Loretta Breuning, PhD, author of Tame Your Anxiety: Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness is Guest on AYRIAL TalkTime

(AYRIALTalkTime) This could be the conversation that will change your life!  Host Victoria lynn Weston talks with Dr. Loretta Breuning, PhD, Founder of Inner Mammal Institute and author of Tame Your Anxiety: Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness [Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, May 2019].

Dr. Breuning teaches – through both her work and new book – revolutionary exercises to transform the feeling of anxiety by reworking our brain chemicals and the neural pathways that control them.

“In the modern world, we have learned to believe that we’re supposed to feel good all the time, and if we don’t, we can get fixed the way a car gets fixed,” says Dr. Breuning.  “But each brain is wired by its own past experience. Old wiring projects old pain onto new experiences. Fortunately, you can build new wiring by feeding your brain new experiences. It may sound hard, but here’s how anyone can do it in small steps.”

In this riveting interview, host Victoria lynn Weston talks with Dr. Loretta Breuning about:

  • How our brain evolved to promote survival and why that is so critical to understand in reworking our neural pathways
  • How everyone’s experience with anxiety is different – how each brain wires itself from its own experience
  • What the mammalian brain and the human cortex are, and how understanding their roles will enable you to control your anxiety
  • Seven primary taming tools – building power over your mammalian brain chemistry to rewire your response to stress
  • “The Rubber Ducky Method” – what it is, why it works, and how it can relieve threats in certain circumstances
  • And so much more…

Dr. Loretta Bruening says, “Cortisol turns on at the first sign of a threat, and that tells your intelligent cortex to scan for more evidence of threat. Your body eliminates cortisol in about an hour, so things will look better soon as long as you don’t release more.”  (30 min)

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This could be the conversation that will change your life!  Host Victoria lynn Weston talks with Dr. Loretta Breuning, PhD, Founder of Inner Mammal Institute and author of Tame Your Anxiety: Rewiring Your Brain for Happines  on AYRIAL TalkTime.  @AYRIAL7  

Who is Loretta Bruening, PhD?

rewire your mind for happiness

LORETTA BREUNING, PhD, is Founder of the Inner Mammal Institute, which offers resources that help people rewire their mammalian brain chemistry to live happier, healthier lives. As Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, East Bay, her work has been featured in Forbes, Time, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, Men’s Health, The Dr. Oz Show, and many more nationally-recognized outlets.

Dr. Breuning’s other books include Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain your brain to boost your serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and endorphin levels and The Science of Positivity: Stop Negative Thought Patterns by Changing Your Brain Chemistry. She is a graduate of Cornell and Tufts Universities.

Before teaching, Dr. Breuning was a United Nations Volunteer in Africa. Later, she volunteered as a Docent at the Oakland Zoo.

For more information on Dr. Breuning visit https://innermammalinstitute.org/ and connect with her on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

Tame Your Anxiety is currently available on Amazon.

About Victoria lynn Weston, Host of AYRIAL TalkTime

Victoria lynn Weston has worked as a professional intuitive consultant for over 15 years. She has created smartphone apps and voice-activated, data-driven content for Amazon Echo devices – Alexa Skill for AYRIAL feng shui, AYRIAL NewsFlash.  In addition, she is a producer/director of PBS documentaries including America’s Victoria, Remembering Victoria Woodhull.  Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Victoria has been a featured guest on dozens of radio, television shows and print media including; the Atlanta PARADE magazine, The Atlanta Business Journal, ABC Nightline, ABC Talk Radio; CNBC; BUSINESS WEEK Online; INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE, WIRED NEWS and THE NEW YORK TIMES. Victoria is also the President and Founder of AYRIAL.com and MediaQuire.com.

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