You Are Not Your Brain by Jeffrey Schwartz, MD and Rebecca Gladding, MD on tour June 2011

Posted By on March 21, 2011

About You Are Not Your Brain: The 4 Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taking Control of Your Life:

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Avery (June 9, 2011)

Two neuroscience experts explain how their 4-Step Method can help break destructive thoughts and actions and change bad habits for good.

A leading neuroplasticity researcher and the coauthor of the groundbreaking books Brain Lock and The Mind and the Brain, Jeffrey M. Schwartz has spent his career studying the structure and neuronal firing patterns of the human brain. He pioneered the first mindfulness-based treatment program for people suffering from OCD, teaching patients how to achieve long-term relief from their compulsions.

For the past six years, Schwartz has worked with psychiatrist Rebecca Gladding to refine a program that successfully explains how the brain works and why we often feel besieged by bad brain wiring. Just like with the compulsions of OCD patients, they discovered that bad habits, social anxieties, self-deprecating thoughts, and compulsive overindulgence are all rooted in overactive brain circuits. The key to making life changes that you want-to make your brain work for you-is to consciously choose to “starve” these circuits of focused attention, thereby decreasing their influence and strength.

As evidenced by the huge success of Schwartz’s previous books, as well as Daniel Amen’s Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, and Norman Doidge’s The Brain That Changes Itself, there is a large audience interested in harnessing the brain’s untapped potential, yearning for a step-by-step, scientifically grounded and clinically proven approach. In fact, readers of Brain Lock wrote to the authors in record numbers asking for such a book. In You Are Not Your Brain, Schwartz and Gladding carefully outline their program, showing readers how to identify negative brain impulses, channel them through the power of focused attention, and ultimately lead more fulfilling and empowered lives.

About the authors:

Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., is a research psychiatrist at UCLA School of Medicine and a seminal thinker in the field of self-directed neuroplasticity.

Rebecca Gladding, M.D., is a clinical instructor and attending psychiatrist at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.

Both authors live in Los Angeles.

TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for You Are Not Your Brain:

Tuesday, June 7th:  Silver and Grace

Monday, June 13th:  The Book Faery Reviews

Tuesday, June 14th: Always Well Within

Wednesday, June 15th: Bookshipper

Thursday, June 16th: Guinevere Gets Sober

Friday, June 17th:  Positively Present

Monday, June 20th:  A Room of Mama’s Own

Tuesday, June 21st: By the By Books

Wednesday, June 22nd:  Overstuffed

Thursday, June 23rd:  Today’s Path

Friday, June 24th: Sara’s Organized Chaos

Friday, June 24th:  Luxury Reading

Monday, June 27th: Take Me Away

Tuesday, June 28th:  The Scarlet Letter

Wednesday, June 29th:  Patricia’s Wisdom

Thursday, June 30th:  The Things We Read

Wednesday, July 6th:  Arriving at Your Own Door



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