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Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess: 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking

Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess: 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking

by Dr. Caroline Leaf

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Toxic thoughts, depression, anxiety—our mental mess is frequently aggravated by a chaotic world and sustained by an inability to manage our runaway thoughts. But we shouldn't settle into this mental mess as if it's just our new normal. There's hope and help available to us—and the road to healthier thoughts and peak happiness may actually be shorter than you think.

Backed by clinical research and illustrated with compelling case studies, Dr. Caroline Leaf provides a scientifically proven five-step plan to find and eliminate the root of anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts in your life so you can experience dramatically improved mental and physical health. In just 21 days, you can start to clean up your mental mess and be on the road to wholeness, peace, and happiness.

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ISBN-13: 9781493424016
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/02/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,223
File size: 27 MB
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About the Author

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist whose passion is to help people see the power of the mind to change the brain and find their purpose in life. She is the author of Switch On Your Brain, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, The Perfect You, and Think, Learn, Succeed, among many other books and journal articles, and her videos, podcasts, and TV episodes have reached millions globally. She currently teaches at various academic, medical, and neuroscience conferences, as well as in churches around the world. Dr. Leaf and her husband, Mac, live with their four children in Dallas and Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Preface 17

Acknowledgments 21

Part 1 The Why and How

1 What Happens When We Don't Use Our Minds Correctly 25

2 What Is Mind-Management and Why Do We Need It? 43

3 Why the Neurocycle Is the Solution to Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess 61

4 The Research 79

5 How Can All This Science Help You? 105

6 What Is the Mind? 131

7 The Interconnected Mind 145

Part 2 The Practical Application of the Neurocycle

8 The 5 Steps of the Neurocycle 165

9 Directing Your Brain for Change 187

10 Why It Takes Sixty-Three Days of Neurocycling to Form a Habit 207

11 Neurocycling to Build Your Brain and Develop Mental Toughness 225

12 Neurocycling to Detox Trauma 235

13 Neurocycling to Break Bad Habits and Build Good Lifestyle Habits 253

14 Neurocycling as a Daily Mind-Management Routine for Cleaning Up the Mental Mess 281

Appendix A The Geodesic Information Processing Theory 291

Appendix B The Metacog 293

Notes 297

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