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Life Unlocked: 7 Revolutionary Lessons to Overcome Fear

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Everyone experiences some level of apprehension about major life decisions—from wedding day jitters to new job nerves. But what about the quieter, less noticeable fears that inform everyday choices and disrupt relationships? Fearing intimacy, change, or failure may sound cliché, but for most people, deeply embedded anxieties such as
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published August 17th 2010 by Rodale Books
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Mar 23, 2011 Julie rated it liked it
This isn't the sort of book I usually pick up, but I wanted to hear what he had to say about fear, since I'm always looking for ways to assuage my own invented catastrophes and imagined griefs. The book sounds like (and is?) self-help, but it's based in neuroscience. Pillay explains how brain imaging has allowed us to understand the ways the brain processes fear, and how our fears can be necessary but then also debilitating.

The bulk of his book is about how the pathways carved by repetitive tho
Jul 28, 2011 Cindy rated it really liked it
Its a little technical, but VERY HELPFUL.
Jul 28, 2011 Lisa rated it liked it
On my search to help the children with Autism that I treat as well as calm my own anxiety, this book was helpful towards that goal. There was a lot of repetition. The author/doctor could have gotten the same ideas across in a journal article.
This is a great and helpful book. The standout factoid is that the amygdala processed more than just fear but often defaults to it because it is so overwhelming.
Aug 29, 2011 Bridgett rated it really liked it
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A very scientific view of fear and how it works and how we can readjust our brains through neuroplasticity to be less fearful and anxious.
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