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The Craving Mind

From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love - Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits
Lu par : P. J. Ochlan
Durée : 8 h et 19 min
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We are all vulnerable to addiction. Whether it's a compulsion to constantly check social media, binge eating, smoking, excessive drinking, or any other behaviors, we may find ourselves uncontrollably repeating. Why are bad habits so hard to overcome? Is there a key to conquering the cravings we know are unhealthy for us?

This book provides groundbreaking answers to the most important questions about addiction. Dr. Judson Brewer, a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who has studied the science of addictions for 20 years, reveals how we can tap into the very processes that encourage addictive behaviors in order to step out of them. He describes the mechanisms of habit and addiction formation, then explains how the practice of mindfulness can interrupt these habits.

Weaving together patient stories, his own experience with mindfulness practice, and current scientific findings from his own lab and others, Dr. Brewer offers a path for moving beyond our cravings, reducing stress, and ultimately living a fuller life.

©2017 Judson Brewer (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • jem2012
  • 11/04/2017

Excellent content, narrator hindered my enjoyment

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

No. I feel the narrator did not capture the proper tone of the author. I would recommend the written book instead. The narrator was too unnatural in his tone and delivery.

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  • Andrew Soper
  • 24/04/2017

Hard to listen to

This would have been better if the author had read it himself! Good content hard to listen to.

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  • Heather
  • 13/05/2017

Narrarator ruins the book.

What would have made The Craving Mind better?

Bummed out that I used a credit, I can't listen to this man's monotone speaking. It's weird.

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  • Jordon Ray
  • 14/03/2017

Hear the reason why mindfulness works

Would you listen to The Craving Mind again? Why?

Yes its an interesting listen and I don't think anyone can get all the points it brings up with just one time through

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  • JD67
  • 19/10/2019

Worst voice recording ever

I am a HUGE audible fan. this was the worst voice and reading I’ve ever experienced. Sounds like a computer. Couldn’t get through it. Don’t purchase. Very disappointed .

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  • Amy M
  • 21/11/2017

Everyone needs to read this book!

We all have vices. Chances are most of us weren’t taught great coping skills. This book has helped me tremendously understand my addiction better and how I need to approach treating it differently. Even if you don’t have an addiction, mindfulness is so important for helping you cope with stress or anxiety or boredom or really any emotion.

The most impactful part of the book for me was when he said to the smoker “What do you do when you crave a cigarette on a plane and can’t have one” and the smoker said he just has to get through it and the craving passes. Such a common sense answer but powerful as we can do that every time we have a craving.

Rarely do you hear about mindfulness from doctors or experts on TV who talk about addiction. It’s always medication or therapy. While these methods can be useful, those of us who’ve had addiction know they aren’t curative and sometimes create added problems or are expensive. Mindfulness is free! Just loved this book so much. Many aha moments!

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  • marsi weigand
  • 12/03/2017

Uncanny valley narration

I am pretty certain this was read by a robot. Don't know if it's a good book or not because I can't get past the unsettling voice.

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  • stacybug
  • 10/10/2019

Ugh the narrators voice is AWFUL.

I would have much preferred Dr. Judson to narrate his own book, his voice is so friendly and nice. This guy sounds like a robot and makes even listening to the first few lines torture. Will be returning to purchase the hard copy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23/11/2019

First audible I’ve ever actually returned

I heard the author on a podcast and loved everything about his message. I would have loved this if it was read by the original author( and would buy an updated version of this), but the amount of will power it took to listen to 10 minutes of this robotic voice made it clear I’d never finish.

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  • Rezanate
  • 18/02/2018

Wonderful Book

I really enjoyed this book and how Judson lays out the current scientific understanding of Mindfulness. It is fascinating to see how science and what was once the esoteric realm are steadily merging as we gain deeper understanding of who and what we are and what potential may lie just beneath the surface.

I highly recommend this book!

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  • crispy
  • 03/04/2017

Grauenvoller Sprecher!

Was mochten Sie nicht am Vortrag von P. J. Ochlan?

Der Sprecher trägt das Matherial vor als wäre es die Werbung für den neuesten Big Mac von McDonalts. Und das duchgängig.... Unglaublich gekünzelt und in einer Intonierung die es mir unmöglich gemacht hat die wissenschaftlichen Inhalte zu erfassen. Sehr anstrengend! Ich habe frustriert aufgegeben. Da ich davon ausgehe, dass die Inhalte gut sind, werde ich mir jetzt wohl das Buch kaufen müssen. Dieser Sprecher kommt bei mir devinitiv auf die schwarze Liste. Also unbedingt Hörprobe nutzen, damit solche Ärgernisse vermieden werden!

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  • Lusi Steiner
  • 08/10/2017

Super helpful book

The book is a great mix out of explenation of medical studies, personal stories and introduction to be mindful. There is even a very helpful app you can download!