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Summary

A no-nonsense and helpful guide on how to cope with a slew of mental-health issues that are hell-bent on ruining the lives of millions of people worldwide

Our brains do their best to help us out, but every so often they can be real assholes - having meltdowns, getting addicted to things, or shutting down completely at the worst possible moments. Your brain knows it's not good to do these things, but it can't help it sometimes - especially if it's obsessing about trauma it can't overcome. That's where this life-changing book comes in.

With humor, patience, science, and lots of good-ole swearing, Dr. Faith explains what's going on in your skull, and talks you through the process of retraining your brain to respond appropriately to the non-emergencies of everyday life, and to deal effectively with old, or newly acquired, traumas (particularly post-traumatic stress disorder).

©2017 Faith G. Harper (P)2017 Microcosm Publishing

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Too much swearing!!!

Even though her intention is to explain how the brain works and why we get certain reactions from it, there is too much anger and swearing!! instead of putting me in a relaxing mode so that I can concentrate, the narrator’s voice is irritating and the swearing is unbearable! If I could I would ask my money back
There are many other books form which you can get the same information but in much more respectful way.

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Good content, terrible audio

I picked up some good info from the book, plus a few insightful things that will help me moving forward. Faith G.Harper is very likeable but the audio quality is awful! It’s like she’s recorded it in the bath under the water and it’s poorly edited. I’m not sure how this could be charged as a whole credit, I get one credit a month so paid £8 for this - not worth it.

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Painful

I could not continue with this book. Quality is bad, like somebody record ing with an iPhone. And all the "fu@k" words feels so forced just to be cool.

Just painful, and honestly nothing you have not heard already

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Skip it

Horrendous audio quality and littering of swear words make this unlistenable. I’ve got no problem with swearing, I do it all the time, but when your trying to explain something nuanced and complex you need to widen your vocabulary a bit. Altogether it just sounds immature and makes you question the author’s understanding and authority on the subject. They may well be an expert, but they don’t come across as one.

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  • 30-07-21

Strictly for teens who don't mind swearing

Couldn't get through it as three things really bothered me; the author is inordinately proud of her PhD and brings it up every few minutes; she speaks as though she is counselling teens and adds lots of swearing to appeal to them; and the sound quality is really poor.

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Too fast

The author talks way too fast and the amount of swearing in it isn’t really necessary at certain points you can hear vehicles in the background. The audio sounds so far away. Waste of money.

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Narration was great. some of these audiobooks sound like they are being read by a robot. This was not one of those!

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If Quentin Tarantino wrote self help books.

Great messages and advice totally undermined by the bad language of the author. Although it may be more convincing if Samual Jackson was doing the reading! Thank fu@k it was free.

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Simply explains complex emotions & reactions.

Having had therapy I was already aware of a lot of what is discussed, but Faith has explained it all in a way that has helped me understand & realise things on a different level. I would recommend this for anyone dealing with personal trauma, only shame was the quality of recording.

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Good book - terrible recording

From what I could hear, I think this is a useful and fun book but the recording is baaaadl Can we get a bit more quality control please?

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  • 25-07-18

Untuck this recording quality

The echoey recording disrupts the delivery. Audible - have some standards and get this thing re recorded.

This is a smart person - with useful info -that was recorded in a do it yourself manner.

The crap quality of recording matters - audible-wtf?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-03-19

Not for intellectuals.

Looking for an intellectual, thought-provoking look at anxiety? This isn't it. This is the trashy college girl at the bar talking about her psychology class after about 4 beers. Just as she says something to grab your attention, she uses profanity in the most awkward and unprofessional way possible.

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  • Brady M
  • 15-09-18

Horrible sound quality. Horrible.

Reading is difficult right now so I use audible. This book is useful, but I can never recommend the audible version because the sound is so horrible. I wonder how the author would feel if a recording engineer was out there trying to pass as a therapist. It’s almost impossible to listen to. It sound like she’s in a warehouse, edits are obvious (the including clipped words, the ambient sound is stressful — like a bad smell, the background noises, and even extra voices(!) now and then, are distracting. I hope she re-does it properly soon so I can recommend this recording. Her voice is fine, the sound quality is, yes, horrible — as if she just turned on her computer and started talking. No excuse for this except ignorance - it’s too easy to record decent sound nowadays. If I sound angry, well, that’s probly why I need this book. Look forward to when I can hear it.

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  • 21-02-20

Horrible f*cking recording (and the cussing like a sailor is really annoying)

Ugh - I really want to like this book. I think the information is highly valuable and I was looking forward to listening... but then I started listening. First, did the author record this on her phone in her kitchen? Why oh why was there not more effort put in to getting a clear recording of this book? The tinny, echo is distracting, and -hello! - it’s an AUDIO book! A f*cking audiobook (as our author would say). Which leads me to my next point. The vulgar language - distracting and ridiculous. We get it - she’s a doctor who talks (and writes?) like a college girl who’s had twenty too many wine coolers (again). Yuck. Just dumb. Listening to this book makes me want to drink twenty too many wine coolers. Enough.

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  • Nam
  • 20-11-18

Audio quality is awful.

The audio quality was so awful that it distracted me from all other qualities of this book. It sounds like it was recorded on someone’s cell phone. I got 2 hours into the book and couldn’t handle it anymore. The

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  • Erika H
  • 09-11-18

the audio is horrible, it sounds like shes in a ba

the audio is horrible it sounds like she is in a bathroom, so much echo

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  • Atreju
  • 08-04-19

Poor Audio Quality

Unfortunately this wasn't recorded with good/professional equipment and sounds like someone is yelling at you from across the room on speaker phone. very unpleasant to listen to. The information isn't especially helpful for anyone already familiar with therapy and a mindfulness about their behavior. Again the audio is a big drag

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  • Taylor Zabodyn
  • 27-06-18

works

If you're struggling with anxiety, this book really does work. Fancy Dr. lady actually gives you helpful ways to say "screw you anxiety! I don't F with you" I wish the quality of the audio was better, but small price to pay when anxiety rules your life like it did mine.

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  • Mariela
  • 06-03-19

Love the information hate the quality of the sound

This book had great tips on coping with traumas and really focusing on healing. The strategies and activities given were super useful . The sound quality though is awfull it sounds like was recorded at home.

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  • HG
  • 27-06-18

Some great content

There was some great content in the book, but her voice and the quality of the audio is terrible.

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