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
RELEASE DATE: 11/7/17
The Plot Thus Far
Our brains do their best to help us out, but every so often they can be real assholes―having melt downs, getting addicted to things, or shutting down completely at the worst possible moments. Your brain knows it’s not good to do these things, but it can’t help it sometimes―especially if it’s obsessing about trauma it can’t overcome. That’s where this life-changing book comes in.
With humor, patience, science, and lots of good-ole swearing, Dr. Faith explains what’s going on in your skull, and talks you through the process of retraining your brain to respond appropriately to the non-emergencies of everyday life, and to deal effectively with old, or newly acquired, traumas (particularly post-traumatic stress disorder).