Have you ever had the feeling that life is passing you by? That somehow, somewhere, you took a wrong turning, and that you're not living the life you should be living? That you're not the person you could be, if only - ? In this stunningly wide-ranging and fascinating book, Andrew Jenkins takes the reader on a journey of exploration into just how these feelings arise, through the development of what he calls the 'acquired self', and how, by making use of the extraordinary plasticity of our brains, we can re-educate our thoughts and behaviours and return to our 'authentic selves' - and have happy, effective and fulfilled lives.
Andrew has read and studied widely, and his book draws on some of the most recent discoveries in the neurosciences, but it is far from being a dry academic study. In writing this book he has one single aim, and that is to provide a practical guide, with carefully sequenced exercises, through which his readers may rediscover their joy in living and develop their ability to act effectively and well. You Are More Than You Think is the result of over twenty-five years working with high-level executives, managers and teams, in which Andrew Jenkins has explored and applied what works best to help individuals become fully themselves, so their teams, their organisations, and all around them can benefit.
You Are More Than You Think Andrew Jenkins Contents Dedications and acknowledgements Introduction Part 1: Universal principles of reality and freeing your mind Chapter 1: The universal principles we can apply to create change Chapter 2: Consciousness is eternal - it is part of All That Is Chapter 3: We create our reality through our intention Chapter 4: Natural grace and acceptance Chapter 5: No frontiers, boundaries or limits Chapter 6: The present moment has power: it changes the future - and the past as well Chapter 7: The law of importance and the law of reverse effect Chapter 8: Being joyful is our natural state Part 2: The neurology of our internally represented reality Chapter 9: So what is consciousness and what does it do? Chapter 10: In two minds Chapter 11: Mapping reality through internal representations Chapter 12: Baseline background emotional body states Chapter 13: The neurology of feelings and emotions Chapter 14: Limiting beliefs - self-fulfilling prophecies Chapter 15: The neuroplastic revolution Part 3: Exposing and loosening the hold of the acquired self Chapter 16: Current conditioning forms the acquired self Chapter 17: Opening your mind to change: the authentic self and spirituality Chapter 18: Exploring the make-up of your conditioning Chapter 19: Overcoming the hypnotic power of inner mind chatter Chapter 20: The cycle of control and grief Chapter 21: Drawing out conditioning into rich pictures Part 4: Breaking the patterns of the acquired self Chapter 22: Overcoming your conditioning Chapter 23: Applications to break free from your past Chapter 24: Breaking through limitation towards a new future Chapter 25: Adjust your language to presuppose what you want Chapter 26: Letting go of control, critical judgement and anxiety Chapter 27: A practical anchoring application to feel good about yourself Part 5: Returning to the authentic self Chapter 28: Welcome to the real world of the authentic self Chapter 29: Okay not to be okay, and that's okay Chapter 30: The art of relaxing your mind and body Chapter 31: Techniques for setting intentions Chapter 32: Generating authentic purpose Chapter 33: The new reconnected you About the author Further information