Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions,Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior

eBook - 2014
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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...
Publisher: 2014.
ISBN: 9780698156968
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource ( pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Mar 02, 2018

I very strongly encourage anyone who is or (is close to someone) struggling with addictive, obsessive, or any other type of negative behavior to read this book cover-to-cover. Each chapter begins with a chart of a specific type of negative behavior, broken down by definition, what you see, and how others see you when experiencing the behavior. The chapters end with actionable exercises and thought experiments, and sprinkled with examples from the authors own personal experiences.

It was one of my life changing books for sure, and pairs well with "The Depression Cure" which has a similar format but with a focus on health.

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