the thing that separates cool-headed and poised people from the rest of us isn’t the quantity of anxiety they feel, but their relationship with their fears

 In Nerve, Taylor Clark draws upon cutting-edge science and painstaking reporting to explore the very heart of panic and poise. Using a wide range of case studies, Clark overturns the popular myths about anxiety and fear to explain why some people thrive under pressure, while others falter - and how we can go forward with steadier nerves and increased confidence.

http://www.taylorclarkbooks.com/?page_id=179 - a few techniques from the book.