Your Survival Instinct Is Killing You: Retrain Your Brain to Conquer Fear, Make Better Decisions, and Thrive in the 21st Century

  • 8h 35m 49s
  • Kristin Loberg, Marc Schoen
  • Gildan Media
  • 2013

Thanks to technology, today’s world is more comfortable than ever, but our survival instinct that evolved to protect us from danger is on high alert. Though mild discomforts such as work demands, traffic jams, family conflict, or having to perform under pressure are not life threatening, they can still trigger the brain’s fight or flight fear reaction. And this response can lead to a reliance on drugs, alcohol, overeating, insomnia, phobias, chronic pain, illness, or just losing our temper for no apparent reason. In this eye-opening audio book, psychologist Dr. Marc Schoen offers practical strategies to tame your overly reactive survival instinct and conquer fear, build resilience, boost decision-making, and improve every aspect of your life.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1: The 21st-Century Survivalist: The New Paradigm for Transforming Discomfort into Power
  • Chapter 2: The Cozy Paradox: Uncomfortable in a Comfortable World
  • Chapter 3: The Balancing Act: The Delicate Sway Between Calm and Catastrophe
  • Chapter 4: The Seat of the Survival Instinct: The Biology of Fear
  • Chapter 5: The Birth of a Bad Habit: Obsessions, Compulsions, and Addictions
  • Chapter 6: Conditioning and the Genesis of Habits: Please and Thank You
  • Chapter 7: Externalization: The Dark Side of Creature Comforts
  • Chapter 8: Managing Your Comfort Zone: Fifteen Simple Strategies to Stay Cool, Calm, and Collected
  • Chapter 9: Taking the “Dis” Out of Discomfort: The Hardy Survivalist
  • Chapter 10: Survivalism at Work: Performance and the Art of Decision Making Under Pressure


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