Redesign Your Mind: The Breakthrough Program for Real Cognitive Change (Counseling & Psychology, Control Your Mind)

Redesign Your Mind: The Breakthrough Program for Real Cognitive Change (Counseling & Psychology, Control Your Mind)

Redesign Your Mind: The Breakthrough Program for Real Cognitive Change (Counseling & Psychology, Control Your Mind)

Redesign Your Mind: The Breakthrough Program for Real Cognitive Change (Counseling & Psychology, Control Your Mind)


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Change Not Only What You Think—But How You Think

2021 INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist!
#1 Best Seller in Creativity Self-Help

Experience a complete mental fitness and cognitive change program through simple visualization exercises. Eric Maisel, PhD. guides you through techniques that change not only what you think—but how you think.

Your mind is yours to redesign, redecorate and create! The idea that you are what you think has concerned philosophers from Marcus Aurelius to the Buddha. Today, this age-old message is delivered via cognitive behavioral therapy and CBT techniques. Dr. Maisel moves cognitive change a giant step forward by describing the room that is your mind and how human consciousness is experienced there. Packed with visualization exercises, this accessible guide makes redesigning your mind and changing what you think easy and simple, an upgrade to the CBT method.

Visualization exercises for easy assembly. That room that is your mind is a space that you can decorate, air out, furnish, and turn into a truly congenial place. By practicing these easy-to-understand visualization exercises, you can redesign your mind and change not only what you think but how you think. Each of these techniques addresses major challenges like depression, anxiety, addiction, procrastination, and loneliness and promote cognitive growth, trauma healing, and fundamental change.

Inside, you’ll also find information that could help you:

  • Increase your creativity
  • Reduce your anxiety
  • Rid yourself of chronic depression
  • Recover from addiction
  • Heal from past trauma
  • Achieve emotional wellbeing
  • Live your life purposes

If you enjoyed books like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made SimpleFeeling Better, or The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety, then you’ll love Redesign Your Mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642505115
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 09/01/2021
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Eric Maisel, PhD, is the author of more than fifty books including Why Smart People HurtFearless CreatingMastering Creative Anxiety, and The Van Gogh Blues. Widely regarded as America’s foremost creativity coach, he is a former psychotherapist, active creativity coach, and critical psychology advocate. Dr. Maisel writes the “Rethinking Mental Health” blog for Psychology Today, lectures nationally and internationally, and provides keynotes for organizations like the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry and the American Mental Health Counselors Association.

Dr. Maisel facilitates workshops in locations like Paris, London, New York, Dublin, Prague, and Rome, has provided hundreds of print, radio, and television interviews, and has taught tens of thousands of students through his classes with DailyOM. He can be found at and and can be reached at

Dr. Lee Jampolsky has served on the medical staff and faculty of respected hospitals and graduate schools. A bestselling author, his eight books are published in more than a dozen languages. He has appeared in hundreds of publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The Los Angeles Times, Entrepreneur, and Women’s World.

Table of Contents

Foreword 15

Introduction 19

Part I Redesigning Your Mind 25

Chapter 1 Letting a Breeze In 27

Chapter 2 Adding an Easy Chair 31

Chapter 3 Putting Up New Wallpaper 37

Chapter 4 Installing a Safety Valve 41

Chapter 5 Adding a Calmness Switch 47

Chapter 6 Hanging a Painting of Apricots 51

Chapter 7 Creating a No-Stumble Zone 55

Chapter 8 Sectioning Off a Comparison-Free Zone 59

Chapter 9 Hanging Up Your Straitjacket 63

Chapter 10 Including a Grandeur Corner 67

Chapter 11 Wearing Your Mattering Sweater 71

Chapter 12 Putting in an Exit Door 75

Chapter 13 Unemployed John 79

Chapter 14 Angry Patricia 83

Chapter 15 Dynamic Self-Regulation 87

Part II Redesigning Your Indwelling Style 95

Chapter 16 Less Impulsiveness: Pausing for Second Answers 97

Chapter 17 Less Self-Sabotage: Admonishing Trickster 101

Chapter 18 Less Drama: Disputing Tantrum Mind 105

Chapter 19 Less Catastrophizing: Using Your Non-Magnifying Glass 111

Chapter 20 Less Existential Sadness: Removing Your Heavy Overcoat 115

Chapter 21 Less Boredom: Your Boredom Reminder Cards 119

Chapter 22 Less Repetition: Changing One Word 123

Chapter 23 Less Incompletion: Using Your Completion Checklist 127

Chapter 24 Less Starvation: Engaging in Appetite Artistry 131

Chapter 25 Less Negativity: Walking by the River 135

Chapter 26 Less Resistance: Releasing Ice Cubes 139

Chapter 27 Less Fear: Embracing an Old Friend 143

Chapter 28 Silenced Sally 147

Chapter 29 Enraged Bill 151

Chapter 30 The Look of Unhealthy Indwelling 155

Part III Furniture and Accessories 161

Chapter 31 Your Beauty Drawer 163

Chapter 32 Your Hat Drawer 167

Chapter 33 Your Snow Globe Collection 171

Chapter 34 Your Mug Collection 175

Chapter 35 Your Life-Purpose China 179

Chapter 36 Your Other Shoe Rack 183

Chapter 37 Your Power Bar Drawer 187

Chapter 38 Your Selection Table 191

Chapter 39 Your Awareness Screen 195

Chapter 40 Your Rehearsal Mirror 199

Chapter 41 Your Crystal Ball 203

Chapter 42 Your Hope Chest 207

Chapter 43 Despairing Mary 211

Chapter 44 Incomplete Adam 215

Chapter 45 Our Three Personalities 221

Part IV Practices and Celebrations 227

Chapter 46 The Practice of Speaking: Your Speaker's Corner 229

Chapter 47 The Practice of Devotion: Your Altar 233

Chapter 48 The Practice of Passion: Your Blazing Fire 237

Chapter 49 The Practice of Meaning-Making: Your Meaning Fountain 241

Chapter 50 The Practice of Temperature Reduction: Your Bucket of Ice Water 245

Chapter 51 The Practice of Emotional Release: Your Pointer Finger 249

Chapter 52 The Practice of Resilience: Your Rebound Corner 253

Chapter 53 The Practice of Relationship: Your Appointment Calendar 257

Chapter 54 The Practice of Identity: Your Identity Pledge 261

Chapter 55 The Practice of Focus: Your Corrective Lenses 265

Chapter 56 The Practice of Boldness: Your Seven-Word Corner 269

Chapter 57 Throwing a Mind Party 273

Chapter 58 Shutting the Lights 277

Chapter 59 Calm Elizabeth 281

Chapter 60 A New You 285

About the Author 287

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Eric Maisel is at the cutting edge in the field of creativity and health. I’ve used the practices and exercises described in Redesign Your Mind myself and they really work! Plus, they are fun to read and easy to use. I highly recommend this must-read book.”
—Jed Diamond, PhD, author of The Enlightened Marriage

“Once again, Eric Maisel has translated complex ideas into everyday language. Using the visual metaphor of ‘the room that is your mind,’ he presents practical applications that can restore well-being in times of emotional and existential angst. Perfect for creatives and for everyone whose mind could use an upgrade.”
—Chuck Ruby, PhD, executive director of the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry

“Within the room that is our mind, many people spread anger, guilt, worry, and resentment. Dr. Eric Maisel teaches us how the mind has the ability to enter into self-conversation and dynamic self-regulation to change all that. The results are profound and bring expanded awareness, insight, inspiration, creativity, and focused concentration.”
—Lee Jampolsky, PhD, bestselling author of Healing the Addictive Personality

“With humor and compassion, Maisel describes more than fifty exercises for trading in one’s self-pestering thoughts for healthy indwelling. The book’s engaging and practical tools teach readers to be gentle with themselves and achieve new heights of understanding and creativity. This book is not just inspirational; it brings profound relief.”
—Judith Schlesinger, PhD, author of The Insanity Hoax: Exposing the Myth of the Mad Genius

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