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Rewire Your Anxious Brain Audiobook

Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry

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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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    Heather Jean Jack 16/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "did not find it useful at all."

    not useful at all. found myself becoming more anixous. unhappy with purchase and would not recommend.

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Audioaddict 22/12/2016
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    One of the worst narrators i have heard in a long time, really really grated on me after a while and made the book pretty much impossible to listen to and take in. Very disappointing really as i had high hopes for this one

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    W1992 03/01/2017
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    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


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    Awful. Very boring, no real help. It was a real drag to get thru this and not one i would ever want to repeat

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    "Disappointing"

    Apart from discovering anxiety can be produced by two parts of the brain, I did not gain much by listening to this book. A great deal of time is dedicated to explaining this simple fact and much of the information is needlessly repetitive. The suggested techniques to combat anxiety are disappointing and boil down to breathing and muscle exercises - nothing particularly innovative or new and similar exercises readily available on YouTube. Certainly not the 'rewiring' processes implied by the title of the book.

    35 of 37 people found this review helpful
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    ListenEveryday 22/12/2016
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    "Patronising nonsense."
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    Someone else writing and narrating it.


    What was most disappointing about Catherine M. Pittman, PhD and Elizabeth M. Karle, MLIS ’s story?

    Very disappointed, it was a load of jumbled up nonsense and poor "advice" - cliched and of no real use to anyone in the real world. Much better books out there than this one, was very disappointed.


    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Claire Maybank 28/11/2016
    Claire Maybank 28/11/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "repetitive and nothing new "

    The amount of repetition becomes annoying. it's a poor version of the chimp paradox. I would not recommend.

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    Nathan 10/05/2016
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    "I fear the terrible narration halted my listening."

    This book may have been credible. I will never know I fear because the narration was so poor that I simply could not abide to listen to another word.

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    Hazel Morley, Leeds 26/02/2016
    Hazel Morley, Leeds 26/02/2016 Member Since 2016

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    "Very helpful!"

    I've been listening to this book as well as seeking CBT. I found this book incredibly helpful and it has helped me to understand how my brain works and that I CAN change my brain and rewire it. It is very good and I would recommend this to anyone suffering with anxiety (it even helps you identify what sort you have).

    Excellent!

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    Gordon JC Pearce 06/03/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Can't understand the narrator."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This could be read by someone who doesn't have a thick impenetrable accent.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    No idea what the ending is, I only got about ten minutes in.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Susannah Mars’s performances?

    Not a chance. I cannot understand what she's saying.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment, mostly. I was interested in the subject matter but it was so hard to understand what the narrator was saying it's put me off listening further.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    jack 01/09/2016
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    "Wow,!! really a terrific listen"

    The subject matter is very interesting and relevant in today's fast paced society; however, it requires much attention due to the nature of its technical terminology and the fast pace of narration. Some of the terminology got by me on the first pass. With a second listen everything really clicked. As stated the narrator's pace was quick but still pleasant while on topic.

    I did enjoy this book from start to finish and hope to read more from the authors (Pittman and Carle).

    I'd recommend this book to anybody looking to get a better understanding of how our body's both initiate and respond to emotions such as fear, panic, anxiety and worry.

    Well worth the credit for this fascinating book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nate
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    "boring"

    this book was boring and didn't tell you at all how to help anxiety wow

    14 of 27 people found this review helpful
  • dave galloway
    21/03/17
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    "Quite Practical"
    What made the experience of listening to Rewire Your Anxious Brain the most enjoyable?

    I found that a number of the exercises very helpful.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to understand how Anxiety works and what can be done to have some self mastery over it. Easy to follow and easy to understand.

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  • Julius
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    "Good Book for the Anxious"

    Provides an overview of the nature of anxiety and the various methods available to cope with it effectively.

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  • Nicole R
    28/02/17
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    "Understanding ME."

    I found the narration too fast and robot like. A lack of connection to the subject.
    A slower approach would allow me to take a moment to absorb what I had just heard.
    The content was perfect for me to understand some of the physical sensations that I experience coursing through my body on a daily basis.
    From hearing this book I have gained valuble insights into my mind. An understanding I didn't previously have.
    Thank you to the author for such wonderful understaning into the human brain and expressing it in such a way that I could understand it and myself better.
    I now know what I have to do next to continue on my healing journey of embracing me.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Vanessa Herrera
    02/05/16
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    "Very helpful!!"

    I struggle with anxiety daily, and this book has given me so many resources with how to cope and overcome. It's definitely a glimpse of hope.

    8 of 19 people found this review helpful
  • Ky
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    "So Helpful"

    Very helpful information presented in a way that is easy to understand. I saw results almost immediately.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lori Abelairas
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    16/05/16
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    "WOW!"

    Over the years I have read dozens of books on anxiety and I have never been impressed. This book is different. It's the only book you will ever need! Your search is over!

    5 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • Rob B
    16/05/16
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    "Practical and well done"

    Recommended for anxiety/depression. I especially enjoyed the practical insights and the road map at the end.

    3 of 14 people found this review helpful

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