Frustration is an inevitable part of life, but rather than using cynicism to manage frustration, you can rewire your brain to get beyond it. But you can transcend this natural negativity--if you know how. The science of positivity teaches you how cynical thought habits are formed, and how you can rewire yourself to go beyond them.
You'll learn simple, practical actions you can take to shift your thinking to a way that causes your brain to reward optimism with the release of happy chemicals. Learn the scientific benefits of positivism! Sometimes it's easiest to look for the worst in every situation--our brains have evolved to scan for problems in order to help avoid them.
You can even permanently replace cynical thought patterns with realistic and optimistic thoughts. Neurochemical expert loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD, empowers you to transcend negativity by creating new thought habits. In just minutes a day for six weeks, you will build new pathways to see the world in new ways.
Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, & Endorphin Levels
Each page offers simple activities that help you understand the roles of your "happy chemicals"--serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphin. A revolutionary approach to enhancing your happiness level!Get ready to boost your happiness in just 45 days! Habits of a Happy Brain shows you how to retrain your brain to turn on the chemicals that make you happy.
You'll also learn how to build new habits by rerouting the electricity in your brain to flow down a new pathway, making it even easier to trigger these happy chemicals and increase feelings of satisfaction when you need them most. Filled with dozens of exercises that will help your reprogram your brain, Habits of a Happy Brain shows you how to live a happier, healthier life!
ANXIETY: What turns it on. What turns it off.
Here's how to build a new safety circuit to divert your electricity in a moment of anxiety. Nothing is wrong with you! Your brain is doing the job it evolved for: promoting your survival. It defines survival in a quirky way, alas, but you have the power to rewire it. How to build new Circuits in Your Brain4.
Your unique individual alarm SystemPart 2: How to Turn Off Your Anxiety3. The alarm system We All Share2. Here’s how. Contentsintroduction: your natural threat detector and your natural sense of safetyPart 1: Why Your Anxiety Turns On1. You can replace the siren blast of cortisol with the great feeling of serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin.
Design the perfect new circuits for YouEpilogue: Three Circuits I Rewired .
I, Mammal: How to Make Peace With the Animal Urge for Social Power
Mammals live in groups for protection from predators, but group life is frustrating. This is why mammals are so eager for social power, and see obstacles to social power as survival threats. We humans feel this dynamic constantly, competitiveness, attention-seeking, one-upping, social dominance, ambitious, arrogance, manipulative, assertiveness, social-climbing, which is why we have so many words for it: ego, respect, pride, self-confidence, oppositional.
Higher-status individuals end up with better mating opportunity and foraging spots. But serotonin is quickly metabolized and you have to do more to get more. If it sees itself in the position of weakness, it releases cortisol “the stress chemical”, which motivates it to hold back to avoid conflict. We have inherited a brain that seeks respect and attention as if your life depended on it.
You are not trying to spread your genes, but natural selection built a brain that rewards you with a good feeling when you do things that promote your genes. Each brain tries to get it in ways that worked before because past serotonin surges built a pathway in your brain. You can wire yourself to stimulate your serotonin without being a “jerk.
When you understand your inner mammal, you can learn to relax about your social position instead of being a prisoner of “junk status. What a relief! We can finally make sense of our hybrid brain thanks to an accumulation of research in animal science and neuroscience.
Why We Are Wired To Worry And How Neuroscience Will Help You Fix it: Stop Stressing, Reduce Anxiety, Feel Happy, Finally!
You will learn how to implement a targeted program that will stop your stress response in its tracks, leaving you calmer, stronger and happier. Packed with the latest groundbreaking scientific discoveries, along with the brain’s amygdala drive all of your behaviors, dopamine, you’ll come to understand how three neurochemicals, serotonin and oxytocin, passions, habits, and attitudes.
You will learn how a good mood is increased by triggering these three neurochemicals. The workbook is filled with self-probing questions and exercises where you’ll make critical discoveries about your own beliefs and thought patterns and make big strides toward being happy in only a few minutes a day allowing you to see concrete lasting results in just two to four weeks!
Why do our brains seem obsessed with problems, both real and imagined? believe it or not, it’s not your fault—it’s your default! Sharie breaks this all down so you can finally understand why your brain loves worrying about problems and how you can stop and finally get off your Worry-Go-Round™ Your brain is programed to believe that impending doom is around every corner due to an outdated evolutionary trait that helped ancient humans survive.
You will learn how to redirect your brains distorted perception of problems using easy-to-follow, proven techniques. You will replace feeling, vulnerable, exhausted and joyless with a brand new positive outlook that will change your life. But in present day this program is not only obsolete but it is making us sick! If you have ever been kept awake a night as your mind conjured up fears of sickness, and car wrecks, deaths of loved ones, financial crisis, you know what I mean.
You will learn how to stop the urge to get upset simply because your boss is annoyed at you or you are stuck in traffic. You will finally have the control over your moods and behaviors that you have been seeking.
How I Escaped Political Correctness And You Can Too
I did not want my kids to blame their frustrations on bad guys and “the system. I wanted them to believe in themselves instead of just following the lead of political correctness. It’s hard to leave the world view that has shaped your life. It’s hard to re-wire yourself after the neuroplasticity of youth, which is why people cling to political correctness even when they see its flaws.
I finally ripped off the PC goggles and looked at the world without them. My search led to amazing research on the social behavior of animals. I searched for alternatives, but after all I’d been through, I could not embrace another preconceived belief system. You can rip off the PC goggles and enjoy your own choices too.
They reward us for behaviors that promote survival in the state of nature. On the contrary, our neurons are not connected at birth. But i have stopped filtering reality through the lens built by the gatekeepers of political correctness. This showed me that political correctness is biological. Political correctness stimulates your reward chemicals in primal ways.
I’m not saying we’re hard-wired. They are just tribal solidarity rituals.
The Little Book of Stoicism: Timeless Wisdom to Gain Resilience, Confidence, and Calmness
Even though these schools don’t exist anymore, you and I and most people are in as much need of a philosophy that guides us through life as we ever were. This compelling, highly actionable guide shows you how to deal more effectively with whatever life throws at you and live up to your best self. A mix of timeless wisdom and empowering advice, The Little Book of Stoicism will point the way to anyone seeking a calm and wise life in a chaotic world.
How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?”– epictetus, stoic philosopherWhere can you find joy? Gain strength? How should we face our fears? Deal with the death of a loved one? And what about those reoccurring depressing thoughts?While traditional schooling doesn’t address such questions, it’s exactly what ancient schools of philosophy were all about: They taught you how to live.
Build a Better Brain: Using Everyday Neuroscience to Train Your Brain for Motivation, Discipline, Courage, and Mental Sharpness
Optimize your brain and optimize your life - scroll up and click the BUY NOW BUTTON at the top right of the screen. Put simply, 000 bc, your brain still thinks it is 10, and this has the potential to sabotage you on a daily basis. He has worked with dozens of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success.
This book is a deep look into the roots of conscious and unconscious behavior. Click the buy noW button to harness your mental potential. The physiological origins of your behavior and how to shape them. How habits - good and bad alike - are completely within your control. Neuroplasticity in all its forms, and how to harness it for discipline and motivation.
Guiding principles for neural growth and networking. Improve everything you felt was simply impossible to change. Increase your mental speed, think quicker, and make better decisions. Peter hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. Stop acting against your own interests and create intentional action.
Start living the life you want, and don’t be a slave to your brain. At the end of the day, this book is a guide for how to rewire your brain for optimal performance and happiness.
The Art of Emptying The Brain: Nepalese method spontaneous mental healing
Altshuler started meditating right away without preparation then eventually, he would cause a lot of emotional problems for himself. He said that westerners have a restless mind and cannot just jump to practice meditation right away, they need to learn specific technique first to be able to empty their mind and only then begin meditation.
He said that the preparation stage would be discharging unwanted emotions, memories and images spontaneously and the task would be not to interfere in the process. Dr, altshuler has been teaching this unique Nepalese technique to all his patients who are interested in studying meditation. Altshuler describes a unique method called the Art of Emptying the Brain that he was taught in Nepal where he lived in a monastery studying different meditation techniques taught by a Master.
He was dealing with a lot of stress at that time in his personal and professional life and was eagger to find a treatment to relieve stress. Leonid Altshuler M. D. A board-certified psychiatrist, went through years of misdiagnosis and suffering before he discovered an innate connection between stress, diet and physical and mental illnesses.
In this book Dr. Have you struggled with your mental health?Dr.
Rewire Your Brain: Think Your Way to a Better Life
Your brain is not hardwired, it's "softwired" by experience. Your brain was thought to be “hardwired” to function in predetermined ways. It turns out that's not true. You will also learn to improve your memory, boost your mood, have better relationships, and get a good night sleep. 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.
Reveals how cutting-edge developments in neuroscience, and evidence-based practices can be used to improve your everyday life Other titles by 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 Explaining exciting new developments in neuroscience and their applications to daily living, Rewire Your Brain will guide you through the process of changing your brain so you can change your life and be free of self-imposed limitations.
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. Arden include: brain-based therapy-adult, Brain-Based Therapy-Child, Improving Your Memory For Dummies and Heal Your Anxiety Workbook Dr.
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.
The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time
Based on the latest research in neuroscience, this book provides dozens of straightforward tips you can do every day to rewire your brain and create an upward spiral towards a happier, healthier life. Whether you suffer from depression or just want a better understanding of the brain, thoughts, this book offers an engaging and informative look at the neuroscience behind our emotions, and actions.
The truth is that there isn’t one big solution to depression, but there are numerous simple steps you can take to alter brain activity and chemistry. Some are as easy as relaxing certain muscles to reduce anxiety, or getting more sunlight to improve your mood. Small steps in the right direction can have profound effects—giving you the power to become your best self as you literally reshape your brain, one small change at a time.
Depression can feel like a downward spiral, fatigue, pulling you into a vortex of sadness, and apathy. In the upward spiral, neuroscientist Alex Korb demystifies the intricate brain processes that cause depression and offers a practical and effective approach to getting better.