiety in the world, distills decades of scientific research and her own very rich personal and clinical experience to provide effective strategies for coping and overcoming. For anyone suffering the ravages of anxiety this well-written and entertaining book will be a godsend." — David H. Barlow Ph.D, ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry Emeritus, Founder, Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University

Bold Move: A 3-Step Plan to Transform Anxiety into Power is available from your favorite bookseller & online internationally from Amazon.

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About The Author

Dr. Luana Marques

Dr. Luana Marques is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Director of Community Psychiatry Program for Research in Implementation & Dissemination of Evidence-Based Treatments at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Marques is a national and international expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBTs) and a leader in increasing access to scientifically rigorous mental health practices.

Her decades of clinical and research experience implementing evidence-based practices encompass all types of roles and settings, from front-line staff to CEOs, diverse communities to organizations, both in the US and globally. Dr. Marques is the Former President of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).

You can learn more about the life changing work of Dr. Marques by visiting her website and you can connect with her online via Twitter and LinkedIn.

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