The key to overcoming depression and anxiety and stop living a fear-based existence is in your head.Literally.By taking control of your mind and thoughts and adopting brain-healthy habits, you can harness the superpower we were all born with, neuroplasticity - your brain's ability to change itself, optimize operation, reverse negative thinking patterns, and actually alter its chemical balance and physical form and function, so that happy and healthy become the default. Change your brain. Change your life. I did it. But only after a decade of depression ending in a suicide attempt that left me with a seriously compromised brain. In healing my brain, I healed my life. You can do it too.I'll tell you in plain English backed by science how you can improve your brain and life through simple practices: - diet and exercise
- mindfulness and meditation
- responding rather than reacting
- gratitude and forgiveness
- making friends with fear
- visualization, thought reframing, and more. "This book is a wonderful source of insight and understanding from someone who knows firsthand the transformative powers of the brain's plasticity."
Dr. Micheal Merzenich, world authority on brain plasticity and author of Soft-Wired: How The New Science Of Brain Plasticity Can Change Your Life"Debbie Hampton gives a behind the scenes look at the workings of the mind and brain and draws from some of the leading scientists and teachers of our time. But more than that, she weaves her own powerful story of recovery from brain injury into each chapter. She provides a refreshing and personal look into mindfulness, neuroplasticity and recovery from someone who has travelled the journey. A remarkable book that is beautifully written, compassionate and wise."
Dr. Sara McKay, neuroscientist, writer and founder of Your Brain Healthshow more