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Taming Your Amygdala: Brain-Based Strategies to Quiet the Anxious Brain


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Author:
Catherine M. Pittman, PhD, HSPP
Copyright:
2022
Publication Date:
May 31, 2022
Publisher:
PESI Publishing
Product Code:
PUB087290
ISBN13:
9781683735083
Format:
Paperback
Number of Pages:
168
Media Type:
Books


Description

Anxiety shows up in a lot of different ways and can permeate every aspect of your life. The good news is that although it can feel confusing and overwhelming – as if things will never get better – it is possible to retrain your brain and put yourself back in the driver’s seat.

In Taming Your Amygdala, clinical psychologist Dr. Catherine Pittman offers scientific insight, clear explanations, and simple brain-based strategies to help you overcome excessive worry, anxiety, and fear. Based on the principles of neuroscience and cognitive behavioral therapy, the tools in this workbook will teach you the “language of the amygdala” so you can:

  • Understand how and why your brain gets “hijacked” by anxiety and fear
  • Identify and cope with anxiety triggers and stuck points
  • Develop new, adaptive coping skills to prevent and reduce anxious thoughts and feelings
  • Live your life to the fullest, breaking free of the limits of chronic anxiety, paralyzing worry, or debilitating panic

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Saint Mary's College


Catherine M. Pittman, PhD HSPP, has a background in cognitive behavioral therapy, neuropsychology, fear-conditioning research, and treated anxiety-based disorders in clinical practice for over 25 years. Her experience makes her uniquely qualified to provide a clear understanding of neuroscience and how that informs the selection and application of successful anxiety treatment strategies.

Dr. Pittman is the author of the popular book, Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety Panic, and Worry (New Harbinger Publications). Her new book, Taming Your Amygdala, will be published in Spring 2022 (PESI Publishing & Media). Dr. Pittman is a professor of Psychology at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN. She regularly presents workshops at national conferences and national webinars on anxiety treatment and is an active member of the Public Education Committee of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Catherine Pittman maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Saint Mary's College. She is an author with New Harbinger, Foliadeux Press, and PESI Publishing and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Catherine Pittman is a member of the Benzodiazepine Information Coalition and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.


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