Good Anxiety | Wendy Suzuki & Kensa Gunter
Resilience at Google · 40 minutes ·

Good Anxiety | Wendy Suzuki & Kensa Gunter

Anxiety can be a debilitating clinical condition. But what if the everyday nerves and stress we feel could be helpful? What if embracing and reframing anxiety made us more productive? What if anxiety was…good?
Google’s Head of Global Resilience, Dr. Lauren Whitt, talks to Dr. Wendy Suzuki, neuroscientist and author of “Good Anxiety,” and Dr. Kensa Gunter, a clinical and sports psychologist who works with professional athletes and corporate executives.

Wendy explains how anxiety evolved to protect us from threats and finding what she describes as the “sweet spot of good anxiety.” Kensa gives perspective on the importance of rest and recovery and tips on how to channel your thinking for productive action at challenging moments. Their discussion provides strategies on how to harness our stress and reach that next level of high performance.  

Follow Wendy on Twitter @wasuzuki, and get a copy of her book Good Anxiety: Harnessing the Power of the Most Misunderstood Emotion. 


Follow Kensa on Twitter @DrKensa.


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