She also holds a Masters degree and PhD in Communication Pathology from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Allow time for prayer and reflection. A guna can be increased or decreased through the interaction and influence of external objects, lifestyle practices and thoughts. But the emphasis would be on God not the book's methods. Fusce sed nibh eu odio posuere semper. Take the Bible seriously, memorize it, and obey it, for 'as a man thinks, so he is'.
First, the preamble was excessive. Your thoughts become who you are…literally. Third, I felt that many of the Scriptural references were taken out of I think that the basic premise of this book is noteworthy and worthy of further exploration. To increase sattva reduce both rajas and tamas, eat sattvic foods and enjoy activities and environments that produce joy and positive thoughts. Leaf includes in the back of the book 10 full pages of notes and references, as well as 19 full pages of recommended reading of books and scientific articles.
Caroline Leaf gives readers a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns, declaring that we are not victims of our biology. I think I need clearer examples of such a regime, because the mind is an obscure black hole of a thing. Overall, not a book I will recommend to I generally like topics such as this book, but I didn't like the presentation of the material. Communication pathologist and popular speaker Caroline Leaf presents a 21-day plan for getting your mind under control and obtaining the benefits of a detoxified thought life! I'd respect her approach more if she didn't disqualify all the other circumstances as sinners who can't seem to conjure the faith and courage to think well enough. Through years of research, she developed the Geodesic Learning theory brain-compatible learning , which is a scientifically and statistically proven approach to thinking, teaching, and learning.
Leaf has developed a 21-Day Brain Detox Plan, a practical and detailed plan that helps an individual get rid of toxic thoughts. So much repetition and meaningless gobbledygook. Neuroscience and Scripture combined to show us how we can renew our minds and become who God created us to be. Since 1981, Caroline has researched the human brain with particular emphasis on unlocking its vast, untapped potential. Caroline has published articles in academic journals and consumer magazines and has been widely interviewed by newspapers, and on radio and television about her research and theories.
She shows us how to choose life, get our minds under control, and reap the benefits of a detoxed thought life. Second, the techno-speak was annoying. The author provides interesting strategies for dealing with stress and living a more mindful, stable life. Caroline Leaf — Switch On Your Brain: The Key To Peak Happiness, Thinking, And Health English Size: 135. Some of it word for word. It was recommended to me by a christian friend who I believe had best interests at heart, however this book is so out of touch with people living through serious day to day mental suffering.
I feel like instruction on actually carrying the process out was lacking, and I'm still not entirely sure how to do it, despite her outlining of the steps. What we think creates impressions on our mind even more potently than what we see, hear , taste , small and touch. She is countering the unbiblical idea that Christians are totally helpless is taking control of things like your mind. I have been stressing about the effect that stress is having on my brain, which I realize is wholly unproductive and ridiculous. The concept regarding quantum physics and biblical backing is of interest to me, and that is why I gave it a higher rating.
In fact, fear alone triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses in our bodies, activating more than thirty different hormones! She made the science easy to understand, and shows how scientific concepts are linked to Scriptures. Eliphaz claims to know the Lords will in Job's suffering but the Lord rebukes his words as lies because he has arrogantly declared that he knows the way for Job to restore favour with God. So much great information and application! Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses. The concept of neuroplasticity was always supported by God as stated in Romans 12:2. Leaf had devoted her life work, since the 1990s, in helping people see that they can renew their minds in a tangible way by learning to control their thoughts and emotions. I can't be anything else.
Ever tried to put on your old jeans and realised just how much your body has changed since the last time you put them on? These three gunas are tamas darkness , rajas activity , and sattva beingness. I spent 3 years in secrecy with my Reading this book brought me much anguish and self doubt. I found the book to be interesting and she did a great job in explaining such a tough detailed subject. Dr Leaf clearly has clearly never experienced deep mental anguish which has perpetuated her life for a long period of time. She shows us how to choose life, get our minds under control, and reap the benefits of a detoxed thought life. Which in the end could be summed up in two pages.