A Book Review: Get Out Of Your Head
Get Out Of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts by Jennie Allen, was recommended to me by a client. I would like to share a few of the more enlightening parts of the book, as I found it quite interesting. The book is divided into three sections: All the Thoughts, Taking Down the Enemies of our Minds. and Part Three, Thinking As Jesus Thinks.
The first section, All the Thoughts, had six chapters. From Thinking About Thinking to Breaking Free to Make the Shift, the author guides the reader in identifying some patterns as well as the “Lies We Believe”, with a great “Mental Story Map” to help delineate the process. This book is spiritually-based, with the push toward doing the work moving forward. A line from the chapter Where Thoughts Are Captured really pushes the law of attraction mentality also. “What we think about, our brains become. What we fixate on is neurologically who we will be.” (Allen, p. 42.)
Part Two has eight chapters, one being Holding Space for Silence, which really has some nice suggestions for slowing down thoughts, recognizing negative emotions and using thought-provoking questions to re-frame spiraling thoughts. I really enjoyed the personal stories in this section, as well as the visuals in the book, offering a very simple way of identifying both sides of a thought.
In Part Three, the last chapter, Dangerous Thinking was very good at pulling the direction of the entire book together. Again, with the use of personal stories, with movement toward tying to spiritual connection, suggesting, “If thousands of people read this book and start to shift, this way of thinking can become contagious – and we could see a generation freed.” (Allen, p. 223)
If you are looking for a spiritually-based guide book to help stop negative thinking, you might want to give this book a try. Many good suggestions, as well as some visual maps, help make this an easy read, with personal stories to help the reader relate.
Allen, Jennie. (2020) Get out of your head. Waterbrook Publishing. Colorado Springs, COTags: Book Review Get Out of Your head, Stopping the spiral of negative thoughts
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
Licensed Professional Counselor
Advanced Clinical HypnoTherapist
- Deb England began working part-time for Wholeness Healing Center in September 2004 and began full-time in May 2005. Deb practices primarily in the Broken Bow office and one day a week in the Grand Island office. Previously she had completed her practicum and internship at Morning Star Alliance, working in the Broken Bow and Grand Island offices.
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