How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves
Author: Sharon Begley
Pubpsher: Ballantine Books
Cutting-edge science and the ancient wisdom of Buddhism have come together to reveal that, contrary to popular belief, we have the power to literally change our brains by changing our minds. Recent pioneering experiments in neuroplasticity—the ability of the brain to change in response to experience—reveal that the brain is capable of altering its structure and function, and even of generating new neurons, a power we retain well into old age. The brain can adapt, heal, renew itself after trauma, compensate for disabilities, rewire itself to overcome dyslexia, and break cycles of depression and OCD. And as scientists are learning from studies performed on Buddhist monks, it is not only the outside world that can change the brain, so can the mind and, in particular, focused attention through the classic Buddhist practice of mindfulness. With her gift for making science accessible, meaningful, and compelling, science writer Sharon Begley illuminates a profound shift in our understanding of how the brain and the mind interact and takes us to the leading edge of a revolution in what it means to be human. Praise for Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain “There are two great things about this book. One is that it shows us how nothing about our brains is set in stone. The other is that it is written by Sharon Begley, one of the best science writers around. Begley is superb at framing the latest facts within the larger context of the field. This is a terrific book.”—Robert M. Sapolsky, author of Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers “Excellent . . . elegant and lucid prose . . . an open mind here will be rewarded.”—Discover “A strong dose of hope along with a strong does of science and Buddhist thought.”—The San Diego Union-Tribune
Daily Habits for Build Mental Toughness. How to Train Your Mind Trough Positive Thoughts and Change Mindset for Change Your Life
Author: Ryan Winters
If you've always wanted to learn how to train your mind through positive thoughts and change mindset for change your life, understand human brain and get what you want from it, then keep reading... Your success in life is largely dependent on the things that happen in your life and the way you perceive them. While your environment plays a large role in the way behave and think, there is more to it than just your environment. Chances are, if you were subjected to the same conditions as another person, your reactions to things would still be different. This is because regardless of the environment, the nature of humans is dynamic. While you may react negatively to some things, another person may positively react to them. Considering that the mind is responsible for our thoughts, it is first important to note that the mind does not work independently regardless of whether it is the conscious or the unconscious mind. As explained in the earlier part of this chapter, the conscious mind takes cues from the brain as well as the environment to act. These cues are as a result of our experiences, as well as the influence of our immediate environment. This will help us to gather and process data, make decisions, give responses in a thoughtful manner as well as control our short-term memory. There is also the influence of our biological make-up in the way we think and this is part of what happens in the unconscious mind. The environment and experiences of a person also contribute to this aspect. While some psychologists believe that nature plays a bigger role in cognitive development, others believe that nurture plays a bigger role in the cognitive development of a person. When one thinks of the mind of a person and the way it works, it seems valid to say that nature and nurture interact to determine the way people think and react to things. This guide will focus on the following: Discover your brain Your unconscious mind Neuro-linguistic programming Begin changing your habits Developing self-control to live a happier life Positive thoughts Mindset Breaking free Setting a routine Exercises to apply to daily life... AND MORE! Even if you're a skeptical person, and you never read anything about this argument, the powerful insights contained in this comprehensive book will help you, develop rock-solid mindset, connect naturally with your brain in a more productive way, easily navigate your thoughts and help you get the most out of life. So, what are you waiting for? Scroll up to the top of the page and hit the "Buy Now" button to get started!
Release on 2012-03-01 | by Sharon Begley,Richard Davidson
How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel, and Live - and How You Can Change Them
Author: Sharon Begley,Richard Davidson
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This groundbreaking book by a pioneer in neuroscience brings a new understanding of our emotions - why each of us responds so differently to the same life events and what we can do to change and improve our emotional lives. If you believe most self-help books, you would probably assume that we are all affected in the same way by events like grief or falling in love or being jilted and that only one process can help us handle them successfully. From thirty years of studying brain chemistry, Davidson shows just why and how we are all so different. Just as we all have our own DNA, so we each have our own emotional 'style' depending on our individual levels of dimensions like resilience, attention and self-awareness. Helping us to recognise our own emotional style, Davidson also shows how our brain patterns can change over our lives - and, through his fascinating experiments, what we can do to improve our emotional responses through, for example, meditation. Deepening our understanding of the mind-body connection - as well as conditions like autism and depression - Davidson stretches beyond mainstream psychology and neuroscience and expands our view of what it means to be human.
How to Build a Million Dollar Business in Record Time
Author: Dana Wilde
Category: Business & Economics
“Using Train Your Brain, in two years, I’ve gone from zero to a million dollars a year in my business and paid off $30,000 in debt!” ~ Sarah Thomas, Basehor, KS When Dana Wilde began her direct-sales business, she realized that education for entrepreneurs typically consisted of endless “how-to” explanations: how to market, how to pick up the phone, how to manage your time, how to increase bookings or sales. There always seemed to be a new system to learn, a new surefire method or cutting-edge technique for entrepreneurs to master. In an effort to teach her team members a better and easier way, Dana Wilde created Train Your Brain, a tested and proven system combining elements of both mindset and action ... or as Dana likes to call it, Intentional Action. What Dana discovered by using Train Your Brain is that mindset can be “taught” and that learning simple mindset strategies not only allows you to understand how the brain works but also shows you how easy it is to change your thinking and, as a result, change your outcomes. In Train Your Brain, Dana breaks down the Cycle of Perpetual Sameness—the number one reason why most people only experience incremental change in their lives. More importantly, she also provides the much-needed blueprint to help you get off this counterproductive cycle quickly. Train Your Brain, with its twenty easy-to-implement “Mindware Experiments,” gives you all the necessary tools needed to get off ... and stay off ... the Cycle of Perpetual Sameness, so you can transform your life and grow your business in record time!
Release on 2011-02-01 | by David Perlmutter, M.D./F.A.C.N,Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.
Author: David Perlmutter, M.D./F.A.C.N,Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.
Pubpsher: Hay House, Inc
Category: Health & Fitness
The quest for enlightenment has occupied mankind for millennia. And from the depictions we’ve seen—monks sitting on meditation cushions, nuns kneeling in prayer, shamans communing with the universe—it seems that this elusive state is reserved for a chosen few. But now, neuroscientist David Perlmutter and medical anthropologist and shaman Alberto Villoldo have come together to explore the commonalities between their specialties with the aim of making enlightenment possible for anyone. Joining the long-separated worlds of science and spirit, Perlmutter explores the exciting phenomena of neurogenesis and mitochondrial health, while Villoldo brings his vast knowledge of shamanic and spiritual practices to the table. Together they draw from the most powerful tools in each discipline to create the Power Up Your Brain program, a ground-breaking, five-week plan that helps prime the brain for enlightenment. With nutritional advice, dietary supplements, physical exercise, shamanic practices, meditation, and visualizations, Perlmutter and Villoldo guide readers, step by step, through a program to help them clear their minds from previous trauma and open themselves up to experience the inner peace, vast insight, and extraordinary creativity that define the experience of enlightenment, paving the way to successfully face the challenges to come.
'The Source marries universal truths with scientific rigor for a persuasive, important exploration of The Law of Attraction.' - Deepak Chopra MD ‘[Like] the self-help success The Secret, but cooler and more sciencey.’ - Evening Standard Life-changing opportunities pass us by every day – now we can train our minds to seize them Self-help books like The Secret promise that we can tap into the 'law of attraction' to control our destiny, simply by changing our thoughts. If we strip away the mystique, at the heart of this idea is a fundamental truth that is backed up by the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience: most of the things we want from life – health, happiness, wealth, love - are governed by our ability to think, feel and act; in other words, by our brain. Dr Tara Swart, a neuroscientist and executive coach with a background in psychiatry, is convinced beyond all doubt of our ability to alter how our brains work - and transform our lives. In The Source, she draws on the latest cognitive science and her experience coaching highly successful people to reveal the secret to mastering our minds. With a four-step plan to awaken the power of your brain, this unique guide to life combines science and spirituality in a way that is open-minded and practical. Discover how to: - Challenge 'autopilot' thinking and rewire your brain's pathways to fulfil your potential - Manifest the things you want by directing your energy towards your deepest values and ambitions - Harness the power of visualisation to prime your brain to grab opportunities and take control of your future - Attack life with confidence, dispel fear and avoid negative thinking Unlock your potential today – you are just four steps away from building a new confident you.
Release on 2009-03-24 | by Andrew Newberg, M.D.,Mark Robert Waldman
Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist
Author: Andrew Newberg, M.D.,Mark Robert Waldman
Pubpsher: Ballantine Books
God is great—for your mental, physical, and spiritual health. Based on new evidence culled from brain-scan studies, a wide-reaching survey of people’s religious and spiritual experiences, and the authors’ analyses of adult drawings of God, neuroscientist Andrew Newberg and therapist Mark Robert Waldman offer the following breakthrough discoveries: • Not only do prayer and spiritual practice reduce stress, but just twelve minutes of meditation per day may slow down the aging process. • Contemplating a loving God rather than a punitive God reduces anxiety and depression and increases feelings of security, compassion, and love. • Fundamentalism, in and of itself, can be personally beneficial, but the prejudice generated by extreme beliefs can permanently damage your brain. • Intense prayer and meditation permanently change numerous structures and functions in the brain, altering your values and the way you perceive reality. Both a revelatory work of modern science and a practical guide for readers to enhance their physical and emotional health, How God Changes Your Brain is a first-of-a-kind book about faith that is as credible as it is inspiring.
Use Your Brain to Get and Keep the Body You Have Always Wanted
Author: Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
Category: Health & Fitness
THE KEY TO A BETTER BODY—in shape, energized, and youthful—is a healthy brain. With fifteen practical, easy-to-implement solutions involving nutritious foods, natural supplements and vitamins, positive-thinking habits, and, when necessary, highly targeted medications, Dr. Amen shows you how to: * Reach and maintain your ideal weight * Soothe and smooth your skin at any age * Reduce the stress that can impair your immune system * Sharpen your memory * Increase willpower and eliminate the cravings that keep you from achieving your exercise and diet goals * Enhance sexual desire and performance * Lower your blood pressure without medication * Avoid depression and elevate the enjoyment you take in life’s pleasures. Based on the latest medical research, as well as on Dr. Amen’s two decades of clinical practice at the renowned Amen Clinics, where Dr. Amen and his associates pioneered the use of the most advanced brain imaging technology, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body shows you how to take the very best care of your brain. Whether you’re just coming to realize that it’s time to get your body into shape, or are already fit and want to take it to the next level, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body is all you need to start putting the power of the brain-body connection to work for you today. From the Hardcover edition.