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Learn How to Stop Overreacting

If you struggle with controlling your emotions and want to stop overreacting, it can be helpful to understand how the brain processes emotion. Marriage and family therapist Dr. Judith Siegel, author of the audiobook Stop Overreacting: Effective Strategies for Calming Your Emotions, takes us through the most relevant aspects of brain chemistry and functioning and demystifies the role of your mind in overreacting.

Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook Stop Overreacting: Effective Strategies for Calming Your Emotions, written by marriage and family therapist Dr. Judith Siegel. Formed by emotional patterns, triggers, and your history, the habit of overreacting is one that can put you in many unwanted situations. This popular audiobook will help you learn how to neutralize overwhelming emotions and choose healthy responses instead of flying off the handle. 


What’s in this episode?

In this episode, Dr. Judith Siegel walks us through how the brain processes emotion. To learn how to stop overreacting and get a handle on your responses, it’s important to take the time to understand what is going on inside your brain that leads you to overreact.

Dr. Judith SiegelJudith P. Siegel, PhD, LCSW, is associate professor at Silver School of Social Work at New York University. She has published extensively in the field of family therapy and has presented throughout the United States. She has also appeared on the Today Show and Good Morning America.
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“In this audiobook, I explain how beliefs, emotions, and physiological responses combine to create over-reactions. I examine envy, rejection, criticism, and control—everyday dynamics that frequently trigger overreactions, as well as ways to help you restore calm so that you can access responses that are thoughtful and appropriate. I also suggest ways to challenge beliefs and make peace with the past so that you will be less likely to react to situations that have triggered overreactions in the past.”

Dr. Judith Siegel

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