Habits Of A Happy Brain

Author: Loretta Graziano Breuning
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440590508
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Offers simple activities that help you understand the roles of your "happy chemicals"--serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins. 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.

Tame Your Anxiety

Author: Loretta Graziano Breuning PhD
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538117770
Size: 38.17 MB
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Anxiety is natural. Calm is learned. If you didn’t learn yesterday, you can learn today. It’s not easy, of course. Once your natural alarm system is triggered, it’s hard to find the off switch. Indeed, you don’t have an off switch until you build one. Tame Your Anxiety shows you how. Readers learn about the brain chemicals that make us feel threatened and the chemicals that make us feel safe. You’ll see how your brain turns on these chemicals with neural pathways built from past experience, and, most important, you discover your power to build new pathways, to enjoy more happy chemicals, and reduce threat chemicals. This book does not tell you to imagine yourself on a tropical beach. That’s the last thing you want when you feel like a lion is chasing you. Instead, you will learn to ask your inner mammal what it wants and how you can get it. Each time you step toward meeting a survival need, you build the neural pathways that expect your needs to be met. You don’t have to wait for a perfect world to feel good. You can feel good right now. The exercises in this book help you build a self-soothing circuit in steps so small that anyone can do it. Once you learn how it’s done, and how it can help ease your anxiety, you will learn how to handle situations in which you feel threatened or anxious. Understanding the underlying mechanisms will help you stop them before they get ahead of you.

The More Or Less Definitive Guide To Self Care

Author: Anna Borges
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615196110
Size: 77.78 MB
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Some days you need a pick-me-up, some days you need a life preserver. “For most of us,” writes Anna Borges, “self-care is a wide spectrum of decisions and actions that soothe and fortify us against all the shit we deal with.” You may already practice some form of self-care, whether it’s taking an extra-long shower after a stressful day, splurging on a ~fancy~ dinner, or choosing Netflix over that friend-of-a-friend’s birthday party. But when life gets so overwhelming that you want to stay in bed, some more radical care is crucial to maintain your sanity. The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care is here to help you exist in the world. Borges gathers over 200 tips, activities, and stories (from experts and everyday people alike) into an A-to-Z list—from asking for help and burning negative thoughts to the importance of touch and catching some Zzz’s. Make any day a little more OK with new skills in your self-care toolkit—and energy to show up for yourself.

Stressless

Author: Matthew Johnstone
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472141040
Size: 61.50 MB
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If you're alive, you experience stress. It's just part of being human. For early man, stress helped us flee danger like a marauding mammoth, a hungry sabre-toothed tiger or an invading tribe. It literally helped us fight or flight. In modern society a little stress is useful, it keeps us energised and motivated to get things done, it helps us to turn up and be on time. Yet too much stress is harmful, and stress is sadly, at an all-time high. Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to avoid or substantially reduce stress in our lives. The things that make us stressed are the same things that always have: too much work, not enough time, financial woes, family needs, navigating difficult relationships - these familiar scenarios aren't likely to change. So if we can't change the things that cause us stress, we must change the way we interact with it. When we feel threatened or endangered in any way, our body and mind react accordingly. Unfortunately, these days our brain sees many 'threats', even if they're not actually a danger to us. This 'stress' is a major problem and is now considered to be a major precipitating factor in almost all major diseases. Yet if we're prepared to learn from it, stress can be a useful teacher. Coping with moderate amounts of stress builds a sense of mastery and it promotes resilience for life down the road. Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts. With that in mind; through this beautifully illustrated book from illustrator and speaker Matthew Johnstone and experienced clinician Michael Player, the hope is to turn one of the most unpleasant of human experiences into a sweet one.

The Science Of Positivity

Author: Loretta Graziano Breuning
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440599653
Size: 34.88 MB
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The Science of Positivity teaches you how cynical thought habits are formed, and how you can rewire yourself to go beyond them.

Tame Your Anxiety

Author: Loretta Graziano Breuning
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781538117767
Size: 17.32 MB
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Learning to calm anxiety is a difficult task after years of responding to your brain's warning signs for threats. But understanding the mechanisms that launch you into anxious states will help you train your brain to make new connections, new paths to awareness and calm. Tame Your Anxiety shows you how.

Habits Of A Happy Brain

Author: Loretta Breuning
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 56.80 MB
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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. Each page offers simple activities that help you understand the roles of your "happy chemicals"--serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphin. 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

Author: Loretta Breuning
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781941959107
Size: 19.33 MB
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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. This book helps you wire in a safety circuit to replace that old anxiety circuit. You can stop living with that siren blast of cortisol and enjoy serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin instead.

How I Escaped Political Correctness And You Can Too

Author: Loretta Breuning
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781941959091
Size: 48.98 MB
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Political correctness is biological. It meets our core mammalian needs for resources, status, and the safety of a herd. I learned to meet my mammalian needs in new ways instead of living in fear of PC gatekeepers. This book shows you how to feel safe when conformity surrounds you.You care about the greater good, but you want to define it for yourself. What if you disagree with the politically correct view? You fear ridicule, shunning and attack, so you tell yourself it¿s not worth it and find a way to conform. Until one day you can't.I was politically correct until the day I heard myself lie about a simple fact because the truth didn't sound progressive. I froze in the middle of a lecture to 150 students. Enough! I decided to take back my brain. I gave myself permission to see what I see and know what I know instead of living in fear. It cost me, but the benefits outweighed the costs. I transitioned and you can too.What do I mean by Political Correctness?I do not mean the hot-button dramas that fill the headlines. They are just tribal solidarity rituals. I mean the belief that we are suffering under a bad system.Political correctness trains you to feel victimized by bad guys running the bad system, and to fight them by following the leaders of political correctness. If you follow, you get to be one of the good guys and share in the rewards that these leaders control. If you don't follow, you are labelled a bad guy and excommunicated.This message is so pervasive that we take it for granted. But I saw that the good guys are not all good and the bad guys are not all bad. I tried to overlook the inconvenient facts because I feared excommunication. But when I had kids, I saw how harmful it is for children to be taught that they're powerless victims. I wanted them to believe in themselves instead of just following the lead of political correctness.