The book provides a lot of information about how the brain works and amazing stories about how people recovered from brain injuries. Then it covered various topics like anxiety, depression, over eating, god, and on and on. It was like listening to a sermon and the action for you to do after each topic is you control your mind and you take small steps to go from a bad state to a good state. The only takeaway I got from this book is that we shouldn't underestimate the ability of the brain. As we get older, we commonly use the phrases "having a senior moment" or "my mind isn't what it used to be." The brain is a muscle. We have to eat healthy, exercise, and use the brain constantly to keep in good shape.
I was interested in this book since I have had a few head injuries and still notice some issues, I'd like to get back to 100% and this book made me feel like I can not only heal completely but grow past it. My Mom has Alzheimer's which also made me very interested in learning all I can.
I found the book was told in a manner that made me really interested in listening and not wanting to turn it off after my run (I listen to audio books while I run). I didn't expect that with this book, although it could be my extreme interest in this topic, I anticipated it being a pretty dry book. When I finished the book, I immediately started it over to catch the parts I may have missed as my mind drifted to my experiences.
Manual for the Brain
That I am not my brain and I need to take charge of my brain; use it as a tool to help me fulfill the goals I want to reach, for a full and happy life.
He gives the words a texture and emotion for a richer experience. I actually felt like I was connecting to the author.
Everyone should read this book to get a better sense of themselves. Learn all about the unconscious brain and how it controls almost everything we do!
I enjoyed the science that was explained in it. That, mixed with the spiritual aspect, really gave the book weight.
No. The lists of everything got to be irritating.
I like the positive approach.
It had to many lists of things to do, one... It got irritating and boring. More real life examples would be better.
Silvina is a registered psychologist in clinical and counselling psychology with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families.
Chopra's wonderful presentations together with neuroscience matters, quite useful and enjoyable.
Ageless Body, Timeless Mind: The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old
Very natural, easy to follow...
one of my all time favorites
so much information packed into this book. I will have to listen to it several times. a very empowering read with new updates on old diseases and information on improving your own life experience. I wish everyone would read this book!!
Spent too much time running down theories of people with whom they disagree (Richard Dawkins, for example) and trying to convince me that God exists. Would have been a much better book without that. And didn't need it either, would have been perfectly fine without it.
He was a good narrator.
I listened to his book a few months ago. Nothing about it sticks in my brain except that there was nothing to it that I had not heard before. Which may be good because I don't recall any glaring errors either. Still hours spent listening to something that was neither memorable nor contributed to my knowledge or well being was not a good use of my time.
That said. If you are a geek and tend to know a lot about spiritual well being, neuroscience, plasticity, integrative medicine, and such, this is not the book for you. If, however,this sounds like something that you might be interested in but don't know where to start, this might be a good intro.