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Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself Audiobook

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One

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You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.

Not only will you be given the necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, but you will be taught the step-by-step tools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in any area of your life. Dr. Joe demystifies ancient understandings and bridges the gap between science and spirituality. Through his powerful workshops and lectures, thousands of people in 24 different countries have used these principles to change from the inside out. Once you break the habit of being yourself and truly change your mind, your life will never be the same!

This audiobook comes with bonus downloadable content. Please go to www.drjoedispenza.com/bhby to download this material.

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    "Accompanying PDF linked in the book description"

    There is an accompanying PDF linked in the description of the book. It's available from his website. Noticed lots of people asking for this.

    176 of 187 people found this review helpful
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    FirePreWorkout 12-04-16
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    "A truly life changing book"

    There's few books that come along and grab your heart & completely alter the way you think & consider life. This is one of those books. Your going to want to skip back 30 seconds every 30 seconds. Tons of gems, & this is one I'll keep listening to month after month.

    108 of 116 people found this review helpful
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    Marisela Gutierrez 04-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "One of the Best"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself to be better than the print version?

    This is definitely one of the BEST books I've ever listened to or read. PERIOD. The amount of research that went into this book is impressive. It essentially talks about the law of attraction, but not in a "new-agey/feel good" way, but rather in a scientific/logical manner. It's hard to summarize, but the way he explains it along with all the studies he offers just really makes it all so much more clear. I mean, I've always been someone who has wanted to believe in the idea that our thoughts affect matter (since both are truly energy), but deep down, I always doubted it. I don't doubt it for a second anymore and it's because of the scientific studies presented in this book. If there is ONE book I'd recommend when it comes to changing one's habits in order to cultivate better ones, this is it. I loved it so much, I even bought his guided meditations which are also amazing and offered for a very reasonable price on his site. The only reason I gave a three star for the performance is because the narrator isn't exactly incredibly engaging. I mean he isn't the worst I've heard, but definitely not one of the best. However, with that said, the information in this book is definitely interesting enough to keep one engaged!


    77 of 85 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Most powerful book I've ever read"

    if you complete this book I assure you in some way you will never be the same

    48 of 58 people found this review helpful
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    Yaz 06-19-17
    Yaz 06-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Narration is good. Content is horrible."

    This book is full of crappy pseudoscience. The author, calling himself a 'Dr.' goes full out 'deepakism' - meets-'the secret' and calls it science. I am disappointed by the large number of people who fall for this garbage.

    57 of 71 people found this review helpful
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    Covin 01-05-17
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    "Most impactful book I've ever read / listened to"

    If you want your life to be changed for the positive, this is the book you need.

    I have never submitted a review for anything in my entire life. This book made me come and submit a review, just in case someone was on the fence about getting it.

    105 of 122 people found this review helpful
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    O. Maher 05-05-17
    O. Maher 05-05-17 Member Since 2014
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    "if you love science, you will hate this"
    Any additional comments?

    The very first chapter is loaded with Deepak Chopra / The Secret level nonsense. The blizzard of pseudo-science includes: mistaking energy for thoughts, mistaking energy for consciousness, misrepresenting the meaning of the observer effect, citing tiny, horribly conducted studies with tiny effect sizes as proof of outrageous claims, then proceeding to overstretch what those results would even mean... and when the bag of tricks is empty, simply resorting to saying "It makes sense that... [wildly unjustified conclusion]" when he has a completely unsupported leap to make.

    the crazy thing is, all that babble wasnt even necessary. it was mostly to underscore the importance of thoughts. i already agree. you dont have to lie to me about science. I'm already on board with the premise that my thoughts are incredibly important and can shape my life. but it's because they affect my actions, not because they do quantum magic. (or if they do magic, there is no proof of it)

    i am just starting the book, so i dont know what the authors recommendations are yet, but i plan to try them. of course, the hurricane of scientific misrepresentations and overreaches the book starts with doesnt give me confidence that the authors thinking is going to clear up later, but we'll see.

    i just had to warn people. there should be a sticker on the cover: "WARNING: author tries feebly to use quantum mechanics to justify his half-baked philosophy." I would have been much more comfortable reading a book that didnt try to impress me with garbage science, and just said "try this, it works for me"

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    "If you understand science..move along."

    This is not pseudoscience...it is something far worse. It is something created by an individual who thinks using the word quantum will make his explanations magically appear valid.

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    Connie Lee 01-07-17
    Connie Lee 01-07-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Needs a PDF"
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    I'm not all the way through yet. It's interesting, but annoying when he says to refer to Figure so-and-so and I don't have it. Would it be so hard to make an accompanying PDF file with the figures he says to refer to?

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    Michael 03-10-17
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    "Where are the diagrams and charts Audible??!"

    Dear Audible
    You are WAY too grown up (and profitable) to be NOT providing any and all charts, diagrams, pictures and supplemental material etc. for any such books that come with such mentioned items.
    These are INTEGRAL to many books.
    The lack of such items makes your service less valuable to your listeners, as well as your investors.
    PLEASE GET ON THIS asap please.
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    4/21/17
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    "Amazing book"

    One of the best books I've ever read. Strongly recommended! Everyone should read it if they want to break their old patterns of behaviour that no longer serve them.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Angelina Birch
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    I really enjoyed this book it made me look at life in a way i am nut used to and that was a very positive thing

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    "Snake Oil"

    There are a million and one self-help books on the market so everyone is trying to give their brand a new spin to get readers. This author has decided to rehash the old concept of positive thought with a splash of brain plasticity and 'quantum physics' (note the quotes). It is true, and proven, that positive thought can restructure the brain to a small extent, even in adults, but this isn't enough for Mr Dispenza. Instead, he introduces a woefully flawed take on quantum physics to suggest the mind can influence external events and not just on a quantum scale, but on a macro scale, and a significant one at this. This is the exact definition of magic. His daughter, he informs us, arranged her holiday in just this way.

    Quantum mechanics does not support ANY of Dispenza's assertions (you don't need to be a theoretical physicist to know this) and even if it did, the idea of macro external change through positive thought is utter bunk. Dispenza has simply tried to sciencify that appalling offering of ten years ago 'The Secret' in a hope that people are gullible enough to swallow anything as long as it has the word 'quantum' in it.

    My advice is save your credits and instead of buying this snake oil salesman's wares is to get your coat on and take a walk outside. That will do you far more good than this rubbish ever could.

    35 of 47 people found this review helpful
  • j falconer
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    "Mind-blowing"

    I have bought so many books on self improvement and most have been interesting and informative and some have actually hit me with a change I wasn't expecting.
    I have listened to talks on youtube by Dr Dispenza and been riveted by his knowledge of the brain and it's functions, but it went no further than that. They say when the pupil is ready the teacher comes!! Wow, I was enthralled from the beginning to the end, so much of every I have inwardly inching towards, laid out for me to understand, eloquently and succinctly framed in such a that it flows.
    Thank you Dr Dispenza.

    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Steven Nutt
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    "Quantum misunderstanding"

    I couldn't listen to any more after working out that his basic premise was that the observer effect within Quantum mechanics lets you "effect things with your thought". - As Richard Feynman put it: "Nature does not know what you are looking at, and she behaves the way she is going to behave whether you bother to take down the data or not." - quote from the wikipedia page.

    It may well be that some of the meditation practices work just fine, but if you're going to spend a good few chapters telling me that I need to understand the Quantum physics of my brain, to then go and get it wrong when you explain it to me, I'm not going to listen to the rest of the book.

    24 of 33 people found this review helpful
  • Ms Happiness
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    9/18/17
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    "Perfect detox convincer to stop wasting time"

    loved it's considerations perfectly arranged to break into any concrete wall we falsely build ourselves

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • B
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    9/15/17
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    "Mind blowing!! Excellent"

    Takes a while to get going but when it does it goes at full power and speed!!! Must read - you will never the be same again!! Thanks Joe :)x

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paul Chipperfield
    Frimley Green, England
    5/14/17
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    "What the ... absolute rubbish"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Who would enjoy this book? I wouldn't know, apparently the guy is a success, so there are people out there who listen to this crud. Pontification taken to the extreme, repetition, over explain very simple ideas, but I had to get to the 'so what' point and it was NLP with a packaged 'meditation' approach. Please don't waste your time with this one. Read 'The Secret' which is basically the same book but with some fun idea of making a picture board.


    What will your next listen be?

    Some fiction and not read by an Australian. Having the pedantic message given in a drawl was at time painful, but he stayed on theme and read fully so got 2 stars rather than the 1 I felt like giving.


    What didn’t you like about Adam Boyce’s performance?

    Maybe the problem was the book's content, but I will check the nationality of the reader next time


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself?

    Distribute chapters 10, 11 and 12 to earlier into the book, not in sequence as they are the 'message', the rest is convincing you of the approach. And it might have felt less repetitive if reading and practical were mixed.


    Any additional comments?

    This book cannot be listened to only as it refers to images, I bought this as a Kindle / Whispersync mix, is it needed.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • MARK
    PEEBLES, United Kingdom
    11/12/17
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    "Clear and balanced view of how to change your mind"

    If youve not read other material that links the mind to an outer energy you might find it a bit of a struggle. But if you are interested in meditation and the science of its possibilities then this is a good book to read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • safoura mansouri
    9/6/17
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    "Spectacular"

    Everything I have ever studied linked and brought together beautifully in one book
    Thank you

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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