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Modern times are stressful - and it's killing us. Unfortunately, we can't avoid the things that stress us out, but we can change how we respond to them. In this breakthrough book, a clinical psychologist and neuroscience expert offers an original approach to help listeners harness the power of positive emotions and overcome stress for good.

Stress is, unfortunately, a natural part of life - especially in our busy and hectic modern times. But you don't have to let it get in the way of your health and happiness. Studies show that the key to coping with stress is simpler than you think - it's all about how you respond to the situations and things that stress you out or threaten to overwhelm you.

The Stress-Proof Brain offers powerful, comprehensive tools based in mindfulness, neuroscience, and positive psychology to help you put a stop to unhealthy responses to stress - such as avoidance, tunnel vision, negative thinking, self-criticism, fixed mindset, and fear. Instead, you'll discover unique exercises that provide a recipe for resilience, empowering you to master your emotional responses, overcome negative thinking, and create a more tolerant, stress-proof brain.

This book will help you develop an original and effective program for mastering your emotional brain's response to stress by harnessing the power of neuroplasticity. By creating a more stress tolerant, resilient brain, you'll learn to shrug off the small stuff, deal with the big stuff, and live a happier, healthier life.

©2016 Melanie Greenberg (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. "Practice: Mindfulness of Your Breath" is adapted from Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel J. Siegel, © 2010 by Mind Your Brain, Inc. Used by permission of Bantam Books, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. All rights reserved.

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  • Benjamin Seuser
  • 04-04-2019

Does not include PDF of self-evaluation quizzes

This book approaches stress scientifically, explaining how stress affects different parts of your body and gives tips for evaluating your stress. Starting in chapter two there are self-assessment quizzes, which would be useful to have in PDF format -- as is you'd either need to have amazing instant recall or to transcribe the quiz to paper.
Just know the Kindle or paper format is likely how this book was intended to be consumed -- the conversion to Audible is simply a straight Audio conversion

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  • Eugene
  • 19-06-2018

why is this books quality so poor?

the beginning of each sentence is cut of. so it is very difficult to follow

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  • Cody Rauh
  • 20-07-2017

a little hokey nut helpful

Maybe I need a little more hokey in my life or something. It was informational though.

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  • Joy Lumanog
  • 01-10-2017

My newest favourite book!

I am so grateful I came across this book. What a treasure! This book can save your life!

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  • Craig M Spencer
  • 04-11-2017

very helpful for anyone who is dealing with stres

stress is weighing down? this book will help you get threw your day. I listen to it over and over again.

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  • Luai Rifai
  • 02-08-2017

Excellent stress management book!

Excellent stress management book!
Recommended for all those people suffering from stress. Excellent ideas and methods to manage stress and keep it as small as possible.

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  • Chris D.
  • 12-10-2018

absolutely zero solutions. Just definitions of str

Kept waiting for narrater to get to the point. She never did. No solutions whatsoever.

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  • Latarsha
  • 16-09-2021

Great book

I loved this book. Had great practice tips at the end of each section. The tips to train your brain how to deal with stress are very meaningful, easy to understand, and useful. Great book and look forward to using the tools.

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  • lthomp001
  • 11-09-2021

Very interesting

Extremely helpful book. I Highly recommend. I learned a lot about the brain and mindfulness.

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  • Eric V.
  • 06-09-2021

Great information

Great insight and examples of life stressers, you feel identified immediately. Great tools on how to deal with these stressers.

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  • Kerry Ball
  • 06-11-2017

Brilliant

Very easy to understand. This book as given me some great tips to calm down my racing mind. I would highly recommend this book.

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  • N Windley
  • 29-04-2017

Understand You Have A Choice

Whilst you may not have a choice about what stresses you face in life you do have a choice in the type of relationship you develop with stress. This book helps you understand stress to increase your awareness of its causes and symptoms as well as providing many useful strategies to redefine and relate to stress in more constructive ways which changes how stress affects you. Good read.

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  • Jennifer L.
  • 14-11-2019

Best Self Help book I've ever read

I absolutely loved this book. I've read a lot of books to help with anxiety and how to be happy etc. This book really explains everything so easily and I would recommend this book to everyone!

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  • Nibor
  • 01-07-2018

FAR too repetitive!

I was so interested in this. I will be seeking out an alternative. BUT this particular effort is incredibly repetitive, restating the same things with the same tired examples over and over. Can someone remind me, how do I send a book back?

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