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

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

von: Richard O'Connor

Hudson Street Press, 2014

ISBN: 9780698156968 , 304 Seiten

Format: ePUB

Kopierschutz: DRM

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Preis: 40,48 EUR

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


 

We humans tend to get in our own way time and time againwhether 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 cant seem to shake. In Rewire, renowned psychotherapist Richard OConnor, PhD, reveals exactly why our bad habits die so hard. We have two brainsone 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:ProcrastinationOvereatingChronic disorganizationStaying in bad situationsExcessive worryingRisk takingPassive aggressionSelf-medicationBringing together many different fields in psychology and brain science, Dr. OConnor 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 habitsincluding mindfulness, self-control, confronting fear, and freeing yourself from mindless guiltwe can open ourselves to vastly more successful, productive, and happy lives. The book even demystifies how to overcome what Dr. OConnor calls the undertow (the mysterious force that sabotages our best efforts when were just on the edge of victory) for long-lasting change. Offering a valuable science-based new paradigm for rewiring our brains, Rewire is a refreshing guide to becoming a healthier, happier self.