Author: Loretta Graziano Breuning
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-11-15
A revolutionary approach to enhancing your happiness level! Get ready to boost your happiness in just 45 days! Habits of a Happy Brain shows you how to retrain your brain to turn on the chemicals that make you happy. Each page offers simple activities that help you understand the roles of your "happy chemicals"--serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphin. You'll also learn how to build new habits by rerouting the electricity in your brain to flow down a new pathway, making it even easier to trigger these happy chemicals and increase feelings of satisfaction when you need them most. Filled with dozens of exercises that will help your reprogram your brain, Habits of a Happy Brain shows you how to live a happier, healthier life!
Author: Matthew Johnstone
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2019-06-06
If you're alive, you experience stress. It's just part of being human. For early man, stress helped us flee danger like a marauding mammoth, a hungry sabre-toothed tiger or an invading tribe. It literally helped us fight or flight. In modern society a little stress is useful, it keeps us energised and motivated to get things done, it helps us to turn up and be on time. Yet too much stress is harmful, and stress is sadly, at an all-time high. Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to avoid or substantially reduce stress in our lives. The things that make us stressed are the same things that always have: too much work, not enough time, financial woes, family needs, navigating difficult relationships - these familiar scenarios aren't likely to change. So if we can't change the things that cause us stress, we must change the way we interact with it. When we feel threatened or endangered in any way, our body and mind react accordingly. Unfortunately, these days our brain sees many 'threats', even if they're not actually a danger to us. This 'stress' is a major problem and is now considered to be a major precipitating factor in almost all major diseases. Yet if we're prepared to learn from it, stress can be a useful teacher. Coping with moderate amounts of stress builds a sense of mastery and it promotes resilience for life down the road. Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts. With that in mind; through this beautifully illustrated book from illustrator and speaker Matthew Johnstone and experienced clinician Michael Player, the hope is to turn one of the most unpleasant of human experiences into a sweet one.
Anxiety is natural. Calm is learned. If you didn’t learn yesterday, you can learn today. It’s not easy, of course. Once your natural alarm system is triggered, it’s hard to find the off switch. Indeed, you don’t have an off switch until you build one. Tame Your Anxiety shows you how. Readers learn about the brain chemicals that make us feel threatened and the chemicals that make us feel safe. You’ll see how your brain turns on these chemicals with neural pathways built from past experience, and, most important, you discover your power to build new pathways, to enjoy more happy chemicals, and reduce threat chemicals. This book does not tell you to imagine yourself on a tropical beach. That’s the last thing you want when you feel like a lion is chasing you. Instead, you will learn to ask your inner mammal what it wants and how you can get it. Each time you step toward meeting a survival need, you build the neural pathways that expect your needs to be met. You don’t have to wait for a perfect world to feel good. You can feel good right now. The exercises in this book help you build a self-soothing circuit in steps so small that anyone can do it. Once you learn how it’s done, and how it can help ease your anxiety, you will learn how to handle situations in which you feel threatened or anxious. Understanding the underlying mechanisms will help you stop them before they get ahead of you.
Nothing is wrong with you. Your brain is doing the job it evolved for: promoting your survival. It defines survival in a quirky way, alas, but you have the power to rewire it. This book helps you wire in a safety circuit to replace that old anxiety circuit. You can stop living with that siren blast of cortisol and enjoy serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin instead.
Make your brain function better and become a happier person! Did you know that a lot of emotions we experience are influenced by levels of oxytocin, serotonin, dopamine and endorphins? If you could get more of those “happiness hormones,” it certainly would improve your mood and empower your brain, wouldn't it? Then don't wait and download this e-book so you can experience more joy in life by: Creating more happiness hormones Relieving stress Releasing more cuddly feelings Increasing your energy Improving your mood Decreasing your chances of a depression Having more rewarding feelings in what you do Connecting to other people more intimately Keywords: Happiness hormones, happy hormones, relieve stress, relieve stress hormones, reduce stress hormones, increase happy feelings, release cuddly energy, release happy energy, release positive energy, increase in energy, improve your mood, enhance your energy, lower chances of depression, less depression, decrease depression, prevent depression, preventing depression, preventing stress, connect with others, connecting with others, more dopamine, more serotonin, more oxytocin, more endorphins, boost dopamine level, boost endorphins level, boost oxytocin level, boost endorphins level, how to get more endorphins, how to get more oxytocin, how to get more serotonin, how to get more dopamine, brain science, brain exercises, training your brain, brain functioning, brain power, brain strength, brain happiness, better mood, how to have a better mood, how to please your brain, empowering your brain, empower the brain, create dopamine, create serotonin, create endorphins, neurotransmitters, brain signals, create oxytocin, what is oxytocin, what are endorphins, what is dopamine, what is serotonin
I was politically correct for decades. Then one day I caught myself lying about a simple fact to make it sound more politically correct. It happened while I was lecturing to 150 students. I froze. Enough! In that moment, I decided to take back my brain. It cost me, but it had benefits too. Here is the story of how I came to question my political correctness, and how I learned to feel good and be good without it. You can too!