The User's Guide to the Human Mind

The User's Guide to the Human Mind

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Your mind is not built to make you happy; ita€™s built to help you survive. So far, ita€™s done a great job! But in the process, it may have developed some bad habits, like avoiding new experiences or scrounging around for problems where none exist. Is it any wonder that worry, bad moods, and self-critical thoughts so often get in the way of enjoying life? Based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), The Usera€™s Guide to the Human Mind is a road map to the puzzling inner workings of the human mind, replete with exercises for overriding the minda€™s natural impulses toward worry, self-criticism, and fear, and helpful tips for acting in the service of your values and emotional well-beinga€”even when your mind has other plans. a€cFind out how your mind tries to limit your behavior and your potential a€cDiscover how pessimism functions as your minda€™s error management system a€cLearn why you shouldna€™t believe everything you think a€cOverrule your thoughts and feelings and take charge of your mind and your lifeA skydiving instructor once cautioned me to avoid looking at oil rigs and power lines on my way down. ... Use these four strategies for responding to the minda#39;s most stubborn arguments: check the facts, cultivate a coherent view of your history, consider explanations not naturally ... Are you at risk of losing relationships?

Title:The User's Guide to the Human Mind
Author: Shawn T. Smith
Publisher:New Harbinger Publications - 2011-12-01

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