« Life-Like Trains Power-Loc Track Expander Set – Double Oval Needle Felting set – Dog, Cat, Bear » 3 thoughts on “Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry” 9 of 9 people found the following review helpful Helpful Strategies, January 3, 2015 By Rachael – This review is from: Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry (Kindle Edition) If you are looking for a book that is just going to provide strategies for how to overcome anxiety, this is probably not the book for you. However, if you are interested in both the neuroscience behind stress and anxiety and learning techniques to cope with those responses, then this is an excellent volume to read. Personally, I agree with the authors that it is often easier to overcome stress when you actually know and understand what is happening to your brain, and how it can manifest itself in physical ways. And while this book is very detailed, I think the authors did a good job of keeping everything easy to understand. Numerous types of stress are discussed in this book, including the reasons that these types of stress occur and what parts of the brain are responsible for your response. If you’re anything like me, you are constantly trying to make logical sense out of your worry, but I learned from this book that there may not always be a logical reason behind your anxiety. In fact, you may not ever really know why you certain situations, thoughts, sounds, smells, etc., can trigger an episode of panic. The good news is that you don’t have to know. The authors go into great detail to describe techniques that you can use to essentially “rewire” your brain to avoid having stress responses. The book mainly discusses the two different parts of the brain that deal with fear and stress, the amygdala and the cortex. The amygdala is basically your body’s natural fear response system. Your amygdala often works without your ever knowing it, such as when you are driving and instinctively swerve out of the way to avoid hitting another car. The cortex, on the other hand, deals with worry and obsessive thoughts. For example, your cortex is to blame when you are constantly worrying about a possible outcome that will likely not occur. You may have one or both of these types of stress, and the authors provide useful “exercises” that can be used to deal with both of these types of stress. If you’re reading this review, I’m guessing that you probably don’t care about all of these details though, right? What you really want to know is if the methods in this book really work. I think they could certainly help many individuals who suffer from stress and anxiety. These authors give insightful strategies to help with different types of stress responses, all of which are based on years of research. Your stress isn’t going to go away overnight having read this book, but it certainly may help you learn to cope with your anxiety when it does occur. Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book through Netgalley. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful Accessible Book for Understanding Anxiety, January 3, 2015 By PaulaD – This review is from: Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry (Kindle Edition) This is a very useful and informative book. The book is pitched to well-read, intelligent laypeople and explains the neurobiology and the underlying research in a clear, concise and comprehendible fashion. After reading this book, the reader will understand the mechanisms of anxiety very well. Dr. Pittman and Ms. Karle cover treatments, which the typical anxious person can do on his own, and more in depth treatments which require professional help. The authors are very clear about when someone suffering from anxiety should seek assistance from professionals. I would recommend this book to anyone curious about anxiety and how to deal and treat it. This is very well written and accessible and not intimidating at all. A very good read! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Did I know anything about anxiety before reading this book …, August 11, 2015 By Adelino – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry (Paperback) Did I know anything about anxiety before reading this book? I am hold a Master degree on Clinical Psychology applied to learning problems. Ansiety disorders is one of the key challenges in my practice. This book has impacted my life and it changed the way I see the world in a sense that I am now exercising more control over my thinking pattern. On a more specific note, I am now changing the way I deal with myself. As a result, my ability to deliver effectively has beeen enhanced substantially as I am exercising control over my ansiety on a daily basis. I am really rewiring my brain!!!!!!!!!!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.