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A no-nonsense and helpful guide on how to cope with a slew of mental-health issues that are hell-bent on ruining the lives of millions of people worldwide

Our brains do their best to help us out, but every so often they can be real assholes - having meltdowns, getting addicted to things, or shutting down completely at the worst possible moments. Your brain knows it's not good to do these things, but it can't help it sometimes - especially if it's obsessing about trauma it can't overcome. That's where this life-changing book comes in.

With humor, patience, science, and lots of good-ole swearing, Dr. Faith explains what's going on in your skull, and talks you through the process of retraining your brain to respond appropriately to the non-emergencies of everyday life, and to deal effectively with old, or newly acquired, traumas (particularly post-traumatic stress disorder).

©2017 Faith G. Harper (P)2017 Microcosm Publishing

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A book that explains why you feel what you feel

A good introductory book that explains why we feel what we feel when we go through negative emotions such as stress, anxiety, mood swings etc. The casual style is uplifting and a good pick me up when you need it. Although I wouldn't recommend it to someone suffering from clinical depression or more severe illnesses.

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great book for mental awareness

loved how simply this book enhances the knowledge...please do read as it makes you more complete to handle stragglers of life.

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  • Martin J. Fogarty
  • 25-07-18

Untuck this recording quality

The echoey recording disrupts the delivery. Audible - have some standards and get this thing re recorded.

This is a smart person - with useful info -that was recorded in a do it yourself manner.

The crap quality of recording matters - audible-wtf?

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-03-19

Not for intellectuals.

Looking for an intellectual, thought-provoking look at anxiety? This isn't it. This is the trashy college girl at the bar talking about her psychology class after about 4 beers. Just as she says something to grab your attention, she uses profanity in the most awkward and unprofessional way possible.

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  • Brady M
  • 15-09-18

Horrible sound quality. Horrible.

Reading is difficult right now so I use audible. This book is useful, but I can never recommend the audible version because the sound is so horrible. I wonder how the author would feel if a recording engineer was out there trying to pass as a therapist. It’s almost impossible to listen to. It sound like she’s in a warehouse, edits are obvious (the including clipped words, the ambient sound is stressful — like a bad smell, the background noises, and even extra voices(!) now and then, are distracting. I hope she re-does it properly soon so I can recommend this recording. Her voice is fine, the sound quality is, yes, horrible — as if she just turned on her computer and started talking. No excuse for this except ignorance - it’s too easy to record decent sound nowadays. If I sound angry, well, that’s probly why I need this book. Look forward to when I can hear it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-02-20

Horrible f*cking recording (and the cussing like a sailor is really annoying)

Ugh - I really want to like this book. I think the information is highly valuable and I was looking forward to listening... but then I started listening. First, did the author record this on her phone in her kitchen? Why oh why was there not more effort put in to getting a clear recording of this book? The tinny, echo is distracting, and -hello! - it’s an AUDIO book! A f*cking audiobook (as our author would say). Which leads me to my next point. The vulgar language - distracting and ridiculous. We get it - she’s a doctor who talks (and writes?) like a college girl who’s had twenty too many wine coolers (again). Yuck. Just dumb. Listening to this book makes me want to drink twenty too many wine coolers. Enough.

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  • Nam
  • 20-11-18

Audio quality is awful.

The audio quality was so awful that it distracted me from all other qualities of this book. It sounds like it was recorded on someone’s cell phone. I got 2 hours into the book and couldn’t handle it anymore. The

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  • Erika H
  • 09-11-18

the audio is horrible, it sounds like shes in a ba

the audio is horrible it sounds like she is in a bathroom, so much echo

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  • Atreju
  • 08-04-19

Poor Audio Quality

Unfortunately this wasn't recorded with good/professional equipment and sounds like someone is yelling at you from across the room on speaker phone. very unpleasant to listen to. The information isn't especially helpful for anyone already familiar with therapy and a mindfulness about their behavior. Again the audio is a big drag

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  • Taylor Zabodyn
  • 27-06-18

works

If you're struggling with anxiety, this book really does work. Fancy Dr. lady actually gives you helpful ways to say "screw you anxiety! I don't F with you" I wish the quality of the audio was better, but small price to pay when anxiety rules your life like it did mine.

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  • Mariela
  • 06-03-19

Love the information hate the quality of the sound

This book had great tips on coping with traumas and really focusing on healing. The strategies and activities given were super useful . The sound quality though is awfull it sounds like was recorded at home.

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  • HG
  • 27-06-18

Some great content

There was some great content in the book, but her voice and the quality of the audio is terrible.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-12-19

Good content, terrible audio

I picked up some good info from the book, plus a few insightful things that will help me moving forward. Faith G.Harper is very likeable but the audio quality is awful! It’s like she’s recorded it in the bath under the water and it’s poorly edited. I’m not sure how this could be charged as a whole credit, I get one credit a month so paid £8 for this - not worth it.

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  • kyle collings
  • 05-12-19

Helpful

Narration was great. some of these audiobooks sound like they are being read by a robot. This was not one of those!

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  • Charlotte
  • 09-02-21

Simply explains complex emotions & reactions.

Having had therapy I was already aware of a lot of what is discussed, but Faith has explained it all in a way that has helped me understand & realise things on a different level. I would recommend this for anyone dealing with personal trauma, only shame was the quality of recording.

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  • Adriana M
  • 17-07-21

Too much swearing!!!

Even though her intention is to explain how the brain works and why we get certain reactions from it, there is too much anger and swearing!! instead of putting me in a relaxing mode so that I can concentrate, the narrator’s voice is irritating and the swearing is unbearable! If I could I would ask my money back
There are many other books form which you can get the same information but in much more respectful way.

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  • bossbitchcertified
  • 14-07-21

Too fast

The author talks way too fast and the amount of swearing in it isn’t really necessary at certain points you can hear vehicles in the background. The audio sounds so far away. Waste of money.

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  • DJB
  • 10-06-21

If Quentin Tarantino wrote self help books.

Great messages and advice totally undermined by the bad language of the author. Although it may be more convincing if Samual Jackson was doing the reading! Thank fu@k it was free.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-06-21

Good book - terrible recording

From what I could hear, I think this is a useful and fun book but the recording is baaaadl Can we get a bit more quality control please?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-05-21

Painful

I could not continue with this book. Quality is bad, like somebody record ing with an iPhone. And all the "fu@k" words feels so forced just to be cool.

Just painful, and honestly nothing you have not heard already

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  • A. Foxleigh
  • 25-03-21

Exceptionally helpful book.

After suffering from depression and anxiety for over 20 years and thinking I knew everything about it, Faith Harper still managed to give me a fair few ‘woah!’ moments.

It’s made me reframe a few things and whilst I’m still not exactly ‘unfu@*ed I feel like she’s given me a few more handles to grab onto as I continue my climb to a healthier mindset.

My only criticism of this book is that the audio quality is atrocious and the editing is pretty bad. It’s fairly obvious she did the recording and editing herself and whilst it wasn’t unlistenable it was quite distracting at times.

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  • David Bialy
  • 29-01-21

Bad quality

The book is not bad but very general. The narrator and the recording quality weren't the best if I gotta be honest.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-20

frustrating to listen to

I enjoyed the content and think Faith delivered the content of the book well, however the audio recording itself wasn't great. it was echoing, sounded tinny and at times I found it challenging to hear as the volume dropped out.

if you can stick with it, it was helpful, however I hope that this is re-recorded in a better quality recording.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-19

low sound quality

The sound quality was awful. I found it frustrating to listen to. Too much echoing.

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  • Theres
  • 09-10-18

Pragmatic and easy to grasp

Riddled with swear words and a bit of ... fluff, the book does give some good nitty gritty science info whilst being broken down with some more... "shallow" language and terminology.
Has some fantastic concepts and a great into for anyone wanting to go down the path of self help as one of their first books.

The audio of being filmed with less than ideal sound proofing, you hear pages turn and a slight room echo.

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  • Jamus Treanor
  • 29-03-19

Painful

Bad overall. Would return it if I could. Preachy and trying to hard to be "hip with the kids lingo". Really negative experience with this book. Would not recommend it to anyone.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-03-21

Good content - poor production

The author & reader should have invested in a better microphone.
I don’t want to hear you turning the book or have poor sound quality.
Only thing missing is a bird or a dog barking in the background.
I’ll probably buy the hard copy to get the content
Damn shame!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-07-21

F*ck that

Too much swearing .. & I’m someone who swears!... information for teenagers maybe ... but the accentuated trashy language makes it hard to focus ... there are stretches that no f words happen & the info is ok

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-07-21

Great content, poor delivery

I wish this audiobook was better written with better audio quality, both were too cringe for me to finish.
Constant unnecessary swearing completely pulled me out of the experience and made it feel invalid and just juvenile. The sound quality is awful, I couldn't listen whilst driving at all. I hope someone makes a better version using all the info in it though!

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  • Mehrnaz
  • 22-05-21

Don’t get it!

Omg this is book is so badly narrated that even if the context was good you do not want to listen. Don’t waste your money or time. I’m just surprised, didn’t she write the book herself? Yet she can’t read it properly?!!! She reads like a child there is no way you want to respect her enough to listen to her “words or wisdom”. She’s also trying so hard with the swear words trying to come across cool like Mark Manson with his “The Subtle Art or Not Giving a Fuck” book. Copying his title style she has loyally fucked up!
Don’t get it it’s bad!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-05-21

great author reading a good book

thae recording quality is the only thing that lost it a star , fantastic author easy to listen to with some very relatable points

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-05-21

Terrible sound quality

Homemade rubbish very poor sound recording makes it hard to get into so ended up ditching it