Own Your Self

The Surprising Path beyond Depression, Anxiety, and Fatigue to Reclaiming Your Authenticity, Vitality, and Freedom
Narrated by: Kelly Brogan MD
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
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Publisher's Summary

For years, we've been telling ourselves that our difficult feelings - sadness, rage, shame, intensity, worry - are somehow "not okay". And, all too often, we've relied on the promise of pharmaceuticals to tamp them down. The fact is, though, that these feelings are a vital part of our experience. They are real. And those of us who feel them most strongly are the canaries in the coalmine - sensitive to things that are seriously wrong in the world today.  

In a book that's both provocative and promising, holistic psychiatrist Kelly Brogan, MD, author of A Mind of Your Own, shows us that we don't have to medicate our mental, emotional, and physical pain away - that the best way out is through. She explodes the mistaken belief that our symptoms - from mood changes to irritability to fogginess and fatigue - are evidence that we are sick or broken. Then she charts a new path to get real, get well, and get free. The journey includes: 

  • Coming to a new appreciation of the meaning behind symptoms, and whether you are a canary in the coal mine 
  • Learning the two major risks of medication that most doctors are not trained to disclose 
  • Exploring the five reversible physical drivers of so-called mental illness 
  • Starting the process of radical physical healing with inclusive details of Dr. Brogan's history-making 30-day protocol 
  • Taking an emotional inventory of energy drains and toxic relationships
  • Taking a deeper dive into the spiritual awakening and expansion that comes when you reclaim your real self from conventional medicine 
  • Identifying the most likely places you have given your power away 
  • Understanding what the science has to say about psychedelics as a tool for awakening 
  • Navigating health challenges with curiosity and the proper tools 
  • Guidance, support, and many Travel Tips shared from the trenches! 

Our experiences, Dr. Brogan argues, aren't problems or pathologies; they reflect what we need to accept, acknowledge, and transform in order to truly become who we are. Own Your Self is a journey of healing, and also something more: a journey of coming home to ourselves.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Hay House (P)2019 Hay House

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Get the print book

There is a mountain of very helpful information here that should not be ignored or taken lightly - particularly if you have been prescribed medication for any mental health issues. It's likely that the author gets chastised for her revolutionary approach by Psychologists and Medical Doctors alike, as she is directly challenging the fix-it-with-a-pill mentality that contemporary health care in the US tends to champion. Some of the author's recommendations, particularly from a diet standpoint, could likely change and possibly save lives. They are harmless to try (such as eating more healthy fats to regulate blood sugar with the goal of reducing mood swings) and well worth the effort when considering the weighty alternatives. That said, the author takes issue with vaccines, and antibiotics, so please read this book critically, and use your own judgement when moving forward. Audible provided a laughable 6 page recipe book, included as a pdf. There's so much content that could have, and SHOULD have been included - such as an outline of the 30 day regimen. Audible, you can do better. This book is very well resourced, however it's impossible to review sources from the audiobook. I recommend purchasing a print copy and saving your Audible credit.

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Life changing:

Having read her first book and gone through the Vital Mind Reset program, I knew this book would be good. I knew it would be chalk full of powerful messages that make so much sense they re-define “truth.” What I wasn’t prepared for was how personal the messages and information in the book would be. I came so close to tears so many times that if I weren’t on a plane I think I might have had a complete break-down - the kind that serves as a “coming home.” A feeling that I didn’t even know I’d been craving. It’s hard to describe the complete feeling of peace that I experienced when I finished. I know the work is hard but I don’t know how one can read the. Oil and then not want to dive right in... Thank you Kelly Brogan. Thank you. Please keep sharing your wisdom. I listened to the book on audio and I highly recommend it - I will now buy the book so I can go back through and highlight and reference.

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EXCELLENT!

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is working with an autoimmune condition or is challenged by psychological phenomena of any kind. Owning a hard copy, as well as the Audible version, is the way to go if you can afford to do so. The best thing about the audio book is that it is read by the author. Owning it is like having Kelly Brogan herself cheering me on as I go about my day-to-day life. The PDF, which accompanies the audio, contains the recipes in the book, which is very helpful. But the book itself is an extraordinary resource that you don't want to miss. I have been studying health, psychology, nutrition and supplements for many years and I have to say, Kelly Brogan and her team know their stuff. And it's all laid out for you. The book is well indexed and contains detailed references. Buy the audiobook if you love Kelly Brogan's work as much as I do. But do yourself a favor and buy the print version also.

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A war cry to healing

I would follow Kelly into battle. She is the leader we knew we needed and more! Her fierce and loving introduction to healing and self empowerment is spot on, and resonates with many who seek to pivot away from establishments. Dr. Brogan is the real deal, she puts her patients first, and is all about informed consent! how cool is that :) a great read for anyone whether you yourself need to heal, or a loved one. Get ready for "radical healing" as she calls it.

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Get this and cure your depression too!

Kelly Brogan legit changed my life with A Mind of Your Own, and this follow-up is just as powerful!! Own Your Self does revisit a number of the topics already detailed in A Mind of Your Own but it didn’t feel redundant because so much great new info is offered in this book. I love her straight-forward writing style, and her “performance” reading for the Own Your Self was just absolutely perfect. I can’t afford to do her online programs or even some of her detoxing suggestions like coffee enemas but her protocol has still had such a profound impact on me I have not been depressed in over a year and am successfully tapering off my medication and continually moving forward on my path to healing. I could not have regained my power in life (more like I gained it for the first time ever) without her. Buy this book for yourself and listen with an open mind. You’ll be glad you did. I am never turning back <3

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I struggled to finish this book. I hate that I wasted an Audible credit on it.

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Excellent book. Everyone should read it.

In this book Dr. Brogan expresses herself with such poetic, precise eloquence in how to become your best FEE self. It is a book for everyone. I highly recommend it. It elevates one to think inward to meet with our higher self. It is so great also to listen to this book knowing that she is the one talking and her intonations are exquisite to every passage she is talking about........Don't wait any longer, even if you are not a reader, you can get it on audio... You will want more of her wisdom.......

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Coffee enemas and germs aren’t real

Those two things right there lost me. There is good stuff in there. But you have to cringe through some of these things. Plus, I think this section about swapping out chemical laden products for clean is only an option for a certain socioeconomic class. She talks about getting new “clean” mattresses and flooring.

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No supplemental material available

I wish I had read other reviews first and just bought the book. None of the appendixes Kelly refer to are available, I am disappointed and think this audiobook is basically a waste of a credit (or money).

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An encouraging path toward truth and healing

I was so impressed with how much support, research and evidence was offered with each topic. Many healing modalities were covered in great length and I intend to use this book as a reference throughout my lifelong journey back to my own divinity. I love Dr. Brogan and highly recommend this book.

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  • Truedat
  • 11-19-19

Geared towards those on meds

I didn’t realise this was geared towards those who are on medication and helping them to wean off of it. For me I’m medication free and already have practiced many of the suggestions in the book for many years now, however, if you are new to them then this book would we great.

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  • D Paula
  • 09-20-19

Get Real, Get Well, Get Free

Whilst critical psychiatry is a crucial body of work, what do you do when the drugs don’t work and there is seemingly no real alternative? Enter, Dr. Kelly Brogan. If you’ve been on psych meds you’ve probably already had the feeling that they are not ‘fixing’ anything that is wrong with you, otherwise wouldn’t you be feeling a bit more whole, a bit more joyful? From my personal experience it’s been evident that these medications were only ever bandaging over difficult emotions, leaving me in a bleak arena where I could neither laugh nor cry (at best). You may have been lead to believe that that is really the best that you can hope for in this life. Dr. Kelly Brogan holds a very different expectation for her patients, course participants and her readers. She sets the bar high, because she knows what is possible for each and every one of us. Through deceptively simple lifestyle changes, faith, a community of like minds and not to mention a certain level of courage (or sheer desperation) to propel you into a new story of your life you will begin to see what is possible for you too. I have found this book to be one of hope and possibility and it reinforces a belief in me that I can heal, I will heal, and so will you. It tells a more beautiful story of what it means to struggle and where it can take you if you only let it. The book is overflowing with information and resources to call upon as you traverse your darkest hours and Kelly has been exceedingly generous in taking all she has learnt both professionally and in her private life and sharing it with her readers. There are for sure some hard truths, but it is only in service of reaching your highest potential. I will be forever grateful to have found this woman’s work. So Get Real, Get Well and Get Free, your ROI will be nothing short of priceless!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-08-20

Thank You

A much needed change of approach and attitude towards the treatment of mental health. This book is also so valuable for general personal development. I really love the section on parenting, so needed in the world today. Nicely read. totallt recommended.

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  • Jolijn B.
  • 03-09-20

literally everyone should read this

Most meaningful book I have read in the past year. It has changed my life

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  • Leekie
  • 01-28-20

Informative and truthful

I love this book and will recommend to everyone. As a Louise Hay reader I can appreciate the approach.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-05-19

Best book ever

Includes it all. As holistic as it comes. Buy it. Read it. Share it. This is vital to the paradigm shift.

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  • 09-26-19

Tedious

Couldn't finish. Very technical. Also, concepts that I found to be a bit too radical for me. Don't take the pill, don't vaccinate, don't even take a Panadol ..just do dancing meditations and eat red meat and you'll be right.

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