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
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.
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.
This is an expressive and sensitive read.
A bit long and involved for that - best heard a couple of chapters at a time.
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.
It was very interesting to know about the two different mechanisms of brain for creating anxiety and how one can change them.
I found this very good. It was certainly worth it. far cheaper than going to a shrink.
"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.
this book was boring and didn't tell you at all how to help anxiety wow
informative, practical and. interestingi learned a lot about the brain and anxiety! I'd recommend this book to anyone!
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.
I found that a number of the exercises very helpful.
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.
"Good Book for the Anxious"
Provides an overview of the nature of anxiety and the various methods available to cope with it effectively.
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.
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.
Very helpful information presented in a way that is easy to understand. I saw results almost immediately.
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!
"did not find it useful at all."
not useful at all. found myself becoming more anixous. unhappy with purchase and would not recommend.
"Narrator was AWFUL"
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
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.
"Really bored me!"
Awful. Very boring, no real help. It was a real drag to get thru this and not one i would ever want to repeat
"repetitive and nothing new "
The amount of repetition becomes annoying. it's a poor version of the chimp paradox. I would not recommend.
Someone else writing and narrating it.
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.
"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.
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).
"Can't listen and in jest"
I can't Process what she said
To cleaver for me X X X X X
"Seems to be read by a robot"
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.
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.
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