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How Your Mind Will Make You Well Paperback – October 14, 2011


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  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466415622
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466415621
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,926,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Roy Masters—who in his 80s continues to broadcast the longest-running counseling show in talk radio history—started his journey toward understanding human nature in the most unlikely of places. Growing up in pre-WWII England, he watched a performer easily put his volunteer subjects under a hypnotic spell and induced each of them to do strange and outlandish things. How, the young Roy wondered, could a smiling, personable stranger cause well-dressed, educated, competent adults to forget their names? Puzzled by the mysterious power the hypnotist had exercised over his subjects, Roy distinctly remembers pondering the question: “Why can’t hypnotism be used to make people act sensibly, rather than foolishly?” Inspired by the idea of harnessing this baffling force for good, he later pursued the art of hypnotism and established a successful hypnotherapy practice. Over years of counseling as well as personal experience, Roy realized that the root of the power of negative suggestion lay in our wrong emotional response, and so he began to search for a way to help people overcome the hypnotic power of stress. After years of searching, he discovered a remarkably effective meditation method, and has been teaching it—with spectacular results—ever since. For over 50 years Roy counsels people primarily through his internationally syndicated daily radio program Advice Line, where callers discuss their most intimate problems and find genuine help and healing. He has served as a daily voice of sanity and conscience to his listeners, with the uncanny ability to zero in quickly on core problems. As the institutional home for his counseling work, Masters’ formed the Foundation of Human Understanding in 1961. Through his daily radio broadcasts, lectures, seminars, his 18 books, countless audio and video programs—and the Internet—he has helped millions worldwide. He has also established a successful prison outreach and an innovative private K-12 school. Beyond all this, and at a time in life when most people would have long since retired, an energetic Roy Masters is delving deeply into yet another long-time interest—physics and cosmology. He has authored “Finding God in Physics” as well as a more technical treatise, “Gravity Driven Universe” and has lectured on “Electricity from Gravity” at the American Physical Society in Denver. Roy Masters and his wife, Ann, have been married since 1952. They have five grown children and 18 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Roy Masters--who in his 80s continues to broadcast the longest-running counseling show in talk radio history-- started his journey toward understanding human nature in the most unlikely of places.

Growing up in pre-WWII England, one day as a teen he walked through a vaudeville show in the south coast town of Brighton, when a stage hypnotist caught his eye. He watched, fascinated, as the performer easily put his volunteer subjects under a hypnotic spell and induced each of them to do strange and outlandish things, like dancing around the stage with a broom, and forgetting their own names.

How, the young Roy wondered, could a smiling, personable stranger cause well-dressed, educated, competent adults to forget their names? Puzzled by the mysterious power the hypnotist had exercised over his subjects, Roy distinctly remembers pondering the question: "Why can't hypnotism be used to make people act sensibly, rather than foolishly?" Inspired by the idea of harnessing this baffling force for good, he later pursued the art of hypnotism and established a successful hypnotherapy practice.

It was during those years of practicing hypnosis therapeutically, however, that Masters made his central and pivotal discovery about the nature of human beings' emotional problems, addictions and complexes.

As clinical psychologist Ron Carlson, Ph.D., would later describe this breakthrough: "Roy Masters' books reveal with penetrating insight that, unbeknownst to most of us, we are tethered to our thoughts in a destructive, hypnotic way which forms the basis of our emotional and mental problems."

In other words, Masters had discovered that people didn't really need hypnosis, because their core problem was that they were already hypnotized--not by a clever stage performer, but by the stresses, pressures and seductions of daily life. After all, it stood to reason that whatever little-understood forces were at play on a hypnotist's stage must also exist in real life as well. Virtually everyone, it turns out, is far too easily influenced by the intimidation, impatience and cruelty of other people, which in turn reprograms them in negative and destructive ways.

Over years of counseling as well as personal experience, Roy realized that the root of the power of negative suggestion lay in our wrong emotional response, and so he began to search for a way to help people overcome the hypnotic power of stress. After years of searching, he discovered a remarkably effective meditation method, and has been teaching it--with spectacular results--ever since.

This "meditation exercise"--a simple observation technique called Be Still & Know, from the Psalm verse, "Be still and know that I am God"--is at the core not only of Masters' unmatched track record in helping people overcome even the most serious mental-emotional problems, but now comprises the centerpiece of a successful program within the U.S. military ("Patriot Outreach") that is helping thousands of U.S. military personnel and their families to overcome the ravages of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Modesta on February 3, 2012
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If you are to read one more book in your lifetime, this is it! If your soul has been searching for a real solution to your problems then this is where the solution begins. This book provides the key to a better life, based on understanding of the Truth. The Truth is within us yet we do not REALIZE IT, or sometimes we see the truth but we cannot live under its guidance. We are trapped doing the things we 'know' are not right and as a result our lives are filled with all sorts of problems. We need to find the way to a place where we can realize the Truth and live by it! This book is a guide to the place in our minds where we can realize the Truth and live by it and henceforth, watch our troubles fall away, find relief from our bondage with what we 'knew' was wrong and experience how our Minds can make us well!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lynn Badler on April 16, 2012
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Your mind can make you well: much of our illnesses are caused by our attitudes. Even doctors will tell you over 90% of illness is stressed caused. This book, if the exercise is faithfully followed, helps the "patient" become more patient, kinder, more objective towards life experiences. This helps calm and destress. Definitely a book
worth buying: with action taken you can bypass all this health insurance chaos by allowing gratitude for life and peacefulness make you well without medicine or intrusive procedures.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By B. Michael on November 20, 2011
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I just started reading this book on KINDLE after 'discovering ' Roy Masters via a youtube link.Must say I am impressed so far at his ability to clarify, and explain principles of human nature that no one else ever has.And that this man has been helping people for 52 years boggles the mind- that he is not on Tv , but then that figures in this world. I am looking forward to the rest of the book, now I wish I had bought the actual book .
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Henry on December 7, 2011
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This book will change your life for the better, don't take my word for it just read it for your self. I promise you will end up purchasing more books for your families and friends. I love this book. How Your Mind Will Make You Well
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