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Rewire Your Anxious Brain

Rewire Your Anxious Brain

Catherine M. Pittman, Elizabeth M. Karle


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Summary of "Rewire Your Anxious Brain"

Summary of "Rewire Your Anxious Brain"

"Rewire Your Anxious Brain" by Catherine M. Pittman and Elizabeth M. Karle is a comprehensive guide on overcoming anxiety. It delves into the neuroscience behind fear, explaining how two distinct brain regions produce anxiety, each requiring different management strategies. The book highlights:


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The Amygdala's Role

The Amygdala's Role

The amygdala, shaped like an almond, acts as the brain's alarm system, scanning for threats and triggering the body into fight, flight, or freeze responses. This response is deeply rooted in emotional memories rather than logic, making rational thinking ineffective against anxiety triggered by the amygdala.


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Rewiring Amygdala-Based Anxiety

Rewiring Amygdala-Based Anxiety

To rewire anxiety rooted in the amygdala, one must learn to communicate in the language of emotional memories. This involves associating different emotions with situations or objects that previously triggered fear.


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The Cortex's Influence

The Cortex's Influence

The cortex, responsible for creating thoughts and images, can also induce anxiety. This anxiety is more related to our thoughts and perceptions rather than direct emotional responses.


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Final Summary

The book offers insights into how understanding the workings of the amygdala and cortex can empower individuals to tackle different types of anxiety effectively.


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Discover the neuroscience behind anxiety and learn effective strategies to overcome it, as revealed in 'Rewire Your Anxious Brain' by Catherine M. Pittman and Elizabeth M. Karle.

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