- 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.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Your Brain Is Always Listening to Hidden Dragons 1
Your Brain: A Very Brief Primer 11
Section 1 Tame The Dragons From The Past: Your History Is Not Your Destiny 15
Abandoned, Invisible, or Insignificant Dragons 18
Inferior or Flawed Dragons 22
Anxious Dragons 26
Wounded Dragons 31
Should and Shaming Dragons 37
Special, Spoiled, or Entitled Dragons 41
Responsible Dragons 44
Angry Dragons 47
Judgmental Dragons 51
Death Dragons 56
Grief and Loss Dragons 59
Hopeless and Helpless Dragons 68
Ancestral Dragons 72
Section 2 Quiet The They, Them, And Other Dragons: Don't Let Their Dragons Pick Fights with Yours 79
Parent Dragons 81
Sibling and Birth Order Dragons 83
Children Dragons 85
Teacher and Coach Dragons 87
Friends, Popular Kids, Bullies, and Mean Girt Dragons 88
Former, Current, and Prospective Lover Dragons 90
Internet Troll Dragons 92
Section 3 Tame The Thoughts That Fuel Your Dragons: How Challenging 100 of Your Worst Thoughts Can Heal Your LIFE 97
All-or-Nothing ANTs 102
Less-Than ANTs 105
Just-the-Bad ANTs 107
Guilt-Beating ANTs 109
Labeling ANTs 112
Fortune-Telling ANTs 114
Mind-Reading ANTs 117
If-Only and I'll-Be-Happy-When ANTs 119
Blaming ANTs 121
Section 4 Eliminate Bad Habit Dragons: Identify the Automatic Behaviors That Ruin Your Life 133
Saying Yes, When You Should Say No Bad Habit Dragons 139
Automatic No or Arguing Bad Habit Dragons 141
Interrupting, No-Filter Bad Habit Dragons 144
Trouble with the Truth Bad Habit Dragons 147
Distracted, Obsessive, Multitasking Bad Habit Dragons 150
Procrastinating (I'll Do It Tomorrow) Bad Habit Dragons 152
Disorganized Bad Habit Dragons 155
Let's Have A Problem Bad Habit Dragons 158
Overeating Bad Habit Dragons 161
Oblivious Bad Habit Dragons 165
Section 5 Outfox The Scheming Dragons: The Impact of Advertisers, Food Companies, Gadgets, News, and Social Media 169
Food Pusher Dragons 174
Substance and Toxin Pusher Dragons 178
Digital Dragons 184
Contact Sports Dragons 189
Holiday Dragons 191
Section 6 Addicted Dragon Recovery Program: A New 12-Step Brain-Based Model 195
Section 7 The Dragon Tamer: Is Yours Healthy, Weak, or Overcontrolling? 247
Final Thoughts 263
About Daniel G. Amen, MD 267
Gratitude and Appreciation 269
What People are Saying About This
Your Brain Is Always Listening blesses us with powerful, helpful strategies developed not only from Dr. Amen’s decades of professional experience but also from his own recent emotional challenges. These are strategies that help us explore the deepest reaches of what underlie our moment-to-moment perceptions of the world around us and, perhaps more importantly, help us contextualize these influences and reframe how our past affects our present. This is fundamental and empowering information that we all need to embrace.
This book is needed now more than ever! Dr. Amen has written a powerful, user-friendly guide for anyone struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, or loss that will help them take control of their emotions, moods, and life. Get this book today if you want to start feeling better now.
Dr. Amen is our most popular guest on New Life Live! He has helped me overcome the dragons that were attacking me and my brain. Your Brain Is Always Listing will help you conquer the dragons before they eat up your life.
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Dr. Daniel Amen continues to support each of us with our brain health. Once again in Your Brain Is Always Listening, he brings us new, practical skills to support ourselves and the ones we love!
I have been associated with Dr. Amen for close to 30 years and have had the opportunity to utilize SPECT brain imaging to help so many individuals, couples, families, businesses, and ministries. Your Brain Is Always Listening will help you learn principles of applied neuroscience that will assist you in finding the answers you are searching for to change your brain and your life. Experienced medical and clinical psychology professionals will gain new insights into how applied neuroscience helps transform lives. Dr. Amen has 30-plus years of brain-imaging experience that has been foundational in changing how we look at symptoms and the practical steps to take to help transform lives. Learn new insights in bringing about the desired changes in your life from a pioneer in neuroscience!
In Your Brain Is Always Listening, Dr. Amen introduces a new 12-step brain-based recovery program that addresses the missing link to breaking any addiction. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has struggled with an addiction or has had trouble breaking bad habits.
I have been a longtime fan of Dr. Amen’s amazing work on the brain and recently had the honor of interviewing him on my podcast, which was a hit! He is incredibly knowledgeable, wise, and compassionate, which is exactly how I would describe his new book, Your Brain Is Always Listening. In a way that is both understanding and enlightening, Dr. Amen describes the many thought dragons that haunt us all and explains how changing our habits and finding true, lasting success and happiness is not only possible but achievable. I absolutely loved this book. It helped me, and I know it will help you too! I highly recommend it!
In my opinion, Dr. Daniel Amen is an undisputed leader in psychiatry by bringing forth the unique integration of neuroscience, brain imaging, and lifestyle and dietary factors as an evidence-based solution for mental illness. He has done so his entire career, and we are fortunate to have such a giant in our field. Dr. Amen’s empathic brilliance shines through in all that he writes, does, and teaches. I highly recommend his new book, Your Brain Is Always Listening, and suggest you pick up a copy today.
Dr. Amen’s research into brain health and overall mental wellness is unmatched. In our rapidly changing world, it’s easy to overlook how much our health, happiness, and success are controlled by the function of our brain and our associated inner dialogue. We can slay the dragons that limit us. But we need the right tools to do it. Everyone needs to get Your Brain Is Always Listening into their hands.