If you find yourself running away from fear, you’re running in the wrong direction. Fear demands that we move toward it, face it, and hear its messages. When we fail to do this, the price is high—chronic anxiety, sleeplessness, damaged relationships, skyrocketing pharmaceutical use, and more. In her enlightening book Joy from Fear, clinical psychologist Dr. Carla Marie Manly explains that fear is not the enemy we thought it was; fear, when faced with awareness, is the powerful ally and best friend we all need.
Dr. Manly's work is firmly based in science but goes far beyond presenting the dry facts. Joy from Fear offers page after page of real-life examples, insights, easy-to-use tools, and life-changing exercises. Coining the term transformational fear, Dr. Manly illuminates the importance of embracing fear’s messages for a transformed life filled with freedom and lasting happiness.
Dr. Carla Marie Manly is a recognized authority on women's issues, psychological health and wellness, and fear-based disorders such as trauma, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Manly maintains her clinical psychology practice in Sonoma County, California. With her doctorate in clinical psychology and her master's degree in counseling, Dr. Manly merges her psychotherapy skills with her writing expertise to offer sound, digestible guidance. Dr. Manly is committed to working with individuals and groups to improve personal growth, relationship connection, and increased life fulfillment. Through a highly personalized approach that focuses on discovering and understanding each individual's unique needs and life-path goals, Dr. Manly's psychotherapeutic model offers incomparable benefits. Blending her strong clinical knowledge with a holistic, body-mind-spirit approach, Dr. Manly is passionate about creating healing from the inside out. Recognizing a need for greater somatic awareness in society,
Dr. Manly has integrated components of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga into her private psychotherapy work and public course offerings. To further support mental health awareness and understanding, Dr. Manly has acted as an expert consultant for nationally published books focused on various mental health disorders.