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Mind Power: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life Paperback – 21 Oct 2010

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson Life; 1 edition (21 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 027373007X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273730071
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.8 x 21.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 223,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Mind Power by James Borg is currently the best self-help book' Guardian 

'Doesn't bombard the reader with pseudo-scientific new age bull#### . . . aims to be accessible to all and this is one of its main strengths. Light hearted and enthusiastic style make this one of the better self-help books out there.' Booksquawk

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Do you control your mind or does your mind control you?

Our thoughts create our reality. Every day and in every way, the quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life.

Can there be anything more important than our thoughts?

Your mind really can propel you to success or hold you back. Whether you want to remember more or worry less, control your anger or free your ambition, there is a way to change your life for the better by changing the way you think.

In MIND POWER, James Borg will show you how to change the way you think, and act, forever.

Thought provoking in every way, MIND POWER will lead you through the neural pathways of your brain and show you how to take control of your thoughts.  In simple steps, you can learn how to free yourself from the thoughts that limit you, and replace them with a better way of thinking.

Your past, present and future is moulded by your thoughts.  When you change your thinking – you change your life.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Jane Diason on 24 May 2012
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My whole family has been through a hard time over the last three years with nothing but bad luck and death. My mind had been left with anxiety problems constantly expecting the worst in every situation.
After just a few chapters of this book I realized I had the power to reclaim my life and it's been really helpful. I bought a second copy and had it sent to my Mum as she too has been left very 'beaten up' by the family events. I think it'll really help anyone who has problems with anxiety, depression and stress.
It helped me put things back into perspective which is hard to do alone when you're feeling so down. Thanks to this book I'm not worried about panic attacks anymore or feeling down. I know how to take back control. Great book!
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Nicola McConnell on 30 Oct. 2010
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Borg wrote the bestseller 'Persuasion' but my suspicion is that he's a little stretched in writing this kind of book. There's nothing fundamentally wrong with the book. On the other hand, there's nothing to recommend this book particularly. There's nothing NEW or truly insightful about the book. The ideas are a rehash of the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, ideas which have been written about in easy-to-use ways in other books that have been around for longer.

In particular, the author seems to use a lot of words to make his point, when I think that some of the techniques could be explained more succinctly. I don't know if I'm breaking amazon rules by recommending other books, so I won't. But there are other books based on cognitive behavioral therapy (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy For Dummies and Brilliant Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: How to Use CBT to Improve Your Mind and Your Life), which I have found more useful.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By PANACEA on 4 Mar. 2011
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Having read books like "The secret" which are also about positive thinking, I couldn't persuade my adult chilren into believing this could be life changing as I had not been very sucessful at changing my own life for the better up until when I bought "Mind Power" by James Borg at the airport on my way to Tenerife in November 2010 with my now expartner. Things were not good between us and I had been looking at moving out for my own sanity, the holiday was to be a make or break situation. Last April I had applied for social housing for the over 50's, possibly at the time for both of us, but things got worse at home and in November I was in desperation to get away, I rang my council office to be told I was 20th on the list, long time to wait, I thought I might have to look for something in private rental come the new year. On the holiday, I read the book every minute I got, it was very informative of the natural medicine/chemicals the thinking process produced in our bodies and how in turn that changes how we feel, when things make us sad somtimes we have to remove ourselves from that situation or person, the book helped me through the week we were away and helped me cope with the bad situations for thw now. As soon as we got back to Britain, driving home in the snow, 8 hours later than it should have been, I managed to keep cool with the breathing excercises and managed to remain calm. It was 4a.m. when we got to bed so I didnt get up until about 11a.m. I left him there in bed so that I could have a bit of peace. I had rung work to let them know I would be in after lunch. As soon as I came off the phone it rang, the council were offereing me a bungalow!!Read more ›
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jane D on 3 Nov. 2010
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I was given this book as a present (I'm a fan of the author's No 1 book Persuasion)along with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo). The novel had to wait as i wanted to get stuck into this.

i read it over three days and already i feel like a different person. I notice the author was trained in REBT (rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy) which I have some basic knowledge of. It;s from this that the clinical CBT approaches were born. I like the way he's adapted this for the Mind Control approach to self-talk. makes it easier to adopt in everyday life.

I like the way that the text is interlaced with humour depite the subject matter being a serious one (as he did in Persuasion) - I find that very effective'. I would say that the book should be assimilated in brief sections and then when the points have been grasped - move on to the next section. Some parts of the text are more detailed than others, paricularly in the 'Tortured Mind' section, so it would pay to take some time to learn and be aware of these pointers. It was a good reminder and fascinating to learn the intricacies of how our brain's 'pharmacy' is so free in doling out those good and harmful chemicals and hormones.

I found the final Part 3 of the book very uplifting and life-changing. Having explored how our mind works and how our thoughts can sabotage us, this final part shows how we can change our life for the better just by taking control. I like the saying: 'The mind is given to us, we are not given to the mind'. Sums up the mistaken thinking of most people I guess.

I feel different already. I'm changing the way I think and this is certainly changing how I approach life. I notice the author indicates this is the last of his books as it forms the 'trilogy. I hope he writes some other books.
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