Counterclockwise : A Proven Way to Think Yourself Younger and Healthier

Description

If we could turn back the clock psychologically, could we also turn it back physically? For more than thirty years, award-winning psychologist Ellen Langer has studied this provocative question, and now, in Counterclockwise, she presents a conclusive answer: opening our minds to what's possible, instead of clinging to notions about what's not, can lead to better health - at any age. Drawing on landmark work in the field and her own body of colourful and highly original experiments, Langer 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. With only subtle shifts in our thinking, our language, and in our expectations, she tells us, we can begin to change the ingrained behaviour that sap health, optimism, and vitality from our lives. Immensely readable and riveting, Counterclockwise offers a transformative and bold new paradigm: the psychology of possibility. A hopeful and groundbreaking book by an author who has changed how people all over the world think and feel. Counterclockwise is sure to become a standard source on new-century science and healing.

Details

Author(s)
Ellen J. Langer
Format
Paperback | 224 pages
Dimensions
136 x 216 x 18mm | 270g
Publication date
01 May 2009
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Imprint
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
None
ISBN10
0340994746
ISBN13
9780340994740
Bestsellers rank
255,734