You Are the Placebo

You Are the Placebo

Making your Mind Matter

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
Combines research from neuroscience, psychology, hypnosis, and other fields to demystify how the placebo effect works, in a work that includes case studies and how-to meditations for shifting beliefs and perceptions.

Hay House
Is it possible to heal by thought alone—without drugs or surgery? The truth is that it happens more often than you might expect. In You Are the Placebo,Dr. Joe Dispenza shares numerous documented cases of those who reversed cancer, heart disease, depression, crippling arthritis, and even the tremors of Parkinson’s disease by believing in a placebo. Similarly, Dr. Joe tells of how others have gotten sick and even died the victims of a hex or voodoo curse—or after being misdiagnosed with a fatal illness. Belief can be so strong that pharmaceutical companies use double- and triple-blind randomized studies to try to exclude the power of the mind over the body when evaluating new drugs.

Dr. Joe does more than simply explore the history and the physiology of the placebo effect. He asks the question: “Is it possible to teach the principles of the placebo, and without relying on any external substance, produce the same internal changes in a person’s health and ultimately in his or her life?” Then he shares scientific evidence (including color brain scans) of amazing healings from his workshops, in which participants learn his model of personal transformation, based on practical applications of the so-called placebo effect. The book ends with a “how-to” meditation for changing beliefs and perceptions that hold us back—the first step in healing.

You Are the Placebo combines the latest research in neuroscience, biology, psychology, hypnosis, behavioral conditioning, and quantum physics to demystify the workings of the placebo effect . . . and show how the seemingly impossible can become possible.


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& Taylor

"Throughout history up until present, many cultures have traditionally experienced the effects of verifiable healings, along with hexes, curses, witchcraft, voodoo, and other mysterious phenomena. These effects-many of which were elicited by unscientificmeans-were brought about by the beliefs and lore of the society. Even today, pharmaceutical companies use double- and triple-blind randomized studies in an attempt to exclude of the power of the mind over the body. In You Are the Placebo, Dr. Joe Dispenza explores the history, the science, and the practical applications of the so-called placebo effect. Citing many amazing individual cases studies, this compelling book will empower you to personally use "the expectation of a particular outcome" to alter your internal states-as well as external reality-solely through the action of your mind. It offers the necessary understandings to change old beliefs and perceptions into new ones. In addition, it teaches a model of personal transformation that correlateswith the placebo effect-without the need for any external influences ("placebos" such as sugar pills, saline injections, and so on). You Are the Placebo combines the latest research in neuroscience, biology, psychology, hypnosis, behavioral conditioning, and quantum physics to demystify the workings of the placebo effect. and show how the seemingly impossible can become possible. "--

Publisher: Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2014
Edition: 1st edition
ISBN: 9781401944599
1401944590
9781401944582
1401944582
Branch Call Number: 158.1 D632y
Characteristics: xxxvii, 348 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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funbun00
Jan 07, 2018

I love the book. Together with the meditation it works.

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yycdaisy
Jul 08, 2017

There are some useful ideas people can take away from this book, but I found it went into too much detail.

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jannylegs
Jul 14, 2016

A thorough look at the concept of "mind over matter." Might be good at some point to try the guided meditations in the back of the book. I understand they are available as audio but the reviews are not positive.

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Forest_fox
Sep 29, 2015

The best book I have ever read. Absolutely beautiful!:)

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