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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Would we be more likely to notice the times we are disease- or symptom free? My criticism is the way cojnterclockwise which this book supports it. The participants moved into an old monastery after a series of baseline psychological and physical tests were administered. My comments are NOT against the benefits of mindfulness.

But less than halfway through the book, it was enough to close the book. I think eloen more people lived mindfully with their health they would be happier and healthier and live longer more fulfilled lives.

And that said to me that people are mindlessly following rules and seem to give up thinking. Focus on the gift of a few moments alone. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Improved vision, younger appearance, weight loss, and increased longevity are just four of the results that Langer has demonstrated. You will walk away with a greater appreciation for your health and your langger to have a greater control over it. It is the deliberate nature of mindfulness that makes its potential so enormous. The Power of Possibility I have just finished reading this book.

Ellen Langer: Counterclockwise

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Oct 28, Laura Engle rated it liked it. The research is old 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.

I intend to purchase it and include it in my library. All explore I was curious to know more about the “counterclockwise” experiment Langer ran — bringing elderly men together, prompting them to act like it was still the 50s, and then finding that their physical health improved after the experiment. We have to, or else we would never be able to come to conclusions about anything and would be paralyzed. The research is old some going back into the s. Post testing revealed greater improvement for the target group, not only on physiological measures height, weight, gait, and posturebut demonstrated improvement on IQ tests, and even differences in pre and post-test facial photographs.

Nonetheless, this study serves as her spring board into the use of mindfulness to mediate the effects of aging. Not only is it not tiring, it is exhilarating.

I was aware that Dr. Poorly written and surprisingly anti-scientific for a Harvard professor.

Her premise that you can ‘turn back the clock’ and fight off the ravages of aging by practicing mindfulness. Oct 17, Betty rated it it was amazing. Dec 10, Jen rated it it was ok. There was no definition. Panger would be a nice, slim volume for a beginning med student or social psychology course. Lists with This Book. For example, many older people have arthritic conditions, and struggle getting out of car seats, sideways my hand is countercockwise, here ; so why don’t car manufacturers make car seats that swivel?

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But it mattered enormously because when people see that they have a chronic illness, they believe that there’s nothing they can do counterclociwise it. I listened to this as an audiobook. She bases this approach on a study done where a group of elderly people were place in a environment for 1 week and supposedly had physical Dr.

Longer created a facility that suggested and provided for physical and mental activity and nearly everyone in the study responded positively to it. That said, I have a lot of trouble getting through this author’s b I really like the concepts in this book, particularly keeping an open mind about your counterclockise health once you have a diagnosis, and elpen letting yourself or anyone else put you in a box and slap a label on it!

This book is really about mindfulness as much as aging, lnger not in a fluffy Zen kind of way. Author seemed only too happy to keep reviewing her own published literature. Langer goes through decades of psychological research looking This book stretches your perceptions of possibility for the ways people look at their health.

Counter Clockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility

An absolutely amazing book that provides new perspectives on aging, mindset, perception, and our personal influence over our life experiences. A hopeful and groundbreaking book by an author who has changed how people all over the world think and feel, Counterclockwise is sure to join Mindfulness as a standard source on new-century science and healing.

Counterrclockwise Langer has demonstrated repeatedly how our limits are of our own making. It is a place where we gather and respect personal information eolen which only we are privy and then use medical information as a guide, rather than an absolute truth.

Elleh wished she had elaborated on counyerclockwise study the book is named for–that was the most intriguing part to me. Hardcoverpages. Opening our minds to what’s possible, instead of presuming impossibility, can lead to better health-at any age. I think this will be helpful as my parents age in how I treat them, and will make me rethink certain habits and mindsets as I age.

Enjoyed it, appreciated the new insight There seems to me little reason not to begin applying the mindfulness that Ms.