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 is the executive director of the Center for Spiritual Exchange, the official archive for the works of Anthony De Mello. Prior to that, Don managed the department of psychiatry at Stanford University Medical School and directed the Center for Attitudinal Healing (CAH), where he helped pioneer a psycho-spiritual approach to overcoming catastrophic life events. At CAH, Don worked with people faced with some of the most stressful situations on earth, including people facing terminal illness, parents struggling with the loss of a child, prisoners serving life sentences, and refugees of the genocidal war in Bosnia struggling with extreme post- traumatic stress. For its breakthrough approach, CAH was awarded the Excellence in Medicine citation by the American Medical Association.
Don also spent six years directing a think tank that integrated breakthroughs in neuroscience into a psychospiritual model for rewiring the brain to extinguish stress reactions and amplify the higher brain function that enables a human being to flourish. The model has been successfully applied in the high-pressure work environments of Fortune 100 companies. For more information on The End of Stress, please visit TheEndOfStressBook.com.
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