Ditch the 10 mental traps that are making you feel anxious and insecure!
Toxic thought patterns zap your energy, kill your motivation, and upset your calm. The good news is that you can change not just the way you think, but the way your brain is wired. In Detox Your Thoughts, clinical psychologist Andrea Bonior uses techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness to teach you to understand your thoughts—and your body—in a completely different way. For each of the 10 mental traps, Bonior uses the latest research in psychology and neuroscience to help you disempower and conquer self-sabotaging thoughts and offers a new habit to practice with specific and actionable steps. Negative thoughts will never go away completely, but with this book, you will learn how to eclipse them, improve your mental and emotional health, and change your life.
The perfect book for:
• Inspiration, self-help, motivation, and happiness seekers
• Anyone looking for practical solutions to turn post-traumatic stress into post-traumatic growth
• Fans of the Washington Post and The Lily "Baggage Check" column
• Fans of Buzzfeed/Goodful articles and challenges
• People who read Psychology Today and Science of Us
About the Author
Dr. Andrea Bonior is the psychologist behind the popular "Baggage Check" advice column and live chat for the Washington Post and The Lily. Her "Detox Your Thoughts" challenge for BuzzFeed went viral, and her PsychologyToday.com blog has garnered more than 13 million views. She has been interviewed by NPR, Today, and Good Morning America, and has been published by the New York Times, USA Today, Glamour, Self, and Refinery29. A sought-after speaker, she serves on the faculty of Georgetown University. She lives the Washington D.C. area.
"Andrea Bonior has written a powerful guide to help you overcome the destructive mental chatter that can block you from bliss. This book provides a clear road map to free up the mental space so you can pursue what's truly meaningful." -Shannon Kaiser author of The Self-Love Experiment and Joy Seeker
"With compassion and humor, Dr. Bonior brings the art and science of therapy to the page and guides us toward real change. A must-read for anyone ready for true transformation." -Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone
"Whether you struggle with regret or you seek approval from others, Detox Your Thoughts will help you find the peace of mind you need to get unstuck." -Amy Morin, psychotherapist and author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do
"Detox Your Thoughts gives you permission to feel your emotions-be they fuzzy or frenzied-and provides the tools to work with and through them. This is a funny, down-to-earth read that helps you transform self-doubt into self-assurance one thought at a time."-Monica Sweeney, bestselling author of Zen as F*ck
"In Detox Your Thoughts, Andrea Bonior brings you a slate of modern and proven methods to help you back up from toxic thoughts, show up to what is present, and get moving toward what you really want. Accessible, friendly, balanced, and wise, this well written book should be on your nightstand." -Steven C. Hayes, author of A Liberated Mind and Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life
"Bonior dazzles in this smart, sensible guide to vanquishing negative thoughts.. This witty, wise handbook's outstanding blueprint for achieving lasting happiness will be of aid to any reader prone to self-doubt." -Publishers Weekly (starred review)