…To Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior
Author: Richard O’Connor, PhD.
The bestselling author of Undoing Depression offers a brain-based guide to permanently ending bad habits
In Rewire, O’Connor expands those ideas, showing how we actually have two brains — a conscious deliberate self and an automatic self that makes most of our decisions — and how we can train the latter to ignore distractions, withstand temptations, and interrupt reflexive, self-sabotaging responses. Rewire gives readers a road–map to overcoming the most common self-destructive habits, including procrastination, excessive worrying, internet addiction, overeating, risk-taking, and self-medication, among others. By learning valuable skills and habits — including mindfulness, self-control, confronting fear, and freeing yourself from mindless guilt — we can open ourselves to vastly more successful, productive, and happy lives.
“Rewire gives readers the tools to understand their bad habits and change their lives for the better. This highly practical book offers compelling and measured advice on how to change behaviors and improve lives.”— Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD, author of You Are Not Your Brain and Brain Lock
“Rewire is essential reading for people and clinicians trying to improve their own life and the lives of everyone around them. Fascinating and powerful advice on ending negative thoughts and behaviors and improving your brain.”— Andrew Newberg, MD, author of Words Can Change Your Brain
About the Author:
RICHARD O’CONNOR, PHD, is a practicing psychotherapist with offices in New York and Connecticut, where he currently lives.