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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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    "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.

    14 of 14 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.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 01/08/2017
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    "Very Good"

    Very nice book. Found that learning the science behind anxiety alone was useful in reducing my anxiety.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Anonymous 28/07/2017
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    "clear brain"

    it is a very precise and clear info on how to rewire the brain to change the out come in you mental attitude.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Steve 26/07/2017
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    "Exceptionally helpful! Recommended it to friends"

    Loved it! very helpful, helped me overcome some boundaries in my life, I've recommended it to friends and family!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Debra 20/07/2017
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    "very interesting"

    very interesting information in this book although sometimes a little too technical. great exercises and coping plans - well worth listening too

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Rhys Darwin 06/07/2017
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    "Very technical but informative"

    More like a scientific article than anything else. Some helpful insight though with a dash of empowerment to help one realise that changing the brain is actually possible!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Li 12/06/2017
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    "A deep,concise look on anxiety & how to reduce it"
    If you could sum up Rewire Your Anxious Brain in three words, what would they be?

    Informative, inspiring, easy-to-follow

    It is enlightening and fascinating to have a deeper look on what cause anxiety. The book explains in details on how amygdala and cortex cause anxiety, worries, fears, and compulsive disorders - it feels like the book gives you a tour of your brain to see how it reacts when it is experiencing anxiety. The solutions provided in this book are very useful and effective in reducing anxiety.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The breathing and relaxation exercises in chapter 6 are surprisingly useful. I play it every night when we are ready for bed. My husband and son fall into sleep right away. : )


    What about Susannah Mars’s performance did you like?

    Her voice is clear and "authoritative" and makes you feel you can trust her.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It makes me feel that I can conquer fear and anxiety


    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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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.


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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.


    17 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Renee 04/05/2017
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    "Excellent resource"

    Well written and comprehensive. Thanks for writing it I will buy the hard copy also. Highly recommended.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    13/08/17
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    "Great tool for understanding and combating anxiety"

    Very helpful, educational, and informative. By understanding the science and biological/physiological causes/effects behind the different forms of anxiety, it is easier to see why anxiety happens and how to lessen it.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Shannon Dye
    24/08/17
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    "Great book"

    I love that this book explained where my anxiety is coming from. Mine is amygdala-based. I'm really excited to start working on my social anxiety. I recommend this book for anybody struggling with anxiety. No matter what kind it is.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • TanyaS
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    28/06/17
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    "Helpful"
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    I found this book well structured, to the point, and helpful.

    I loved that the author didn't try to treat anxiety with a cookie-cutter approach, one fits all. When it comes to anxiety, one definitely doesn't fit all.

    Through short quizzes, to which you can easily give mental answers while listening to the audio book, the author helps you pinpoint what you are experiencing, names it, and gives you strategies specific to the type of anxiety you might have. I found that knowing the origin of my anxieties, putting a name to them, and knowing at least 2-3 strategies for each, is very helpful.

    In fact, I'm about to purchase a book in print, in order to bookmark and reference it.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Susana
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    "Excelent!"

    I liked this book a lot! Most anxiety books only focus on one type of treatment for anxiety, promoting it as the only way to cure it. This book has a much more ample and better explained and sustained ways to cope with anxiety.

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • FishHead
    17/07/17
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    "Informative, scientific, and very practical"

    Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to understand more about their day-to-day anxiety, especially if you have an anxiety disorder.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Athena Woo
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    "Excellent! Both scientific and practical"

    Causes of anxiety very well explained. Filled with useful solutions. Very very helpful to me.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • rob
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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.

    12 of 15 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.

    8 of 10 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.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • GingerSnap
    20/05/17
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    "Life Changing!!"

    Love this book! It will forever change my life for the better. I had no idea there was a name for what I've been suffering with all my life. I'm getting ready to listen to it again.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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  • Anna P.
    25/04/17
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    "Very 'sciencey' but good"

    This book was a lot more 'sciencey' than I anticipated but I stuck with it. Some good techniques for coping with anxiety are mentioned including mindfulness at the end.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Raphaela Kleinen
    27/03/17
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    "Brilliant!!!!"

    Thank you for helping me understand, great advice and mentoring. Would recommend this book to anyone suffering from anxiety.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew Jones
    20/03/17
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    "Amazing!"

    Literally the best and most informative book Ive ever listened to and is also very easy to follow and apply and has helped me greatly. Will listen again soon.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • sue dobson
    28/03/17
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    "brilliant"

    An interkectual but approachable book. it not only gives you the background abd the science behind anxiety it gives you the encouragement and reassurance to achieve.

    10 of 12 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.

    50 of 65 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!

    83 of 111 people found this review helpful
  • Heather Jean Jack
    16/12/16
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    "Good book"

    very useful book and very easy to understand and to learn from . would recommend.

    19 of 25 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    14/02/17
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    "Excellent guide!"

    Neurosciences of anxiety to give you the tools to make sense of a paralysing sensation. Really liked the narrator's voice, pace and intonation.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    12/08/17
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    "anxiety"

    this book has helped me get more of an understanding about my anxious thoughts and how I can deal with them better

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • MR H M EMRAN
    21/02/17
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    "Very informative and insightful!"

    This book requires patience and attentiveness but in the end is all very worth it.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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