Counterclockwise presents a new way to think about lifelong health and aging. Read this most important book to improve your quality of life at any age.
— Deepak Chopra, M.D.
This is a gem-a book that is equally practical and philosophical without seeming to be either, and one that makes you feel better-more conscious and more prepared-about growing old, even if you weren’t feeling bad about it in the first place..
— Sue Halpern, author of Can’t Remember What I Forgot
Dr. Langer’s work provides fascinating insight into the body-mind connection. She shows how changing our minds changes our bodies to optimize our health and performance as we get older.
— Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. author of My Stroke of Insight
Take a brilliant, creative social scientist, without any respect for conventional wisdom and you get Ellen Langer. She is a fantastic storyteller, and Counterclockwise is a fascinating story about the unexpected ways in which our minds and bodies are connected.
— Dan Ariely, Ph.D., author of Predictably Irrational
Ellen Langer offers us brilliant insights into subtleties that hold us back in life, and shows the way to shining new possibilities. Counterclockwise will change the way you see and think.
— Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., author Emotional Intelligence
Ellen Langer’s work has been an inspiration to me for years. Counterclockwise, her latest book, will change the way you think about your health – for the better. It’s simply fabulous.
— Christiane Northrup, MD, author of The Secret Pleasures of Menopause and The Wisdom of Menopause
Awareness-mindfulness-is the first step in healing. In Counterclockwise, Dr. Ellen Langer eloquently describes how becoming more aware of our beliefs and expectations allows us to powerfully transform our lives for the better. A pioneering, beautifully-written book.
— Dean Ornish, M.D., Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and author of The Spectrum
Counterclockwise makes a strong case for the influence of expectation and belief on how our bodies function, on how we heal, and even how we age. Ellen Langer presents fascinating scientific data to support this view and argues convincingly that we should learn to take greater control of our health through the practice of mindfulness. Her research is innovative and empowering.
— Andrew Weil, M.D.
Ellen Langer has used her extensive research and scholarship to write a book that will be indispensable to anyone confronting illness or old age (in other words, to everyone). She shows that many seemingly unavoidable damages to our body can be reversed or ameliorated by the conscious application of the mind. The book can be used as a manual against despair; but more than that, it is a seminal work in what the author calls “the psychology of possibility” — a perspective on the unexplored riches of human nature.
— Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience