How To Change Your Mind

Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141985143
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Could psychedelic drugs change our worldview? One of America's most admired writers takes us on a mind-altering journey to the frontiers of human consciousness When LSD was first discovered in the 1940s, it seemed to researchers, scientists and doctors as if the world might be on the cusp of psychological revolution. It promised to shed light on the deep mysteries of consciousness, as well as offer relief to addicts and the mentally ill. But in the 1960s, with the vicious backlash against the counter-culture, all further research was banned. In recent years, however, work has quietly begun again on the amazing potential of LSD, psilocybin and DMT. Could these drugs in fact improve the lives of many people? Diving deep into this extraordinary world and putting himself forwardas a guinea-pig, Michael Pollan has written a remarkable history of psychedelics and a compelling portrait of the new generation of scientists fascinatedby the implications of these drugs. How to Change Your Mind is a report from what could very well be the future of human consciousness. 'His approach is steeped in honesty and self-awareness. His cause is just, his thinking is clear, and his writing is compelling' - Washington Post 'An easy-going humane generosity ... mischievous self-regard ... as if Henry David Thoreau had had an encounter with Woody Allen and never been quite the same since' - Simon Schama

How To Change Your Mind

Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Random House Large Print
ISBN: 9780525631941
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A brilliant and brave investigation by Michael Pollan, author of five New York Times best sellers, into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into the experience of various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the Sixties, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research. A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism. By turns dazzling and edifying, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. The true subject of Pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs, but the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both struggle and beauty, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.

How To Actually Change Your Mind

Author: Eliezer Yudkowsky
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ISBN: 9781939311177
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Change Your Mind To Change Your Life

Author: Warren Lake
Publisher: Warren Lake
ISBN:
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How can we change our life for the better? As a scientist and spiritual philosopher, Warren Lake brings together fundamental spiritual, scientific and intuitive philosophies, designed to assist his readers to live a compassionate and fulfilling life. Warren offers ways of thinking that can help us access our own inner strength, and overcome any fears that may limit our potential, simply by altering our thought processes.

Change Your Mind

Author: Rod Judkins
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 174273992X
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Everyone wants to be more creative. Being creative makes life more fun and interesting. But many believe the common misconception that creativity is something you are born with and others can only envy. In 'Change Your Mind', Rod Judkins reveals that 'creative' people are no more creative than the rest of us. Rather, their gift is that they believe they are creative. 'Change Your Mind' will unlock the creative genius you always knew you were.

Change Your Mind Change Your Weight

Author: Raeleen Mautner
Publisher: Ronin Publishing
ISBN: 9781579511173
File Size: 15,34 MB
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Rather than promoting any particular diet or exercise regime, this bookocuses on the missing link to lasting weight loss - the powerful role of theind. The most critical key to losing weight and keeping it off lies in theay we think. One's ability to switch to a positive state of mind in the facef setback is crucial. Dr. Mautner presents real-life examples, exercises,elf-quizzes, and mini homework lessons to help the reader change fromegative to positive.

Change Your Mind Change Your Health

Author: Anne Marie Ludovici MS
Publisher: New Page Books
ISBN: 9781601633446
File Size: 45,91 MB
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True wellness is about more than just health--it's about living a fulfilling, well-rounded life. It's about becoming and being our best selves. Yet from health to jobs to finances, it's no secret that people today face a number of seemingly insurmountable barriers to achieving a secure, self-affirming sense of personal well-being. They've tried fad-this and celebrity-that because they want to change, but nothing really works or lasts. Without knowing how to achieve meaningful and sustainable personal change, many of us lack the independence and empowerment to make it happen. Filled with personal, engaging stories, Change Your Mind, Change Your Health reveals proven techniques used by behavioral experts, researchers, health coaches, and psychology professionals to inspire and empower people to embrace the enriching power of change. Change isn't an outcome, it's a process--a journey of personal independence, self-discovery, and transformation leading to a new, healthier you. Change Your Mind, Change Your Health leads you step-by-step down the path to conquer your challenges and harness and channel your inner power to transform your life for good. Just as the caterpillar becomes a butterfly, the power of change can unlock your hidden beauty and potential to soar.

Mind Hacking

Author: John Hargrave
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501105655
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Presents a twenty-one-day, three-step training program to achieve healthier thought patterns for a better quality of life by using the repetitive steps of analyzing, imagining, and reprogramming to help break down the barriers, including negative thought loops and mental roadblocks.

Change Your Mind And Your Life Will Follow

Author: Karen Casey
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781609250089
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Thirty years ago best-selling author Karen Casey (Each Day a New Beginning) wandered into a support group and learned there was only one thing she could change--herself! She found a group of people who had adopted this concept--and she joined them. The result? Change so profound Casey has dedicated much of her life to teaching others about it. Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow offers a dozen simple principles to live by. Each principle makes up a chapter. Each chapter includes meditation-style essays to help readers access peaceful, life-changing responses to just about any situation. It really is as simple as changing our minds. This little book will show you how.

The Plastic Mind

Author: Sharon Begley
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472103564
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For decades, the conventional wisdom of neuroscience held that the hardware of the brain is fixed - that we are stuck with what we were born with. But recent pioneering experiments in neuroplasticity reveal that the brain is capable not only of altering its structure but also of generating new neurons, even into old age. The brain can adapt, heal, renew itself after trauma and compensate for disability. In this groundbreaking book, highly respected science writer Sharon Begley documents how this fundamental paradigm shift is transforming both our understanding of the human mind and our approach to deep-seated emotional, cognitive and behavioural problems. These breakthroughs show that it is possible to reset our happiness meter, regain the use of limbs disabled by stroke, train the mind to break cycles of depression and OCD and reverse age-related changes in the brain.