• The Breakout Principle

  • Maximize Creativity, Athletic Performance, Productivity and Personal Well-Being
  • By: Herbert Benson, William Proctor
  • Narrated by: Jeffrey DeMunn
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 03-28-03
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 3.5 (116 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 that completely giving up is the way to succeed? In The Breakout Principle, Dr. Herbert Benson 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, Benson began to research why some people are devastated by stress while others thrive, turning into a 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 a 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.
© 2003 HerbertBenson, M.D. and Inkslingers, Inc.; (P)2003 Simon and Schuster Inc.
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By J. James-Long on 02-16-04

A forward-thinking scientist

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Not only does he give good advice on how to achieve a breakout, but he also provides examples of scientific research and other methods to educate the listener and help them envision one so that it doesn't sound like hokus-pokus. In response to the reviewers who didn't like the mixing of religion and science, it isn't often you hear a scientist come to the conclusion "there must be something else at work here beside physiology." I thought it was an interesting addition, but it wasn't a central part of the audiobook. The first two reviewers would do well by looking into string theory. There was a great 3-part program on NOVA called "The Elegant Universe". String theory is still just that: a theory. However, doers understand that everything starts out this way. Critics sit back and wait... now that I think of it, they probably have no need for a breakout. ;-)

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By Joe S. on 08-13-09

The No Breakout Breakout

Shock....repeat a word or mantra on your exhalation breath for 20 minutes and you will reach the Breakout Zone! This increases nitrous oxide in your blood, which relaxes you. That's the whole book. Save your credits. There are too many other good books to use them on.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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