- Series: This Naked Mind
- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: ASPN Publications; 1 edition (October 14, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0996715002
- ISBN-13: 978-0996715003
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 832 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life (Volume 1) Paperback – October 14, 2015
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I think the Audible narration is what sealed the deal - the narrator sounds genuine, so the advice in the book sounds like it is coming from somebody that actually cares.
The coolest thing about the book to me is that as long as you pay attention, and think about what the author says, the actual change happens subconsciously. It's not about 'abstaining' from alcohol - admitting that you want it but that you can't have it. It's about giving it up because it's bad, and you don't want or need it any more.
By the time I finished the book the second time - the Audible version this time, I was ready to give up alcohol. Unlike past efforts where I might be inspired to dump any alcohol we had or some other gesture like that - this time I just let it sit, and it was fine because I don't WANT it any more. I went to a local pub about a week ago while waiting for my kids to finish up an evening activity, and I didn't miss ordering a drink at all - something that should have been a major trigger was now not one at all.
That's about the highest praise that I can give the book - it worked for me, and I haven't had, or wanted a drink in about 2 weeks now. I feel better, my weight is coming down (slowly, darnit!), and I no longer go through that cycle of regret every morning that gets so tiring!
I STRONGLY recommend the book - especially the Audible version. Listen to it on the way to and from work each day. If it doesn't quite sink in the first time, then give it a month, and listen to it again. Eventually it'll work for you too!
I was on a quest to improve my relationship with alcohol, be able to moderate, slow down, and make better choices; my ultimate goal was simply to feel in control around alcohol. This book changed my relationship with alcohol without any feelings of deprivation or suffering, nor the need for willpower or stressful exercises in self-control. I had previously read Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Drinking and some of the information stuck with me, but the language was a bit dated and the motivation to keep improving my relationship with alcohol was short lived.
After finishing This Naked Mind, it felt as if any temptation to drink and the struggle to control cravings were wiped clean from my brain. For the first time in a decade I feel in control and empowered to effortlessly make informed conscious decisions about drinking, where before I consistently gave in to physical and psychological cravings to drink even when I didn’t actually want to give in. That’s the battle most of us face when we become regular drinkers, and This Naked Mind will help you win that battle. I am able to do everything I did as a drinker, including hanging out in bars with friends, without any of the anxiety that I used to experience struggling to moderate or resist temptation. Life is just more enjoyable now.
Annie Grace offers a lot of personal accounts in her book which I found helpful and relatable. Some of the information is repetitive but that is intentional and most of all it is important, because repetition is needed to undo the deep conditioning from society where drinking culture dominates!
You don’t have to label yourself an alcoholic or addict to benefit from this book. No matter how much or how little you drink, if you are seeking to improve your relationship with alcohol, This Naked Mind is the answer. I would even recommend this book to those who feel they have a healthy relationship with alcohol, because the information contained in this book is invaluable and we are all better off for knowing it!
I bought this book, by accident. Well, on purpose, but by accident. To be slightly more specific, I bought this book after drinking a bottle and a half of chardonnay, followed by a drunk shopping session on Amazon. Amazon knows that I buy so many Kindle books (drunk shopping) and return them, that they now have banned me from returning Kindle books (yes, that can happen, drunkies). So, I had trained my drunk self to only get the sample of a book I want.
One morning, I woke up with this and another Kindle sample from my evening of solo drinking. Surprise! I had no idea I'd gone Kindle shopping! When I discovered this book on my device, I went to delete it, then thought, "Hey, why don't I read the reviews first?". Then, after reading the excellent reviews, I decided to read the sample only. I did. It was amazing. It spoke to me with science and intelligence and common sense. I bought the whole thing. I read it as advised, taking my time, thinking after each chapter, and researching and learning more about topics that particularly interested me.
For almost 10 years, my thoughts have been consumed by drinking, or trying not to drink, or when I could drink again, or at what time I could drink, or how much money I had spent on wine that week, or how to hide my many bottles of wine, or how hung over I felt, or making elaborate plans to drink (I'll drink on Monday, but not Tuesday, then I'll drink Wed and Thursday, and only on Friday if no one is home.....). The longest I ever went in 10 years was 30 days sober. My life now is changed. My skin is clear. My hair is awesome. I'm happy. Thank you Annie Grace!