We’ve lived through a global pandemic. People are filled with stress and anxiety. Even under the best of circumstances, there’s nothing funny about mental health. Until you meet Dr. Brian King. Combining his training as a clinical psychologist with his love of stand-up comedy, Dr. Brian shares his timely tips for managing stress in his new book, “The Fine Art of Taking it Easy,” in which he compares and contrasts being chased by a bear to being stuck in traffic. Prior to the pandemic, Dr. Brian made his living as a corporate speaker and a stand-up comedian. Covid-19 curtailed his traveling, but his message has never been more timely.
The Take-Away: Our physiologic response to stress was designed to keep us safe from the threats that our forebearers routinely faced. But in today’s modern world, we rarely confront existential threats. Our bodies don’t know this and still react to stress with the same fight-flight-freeze response. In his book, Dr. Brian teaches readers how to mitigate that response to alleviate the overwhelming stress response that leads to anxiety and its related health problems.
Learn more: Find Dr. Brian King on social media. He can be found on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. Find his books, including The Fine Art of Taking it Easy, on Amazon and at your local book seller.