This book uses four seemingly unrelated cases to demonstrate how some people can move from a certain frame of mind to a different one with the use of an awareness of the present moment. Using “now” to focus on what is happening in the present moment is an old concept and a proven technique for change. The author of this book calls attention to an early researcher’s observation, “A man can change his mind only by taking cognizance of a new fact.”
The book goes on to show a great deal of research that supports this statement. It illustrates various research results from Dr. Gordon Gallup and Dr. Albert Ellis, both of whom do pioneering work in this area. The author claims that you can learn a great deal from other people’s experiences and apply these to your own life.
I’m not sure that this book is so much about “changing minds” or more about being able to change the way that others think. If you’ve ever used one of the self-help books written for the public, then you know all too well that sometimes it doesn’t work out so well for you.
As you read the book, it will become clear that the author has been practicing the techniques in this book to change their own thinking. The author’s own life has changed dramatically by using this book as a guide to change their thinking. After completing the book, the author felt that the abilities they had already developed as well as the power they gained from having this book as a guide to change their thinking was an enormous gift from God.
This book is not about “believing” in something because it sounds better than “knowing.” This book focuses on developing positive feelings rather than negative feelings. The author describes negative emotions as arising in response to the high levels of tension that is the hallmark of anxiety.
The author provides examples of how positive feelings are learned. This is the most remarkable aspect of this book.
Some individuals have a problem with certainty. Others have problems with doubt. Many individuals have issues with fear.
I don’t know if this book will help you understand these problems, but it certainly will help you to change them. The book is clearly written and there is little mystery involved. The author clearly explains everything from a layman’s point of view.
As I mentioned earlier, the book is very easy to read. I also agree with the statement made by the author, “If we could teach ourselves to think differently, then we could start getting better results.”
In conclusion, I feel that this book is the perfect addition to any bookshelf devoted to solution focused therapy. The author does a wonderful job of conveying the principles of self-change through the use of a case study. Whether you are a spiritualist or a skeptic, this book is worth reading.
There is no better way to relieve your stress, anxiety, and fears. Although it is not a complete program, it does help you to change your way of thinking. Please consider all this.