Book Bundle: Escaping Enemy Mode & Joy Switch
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Who's your biggest enemy? Possibly you?
Enemy Mode is an immensely damaging brain state that occurs in everyday life. In enemy mode, a person sees and experiences others as adversaries. Living in this mode poisons family and community bonds. It contributes to social stress, business failure, divorce, alienation, domestic violence, crime, racism, and international violence. Social media magnifies the impact of enemy mode toward almost all topics or persons imaginable.
Longtime author and neuropsychologist Dr. Jim Wilder explains how the brain develops enemy mode and searches for ways to get the brain to "refriend." Since a brain in enemy mode cannot tell when someone is trying to help, it rejects or attacks its allies, including refrienders. Wilder puts his years of research to the test in assessing the impossible task put forth by the Christian faith: to love one's enemies.
After being trained in enemy mode through the military, business, and even friendships, retired Brigadier General Ray Woolridge comes alongside Wilder, bringing the reader on his journey of learning to refriend. He interviews leaders in sports, business, the military, law enforcement, politics, health care, and education, assessing the enemy mode impact on lives and culture.
Can Wilder and Woolridge figure out how enemy mode works and craft a solution? And can they get people and institutions to implement those solutions? This book is for all who desire to be better equipped to face the barrage of daily relational stressors that come at them. It's for all who long for more harmonious relationships at home, in the workplace, and in their communities.
Life is hard when you're not yourself.
Why do we sometimes feel more connected in our relationships than at other times? Perhaps you sometimes find it easy and exciting to spend time with your loved ones—but sometimes, especially when things don't according to plan, you feel incapable of connecting in conversations. You then feel distant from those you love most. What if the answer to remaining connected in relationships has been right under your nose—or, rather, right inside your head all along?
Discover the simple switch in your brain that activates—or deactivates—what you most need for relational connectivity: joy.
In The Joy Switch, learn how the simple flip of this brain switch either enables you to remain present for those around you or causes you to become overwhelmed—and ultimately inhibited from being your best self—when problems arise. You'll learn how to maximize your relational brain, how to recognize when your brain's joy switch is flipped, and how to take steps to restore your relational sweet-spot.
This book will help you love others and remain fully connected with yourself while being the best version of who you were made to be.
Chris M. Coursey is a professional trainer, skills coach, author, and international speaker. He and his wife, Jen, design and lead the Thrive training program that uses brain-based exercises to train leaders in what experts have identified as the most important relational skills. He and his wife, Jen, design and lead the Thrive training program that uses brain-based exercises to train leaders in what experts have identified as the most important relational skills. They are passionate about helping people acquire those skills to make relationships work!
Paperback. 176 pages.