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BOOK CLUB

MindBar Book Club meets once for each book being discussed. See schedule for dates and times. Like most book clubs, this is a great opportunity to share and also to meet people. If you loved the book, or if you just want to hear about it, join us!

Membership is required for weekly groups and book clubs (unlimited). 
New to MindBar? Start by picking your first group or book club.  You'll be prompted to create a login and purchase a Membership.  As a welcome gift, new members enjoy half-off first month (discount applied at checkout). Contract auto-renews at $99/month.
Zoom invites are sent automatically about an hour before each session. 

Rising Strong

by Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW

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Living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall.

It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong. As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people—from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents—shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. She asked herself, What do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common? The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion and they’re not afraid to lean in to discomfort.

How this works: MindBar Book Club meets once for each book being discussed. See schedule for dates and times. Like most book clubs, this is a great opportunity to share and also to meet people. If you loved the book, or if you just want to hear about it, join us!

Sign up for the date you'd like to attend. You'll receive an email with the zoom link for the meeting about an hour before it starts. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

6:00 - 7:00 PM CST

Zoom

Biology of Belief

by Bruce Lipton PhD

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This book will forever change how you think about your own thinking. New scientific discoveries about the biochemical effects of the brain’s functioning show that all the cells of your body are affected by your thoughts. Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., a renowned cell biologist, describes the precise molecular pathways through which this occurs. Using simple language, illustrations, humor, and everyday examples, he demonstrates how the new science of epigenetics is revolutionizing our understanding of the link between mind and matter, and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species. Note: This book is appropriate for non-scientists :)

How this works: MindBar Book Club meets once for each book being discussed. See schedule for dates and times. Like most book clubs, this is a great opportunity to share and also to meet people. If you loved the book, or if you just want to hear about it, join us!

Sign up for the date you'd like to attend. You'll receive an email with the zoom link for the meeting about an hour before it starts. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 4, 2021

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST

Zoom

Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

by David Eagleman

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If the conscious mind–the part you consider to be you–is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing?
In this sparkling and provocative book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate its surprising mysteries. Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? How is your brain like a conflicted democracy engaged in civil war? What do Odysseus and the subprime mortgage meltdown have in common? Why are people whose names begin with J more like to marry other people whose names begin with J? And why is it so difficult to keep a secret? Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, Incognito is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.
“The book is full of startling examples…. Eagleman has a wealth of such observations, backed up with case studies, bits of pop culture, literary references and historic examples. A book that will leave you looking at yourself–and the world–differently.”- Kirkus Reviews

How this works: MindBar Book Club meets once for each book being discussed. See schedule for dates and times. Like most book clubs, this is a great opportunity to share and also to meet people. If you loved the book, or if you just want to hear about it, join us!

Sign up for the date you'd like to attend. You'll receive an email confirmation with the street address for this IN PERSON event.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

2:30 - 4:00 PM CST

2101 Highgrove Terrace, Austin, Tx 78703

The Attachment Theory Workbook

by Annie Chen, LMFT

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Build stronger relationships with strategies grounded in attachment theory

Attachment theory explores the different ways we develop connections with others. If you’re searching for a way to create stronger, healthier, and more authentic relationships with the people you love, The Attachment Theory Workbook can help. It’s your guide to understanding your own attachment style and exploring actionable exercises to improve honesty, intimacy, and communication with your partner, family, or close friends.

This workbook offers:

The basics of attachment theory―Find a comprehensive overview of the Anxious, Avoidant, and Secure attachment styles, with self-assessments that help you understand which ones apply to you.
Active strategies for healing―Develop your relationship skills with exercises like listing what you love about someone, and answering questions about how hypothetical scenarios make you feel.
For yourself and others―This expert advice helps you explore your own attachment style as well as identify the attachment style of others, so you can better understand their perspective.

How this works: MindBar Book Club meets once for each book being discussed. See schedule for dates and times. Like most book clubs, this is a great opportunity to share and also to meet people. If you loved the book, or if you just want to hear about it, join us!

Sign up for the date you'd like to attend. You'll receive an email confirmation with the street address for this IN PERSON event.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST

Zoom