Would it surprise you to learn that to solve a seemingly unsolvable problem, you need to get up and leave the room? A walk in the woods will help you finish your novel? Humming can make you a better tennis player? "Or completely giving up" is the way to succeed?
In "The Breakout Principle, " the bestselling author of "The Relaxation Response" delivers the ultimate self-help principle -- simple instructions to activate a powerful biological trigger that converts conflict and confusion into clarity and extraordinary performance, a state athletes refer to as "the zone."
More than three decades ago, Dr. Herbert Benson of the Harvard Medical School began research into why some people are devastated by stress while others thrive, turning it into brilliant achievement. Now "The Breakout Principle" reports the discovery of an easy-to-access inner switch that increases mental function, enhances creativity and productivity, maximizes athletic performance, and enriches spiritual life. The same internal mechanism that improves a tennis serve or golf putt strengthens your speaking skills, makes you a better negotiator, and fosters inner peace and belief.
Dr. Benson and coauthor William Proctor explain the cutting-edge science behind the phenomenon in accessible language, clearly describe the four distinct phases of the Breakout, and provide simple, step-by-step instructions on how to activate the Breakout "trigger." Compelling case histories and information on how to incorporate Breakouts into daily life are woven throughout the book.
Dr. Benson's previous discoveries have helped millions reduce the harmful effects of stress. "The Breakout Principle" now reveals how to maximize your untapped abilities and powers.
Bernie Siegel, M.D. author of "Love, Medicine & Miracles" and "Prescriptions for Living" Anyone with inspiration and the desire to change will be guided in the right direction by the wisdom, experience, and words of Dr. Herbert Benson.
|Powering the Breakout|
|What Is a Breakout?||p. 3|
|Anatomy of the Trigger||p. 26|
|The "Spirit" of Peak Experience||p. 46|
|Mapping the Creative Mind||p. 69|
|The Ultimate Self-Help Principle||p. 87|
|The Six Peak Experiences|
|The First Peak--Self-Awareness||p. 105|
|The Second Peak--Creativity||p. 125|
|The Third Peak--Productivity||p. 147|
|The Fourth Peak--Athleticism||p. 182|
|The Fifth Peak--Rejuvenation||p. 210|
|The Sixth Peak--Transcendence||p. 233|
|The Power of Intrinsic Belief||p. 257|
|The End ... and the Beginning: Realizing the Promise of the Breakout Principle||p. 283|
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Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 1st March 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.45