Who Switched Off My Brain? Revised: Controlling Toxic Thoughts and Emotions Hardcover – Nov 3 2009
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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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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.Read more ›
I have been practicing "capturing every thought" in order to keep myself from accepting toxic thoughts that would otherwise cause me grief. It has been an interesting time of self evaluation and indepth remodeling of my brains filing system.
I must say that I am so thrilled that the Dr. Leaf's study of the brain has worked hand in hand with scriptures in the bible. God is using her in a mighty way. Amen and Amen.
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I was fascinated by the research Dr Leaf presented in this book. The concept of Nueroplasticity is so hopeful and inspiring that no condition is permanent. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eldon Boldt
You must read this book. Get more and give them to friends and relatives. It will help them a lot in Doctors' bill. Read morePublished 6 months ago by GRACE STOUT
Dr. Leaf writes in such a way that a general audience is able to read this book. Many concepts are brought out, but the toxic thoughts and emotions, as the title suggests, are the... Read morePublished on April 1 2012 by Rob C.