You possess the most remarkable system in all of biology, the human brain. You have the power to direct it with the most complex set of processes in the universe, the mind. When you use this creative power consciously, you not only actualize the power to excel in whatever you do, you can direct your experience in ways that make life fulfilling and meaningful.
As wonderful as this might sound, for many the journey may be anything but. Every major survey shows that the majority of us are plagued by stress and anxiety, which is toxic to the brain. The new science is clear: transcend stress, regain higher brain function, and the mind lights up with creative intelligence. Mystic Cool shows us how to calmly turn our backs on stress and walk in the direction of the brilliant life we were born to live.
Don Joseph Goewey managed the department of psychiatry at Stanford Medical School, ran a regional emergency medical services system, and for twelve years headed an internationally recognized institute that pioneered an approach to catastrophic life events. He has worked with some of the most stressful situations on earth—with people facing terminal illness, parents struggling with the loss of a child, prisoners adjusting to a life sentence, and refugees of the genocidal war in Bosnia struggling with extreme post-traumatic stress. He spent six years directing a think tank aimed at integrating breakthroughs in neuroscience and psychology. From this work, he innovated a model for changing brain structure to extinguish stress reactions and amplify the higher brain function that enables a human being to flourish. The success of the model in helping people end stress in high-pressure workplaces like Cisco Systems and Wells Fargo has been unprecedented.
Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words (April 14, 2009)
"Mysticism for the scientist; science for the mystic -- Don Goewey puts it all together to unlock our potential for peace." -- Larry Stupski, chair of the Stupski Foundation and former president of the Charles Schwab Corporation
"In Mystic Cool, neuroscience, psychology, and spirituality find a common home, offering a place to come in from a hectic life. Mystic Cool presents an intriguing approach to transforming a disconnected way of living with stress into a richer, more integrated way of being." -- Daniel J. Siegel, MD, author of Mindsight, The Mindful Brain and director of the Mindsight Institute
"This book is going to go off the charts. I love the neuroscience and the way Don Goewey has put it together in laymen's terms. Mystic Cool shows us how to live the attitude that builds a powerful brain, so we can succeed at what really matters to us. It is absolutely excellent." John Assaraf, author of The Complete Vision Board Kit and The Answer, featured teacher in The Secret, and CEO of OneCoach