Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility [Ellen J. Langer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. If we could turn back the. As Harvard social psychologist Ellen Langer discovered in her now famous “ Counterclockwise” study, the key is the human mind. In the ‘s, Langer and her. For more than thirty years, award-winning social psychologist Ellen Langer has studied this provocative question, and now, in Counterclockwise, she presents.

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It is an odd presentation and belief for someone so accomplished in her field. An absolutely amazing book that langger new perspectives on aging, mindset, perception, and our personal influence over our life experiences.

Langer suggests to understanding and attempting greater control over our own health. Would we be more likely to notice the times we are disease- or symptom free? Please counterclockwkse room in my criticism for the fact that I am a ‘traditional’ scientist who likes to see studies clearly, and unambiguosly answer a hypothesis.

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life July 14, Oct 28, Laura Engle rated it liked it.

It’s, I think, mostly energy begetting, not consuming. I especially loved her ability to reframe everything we think about aging and illness in such a simple and practical way.

Most of the info was counterclovkwise things I believed or elen pondered in the past. But I can’t help but wonder why the social psychologists don’t seem to be in conversation with the critical theorists, cultural studies folks, or feminists. Her logic is demonstrated whe she states that if she found one monkey that said one word, she would take that as a sign that all monkeys could speak under the right conditions.

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Quotes from Counter Clockwise Aug 01, Gita rated it it was counterclockwwise. It is the way we feel when we are fully engaged. We might not actually be able to turn the clock back – but maybe we can encourage it to run a bit slower I give Langer credit for looking at the labels we use to describe illness and concluding that most of them have bias and too many are vague.

Jun 10, Jennifer Byers rated it liked it. I have been practicing TM for the past 45 years.

Counter Clockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility by Ellen J. Langer

Among other honors, she is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and three Distinguished Scientist Awards, the World Congress Award, the NYU Alumni Achievement Award, and the Staats award for Unifying Psychology, and has authored eleven books and over research articles on the illusion of control, perceived control, successful counterclockwjse, decision-making, to name a few of the topics.

Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. Second, by seeing that sometimes it’s better, sometimes it’s worse leads you to ask the question — well, why? Let’s open or minds to wonderful possibilities and enjoy more rewarding lives. I listened to this as an audiobook. I heard about this book when the author did a recent interview on NPR.

Feb 23, Steve Li rated it did not like it.

Her premise that you counterclockqise ‘turn back the clock’ and fight off the ravages of aging by practicing mindfulness. I heard the author on the Talk IQ On Being program hosted by Krista Tippet–an excellent show btw–and was impressed enough to buy the book.

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For instance, how many people in the study; the actual changes in these characteristics; if the improvements were permanent; if it was really the environment or would any well organized, fun retreat eg a cruise yield the same result eg there was no control group?

You have inspired me to lighten up, looosen up, and now smarten up.

Ellen Langer: Counterclockwise

Perhaps I would have better luck for information on the study in a medical journal. Want to Read saving…. I think if more people lived mindfully with their health they would be happier and healthier and live longer more fulfilled lives. A group of resear My friend Brad gave me this book as a gift. Dec 12, Leslie rated it it was ok.

I just lqnger aware of Dr. If you are, oh, let’s say, on a vacation, you’re looking for new things. Enjoyed it, appreciated the new insight And you may well come up with a solution.

There are more possibilities Perspective increases the possibilities, but also helps you evaluate the choices available.

Apparently, this may be due to alnger different ways our brains interpret an imminent barrier as opposed to an imminent opportunity.

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Your purchase helps support NPR programming. At times I found myself not being mindful of the words on the page. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.