Inner Mammal Training

This training guides you to apply your knowledge of the inner mammal to real-life situations. You will build your skill at leading a person toward the happy chemical circuits they want to build, and how they might do it. Access the quizzes and assigned resources by clicking on the details below.

There are 3 quizzes based on specific books, nature videos, and slideshows. Each quiz poses a series of scenarios that we encounter in daily life. You will write short answers based on the assigned reading and visual resources. (If you have trouble locating the videos, we will try to help, since nothing is more life-changing than watching mammalian social rivalry in the wild!)

Email your answers to [email protected]. Dr. Breuning will respond with individual feedback. After the first quiz, you will get a free copy of How I Escaped Political Correctness. (Not assigned reading – just a gift.)

Each question poses a hypothetical interaction with a client. If the word “client” does not apply to your life, feel free to substitute “student,” “patient,” “coworker” or “cousin,” as appropriate. Write to me if you have questions.
[Disclaimer: This training does not qualify you to provide counseling or medical advice; consult the law of your locality.]

Quiz A

Read the book, I, Mammal: How to Make Peace with the Animal Urge for Social Power, the slideshow, The Nature of Hierarchy (scroll slider down), and watch Attenborough’s Life of Mammals Episode 9 – The Social Climbers and watch Monkey Kingdom (A useful free source for these videos is here.)

Quiz B

Read the book, The Science of Positivity: Stop Negative Thought Patterns by Changing Your Brain Chemistry and the slideshow, Why Love Is a Neurochemical Roller Coaster (scroll slider down); and watch Life Story, Episode 4 – Power (not the same as his “Life Stories”).

Quiz C

Read the book Tame Your Anxiety and the slideshow, The Science of Happiness; and watch Life (2009 Attenborough/Winfrey) Episodes 1, 3, 10

Congratulations! You are a Certified Inner Mammal Trainer!

You can share the power of the Inner Mammal Method with others, be listed on our Certified Inner Mammal Trainer page, and enjoy being part of a meaningful community.