The Break-Out Principle

Version: Abridged
Author: Herbert Benson, M.D. , William Proctor
Narrator: Jeffrey DeMunn
Genres: Self Development
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: April 2003
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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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 succees?

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 began to research why some people are devastated by stress while others thrive, turning it into brilliant achievement. 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 tennis serve or golf putt strengthens your speaking skills, makes you a better negotiator, and fosters inner peace and belief.

Dr. Benson and co-author 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." The Breakout Principle reveals how to maximize your untapped abilities and powers.

Reviews (2)

Only Average

Written by Anonymous from Woodbine, MD on May 6th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This book promises to teach you to trigger a "break-out" in any aspect of life, making this the uber-self-help book. But the steps to achieve a "break-out" are explained in detail early in the book, and the rest of it is spent dwelling on those details in further excruciating detail. He's a big advocate of showering and prayer as break-out "triggers". I usually dislike abridged books, but I wish this one was. The first two disks are where the meat is; the rest is just parsley on the plate.

Break-Out principle

Written by Anonymous from Bethel Park, PA on June 9th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 2/5

There are a total of 4 CDs with this and you only need to listen to the first two CD's to get the concept because he repeats himself so much. I did not like it that much and really would not recommend.

Author Details

Author Details

Proctor, William

William Proctor, J.D., has written or cowritten more than eighty books, including Pain Free for Life, The Breakout Principle, and The G-Index Diet.

Benson, Herbert

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