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Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain | [Sharon Begley]

Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain

Is change possible? Everyone who has tried and failed, wished they could be happier, or has been told they were too old to learn something, has wondered why we just seem to be stuck with ourselves. But this amazing and hopeful audiobook shows us that it is not only possible for us to control our brains but also for us to rewire them.
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Publisher's Summary

Is change possible? Everyone who has tried and failed, wished they could be happier, or has been told they were too old to learn something, has wondered why we just seem to be stuck with ourselves. But this amazing and hopeful audiobook shows us that it is not only possible for us to control our brains but also for us to rewire them.

In late 2004, the Mind and Life Institute brought Western Scientists together with the Dalai Lama and other distinguished Buddhist masters to discuss the cutting edge research being conducted in neuroplasticity, which examines whether neurons can be changed and even grown.

The findings are as astonishing as they are helpful. Flying in the face of previous assumptions, the current research shows that not only is it possible for us to change the physical brain, but it is within reach of every single one of us.

Through research into neuroplasticity, it has been shown that we can:

  • Reset our happiness meter
  • Heal from depression, even major episodes
  • Learn new skills even in old age
  • Learn, and even teach, compassion, a critical finding for personal happiness and a more peaceful world

    Surprising, encouraging, and full of good news that we all want to hear, Change Your Mind, Change Your Brain will help us not only to change our brains but also the way we approach our lives - for the better.

    ©2007 Mind and Life Institute (P)2007 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers LLC

  • What the Critics Say

    "The book holds no neuroplasticity tips, but it is a fascinating exploration of the ways the mind can change the brain." (Publishers Weekly)

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      "Amazing Book, not an amazing voice"
      What disappointed you about Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain?

      I thought the person reading the book sounded robotic and it was hard to listen to it, so I went back to just reading the book.


      How did the narrator detract from the book?

      The narrator was horrible. I wish the author would read the book.


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      I really enjoyed reading this book, it has a lot of great insights into neuroplasticity. That and the combination of Buddhist philosophy made for a great read and incredible insight.


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      Amazon Customer San Antonio, TX, United States 01-03-12
      Amazon Customer San Antonio, TX, United States 01-03-12

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      What did you love best about Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain?

      Provided practical information without the need to sift through thousands of pages of research reports.


      Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

      There is too much valuable information to digest in one sitting.


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      Eunice Mexico D.F.Mexico 07-29-07
      Eunice Mexico D.F.Mexico 07-29-07
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      "Amazing!!"

      This is an amazing recopilation of the last research about the mind.
      Very enlightening

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      Catherine Arvada, CO, USA 12-29-09
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      If you enjoy hearing about vile things being done to lab animals to "prove" something that is completely obvious to even the average person, all done in a chirpy voice, you'll love this book.

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      Russell Elysian, MN, USA 02-10-08
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      "Loved IT!"

      My Oldest daughter gave me this for Christmas and we both loved it!

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      "Stone Cold Boring"

      A very small amount of useful information surrounded by a montan of unless facts. I would not recommend this to anyone.

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      S. Lord 02-22-09
      S. Lord 02-22-09 Listener Since 2007

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      "HORRIBLE RELIGIOUS GARBAGE"

      buddhism, buddhism, buddhism, buddhism, buddhism, buddhism, buddhism, buddhism, buddhism, buddhism, buddhism, buddhism, buddhism, buddhism, buddhism, buddhism, neuroscience (and how buddhism is better than science)... budddhism. SUCH GARBAGE... AVOID AT ALL COSTS. NOT SCIENCE

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