Table of contents:
- Chapters from the book "Hormones of Happiness"
- The author of the book "Hormones of Happiness" offers to learn everything about the work of hormones, the mechanisms of formation of emotions, behavior and the work of various neurochemicals. And how your brain creates persistent habits and why it is so difficult to break free of those that are considered bad or harmful
- It doesn't take much time or money to create new neural pathways in the brain. All you need is courage and the ability to fully focus on the goal. You will have to repeat the same actions and manifestations of a new algorithm of your behavior for 45 days, regardless of whether you like it or not
- The book contains many new exercises and interactive techniques to help you take each subsequent step. And you will love the result - your happier, healthier personality
Video: Hormones Of Happiness. Part 1 - Reviews, Self-development
Chapters from the book "Hormones of Happiness"
- Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
- Part 4
- Part 5
- Loretta Graziano Breuning
- Hormones of happiness. How to train your brain to produce serotonin, dopamine, endorphin, and oxytocin
- Moscow. "Mann, Ivanov and Ferber", 2016
The author of the book "Hormones of Happiness" offers to learn everything about the work of hormones, the mechanisms of formation of emotions, behavior and the work of various neurochemicals. And how your brain creates persistent habits and why it is so difficult to break free of those that are considered bad or harmful
Inside you will find a 45-day plan for nurturing new habits to help you shape new patterns of behavior and learn how to trigger the "happiness hormones". After reading this book, you can reprogram your brain and activate the hormones that make you happy.
When you feel good, your brain synthesizes hormones such as dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. It is natural for a person to seek feelings of satisfaction and pleasure. But we don't always get them. And this is also natural.
Our brain does not produce the "good" hormones mentioned above until it feels the need for it, which arises to meet the need for survival. Such a need may be the need for food, safety, social support, etc.
And only when this need is satisfied, the brain can feel a fleeting rush of these hormones. Then their level decreases, and the human body prepares to receive the next dose of hormones for the next "victory in the struggle for survival." This is why we experience the ebb and flow of energy and mood. This is how the system inherent in us by nature works!
Many people have habits that are not conducive to their struggle to survive. How can this happen? After all, the human brain is programmed to provide behaviors that help him survive? When the wave of chemically active substances - hormones entering the brain - subside, a person begins to experience discomfort. And you are looking for reliable ways to feel good again quickly.
Certain neural connections have already formed in your brain. After all, we all have pleasant habits: from eating to exercise, from spending money to saving it, from love of parties to striving for loneliness, from a tendency to argue to a willingness to agree with the interlocutor. But none of these habits can be satisfying all the time.
It's just that our brains are not wired like that. Each rush of "happiness hormones" quickly passes, these chemical compounds quickly disintegrate, and we must do something again in order to get more hormones. Excessive exploitation of the state of pleasure can lead to a state of unhappiness.
Wouldn't it be great if you could learn to “turn on” your “happy hormone” rushes when you need to? Wouldn't it be wonderful to feel the satisfaction of doing things that really benefit you? You can accomplish this when you begin to perceive your brain as a mammalian brain.
You will understand what mechanisms trigger "happiness hormones" in nature and how the brain can change old habits for new ones. You can create a new good habit yourself and build it into the neural connections of the brain. This book will help you achieve this in 45 days.
It doesn't take much time or money to create new neural pathways in the brain. All you need is courage and the ability to fully focus on the goal. You will have to repeat the same actions and manifestations of a new algorithm of your behavior for 45 days, regardless of whether you like it or not
Why do we sometimes feel uncomfortable when we start to cultivate a new habit? The point is, old habits are like well-rolled and smooth roads. New behavioral algorithms are rather difficult to create, since at the initial stage they are just barely distinguishable paths in the endless neural jungle of the brain.
The unknown paths seem dangerous and difficult to us, so we instinctively stick to the wide neural pathways we already know. But if you show courage and responsibility to yourself, you will still build a strong new neural connection in your brain. And you will feel such satisfaction that starting on the 46th day, begin to create another such connection.
The subject of this book is your brain, not the brain of the people around you. If you're used to blaming others for the ups and downs of your mood (which ultimately depend on hormones), this book is unlikely to be helpful.
You should not rush to the other extreme: blame only yourself for everything. Thanks to this book, you can learn to get along with the complex neurochemical processes taking place in your body, instead of resisting them.