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Rewire Your Anxious Brain Audiobook

Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry

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Publisher's Summary

Do you ever wonder what is happening inside your brain when you feel anxious, panicked, and worried? In Rewire Your Anxious Brain, psychologist Catherine Pittman and author Elizabeth Karle offer a unique, evidence-based solution to overcoming anxiety, based in cutting-edge neuroscience and research.

In this audiobook you will learn how the amygdala and cortex (both important parts of the brain) are essential players in the neuropsychology of anxiety. The amygdala acts as a primal response, and oftentimes, when this part of the brain processes fear, you may not even understand why you are afraid. By comparison the cortex is the center of worry - that is, obsessing, ruminating, and dwelling on things that may or may not happen.

Pittman and Karle offer simple, specific examples of how to manage fear by tapping in to both of these pathways in the brain. As you listen, you'll gain a greater understanding of how anxiety is created in the brain, and as a result you will feel empowered and motivated to overcome it.

The brain is a powerful tool, and the more you work to change the way you respond to fear, the more resilient you will become. Using the practical self-assessments and proven-effective techniques in this book, you will learn to literally "rewire" the brain processes that lie at the root of your fears.

©2015 Catherine M. Pittman & Elizabeth M. Karle (P)2015 Wetware Media

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    Susana 06-21-17
    Susana 06-21-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excelent!"

    I liked this book a lot! Most anxiety books only focus on one type of treatment for anxiety, promoting it as the only way to cure it. This book has a much more ample and better explained and sustained ways to cope with anxiety.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    TanyaS Vancouver, BC 06-28-17
    TanyaS Vancouver, BC 06-28-17 Member Since 2015
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    I found this book well structured, to the point, and helpful.

    I loved that the author didn't try to treat anxiety with a cookie-cutter approach, one fits all. When it comes to anxiety, one definitely doesn't fit all.

    Through short quizzes, to which you can easily give mental answers while listening to the audio book, the author helps you pinpoint what you are experiencing, names it, and gives you strategies specific to the type of anxiety you might have. I found that knowing the origin of my anxieties, putting a name to them, and knowing at least 2-3 strategies for each, is very helpful.

    In fact, I'm about to purchase a book in print, in order to bookmark and reference it.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Alex Abramson 08-13-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Great tool for understanding and combating anxiety"

    Very helpful, educational, and informative. By understanding the science and biological/physiological causes/effects behind the different forms of anxiety, it is easier to see why anxiety happens and how to lessen it.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    FishHead 07-17-17
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    "Informative, scientific, and very practical"

    Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to understand more about their day-to-day anxiety, especially if you have an anxiety disorder.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Athena Woo 06-28-17
    Athena Woo 06-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent! Both scientific and practical"

    Causes of anxiety very well explained. Filled with useful solutions. Very very helpful to me.

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    rob 03-04-17
    rob 03-04-17
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    "Wow,!! really a terrific listen"

    The subject matter is very interesting and relevant in today's fast paced society; however, it requires much attention due to the nature of its technical terminology and the fast pace of narration. Some of the terminology got by me on the first pass. With a second listen everything really clicked. As stated the narrator's pace was quick but still pleasant while on topic.

    I did enjoy this book from start to finish and hope to read more from the authors (Pittman and Carle).

    I'd recommend this book to anybody looking to get a better understanding of how our body's both initiate and respond to emotions such as fear, panic, anxiety and worry.

    Well worth the credit for this fascinating book.

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    GingerSnap 05-20-17
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    "Life Changing!!"

    Love this book! It will forever change my life for the better. I had no idea there was a name for what I've been suffering with all my life. I'm getting ready to listen to it again.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Ky 02-23-17
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    Very helpful information presented in a way that is easy to understand. I saw results almost immediately.

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    Karen Hood-caddy 04-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book!"

    informative, practical and. interestingi learned a lot about the brain and anxiety! I'd recommend this book to anyone!

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    dave galloway 03-21-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Quite Practical"
    What made the experience of listening to Rewire Your Anxious Brain the most enjoyable?

    I found that a number of the exercises very helpful.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to understand how Anxiety works and what can be done to have some self mastery over it. Easy to follow and easy to understand.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    "Very 'sciencey' but good"

    This book was a lot more 'sciencey' than I anticipated but I stuck with it. Some good techniques for coping with anxiety are mentioned including mindfulness at the end.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    6/12/17
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    "Very interesting would recommend"

    Good to understand why we think and feel the way we do. enjoyed it very much.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Raphaela Kleinen
    3/27/17
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    "Brilliant!!!!"

    Thank you for helping me understand, great advice and mentoring. Would recommend this book to anyone suffering from anxiety.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew Jones
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    "Amazing!"

    Literally the best and most informative book Ive ever listened to and is also very easy to follow and apply and has helped me greatly. Will listen again soon.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Michael
    2/14/17
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    "Excellent guide!"

    Neurosciences of anxiety to give you the tools to make sense of a paralysing sensation. Really liked the narrator's voice, pace and intonation.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • sue dobson
    3/28/17
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    "brilliant"

    An interkectual but approachable book. it not only gives you the background abd the science behind anxiety it gives you the encouragement and reassurance to achieve.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • David
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    "really helpful"

    very good book if you have anxiety I would highly recommend rate 5 stars good luck

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • s
    4/17/16
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    "Disappointing"

    Apart from discovering anxiety can be produced by two parts of the brain, I did not gain much by listening to this book. A great deal of time is dedicated to explaining this simple fact and much of the information is needlessly repetitive. The suggested techniques to combat anxiety are disappointing and boil down to breathing and muscle exercises - nothing particularly innovative or new and similar exercises readily available on YouTube. Certainly not the 'rewiring' processes implied by the title of the book.

    44 of 57 people found this review helpful
  • Luis
    2/10/17
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    "Very good overall "

    Chapters in the digital book don't match those mentioned by the narrator. However the book was very good.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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    "Required reading!"

    What an excellent book. I thought I knew a lot about anxiety and the ways to combat it, but this is amazing.

    Neuroscience made easy explains the difference between different forms of anxiety, the cause ie where they are created in the brain, and therefore the differing techniques in fighting them.

    So enlightening. Anyone who wants to get well and lead a comfortable life should read this, it is completely practical not just theoretical, so includes exercises to help you identify, then tasks to combat your anxieties.

    The narrator is American (not my favourite accent to listen to) but top notch.

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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