The Stress-Proof Brain

Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity

Modern times are stressful—and it’s killing us. Unfortunately, we can’t avoid the things that stress us out, but we can change how we respond to them. In this breakthrough book, a clinical psychologist and neuroscience expert offers an original approach to help readers harness the power of positive emotions and overcome stress for good.

Stress is, unfortunately, a natural part of life—especially in our busy and hectic modern times. But you don’t have to let it get in the way of your health and happiness. Studies show that the key to coping with stress is simpler than you think—it’s all about how you respond to the situations and things that stress you out or threaten to overwhelm you.

The Stress-Proof Brain offers powerful, comprehensive tools based in mindfulness, neuroscience, and positive psychology to help you put a stop to unhealthy responses to stress—such as avoidance, tunnel vision, negative thinking, self-criticism, fixed mindset, and fear. Instead, you’ll discover unique exercises that provide a recipe for resilience, empowering you to master your emotional responses, overcome negative thinking, and create a more tolerant, stress-proof brain.

This book will help you develop an original and effective program for mastering your emotional brain’s response to stress by harnessing the power of neuroplasticity. By creating a more stress tolerant, resilient brain, you’ll learn to shrug off the small stuff, deal with the big stuff, and live a happier, healthier life.

Amazon Bestseller in Neuropsychology, Stress-Management, and Health

“For people suffering from stress, this book is a godsend.”

—Kristin Neff, PhD, author of Self-Compassion

  • “For people suffering from stress, this book is a godsend. Bringing in the latest science on how to deal with stress while using clear, easily accessible language, this book gives you the tools you need to live a more calm, peaceful, and stress-free life.”
    Kristin Neff, PhD, author of Self-Compassion
  • “Greenberg’s objective, science-based approach presents information in an unbiased way, avoiding the stigma that many associate with mental health and emotional well-being. Equally informative as a useful self-help guide, this title is highly recommended for mental health professionals and consumer health readers looking to manage stress.”
    Library Journal (starred review)
  • “If you are one of the many people who suffers from chronic stress, then The Stress-Proof Brain is just what the doctor ordered. Melanie Greenberg has put together an immensely readable combination of psychology and neuroscience to understand why you are stressed, and evidence-based tools to help you retrain yourself to live a happier and stress-free life.”
    Art Markman, professor of psychology and marketing, as well as director of the Human Dimensions of Organizations program at the University of Texas at Austin; author of Smart Thinking, Smart Change and coauthor of Brain Briefs; and cohost of the NPR radio show Two Guys on Your Head

Contributing Author Titles

Handbook of Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine

Positive Psychology [4 volumes]: Exploring the Best in People

The Writing Cure: How Expressive Writing Promotes Health and Emotional Well-Being