Counter Clockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ellen J. Langer
Narrator: Sandra Burr
Genres: Non-Fiction, Self Development, Aging & Longevity, Psychology
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Published In: May 2009
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 14 minutes
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If we could turn back the clock psychologically, could we also turn it back physically? For more than thirty years, award-winning social psychologist Ellen Langer has studied this provocative question, and now, in Counterclockwise, she presents a conclusive answer: Opening our minds to whatAAA1/2s possible, instead of presuming impossibility, can lead to better healthAAA1/2at any age.
Drawing on landmark work in the field and her own body of highly original experimentsAAA1/2including her AAA1/2counterclockwiseAAA1/2 study, in which elderly men lived for a week as though it was 1959 and showed dramatic improvements in their hearing, memory, dexterity, appetite, and general well-beingAAA1/2Langer shows that the magic of rejuvenation and ongoing good health lies in being aware of the ways we mindlessly react to social and cultural cues. Examining the intricate but often defeatist ways we define our physical health, Langer challenges the idea that the limits we assume and impose on ourselves are real. With only subtle shifts in our thinking, in our language, and in our expectations, she tells us, we can begin to change the ingrained behaviors that sap health, optimism, and vitality from our lives. Improved vision, weight loss, and increased longevity are just three of the results that Langer has demonstrated.
Provocative and riveting, Counterclockwise offers a transformative and bold new paradigm: the psychology of possibility. A hopeful and groundbreaking work by an author who has changed how people all over the world think and feel, Counterclockwise is sure to join Mindfulness as a standard source on new-century science and healing.

Reviews (1)

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Written by Anonymous on October 20th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Instead of being broken into 10-15 sections, each disc is broken down into upwards of 99 sections, causing a break in the reading about every 30 seconds. The content of the book is excellent, but this is a terrible listening experience.

Author Details

Author Details

Langer, Ellen J.

Ellen J. Langer Ph.D. is a professor of psychology at Harvard University and the author of eleven books, including the international bestseller, Mindfulness. Among other honors, Langer is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.