counterclockwise-ellen-langer.jpg According to a provocative new book by Harvard psychologist Professor Ellen Langer, the way our mind works can have an effect on our age and health. The book, titled Counterclockwise - Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility, says that the way we think about our age and health can have dramatic physical benefits. Professor Langer has conducted several studies into this "mindfulness theory", the results of which support her theory.

Highlights of Counterclockwise
a. In this book, the author puts forward the theory that all the external reminders that "you are old and broken" can convince the brain and body that it must be so.
b. It is argued that we are all victims of our own stereotypes about aging and health.
c. It is also implied that we accept negative cultural cues about disease and old age, which shape our self-concepts and behavior.
d. It is said that if we can shake loose from the negative clichés that dominate our thinking about health, we can consciously open ourselves to possibilities for more productive lives even into old age.
e. The book is available at amazon for $25.00, Click here to buy now