Most of us don't realize we have a surprising amount of control over our own thoughts and behaviors. While unconscious feelings and reactions from our past can unintentionally influence our behaviors negatively, we also have a great capacity to call upon the parts of our brain responsible for intentional choices in order to end destructive cycles. The ReWired Brain shows readers how to reframe their negative experiences, overcome their fears, experience emotional and spiritual healing, and ultimately rewire their brains, empowering them to be free and to live fearlessly.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Ski Chilton is a professor in the department of physiology and pharmacology at Wake Forest School of Medicine. His work has been featured in such venues as WebMD, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Prevention, and the Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Margaret Rukstalis is an addiction psychiatrist on faculty at Wake Forest School of Medicine.
A. J. Gregory is the author of Messy Faith and Silent Savior. She has partnered with high-profile figures on more than 35 books.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Reflect 15
1 A Tale of Two Minds 17
2 Stuck in Overdrive 39
3 Fear-Obsessed 57
4 Your Brain on Change 77
Part 2 Reframe 97
5 What It Means to Be Human 99
6 Right and Wrong Matters 119
7 When Tragedy Strikes 137
8 Facing the Greatest Challenge-Parenting 155
9 It's Not You, It's Me 175
10 The Gift of Intimacy and Sex 195
Part 3 Rewire 213
11 Who Am I? 215
12 Surrender 231
13 Forgiveness and Freedom 251
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wouldn't it be nice to be able to control your thoughts and behaviors? Sadly there are times when it would be nice to be able to control your thoughts as your mind tends to play tricks on you or, in some cases, becomes your worst enemy. Why is that? In his book, The Rewired Brain, Dr. Ski Chilton goes into the science of what happens to the brain as it begins to have experiences and thoughts and emotions. He uses his pharmacology and physiology training to give the reader a better understanding of what happens when certain thoughts occur. He then parallels this to scripture, for he is a Christian, and shows why words are so powerful. He goes into how the Bible mentions over and over mentions again the power of the tongue. By changing the words that we say both externally and internally to ourselves we have the ability to change our thoughts and Behaviors. I found this book to be really interesting read. I will admit I felt that they were times that the science was relied upon a little too much. However, I think that has more to do with my misunderstandings of just how wonderful the brain is and how masterfully created it was by God. Thus, a great book on how changing your thoughts can change your life. I receive a complimentary copy of this book from Baker Books in exchange my honest review
“The Rewired Brain” by Dr. Ski Chilton is an excellent self-help book. Dr. Chilton talks about how we don’t realize how much control we have over our own thoughts and behaviors. Our own thoughts and our past definitely influence how we react to certain things, but we can train our brain to intentionally make the right choices. I loved how he showed how we can actually rewire our brain in making the right intentional choices/decisions. We can train our brain away from the negative. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to better themselves and their relationships. This is a book I will keep on my shelf and refer to often. I received this book from Baker Books for my honest opinion.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Science, so as soon as I seen this book I was excited! I thought it would be right up my alley, AND it was! I enjoyed the overall book, but there were several chapters that had me bored. I was hoping for an easier read, and not so much a textbook style book. The reflection section helps you to better understand the inner workings of your brain. It helps you to better understand the dual process reasoning, "where it comes from, why it matters, and what happens when one system veers into overdrive." This was an interesting chapter, it explains how to balance our two ways of reasoning. It points out the section in Romans 7:15, 18-20 how Paul is trying to reason with himself why he mentally chooses one path but follows another. This really hit home for me, I have a giant indecision problem! I have a hard time understanding why I constantly second guess the choice my brain picked out. This chapter really helped me to understand the reasoning behind the craziness in my head. Each chapter ended with a set of questions to help you to figure out how to rewire your brain. These were interesting questions, but can take up a lot of time. I found myself skipping past a lot of the question. The reframe section was the get to work chapter. It is where they help you to understand what is causing the war in your brain and how to change it. Again lots of questions and they throw in a little history throughout this section. Finally the Rewire section, is where they put it all together and show you how to use the new knowledge that you have acquired throughout the book. This book is definitely worth the read, I was however, disappointed in how little the christian/bible link was used. I was hoping for more of a bible centered rewiring of the brain. Decent book, especially if you are into science type books. Won't be recommending it to friends and family, because I know that this is not their type of book. Kudos to the authors though, well written. Thanks to Baker Books for allowing me to review!