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Cleaning up your mental mess : 5 simple, scientifically proven steps to reduce anxiety, stress, and toxic thinking  Cover Image Book Book

Cleaning up your mental mess : 5 simple, scientifically proven steps to reduce anxiety, stress, and toxic thinking / Dr. Caroline Leaf.


Our toxic thoughts, depression and anxiety are frequently aggravated by our chaotic world, and they are sustained by an inability to manage our thought life. The author provides a 5-step, 63-day plan, the Neurocycle, 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.

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  • ISBN: 9780801093456
  • ISBN: 0801093457
  • ISBN: 9781540900401
  • ISBN: 1540900401
  • Physical Description: 304 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), charts ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-304).
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface -- Acknowledgments. (Part 1, The why and how): What happens when we don't use our minds correctly -- What is mind-management and why do we need it? -- Why the Neurocycle is the solution to cleaning up your mental mess -- The research -- How can all this science help you? -- What is the mind? -- The interconnected mind. (Part 2, The practical application of the Neurocycle): The 5 steps of the Neurocycle -- Directing your brain for change -- Why it takes sixty-three days of Neurocycling to form a habit -- Neurocycling to build your brain and develop mental toughness -- Neurocycling to detox trauma -- Neurocycling to break bad habits and build good lifestyle habits -- Neurocycling as a daily mind-management routine for cleaning up the mental mess. Appendix A: The geodesic information processing theory -- Appendix B: The metacog -- Notes.
Subject: Anxiety > Treatment > Self-regulation > Methods > Self-instruction.
Depression, Mental > Treatment > Self-regulation > Methods.
Health > Quality > Treatment > Self-regulation > Self-instruction.
Intrusive thoughts > Self-regulation > Methods.
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy > Self-instruction.
Mental health > Quality > Treatment > Self-regulation > Methods > Self-instruction.
Mind and body > Quality > Discipline > Self-regulation > Self-instruction.
Self-care, Health > Methods.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Self-help publications.

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