Rewire

Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior
Product Number: EB00397132
Released: Jul 31, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780698156968
Publisher: Avery
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A refreshing guide to becoming a healthier, happier self. We humans tend to get in our own way time and time again-whether it comes to not speaking up for ourselves, going back to bad romantic partners, dieting for the umpteenth try, or acting on any of a range of bad habits we just can't seem to shake. In Rewire, renowned psychotherapist Richard O'Connor, PhD, reveals exactly why our bad habits die so hard. We have two brains-one a thoughtful, conscious, deliberative self, and the other an automatic self that makes most of our decisions without our attention. Using new research and knowledge about how the brain works, the book clears a path to lasting, effective change for behaviors that include: Procrastination Overeating Chronic disorganization Staying in bad situations Excessive worrying Risk taking Passive aggression Self-medication Bringing together many different fields in psychology and brain science, Dr. O'Connor gives you a road map to overcoming whatever self-destructive habits are plaguing you, with exercises throughout the book. We can rewire our brains to develop healthier circuitry, training the automatic self to make wiser decisions without having to think about it; ignore distractions; withstand temptations; see ourselves and the world more clearly; and interrupt our reflexive responses before they get us in trouble. Meanwhile, our conscious minds will be freed to view ourselves with compassion at the same time as we practice self-discipline. By learning valuable skills and habits-including mindfulness, self-control, confronting fear, and freeing yourself from mindless guilt-we can open ourselves to vastly more successful, productive, and happy lives.

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Author(s): Richard O'Connor
Original Publish Date: Jul 31, 2014

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Author(s): Richard O'Connor
Narrator(s): Fred Stella
Product Number BN9990
Released: Jul 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781501252914

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