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This Naked Mind

Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness, and Change Your Life
Auteur(s): Annie Grace
Narrateur(s): Annie Grace
Durée: 7 h et 28 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (139 évaluations)

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This Naked Mind has ignited a movement across the country, helping thousands of people forever change their relationship with alcohol.

Many people question whether drinking has become too big a part of their lives and worry that it may even be affecting their health. But they resist change because they fear losing the pleasure and stress relief associated with alcohol and assume giving it up will involve deprivation and misery.

This Naked Mind offers a new, positive solution. Here, Annie Grace clearly presents the psychological and neurological components of alcohol use based on the latest science and reveals the cultural, social, and industry factors that support alcohol dependence in all of us. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, this book will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery keeps people from getting the help they need. With Annie's own extraordinary and candid personal story at its heart, this book is a must-listen for anyone who drinks.

This Naked Mind will give you freedom from alcohol. It removes the psychological dependence so that you will not crave alcohol, allowing you to easily drink less (or stop drinking). With clarity, humor, and a unique blend of science and storytelling, This Naked Mind will open the door to the life you have been waiting for.

©2015 Annie Grace (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Second Time's a Charm

I was actually given a hard copy of this book a few years ago. I'd been sober a year or so and while the giver meant well, he explained it as "this will teach you how to drink." I was disgusted, thinking that it had taken me 20 years til get sober, why on God's name would I want to play with that kind of fire, and promptly recycled it.

Fast forward a few years. I joined a company where there is a keg in the kitchen, and Friday night drinks are part of the cultural fabric. Within a week I was drunk again, and stayed drunk for the last year. In the recent few months I knew it was time again. I couldn't keep going anymore, loathed the taste of wine, and looking at myself in the mirror. My eyes had no life, I'd gained thirty pounds, and was constantly wondering if everyone knew my secret and was disgusted and disappointed with me as I was with myself. I scoured Audible for a book with the best reviews, with an author that didn't sound like a robot, and low and behold, I was face to face with a familiar cover. I've been sober now just shy of 2 weeks, beginning this book 2 days before I quit and finishing it this morning. I hope I never need to see it again, aside from recommending it to others, but I know it will be there to provide for me again, if and when I do.

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Helped my recovery quite a bit

This was one of the first tools i used to quit drinking. Recommended!! Need 10 more words boom!

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Great Scientific Info!

I really enjoyed all the science and hard facts behind alcohol and addiction it really helped me work my mind around it in a completely different way than before. I found her slightly preachy and “better than” people who drink now that she’s found sobriety but that being said nothing she said wasn’t true!!! I will definitely listen again and have already recommended it to friends struggling!!!

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Brilliant!!

I have listened to 10 other books on recovery and this was by far the best yet. Inspirational. Thanx Annie!

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  • Don
  • 2019-10-12

Changed my "habits"

<<I want to qualify my review and if someone feels offended because of characterisation or for some other reason please accept my apology>>

Okay. I am not an alcoholic in the sense that I get drunk every night nor do I pass-out or lose my memory after drinking. I do have a drink after work and I enjoy getting together with friends and tying one on - consuming a lot in a short period but not to the point of passing out. (I can "handle" my alcohol - based on years of experience :))

After listening to this book (twice) I have realised that I am fooling myself - I do have an addiction. I have since changed my perspective on alcohol and have EASILY (without using will-power) reduced my consumption. The jury is still out if I will quit but I am already feeling the results of consuming less "poison". Thank you Annie G. for sharing your story and insights.

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thank you

it worked. sheesh. you set me free Annie! your kind, non judgemental book got to me when nothing else could.

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Converted from “I LOVE drinking!” to “I’m so happy I don’t drink!” in 2 months

After I attended a free webinar (where This Naked Mind’s author claimed that, if you read the book, you’ll actually drink as much as you want… which will be nothing), I was like, “challenge accepted,” except it was true and I stopped drinking.

The book gave me the motivation to do a trial period without drinking, and the turning point was when I found out (read: was blown away) that the feeling which I thought was me enjoying being buzzed was actually the feeling of me enjoying myself. So, now I don’t drink and continue to enjoy myself at least as much as before.

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Great book but really long for the information

There were some good tidbits in this book but I did find it to be really long and not enough hard truths or information to completely make me want to quit drinking. I think there if there were some actual exercises added to the book that would be more helpful.. I am going to order the alcohol experiment and see if that does the job.

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Game changer

I haven’t had a drink in five weeks and it hasn’t even been hard, something clicked when I listened to this and I am so grateful!

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Dangerous minimization of alcohol withdrawal

I did very much enjoy this book, however, I would like to point out that withdrawal from alcohol can be FATAL and heavy daily drinkers usually need to detox medically or to taper off. It can be extremely dangerous to try and do it on your own. Blood pressure is jacked up, risk of stroke/heart attack, seizures, and more. I would have liked her to make a note of that - instead of saying it’s been described like a mild flu! If that is your experience- great. From personal experience it is very very scary and requires medical help.

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  • DezHankins
  • 2018-01-09

Had a total “AH-HA” moment. 🤔

I can’t begin to tell you how this book has changed my life! My thinking about alcohol has completely changed so much so that I no longer have a desire to “chase the dragon”. Once you truly understand what alcohol is and how, although worse than many other drugs, is marketed to our society you will begins to DESPISE it. Then when you find out what alcohol is made of and how it affects your brain you will wonder how you could ever have a drink again. BUT when you are made aware of the fact that you are not funnier or cuter when drinking and that the glass of wine you reach for to “relax” and be “happy” actually does the exact opposite you will NEVER want another drink again. This book proved undoubtedly that you do NOT need alcohol to have a good time or to be social.
Annie is so precise in detailing all of these facts and more in a guilt free, no judgement zone. She also delves into how our brain works and precisely delivers steps to form new paths in our brain that painlessly help to kick the alcohol habit once and for all and for good.

I also love the on line groups & support system,the Facebook page and especially the 30 day Challenge. Thanks Annie for helping me to be FREE OF ALCOHOL!!!👍🏻👏🏼🙌🏻 #AF

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  • Jonathan
  • 2018-04-12

Like flipping a switch

Got in bed on a Sunday morning with a hangover, listened from start to finish, decided that day would be my last day of drinking.
Haven’t had one now in 45 days, the longest I’ve gone without alcohol in years.
But, get this, NO twinges, no temptations, no bargaining, just no desire to drink motor oil in moderation.
Listen to the book, that will make sense.
Good luck to you.

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  • lauren
  • 2018-04-19

Highly recommend!

I cannot believe how much this book helped me not only quit drinking alcohol but really be happy in the process. I had zero self control before finding this book and now it all seems so simple. I have been recommending it to whomever asks how I’m able to be in the bars with friends and still have a great time without drowning in alcohol. My appreciation is endless!

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  • brad taylor
  • 2018-03-16

Wow!

At first I was like so where’s the secret trick or when am I gonna get that new piece of info to help me quit drinking!?!? After an hour or so you start to realize all the information you’re getting is already turning you on to the idea of being done drinking. I also recommend you are seriously ready to quit before starting. I’m trying to stay strong and break a vicious cycle!! Thanks Annie and now I need advice how to get my girlfriend involved and excited...Alcohol is both our best friends..at least we thought.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-01-09

Incredibly helpful and empowering

Love the view that I can control this addiction and that by retraining our subconscious that we can break free right from the get go. Highly recommended

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  • C. Unger
  • 2018-01-29

Great book, but take with a grain of salt...

As one who readily admits that I absolutely cannot have one drink - what they call the " allergy" in AA- this book does a great job of putting the chemistry of why into layman's terms. I really enjoyed most of the book and I would absolutely recommend to anyone who has a concern about drinking. I would also recommend to anyone in AA or any other program. I think this book would complement and enhance any program. There are quite a few logical inconsistencies, assumptions and rhetorical questions without obvious or definite answers, which, gets annoying and preachy. That may be the marketing spin. Quick example as I noted above, the author seems to eschew the AA allergy model (which AA defines only as an abnormal reaction to something), but as I mentioned the book goes on to explain how addiction (an abnormal reaction) chemically occurs. I also disagree with the whole 'no one should drink at all, or there is never any actual joy from just a drink' and will not be lecturing any colleagues while I now happily and contentedly abstain. Nevertheless, this does not take away from the ton of valuable information and perspective shared.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-07-12

amazing

I loved this book and will likely listen again. it has given me a new perspective and a new hope that I can change my life.

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  • Me
  • 2018-06-06

Blown Away.

This book has radically change my life in my thought process. When I first read it was 4.8+ stars, I thought it might be too good to be true. How could such a touchy and delicate subject have that have a rating!?
It took to four times of listening to it on audible to realize the value in digest probably only a fraction of what she says. But what is important is that it worked! All of a sudden, I am empowered to not only change, but with little or no effort!
Annie, thank you for taking the obvious thousands of hours of research to bring this to us on a Layman’s level! I noticed that many of the one stars and lower comments of people who are highly educated or just too scared to make a change. They are actually the reason why I bought and listen to your book.
I hope you get to do world tour seminars on the subject, workshops, and perhaps your own talk show! Expose the truth that sets us free from one of our greatest struggles!
I hope you die then to the sugar and corn syrup cravings in addictions we have in this country. So many people can’t let go and I know you can set them . your summer techniques.
Lastly, listen to the book! All the way through! Don’t listen to a couple pieces and make a snap decision. You’ve done it long enough! Get through it and make a decision at the end like a responsible adult! Holiday can you be qualified to make a judgment! If you really don’t like it after that, ask audible for your money back!
5 Stars!!!

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  • Kendra Holliday
  • 2018-07-27

Breakthrough

I've been struggling with alcohol addiction for years now. I've tried SO many things. This is my latest tool., and I'm reading it with an open mind. I listened to about 3/4 of it, but she talks so fast, I started over and am listening to it at .75x speed, which is kindof funny, cuz she sounds a little drunk, ha! The last time I went 30 days without drinking, I felt like I was punishing myself. This time I'm going for 90 days, and am taking on a different mindset I'm learning from this book. I don't feel bummed about it, but excited to prove that I can have a rich and fulfilling life without drinking. I like how she points out that I used to have so much fun as a kid before I started drinking, and that I can again - it's possible to unlearn all the stuff society pours down our throat every day. I tell people I struggle every day with drinking, and she put my frustration and torment into words - my conscious mind doesn't want to drink, but my unconscious mind wants to drink, and my brain is battling itself all day long, which is exhausting! I think she does a great job with research and explaining it in a way I can understand. I romanticize drinking, but it made me feel so tired and sick, and now that I quit, I'm having twice as much romance with my partner! I feel more alert and have more energy. I can relate to so much of what she shares. I'm being more forgiving of myself, which is a relief.

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  • Kiera Smalls
  • 2018-07-24

Just what I needed!

I’m really glad I came across this story. Since listening to it I haven’t had a drink (about 40 days). Now I don’t even yearn for one.

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