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Switch on Your Brain Audiobook

Switch on Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

You are not a victim of your biology! The vast majority of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses. Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives you a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns.
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Publisher's Summary

You are not a victim of your biology! The vast majority of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses.

Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives you a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns. She exposes the "switch" in your brain that will enable you to live a happier, healthier, more enjoyable life where you achieve your goals, get your thought life under control, and even become more intelligent. And her 21-Day Brain Detox Plan guides you step-by-step through the process of replacing toxic thoughts with healthy ones. Ready to reap the benefits of a detoxed thought life? Listen on…

©2013 Dr. Caroline Leaf (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Andrew van Ingen Nieuwegein, Netherlands 10-03-14
    Andrew van Ingen Nieuwegein, Netherlands 10-03-14 Member Since 2012

    Avid learner! Bible-believing christian, eager to learn more about apologetics. Furthermore I'm always interested in psychological stuff.

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    "Encouraging!"
    What did you learn from Switch on Your Brain that you would use in your daily life?

    Always be aware of what you allow to enter your mind. If you have fears or negative thoughts, you can work on "destroying" those thoughts and work on creating better thoughts. I personally love the Bible verses Caroline found, that matched her findings!
    I really enjoyed the book and appreciate her sharing her knowledge and experiences.


    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Debra D. 03-07-15
    Debra D. 03-07-15
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    "This book and the online version combined..."

    This book is a little hard to digest as it is so full of information. But, if you will couple this book with a subscription to Dr. Leafs 21day detox online you will begin to master this whole concept. I write a Christian newsletter and have three of my readers doing the 21 one day process online right now. Every one of them have had profound clarity in areas where they have struggled for years. I have as well. I highly recommend this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kaci D 10-27-15
    Kaci D 10-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "SAMPLE! couldn't get past the voice of the narrator. Credit wasted."

    I feel bad for giving this review. My suggestion would be to listen to the sample first...something I didn't do. I'm a fan of Dr. Caroline Leaf's but with this book I don't even know if the content is good because I couldn't get past the narrators voice. Though I'm sure Joyce Bean is a nice person...but for some reason her voice is like nails on a chalk board to me. It doesn't even sound like someone reading me a book...she seems more concerned with how her voice sounds than keeping the vulnerability of the content. I wish I could retuen my credit...oh well. Lesson learned. Always sample the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Henry 07-17-15
    Henry 07-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Author should narrate"

    The content is amazing, however I wish the narrator sounded more like a friend. After hearing a few of Dr Leafs conferences I think I just expected the same vibe. Normally when read by the Author, though read, it's coming from there heart and has a particular conviction that connects with me.
    Blessings

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brooke 06-03-15
    Brooke 06-03-15
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    "Not good for audio version"
    What disappointed you about Switch on Your Brain?

    I like Leaf's work, but the narrator reads a list of bible verses frequently which makes it impossible to concentrate on the content. When you are reading a physical book, you can just skip over the lists, but when I have the audio running in the background, I don't want to keep running back to skip over every long list of verses. I wish they would take it out for audio version so that there's a flow.


    What three words best describe Joyce Bean’s performance?

    She sounds irritated and her fast tone of voice makes it seem like she just wants to get through this book as soon as possible. We want to feel relaxed when listening to audiobooks, not rushed. It's worse when she's reading through the long list of bible verses. She seems to be annoyed by it, too. (Which is understandable, because I get annoyed listening to the list.)


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Switch on Your Brain?

    The long list of bible verses.


    Any additional comments?

    It seemed like good book that I would've enjoyed listening to, such a shame.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Barker Tucson, Arizona United States 01-24-15
    Andrea Barker Tucson, Arizona United States 01-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Science Explanation is good"

    This book has a very good science explanation of how the brain works. However, the detox plan does not go through "the dirty dozen" as she does in the "who switched off my brain" book. I enjoy that plan better, but this plan is very suitable for if the Holy Spirit is guiding you in a certain area of detox in your thought life.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-21-15
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    "Recommend to every Christian"

    This book is a must read for Christians. The steps mentioned in this book will help Christians deal with negative thoughts

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Warrior for the LORD 01-20-15 Member Since 2015

    Love the things of God, and this abound life Jesus is Living through me

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    "God sent"

    it opened doors to how awesome our God is, and special we are and can be if we open our hearts to Him and just believe

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    nancy 01-23-16
    nancy 01-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Religious"

    No where does it mention there would be talk of God. She started reading bible verses and that was it for me UGH waste of money

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    lacie 01-02-16
    lacie 01-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Crap"

    This should be in the religious/bullshit section. Very disappointed.
    "Readings from the bible" should be included in the description. Wish I could get my credit back.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Mervyn
    4/9/15
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    "Tour de Force!"

    What a read! Dr Leaf breaks down quantum theory! Epi genetics! Quantum Zeno Effect! God's position in and on it all! Amazing! Woven together with skill, practical application and love! Well done you! MB

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • P. Nagy
    England
    2/3/15
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    "Incredible"

    Incredible. Yet readable. Understandable and achievable. I look forward to applying these truths and see progress in my own life. Feeling encouraged. And determined.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • david booth
    6/23/14
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    "cutting edge stuf"
    If you could sum up Switch on Your Brain in three words, what would they be?

    the truth everybody needs to hear


    Any additional comments?

    one of the best books i have ever read

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Esther
    7/31/15
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    "Exactly what I need"

    Loved it. Been wanting to know how to renew my mind and this is it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • florence
    READING, United Kingdom
    9/14/15
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    "Great great great"

    Very well written. Shows you how your brain works. Would have loved to hear more real life examples.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • LR Martens
    Norway
    10/21/13
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    "Awful, unless of course you like religion with..."
    Would you try another book written by Caroline Leaf or narrated by Joyce Bean?

    ...a light sprinkling of science.

    The Publisher's Summary needs correcting as there is not a single reference to fact religion and Christianity is a hugely important theme, repeatedly touched upon by the author with references to biblical passages, and how 'our thoughts allow us to lead good lives, just as our thoughts can allow us to follow Satan and lead the life of a sinner' or something to that effect.

    After another five minutes of being preached to, I had to turn off. My first regretted purchase here on Audible. I don't mind religion being touched upon when considering the philosophy of science, or human nature, but not in an actual attempt to 'support' the scientific findings of neuroscience.

    Unless you like a heavy serving of religion and Christianity with your science, please avoid this at all costs. Falsely advertised.

    I highly recommend you have a look at David Eagleman's 'Incognito' instead.


    What will your next listen be?

    Nothing by this author, that's for sure...


    Would you be willing to try another one of Joyce Bean’s performances?

    Possibly, if the title is not by Caroline Leaf.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes, that I didn't have to put up with more than the first 9 minutes.


    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    10/17/13
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    "I feel conned."

    This writer cannot resist slipping in how God works in his/her mysterious ways - everything is reduced to pat sayings cherry picked from the bible and dished up as the truth. The publishers have misled me I think.

    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Traceyred
    Altrincham, United Kingdom
    11/2/13
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    "What's with all of the biblical stuff?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I have only just started this book and am very disappointed with the constant references to the bible. I am not a religious person and hate having religion shoved down my throat. It is not apparent from the book description, or from any of the reviews that this was going to be the case. I was hoping for a scientific book and I just hope that I can ignore these contstant biblical references and gleen something helpful from the rest of the content.


    What was most disappointing about Caroline Leaf’s story?

    I feel she is trying to either preach to me or even worse, brainwash the reader.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Less of the annoying American drawl (or is it Canadian?) either way it grates on me.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I feel angry and cheated that I wasn't made aware of the religious angle of this book prior to purchase. I have since noted that others have now reviewed the book and it is now apparent.


    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • O. B. Charity
    Dundee, UK
    10/17/13
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    "Tries to bridge science and religion and fails"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better referencing, less broad statements, less definite answers to problems without enough evidence, less wordings such as baby brain cells, brain detox in 21 days etc.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    After having heard the great book Bad Science, it is impossible to listen to this book. It might be interesting to people who are more interested in learning important biblical passages.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    8/5/15
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    "warning label: contains STRONG religious language"
    Would you try another book written by Caroline Leaf or narrated by Joyce Bean?

    narrator is ok, but the book is FULL of religious thoughts which the writer tries to disguise as science. So no, I will stay away from the author from now on.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Caroline Leaf again?

    not if I can help it.


    What didn’t you like about Joyce Bean’s performance?

    there is a lot of feeling in the narration, which I think does not belong in a book that is supposedly scientific. it reads more like a sensational magazine: "You too, can become healthy! God will save you!"


    What character would you cut from Switch on Your Brain?

    the author


    Any additional comments?

    If you like your science with a BIG helping of christianity, go ahead and read the book. If not, stay away!
    I consider myself a relaxed christian, and I am by no means against faith of any kind, but I feel strongly that faith and science should stay separately, and when scientific books use biblical quotes, well.... not my cup of tea.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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