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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
The long list of bible verses.
It seemed like good book that I would've enjoyed listening to, such a shame.
Avid learner! Bible-believing christian, eager to learn more about apologetics. Furthermore I'm always interested in psychological stuff.
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.
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.
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.
The information in this book is so important that after listening to it I bought a hard back copy and will listen again, making notes and highlights in the printed book. This book really is one to visit again and again. The only negative is the narration. I found it monotone and dry - even though the subject is exciting to me. Still, I'll endure it to hear this book again.
Someone with a religious and biblical bias might enjoy this.
I was seeking a book based exclusively on scientific discovery.
This question is irrelevant.
This may be a good book. I only listened to some of the first chapter where there were numerous references to biblical scripture. I was just seeking a purely scientific approach without bringing religion into the discussion.
"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
Incredible. Yet readable. Understandable and achievable. I look forward to applying these truths and see progress in my own life. Feeling encouraged. And determined.
"cutting edge stuf"
the truth everybody needs to hear
one of the best books i have ever read
"Exactly what I need"
Loved it. Been wanting to know how to renew my mind and this is it.
Positive; Dr Leaf teaches the most important things we need to know about the fact that we are 100% responsible for our life, which are created by our thoughts, these are actually physical (chemicals, cells, connections etc) "things" rather than some etheric substance, and therefore can be changed. These things work 100% because long time ago I developed this methods myself and transformed my life with it.
Negative; doesn't give real life examples which will make following her five steps very difficult for many of us. Seriously too many psalms! I have nothing against people expressing their religious believes but sometimes I felt almost mentally abused with the way they were used. It almost felt like would listen to Joan of Arc, probably because of the way it was read rather than anything else. Reading is too melodramatic, felt almost brainwashing.
"Great book, shame about the narrator"
No. The narration was horrible
God because His promises to us come true
The narrator's voice sounded rather mechanical. Her voice was almost like Siri and it could be distracting. Perhaps having an animated narrator may make it more enjoyable to listen to
Not laugh or cry, but it helped me with my journey with God which is the most important thing
"Warning! Try before you buy.."
It tries to be accessible claiming it is not a "scientific tome" but I didn't find it very easy to follow or comprehend. Expect a lot of neuroscience technical terms and some made-up terms like "milkshake multitasking". In the most part, I got the gist of the narration however there were plenty of times when my reaction to what I was hearing was one of complete bewilderment.
I sympathize with people who did not know the relationship between the author's Christian faith and her scientific research. The description should have made this explicitly clear and it is baffling beyond belief why this glaring omission has been made.
I did enjoy listening to examples of her research - the personal and very human stories of people who have made amazing medical recoveries. I was disappointed that her scientific mind did not deliver more sound and persuasive reasoning. It is facile to simply throw biblical quotes at people to "prove a point" especially when not given their proper context. For example, when the Bible talks about the "body" it is sometimes referring to "a body of people" or "the church" and not your physical body. Context is everything.
I found the egotistical nature of this book very off-putting. The book is all about the author, her research, her clinics, her clients, her 21 day brain detox plan and even plugs some of her other products. Christianity however doesn't place importance on self but in the personhood of Jesus Christ and selflessness.
Nope. This particular genre is somewhat muddled. It is filed in the "Health and Personal Development" category but could equally be filed away in "religion and spirituality". Towards the end of the audiobook it makes references to "Mindfulness" and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) so it could be filed away in that genre also.
Not really impressed by the narrator.
Take out the last couple of minutes which contains all the boring copyright statements for all the different translations of the Bible used throughout the audiobook. It was a painful listen. Also stop throwing quotes around like a Study Bible. I don't want to pause and look stuff up when I'm listening to an audiobook. I have real books for that.
I really wanted this book to "blow my mind" as one of my friends suggested it would. Sadly, I feel deflated by it.
"Great great great"
Very well written. Shows you how your brain works. Would have loved to hear more real life examples.
"Tries to bridge science and religion and fails"
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.
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.
I hoped that this was what it said it was on the introduction but as an atheist I don't wish to have the bible rammed down my throat at every other quote I'm very disappointed & will never purchase anything from this author anymore :(
No redeeming qualities at all
I gave up listening after 5 minutes I don't need to be preached to
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