In Bold Move: A 3-Step Plan to Transform Anxiety into Power, Harvard-based psychotherapist Dr. Luana Marques has developed science-based skills that pinpoints anxiety at the root of avoidance and shows how you can overcome it to achieve your goals.

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.

  • 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 dream


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