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  • Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess

  • 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking
  • Written by: Dr. Caroline Leaf
  • Narrated by: Caroline Leaf
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • 3.7 out of 5 stars (94 ratings)

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Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess

Written by: Dr. Caroline Leaf
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A best-selling author and neuroscientist offers five proven steps to help you overcome the unhealthy thinking habits that contribute to anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts and replace them with positive thinking that leads to health, happiness, and success.

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I should have listened to the reviews

I'm listening to this because of depression and anxiety. Let me tell you how useless this "book" is if you are struggling with the mess in your mind. NOTHING is explained in a way someone like me who is struggling with these issues can possibly organize and understand. She speaks of an app all the time but there isn't even a link to it. i searched the neurocycle app and bad reviews for that too!
I'm more confused and depressed now than before the book. 🥴😩

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Incredibly informative and engaging

This book is excellent. The science behind what your mind is, how it differs from your physical brain, what thoughts are and what you can do to literally rewrite your thoughts and emotions has been a revelation. Understanding that thoughts are a physical object that we can manipulate to a cellular level and not just ethereal concepts has completely turned my understanding of trauma, ruminating thought patterns and habit formation on its ear. I am so grateful to have found this incredibly informative book that is packed full of actionable concepts and tangible, science based explanations.

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Not for Me

I could not get passed the monotone scientific mumbo jumbo to get any further than just an hour in. It sound like one big run on sentence and I couldn’t follow it. It sounded like she was just reading the findings of her research and studies. That was a waste of a credit.

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This is an ad

This book is extremely repetitive and never gets to the point. It is an ad for the app. I am extremely disappointed that this is considered a book. It is an ad.

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Not worth it!!

So repetitive! This book could’ve been summarized into one chapter. I really did not get much out of it. Basically a plug for her app.

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boring and far too clinical in my opinion.

did not enjoy or find anything I was interested in hearing. love her voice but found accent too thick making an already dry topic unexciting...sorry. (

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I wanted to enjoy this audiobook and I was really excited to dive into it. It sets up the outline of topics well (foreshadowing that the author and narrator is a PHD so it reads like a research paper). I was disappointed by the continued loop of the same message and even phrases. I am diagnosed and treated for ADHD, depression, and anxiety so I figured what have I got to lose. More information is always better in my world! Wrong. She on several occasions dismisses that these are diagnosable conditions but merely a state of the brain in a reaction to toxic stress, etc. I just spent the last year of my life getting a handle on my medications and the function of my current brain state. I found it almost insulting - which I realize is a personal opinion and reaction. However, save yourself time and energy. Download her Neurocycle app and browse the internet pdfs she provides. If that thrills you then give the book a listen.

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Great tool, the neurocycle

Really great book, balanced with research and testimonies to show the results people have had in their lives.
Easy to apply and use regularly to keep our minds healthy. As a counsellor, I can see the benefit of sharing the neurocycle app.

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An ah ha moment in my life

Greatest self help, but life changing program/process.
Thank you Dr. Leaf. I have shared an overview respecting the 5 steps to managing your mental mess with all my frontline paramedic teams.

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Excellent ideas

Great book and the technique works if you use it and it does take 63 days - but you can change your brain but it takes your mind to do it

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  • Shari
  • 2021-03-29

Life changing, and don’t listen to anybody saying the PDF is not available.

This book is seriously life altering. I’m excited to see how this works after the 62 days. There’s a lot of information here! I happen to love her accent. Please look in the main menu for the PDF, it is most certainly there.

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  • Shayne T.
  • 2021-04-26

Don't buy this book buy the app instead

heard about this women on a podcast and i thought she was so great and the ideas were so interesting i wanted to read about them. There is useful information in this book but it's literally read as a ad. she repeats the same phrases literally 5 or so times every chapter and it essentially boils down to a 6 hour ad for her app(which also costs money) overall terrible book great ideas though if explained properly. Save your time and get the app instead if you are interested like i was.

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  • Lillooet
  • 2021-03-31

Cool research, but very repetitive

Like another reviewer mentioned, the content in this audiobook is very repetitive--to the point that I wondered if I should continue at some points. Aside from that, the content does share a helpful method for reframing negative thoughts along with practical examples of how to do so. But I can't help wishing it were more concise and cut out all of the fluff. I think the author's YouTube videos on the topic of neurocycling are better in that respect.

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  • Valerie
  • 2021-03-17

Maybe a rewrite??

Wow. I’m only saying this in the hopes an author can revise this. I couldn’t even finish it. The repetitive information is killing me so I finally just went to the chapter that by title should lay out the 5 steps in detail and from the lost earring story to the head severed story, I got nothing except what was already repeated over and over again and I just had enough. I think a professional reader would do this book some good too.

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  • Liz
  • 2021-04-07

I knew with in 20 seconds that this book was going to disappoint

Your body can go 40+ days without food. Over a week with out water....

There is no forced treatment in mental health.
I know for a FACT... the ones that are made to make their own decisions in a state of psychosis because it is “their right” suffer the most.

So disappointed in this book.

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  • Mmusial
  • 2021-04-06

PDF available?!

I called Audible and put a ticket in due to no pdf. They mentioned they would contact the seller and try to correct this issue. The audible help desk person saw the PDF and wouldn’t email it. Frustrating and I hope they can resolve this for all!!!!

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  • Jessikj
  • 2021-04-04

Great info but lots of missing visuals you need

I desperately need the PDFs of the images she talks so much about. Fantastic tools but also so vast... I wish I could have a simple, written one-page summary of the steps to start using right away.

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  • GG
  • 2021-03-28

PDF is not found

PDF is mentioned multiple times in the course of book, however - it is not attached.

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  • Shana Gail
  • 2021-04-28

just a sales pitch for the app

I'm not interested in paying for an app......all the book talks about is the research and how the process can help but never gives you any solid instructions.

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  • yuri
  • 2021-03-05

WOW

I couldn't stop listening🤯 Such a fantastic book. This is life changing! It takes 63 days to create a new life style. This book will explain that in detail.

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