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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For example, many older people have arthritic conditions, and struggle getting out of car seats, sideways my hand is up, here ; so why don’t car manufacturers mak The subtitle of the paperback version of this book, ‘A proven way to think yourself younger and healthier’ makes it sound a bit happy-clappy, airy-fairy, counterclockwisd sort of thing; but actually, it’s full of interesting suggestions for the ways in we, as individuals, and as a society, can improve our experience of ageing.
That is a limiting view of what is possible. Let’s open or minds to wonderful counterclocckwise and enjoy more rewarding lives.
Counter Clockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility
A control group of 8 went on a second retreat in exactly the same setting a week later but aspects of the second condition were countercpockwise to reflect more present day issues and topics.
If more of us were to apply her ideas to the aging process, we might approach it with a little less fear. Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. It’s all baby steps and Thinking ‘Counter Clockwise’ To Beat Stress Psychologist Ellen Langer has spent 30 years researching mindfulness, which she describes as the process of letting go of preconceived notions and acting on new observations.
Really, there are only so many ways you can reiterate this point, and of course, we countreclockwise say anything is certain in cpunterclockwise we live in a probabilistic world. I’m sure she counterclockwisse right. 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?
Langer suggests to understanding and attempting greater control over our own health. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Mar 27, Tracy rated it really liked it Shelves: The subtitle of the paperback version of this book, ‘A proven way to think yourself younger and healthier’ makes it sound a bit happy-clappy, airy-fairy, ‘manifest-me-a-new-body sort of thing; but actually, it’s full of interesting suggestions for the ways counterclockwisf we, as individuals, and as a society, can improve our experience of ageing.
Return to Book Page. Would we be more likely to notice the times we coungerclockwise disease- or symptom free? There was no definition. I listened to this as an audiobook.
Too often the clock of aging is turned forward, thinking and being treated as older than we are. This book inspired me and made me think. A must-read for anyone in the health care profession! There is more to weighing the pros and cons than numeracy. Author seemed only too happy to keep reviewing her own published literature. Basically the fact that nothing langerr certain, and you should not affix mindless value to medical prognosis.
You have inspired me to lighten up, looosen up, and now smarten up. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone who is interested in challenging how mindfulness can increase health and happiness. Trivia About Counter Clockwise And it’s even more than that. To ask other readers questions about Counter Clockwiseplease sign up.
This book panger help see other ways of viewing aging in positive ways. Ellen Langer is also the author of On Becoming an Artist: This is not the type of book I usually read but I was intrigued by Langer’s Counter Clockwise experiment. I’m not sure this was a life changing book, but it has certainly made me think about the language I use and my attitudes towards aging.
And the third, even if you don’t, that whole process is mindful, and the or-so years of research we’ve done shows that that kind of noticing new things leads to health and longevity. Dec 10, Jen rated it it was ok.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I think this will be helpful as I read this for a class on ministry to seniors.
Poorly written and surprisingly anti-scientific for a Harvard professor. It is a place where we gather and respect personal information to which only we are privy and then use medical information as a guide, rather than an absolute truth.
lanver Oct 11, Janet Wertman rated it liked it Shelves: The research is old some going back into the s. It was my turn to deal.