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Use developments in neuroscience to rewire your brain and free yourself from the chains of anxiety, shyness, and panic attacks.

If anxiety dictates the way you live your life and you are ready to make a change and take charge of your life, this book will help you overcome anxiety.

Fear and the amygdala have been studied since the 1800s, with scientists making a connection between the two. Both the brain and fear are complex, and the studies continue today. It turns out the finding in the 1800s was true, and the amygdala does play a significant role in emotion known as fear. To complicate matters even more, fear is a state, and you can feel it to different degrees. These range from mild worry, anxiety, fear, and panic. However, not all of these are related to the amygdala, the first two, worry and anxiety are actually linked to the prefrontal cortex. This is a fairly new finding, but something that has been studied by neuroscientists ever since its discovery.

Fear is an intense emotion that can take many different forms, including both anxiety and panic disorders. Even though they can both be debilitating, it is possible to use the brain's own fear response to rewire it. This is possible because over time the brain has been conditioned to react a certain way to both real and perceived threats. So, just as it learned to this the first time, it can learn to do it again, in a way that is not harmful. Fear takes two different paths in the brain, with different techniques that correspond with the two. So it is important to be knowledgeable about different brain functions and how to improve and develop them. This the key to releasing the grip fear has on you and your brain.

©2017 Jeffrey Holloway (P)2017 Jeffrey Holloway

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Some useful information

This book would be particularly useful for those with anxiety disorders. For others with worry and anxiety, it provides some useful context.

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Good stuff and to the point

No bloat or BS on this, sometimes the answers are simple and we need to be reminded. This book does a good job going over the basics which are powerful tools in themselves. Worth the listen.

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Quick and easy to follow. Helpful guide with detailed steps. Great as a quick starter.

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good book

loved it I learned a lot from this book it had a lot of good information

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helpful

good tips and better understanding of my situation. I'm looking forward to using what I've learned to better myself

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Highly recommend

This book helped me so much, and made me feel so much better, anxiety can lead you to failure and have very negative impacts in your life, this book gave me hope, real grateful.

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Great Book

A great starting point to reducing your anxiety levels. I highly recommend the book to anyone dealing with anxiety.

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Eh. It's OK.

it was okay. It definitely open my eyes to how I think and worry about things. But I don't feel as though it went into debts on how to attack those feelings and how to deal with them on a day-to-day basis efficiently.

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horrible I wish I gave away the money instead of buying this learned nothing from it