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  • Switch on Your Brain

  • The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health
  • Written by: Dr. Caroline Leaf
  • Narrated by: Joyce Bean
  • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (138 ratings)

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Narrated by: Joyce Bean
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According to researchers, the vast majority - a whopping 75-98 percent - of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. In fact, fear alone triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses in our bodies, activating more than 30 different hormones! Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses.

Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives listeners a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns, declaring that we are not victims of our biology. She shares with listeners the "switch" in our brains that enables us to live happier, healthier, more enjoyable lives where we achieve our goals, maintain our weight, and even become more intelligent. She shows us how to choose life, get our minds under control, and reap the benefits of a detoxed thought life.

Full production copyright: Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are taken from the New King James Version. © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations labeled AMP are taken from the Amplified® Bible, © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. Scripture quotations labeled ESV are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. ESV Text Edition: 2007. Scripture quotations labeled GW are from GOD’S WORD®. © 1995 God’s Word to the Nations. Used by permission of Baker Publishing Group. Scripture quotations labeled Message are taken from The Message by Eugene H. Peterson, © 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations labeled NIV are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®. NIV®. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.TM Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com. Scripture quotations labeled NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations labeled KJV are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.

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Christine

Excellent- an inspirational masterpiece.
God Bless You for your desire to transform minds to walk in purpose and destiny for God’s glory!

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Apply Self-Programming Initiative

This was a mind blowing experience. Allowing the user to realize the answer is truly with in and always has been.
We were designed to be a complete entity. Dr. Leaf explanations of the connections within the body is something I think we knew just didn't have someone to explain it. It was like she found the assembly instructions.
I know some many whom this book will help and will certainly be a promoter for everyone to read and apply its instructions.
"We are knew every morning."

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Good information

I thought the information was good but this book was suggested to me and I didn’t realize it quoted so much bible scripture.

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Fantastic information! Will buy the book as well.

I know some didn't like the narrator, but I did. I didn't find her voice robotic. I've heard her on fiction stories and she's more emotive there, so she may have wanted to create a less expressive feeling for a scientific book.
I thoroughly enjoyed the fact this neuroscientist uses the Bible to back up her findings. I found the information was packed full, that I should've taken notes in a book. I think this book would be best in a book format over audio so you can highlight important pieces (there were so many) and put notes in there as well. There is so much information that listening to it could become easily forgotten.
I did find some of her comments to be a bit too salesy when she markets her other products... Like " You can see this demonstrated if you buy my dvd..." sort of comments. It would've been better in a format that accompanied a workbook rather than trying to sell the consumer another product for the same book. I also wished she went over examples on how to apply the 21 day detox as it seemed more vague rather than providing practical examples on how to apply this daily... at least it did on the audio.

However, I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in how thinking affects our brain- physically as well as mentally. How we can get into 'ruts' and seem unable to break free from all of that. And how we are not as powerless to deal with these toxic thoughts as we once thought we were. But she does stress it must take a lot of work - practice and dedication to actively change your thinking. And it doesn't happen overnight to become a habit.

I would buy more of her books, just maybe not in audio.

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Very informative!

Dr. Caroline Leaf hands down knows this topic like no other I have ever heard or seen. She is extremely organized, thorough & has obviously poured hundreds if not thousands of hours into this project. This book isn’t thrown together. On this type of subject, it really can’t be & she knows & has respected this too! It’s extremely encouraging to know that that we CAN actually change our brains!

The ONLY area I would have liked better is for the steps (part 2) to be WAY more clear as far as...EXACTLY what we need to do. It’s a tad complicated. Perhaps during this part, taking a a simple example and showing how to apply these steps to that example. Maybe it was done & I didn’t catch it. This whole teaching is really incredible that I just want to make sure I understand EXACTLY (more simple & tangible) what I need to do to accomplish it.

Overall, it’s hands down brilliant! 🎉

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True Science

I am fascinated with neuroscience however most authors forget the Designer. Dr Leaf uses the latest scientific discoveries to highlight the ancient instructions for life found in The Holy Bible. I found this book insightful, easy to listen to and understand with practical steps to apply the teaching. I highly recommend this manual.

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Spiritual science

Don't attempt this book with out being spiritually fit. Your truth defines God, this book is a fantastic tool with this in mind.

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This book is so good and listening to Dr Leaf break down the concepts so well was what motivated me to get the book. However, I was really disappointed with the audio version. The narrator did not do this book justice. She read in a monotonous robotic tone for the entire time. This made it difficult for me to follow. I bought the kindle version and decided to read it myself..made a huge difference!

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Interesting topic

Neuroplasticity is indeed a very interesting topic. This book rather discussed the idea and paved the foundation of neuroplasticity as a common knowledge. Shortly the read started feeling like a tv advertisements for 21 day detox plan, which essentially is a simple five step meditation principles. I did not find references to bible quite intuitive rather a discrete pointer to out of context scripture. Good read if you have time to read and understand those cited scriptures in a deep and mindful effort. In totality I found rather surprisingly self marketing content instead of purposefully structured material.

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To many God references for me

Good listen. The brain science in this book is up to date with the latest recherche and the proposed 5 step, 21 day detox is also interesting and will try it for sure. BUT there are to many references to scriptures and the bible for me and that’s why it’s not a 5 star. I almost stopped listening in the first chapter because of it but decided to finish and was glad I did !
I believe in a higher power but maybe not exactly as described in the bible.

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