Author: Dr John and Elizabeth McIntosh
Publisher: GP Mx Solutions
Publishing Date: 2014
Negative Thoughts occur impulsively in every single one of us. They just pop up in our heads as part of our internal dialogue or mind chatter. How you deal with your Negative Impulsive Thoughts (NITs) will have huge effects on your physical health, success in life and emotional happiness – so your health, wealth and happiness are at stake!
Everyone has experienced thoughts of self-doubt, self-criticism and lack of self-confidence. These NITs can also keep you awake at night, create unnecessary guilt, regret or just make you feel bad in general. Other people also generate negative thoughts and comments that can dramatically impact your emotional state. Therefore, controlling NITs in yourself and from others is critical to create your future happiness and maximize your full potential.
This revolutionary new philosophy will transform every area of your life – personal, family, children, relationships, work, business and sport. You will be empowered and uplifted and be in the driver’s seat on your journey to your ultimate successful life. Everyone around you will benefit as you will be an inspiration and they will learn from you these simple yet powerful techniques.
The principles of positive thinking have been well recognised for many years. However, this is the first time that negative thoughts have been simply defined and encapsulated. Mastering Negative Impulsive Thoughts also provides a unique three-question process to recognise negative thoughts, plus an easy to follow three-step strategy for replacing NITS with positive alternatives.
Just like the head lice (“nits”) that their name evokes, NITs need to be repeatedly treated and controlled. This book contains effective tools and techniques to filter out negative thoughts, stop them in their tracks, change them into positive alternatives and prevent the spread of NITs to other people. This book lifts the veil of ignorance about negative thoughts, and once aware of them, you will be amazed at their plague-like nature.
The techniques are excellent for personal development and inner contentment. It is also highly effective in managing children through their difficult times, as the challenging situations are addressed positively while maintaining a “class act”. Intimate relationships will blossom as each person gives and receives freely and with abundance, resulting in the ultimate relationship. In business, these NIT-free techniques provide solutions for interpersonal conflict and workplace crises, resulting in dramatic improvement in workplace atmosphere and productivity overall.
This concept was born out of our many years of our professional experience as a medical doctor and health consultant. It became clear to us that negative thoughts are like an unrecognised epidemic that is entrenched in most people’s thinking and they are often unaware of it. Unfortunately, this often has crippling results in their physical, psychological and financial achievements in their lives.
Research shows that up to 70% of visits to your family doctor arise out of negative thoughts and attitudes. Plus, studies prove that you will live nine years longer if you have a positive outlook on life. It has also been shown that this optimistic approach to life results in less heart attacks, strokes, cancers and common colds! Therefore, this is not a nebulous and fluffy subject; it is critically important for the health and wellbeing of every single one of us.
As you read this book, you will have many “Ah-hah!” moments when you are hit with new realisations and moments of enlightenment. The implications are endless, the possibilities are incredible, and happily there are solutions to solve the NITs epidemic and achieve a happier and healthier world. It all starts with YOU.
Prepare to be amazed – you have been warned!
I don't think the authors wrote any other books besides this one, yet.
(From the author kit)
About the Authors
Doctor H. John McIntosh is known as the “Medical Guru” through his columns and media presence. He was educated as a medical doctor in
received a general medical degree from Scotland
in 1984 and moved to Dundee University
in 1993. He received his Specialist Physician qualification in 1988 from the Royal College of Physicians ( Australia ) and
specialist Family Physician qualifications in 1990 from the Royal College of
General Practitioners. Other certifications include: Approved Trainer of
medical student UK s, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners;
James Cook University Medical School, Central Queensland University; Trainer of
Cognitive Institute programs, Cognitive Institute of Australia; Approved
Trainer of sports medicine first aid courses, Sports Medicine, Australia; and
Approved Allergan Cosmetic Injector training and trainer of injectors (doctors
and nurses). Dr. McIntosh was the driving force in the building of the Mackay GP
Superclinic. In 2013, his medical clinics were awarded the
national AGPAL Community Engagement Award for outstanding level of commitment
and involvement of the community and won a finalist award in the 2014 Telstra
Australian Business Awards.
Rev. Elizabeth McIntosh is known as the “Positivity Expert” from her life’s work and
Their latest book is the nonfiction/self-help, Mastering Negative Impulsive Thoughts.
Visit the authors’ website at www.positivityexpert.com.
"Negative Thoughts occure impulsively in every single one of us. They just pop up in our heads as part of our internal dialogue or mind chatter. How you deal with your Negative Impulsive Thoughts (NITs) will have huge effects on your physical health, success in life and emotional happiness-so your health, wealth and happiness are at stake!" (9)
While everyone seems to suffer from Negative Impulsive Thoughts (NITs), they are far more bigger and more pervasive than people think they are. How do people either deal or get rid of them? The book will give these solutions to the problems.
Summary of Content:
Basically, if you get rid of all the negative thoughts and opinions then good things will start happening, although its easier said than done.
"This revolutionary new philosophy will transform every area of your life-personal, family, children, relationships, work, business and sport. You will be empowered and uplifted and be in the driver's seat on your journey to your ultimate successful life. Everyone around you will benefit as you will be an inspiration and they will learn from you these simple yet powerful techniques." (9)
*What are Negative Impulsive Thoughts?
*How do you create great life habits?
*Negative Impulsive Thoughts in intimate relationships and love
*Negative Impulsive Thoughts in religion
*What is the NITs-free road to success and happiness?
Why Its Interesting and informative:
In this day and age of thinking positive and so forth, its interesting to see how NITs affect everyone from adult to child to baby and so forth. I am a skeptic by nature though, thus its a little hard for me to buy into the book.
Although I hadn't tried out tips, from reading the book, the authors do cover a lot of imaginable topics and so forth.
Issues book raises:
"Deep down, it is peace and happiness that everyone wants, and it all starts with you! You are the key- the "man in the mirror," It all starts with you and spreads with the incomprehensible ripple effect outwards around the world and beyond! So what happens next? We all live happily ever after!" (273)
Ideas in book vs larger ideas:
What I feel that the authors are saying is that not many people realize on how far and wide negative has spread, affecting everyone, and in this book they try to point that out as well as give tips and advice on how to battle it out.
While I agree with some things, I do find a number of things a little uncomfortable. One of the things I find uncomfortable is that there is mention of law of attraction and that many people are healing themselves through wish and desire...umm why not mention specific studies of people who healed themselves with positive thoughts without any medical interference? I also disagreed with the fact that whatever happened to people, they asked for it.
For certain things sources were used, but most of the book didn't use sources which became a bit problematic for me because what I was taught is to always back up your claims and sources, and they didn't seem to do it.
I have to admit that I find it an interesting read, but as mentioned before, I'm not comfortable with some elements of the book and I'm really uncomfortable with the book cover which put me in mind of infomercial on TV.
For More Information
- Mastering Negative Impulse Thoughts is available at Amazon.
- Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.
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4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)