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Editorial Reviews

In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, Dr Joe Dispenza breaks down the science behind neuroplasticity. It’s a big word but a simple concept: our brains are changed by every thought we think, every experience we have and every choice we make.

In this audiobook, Dr Dispenza posits that if we keep doing the same things in the same ways, we send the same signals to our brains. So, it follows that if you want to change your life, you have to change your mind. A must-listen for anyone interested in personal development and the skills needed to be a better person, partner or parent, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself is the owner's manual to your brain that you've always wished you had. 

Containing exercises and practices to help you overcome limiting beliefs and negative behaviour patterns, this audiobook is a practical tool that helps you implement what you hear. Adam Boyce's soothing, composed delivery has a meditative effect that makes for an appropriate pairing with a guide that recommends the practice of mindful meditation. The result is a game-changing listen that one Audible listener called 'a user guide to the creation of a new identity'.

Publisher's Summary

You are not doomed by your genes and hardwired to be a certain way for the rest of your life. A new science is emerging that empowers all human beings to create the reality they choose. In Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, renowned author, speaker, researcher, and chiropractor Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show you what is truly possible.

Not only will you be given the necessary knowledge to change any aspect of yourself, you will also be taught the step-by-step tools to apply what you learn in order to make measurable changes in any area of your life. Dr. Joe demystifies ancient understandings and bridges the gap between science and spirituality. Through his powerful workshops and lectures, thousands of people in 24 different countries have used these principles to change from the inside out. Once you break the habit of being yourself and truly change your mind, your life will never be the same!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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The best non-LOA explanation of LOA

Just finished going through it. Now ready for round 2. One of the best scientific breakdowns of the mystical LOA.

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Great book

Great book that really helps you change the way you think. It would have been good to have more tips on how to put the suggestions into practice.

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Change your life

1 of the 3 only books you’ll ever need, in order to reclaim, maintain, and change your entire life

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A must read

It gave me goosebumps while listening it and form of energy. Will listen to it couple of times for sure!

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game changer

totally changed my life
the learning, the facts, the change, the calm

live in the energy of your future

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great book

I am happy that people like him express what I've believed for a very long time.
he explains it and backs it up with science and physics.
a must for everyone

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wish I could get a refund

has to be THE biggest pile of pseduo science I think I've ever heard. Provides and example of a study, then uses it to support a completely different theme that is unstudied. Tries to blend science where it supports themes and then discount the science that doesn't. Basically a book of confirmation bias. Couldn't listen any further. Author tries to infer if you don't buy in you're simply not woke enough. Wishi was woke enough not to wastemy money on this drivel.

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I have read the book and now listening to the audiobook, the narrator makes the work enjoyable, bringing a touch of humour to some of the stories.
The stories themselves, some of them seem unreal, even laughable (the wart story) but the information from Dispenza is helpful. You will have to actually do the work though as you’ll find yourself falling back into your regular habits soon enough - so do the work!
If you’re looking for the meditations though, you will have to record them yourself or buy them from Joe’s website :/

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eye opening information!

The narration is a bit too fast, need more time to digest concepts and ideas.

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love it,

great reminders and meditations to learn. do the exercises and be honest with yourself

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  • Jdrizz
  • 07-01-2021

Two Books Down!

Two books down in 2 months. Read a lot of disappointing reviews, but found they didn't reflect the book. It appears to me, those same negative reviews come from individuals who likely aren't able to apply what they've read...either from this book or others authored by Dr. Dispenza. Feeding the old self, rather than applying the material earnestly and creating the 2.0 version. If you're analyzing and judging the material, he's already called you out for deferring to the analytical self...which is not the message of these books! Some reviews gave mediocre ratings because it's a lot of the same material from his other books and that it is. However, did you ever perfect a process the first time around? Or did you need to repeat, review, and implement many times over before you felt it was right? Habits are built through repetition and he urges readers to wash, rinse, and repeat; yet some refuse to do this and then criticize the process and his books because they only saw the results that I had already determined to be the outcome in their minds. I'm seeing changes, unquestionably. Good luck to those that follow!!!

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  • Scorpio Sue
  • 23-08-2020

Missing the guided meditations from the book

I bought this after reading the book so I could have an audio version of the step by step, guided meditations included in the appendix of the book. These were not included! How could they have left out that part?! Also, the narrator was not my style. Slow talker and had a bit of a snarky tone.

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  • M. Lucido
  • 07-07-2020

very disappointed with the Narrator

I was looking forward to this book. but even five minutes and I knew I couldn't enjoy it because of the person reading it. I am so very disappointed. I love dr. Joe dispenza and all of his work but I just can't abide this

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  • Andrew C. Trask
  • 10-05-2020

Life Changing

After listening to the entire book and practicing Dr. Joe’s meditation, I noticed a difference in my thoughts and behaviors after the first meditation. There are several events that happened in my life which seem miraculous that I now understand I brought them to fruition through my thoughts and unwavering belief in what the outcome would be.

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  • Ahmad
  • 27-11-2020

terrible

Mixing Quantum Mechanics with self help books is sketchy, still, I thought I'd give it a try. I couldn't get through chapter one even. Implying that a randomized trial about the effect of prayer gave a nonstatistical improved results in sepsis is a powerful result is where I just couldn't take it any more.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-05-2020

Building on the works off Dr. Bruce Lipton, and others in the space

Overall, if you have been in this space and are familiar with self growth, there is nothing new and it’s packaged with his variations that you could probably pick up on YouTube as well. Little bit longer than is necessary and some chapters but someone new, it may be more enjoyable.

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  • Danylo Pereira
  • 05-06-2021

BOOK IS AWESOME, BUT AUDIBLE MISTAKE IS...

Where are the narration of the guided meditations?
We buy a audio to have ALL THE BOOK in audio.
The most important parts, the exercises, were not narrated.
The appendixes are part of the book, for god sake. Why did you not narrate them?

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  • Alewin
  • 08-01-2021

This is pseudoscience and scam

This is pseudoscience and scam! Not practical and completely useless. Reading it is a waste of time.

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  • K. Hahn
  • 03-06-2020

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A friend recommended this book to me and I’m so glad I read it! It’s insightful on how we do have control Over our thoughts. I recommend it to anyone on a self discovery journey or just trying to be a better human. The only thing I wish was different is if I could see all the diagrams he refers to as he’s reading.

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  • ATC
  • 06-09-2020

Good info but author is long winded

This book could benefit from at least 100 pages removed which would probably make the audio book 2-3 hours less. The author is busy showing off his knowledge and this causes the reader(listener) to have to SWIM through the information to find the needed text to actually help you break the habit of being yourself. I found it beneficial to get a copy of the book verses listening only.

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  • Sam
  • 19-08-2020

I can't give this 1 star

I bought this book after listening to Dr. Dispenza do an interview about meditation practices. I REALLY liked the way he described changing the present you and taking control of your thoughts to create the life you envision. I've heard many different people tackle this idea, and in that interview he nailed it for me. Additionally, the audio quality and reading of this book are great.

That being said, I couldn't make it through more than the first hour of this book. I wish that Dr Dispenza didn't try to "prove" everything by claiming it is scientific and related to the quantum realm. The world's leading scientists in quantum mechanics all seem to agree that we barely understand anything about it, and yet Dr Dispenza writes as though he has mastery over it, and that we can learn how to master it too. It seems to be an argument from ignorance, whereby he has taken the correlation of certain outcomes and their connection with people believing they can influence the quantum realm, and decided this is evidence enough that the quantum realm caused these outcomes. Correlation does not imply causation. With millions of people following his teachings, I can see how it would be easy to find a few cases that align by chance, thereby supporting his theory, and ignore the much larger majority that don't fit the narrative.

I can't give this book one star, because I truly believe that many of the principles and ideals of this book can be life changing, and that the overall story being told is incredibly useful. However, I wish he didn't feel the need to package everything up using quantum science - it is like he has searched for something that we cannot yet explain or understand, and used it as if it were unequivocal evidence of the ideas he champions. Of course we can't prove him wrong - we don't fully understand it either - but I wish he would be transparent enough to admit that he doesn't either. The teachings in his books are enough on their own, they would still be just as fantastic without their quantum science explanation.

If you read this review and completely disagree with me, then this book will likely be great for you, and I think you will love it. If however, like me, you like the central themes of changing yourself and becoming a better version of yourself, but don't buy into the quantum science explanation, then this book is definitely not for you, and will be a wasted purchase.

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  • Goldenboy
  • 18-04-2020

Incredible Book that will change your life

This book helped me to become aware of automatic patterns of behaviour and negative thoughts that were holding me back.

I was then able to reprogram my mind and instead focus on how I want my life to be in the future.

You must be open minded and believe in the law of attraction / meditation / energy & Focus etc for this book to really impact you and change your life for the better. Dr Joe is an expert in the field.

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  • annee
  • 21-04-2020

damn good

one of the best if not the best things on sudio self development that I have bought, have not finished but it gets better the longer I listen to it, the ideas of how the mind works and how to change your mind and create a new one is simple and engaging, highly recommended

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  • Daniel
  • 04-05-2020

life changing

this was recommended to me by my mentor it's literally rewiring me, and creating a better version of my true self without all the triggers & ego expression.

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  • Kayleigh
  • 27-06-2020

Amazing

I have read loads of book on the law of attraction this by far is the best. If you struggle with abstract concepts and putting them into action this book will help. Truly life changing.

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  • Tim Caira
  • 18-09-2021

Sounded iffy from the off

If you’re looking for cod mysticism wrapped up in pseudoscientific gibberish, this is the book for you. Teeth started itching during the horribly overlong intro (apparently aimed at the level of a small but credulous child), but when he uses wave particle duality as evidence the we can master our futures and shape them exactly as we’d like, well, “that’s all folks” as they used to say on Looney Toons…

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  • Jeremy
  • 29-11-2020

Wonderfully laid out

This book is something else, wonderfully and logically laid out going into the science of quantum mechanics, to the science of the body and chemistry of the mind and how the environment, body and mind all exist in relation to eachother. Stringing together this information in this way will help you become the true self you've always known yourself to be.

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  • brianofbattle
  • 19-07-2020

I found it boring and tedious.

If you want to know how the brain works then it’s fine. But this book is tedious and takes hours to get to the point.

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  • maria jose
  • 21-03-2021

The book is fantastic but it’s read by a robot

I’m pissed off with this book because the content is fabulous but the narrating voice is so off putting and monotone , it sounds like a robot from the 1990s. A waste of money I’m going to buy this on kindle and read it because the audio is shocking.

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  • Thomas Christensen
  • 20-08-2020

Quantum nonsense

There's a few good ideas for meditation practices, somewhere in there, but so much of this book is fluff and nonsense. That's just not how "quantum" or genes work.

If you got it, skip directly to section 3, and go fast

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