Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess: 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking

Presented on: Tuesday, June 4th at 11:00 AM CDT

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Toxic thoughts, depression, and anxiety–our mental mess is frequently aggravated by a chaotic world and sustained by an inability to manage our runaway thoughts. But we shouldn't settle into this mental mess as if it's just our new normal. Hope and help are available to us, and the road to healthier thoughts and peak happiness may be shorter than you think. In this enlightening webinar, bestselling author and cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Caroline Leaf will provide a scientifically proven five-step plan to find and eliminate the root of anxiety, depression, and intrusive thoughts in your life so you can experience dramatically improved mental and physical health.

You will learn:

  • How the five steps can help reduce anxiety and depression by up to 81%, according to clinical studies 
  • How science can help us transition from being aware of toxic thoughts to catching and managing them in their early stages 
  • How to capitalize on directed neuroplasticity using the Neurocycle 
  • How to apply mind management to unwire toxic habits and trauma 
  • Why mindfulness is not enough and how strategic mind management through the five steps can take you beyond mindfulness 

About the author: Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist, audiologist, clinical, and research neuroscientist with a Master's and PhD in Communication Pathology and a BSc in Logopaedics. She specializes in psychoneurobiology and metacognitive neuropsychology. She has helped hundreds of thousands of students and adults learn how to use their minds to detox and grow their brains to succeed in every area of their lives, including school, university, and the workplace. Dr. Leaf is the host of the podcast Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess, has published in scientific journals, and is the author of 18 bestselling books translated into 24 languages, including Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess, How to Help Your Child Clean Up their Mental Mess, and Think, Learn, Succeed. She teaches at academic, medical, and neuroscience conferences and to various audiences around the world.


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