This Is Your Brain on Joy

This Is Your Brain on Joy

Author: Dr. Earl Henslin

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418574031

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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“This Is Your Brain on Joy is a thoughtful, practical, life-changing book that will help you take advantage of the latest neuroscience research—combined with biblical insights—to bring more joy and love into your life.” —from the Foreword by Daniel G. Amen, MD Author and speaker for the PBS special Change Your Brain, Change Your Life What does your brain have to do with experiencing joy? A lot more than most of us realize. In this breakthrough book, Dr. Earl Henslin reveals how the study of brain imaging turned his practice of psychotherapy upside down—with remarkably positive results. He shares answers to puzzling questions, such as Why isn’t my faith in God enough to erase my blue moods? Why haven’t I been able to conquer my anger? Pray away my fear and worry? Why can’t I find freedom from secret obsessions and addictions? Using the Brain System Checklist, Dr. Henslin explains what happens to the 5 Mood Centers in the brain when any of those areas are out of balance. This is great news, especially for those tortured by the fear that something is fundamentally wrong with them when the problem actually lies between their ears. Read this practical, easy-to-understand, and often entertaining book, and you’ll know exactly how to nourish your mind, balance your brain, and help others do the same. After all, the capacity for joy is a terrible thing to waste.

Retrain Your Brain for Joy

Retrain Your Brain for Joy

Author: Mary Henderson

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490856186

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 475

Make joy a habit and transform your life! You can train your brain to experience each day with increasingly greater joy! Dive into this one-month plan of simple activities that keeps you creatively engaged and stimulated as you develop a consistently joyful outlook. Research tells us that it takes a month of daily practice to acquire a new habit. These thirty-one mini-adventures are designed to produce a consistent mindset of joy that overflows into everything you do. More than a modern-day self-help solution, this approach has been around for centuries—even millennia. It’s what the apostle Paul wrote about in 61 AD amidst a lifestyle of impoverishment, criticism, and hardship. “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things” (Philippians 4:8 NASB). Wherever you are in life, whether facing minimal or major obstacles, you can train your brain to experience greater joy and fulfillment. As you start on this adventure, it will be like playing a game throughout your day, creating a secret inner-life that keeps you smiling inwardly, even through mundane tasks. Along the way, you’re transforming your mindset and creating new lifelong habits. So onward and upward—into the light! Features: * Questions for individual, couple, family, or group use. * Leader’s guide for eight weeks of group study. * Thirty-one adventure cards for inspiration and note-taking throughout the day.

Reprogram Your Brain for Happiness & Progressive Mental Health

Reprogram Your Brain for Happiness & Progressive Mental Health

Author: Theresa Boza

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781504950978

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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Do you have issues of poor anger management, depression, anxiety, failure in your work or your love life, social phobias, financial problems, feelings of hopelessness, or just a lack of happiness in your life? If so, it is highly likely that your emotional mind, the limbic system and the amygdala functions of your brain, have been impacted. Did you know that your brain is your greatest asset? Your brain is not hardwired, and you can reprogram your brain for a successful life and a peaceful life. You can reprogram your brain to end dysfunctional symptoms like rage, depression, anxiety, compulsive overeating, or drug abuse. No matter what your current situation, you can use your brain to minimize negative thoughts and negative emotions. You can use your brain to maximize positive thinking. In this book, you will learn practical steps you can take to increase the happy hormones for your brainendorphin, serotonin, and dopamine to reduce anxiety, rage, depression and increase your level of happiness, mental health goals, and sense of spiritual peace. You will learn the strategies of spiritual ancestors like Nelson Mandela, who endured and withstood the traumas of slavery and/or oppression but achieved success. To heal your mental health you need to know the truth of the human race, our relatedness and your ancestral history. You can incorporate the spiritual wisdom of your ancestors and delete the traits that interfere with emotional health for yourself and for others. This book begins that process of healing for happiness, peace and non-violence referred to as the Ta-Merrian way, which is the wisdom of ancestors. Imagine the wealth of what you can learn if you access the spiritual energy of ancestors who successfully overcame harsh traumas.

Access Your Brain's Joy Center

Access Your Brain's Joy Center

Author: Pete A. Sanders, Jr.

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing

ISBN: 9781622337101

Category: Self-Help

Page:

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Learn to Self-Trigger the Brain's Natural Mood-Elevation Mechanisms Feel Better Fast without Alcohol, Nicotine, Drugs, or Overeating Plus specific adaptations for: enhanced sexual response help with quitting smoking reducing alcohol or drug abuse controlling weight and overeating pain control, irritability, relieving PMS tapping a greater sense of spiritual oneness also: How to clear any worry, hurt, anger, or fear With this book, these full freedoms will be yours for the rest of your life!

GREYING GRACEFULLY

GREYING GRACEFULLY

Author: Dr. Siddhartha Ganguli

Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 9788184246971

Category: Self-Help

Page: 254

View: 294

Our life span has been on the rise over the last two decades still, that has not enabled most of us to grey gracefully. Hardly, a few make a post-retirement plan for old age happiness. This volume is an outcome of several workshops and post-workshop interactions that the author, Dr Siddhartha Ganguli, had recently conducted through his brain-body management organisation Learning Club, deliberating on these aspects of an individual' life.

Train Your Brain to Get Happy

Train Your Brain to Get Happy

Author: Teresa Aubele

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440511813

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 935

Presents a series of activities which can be implemented to increase personal happiness, including such strategies as fostering positive thinking, improving nutrition, getting enough sleep, learning a new skill, and incorporating relaxation exercises.

Your Brain Is Always Listening

Your Brain Is Always Listening

Author: Daniel G. Amen, MD

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781496438232

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 401

New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen equips you with powerful weapons to battle the inner dragons that are breathing fire on your brain, driving unhealthy behaviors, and robbing you of joy and contentment. Your brain is always listening and responding to these hidden influences and unless you recognize and deal with them, they can steal your happiness, spoil your relationships, and sabotage your health. This book will teach you to tame the: Dragons from the Past that ignite your most painful emotions; Negative Thought Dragons that attack you, fueling anxiety and depression; They and Them Dragons, people in your life whose own dragons do battle with yours; Bad Habit Dragons that increase the chances you’ll be overweight, overwhelmed, and an underachiever; Addicted Dragons that make you lose control of your health, wealth, and relationships; and Scheming Dragons, advertisers and social media sites that steal your attention. Dr. Daniel Amen shows you how to recognize harmful dragons and gives you the weapons to vanquish them. With these practical tools, you can stop feeling sad, mad, nervous, or out of control and start being happier, calmer, and more in control of your own destiny.

Power Up Your Brain

Power Up Your Brain

Author: David Perlmutter, M.D./F.A.C.N

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401930840

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 264

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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.

Wired for Joy!

Wired for Joy!

Author: Laurel Mellin

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401928587

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 791

Can you imagine a world where drug companies throw bake sales to make ends meet? A world without all the jaw clenching, nail biting, and stress-induced melt downs? Eighty percent of health problems today are due to the downstream effects of stress, so learning to break free from stress could dramatically improve your mood, your relationships, your health––and your life. In Wired for Joy , researcher and New York Times -bestselling author Laurel Mellin presents a simple yet proven way to train your brain to move through stress and back to joy. Her method has been called the missing link in health care, as it focuses on rewiring the emotional brain—the caldron of our stress—rather than the thinking brain, which has been the focus of most other stress-busting methods. Based on the cutting-edge science of neuroplasticity, Mellin outlines the five states of the emotional brain. For each state she presents a specific tool that easily and quickly switches the brain back to a state of well-being. Once you know how to make that switch, life becomes easier, and stress symptoms—depression, anxiety, overeating, high blood pressure—tend to fade. Finally, instead of focusing on the symptoms of stress, we can change the wiring that triggers it and experience new sense of freedom in our lives.

Train Your Brain

Train Your Brain

Author: Montgomery Jameson

Publisher: Vincent Noot

ISBN: 9788832516203

Category: Psychology

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Two titles in one audiobook! Audiobook one: Brain Power: The Best Ways to Improve the Flow of Neurotransmitters Allow your mind to function better and become a happier human being. Did you realize that a lot of emotions we experience are influenced by levels of oxytocin, serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins? We are greatly affected by the juices that flow through our physical bodies, and we are hardly aware of it. If you could get more of those “happiness hormones”, it certainly would improve your temper and solidify the health of your brain, wouldn’t it? Then don’t wait, and get this audiobook now so you can experience more joy in life by: Creating more happiness hormones. Relieving stress. Releasing more cuddly feelings. Increasing your energy. Improving your mood. Decreasing your chances of depression. Having more rewarding feelings in what you do. Connecting to other people more intimately. Audiobook two: Brain Boost: Powerful Memory Games and Exercises Perhaps you are wondering how to solve a crossword puzzle, decode cryptograms, and expand your already gigantic vocabulary. Although this brief guide won’t go deeply into any specifics, you’ll learn the basics of some of these games, the benefits, and come to understand several combinations. You will learn, among others, about: How you can learn more from each brain game. Creating your own brain games and how to use what’s there, like all that unused space. How desk toys and children’s toys can be used to stimulate brain activity. Busters, puzzles, mind-boggling reasoning structures you should apply, and tactics to solve them faster. How to utilize both the left and right side of your brain for clever thinking. Quick ways to win in memory games, jigsaw puzzles, and cryptograms. With the best tools, the right brain games, and the most positive mind-set, you can get very far when it comes to enhancing your mind’s ability to remember things, solve problems, and grow your intelligence levels.

Brain Longevity

Brain Longevity

Author: Dharma Singh Khalsa

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780759520424

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 464

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In the tradition of Andrew Weil's bestseller Spontaneous Healing, this is a physician's breakthrough medical program for the brain designed to diminish the effect of memory impairment caused by stress, aging, and Alzheimer's disease. As we grow older and experience the stresses of life, at about age 40 many of us begin to have trouble remembering things, concentrating, and generally staying mentally sharp. This book contains a four-part program including nutritional, stress-relieving, pharmacological, and mind-body exercise therapies to help people overcome the undesirable effects of normal brain "aging". By controlling cortisol, a hormone that is toxic to the brain and present in excessive levels as we age, Dr. Khalsa's plan can help improve memory and emotional zest. This is the first book to: Describe a program that may diminish age-associated memory impairment Feature a clinical method that can promote memory functioning impaired by Alzheimer's disease Detail the physical damage done to the brain by stress, how it adversely affects memory and our other mental abilities, and what can be done about it.

Access Your Brain's Joy Center

Access Your Brain's Joy Center

Author: Pete A. Sanders, Jr.

Publisher:

ISBN: 0964191121

Category: Self-Help

Page: 214

View: 600

Learn to self-trigger the brain's natural mood-elevation mechanisms and feel better fast without alcohol, nicotine, drugs or overeating. Also learn how to clear any worry, hurt, anger or fear.