Becoming Supernatural

How Common People are Doing the Uncommon

Author: Dr. Joe Dispenza

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401953107

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 3988

The author of the New York Times bestseller You Are the Placebo, as well as Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself and Evolve Your Brain, draws on research conducted at his advanced workshops since 2012 to explore how common people are doing the uncommon to transform themselves and their lives. Becoming Supernatural marries the some of the most profound scientific information with ancient wisdom to show how people like you and me can experience a more mystical life. Readers will learn that we are, quite literally supernatural by nature if given the proper knowledge and instruction, and when we learn how to apply that information through various meditations, we should experience a greater expression of our creative abilities; that we have the capacity to tune in to frequencies beyond our material world and receive more orderly coherent streams of consciousness and energy; that we can intentionally change our brain chemistry to initiate profoundly mystical transcendental experiences; and how, if we do this enough times, we can develop the skill of creating a more efficient, balanced, healthy body, a more unlimited mind, and greater access to the realms of spiritual truth. Topics include: • Demystifying the body’s 7 energy centers and how you can balance them to heal • How to free yourself from the past by reconditioning your body to a new mind • How you can create reality in the generous present moment by changing your energy • The difference between third-dimension creation and fifth-dimension creation • The secret science of the pineal gland and its role in accessing mystical realms of reality • The distinction between Space-Time vs. Time-Space realities And much more...

Becoming Supernatural

How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon

Author: Joe Dispenza

Publisher: Hay House

ISBN: 9781401953119

Category: Energy medicine

Page: 384

View: 9071

The author of the New York Times bestseller You Are the Placebo, as well as Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself and Evolve Your Brain, draws on research conducted at his advanced workshops since 2012 to explore how common people are doing the uncommon to transform themselves and their lives. Becoming Supernatural marries some of the most profound scientific information with ancient wisdom to show how people like you and me can experience a more mystical life. Readers will learn that we are, quite literally supernatural by nature if given the proper knowledge and instruction, and when we learn how to apply that information through various meditations, we should experience a greater expression of our creative abilities; that we have the capacity to tune in to frequencies beyond our material world and receive more orderly coherent streams of consciousness and energy; that we can intentionally change our brain chemistry to initiate profoundly mystical transcendental experiences; and how, if we do this enough times, we can develop the skill of creating a more efficient, balanced, healthy body, a more unlimited mind, and greater access to the realms of spiritual truth. Topics include: *Demystifying the body's 7 energy centers and how you can balance them to heal *How to free yourself from the past by reconditioning your body to a new mind *How you can create reality in the generous present moment by changing your energy *The difference between third-dimension creation and fifth-dimension creation *The secret science of the pineal gland and its role in accessing mystical realms of reality *The distinction between Space-Time vs. Time-Space realities *And much moreUsing tools and disciplines ranging from cutting-edge physics to practical exercises such as a walking meditation, Dr. Joe offers nothing less than a program for stepping outside our physical reality and into the quantum field of infinite possibilities.

Becoming Supernatural

How Common People are Doing the Uncommon

Author: Joe Dispenza

Publisher: Hay House

ISBN: 9781401953096

Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Page: 384

View: 9964

Joe Dispenza draws on research conducted at his advanced workshops since 2012 to explore how common people are doing the uncommon to transform their lives. Readers will learn that we are, quite literally, beings of light; how we can tune in to frequencies beyond our material experience to receive a more orderly stream of consciousness and energy; and how, if we do this enough, we can develop a more efficient, coherent, healthy body, mind and spirit

Mind to Matter

The Astonishing Science of How Your Brain Creates Material Reality

Author: Dawson Church

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 140195524X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

View: 9522

The idea that “thoughts become things” has become a meme in popular culture. It’s held as a firm proposition in metaphysics, and some spiritual teachers ascribe infinite powers to the mind. But are these claims scientifically accurate? What does the scientific evidence tell us about the scope of the human mind to transform thoughts into reality? New research and new discoveries in epigenetics, neuroscience, electromagnetism, psychology, cymatics (the study of wave phenomena), public health, and quantum physics are demonstrating that thoughts can indeed be profoundly creative. In Mind to Matter, award-winning author Dawson Church examines the scientific facts and reviews the studies that show, step by step, exactly how our minds create material form. As each piece of the puzzle falls into place, the science turns out to be even more astonishing than the metaphysics. Throughout the book, Church shares illuminating case histories —up-close, authentic personal accounts of people who had an experience of turning mind into matter. Drawn from the worlds of medicine, sports, business, healing, art, and scientific discovery, these stories run the gamut from profound to inspiring to heart-wrenching. Meticulously researched evidence is presented in highly relatable form, using engaging, understandable, nontechnical analogies. Photos and illustrations enrich the text. As we discover how the universe operates synchronistically, we come to understand that while we have individual local minds, we also participate in universal nonlocal mind. Mind to Matter shows us that as we take charge of our individual power to create, we have the potential, as a species, to catalyze a transformation of our whole world.

Evolve Your Brain

The Science of Changing Your Mind

Author: Joe Dispenza

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 0757397794

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 528

View: 1398

Take Your First Step Toward True Evolution Ever wonder why you repeat the same negative thoughts in your head? Why you keep coming back for more from hurtful family members, friends, or significant others? Why you keep falling into the same detrimental habits or limiting attitudes—even when you know that they are going to make you feel bad? Dr. Joe Dispenza has spent decades studying the human mind—how it works, how it stores information, and why it perpetuates the same behavioral patterns over and over. In the acclaimed film What the Bleep Do We Know!? he began to explain how the brain evolves—by learning new skills, developing the ability to concentrate in the midst of chaos, and even healing the body and the psyche. Evolve Your Brain presents this information in depth, while helping you take control of your mind, explaining how thoughts can create chemical reactions that keep you addicted to patterns and feelings—including ones that make you unhappy. And when you know how these bad habits are created, it's possible to not only break these patterns, but also reprogram and evolve your brain, so that new, positive, and beneficial habits can take over. This is something you can start to do right now. You and only you have the power to change your mind and evolve your brain for a better life—for good.

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

Author: Joe Dispenza

Publisher: James K. Hodge

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible. Not only will you be given the necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, you will be taught the step-by-step tools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in any area of your life. Dr. Joe demystifies ancient understandings and bridges the gap between science and spirituality. Through his powerful workshops and lectures, thousands of people in 25 different countries have used these principles to change from the inside out. Once you break the habit of being yourself and truly change your mind...

Human by Design

From Evolution by Chance to Transformation by Choice

Author: Gregg Braden

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401949339

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 4578

Human by Design invites you on a journey beyond Darwin’s theory of evolution, beginning with the fact that we exist as we do, even more empowered, and more connected with ourselves and the world, than scientists have believed possible. In one of the great ironies of the modern world, the science that was expected to solve life’s mysteries has done just the opposite. New discoveries have led to more unanswered questions, created deeper mysteries, and brought us to the brink of forbidden territory when it comes to explaining our origin and existence. These discoveries reveal the following facts: • Fact 1. Our origin —Modern humans appeared suddenly on earth approximately 200,000 years ago, with the advanced brain, nervous system, and capabilities that set them apart from all other known forms of life already developed, rather than having developed slowly and gradually over a long periods of time. • Fact 2. Missing physical evidence —The relationships shown on the conventional tree of human evolution are speculative connections only. While they are believed to exist, a 150-year search has failed to produce the physical evidence that confirms the relationships shown on the evolutionary family tree. • Fact 3. New DNA evidence —The comparison of DNA between ancient Neanderthals, previously thought to be our ancestors, and early humans tells us that we did not descend from the Neanderthals. • Fact 4. A rare DNA fusion —Advanced genome analysis reveals that the DNA that sets us apart from other primates, including in our advanced brain and nervous system, is the result of an ancient and precise fusion of genes occurring in a way that suggests something beyond evolution made our humanness possible. • Fact 5. Our extraordinary abilities —We are born with the capacity to self-heal, to self-regulate longevity, to activate an enhanced immune response, and to experience deep intuition, sympathy, empathy, and, ultimately, compassion —and to do each of these on demand. In this book, New York Times best-selling author and 2017 Templeton Award nominee Gregg Braden crosses the traditional boundaries of science and spirituality to answer the timeless question at the core of our existence —Who are we? —and to reveal science-based techniques that awaken our uniquely human experiences of deep intuition, precognition, advanced states of self-healing, and much more! Beyond any reasonable doubt, Human by Design reveals that we’re not what we’ve been told, and much more than we’ve ever imagined.

Luminous Life

How the Science of Light Unlocks the Art of Living

Author: Jacob Israel Liberman

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608685187

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

View: 1891

Let Light Guide Your Life The most important things in life are our health and happiness. Yet most of us are neither healthy nor happy. We have been led to believe that if we think ahead and make the right choices, we can manifest our dreams. Yet despite our best efforts, we still have more disease and discontent than ever before. Is it possible that our essential ideas about life are flawed? We are all aware of the impact of sunlight on a plant’s growth and development. But few of us realize that a plant actually “sees” where light is emanating from and positions itself to be in optimal alignment with it. This phenomenon, however, is not just occurring in the plant kingdom — humans are also fundamentally directed by light. In Luminous Life, Dr. Jacob Israel Liberman integrates scientific research, clinical practice, and direct experience to demonstrate how the luminous intelligence we call light effortlessly guides us toward health, contentment, and a life filled with purpose.

The Power of Eight

Harnessing the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life, and the World

Author: Lynne McTaggart

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501115561

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 8896

Discover how to tap into your extraordinary human capacity for connection and healing using astonishing new findings about the miraculous power of group intention in this new book by the author of the international bestsellers The Intention Experiment and The Field. In The Power of Eight, Lynne McTaggart—whose “work has had an unprecedented impact on the way everyday people think of themselves in the world” (Gregg Braden, author of The Divine Matrix)—reveals her remarkable findings from ten years of experimenting with small and large groups about how the power of group intention can heal our lives and change the world for the better. When individuals in a group focus their intention together on a single target, a powerful collective dynamic emerges that can heal longstanding conditions, mend fractured relationships, lower violence, and even rekindle life purpose. But the greatest untold truth of all is that group intention has a mirror effect, not only affecting the recipient but also reflecting back on the senders. Drawing on hundreds of case studies, the latest brain research, and dozens of McTaggart’s own university studies, The Power of Eight provides solid evidence showing that there is such a thing as a collective consciousness. Now you can learn to use it and unleash the power you hold inside of you to heal your own life, with help from this riveting, highly accessible book.

Playing the Matrix

A Program for Living Deliberately and Creating Consciously

Author: Mike Dooley

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401950612

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

View: 9553

Playing the Matrix is Mike Dooley’s advanced course on living deliberately and creating consciously. The concepts he shares were born of material he’s delivered to live audiences the world over, culminating in his most impactful, most transformational program ever. Now, for the first time in 17 years of touring, these ideas are to be shared in book form. At the heart of the Matrix lies a simple yet highly unexpected concept for creating major life change that’s unlike anything shared by other teachers, past and present. It clearly reveals why “manifesting” sometimes works with incredible ease, why it sometimes doesn’t work at all, and why, on occasion, it works, and yet in hindsight we wish it hadn’t. Readers will not only learn about the “Bermuda Triangle of Manifesting” that too often leads to heartbreak and loss, they’ll learn how to navigate around it, under full sail, with their own new “a-ha” moments that will teach them: • How to achieve clarity in purpose and desire and thereby avoid contradictions and self-sabotage • How to fuel their dreams with passion while not attaching to unimportant details and outcomes • How to plan and take action on their dreams without “messing with the cursed how’s”! And so much more…

How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body

10th-Anniversary Edition

Author: David R. Hamilton, PHD

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1788173112

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

View: 1300

There is no longer any doubt that the way we think affects our bodies: countless scientific studies have shown this to be true. For former pharmaceutical scientist Dr David Hamilton, the testing of new drugs highlighted how profoundly the mind and body are connected. Time and time again, the control group of patients in drug trials improved at similar rates to those who actually received the medicines. Astounded, Dr Hamilton decided to change the direction of his work to explore the relationship between the mind and the body. This bestselling acclaimed book was first published 10 years ago. In it, Dr Hamilton explores the effect of visualization, belief and positive thinking on the body, and shows how using our imagination and mental processes can stimulate our own defences and healing systems to combat disease, pain and illness. In this new edition, Dr Hamilton has added four new chapters to discuss the latest cutting-edge information and extraordinary new techniques. These include using imagery to stimulate the immune system - a method that can benefit cancer patients undergoing conventional treatment - effectively using the mind to speed up rehabilitation from stroke, and powerful visualization strategies to help facilitate recovery from injury and illness.

The Secret Nature of Matter

Author: Richard Gordon

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1623171482

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 220

View: 361

Gordon maps out new territory in the rarely explored intersection of science and spirituality with 57 experiments that demonstrate how consciousness can influence matter and how an object charged with energy and intent can dramatically affect us physiologically in seconds.

Mind Hacking

How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21 Days

Author: John Hargrave

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501105671

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 6041

Have you ever wished you could reprogram your brain, just as a hacker would a computer? In this 3-step guide to improving your mental habits—using plenty of clear “computer-related terms should resonate with tech-savvy readers, including those resistant to typical self-help fare” (Publishers Weekly)— learn to take charge of your mind and banish negative thoughts, habits, and anxiety—in just twenty-one days! A seasoned author, comedian, and entrepreneur, Sir John Hargrave once suffered from unhealthy addictions, anxiety, and poor mental health. After cracking the code to unlocking his mind’s full and balanced potential, his entire life changed for the better. In Mind Hacking, Hargrave reveals the formula that allowed him to overcome negativity and eliminate mental problems at their core. Through a 21-day, 3-step training program, this book lays out a simple yet comprehensive approach to help you rewire your brain and achieve healthier thought patterns for a better quality of life. It hinges on the repetitive steps of analyzing, imagining, and reprogramming to help break down barriers preventing you from reaching your highest potential. By treating your brain as a computer and mastering Hargrave’s mind hacking formula, you, too, can create a positive, permanent shift in your thinking, leading to personal and professional triumphs in all areas of life.

Summary & Analysis of Becoming Supernatural

How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon | A Guide to the Book by Dr. Joe Dispenza

Author: ZIP Reads

Publisher: ZIP Reads

ISBN: N.A

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 7264

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: http://amzn.to/2GPC1OO In Becoming Supernatural: How Common People are Doing the Uncommon, Dr. Joe Dispenza presents theories and science to educate the reader on ways they can change their thoughts, emotions, and energy to improve both their mental and physical health. Don't miss out on this ZIP Reads summary to understand how you, too, can transcend your daily problems and become supernatural. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? A synopsis of the original bookKey takeaways to distill the most important pointsAnalysis of each takeawayIn-depth Editorial ReviewShort bio of the original authorAbout the Original Book: Dr. Joe Dispenza’s book Becoming Supernatural: How Common People are Doing the Uncommon is a blend of both scienctific and metaphysical research describing and supporting his theories on meditation, removing stress, finding positivity, and creating dramatic changes in your own life. Dispenza informs the reader on the links between mindset and physical health, as well as how to improve both through his unique style of meditation. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Unconventional Medicine. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way.

How God Changes Your Brain

Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist

Author: Andrew Newberg, M.D.,Mark Robert Waldman

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345512796

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

View: 3334

God is great—for your mental, physical, and spiritual health. Based on new evidence culled from brain-scan studies, a wide-reaching survey of people’s religious and spiritual experiences, and the authors’ analyses of adult drawings of God, neuroscientist Andrew Newberg and therapist Mark Robert Waldman offer the following breakthrough discoveries: • Not only do prayer and spiritual practice reduce stress, but just twelve minutes of meditation per day may slow down the aging process. • Contemplating a loving God rather than a punitive God reduces anxiety and depression and increases feelings of security, compassion, and love. • Fundamentalism, in and of itself, can be personally beneficial, but the prejudice generated by extreme beliefs can permanently damage your brain. • Intense prayer and meditation permanently change numerous structures and functions in the brain, altering your values and the way you perceive reality. Both a revelatory work of modern science and a practical guide for readers to enhance their physical and emotional health, How God Changes Your Brain is a first-of-a-kind book about faith that is as credible as it is inspiring.

Whatever Arises, Love That

A Love Revolution That Begins with You

Author: Matt Kahn

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 1622035569

Category: Self-Help

Page: 232

View: 2472

There are four simple words that point the way toward liberation and fulfillment: whatever arises, love that. This is the life-changing teaching that Matt Kahn has been sharing with millions of YouTube viewers around the world. Whatever Arises, Love That offers a collection of powerful teachings by this highly regarded teacher, providing you with a series of deeply healing insights and practices to ignite the spark of your highest potential. Topics include: • Discovering the first step in finding inner peace • Reclaiming the passion, joy, and inspiration of your true innocent nature • Exploring the essential role of surrender throughout the spiritual journey • Unraveling the patterns of ego with compassion and ease • Mastering the vital skill of conscious communication to uplift every relationship and encounter • Reuniting the mind and heart as a doorway into greater spiritual evolution As Matt often says, “The deepest invitation in any moment is to heal the root of human suffering and celebrate the Spirit in all by opening your heart to its absolute potential. In a universe of endless questions, love is the only answer.” Whatever Arises, Love That is the blueprint for a new spiritual paradigm, and your companion in exploring spiritual evolution in the most heart-centered way.

Flowerevolution

Author: Katie Hess

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 140194826X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 416

View: 7557

Flowerevolution is part traditional guidebook, part “choose-your-own-adventure”. From a stunning array of flower photographs, readers can choose the flowers they’re most attracted to, and based on those choices discover an interactive system that reveals their state of mind. The book provides specific questions for reflection and action steps to catalyze transformation in their lives. Using flowers as teachers, they can rediscover how to find new insights about themselves and their world. In many ways, with the current advancements in technology, we’ve lost our connection to nature, and in turn, our connection to ourselves. This disconnection leads to stress, fatigue, and imbalance. In Flowerevolution, we will explore the vast and beautiful world of flowers and learn how flower elixirs can be used to help us bring nature back into our everyday modern lifestyles. Packed with information, stories, reflections, and rituals, this interactive book is designed to open up readers to a fresh new world of magic and possibility. Flowerevolution reveals the secret healing powers of flowers, including ancient and modern methods for harnessing their unique qualities, like flower rituals, flower baths, and special applications for flower elixirs. “Flowers only live for a week. This book will live in your heart forever —and that’s our gift to you.”

I Heart Me

The Science of Self-Love

Author: David Hamilton

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1781802203

Category: Self-Help

Page: 264

View: 397

How much love do you have for yourself? Not the narcissistic 'Aren't I wonderful' kind of love, but the essential regard for self that empowers you and helps you navigate through life. The type of love that enables you to feel safe and secure in who you are and inspires you to make choices that are good for your authentic self. When scientist David Hamilton realized that his own lack of self-love was sabotaging him in hundreds of subtle ways and more than a handful of major ways, he devised an experiment using himself as the guinea pig. For more than a year David studied the latest research into brain chemistry, neuroscience, and psychotherapeutic and personal development techniques. He realized that self-love was as much about biology as psychology - that self-worth is in our genes, but trained out of us. The biological drive to seek connection with others often leads us to try to be 'someone else' to win love and approval. But the brain can be reprogrammed, and David devised 27 powerful exercises that he tested on himself and presents in the book to help you: • Increase your own level of self-worth • Connect powerfully with your authentic self • Attain a greater sense of happiness and general wellbeing • Create stronger and more real connections with others

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms

Author: Vishen Lakhiani

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623367085

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 8208

What if everything we think we know about how the world works--our ideas of love, education, spirituality, work, happiness, and love--are based on Brules (bullsh*t rules) that get passed from generation to generation and are long past their expiration date? This book teaches you to think like some of the greatest non-conformist minds of our era, to question, challenge, hack, and create new rules for YOUR life so you can define success on your own terms. The Code of the Extraordinary Mind is a blueprint of laws to break us free from the shackles of an ordinary life. It makes a case that everything we know about the world is shaped by conditioning and habit. And thus, most people live their lives based on limiting rules and outdated beliefs about pretty much everything--love, work, money, parenting, sex, health, and more--which they inherit and pass on from generation to generation. But what if you could remove these outdated ideas and start anew? What would your life look like if you could forget the rules of the past, and redefine what happiness, purpose, and success mean for you? Not Just a Book, but a Movement Blending computational thinking, integral theory, modern spirituality, evolutionary biology, and humor, personal growth entrepreneur Vishen Lakhiani provides a revolutionary 10-point framework for understanding and enhancing the human self. You will learn about bending reality. You will learn how to apply unique models like consciousness engineering to help you learn and grow at speeds like never before. You will learn to make a dent in the universe and discover your quest. This framework is based on Lakhiani’s personal experiences, the 5 million people he’s reached through Mindvalley, and 200 hours of interviews and questions posed to incredible minds, including Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Peter Diamandis, Ken Wilber, Dean Kamen, Arianna Huffington, Michael Beckwith, and other legendary leaders. In a unique fusion of cutting-edge ideas, personal stories, irreverence, and a brilliant teaching style, Lakhiani reveals the 10 powerful laws that form a step-by-step process that you can apply to life to shed years of struggle and elevate yourself to exceptional new heights. The 10 Laws to an Extraordinary Life This book challenges conventional ideas of relationships, goal-setting, mindfulness, happiness, and meaning. In a unique fusion of cutting-edge ideas, personal stories, and humorous irreverence, and not to mention, humor and napkin diagrams, this framework combines computational thinking with personal growth to provide a powerful framework for re-coding yourself--and replacing old, limiting models that hold you back with new, empowering beliefs and behaviors that set you on the path toward an extraordinary life. A life of more happiness and achievement than you might have dared to dream possible. Once you discover the code, you will question your limits and realize that there are none. Step into a new understanding of the world around you and your place in it, and find yourself operating at a new, extraordinary level in every way...happiness, purpose, fulfilment, and love. This Book Is a Living, Breathing Manifesto That Goes Beyond a Traditional Publication For those who want more, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind connects to a full on immersive experience including ways for you to dive into particular chapters to unlock additional videos or training and connect with each other and the author to learn via peer-to-peer learning networks.

Suggestible You

The Curious Science of Your Brain's Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal

Author: Erik Vance

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426217919

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 5478

This riveting narrative explores the world of placebos, hypnosis, false memories, and neurology to reveal the groundbreaking science of our suggestible minds. Could the secrets to personal health lie within our own brains? Journalist Erik Vance explores the surprising ways our expectations and beliefs influence our bodily responses to pain, disease, and everyday events. Drawing on centuries of research and interviews with leading experts in the field, Vance takes us on a fascinating adventure from Harvard’s research labs to a witch doctor’s office in Catemaco, Mexico, to an alternative medicine school near Beijing (often called “China’s Hogwarts”). Vance’s firsthand dispatches will change the way you think—and feel. Expectations, beliefs, and self-deception can actively change our bodies and minds. Vance builds a case for our “internal pharmacy”—the very real chemical reactions our brains produce when we think we are experiencing pain or healing, actual or perceived. Supporting this idea is centuries of placebo research in a range of forms, from sugar pills to shock waves; studies of alternative medicine techniques heralded and condemned in different parts of the world (think crystals and chakras); and most recently, major advances in brain mapping technology. Thanks to this technology, we're learning how we might leverage our suggestibility (or lack thereof) for personalized medicine, and Vance brings us to the front lines of such study.