I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dr Amy Banks at the Summer Biz Bash, as the MC of the event I had the honour of introducing Amy. I learned the more we surround ourselves with people who make us feel safe, the calmer, less stressed and healthier we are. I have a stronger understanding of how I am hardwired to my past and present and how I can improve my brain functioning just by focusing on connecting with others in a positive way. This book is an absolutely essential read if you want to improve the quality of your life – learning the scientific reasons behind how we tick and then following the simple process of the C.A.R.E Program to bring more joy and vitality to your life. The book ends with brain strengthening tips – like getting better sleep, intensive exercise, and a diet filled with brain building foods to improve brain functioning. There are also plenty of mindfulness based strategies as well that I found very useful to enhance my life and relationships.
About Four Ways to Click by Amy Banks, M.D.
Research shows that people cannot reach their full potential unless they are in healthy connection with others. Dr. Amy Banks teaches us how to rewire our brains for healthier relationships and happier, more fulfilling lives.
We all experience moments when we feel isolated and alone. A 2006 Purdue University study found that twenty-five percent of Americans cannot name a single person they feel close to. Yet every single one of us is hardwired for close relationships. The key to more satisfying relationships—be it with a significant other, family member, or colleague—is to strengthen the neural pathways in our brains that encourage closeness and connection
There are four distinct neural pathways that correspond to the four most important ingredients for healthy and satisfying relationships: calmness, acceptance, emotional resonance, and energy. This groundbreaking book gives readers the tools they need to strengthen the parts of their brain that encourage connection and to heal the neural damage that disconnection can cause.
AMY BANKS, M.D. has devoted her career to understanding the neurobiology of relationships. In addition to being the Director of Advanced Training at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Wellesley Centers for Women, she was an instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
She is the first person to bring relational-cultural theory together with neuroscience and is the foremost expert in the combined field. She has a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, which specializes in relational psychopharmacology and therapy for people who suffer from chronic disconnection. Leigh Ann Hirschman is a bestselling nonfiction writer who specializes in psychology, parenting, and health.
- Learn about an upcoming webinar series focused on Four Ways to Click!
- Learn more about the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute