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Rewire Your Anxious Brain

Rewire Your Anxious Brain
How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry

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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.

Authors

Catherine M. Pittman, PhD, is associate professor at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN. As a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in South Bend, IN, she specializes in the treatment of brain injuries and anxiety... Read more

Books by Catherine M Pittman

Elizabeth M. Karle, MLIS, is collection management supervisor at the Cushwa-Leighton Library at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN. In addition to supplying research for this book, she has personal experience with anxiety... Read more

Books by Elizabeth M Karle

Praise

“From fears to phobias and panic, this how-to guide unravels the mysteries of worry, then delivers strategies that will lead you to a resilient life.”
-Reid Wilson, PhD, author of Don't Panic
“Fear, worry, anxiety, panic, and depression block individuals from living fully. This book does an excellent job of unraveling the mysteries of the brain and how it causes anxiety, thus allowing individuals to take control of their symptoms and manage their lives more effectively. I have used the concepts in this book in treating veterans with PTSD and have seen people become much more functional. Highly-recommended reading.”
-Susan Myers, RN, LCSW, BCD, holistic nurse and board certified diplomate in clinical social work
"This is a unique contribution to a wide array of self-help books for those who suffer with anxiety. The authors explain what we know about the workings of the brain in a fluid style that neither talks down to nor overwhelms the reader. This science becomes the foundation for decreasing bewilderment, fear, and shame. There are straightforward and logical recommendations for modifying patterns of anxiety that originate from, and are maintained by, differing brain circuitry.”
-Sally Winston PsyD, codirector of the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland
"Catherine Pittman, a trained behavioral scientist, brings her deep scientific understanding of fear, anxiety, and learning to the world of personal experiences. Few scientists can make this transition from scientific communication to public communication. Pittman, along with coauthor Elizabeth Karle, does this very well indeed. Readers should not be put off by the early presentations of brain mechanisms, because they are surprisingly readable and informative. Moreover, it is information that provides a foundation for readers who have anxiety challenges to use later as they develop effective coping strategies. Readers should find the clear expositions of the where's, why's, and how's of anxiety and its management to be an anxiety-reducing
read.”
-J. Bruce Overmier, PhD, professor emeritus in the graduate faculties of psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science at the University of Minnesota

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One of the best book I've read on the "Anxious Brain". Have already recommended it to a number of my clients. Very readable and accessible. Gillian Hehir - Clinical Psychologist in private practice. Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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To the authors, Catherine and Elizabeth, I'm so grateful for your efforts, education and writing style. Reading your book has illuminated so much of this condition for me that I feel really optimistic for the first time in many years. Thank you. :-)
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To the authors, Catherine and Elizabeth, I'm so grateful for your efforts, education and writing style. Reading your book has illuminated so much of this condition for me that I feel really optimistic for the first time in many years. Thank you. :-)
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I have a daughter and a son who are going through anxiety and depression. I finally found the book that will give me the scientific explanations to this condition. Thank you for making me understand how the brain works and how it produces the said condition. I am able to use your techniques in helping my kids deal with their thoughts, feelings and physical manifestations when under attack. Explaining to them the hows and the whys of this condition using neuroscience and how our brain can rewire its own circuitry is a light at the end the tunnel for them and me. Its not an overnight thing, but with patience and dedication, I do believe they will be able to take control of their thoughts and feelings and enjoy life as it comes. It is a joy for me to use it and see them respond to it positively even if its hard. Thank you very much!
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I registered Rewire Your Anxious Brain book with you, am really learning a lot from it. Now, how do I access the worksheets mentioned at the end of the book.
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Outstanding book on the anxious brain gives me useful tools for a test anxiety workshop!