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Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  4,063 ratings  ·  406 reviews
You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, bio ...more
Hardcover, 329 pages
Published February 15th 2012 by Hay House
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Aug 05, 2014 rated it did not like it
I enjoyed the first book, and I wish I would have stopped there. In this book he finally reveals he is a quack. Don't get me wrong, some of the information is still fascinating and even useful, but it also comes with a fundamental misunderstanding of what 'quantum' means.

By throwing around 'quantum' and other buzzwords, he essentially covers up the fact that what he's really trying to convince you is that you can just wish for whatever you want, and as long as you wish it hard enough, it will h
Aug 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
The pseudoscience in this book is appalling. Attempting to use concepts of Quantum Physics to rationalize a method to alter reality (if you focus hard enough) and then supplying little in terms of quantifiable scientific data to back up that rationale shows how bereft of understanding this "doctor" truly is. Unsubstantiated claims of "expertise" in a number of sciences should be the primary red flag. This trash is simply cluttering the shelves and taking the place of more substantial and helpful ...more
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book will blow your mind. It's full of scientific explanation on WHY and HOW the things I believed "work." Anyone that reads this book will feel empowered and excited about what they can create for their lives. I had huge realizations and light-bulb-turning-on moments repeatedly. I only would read a chapter at a time, would have to close the book, and just contemplate the magnitude of what I just read. This isn't a book that you just sit down to read cover-to-cover in one shot. There is so ...more
Apr 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Michael by: Ginger
Shelves: 2013, self-help, favorites
I read a book many years ago. I forget the name, but it was about a man with low self-esteem and anxiety who meditated with the intent to access his subconscious mind and change his life, which he did. He called it Life+. I never tried it.

Fast forward. Mix quantum physics applications, with accessing your sub-conscious mind and change yourself and your world. Change your mind completely from what you are and don't want to be, to your ideal self. It's not about perfectionism. It's about being who
Pia Bergqvist
Oct 05, 2013 rated it did not like it
Some useful ideas about learning meditation. Unfortunately this books falls in a category of books that I always dislike - using random scientific discoveries and theories to justify for example meditation. There is plenty of neuroscientific research supporting the benefits of meditation. Using quantum physics to talk about energies changing the universe is not only annoying, it also makes me think the author is doubting his own ideas and is desperate to prove that he is right.
George Jankovic
May 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book!!! If someone told you that you could heal yourself simply by using your mind--even cancer--would you believe or would you laugh? While I've always been a big believer in the power of human mind to do both bad (destroy our body via stress, for instance) and good (to at least reverse that), I would've been suspicious to say the least. But a very close friend of mine recommended this book and bought it for me because stress had been ravaging my body and i've been getting all k ...more
Sean Xie
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It can be a life-turning book if the reader is ready. I'm 70% in have already felt tremendous impact on how I preceive life in general. It is a solid upgrade from the popular book/documentary The Secret.
Virginia Gill
Feb 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I found this book utterly fascinating. So much so that I will be shopping for a physical copy of the book since I was given an electronic version to review. This is one I will be referring back to again and again. The look at quantum theory, modern neuroscience and how we can truly change our own minds was riveting. While that might sound like a tough read the author did an excellent job of keeping the topics accessible and easy to understand, readers should not be intimidated. Grab a copy and t ...more
Cindy Rollins
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Whenever Audible offers a self-help book with good reviews, I am always tempted, mostly to my regret. This book turned out to be about meditation and even had some great ideas about how to do what the Bible calls 'renewing your mind.' Most of those strategies can be gleaned from the book without resorting to speaking of a 'quantum creator.'

It is true that in order to change we have to be able to imagine ourselves as something different. We do have choices and we do not have
to live our lives as
Margaret Lozano
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
It's difficult to rate this book. Two thirds is excellent psychology and CBT techniques. The remaining third is utter nonsense/pseudoscience. I wish the author would just avoid going out of his depth, especially with issues pertaining (but not limited) to: evolution, genetics, epigenetics, and quantum physics. It could have been a great book if he'd stuck to his wheelhouse (psychology) and avoided tangents on science that are completely unfounded and absurd. I won't really get into it, but he ba ...more
Selma Šljuka
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Apsolutno odlicna. Knjiga koja moze zaista da promijeni licnost
Quitando la metafísica del principio y la última parte con la guía para meditar, el libro me ha parecido interesante por el tema que trata: el cambio como forma de mejorar tu vida
Anabela Mestre
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Um livro que nos ensina muito da mente e do corpo, e da relação entre estes. Sem sem ser um livro de auto-ajuda dá-nos dicas para uma relação harmoniosa ente os diversos elementos que nos constituiem como pessoa.
O que eu gostei deste livrio foi o rigor científico, pelo menos, pelo que se sabe até a aos dias de hoje. Se tinha preconceitos em relação aos livros de auto ajuda, esqueça, eu também tinha e perdi-os com este livro.
Tim Larison
Mar 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: quantum-physics
Can the average person understand and apply the principles of quantum physics to create a new reality in his or her life? A reality much more creative and fulfilling than the survival patterns most of us are operating out of?

Yes! contends Joe Dispenza in his fascinating new book “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself”. Don’t let the words “quantum physics” scare you away. Early in his book Dispenza gives the best explanation I have read to date of what quantum principles are all about. More impor
Dec 02, 2016 rated it did not like it
For three years this has been taking up space on my shelf. Today was the day to decide what to do with it.

"Dr" Joe Dispenza (the quotations are there because Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra, Abraham Vergese, Atul Gawande, and Jerome Groopman--all mds-- don't seem to need to ram their titles down your throat) is on a quest for legitimacy in a field that parallels science. I have no problem with the alternative world--actually, it's my world. But I am a little turned off by the Manifestation Mob, part
Alex Devero
This book is both, a very good and very bad. It is good because it contains some useful and scientifically valid information about human brain. For example, it explores topics such as neurogenesis, neuroplasticity and different brain waves. Next, it also provides information about meditation and its benefits along with a very simple step-by-step plan on how to start with it and how to use to shape one's personality and habits. Finally, The book offers useful information and tips on how to change ...more
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you're done with the way you always seem to act & react in the same way and you see how it is not actually making your life any better, if you're looking for that one big nudge that will inspire and motivate you to make the change, read this book. It will no doubt blow your mind. Dr. Joe Dispenza makes the bridge between science and spirituality by explaining how you can apply concepts of quantum physics to your own life so you can dream bigger and finally make things happen, beyond what ...more
Vicky Dill
Feb 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A synergy of quantum physics and spirituality, this book bears several readings. Read well along with Eben Alexander's Proof of Heaven. Dispenza ends with practical help to meditate effectively. I'm starting!
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is so interesiting because explain a lot of things that we consider averege and explein in a way we are able to help our jorney in this world.
Michael Dubakov
Dec 13, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Удивительная книга. Авантюрная смесь квантовой механики, биологии, неврологии, медитации, религии и шизофрении.

Основная идея состоит в том, что материя суть энергия. Мозг тоже генерирует энергию. Следовательно, мы можем через сознание и эмоции управлять матрицей бытия, достигая своих целей. Почему-то одного сознания или одних эмоций недостаточно, нужно именно их сочетание для генерирования когерентных волн (что, по мнению автора, усиливает влияние на мироздание).

Все это доказывается через предел
Apr 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Only on chap 2 and am blown away. Finally quantum physics and manifestation explained in a way that resonates and shows me HOW to step into being the quantum creator that we all have access to. I just want to tell everyone about this book!
Razan Jambi
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
this is my new favorite book!!
Amanda at Nerdification Reviews
Joe Dispenza really can explain these topics in easy to follow and interesting ways. If there is anything in your life that you have ever wanted to change, read this book.
Denis Vasilev
Apr 19, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Забавный псевдонаучный бред. Приправлен примерами случайный совпадений, как доказательствами действенности пропагандируемых методов.
Mar 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Fantastic book. Coming to this with a background in yoga and buddhism, this book really helped me make sense of the way the brain works, meditation and how to really make change. Highly recommend.
Liliia Gordiienko
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Книга про позитивне мислення, квантову теорію у дії та медитацію як спосіб досягти безлімітного щастя.

Найбільший її плюс у майстерності автора пояснювати складні речі простими словами і близькими кожному читачу життєвими ситуаціями. Що я маю на увазі? Факти та теорії з квантової фізики, нейробіології та психології Диспенза розкладає і пов'язує між собою так, наче грається у дитячі кубики з літерами. Тож читання стає не лише насиченим, але й захоплюючим.

"Керуй своєю підсвідомістю" схожа на свого
Soukyan Blackwood
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Author, with all the love and respect to your person, tells you outright – if you want to be someone else – stop being yourself. For instance, if you are, like me, a bit on the lazy side, and wish you could enjoy working more, so that you’d not feel too lazy before you even started it – start being that person. How, you ask, you’re still lazy? Well, that’s the damn thing. By associating things, we create shortcuts for them in our brain, to hell with the termino
Kylie Abecca
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is brilliantly written and easy to follow and understand, with handy exercises throughout.
There is a lot of information in one book though and as I listened to it on audio, I felt that I wasn’t properly allowing my brain the time to let all the information sink in, so I will be definitely listening to this one again (and again).
The narration performance was very clear, precise and exceptionally performed, though due to the heavy content of the book, I honestly think I would have prefe
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book is all about using meditation to break bad habits and create good ones. I got some interesting ideas from the book, but some stuff I will leave. For example, he advises you build up to an hour of meditation every day, I imagine that would be impossible for very busy people and/or people with kids. Personally I just can't sit that long without fidgeting and having my legs hurt.

The kicker is that he tells you to go to his website for the guided meditations, but they cost more money on to
Julia Papworth
This book is incredible. Dr.D brings together thinking in a scientific yet practical way to help you change the habits of being yourself. Brilliant reference book, clever man. I attended his level 1&2 training, which was well worth it.
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Dr Joe Dispenza is an international lecturer, researcher, corporate consultant, author, and educator who has been invited to speak in more than 33 countries on six continents. As a lecturer and educator, he is driven by the conviction that each of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities. In his easy-to-understand, encouraging, and compassionate style, he has educated thousands o ...more
“Can you accept the notion that once you change your internal state, you don’t need the external world to provide you with a reason to feel joy, gratitude, appreciation, or any other elevated emotion?” 33 likes
“A memory without the emotional charge is called wisdom.” 27 likes
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