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Mystic Cool

Neuroplasticity, Thought, and the Power of Attitude

Photography by Narbe Vagharshakian

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. 

"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

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