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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402273282
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402273285
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"[Ford and Wortmann] teach the average person how to prepare for stressful life events through preventative actions--standing back, orienting, and self-checking--and pave the way for a productive response to the stressor. ... will be readily absorbed by the average person who needs assistance with tension." - Library Journal

"A PTSD expert explains how stress sets off your brain - and how you can learn to diffuse it." - ELLE

About the Author

Julian Ford is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Director of the University of Connecticut Health Center Child Trauma Clinic and Center for Trauma Response Recovery and Preparedness (www.ctrp.org), the creator of the TARGET© treatment model for adult, adolescent, and child traumatic stress disorders, and CEO of Advanced Trauma Solutions, Inc., the exclusive licensed provider of the TARGET© treatment model.

Jon Wortmann is an author, minister, and consultant to educational, non-profit, start-up, and Fortune 100 organizations. His first book, Mastering Communication at Work: How to Lead, Manage, and Influence (McGraw-Hill, 2009) spent six months as one of MGH's top fifty books in Asia. His second book, The Three Commitments of Leadership, will be published by McGraw Hill in October of 2011.

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It has been said, Space is the final frontier, but I can make a much stronger case, that the final frontier may well be in the brain and soul, by far.

I'm reading Hijacked by Your Brain . It's in essence a brain / Mind manual. It has much to do about the recent developments in the treat meant of PTSD and the latest treatments and it's quite literally mind blowing . Just when you start thinking, their is no hope for humanity and this book posses the biggest questions and rays of insight / hope I've found by far.

In my estimation, most people treat their brains like they treat their cars.

Scary, isn't it?

How do you put a price on your brain?

How can any car on earth compare to your brain or any brain?

When we realize, by doing X,Y, and Z, you can be saving $500, $1,000 on your car, most people get real interested, no?

Now, consider your brain, your life and well being, one little adjustment here or there, and BANG, BIG BANG ?

Happiness, joy, metaphysical well being and bliss, it happens...

Yeah, giving your brain a tune up is a big deal, no?

Despite all the cynicism and dirt on Earth, the brain, time in and time out reveals miracles . Imagine all the amazing things you can see in space, now consider, your brain is what's looking at it and it attacked to you and responses to you. It really is as Victor Hugo said,

"'Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has a grander view?'
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lee J. Andron on March 21, 2013
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I love this book because it showed me 3 steps to take to get personal control in uncontrollable situations. SOS: Step Back. Orient. Self-check. It clarifies what to do next enabling me to act with clear, centered control and intention.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tammie J Golabek on September 24, 2013
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The strategies presented in this book helped me change the way I manage stress. As a result I am sleeping better at night, am limiting the time spent worrying and fretting about life's inequities, and feel hopeful that I can live an optimal life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jane H on April 16, 2013
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I am on my third read-through of this book. I must be motivated by the book to do this. I give it 4 stars mainly because it is not easy to understand the organization of the book.

For me, this book has been very useful in getting me to pay attention to stress, rather than try to ignore it, and to give an approach to dealing with it. The explanations in terms of the brain give me a way to think about the material.
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By Imtiaz on June 15, 2014
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Provides practical technique/method to manage negative thoughts that initiate anxiousness and fear before the start of the game. This book helped me to manage and control my negative thoughts successfully.
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By TT on March 2, 2014
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It was good to learn about the brain mapping science behind some of the irrational reactions people have. The techniques they recommend came across to me as being a bit simplistic, though. Don't get me wrong--I'm sure this works for some people. Just didn't resonate for me.
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By Amazon Customer on February 3, 2014
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Addresses the issue of panic in a way that makes it understandable and much easier to work on. Definitely a book to own.
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By Nilli on October 21, 2013
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The book provides clear understanding of how the brain works and how we filter emotions. A great way to recognize the pitfalls that anyone can fall in to without realizing it.
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