Mystic Cool: A proven approach to transcend stress, achieve optimal brain function, and maximize your creative intelligence.

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 14, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 240 pages
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You possess the most remarkable system in all of biology, the human brain. You have the power to direct it with the most complex set of processes in the universe, the mind. When you use this creative power consciously, you not only actualize the power to excel in whatever you do, you can direct your experience in ways that make life fulfilling and meaningful.

As wonderful as this might sound, for many the journey may be anything but. Every major survey shows that the majority of us are plagued by stress and anxiety, which is toxic to the brain. The new science is clear: transcend stress, regain higher brain function, and the mind lights up with creative intelligence. Mystic Cool shows us how to calmly turn our backs on stress and walk in the direction of the brilliant life we were born to live.
 

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SIX REVIEWS FROM AMAZON.COM
(1) MYSTIC COOL: A PROVEN APPROACH TO TRANSCEND STRESS, ACHIEVE OPTIMAL BRAIN FUNCTION, AND MAXIMIZE YOUR CREATIVE INTELLIGENCE provides a powerful survey charting
stress, anxiety, and how it affects brain functioning. MYSTIC COOL shows us how to reject stress and reprogram the brain for positive thinking and approaches and is a 'must' for any general lending library.
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(2) The Clear Button, June 3, 2009 By Nicholas Steele "Nick" (USA) - See all my reviews
I know lots of companies looking to squeeze more work out fewer people these days. For them, I highly recommend having their teams read Mystic Cool. It balances out the technical and hard skills that are currently being taught in organization with a skill set that allows individuals to face the apprehension of change and the demand for high performance. This book teaches people not just how to survive the the challenges we all face, but how to flourish in the face of adversity.
Don Goewey does a great job translating scientific findings into an easy-to-use program that works, no matter who you are or what you do. All the tools and techniques he teaches in this book are great, and the "Clear Button" was a real family saver for me. Whether its the end of the day or the end of the week, in a matter of seconds I can now take all my business concerns and endless chatter I have in my head and turn it off. When Dad is home, dad is home. Now, not only can I enjoy my time away from the office but the time I have at home so much more.
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(3) A Book Especially Written For These Times, July 8, 2009 By Dale Biron (Mill Valley, CA USA) - Who among us could not do with a tad less stress in our lives? "Mystic Cool" by Don Goewey is chocked full of practical ways to transcend the kind of stress that makes us far less capable at work and far less happy in our personal lives. This book is the real deal. Read it and put human nature AND your brain back on your side. Dale Biron
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(4) This book is a lifechanger!, June 25, 2009 By Josephine Roberts (Mammouth, California) - This book is a life changer! Everyone says that and I have tried so many of them, BUT, Don Joseph Goewey proves that by doing a few simple things I could shift out of my unhappiness. He calls it fear, I call it being in a bad mood and being unhappy. So, my partner and I have been doing the "tool's" he teaches in this book and it has been AMAZING!! It does take some effort to do the exercises but my outlook on life is so much better. I have been facing some difficult financial problems and just felt angry. I don't feel that way now. I have a ways to go but with the tools and exercises I have learned through Mystic Cool, my life is just fine and I'm happy to be living it! Thank you Don Joseph Goewey!
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(5) This book can save your life, June 23, 2009
By Karen S. Storsteen (Castle Rock, CO USA) - Love exudes itself through the pages of this book and heals the reader! By the end of Mystic Cool, I felt a greater sense of calm and clarity. It helped me to continue to let go of the past, forgive, and experience the power of my own presence. Mystic Cool has a very high vibration and therefore, will attract readers. It is profound, absolutely beautiful, and so very compassionate.
Karen Storsteen, M.S., Performance By Design, LLC, Psychotherapist, Organizational Development and Management Consultant, Intuitive
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(6) Unplug & take time to read this book & drink it in, June 8, 2009 By Victor Rocine (NYC USA) - Don Goewey weaves science, mysticism and human performance development as he shows us how to integrate heart, soul, spirit, mind - and manifest peace, joy and creativity in our lives on a consistent basis. Unplug your TV, computer, cell phone and take time to read
 

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction by Valerie Land Henderson
Ordinary Genius
Dragon The Primitive Brain
Apollo The Neocortex
The Mystical Brain
The Storm
The Eye of the Storm
Quietly Engaged
Calm and Clear Inside
Connected
The Whole that
Never Never Never Give
Notes
Index
Copyright

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Don Joseph Goewey managed the department of psychiatry at Stanford Medical School, ran a regional emergency medical services system, and for twelve years headed an internationally recognized institute that pioneered an approach to catastrophic life events. He has worked with some of the most stressful situations on earth—with people facing terminal illness, parents struggling with the loss of a child, prisoners adjusting to a life sentence, and refugees of the genocidal war in Bosnia struggling with extreme post-traumatic stress. He spent six years directing a think tank aimed at integrating breakthroughs in neuroscience and psychology. From this work, he innovated a model for changing brain structure to extinguish stress reactions and amplify the higher brain function that enables a human being to flourish. The success of the model in helping people end stress in high-pressure workplaces like Cisco Systems and Wells Fargo has been unprecedented. 

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