Quite possibly the best book book that I've read about how my brain works. Highly recommended. Joe Dispenza. Health Communications, Inc.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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? 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.
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. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Evolve Your Brain , please sign up. I bought this book for my 45 yr. Oh woe is me! Im wondering if I should have bought him the other books as well?
I have cured myself on several occasions.. See 1 question about Evolve Your Brain…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 19, Sanda rated it it was amazing Shelves: brain-stimulants , personal-favorites , reading-challenge. If you have any interest in neuroscience and neuroplasticity this is a book for you.
Especially if you are curious about the subject but are not sure where to start. Dispenza breaks down the whole system and its processes in an engaging but simultaneously extremely educational way.
Even if you are not a science geek you'll be able to follow his explanations. This book is followed by Breaking The Habit of Bei If you have any interest in neuroscience and neuroplasticity this is a book for you.
What is the connection between our mind and our body? Do we really use only a small percentage of our brain's capacity?
Where and what is our consciousness? Why are some people able to "believe themselves" out of terminal diagnosis? And why does willpower as we think of it has very little to do with any of it? These are some of the questions addressed in the book. It will stimulate and challenge your brain, it will change the way you think about your "thinking" and it will give you the basic understanding of how we learn and form habits in order to later help you try to break some of those habits.
A wonderful read. View all 6 comments. Aug 02, Rick rated it really liked it. Very thought provoking pun intended :- My oversimplified summary is: 1. Most of us spend much of our lives on "autopilot" and are essentially addicted to being ourselves to include our emotions, attitudes and most everything that we are. We build ourselves from childhood in the same way that we learn to ride a bicycle, for example. It is difficult at first and requires our utmost attention but we eventually wire our brain so that no conscious thought is necessary other than to decide to ride Very thought provoking pun intended :- My oversimplified summary is: 1.
It is difficult at first and requires our utmost attention but we eventually wire our brain so that no conscious thought is necessary other than to decide to ride the bike.
Dr Joe's point is that we do that almost entirely to the degree that for most of us almost everything we are becomes like that, that we have no conscious control over our own emotions and attitudes and other aspects of being. However, we can, with conscious effort change ourselves.
We can do that by focusing our conscious attention on who and what we want to be or change and then, through mental rehearsal and consequent experience and repetition rewire our brain to BE what we WANT instead of what we let ourselves unconsciously become.
Clear as mud? I certainly am going to give it an effort. Reminds me very much of the kind of things that Carlos Castenada said through another form. He did kind of lose me in the epilogue. Seemed to be reaching a bit too far but then I haven't really studied it or reread it so perhaps that is not a fair assessment. Just my initial thought after my first read. Feb 14, Brittany rated it it was ok.
I know it seems like this has had a positive impact on people's lives, which is awesome, but for people that are already aware of the brain and neuroplasticity, this will be a bit dull and repetitive. Most of the book discusses brain structures, what they do and how they work, and things we know that influence the brain's functioning. It felt a bit like intro to biology all over again.
There is also a heavy focus on meditation. We know the positive effects of it, but sometimes the author's ideas I know it seems like this has had a positive impact on people's lives, which is awesome, but for people that are already aware of the brain and neuroplasticity, this will be a bit dull and repetitive. We know the positive effects of it, but sometimes the author's ideas were a little extreme for me.
I'm all for the idea that if you have cancer meditate as much as want and visualize yourself with no cancer, but to suggest as a doctor to do that in lieu of any Medical treatment is a bit negligent to me. This book seems more targeted to people that don't know a ton about biology or psychology, that get overwhelmed with obstacles, and need help trying to think about how their brain is functioning and how they aren't just helpless bystanders--they have the power to evolve as the title denotes.
View 2 comments. Feb 16, Stephanie McCown rated it really liked it. I read this book as I was going through radiation therapy for carcinoid tumors, and it gave me a dose of courage and hope that everything was going to turn out okay after all.
In a nutshell, his book describes his own experiences with severe, life-altering injuries and pa I read this book as I was going through radiation therapy for carcinoid tumors, and it gave me a dose of courage and hope that everything was going to turn out okay after all. In a nutshell, his book describes his own experiences with severe, life-altering injuries and pain, and how he learned to train his brain to function around the injuries, allowing him to eventually overcome the injuries and regain full function of his body, much to the surprise of everyone who knew the extent of the injuries and the assumption that Dr.
Dispenza would be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. I recommend this book for anyone who is curious about the brain's function and its plasticity, which is wonderfully played out in Dispenza's story of his personal experiences and that of others. Jan 15, Roslinda rated it it was amazing. This book is life changing. If you're open to it though I hate to call it a self help book because it really isn't. It's more than that because it goes deeper and is more "scientific based" but you don't get lost in it.
A must read if you want to get unstuck. Jan 31, Robin Tobin On the back porch reading rated it really liked it Shelves: nonfiction , popsugar This is NOT a "comfy sit down with a cup of tea and lazily read" book. But oh my, I learned so much about the workings of the mind, brain and body The audio book is a great way to approach this book. PopSugar -subject I know nothing about.
Dec 31, Tejash Darwade rated it really liked it. I personally think that this is book for some who is constantly try to change things about there behaviour and habits but unable to do so. Some time you want to change your habits but later are helpless to do so. And again fall back to same old bad habit In order to change your habits first you need to understand how they are form at first place and then try to change it This book book exactly that.
Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind
By evolving our brain and mind, we exert a greater influence on the objective world. Author, Joe Dispenza, explores training the brain and getting the mind to work better so we become more mindful participants in observing reality. Buddhist monks, through the use of the frontal lobe, produce a more coordinated mind by practicing inner focus. We know that learning knowledge alone will wire the brain to see things in new and unusual ways. We also now understand that experience further shapes the brain. Think of the wine connoisseur who, with repeated moments of being present with taste and aroma, perceives what others never know exists. Maybe the same applies on a larger scale to how we perceive our life.
An experience I had 20 years ago inspired me to investigate the power of the brain to alter our life. As I describe in the book, much of my spine was crushed in a bike accident, and four surgeons said my only option to avoid paralysis was a type of surgery that would have left me with a permanent disability and possibly, lifelong pain. I had to make the toughest decision of my life, but I turned down the surgery and turned instead to the innate intelligence that constantly gives life to everyone one of us. Ten weeks later, without surgery, I was back at work, completely healed and pain-free. I give credit in the book to many factors that contributed to my healing. Because of that experience, I promised myself to spend a major portion of my life studying the phenomenon of mind over matter and spontaneous healing, meaning how the body repairs itself or rids itself of disease without traditional medical interventions such as surgery or drugs.