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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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5 out of 5 stars
By TanyaS on 06-28-17

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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.

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16 of 17 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Alex&Tabitha on 08-13-17

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.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Anna P. on 04-25-17

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.

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11 of 12 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By sue dobson on 03-28-17

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.

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13 of 15 people found this review helpful

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By Amazon Customer on 03-21-17

A clear understanding really helps.

I found the clear and thorough explanation of the exact known cause and ways of helping myself very reassuring. I feel much more confident that I can use the retraining techniques explained in this book to finally rid myself from this sometimes all consuming worry, pessimism and fear. It actually feels better just having a real name for them. Really helpful audiobook. Thank you.

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17 of 17 people found this review helpful

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By Behrang on 03-18-17

Great book for scientifically treating anxiety

It was very interesting to know about the two different mechanisms of brain for creating anxiety and how one can change them.

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