• Your Brain Is Always Listening

  • Tame the Hidden Dragons That Control Your Happiness, Habits, and Hang-Ups
  • By: Daniel G. Amen
  • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (356 ratings)

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Your Brain Is Always Listening

By: Daniel G. Amen
Narrated by: Jim Frangione
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New York Times best-selling author Dr. Daniel Amen equips you with powerful weapons to battle the inner dragons that are breathing fire on your brain, driving unhealthy behaviors, and robbing you of joy and contentment.

Your brain is always listening and responding to these hidden influences and unless you recognize and deal with them, they can steal your happiness, spoil your relationships, and sabotage your health. This book will teach you to tame the: 

  1. Dragons from the Past that ignite your most painful emotions; 
  2. Negative Thought Dragons that attack you, fueling anxiety and depression; 
  3. They and Them Dragons, people in your life whose own dragons do battle with yours; 
  4. Bad Habit Dragons that increase the chances you'll be overweight, overwhelmed, and an underachiever; 
  5. Addicted Dragons that make you lose control of your health, wealth, and relationships; 
  6. Scheming Dragons, advertisers and social media sites that steal your attention. 

In Your Brain Is Always Listening, Dr. Daniel Amen shows you how to recognize harmful dragons and gives you the weapons to vanquish them. With these practical tools, you can stop feeling sad, mad, nervous, or out of control and start being happier, calmer, and more in control of your own destiny.

©2021 Daniel G. Amen (P)2021 Recorded Books

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BORING and USELESS!!!

So much hype about this book. All it was, was a redundant and very unhelpful account of the authors liberal political affiliation with the Corona virus pandemic mixed in with some Miley Cirus and Justin Bieber name dropped (I.e. these are my high profile clients). Truly boring with little to no helpful takeaways. Waste of time.

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Missing Chapter

Following the book Section 5 : outfox the scheming dragons - is missing from the audio read

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Nothing new here

I respect what Dr. Amen has done and continues to do, but this seems like a regurgitation of other ‘do-this-not-that” advice blogs. Like “crying is normal” and “don’t care what others think” or “stop letting social media images dictate how you feel about yourself.” Duh. I just couldn’t find anything née in this.

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Great book & easy listen! Very informative!

One of the most informative books I’ve ever read on mental health. Having ADHD & dad with Dementia, I found information that helped us both. It explained a lot, plus gave me direction as to what could help! Would HIGHLY recommend book!

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Brain facts solid; uses judgmental language

It seems that he knows so much about brain science, and I read this because a friend suggested his work. It has some very interesting information about brain health and brain function.

However, he’s really prejudiced and not informed about weight science right now. It is not true that calories eaten minus activity is equivalent to how much you weigh. There are medical reasons why your weight might stay up regardless of what you eat. There are medicines that cause this, and there are health conditions/diseases that cause this. I’m not fat, but I know this from doing study on my own because I have loved ones who are treated poorly just because of their body shape. Also, it is proven that stability of weight is more important than going up and down and up and down (statistically this is incredibly unhealthy). Every time you starve yourself to lose weight, you may reset your metabolism to another more efficient spot, therefore making it even harder to reduce. It is proven that people who are what we call overweight can be healthier than people who are what we call normal. My heavy brother walks half marathons, as one single example. It’s all way more complicated than this doctor presents, and he’s just judgmental about it.

He uses the word fat as an insult rather than a descriptor. He also uses the word stupid repeatedly. Once is too much. Judgmental language does not belong in a medical book.

I just discovered, after I started listening to this book, that I am quite likely ADD. He’s judgmental about that, too. Those of us who have been working three times harder to just do normal things because our brains are different than other peoples don’t need someone to judge us for being how we were born. I would have welcomed something different. He tacked ADHD on at the very end of the book, and didn’t give me much of a direction that I haven’t already taken..

That said, I did mark a few bookmarks that I will go back to. The supplements information was quite interesting and something I’ve never seen before.

I just really wish he could just explain without judging. That was so hard. It hurts me personally but it hurts me about all my friends and all the other people in the world who he’s judging for their weight... or for choices and actions that he would call “stupid.” As someone with an ADHD brain, people think I’m doing stupid things (because they would do them differently) and I am measurably smart.

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A must read and act on it immediately book

Super book. Loaded with life changing solutions. The book deals with your brain and body and how to keep them in sync. I ask everyone to at least give it a try. Audible will give you back your credit, but your pills will not give you back what it took from you.

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Very Childish

Considering how much scientific research this author claims to have done studying the brain there isn't much sciene at all. It's very fantasy based basic level intro to therapy. Explaining your emotions as "dragons" even trying to say what kind of movies you're particular dragon will be drawn too.

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Informative but somewhat judge mental at times

I disliked the narrator. His voice was too forceful and robotic. It made it hard to listen at times as well as Dr. Amen’s preponderance of self aggrandizement in my opinion.

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Best book on helping get rid of my hurts & hangups

Dr. Amen is one of the best on the brain n helping us get unstuck from our past dragons n personal events. Our minds/ thoughts can either help us or hurt us.
Giving them to God is one way n the Best way. Blessings Dr. Amen.

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Hi Doctor.

This is Erica Waggoner. Iim a fourth generation Jehovah’s Witness and I heard about you today on Doctor Phil. I’m listening to your book. You may be the only person who can help me. Do yoy take new clients ?

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  • JazzO
  • 04-03-21

Great Self Help Book

If you are ready to make a real change in your life, start with this book.

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  • 05-23-21

Great

Gave me a good idea about how my brain works and ways to improve mental well being

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