Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You
Retrain your Brain to Conquer Fear, Make Better Decisions, and Thrive in the 21st CenturyBook - 2013
Thanks to technology, we live in a world that's much more comfortable than ever before. But here's the paradox: our tolerance for discomfort is at an all-time low. And as we wrestle with a sinking "discomfort threshold," we increasingly find ourselves at the mercy of our primitive instincts and reactions. Designed to keep us out of danger, our limbic brain's survival instinct controls what we intuitively do to avert injury or death. Rarely are we required to recruit this instinct today, but this part of our brain is programmed to react automatically to even the most benign forms of discomfort and stress as serious threats to our survival. In this book we learn how the Survival Instinct, stuck in the "ON" position. is what triggers a person to overeat, prevents the insomniac from sleeping, or leads travelers to avoid planes or freeways. This book will show you how to successfully manage discomfort while taming your overly reactive survival instinct.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Hudson Street Press, 2013
Branch Call Number: 155.9 SCHOEN
Characteristics: x, 250 p. : ill. ; 24 cm