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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 (including color brain scans) 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.

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Spellbound when he describes about the atom, quant

Just so inspiring and the ways he could take our thoughts to the next level..

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the life guide

guys one if the best book you will have in your life.it has just shown me the all the possibility of life

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Highly motivational reading.

Really it changed my life a lot. it changed my way of thinking, way of behaving. It is a must read for life loving persons.

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Life transformation guaranteed!

Read this book to know the power of meditation and the power of our consciousness. This is a must read/listen book.

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Superb contents, nicely narrated.

Loved this audible book. Very informative, and life changing contents. Explained in simple words as to how to implement in day to day life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-08-20

Terrible Choice for Audio

Recommend reading print version for all the referenced figures. 90% of the book is about the "why" and examples, and the last 10% is about the "how", but just references "figures" for meditation guides which are of no use when listening to the book.

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  • Brian Sachetta
  • 29-06-20

Very good, though very similar to his past works

I think I’d start by saying that if you’re new to Dispenza’s work, you’ll more than likely enjoy this one. It’s chock-full of wisdom, insights, and studies explaining how so much of what happens in our lives is a result of our thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs. As the title explains, we are the placebo; we can use our minds to transform our lives.

However, if you’ve read any of his previous works, such as “Evolve Your Brain” or “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself,” then you’ll likely find that there’s not all that much new content here. If you’re a die-hard fan of Dispenza’s, then this will be nothing to worry about, but if you’re just a “regular” fan, you might find this one to be frustratingly “too much of the same old thing.”

As a stand-alone book, this is a very good title in its own right. However, I just have to knock a star off for the lack of originality when compared to its predecessors. There’s all the normal Dispenza-style content here, so whether you end up enjoying this one will likely depend on if you think that’s a good or bad thing. I’d recommend, but only if you haven’t already read “Evolve Your Brain” and “Breaking the Habit.”

-Brian Sachetta
Author of “Get Out of Your Head”

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  • JB
  • 24-09-20

it is a sales pitch for the meditations

I kept waiting to get to the meditation part only to find out that it's something else you need to buy or read to yourself on a pdf.

This book had good stories and it was trying to explain his point of view. But it was overly long to just convince me to do meditation. I always try to ask myself at the end of the book will I read this again? The answer is most likely no. I am gonna try buying his meditations and I will update this if I can.

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  • L Cox
  • 19-08-20

Best read, not listened to

This is an excellent and informative book. There are graphs and figures which do not translate well to audio, as well as some important meditations in the end, which do not come across in the audio version.

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  • Tara Daves
  • 17-09-20

A little woo-woo for my taste

The placebo effect exists and it's real. I have no doubt that some things happen without a physical cause, and I believe that the substance we call "life" is more than atoms and molecules bumping into one another. Yet in this book are a few scientifically-disproved theories being dispensed as fact, and many of the anecdotes sound pretty sketchy. Having said that, as one who has difficulty meditating - heck, I even have difficulty sleeping - because my thinking brain and its stress 100% runs the show, I do look forward to giving the 3-week suggested meditation practice a try. I've wasted more time doing less valuable things.

Possibly my most important take-away is the need for persistence and patience. I love the example of the stallion turning toward the mares and being repeatedly, gently yet firmly, redirected ahead.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-08-20

You Should Read This

I believe more people are going to understand life much more clearly after investing time and thought into this rare read. “Know Thyself.”

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  • Alex Morse
  • 10-06-20

Starts strong, devolves in to BS

Some good ideas, meditation, self inducing placebo state. These things are possible and potentially good.

But most of the book is junk science and the author trying to sell you on his programs.

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  • Abe Fan
  • 04-05-21

A wonderful read!

Dr Joe Dispenza informs us in his books, as have others before him informed us, of the correct way of living. I will most definitely follow his guidelines and when I’ve completely mastered the lifestyle I’ll attend one of his weeklong events. 🌺

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  • Domenick Lazzara
  • 30-04-21

Spare yourself the bore

Loved becoming supernatural, was looking to expand knowledge in this area and tried this. Nothing alike. Same boring narrative told over and over through different stories. Got it the first hour, didn’t need an additional 8. Spare yourself the bore.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-04-21

Hope

This book will assist me in make a difference and take charge in my life.

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  • Fifi
  • 11-08-20

A life changing read.

This book cannot be read without it altering your perception of reality.. Even more powerful are the meditations,. After a week od doing them I improved my eyesight significantly, so I no longer need glasses to read my phone text.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-06-20

Great book with great narration

Another great book by Dr. Joe Dispenza. It's easy to be discouraged at the beginning of the book by the abundance of information that the writer provides, but when you take your time and find a suitable pace, the book will open so many windows in your head that, at one point, you will start to laugh because you know that they were there all the time... but somebody needed to hand you a wet cloth to wipe the dirt off:)

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  • Michg
  • 18-09-20

Michele Giles

An amazing must read for the beginning of your internal journey to health , happiness and balance .. after this read the work begins

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  • Sam
  • 08-01-21

Brilliant!

Great read, narration good. Love Dr. Joe's work. Purchase the book, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-09-20

A must read or listen.

Another brilliant book by J.D. He really helps to explain how the human mind and emotions work to help improve our wellbeing and achieve our goals.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-04-21

Outstanding

Facinating.. The idea we can heal ourselves by the power of thought is just mind blowing.

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  • Norfolkboy7
  • 16-04-21

Real game changer ,

I really enjoyed this book , I did get a bit lost in some sections , particularly in some of the scientific explanations, but this is no away with fairies book , it has good research to back it up and with practice I think you can change your own perceptions and improve your health and quality of life , but the work needs to be put in .

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  • D. P. Ingram
  • 01-04-21

50 minutes in, and full of self promotion

50 minutes in, and full of self promotion. 50 minutes in, and starting to get really bored of this book, waiting for something useful to be revealed. The entire preface is a rambling self-promotion about the authors other books and courses. The so-called introduction, so far spent 15 minutes just telling me all about what he’s going to tell me, and I’m wondering whether he’s ever going to get to telling me anything of value. I’ll give it another 15 minutes, then I’m done and on to something more practical

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  • jessica hayward
  • 05-03-21

Life changing!,

Sometimes rather technical, but for the most part the most incredible and inspiring book I've ever read. I had no idea that we each had so much potential inside us, so much possibility for change and healing both physically and mentally. Change starts today!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-02-21

brilliant

definitely will listen again and again, amazing. learned so much! thank you Dr. Joe Dispenza.

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  • Callum
  • 26-03-21

dr of misinformation. pseudoscience

plays ignorance of complex scientific terms.. misuses them to appear legitimate rigorous. dangerous. misinformation.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-01-21

Great Read

Wonderful book. Explained lots of things I have previously read about, such as why visualising works for many as a strategy

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  • 20-11-20

good value

really liked hearing the incredible stories of human potential. read for anyone all ages, easily understandable

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-11-20

Informative and Insightful

I enjoyed listening to the audiobook and the narrator did well. There is a lot of inspiring information which leads to learn more. I've meditated for years and had a certain perspective that it's a tool with beneficial results. Dr Joe's meditations are the engine of changing one's life. I totally relate to our quality of life being a reflection of our internal world.
Unfortunately most of my listening time is while I'm driving, making it impossible to look at the figures in the PDF he refers to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-11-20

tooblessedtobestressed

I enjoyed this informative educational intuitive book. I highly recommend this to all walks of life.