Rewire Your Anxious Brain
Are you curious about the science behind anxiety, panic, and worry? Would you like to experience freedom from anxiety? If so, you’ll appreciate today’s episode which focuses on cognitive restructuring. We’re offering an excerpt from Dr. Catherine Pittman and Elizabeth Karle’s audiobook Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry.
Rewire Your Anxious Brain is a unique, evidence-based solution to overcoming anxiety, based in cutting-edge neuroscience. You’ll learn how anxiety is created in the brain, as well as the techniques you need to overcome it. Your brain is a powerful tool, and the more you work to change the way you respond to fear, the more resilient you will become. Dr. Pittman and Ms. Karle make present specific examples of how to manage fear by tapping into twp pathways in the brain.The practical and proven-effective techniques in this audiobook will literally “rewire” the brain—addressing the root of your fears.
What’s in this Episode?
Our episode today explains the science behind cognitive restructuring—the foundation of rewiring your anxious brain. Thought patterns that are illogical or unhealthy can exacerbate anxiety or stress. Cognitive therapists focus on identifying and changing thoughts that are self-defeating or dysfunctional—especially thoughts that lead to increased levels of anxiety or depression. This approach is known as cognitive restructuring. You can rewire your anxious brain and establish new patterns of responding in the brain. These patterns become stable and lasting, leading to freedom from anxiety.
Our thoughts are not simply a result of neurological and chemical processes in the brain; they are the neurological and chemical processes in the brain. In cognitive restructuring, the thoughts you think are used to rewire your brain.Catherine M. Pittman, PhD & Elizabeth Karle