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“Impeccably researched and masterfully written, a wholly practical manual for reversing negative thinking.”
—Kirkus Discoveries Review

Faced with making thousands of decisions each day, the human brain engages in countless unconscious thought patterns become deeply engrained over time. These patterns can lead to habits that perpetuate depression and negative behavior, but that’s the bad news. The good news is that lasting change can become a reality, and here to show readers how is The Trouble with Thinking: Adventures in Self Smarts: Book One (published by iUniverse), the fascinating iUniverse Star title by Lauren Powers.

Each day, the human brain produces approximately 70,000 thoughts, many of which could be classified as wandering or daydreams. Powers asserts that the brain goes on a sort of autopilot as it thinks these idle thoughts and has concluded that the brain has a significant tendency to think negative thoughts and make negative assumptions when performing on this superficial, autopilot level.

This conclusion is supported by the latest data from psychologists and neurologists, and Powers has coined the term “Rat Brain” to describe the automatic thoughts and assumptions that wind up influencing a good portion of one’s life. The Trouble with Thinking is here to give those suffering from Rat Brain the upper hand. Awareness of destructive thought patterns is the first step towards changing them. Readers will also learn how to:

  •     Identify habits of thought that drive less-than-successful behaviors
  •     Shift perspectives that are not useful to perspectives that are
  •     Create more choices for action (that will actually work)
  •     Deepen the quality of every-day conversations and relationships
  •     Increase the number of laughs about how human beings operate

Advance praise for The Trouble with Thinking:

“Impeccably researched and masterfully written, a wholly practical manual for reversing negative thinking.”
—Kirkus Discoveries Review

About the Author
Lauren Powers is a master certified coach and conducts her signature Self Smarts Discovery programs for individuals, universities and corporations around the world. She is also a senior faculty member with Coaches Training Institute and has worked with thousands of people throughout her career. Powers is currently researching her second book, The Trouble with Creativity.

The Trouble with Thinking was selected as a 2010 Book of the Year Award Finalists by ForeWord Reviews.

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