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Rewire Your Anxious Brain Audiobook

Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry

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Publisher's Summary

Do you ever wonder what is happening inside your brain when you feel anxious, panicked, and worried? In Rewire Your Anxious Brain, psychologist Catherine Pittman and author Elizabeth Karle offer a unique, evidence-based solution to overcoming anxiety, based in cutting-edge neuroscience and research.

In this audiobook you will learn how the amygdala and cortex (both important parts of the brain) are essential players in the neuropsychology of anxiety. The amygdala acts as a primal response, and oftentimes, when this part of the brain processes fear, you may not even understand why you are afraid. By comparison the cortex is the center of worry - that is, obsessing, ruminating, and dwelling on things that may or may not happen.

Pittman and Karle offer simple, specific examples of how to manage fear by tapping in to both of these pathways in the brain. As you listen, you'll gain a greater understanding of how anxiety is created in the brain, and as a result you will feel empowered and motivated to overcome it.

The brain is a powerful tool, and the more you work to change the way you respond to fear, the more resilient you will become. Using the practical self-assessments and proven-effective techniques in this book, you will learn to literally "rewire" the brain processes that lie at the root of your fears.

©2015 Catherine M. Pittman & Elizabeth M. Karle (P)2015 Wetware Media

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    Luke Slattery 11/03/2017
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    "great at identifying, more on correction needed."

    This book is fantastic at identifying a range of anxiety. You'll go through the exercises and realise how anxious you are. But once it's identified, the book does not spend nearly enough time helping you correct your anxiety. it's like it's half finished.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Amy 18/02/2017
    Amy 18/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Not helpful"

    This booked had to much focus on the science of the brain rather than providing tools to assist with anxiety.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dr 27/01/2017
    Dr 27/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "For many, this will be a valuable book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The book explains clearly the sources of anxiety as being both the cognitive mind and the ancient part of our brains called the amygdala. It explains that rewiring your brain - employing our modern understanding of neuroplasticity - can change even the apparently autonomic responses of the amygdala as well as our cognitive responses. And most importantly, it explains how it can be done.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

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    What does Susannah Mars bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    This is an expressive and sensitive read.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    A bit long and involved for that - best heard a couple of chapters at a time.


    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 21/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A clear understanding really helps."

    I found the clear and thorough explanation of the exact known cause and ways of helping myself very reassuring. I feel much more confident that I can use the retraining techniques explained in this book to finally rid myself from this sometimes all consuming worry, pessimism and fear. It actually feels better just having a real name for them. Really helpful audiobook. Thank you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Behrang 18/03/2017
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    "Great book for scientifically treating anxiety"

    It was very interesting to know about the two different mechanisms of brain for creating anxiety and how one can change them.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mona 13/04/2016
    Mona 13/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Useful book"

    Very good book to recognise how mind work under anxiety. Useful book that helps in coping with anxiety.

    13 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Mike 13/10/2016
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    "Was very helpful. Put everything into perspective."

    I found this very good. It was certainly worth it. far cheaper than going to a shrink.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Hayley 20/01/2017
    Hayley 20/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Taught me so much! Thank you for writing it!"

    learned so many new things about the brain and its wiring which will hopefully help me for life!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Darren 17/04/2017
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    "Helpful for those with anxious minds."

    Useful insights.
    Helpful tools.
    But the complicated physiological terms were confusing, this may be less of a problem in the written form.

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    Gabriel Guaranha Valiati 23/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A very good audiobook."

    Very helpful for those who want to know more about anxiety and how to deal with it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • rob
    PAHRUMP, NV, United States
    4/03/17
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    "Wow,!! really a terrific listen"

    The subject matter is very interesting and relevant in today's fast paced society; however, it requires much attention due to the nature of its technical terminology and the fast pace of narration. Some of the terminology got by me on the first pass. With a second listen everything really clicked. As stated the narrator's pace was quick but still pleasant while on topic.

    I did enjoy this book from start to finish and hope to read more from the authors (Pittman and Carle).

    I'd recommend this book to anybody looking to get a better understanding of how our body's both initiate and respond to emotions such as fear, panic, anxiety and worry.

    Well worth the credit for this fascinating book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Nate
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    "boring"

    this book was boring and didn't tell you at all how to help anxiety wow

    16 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • Karen Hood-caddy
    10/04/17
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    "Great book!"

    informative, practical and. interestingi learned a lot about the brain and anxiety! I'd recommend this book to anyone!

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  • slpinAT
    30/03/17
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    "excellent book"

    This book was very well written. It not only gives you the background of what causes your anxiety in your brain, it gives you strategies on how to change it. The strategies are very easy to follow. I would highly recommend this book to anybody. I didn't realize how bad my anxiety was until I read this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • dave galloway
    21/03/17
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    "Quite Practical"
    What made the experience of listening to Rewire Your Anxious Brain the most enjoyable?

    I found that a number of the exercises very helpful.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to understand how Anxiety works and what can be done to have some self mastery over it. Easy to follow and easy to understand.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julius
    6/03/17
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    "Good Book for the Anxious"

    Provides an overview of the nature of anxiety and the various methods available to cope with it effectively.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nicole R
    28/02/17
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    "Understanding ME."

    I found the narration too fast and robot like. A lack of connection to the subject.
    A slower approach would allow me to take a moment to absorb what I had just heard.
    The content was perfect for me to understand some of the physical sensations that I experience coursing through my body on a daily basis.
    From hearing this book I have gained valuble insights into my mind. An understanding I didn't previously have.
    Thank you to the author for such wonderful understaning into the human brain and expressing it in such a way that I could understand it and myself better.
    I now know what I have to do next to continue on my healing journey of embracing me.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Vanessa Herrera
    2/05/16
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    "Very helpful!!"

    I struggle with anxiety daily, and this book has given me so many resources with how to cope and overcome. It's definitely a glimpse of hope.

    8 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Ky
    23/02/17
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    "So Helpful"

    Very helpful information presented in a way that is easy to understand. I saw results almost immediately.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lori Abelairas
    Florida
    16/05/16
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    "WOW!"

    Over the years I have read dozens of books on anxiety and I have never been impressed. This book is different. It's the only book you will ever need! Your search is over!

    5 of 17 people found this review helpful
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  • Heather Jean Jack
    16/12/16
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    "did not find it useful at all."

    not useful at all. found myself becoming more anixous. unhappy with purchase and would not recommend.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Audioaddict
    22/12/16
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    "Narrator was AWFUL"
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    One of the worst narrators i have heard in a long time, really really grated on me after a while and made the book pretty much impossible to listen to and take in. Very disappointing really as i had high hopes for this one

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • s
    17/04/16
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    "Disappointing"

    Apart from discovering anxiety can be produced by two parts of the brain, I did not gain much by listening to this book. A great deal of time is dedicated to explaining this simple fact and much of the information is needlessly repetitive. The suggested techniques to combat anxiety are disappointing and boil down to breathing and muscle exercises - nothing particularly innovative or new and similar exercises readily available on YouTube. Certainly not the 'rewiring' processes implied by the title of the book.

    37 of 39 people found this review helpful
  • W1992
    3/01/17
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    "Really bored me!"
    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    Awful. Very boring, no real help. It was a real drag to get thru this and not one i would ever want to repeat

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Claire Maybank
    28/11/16
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    "repetitive and nothing new "

    The amount of repetition becomes annoying. it's a poor version of the chimp paradox. I would not recommend.

    20 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • ListenEveryday
    22/12/16
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    "Patronising nonsense."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Someone else writing and narrating it.


    What was most disappointing about Catherine M. Pittman, PhD and Elizabeth M. Karle, MLIS ’s story?

    Very disappointed, it was a load of jumbled up nonsense and poor "advice" - cliched and of no real use to anyone in the real world. Much better books out there than this one, was very disappointed.


    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Nathan
    10/05/16
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    "I fear the terrible narration halted my listening."

    This book may have been credible. I will never know I fear because the narration was so poor that I simply could not abide to listen to another word.

    19 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Hazel
    Morley, Leeds
    26/02/16
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    "Very helpful!"

    I've been listening to this book as well as seeking CBT. I found this book incredibly helpful and it has helped me to understand how my brain works and that I CAN change my brain and rewire it. It is very good and I would recommend this to anyone suffering with anxiety (it even helps you identify what sort you have).

    Excellent!

    73 of 100 people found this review helpful
  • jack
    1/09/16
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    "Can't listen and in jest"

    I can't Process what she said
    To cleaver for me X X X X X

    12 of 18 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    9/03/16
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    "Seems to be read by a robot"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    For some reason the lady chosen to narrate this book sounds very robotic, it made the book, which I am sure is full of very useful information nearly impossible to listen to.


    Has Rewire Your Anxious Brain put you off other books in this genre?

    Yes and no, is really is very heavy, which for someone fighting anxiety is not the best. I may try other books in the future.


    What didn’t you like about Susannah Mars’s performance?

    Nothing


    20 of 36 people found this review helpful

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