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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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    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.

    7 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Amy 18/02/2017
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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.

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    Dr 27/01/2017
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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.


    2 of 4 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!

    1 of 2 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.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 08/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    15/05/16
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    "boring"

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

    12 of 22 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 19 people found this review helpful
  • Lori Abelairas
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    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
  • Rob B
    16/05/16
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    "Practical and well done"

    Recommended for anxiety/depression. I especially enjoyed the practical insights and the road map at the end.

    3 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    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.

    32 of 33 people found this review helpful
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    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

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    11 of 11 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.


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

    9 of 9 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.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    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.


    10 of 11 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.

    14 of 17 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

    10 of 16 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


    18 of 34 people found this review helpful

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