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  • How to Change Your Mind

  • What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
  • By: Michael Pollan
  • Narrated by: Michael Pollan
  • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,101
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    5 out of 5 stars 5,513
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5,470

When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A delightful trip

  • By Paul E. Williams on 05-19-18

this gives me hope

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Reviewed: 11-11-18

My mother passed away 32 years ago in horrific pain, just because the hospital that she was in couldn't move her to another floor, the terminal floor where they could give her stronger meds. Afraid and in pain. This type of therapy should be available. Please hurry your research to make it available for all.

  • Feeding the Dragon

  • By: Sharon Washington
  • Narrated by: Sharon Washington
  • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,347
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,882
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,856

Sharon Washington’s autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, delighted audiences off-Broadway and is now available exclusively on Audible. The one-act play invites listeners into Sharon’s unorthodox childhood, growing up in an apartment on the top floor of the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian. A love of literature and boundless imagination helped the playwright as a young woman persevere over dragons of all forms.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent story!

  • By Imara Walker on 09-07-18

Absolutely wonderful!!!!

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Reviewed: 09-09-18

I would have loved to listen for hours and hours! Please write more wonderful books!

  • Getting Past Your Past

  • Take Control of Your Life With Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy
  • By: Francine Shapiro
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 401
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 336
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 330

Whether we've experienced small setbacks or major traumas, we are all influenced by memories and experiences we may not remember or don't fully understand. Getting Past Your Past offers practical procedures that demystify the human condition and empower listeners looking to achieve real change. An easy conversational style, humor, and fascinating real life stories make it simple to understand the brain science behind why we get stuck in various ways and what we can about it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A competent introduction to a very useful method.

  • By Gare&Sophia on 01-16-13

wonderful informative helpful

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Reviewed: 07-25-18

wonderful narrator! I will be looking for an EMDR therapist near me to experience more with direction and insight! Thank you so much for making this book available in audio!

  • The Danger Within Us

  • America's Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man's Battle to Survive It
  • By: Jeanne Lenzer
  • Narrated by: Jeanne Lenzer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 28

An estimated 10 percent of Americans are implanted with medical devices - like pacemakers, artificial hips, cardiac stents, etc. The overwhelming majority of high-risk implanted devices have never undergone a single clinical trial. The FDA lets device manufacturers decide whether to report serious complications or deaths that may have been caused by their products. Here, award-winning journalist Jeanne Lenzer brings these horrifying statistics to life through the story of one working-class man who, after his "cure" nearly kills him, ends up in a battle for justice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Important Information for All

  • By Anonymous User on 09-30-18

i have a pacemaker defibrillator implant.

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Reviewed: 07-05-18

To me this is vital information. my husband has his neck fuzed. Checking records now!

  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

  • Kind of the Story of My Life
  • By: Scott Adams
  • Narrated by: Patrick Lawlor
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,538
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,006
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,993

Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, to embrace it, then pick its pocket.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining - but not too Coherent

  • By David J. Hudson on 04-17-14

wonderful insight!

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Reviewed: 11-18-17

my voice is exactly like his, thank you Scot for everything inspiring! Twice in my life my throat was to the point where I couldn't swallow or talk. now I know whee to look for help. Thank you again

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  • Presto!

  • How I Made over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales
  • By: Penn Jillette
  • Narrated by: Penn Jillette
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,520
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,417
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,415

Legendary magician Penn Jillette was approaching his 60th birthday. Topping 330 pounds and saddled with a systolic blood pressure reading over 200, he knew he was at a dangerous crossroads: If he wanted to see his small children grow up, he needed to change. And then came Crazy Ray. A former NASA scientist and an unconventional, passionate innovator, Ray Cronise saved Jillette's life with his wild "potato diet". Outspoken, frank, and bitingly clever, Presto is an incisive, rollicking listen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Tall, Fat and Funny Tales

  • By Tim on 08-23-16

Thank you so very much for the inspiration!

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Reviewed: 03-28-17

I've always enjoyed Penn ,love everything about him! Would love to meet him. Thank you!

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Techniques for Retraining Your Brain
  • By: Jason M. Satterfield, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Jason M. Satterfield
  • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,200
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,902
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,879

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a well-tested collection of practical techniques for managing moods and modifying undesirable behaviors through self-awareness, critical analysis, and goal-oriented change. CBT illuminates the links between thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical health and uses those connections to develop concrete plans for self-improvement. In 24 engaging half-hour lectures, you'll build a robust and effective self-improvement toolkit with the expert guidance of Professor Satterfield of the University of California, San Francisco.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great addition to my counseling practice

  • By Stephanie-Samantha on 01-09-16

wonderful!

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Reviewed: 05-01-16

I'll be memorizing this and need it for myself, as a massage therapist with many in chronic pain, thus is a wonderful resource!

  • How We Learn

  • By: Monisha Pasupathi, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Monisha Pasupathi
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 512
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 459
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 453

Learning is a lifelong adventure.It starts in your mother's womb, accelerates to high speed in infancy and childhood, and continues through every age. Whether you're actively engaged in mastering a new skill, intuitively discovering an unfamiliar place, or even sleeping-which is fundamental to helping you consolidate and hold on to what you've learned-you are truly born to learn around the clock.But few of us know how we learn, which is the key to learning and studying more effectively.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not very useful

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-24-14

wonderful! wonderful

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Reviewed: 03-18-16

very informative! I'm glad I've stumbled upon this, I'll be ordering more to learn from!