I definitely have an anxious brain. I worry and panic over things that I shouldn’t need to worry about. A lot of times I have to tell myself to calm down because I fear I may make myself sick – worrying about the silliest things. I am always looking for ways to try and help myself deal with this, which is why I chose to check out the book Rewire Your Anxious Brain. The book recommends that you not try anything alone and work with a professional while working on the ideas presented in the book.
The book contains a lot of information about the brain to help you figure out how and why these things are happening to you. There are exercises throughout the book to help you figure out what is going on in your head and what your end goal is.
This book left me with a lot of new thoughts about myself and how I think. It was definitely an interesting read, and full of very detailed information about the brain.
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
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 the book, 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. In the book, Pittman and Karle make it simple by offering specific examples of how to manage fear by tapping into both of these pathways in the brain. As you read, you’ll gain a greater understanding 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.