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Publisher's Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Source written and read by Dr Tara Swart.

Life-changing opportunities pass us by every day - now we can train our minds to seize them.

Self-help books like The Secret promise that we can tap in to the 'law of attraction' to control our destiny, simply by changing our thoughts. If we strip away the mystique, at the heart of this idea is a fundamental truth that is backed up by the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience: most of the things we want from life - health, happiness, wealth, love - are governed by our ability to think, feel and act; in other words, by our brain.

Dr Tara Swart, a neuroscientist and executive coach with a background in psychiatry, is convinced beyond all doubt of our ability to alter how our brains work - and transform our lives. In The Source, she draws on the latest cognitive science and her experience coaching highly successful people to reveal the secret to mastering our minds. 

With a four-step plan to awaken the power of your brain, this unique guide to life combines science and spirituality in a way that is open-minded and practical. Discover how to:

  • Challenge 'autopilot' thinking and rewire your brain's pathways to fulfil your potential.
  • Manifest the things you want by directing your energy towards your deepest values and ambitions.
  • Harness the power of visualisation to prime your brain to grab opportunities and take control of your future.
  • Attack life with confidence, dispel fear and avoid negative thinking.

Unlock your potential today - you are just four steps away from building a new confident you. 

©2019 Dr Tara Swart (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Tara Swart is an extremely calming presence, all the more so for being palpably intelligent. Her brain appears to require no boosting. I’d sign up in an eye blink...I like her - a lot." (Hannah Betts, The Times

"Dr Tara Swart is friendly, charming, and knows what she’s talking about. Having qualified as a doctor, then trained as a neuroscientist, she worked as a psychiatrist before going into private practice as a highly sought-after expert to the rich and famous." (Janet Street-Porter, Daily Mail)

"Neuroscientist Dr Tara Swart works with some of the City’s highest-earning and most respected leaders in finance, law and media." (Evening Standard

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Worth it. I love the practical exercises. great book...I listen to it again and do the exercises

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Very convincing

This was a very convincing narrative. For anyone feeling that positive thinking and LOA is woo woo, this is the book for you. When a doctor/academic/deep thinker prosecutes the case for LOA - its very hard to dispute the message. I recommend this book.

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Great techniques

Inspiring, empowering and practical.
The experience of this book and its associated activities was fun and drew upon some great Eastern and Western philosophies and practices.
Thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend to anyone. ☺️🙏

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A self help book you’ll listen (read) more than once

This is the only thing that has ever kept me from ever missing an expanded weekly podcast. :)
Well written, easy to listen to and actionable

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Mind blowing

mind blowing once you read this book, there's no way back! don't start if you're not into big changes!

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If you want her life story....

I really can’t stand self help books that are basically the authors life story and all about them, this is sadly one of those books and not easy to listen to. Narrator brings nothing to this already hard to listen to book.

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  • 13-12-2020

Finally a book that explains how we manifest

Great read, highly recommend! No hocus pocus new age nonsense about manifesting here.

I’ve been mediating for 9 years now and manifesting has become so much easier and more aligned with my actual authentic self and desires.

Thanks to The Source I finally understand the how, the science of it... I can now dive deeper!

Thanks for writing this book!

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  • 26-09-2020

Practical, deeply enlightening and life changing.

Tara has a unique gift where she combines science with the law of attraction in an exciting and easy to understand way. Tara’s message is powerful and genuinely life changing. I’m so grateful she has shared her knowledge with the world. It is a better place because of it.

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  • owevakas
  • 24-11-2019

Helped me make changes

I like the concept, and I'd say it's a good book, but as an audio book it needs a bit of work. Spoken chapter numbers don't match displayed chapter numbers, which don't give any clues as to chapter content. So if you want to jump back, e.g. to do one of the suggested exercises, it's almost impossible to find. It also means the overall structure of the book is difficult to grasp. 'Six principles' might be mentioned and you're thinking 'well, what are they?' You can't help but lose track - I ended up adding my own notes. The producers could learn from other self help audio books - I've found Rangan Chatterjee's very clearly structured, for example.

That aside, I found it enjoyable and think it genuinely helped put me in a more positive and proactive frame of mind, which has led to change. The author's rather posh narration grated for about 2 minutes and then I warmed to her. Be warned, she does describe a doctor's salary as 'modest' at one point - her average client is likely much more wealthy than her average listener - but her suggestions are applicable to anyone.

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  • Victoria
  • 24-07-2019

I’m going to listen to this again.

This book was so much more than I ever hoped for. I thought if I’m honest I would lose interest pretty quickly as I have a short attention span, but I listened the whole way through and found all of the content highly relevant and motivating. As a result I’ve identified my next career move, it will mean big changes, but I’m ready for it! 10/10 for The Source.

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  • Road to 70.3
  • 25-02-2019

I want to meet this lady!! She’s incredible.

I loved this book from start to finish and will definitely be listening to it again and again to find any other pearls of wisdom I have missed.

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  • levasseur
  • 02-02-2020

AMAZING

Tara is simply amazing- I even bought the physical book for the exercises but the audio is also great for the meditation and visualisation.

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  • Miss F
  • 21-02-2020

Absolutely loved it

Such a great book to unravel the workings of our mind and then offer some really simple, easy and manageable ways to change our thinking, patterns and behaviours.
Excellent book for anyone interested in self development and thinking outside the box.

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  • Emma
  • 27-06-2020

Amazing !!!!!!

I thought that this book is amazing and it is so good that these are all really funny but also a little bit weird but so interesting . I dislike that the story ended I wished there were more because it was so amazing

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  • Tony Brown
  • 24-04-2020

Authentic, Inspirational, Evidence-Based Gem

A book that is written with sincerity and comes from a place of experience and generosity. Dr Swart melds the most contemporary scientific thought with ancient philosophies in a relatable way that opens the mind to new and infinite possibilities. Thank you!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-04-2020

Makes sense

Overall what the author advises makes sense. if you remove negative people and re apply your focus on what you want, then you have every chance of getting there. The audio does make you re think your approach and is uplifting. make sure you have a note book and pen and probably best to read somewhere where you can follow the instructions rather while walking otherwise you will have to go back to find what to do.

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  • Tam Thomas
  • 31-01-2020

Informative and practical

This book takes you on a beautiful journey into your mind and demonstrates how to overcome your conditioned limitations.

Making what seems nebulous tangible and inspiring. A must read for any personal development journey.

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  • Claudia Cocci Grifoni
  • 21-06-2019

Very interesting book

Loved it. Well written and very interesting. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in neuroscience and self-development.

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