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You Are the Placebo

Making Your Mind Matter
Written by: Dr. Joe Dispenza
Narrated by: Adam Boyce
Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
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Is it possible to heal by thought alone - without drugs or surgery? The truth is that it happens more often than you might expect. In You Are the Placebo, Dr. Joe Dispenza shares numerous documented cases of those who reversed cancer, heart disease, depression, crippling arthritis, and even the tremors of Parkinson's disease by believing in a placebo. Similarly, Dr. Joe tells of how others have gotten sick and even died the victims of a hex or voodoo curse - or after being misdiagnosed with a fatal illness. Belief can be so strong that pharmaceutical companies use double- and triple-blind randomized studies to try to exclude the power of the mind over the body when evaluating new drugs.

Dr. Joe does more than simply explore the history and the physiology of the placebo effect. He asks the question: "Is it possible to teach the principles of the placebo, and without relying on any external substance, produce the same internal changes in a person's health and ultimately in his or her life?" Then he shares scientific evidence of amazing healings from his workshops, in which participants learn his model of personal transformation, based on practical applications of the so-called placebo effect. The book ends with a "how-to" meditation for changing beliefs and perceptions that hold us back - the first step in healing.

You Are the Placebo combines the latest research in neuroscience, biology, psychology, hypnosis, behavioral conditioning, and quantum physics to demystify the workings of the placebo effect and show how the seemingly impossible can become possible.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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An absolut must read

What he's saying in this book is kinda the same as they're saying in the Bible and Buddhist teaching.

Must read..

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Very disappointed Dr Joe did not narrate this and that I had to pay extra for the meditation. Sorry but someone who is basing his game on seminars and visibility should realize the importance of attaching his trademark voice to his text. Hugely disappointing and not recommended

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  • Claudia DeHaviland
  • 2017-02-10

missing

it is wonderful. you feel you found the real key to positive thinking.
my only had one problem. I was waiting for the part when we will be guided through the meditation. very disappointed about this.

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  • Sherry B.
  • 2017-02-21

Could Have Been Perfect

You have to buy the meditations separately.

Most of the book provided case studies to back up the author's theories, which were great, very convincing. But when I finally got to the "how"... the author recommends going to his website to buy the MP3 meditations.

I also noticed they're for sale on Audible.

They're also included in the PDF that comes with the Audiobook, but they should have been read by the author as part of the cost of buying the book.

So in hindsight, would have been better to just read a review of the book instead, then spend the money on the actual guided meditations.

Dr. Joe does great work. I applaud his contribution to society, on the whole.

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  • hunnyB
  • 2017-01-13

Great book, but no meditations!

This is a really great book that gives you excellent insight into the why and how of your limiting beliefs. There is a major draw back to getting the audible version which is that you do not get the actual meditations because they are tables or figures in the book that are not actually read to you in the audible version.

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  • Jennifer Kreitzer
  • 2016-12-21

Excellent information to heal yourself!

This CD really blew my mind! Dr. Joe Dispenza is one incredible human being, and he's made his life's work to help others become whole, to be healed on every level. There is a PDF that goes along with the book. It's located in the Audible library next to the audio book.

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  • Isabel
  • 2016-11-09

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I think the information is very valuable and true. Explained nicely. I wish it came with a PDF to be able to look at the slides mentioned.

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  • James
  • 2016-11-14

great book, but missing written docs

my only complaint is Audible should provide the various figures and images and meditations that accompany this book.

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  • A. Giles
  • 2016-12-10

Great info, not so great narrator

I loved this book. It's full of some amazing and inspiring stories and information. My only problem was the narrator. He read this book so slow, pausing so many times in between words that I found it very distracting and boring.I had to listen to the book at 1 and a half times faster. Overall the book is still worth listening to for the info but try not to fall asleep.

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  • Jer
  • 2017-12-31

wow! amazing book. eye opener

if you are not familiar with the placebo effect on people or meditation then this book will be quite the eye-opener for you as it was for me. Leaves you wanting more and gives you a hunger 4 studying deeper into these topics.

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  • Sally
  • 2018-01-12

Graphics

I was disappointed to find there was no way to see the graphics and the appendix in the audio version. Other books I have listened to have provided a link to view graphics. Especially with this one and the meditations in the appendix. You lost a little bit of credibility and wow factor when we entered the info-mercial world at the end.

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  • Denise Rodriguez
  • 2017-12-11

Amazing!!

It took me a while to get through this book but I am so glad I did. I've read a ton of spiritual, self help, mindfulness books and this by far is the creme of the crop. Life changing and a true gift. Recommend to everyone!! Thank you Dr. Dispenza!!

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  • Client d'Amazon
  • 2017-09-25

Intéressant... à lire plus qu'à écouter!

Anecdotes intéressantes. Mais on n'est pas prévenu en achetant l'audio book, que l'on va devoir se dispenser de tous les diagrammes (auxquels il est fait référence pour les explications scientifiques). Quel dommage!
Par ailleurs, les "scripts" des méditations (en appendice) ne sont pas fournis (il faut aller voir sur le site).

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