On this, science, psychology and spirituality now agree: stress is psychological fear; peace is neurological power.
In the aftershocks of the economic crisis, millions of people worry about their financial future. Living in constant stress, worry and turmoil has become a sign of our times.
It does not have to be that way. Major breakthroughs in neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to constantly change, grow and adapt, mean that people can actually “rewire” their brains to eliminate most stress.
Sound difficult? It’s actually quite simple according to Don Joseph Goewey (say Go-eee) an expert in stress, performance and human potential, corporate trainer and author of the new book Mystic Cool. That’s because the greater part of what most people call stress is happening inside them, not to them, he says.
“If you’ve got a problem with stress, like 80 percent of Americans do, it has to do with the way your brain is wired,” Goewey says. “This book is about how you can rewire your brain.”
Mystic Cool combines the latest research in neuroscience and psychology with practical spiritual insights. The book represents more than just “stress reduction.” It is a stress solution that unlocks the brain power needed to excel in ways that make work intrinsically rewarding and family life fulfilling.
“Stress is our brain locked into survival mode, reacting to threats whether they are real or imagined,” Goewey says. “A brain liberated from stress naturally generates the creative intelligence that not only sees the solution inside a problem but creates solutions that work.”
Goewey knows what it is like to live with extreme stress. Twenty years ago he faced what he calls “a perfect storm of stress.” Over 10 days, he lost his job as an executive at Stanford University Medical School, separated from his wife and was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
At the darkest moment, Goewey saw into the fear at the very core of stress and found a way to transcend it entirely and move his life forward again.
Over more than 30 years, he has worked with people facing life threatening illness, parents who have lost children, prisoners serving life sentences and war refugees.
In 2006, he co-founded ProAttitude, a human performance firm dedicated to ending stress in the workplace. Now Mystic Cool offers a practical guide on how to reduce stress, unlock creativity and achieve peak performance in all areas of life.
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