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Who Switched Off My Brain? Revised: Controlling Toxic Thoughts and Emotions Hardcover – Nov 3 2009


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; New edition (Nov. 3 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981956726
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981956725
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.5 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #197,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Since 1981, Caroline Leaf Ph.D. has researched the human brain with particular emphasis on unlocking its vast, untapped potential. In addition to being a best-selling author and popular speaker, Dr. Leaf has published articles in academic journals and is frequently interviewed by print and broadcast media for her expertise.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Judith Harju on Aug. 13 2008
Format: Hardcover
The information in this book is astounding. I could hardly believe how the brain processes what we receive through our five senses. How we focus and give attention to the world around us governs how effective our brain will be. Play every day. There are thirteen simple steps outlined for a healthy brain and ultimately a healthier body. I have seen Dr Leaf's dvd and believe without a doubt that you will be passing this information around to everyone around you. I am. You won't regret buying this one. I'd bet - one of your best purchases ever.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karl - Tiny Thought Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on Sept. 13 2014
Format: Hardcover
If I were to summarize “Who Switched off my Brain?”, in one sentence, it would be that: toxic (negative) thoughts, and the emotions that they are associated with, will physically alter the human body in a harmful way and by becoming aware of this process we can implement strategies to reduce negative thinking and moderate the corresponding chemicals that harm us.

At a more in-depth level, Dr. Caroline Leaf starts the book with an explanation of the physical process that takes place in our brain as we have thoughts and generate emotions. Not having had any education in the field of biology I may not be a good indicator of how technical/complex a discussion on brain function and chemistry should/could be; however, while I did find myself rereading several of the paragraphs, from a laypersons perspective the information was still basic enough that I could grasp the concepts. For example, Dr. Leaf explains that, “What you think and feel prompts your hypothalamus to begin a series of chemical secretions that change the way you function. The hypothalamus also directly influences the pituitary, another major gland within the brain. In this way, the hypothalamus gland is definitely warm actually the facilitator and originator of emotions and responds to life circumstances, such as fear, anxiety, stress, tension, panic attacks, phobia, rage, anger and aggression.”

Dr. Leaf goes on to explain that, “Thoughts that you don’t deal with properly become suppressed and can cause emotional and physical harm.” In other words, the negative thoughts we hold onto eventually cause a negative chemical response in our bodies that have a long-term, disastrous effect on our well-being.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gerry Chidiac on Jan. 20 2013
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Dr. Leaf is amazing. She combines As a Man Thinketh, Christianity and modern brain science. For those who want to change their lives for the better, this is the way to do it.
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This book gave a lot of positive reinforcement to help me curb the negative influences in my life. This book gave me a whole new outlook on my life. I realized that I had been surrounded by toxic thinking people in my life. Now I can just tune these influences out. This book reminds me of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy I took a few years ago at the local bi-polar support group center. I can now be in control of what makes me tick.
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By Maple on Nov. 12 2013
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Isn't it just fascinating how we are programmed. This science proves what I have believed for a long time. It is nice to see something working.
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