Rewire Your Brain

  • by John B. Arden
  • Narrated by Phil Williams
  • 7 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How to rewire your brain to improve virtually every aspect of your life - based on the latest research in neuroscience and psychology on neuroplasticity and evidence-based practices.
Not long ago, it was thought that the brain you were born with was the brain you would die with, and that the brain cells you had at birth were the most you would ever possess. Your brain was thought to be hardwired to function in predetermined ways. It turns out that's not true. Your brain is not hardwired; it's "softwired" by experience. This book shows you how you can rewire parts of the brain to feel more positive about your life, remain calm during stressful times, and improve your social relationships.
Written by a leader in the field of Brain-Based Therapy, it teaches you how to activate the parts of your brain that have been underactivated and calm down those areas that have been hyperactivated, so that you feel positive about your life and remain calm during stressful times. You will also learn to improve your memory, boost your mood, have better relationships, and get a good night's sleep.
Rewire Your Brain reveals how cutting-edge developments in neuroscience and evidence-based practices can be used to improve your everyday life. Explaining exciting new developments in neuroscience and their applications to daily living, this audiobook will guide you through the process of changing your brain so you can change your life and be free of self-imposed limitations.
Dr. Arden is a leader in integrating the new developments in neuroscience with psychotherapy and director of training in mental health for Kaiser Permanente for the Northern California Region. Other titles by Dr. Arden include Brain-Based Therapy - Adult, Brain-Based Therapy - Child, Improving Your Memory for Dummies and Heal Your Anxiety Workbook.

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Important Work...

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.
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- Douglas "College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey."

Same old broken promise.

Would you try another book from John B. Arden and/or Phil Williams?

Perhaps not unless it got great reviews. The best thing in almost all of these books is the tile and they never deliver unless yhour perhaps willing to change every single thing in your life.


Were the concepts of this book easy to follow, or were they too technical?

NO not at all. It was a miss mash of things. Yes we know that certain foods help to produce certain chemicals but eating that food doesn't always mean the depression or whatever goes away like the book implies so often. My car runs on gasoline but filling th etgruckl up with it doesn't fix all things that go wrong.


How could the performance have been better?

Narrator sounds so mechanical and like a robot as so many of them do. I wonder why you people do it like that? No likes that mono-tone sound.


You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes, I picked up some facts and figures I didn't know but NOTHING that will change my life and I already do everything I can to keep learning so the book didn't help in that regard either.
Always false promises to get you to buy it and very little substance.


Any additional comments?

Just like most all these self help books...Here's the whole book okay...

Eat right...get plenty of rest and relax. They all say the same thing and if it worked so well no one would need to read these books but the real truth is those things only help a bit and DO NOT FIX THINGS LIKE THEY IMPLY.

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- dennis "Always Learning though I'm not sure it changes much of your life to be honest."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-23-2012
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.