UNFUCK YOUR BRAIN REVIEWED
“Unfuck Your Brain” is a book about trauma. If you can stop being a prude about the title, you can step into a healthy discussion about trauma. While I don’t want to sound like an also-ran Joe Rogan, Dr. Harper does something amazing with her book. She sorts through the causes of trauma, how your brain responds and how to alleviate the baggage that comes with it. While this won’t be a must-read for everyone, what it has to say is compact and important.
Basically, the brain processes everything learned as a memory related to safety. While this can keep you from walking out into traffic, it also forces learned patterns into bad situations. Things such as panic attacks can be trigged by your brain accidentally recalling something not related to the current situation. Once the problem is understood, the rest of the book walks you through coping with the matter.
I know of a lot of people that suffer from panic attacks. While Unfuck Your Brain won’t replace therapy, it will help to ground in mental health practices that offer a better life. Great work all around, even though it made for awkward reading at a PTA meeting.
- 192 pages
- Microcosm Publishing