You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter

You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter

by Joe Dispenza


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ISBN-13: 9781401944599
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 09/08/2015
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 24,996
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Joe Dispenza, D.C., author of Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself and Evolve Your Brain, has a passion for teaching others how to use the latest discoveries from neuroscience and quantum physics to reprogram their brains, heal illness, and lead more fulfilled lives. One of the experts featured in the film What the BLEEP Do We Know!?, Dr. Joe teaches workshops and lectures all over the world. He’s also designed a corporate program that brings his model of transformation to businesses. Dr. Joe is a faculty member at the International Quantum University for Integrative Medicine in Honolulu and an invited chair of the research committee at Life University in Atlanta, where he earned his doctor of chiropractic degree. His postgraduate training covered neurology, neuroscience, brain function and chemistry, cellular biology, memory formation, and aging and longevity. He runs an integrated health and chiropractic clinic near Olympia, Washington. Website:

Table of Contents

Foreword Dawson Church xi

Preface: Waking Up xv

Introduction: Making Minds Matter xxix

Part I Information

Chapter 1 Is It Possible? 3

Chapter 2 A Brief History of the Placebo 23

Chapter 3 The Placebo Effect in the Brain 47

Chapter 4 The Placebo Effect in the Body 79

Chapter 5 How Thoughts Change the Brain and the Body 105

Chapter 6 Suggestibility 123

Chapter 7 Attitudes, Beliefs, and Perceptions 157

Chapter 8 The Quantum Mind 181

Chapter 9 Three Stories of Personal Transformation 199

Chapter 10 Information to Transformation: Proof That You Are the Placebo 233

Part II Transformation

Chapter 11 Meditation Preparation 267

Chapter 12 Changing Beliefs and Perceptions Meditation 283

After-word: Becoming Supernatural 299

Appendix: Script of the Changing Beliefs and Perceptions Meditation 305

Endnotes 321

Index, 333

Acknowledgments 343

About the Author 347

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You Are the Placebo is the instruction manual for how to produce miracles in your body, with your health, and in your life. It’s simply magnificent. This may be the only prescription you’ll ever require.”
— Christiane Northrup, M.D., best-selling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom of Menopause

“Your mind is so incredibly important to the success or failure of virtually everything you do, from relationships, school, work, and finances to overall happiness. You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter is a powerful exploration of your most important resource and offers many practical tools to optimize your mind to enhance your overall success. I love Dr. Dispenza’s way of communicating complex ideas in a way all of us can understand and benefit from.”
— Daniel G. Amen, M.D., founder of Amen Clinics and New York Times best-selling author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and Magnificent Mind at Any Age

“From my experience with patients with life-threatening illnesses, I have learned the truth as shared in You Are the Placebo. The body experiences what the mind believes. I have learned how to deceive people into health for their benefit. Doctors can kill or cure with ‘wordswordswords’ when they become ‘swordswordswords.’ We all have the potential for self-induced healing built into us. The key is to know how to achieve your potential. Read and learn.”
— Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of A Book of Miracles and The Art of Healing

“Dr. Joe Dispenza is a master teacher who has the ability to explain science at a very simple level so that everyone understands.”
— don Miguel Ruiz, M.D., author of The Four Agreements

“Dr. Joe Dispenza weaves scientific studies together to come up with a true revolutionary approach to using our minds to heal our bodies. I was spellbound. Bravo!”
— Mona Lisa Schulz, M.D., Ph.D., author of The Intuitive Advisor and All Is Well

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dr. Dispenza, you were right! You Are the Placebo left me feeling lifted, inspired, invincible, and empowered! This is not only a book but a life changing journey. Dr. Dispenza displays incredible insight with this book. It is an intelligent read yet is put forth in language that anyone can relate to. I love his wit and humor. This is cutting edge stuff! This is not just an amazing story but it is filled with scientific FACTS that have been carefully researched and replicated time and time again. I have been using this mind over matter to maintain my weight loss, but with this book, I am learning to apply it to other areas of my life. You can too! Your personal paradigm will be shifted for the good if you read this book! Let this kind of transformation into your world.
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