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Up front, it has to be said that this is not the most in-depth book you can read on the brain or neuroplasticity, but that is not the point. The thing that makes this book imiportant is that it furthers the growing work that shows that we have the power to modify our own brains by modifying our own thinking and behavior and that this, in fact, works better in the long run than cramming more psychotropic drugs down our gullets for every little mental complaint. (No one is suggesting that drugs be eliminated for serious cases!) It moves from the brain as machine idea of the functionalists and reintroduces free will and personal empowerment and responsibility to the picture. Read this along with the work of Jeffery Schwartz, Richard Davidson and Daniel Goldman.
19 of 19 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to Rewire Your Brain again? Why?
Oh yes. There is a ton of information and it's hard to get it all in one listen. He tells you exactly what to do to rewire your brain for depression, panic attacks, memory problems and much more. He teaches you how your brain works and WHY. He tells you what you are doing wrong and how to correct your "disorder" or "disability" all without medicine. I'm so excited about this book I'm getting copies for others. It's a must read for people who really want to change. You do have to DO the work but it's easy. I've already started doing some and it's working. I see where I've created my own situations and what I can do to correct them and live a much happier healthier lifestyle. I've had panic attacks so bad I had a service dog for them and depression so bad I've visited the hospital on several occasions. I don't see that being the case anymore in my life. I've worked hard over the years to get past all these things and this book as finally put all the pieces of the puzzle together for me. I've listened to this audible version and will be getting the hard copy to further concrete the principles into my life. I hope you to can Rewire Your Brain ...
What did you like best about this story?
The way he explained things is so understandable. He covers problems I'm having such as depression, panic attacks, and memory. I can problem solves my own problems and don't have to be on medicine. Something they don't tell you in a mental health facility is that you CAN get over a mental illness but most people don't want to do the work involved in order to get WELL. It's a process that takes a long time but Mr Arden makes it so much easier.
Which scene was your favorite?
About depression and panic attacks because I can relate so well to these conditions.
What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?
Oh so much. I've not even scratched the surface of all this book has to offer. I will be listening to it for a while to extract all the info it has in it.
Any additional comments?
I want to read more books by John Arden.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
This is really useful information but is somewhat spoiled by the fact that listening to it is actually hard work. Mr Williams reads it without any attention to punctuation, paragraphs or pauses. The end of a section, for example, runs straight into the title of the next section without any pause at all, so that you would think that the section title is part of the previous sentence. I am astonished that the guy was actually paid for the narrating gig - perhaps he wasn't.
That said the content is applicable and interesting enough to go through the listening process:just
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
I stumbled across this audio book when I was new to Audible. Whilst it's quite full of jargon, I found the content absolutely intriguing and engaging. Rather than being put off by the jargon, I let it flow just to add context to the key point being made. I've read many self development books but I loved the way the holistic nature of this book in that the body, emotions and minds are all interrelated and each has an effect or impact on the others. The useful stories of past clients helped to put the theory into reality and it's amazing how many elements I could recognise in my own life, past or present. Having it in audio form is great as I may have struggled to keep going in written form with the amount of detail. However, I took a leaf out of James Arden's book and played it on my iPhone as I went for my daily walk or cycle. So I was getting the benefits of inspirational education at the same time as physical exercise. I have since gone on to buy two more of his books.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I truly recommend to be heard several times until you know it by heart
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
there's a lot of medical language and references throughout the book - it would probably be easier to follow if you read it yourself rather than as an audiobook