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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Herbert Benson, William Proctor Narrator: Jeffrey DeMunn Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Would it surprise you to learn that to solve a seemingly unsolvable problem, you need to get up and leave the room? A walk in the woods will help you finish your novel? Humming can make you a better tennis player? Or completely giving up is the way to succees?

In The Breakout Principle, the bestselling author of The Relaxation Response delivers the ultimate self-help principle -- simple instructions to activate a powerful biological trigger that converts conflict and confusion into clarity and extraordinary performance, a state athletes refer to as "the zone."

More than three decades ago, Dr. Herbert Benson began to research why some people are devastated by stress while others thrive, turning it into brilliant achievement. The Breakout Principle reports the discovery of an easy-to-access inner switch that increases mental function, enhances creativity and productivity, maximizes athletic performance, and enriches spiritual life. The same internal mechanism that improves tennis serve or golf putt strengthens your speaking skills, makes you a better negotiator, and fosters inner peace and belief.

Dr. Benson and co-author William Proctor explain the cutting-edge science behind the phenomenon in accessible language, clearly describe the four distinct phases of the Breakout, and provide simple, step-by-step instructions on how to activate the Breakout "trigger." The Breakout Principle reveals how to maximize your untapped abilities and powers. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Anyone with inspiration and the desire to change will be guided in the right direction by the wisdom, experience, and words of Dr. Herbert Benson.”

    Bernie Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Love, Medicine & Miracles

  • “Timely and profoundly insightful, this book takes us one more important step toward the possibility of enjoying life free of injurious stress.”

    W. Timothy Gallwey, New York Times bestselling author of Inner Skiing

  • “After clearing away the debris of anxiety with The Relaxation Response, Dr. Benson now teaches us to build a wonderful new structure of confidence in the clearing.”

    Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, New York Times bestselling author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People

  • “Supercharge your brain—easy ways to sharpen your focus and perform at your peak.”

    Reader’s Digest

  • “Well researched…Benson and his co-author Proctor detail the intricate relationship between mind and body…Anecdotes and case studies pad the text, and fairly extensive empirical evidence gives it weight…A good resource for anyone seeking a new path to self-understanding.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • The Breakout Principle is a breakthrough book. Herbert Benson is a leading-edge thinker, and the result of his teaming up with William Proctor is a book that is not only fascinating for its insights but also of great practical value, helping readers ‘zone out’ and view life from a totally new perspective.”

    George Gallup, Jr., cochairman of The Gallup Organization

  • “Herbert Benson, MD, and William Proctor have been enlightening pioneers in their studies of the breakout principle. Now their work can be shared by everyone, not just health-care practitioners. This imaginative book is highly recommended.”

    Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC, president emeritus, University of Notre Dame

  • “Dr. Herbert Benson and Mr. William Proctor have proven their top talents and diligence. Millions of people can benefit from The Breakout Principle.”

    Sir John M. Templeton, founder of the Templeton Prize for Progress and Templeton Growth Ltd. 

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Benjamin | 10/7/2012

    " Eh... it's an interesting look at the biology of epiphanies (or breakouts as the book terms them). If that subject is highly interesting to you, check it out. If not, stay away. It probably hasn't changed my life or anything. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristin | 8/30/2011

    " This book has a really interesting premise but gets really repetitive really fast. I understand he's just trying to show many examples of achieving a breakout, but it really started to wear at me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ty | 11/4/2010

    " This book although strange, felt authentic and informative. I suppose it still may be, but even after trying hard to apply the principles, I found it very easy to forget it all together. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Courtney Williams | 10/11/2009

    " Informative and enlightening but I became bored by the end of it. Great read though on enhancing your creativity and how to provide breakouts. "

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