Unwinding anxiety : new science shows how to break the cycles of worry and fear to heal your mind / Judson Brewer, MD PhD.
Presents a step-by-step plan to break the cycle of worry and fear that drives anxiety and addictive habits through the use of brain-based techniques accessible to anyone.
"New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind"-- Provided by publisher.
- ISBN: 9780593330449
- ISBN: 0593330447
- Physical Description: xv, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-275) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Understanding your mind. Anxiety goes viral ; The birth of anxiety ; Habits and everyday addictions ; Anxiety as a habit loop -- Mapping your mind: first gear. How to map your mind ; Why your previous anti-anxiety (and anti-habit) strategies failed ; Dave's story, part 1 ; A brief word on mindfulness ; What is your mindfulness personality type? -- Updating your brain's reward value: second gear. How your brain makes decisions (why we prefer cake to broccoli) ; Stop thinking: Dave's story, part 2 ; Learning (and growing) from the past ; Fixing the fix: Dana Small's chocolate experiment ; How long does it take to change a habit? -- Finding that bigger, better offer for your brain: third gear. The bigger, better offer ; The science of curiosity ; Dave's story, part 3 ; What's good about rainy days? ; All you need is love ; The why habit loop ; Even doctors get panic attacks ; Evidence-based faith ; Anxiety sobriety ; Six years and five minutes.
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