Brain Lock Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Brain Lock


  • Author : Jeffrey M. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release Date : 1997-01-31
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 0060987111

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Brain Lock Excerpt :

An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and live diminished lives in which they are compelled to obsess about something or to repeat a similar task over and over. Traditionally, OCD has been treated with Prozac or similar drugs. The problem with medication, aside from its cost, is that 30 percent of people treated don't respond to it, and when the pills stop, the symptoms invariably return. In Brain Lock, Jeffrey M. Schwartz presents a simple four-step method for overcoming OCD that is so effective, it's now used in academic treatment centers throughout the world. Proven by brain-imaging tests to actually alter the brain's chemistry, this method doesn't rely on psychopharmaceuticals. Instead, patients use cognitive self-therapy and behavior modification to develop new patterns of response to their obsessions. In essence, they use the mind to fix the brain. Using the real-life stories of actual patients, Brain Lock explains this revolutionary method and provides readers with the inspiration and tools to free themselves from their psychic prisons and regain control of their lives.

Brain Lock Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Brain Lock


  • Author : Jeffrey M. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996-06-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 0788159240

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Brain Lock Excerpt :

Five million Americans suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which can wreak havoc in daily lives. Schwartz presents his groundbreaking research on the brain & the role it plays in our behavior. His research represents not only a major advance in the treatment of OCD, but has profound implications for the future of medicine & psychiatry & our overall understanding of the mind-brain relationship. Offers a simple, accurate test for OCD & a proven 4-Step self-treatment method. You can "rewire" your brain & put a stop to the nonsensical behavior that plagues your daily life, control OCD symptoms & lead a happy, healthier life.

Brain Lock Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Brain Lock


  • Author : Jeffrey Schwartz
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 0060391669

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Brain Lock Excerpt :

A self-treatment program for obsessive-compulsive disorder features a drug-free, brain metabolic behavioral therapy

You Are Not Your Brain Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

You Are Not Your Brain


  • Author : Jeffrey Schwartz MD
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-06-09
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101516119

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You Are Not Your Brain Excerpt :

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.

The Mind and the Brain Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

The Mind and the Brain


  • Author : Jeffrey M. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-08-04
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061961984

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The Mind and the Brain Excerpt :

A leading researcher in brain dysfunction and a "Wall Street Journal" science writer demonstrate that the human mind is an independent entity that can shape and control the physical brain.

When in Doubt  Make Belief Book

When in Doubt Make Belief


  • Author : Jeff Bell
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2011-02-09
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781577319092

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When in Doubt Make Belief Excerpt :

When in doubt, make belief. For author and news anchor Jeff Bell, these are words to live by. Literally. As someone who has spent much of his life battling severe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Bell has had to overcome crippling uncertainty few people can imagine. In this powerful follow-up to his critically acclaimed memoir, Rewind, Replay, Repeat, Bell expounds on the principles of applied belief that allowed him to make such a remarkable recovery from this “doubting disease” and the lessons he’s learned while traveling the country talking about doubt. With the help of more than a dozen leading experts, Bell offers readers practical techniques for pushing through the discomfort of uncertainty — whether it stems from OCD or just everyday worries — and demonstrates how a shift from decisions based on fear and doubt to ones based on purpose and service can transform any life. Featuring interviews with Sylvia Boorstein, Patty Duke, Dan Millman, Leon Panetta, Tom Sullivan, and others

The OCD Workbook Book

The OCD Workbook


  • Author : Bruce M. Hyman
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Release Date : 2010-11-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1608821412

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The OCD Workbook Excerpt :

If you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), chances are that your persistent obsessive thoughts and time-consuming compulsions keep you from enjoying life to the fullest. But when you are in the habit of avoiding the things you fear, the idea of facing them head-on can feel frightening and overwhelming. This book can help. The OCD Workbook has helped thousands of people with OCD break the bonds of troubling OCD symptoms and regain the hope of a productive life. Endorsed and used in hospitals and clinics the world over, this valuable resource is now fully revised and updated with the latest evidence-based approaches to understanding and managing OCD. It offers day-to-day coping strategies you can start using right away, along with proven-effective self-help techniques that can help you maintain your progress. The book also includes information for family members seeking to understand and support loved ones who suffer from this often baffling and frustrating disorder. Whether you suffer with OCD or a related disorder, such as body dysmorphic disorder or trichotillomania, let this new edition of The OCD Workbook be your guide on the path to recovery. This new edition will help you: use self-assessment tools to identify your symptoms and their severity; create and implement a recovery strategy using cognitive behavioral self-help tools and techniques; learn about the most effective medications and medical treatments; find the right professional help and access needed support for your recovery; and maintain your progress and prevent future relapse.

The Brain That Changes Itself Book
Score: 4
From 57 Ratings

The Brain That Changes Itself


  • Author : Norman Doidge
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-03-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101147115

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The Brain That Changes Itself Excerpt :

“Fascinating. Doidge’s book is a remarkable and hopeful portrait of the endless adaptability of the human brain.”—Oliver Sacks, MD, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat What is neuroplasticity? Is it possible to change your brain? Norman Doidge’s inspiring guide to the new brain science explains all of this and more An astonishing new science called neuroplasticity is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable, and proving that it is, in fact, possible to change your brain. Psychoanalyst, Norman Doidge, M.D., traveled the country to meet both the brilliant scientists championing neuroplasticity, its healing powers, and the people whose lives they’ve transformed—people whose mental limitations, brain damage or brain trauma were seen as unalterable. We see a woman born with half a brain that rewired itself to work as a whole, blind people who learn to see, learning disorders cured, IQs raised, aging brains rejuvenated, stroke patients learning to speak, children with cerebral palsy learning to move with more grace, depression and anxiety disorders successfully treated, and lifelong character traits changed. Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.

Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


  • Author : Jonathan Grayson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698153851

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Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Excerpt :

Nearly six million Americans suffer from the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, which can manifest itself in many ways: paralyzing fear of contamination; unmanageable “checking” rituals; excessive concern with order, symmetry, and counting; and others. Freedom from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder provides Dr. Jonathan Grayson’s revolutionary and compassionate program for finally breaking the cycle of overwhelming fear and endless rituals, including: Self-assessment tests that guide readers in identifying their specific type of OCD and help track their progress in treatment Case studies from Dr. Grayson’s revolutionary and profoundly successful treatment program Blueprints for programs tailored to particular manifestations of OCD Previously unexplored manifestations of OCD such as obsessive staring, Relationship OCD (R-OCD), obsessive intolerance of environmental sounds and chewing sounds Therapy scripts to help individuals develop their own therapeutic voice, to motivate themselves to succeed New therapies used in conjunction with exposure techniques “Trigger sheets” for identifying and planning for obstacles that arise in treatment Information on building a support group And much more Demystifying the process of OCD assessment and treatment, this indispensable book helps sufferers make sense of their own compulsions through frank, unflinching self-evaluation, and provides not only the knowledge of how to change—but the courage to do it.

Summary of Jeffrey M  Schwartz s Brain Lock Book

Summary of Jeffrey M Schwartz s Brain Lock


  • Author : I. D. B. Books
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-12-28
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN 10 : 9798587648944

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Summary of Jeffrey M Schwartz s Brain Lock Excerpt :

Imagine believing that if the lock on the front door isn't checked for the eighth time in a row, a family member will die, or that if a used fast-food wrapper is thrown away, it may be needed five years into the future to prevent a financial catastrophe. This is the type of psychic world inhabited by those with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)...Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Rewire Your OCD Brain Book

Rewire Your OCD Brain


  • Author : Catherine M. Pittman
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781684037209

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Rewire Your OCD Brain Excerpt :

Rewire the brain processes that cause obsessions and compulsions—and take back your life! If you’ve ever wondered why you seem to get trapped in an endless cycle of obsessive, compulsive thoughts, you don’t have to wonder anymore. Grounded in cutting-edge neuroscience and evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Rewire Your OCD Brain will show you how and why your brain gets stuck in a loop of obsessive thinking, uncertainty, and worry; and offers the tools you need to short-circuit this response and get your symptoms under control—for good. Written by clinical psychologist Catherine Pittman and clinical neuropsychologist William Youngs, this groundbreaking book will show how neurological functions in your brain lead to obsessions, compulsions, and anxiety. You’ll also find tons of proven-effective coping strategies to help you manage your worst symptoms—including relaxation, exercise, healthy sleep habits, cognitive restructuring, cognitive defusion, distraction, and mindfulness. The brain is powerful, and the more you work to change the way you respond to obsessive thoughts, the more resilient you’ll become. If you’re ready to rewire the brain processes that lie at the root of your obsessive thoughts, this book has everything you need to get started today.

Locked In Locked Out Book

Locked In Locked Out


  • Author : Shawn Jennings
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2020-01-04
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781459746008

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Locked In Locked Out Excerpt :

Dr. Shawn Jennings shares his experiences in the struggle for recovery and acceptance of his new life after suffering a brain stem stroke.

Needing to Know for Sure Book

Needing to Know for Sure


  • Author : Martin N. Seif
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-12-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781684033720

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Needing to Know for Sure Excerpt :

Powerful skills based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you break free from the fear of uncertainty and put a stop to compulsive checking and reassurance seeking. “How do I know I made the right decision?” “What if I’m wrong?” “I need to know for sure.” Do you have thoughts like these—thoughts that cause you to second-guess yourself, and lead to anxiety, stress, and worry? Do you find yourself repeatedly checking your email for no reason, asking others for their opinions about something again and again, or lying awake at night overanalyzing and planning ahead in an attempt to feel less anxious? If so, you probably have a problem with compulsive reassurance seeking. The good news is that you can break free from this “reassurance trap”—this book will show you how. In this unique guide, you’ll find proven-effective tips and tools using CBT to help you tolerate uncertainty, face specific worrying scenarios, and gradually reduce the compulsion to incessantly seek reassurance. Most importantly, you’ll learn to deal with those pesky “doubt attacks” and trust your own judgment. Asking for reassurance is a self-reinforcing behavior—if you do it, you’re less likely to handle stressful situations without needing further reassurance. And so the cycle continues. The CBT skills in this book will help you break this exhausting and painful pattern, so you can build self-confidence and improve your life.

Brain Lock  Twentieth Anniversary Edition Book

Brain Lock Twentieth Anniversary Edition


  • Author : Jeffrey M. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release Date : 2016-12-06
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 006256143X

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Brain Lock Twentieth Anniversary Edition Excerpt :

The 20th anniversary edition of the definitive classic on defeating obsessive-compulsive behavior, with all-new material from the author. An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and live diminished lives in which they are compelled to obsess about something or to repeat a similar task over and over. Traditionally, OCD has been treated with Prozac or similar drugs. The problem with medication, aside from its cost, is that 30 percent of people treated don't respond to it, and when the pills stop, the symptoms invariably return. In Brain Lock, Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., presents a simple four-step method for overcoming OCD that is so effective, it's now used in academic treatment centers throughout the world. Proven by brain-imaging tests to actually alter the brain's chemistry, this method doesn't rely on psychopharmaceuticals. Instead, patients use cognitive self-therapy and behavior modification to develop new patterns of response to their obsessions. In essence, they use the mind to fix the brain. Using the real-life stories of actual patients, Brain Lock explains this revolutionary method and provides readers with the inspiration and tools to free themselves from their psychic prisons and regain control of their lives.

Dear Patrick Book

Dear Patrick


  • Author : Jeffrey M. Schwartz
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061961953

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Dear Patrick Excerpt :

Dear Patrick, For five years I have been witness to your struggles to grow up without a father. As a family friend, I can't make that up to you. What I can do is stand by you, and teach you how to be the kind of man you wish your father had been ... So begins the correspondence of two unlikely friends, Patrick Buckley, a sixteen-year-old New York City high schooler, and Jeffrey M. Schwartz, internationally renowned neuroscientist and the critically acclaimed author of Brain Lock and The Mind and the Brain. Inspired by Patrick's straight forward questions, Schwartz examines the moral teachings of our greatest spiritual leaders -- Jesus, Buddha, and Moses -- and filters them through the lens of his cutting-edge psychiatric research, as well as his own experiences of childhood loneliness and loss. With fierce certainty and love, Schwartz provides Patrick with a blueprint for breaking free from the culture of corrosive cynicism that threatens to destroy him, and for constructing a decent, meaningful, and fulfilling life. The result is a fascinating and revolutionary new code for living born of a man and a boy who sought honor and self-command in a culture of self-indulgence.