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'The Source marries universal truths with scientific rigor for a persuasive, important exploration of The Law of Attraction.' - Deepak Chopra MD ‘[Like] the self-help success The Secret, but cooler and more sciencey.’ - Evening Standard 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 c 'The Source marries universal truths with scientific rigor for a persuasive, important exploration of The Law of Attraction.' - Deepak Chopra MD ‘[Like] the self-help success The Secret, but cooler and more sciencey.’ - Evening Standard 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 into 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.


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'The Source marries universal truths with scientific rigor for a persuasive, important exploration of The Law of Attraction.' - Deepak Chopra MD ‘[Like] the self-help success The Secret, but cooler and more sciencey.’ - Evening Standard 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 c 'The Source marries universal truths with scientific rigor for a persuasive, important exploration of The Law of Attraction.' - Deepak Chopra MD ‘[Like] the self-help success The Secret, but cooler and more sciencey.’ - Evening Standard 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 into 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.

30 review for The Source: Open Your Mind, Change Your Life

  1. 4 out of 5

    Maria Espadinha

    Power to the Brain 🧠 I don’t need a book to tell me about the law of attraction, cos I have enough evidence in my own life to state its existence. For instance, whenever I’m feeling tense, I tend to attract stressy situations; on the other hand, if I happen to be in a smiling, relaxing mood, happy events are coming my way 👍 That’s enough for me to confirm the power of the brain as a life shaper! So why the heck did I pick this book ? Because I want to learn how to take advantage of the law of attra Power to the Brain 🧠 I don’t need a book to tell me about the law of attraction, cos I have enough evidence in my own life to state its existence. For instance, whenever I’m feeling tense, I tend to attract stressy situations; on the other hand, if I happen to be in a smiling, relaxing mood, happy events are coming my way 👍 That’s enough for me to confirm the power of the brain as a life shaper! So why the heck did I pick this book ? Because I want to learn how to take advantage of the law of attraction, instead of... sometimes or most of the times... unconsciously... use it against myself! If my brain has the power to shape my life, I want to use it in my own benefit, don’t you?! ... 😁😉 That’s what “The Source” is all about!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Julie Parks

    This book is great. But it's really for those who haven't read The Secret or alike. It's a great intro into the mind business for those who haven't yet been introduced to the power of our minds, and the fact that most religions speak ultimately about the same things which just lead back to the man himself/herself etc. So I think this makes for a great gift for someone you wish started reading about how to change your life with your own thinking. But if you're familiar with this science then I must This book is great. But it's really for those who haven't read The Secret or alike. It's a great intro into the mind business for those who haven't yet been introduced to the power of our minds, and the fact that most religions speak ultimately about the same things which just lead back to the man himself/herself etc. So I think this makes for a great gift for someone you wish started reading about how to change your life with your own thinking. But if you're familiar with this science then I must say I didn't find anything new here. Just the voice of a new writer. But I'm always glad to see more people fighting for this to be heard and seen in a new light. We all prefer personal stories to scientific theories! Thank you NetGalley for the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Zara

    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest, independent review. I loved the fact this self-help book was backed up with scientific facts and studies throughout, showing that if you do follow the exercises and do what the author says, you can change the way you think. However, I did think I would get to the exercises sooner. I was over 65% of the way through the book before the first exercise (Step One) started, and by that time the scientific explanations (long in places) meant I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest, independent review. I loved the fact this self-help book was backed up with scientific facts and studies throughout, showing that if you do follow the exercises and do what the author says, you can change the way you think. However, I did think I would get to the exercises sooner. I was over 65% of the way through the book before the first exercise (Step One) started, and by that time the scientific explanations (long in places) meant I had started to lose pace and interest. The exercises were also ones that have been done many times before and nothing really new - vision board, visualisation. It was nice to learn how the brain works when your visualising your dream life etc in order to receive it, but it would have been nice to have the exercises scattered throughout the book to break up the rest of the text a bit.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Nicholas Masters

    First off, this is an exceptionally well written, enjoyable read. The mix of biography, anecdotes, science, and experience is probably as perfect as it can be. I have always been a stern believer in the power of the mind and its ability to ‘attract’ the results we envisage. Whether positive or negative for that manner. To read the science behind this and how we can change/affect engrained neural passageways is exceptionally interesting. I have to be honest, I did not give myself completely to the First off, this is an exceptionally well written, enjoyable read. The mix of biography, anecdotes, science, and experience is probably as perfect as it can be. I have always been a stern believer in the power of the mind and its ability to ‘attract’ the results we envisage. Whether positive or negative for that manner. To read the science behind this and how we can change/affect engrained neural passageways is exceptionally interesting. I have to be honest, I did not give myself completely to the knowledge that has been imparted, as I haven’t planned to do all the activities for now, but that does not deter from how brilliant the gist of this book is. I certainly can’t fault its intention, nor its content and guidance. Even if I take on board one or two of the pillars of this book for now, I know that I will I see positive outcomes in my life. Thank you Dr Tara Swart for a great read! Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for a review copy

  5. 4 out of 5

    Val Robson

    This is a good and plausible self-help book. Dr Tara Swart is a neuroscientist, medical doctor and a leadership coach. She uses a lot of real life examples and also scientific evidence about the science of the brain to back up her ideas. I found her use of the phrase ‘The Source’ a little wearing after a while as it felt like she was trying to sell us a new age technique when actually she wasn’t. The book could be more succinct. There is a lot of ‘I will show..’ and ‘You will see..’ sentences wh This is a good and plausible self-help book. Dr Tara Swart is a neuroscientist, medical doctor and a leadership coach. She uses a lot of real life examples and also scientific evidence about the science of the brain to back up her ideas. I found her use of the phrase ‘The Source’ a little wearing after a while as it felt like she was trying to sell us a new age technique when actually she wasn’t. The book could be more succinct. There is a lot of ‘I will show..’ and ‘You will see..’ sentences where the reader is told that all will be revealed later. I find that irritating in a presentation and more so in a book. I believe what Tara has to say is excellent advice – basically that our brain have a tremendous amount of plasticity and we do not have to be constrained by past memories but can train our brains to do things we always thought were impossible and lessen our recall of negative thoughts. There are many exercises which I think are worth doing and plan to myself. I have tried to bookmark the relevant pages as I read on my Kindle. It would be a nice touch if these exercises could be linked in easily via an index or table of contents. With thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Random House UK, Ebury Publishing for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Nick

    This book is a scientist's take on "The Secret," giving us good neuroscientific reasons why, if you pick some lofty goals, think about them hard, put them on a vision board, and then get rid of all the mental blocks you might have in the way -- you will become the next Stephen King. Or Oprah. Or --- you pick your future. So get to work, start manifesting, and be brave knowing that there is good science behind your efforts. This book is a scientist's take on "The Secret," giving us good neuroscientific reasons why, if you pick some lofty goals, think about them hard, put them on a vision board, and then get rid of all the mental blocks you might have in the way -- you will become the next Stephen King. Or Oprah. Or --- you pick your future. So get to work, start manifesting, and be brave knowing that there is good science behind your efforts.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Viral

    Thanks to HarperCollins for the ARC at BEA 2019! This book left me very conflicted. Dr. Tara Swart, by all accounts, seems like an incredibly intelligent and accomplished person. She takes time to discuss in the early sections of this book about how people misuse neuroscientific language in "self-help" guides to seem intelligent. And as a budding neuroscientist and science communicator, I understand the importance of making scientific insights approachable to a general audience. But I feel this b Thanks to HarperCollins for the ARC at BEA 2019! This book left me very conflicted. Dr. Tara Swart, by all accounts, seems like an incredibly intelligent and accomplished person. She takes time to discuss in the early sections of this book about how people misuse neuroscientific language in "self-help" guides to seem intelligent. And as a budding neuroscientist and science communicator, I understand the importance of making scientific insights approachable to a general audience. But I feel this book falls into the same traps of a lot of the self help guides that the author tried to differentiate herself from. The scientific points are very simple and lack much depth, and many of the groundbreaking facts she notes are increasingly common knowledge (we don't use 10% of our brain! Exercise is good for your mental and physical health! Visualizing accomplishing a task helps you to actually accomplish a task! Our brains are not set in stone, but are actually pLaSTic). Overall, I felt this book didn't really bring much to the table, but it wasn't necessarily BAD. I guess if you truly are a novice, this book is useful. But I feel it is marketed as having more depth than it actually has.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lynn Brown

    I admit that when I read a book blurb that says you are four steps away......... - then I expect to open the book and hit the ground running. Unfortunately that was not what happened in this book. I was good and read the intro blurb which I would usually skip, thinking I would be rewarded with "the goods" straightaway afterwards. What happened instead was I read a lot of background and a lot more and then some. It was ok, in fact a lot of it I was already aware of through other books I have read I admit that when I read a book blurb that says you are four steps away......... - then I expect to open the book and hit the ground running. Unfortunately that was not what happened in this book. I was good and read the intro blurb which I would usually skip, thinking I would be rewarded with "the goods" straightaway afterwards. What happened instead was I read a lot of background and a lot more and then some. It was ok, in fact a lot of it I was already aware of through other books I have read. For other readers this may not be so laborious as it felt to me. What was good was the science that was shown to back up what I already knew. I haven't read The Secret so can't comment on how the books compares with that as other reviewers have. My favourite quote used in this book was this:- The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who can't read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn AlvinToffler Then I got to the action part and I discovered it involved writing a journal and that this was the only way to proceed. So, if you are not one for writing down your thoughts this may not be the book for you. I personally don't like journalling but carried on and took what I could from the book, in the main preparing an action board. My thanks to netgalley for the ARC to review.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mat Davies

    I guess that books can come along at the right time and the wrong time. This book came along at exactly the right time for me. Dr Swart's neuroscience background is open and accessible, her prose warm, encouraging and without judgement. Much of what she writes about (get more sleep, stay hydrated, do things in moderation etc) will be familiar but it's the connections she makes between brain and body- both at a physical and spiritual level- that sets this apart. She includes personal anecdotes ab I guess that books can come along at the right time and the wrong time. This book came along at exactly the right time for me. Dr Swart's neuroscience background is open and accessible, her prose warm, encouraging and without judgement. Much of what she writes about (get more sleep, stay hydrated, do things in moderation etc) will be familiar but it's the connections she makes between brain and body- both at a physical and spiritual level- that sets this apart. She includes personal anecdotes about her own journey which could be offputting but, to this reader anyway, offered personality and colour to the self help mantras that form the core of this tome. I read it in a day which might say a lot about me, but it probably says a great deal more about her, he writing and this decent and welcome addition to the self-help and self-love shelves.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Emma L

    I love a good book that can empower me and change my perception on how I view the world and myself. This book fulfils this and more. I really liked the scientific back up to the claims and the book was easy to read through with examples of exercises but without asking you to do them now. You can do them at the end of the book where it guides you through them all. Very insightful and I have started the exercises and already changed my perception on a few things. One to keep dipping into for futur I love a good book that can empower me and change my perception on how I view the world and myself. This book fulfils this and more. I really liked the scientific back up to the claims and the book was easy to read through with examples of exercises but without asking you to do them now. You can do them at the end of the book where it guides you through them all. Very insightful and I have started the exercises and already changed my perception on a few things. One to keep dipping into for future reference. Thank you to NetGalley and publisher for the copy in exchange for a honest review.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Heather Anderson

    I adored this book. As someone who's always been into the idea of 'The Law of Attraction', but who also struggles to see past the 'logical blocks' that stop me from embracing it wholly, this book is a perfect fit for me, as it combines both the whimsical ideas put forward by the law, but also backs it up with more solid, neuroscientific explanations. After I had finished reading it, I was left feeling more optimistic, knowledgeable, and in control of my decisions and my future. Definitely one to I adored this book. As someone who's always been into the idea of 'The Law of Attraction', but who also struggles to see past the 'logical blocks' that stop me from embracing it wholly, this book is a perfect fit for me, as it combines both the whimsical ideas put forward by the law, but also backs it up with more solid, neuroscientific explanations. After I had finished reading it, I was left feeling more optimistic, knowledgeable, and in control of my decisions and my future. Definitely one to read if you really want to believe in The Secret, but need a bit more of a push in the right direction!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Angela Middleton

    I bought this after listening to Tara deliver an excellent talk. I am an advocate of the body and business connection and wanted to learn more. Some useful things in there to help us understand motivation/procrastination and how we can push ourselves forward 🚀

  13. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Catherine

    This book took me about two weeks to finish. That should tell you everything you need to know about how much I enjoyed it. The short answer is I really didn’t. To sum up, the source is basically your mind. Thats all it is. Though at times she tries to draw some distinction between the ‘mind’ and the ‘source’ and in those instances it seems like the source is just a term for the ‘mind body connection’ but thats essentially all it is. And I’ve always been a big believer in the power of the mind. I This book took me about two weeks to finish. That should tell you everything you need to know about how much I enjoyed it. The short answer is I really didn’t. To sum up, the source is basically your mind. Thats all it is. Though at times she tries to draw some distinction between the ‘mind’ and the ‘source’ and in those instances it seems like the source is just a term for the ‘mind body connection’ but thats essentially all it is. And I’ve always been a big believer in the power of the mind. I know how amazing our minds are at shaping our world. So a lot of this book really wasn’t new to me. She spends a lot of time on how flexible the mind is, how much the mind can change and mould etc. and that while wasn’t really new to me, but it was probably the most engaging part of the whole book. The next part really lost me, where she goes into excruciating detail about what every single part of the brain does and how it functions. Which would be interesting, but I feel like to me, I can know that certain triggers set off my primitive brain’s fight or flight response without needing to know specifically which area of the brain is responsible. Similarly, I know that emotions and logical reasoning are different, I don’t need to know the ins and outs of where each process occurs. If that part interests some people then this book might be a bit more captivating for them, but to me it just drew out the book unnecessarily. I would also argue that there is way too much ‘I will teach you…’, ‘I will show you…’, ‘using the techniques from this book…’ promises that go on FOREVER and then ultimately don’t pay off. The whole book feels like a sales pitch for the book itself. I really think, though I didn’t get a ton of value from the techniques, they should have been introduced far earlier, with examples of them in action coming later. My biggest issue with this whole book is that despite the very long lesson in the brain and a lot of humble bragging about what a fantastic life coach she is, the book offers very little new information. In fact, for the overwhelming majority of the book she just kind of vaguely wanks on about how with ‘effort’ and ‘work’ you can get your mind to do all these amazing things, but doesn’t actually tell you what that ‘work’ and ‘effort’ actually involves. It all feels frustratingly vague and hypothetical. “If you’re willing to put in the effort you can change the way you think” sounds good, but you want to scream and say ‘but what effort?” After reading 80% of the book, she finally gets to the question of HOW and basically boils down to 1. make a vision board. 2. look at it. 3. either meditate or do visualisation exercises and picture yourself being rich, thin and married. And I get how that is helpful advice, but after so long it kind of falls flat. Like I feel like I would have got the exact same advice reading a blog by a teenager who just discovered new age spirituality. Its not news to anyone who is interested in this kind of thing that those methods work, and I feel like a lot of the more gritty work gets glossed over. Like its not all vision boards and thinking happy thoughts, sometimes changing your behaviour is upsetting, its painful and takes therapy (that not everyone can afford/has access to), it might take more than you are finacially capable of giving, it might take breaking apart your family dynamic in a way that you might not be willing to do. And it seems like the issues it focuses on are really surface level, its like ‘write on your vision board how much money you want to make’ or ‘picture yourself being married to the perfect partner and go buy a cute date outfit’ rather than ‘okay, this is how to begin to tackle a chronic anxiety issue’. Instead of ‘so you’ve been suffering from depression, from a neuoscience perspective that means X, Y and Z and you can do A, B and C to try and make it better’, its ‘if you picture yourself being thin, you’ll look toned and hot’. Which is really bizare for a neurosicientist. You kind of get the vibe that this book is aimed towards people who are already pretty privilaged, wanting to go from being well off to ultra well off, rather than to people getting started or scraping by- and I think thats why it has so many positive reviews (which is pretty much why I bought it, and I was baffled the whole time I was reading it as to why I didn’t like it the way everyone else seemed to). But if you’re in a decent position and there are a few little tweaks you need to make to level up, then yeah I can see this being helpful, and I think thats the target demographic for this book. People who really could have done it all without the book anyway but maybe needed a nudge or something. But for people who aren’t in that position, its a little bit too little too late to be worth the trouble. Especially when if you’re interested in this topic already and this book isn’t your first introduction to the world of ‘self help’ then you’re probably following most of the advice in this book already anyway.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Perez Selvakumar

    The Source is an interesting self help book, as its written from the perspective of a neuroscientist and her craft, while still maintaining a humane touch. The book goes on to deliver that the easiest way to change our own lives would be to retrain our thoughts (and brain synapses) to be focused on who we want to be and what do we ultimately want out of life. Readers are encouraged to keep a journal chronicling their thoughts, as there is plenty of homework to digest and respond to. But if one w The Source is an interesting self help book, as its written from the perspective of a neuroscientist and her craft, while still maintaining a humane touch. The book goes on to deliver that the easiest way to change our own lives would be to retrain our thoughts (and brain synapses) to be focused on who we want to be and what do we ultimately want out of life. Readers are encouraged to keep a journal chronicling their thoughts, as there is plenty of homework to digest and respond to. But if one were to diligently do the exercises, they would at least be able to pinpoint where they currently are emotionally in life, have an understanding of what thoughts are holding them back, and have an idealisation of their perfect self as the end goal. The book is riddled with anecdotes from Dr.Tara on her own personal life journey, breakdown of her marriage, and even of case studies of her clinical and business clients, and how by them mastering certain techniques they were able to turn their life around. She does go on to expound that each individual is responsible for their own destiny, and that each and every person needs to take ownership the journey. As how we choose to act, Is what shapes our destiny, and our thoughts, meditations, and visualisations of our future from our brain, are the key driving factors to us getting the most out of this life. This book was interesting as there were exercises designed to gauge your emotions & feelings (Which is quite common in self-help books), Gauge your physicality (To learn understand, and to listen to your own body), and increase your perception of Intuition & how your gut plays a factor in this. With each proposed exercise, an excerpt was included on how this scientifically tied back to each of our individual end goals. The book summaries that to mindfully power change in the brain, one would need to raise their awareness, Have a goal that they can visualise, Have focused attention through regular meditation, and to accept that you have become your idealised persona, and to deliberately practice or act how your idealised self would be. I would recommend this book if you are exploring the concepts of neurological growth hacking, and are looking to improve your own life by taking full individual control. Personally although I did find value in this read, It wasn’t the most interesting of reads as the story telling wasn’t very engaging imho.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jessorella

    Dr Tara Swart's THE SOURCE focuses on the power of positive thinking and how the elements of mindfulness and visualization can be used to help improve our lives. Chapter by chapter, Dr Swart details how she came to this way of thinking in her own personal life and career, before outlining how she decided to turn her experience into a method that can be followed by others in order to work towards their own goals and achievements. I was disappointed to find that this book didn't seem to hold much n Dr Tara Swart's THE SOURCE focuses on the power of positive thinking and how the elements of mindfulness and visualization can be used to help improve our lives. Chapter by chapter, Dr Swart details how she came to this way of thinking in her own personal life and career, before outlining how she decided to turn her experience into a method that can be followed by others in order to work towards their own goals and achievements. I was disappointed to find that this book didn't seem to hold much new information for me, in that there didn't seem to be much I hadn't read before elsewhere about the power of positive thinking, how to approach mindfulness, etc. The author herself references books like THE SECRET, and I felt that THE SOURCE did not provide a great deal of new information that was really any different from the sort of "positive thinking" mindset that has been discussed in books such as THE SECRET, except perhaps that Dr Swart provides several lists of steps to take, whereas THE SECRET is slightly more ephemeral. Sadly, for me, there wasn't a lot else that I found very stimulating or fresh as a reader. The book felt quite heavily autobiographical at times, and there were also a couple of parts that rubbed me up the wrong way (a casual mention of the author's fondness for a tidy wardrobe being "a bit OCD", a reference I found rather inappropriate from someone working in the psychiatry field; and a sentence that literally said items outside of one's control, such as "...getting married, pregnant, or getting a promotion" will simply "fall into place" once the reader starts doing the things on their To Do list. As someone who has personally experienced infertility, this was a massive clanger for me and a surprisingly conclusive statement to make in a book like this). That being said, THE SOURCE was still a fairly interesting read at times, with the best parts for me being the various sections about how the brain works and the various studies Dr Swart looked at during her research - that, and the clear, concise steps she gives the reader when it comes to things like the making of vision boards were, for me, the most illuminating aspect. I'm sorry I couldn't give a higher rating.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    There is a lot of good stuff in this book and most of it is backed up by cited research. Dr Swart uses "the source" as a kind of shorthand for the steps and the changes required to change how you perceive things and how you set your goals and ambitions. I have highlighted loads of this book which is a good sign and I will be using some of the steps described and I have increased my journalling from very occasionally to now and then but I do want to get to do it regularly. The book is well writte There is a lot of good stuff in this book and most of it is backed up by cited research. Dr Swart uses "the source" as a kind of shorthand for the steps and the changes required to change how you perceive things and how you set your goals and ambitions. I have highlighted loads of this book which is a good sign and I will be using some of the steps described and I have increased my journalling from very occasionally to now and then but I do want to get to do it regularly. The book is well written, the science is all understandable to the lay person and the tone appealed to me. "On autopilot, we don't question where these underlying, entrenched habits come from and whether they serve us any longer; we switch off and let life happen to us, assuming that much of it is out of our control." "Having a strong sense of purpose correlates with well-being; it ensures we are goal directed, motivated by a desire for a particular outcome that gives us the tenacity to keep going." The book has a fair amount of padding and sometimes drifts into non scientific realms but overall I got a lot from it and now I've highlighted the core ideas from the steps I'll be revisiting them. I was given a copy of this book by Netgalley in return for an honest review.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Leah Hamilton

    This book often acts as my personal self-growth 'bible'. I read it strait through the first time, pausing for the suggested exercises, and now I revisit passages regularly. I will say that a lot of the suggestions, perspectives and exercises are things I was already familiar with, and which I believe many people may know of or practice, however there is a freshness in the way Swart describes these practices and habits. Though you may recognize some of which she advises, 'The Source' offers a gre This book often acts as my personal self-growth 'bible'. I read it strait through the first time, pausing for the suggested exercises, and now I revisit passages regularly. I will say that a lot of the suggestions, perspectives and exercises are things I was already familiar with, and which I believe many people may know of or practice, however there is a freshness in the way Swart describes these practices and habits. Though you may recognize some of which she advises, 'The Source' offers a great way of looking at how these positive habits (such as visualization, creating action boards, or working towards mindfulness in different areas of your life, to name a few...) work together and how you can make them a more regular and conscious part of your life. By the end, I was left wishing I could have regular coffee dates with Swart, as she speaks to readers as the type of friend we all wish we had: supportive, intuitive, insightful and someone who helps you stay on top of achieving your next big goal!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Arvind Vermani

    Its not that Ms Swart is not knowledgeable about what she writes. And it's not that the topic is a tough sell. I mean who doesn't want to know how to reshape their very life based upon. wholistic understanding of neural secrets by someone who is not only a neurologist but also a world class coach? In the end though the book does across as a rehash of fairly commonplace ideas. Written uninspiringly. Unless you've been hiding a rock and this is your first book on the topic, there is nothing here tha Its not that Ms Swart is not knowledgeable about what she writes. And it's not that the topic is a tough sell. I mean who doesn't want to know how to reshape their very life based upon. wholistic understanding of neural secrets by someone who is not only a neurologist but also a world class coach? In the end though the book does across as a rehash of fairly commonplace ideas. Written uninspiringly. Unless you've been hiding a rock and this is your first book on the topic, there is nothing here that you cant get through a few well spent hours of self-study on the topic of neuroplasticity, meditation and journaling. Coupled with the lack of fresh content is they yawn inducing writing style. In the end the book at its core lacks exactly what it aims to build in you - inspiration.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kimothy

    Let me start by saying i do not do self help books, i have never picked one up before. But what drew me to this book is the blurb,it had me intrigued to what the book could do and explain about our ways. The book was at times a bit preachy but overall i found it very informative and interesting to read about the human brain and how it can be used. I am not sure i can change my ways of thinking and who i am as a person to get the results the book 'advertises' you can achieve, but it has made me l Let me start by saying i do not do self help books, i have never picked one up before. But what drew me to this book is the blurb,it had me intrigued to what the book could do and explain about our ways. The book was at times a bit preachy but overall i found it very informative and interesting to read about the human brain and how it can be used. I am not sure i can change my ways of thinking and who i am as a person to get the results the book 'advertises' you can achieve, but it has made me look at how i deal with certain situations. For a non self help book reader it was intelligently written and could prove very useful for some people

  20. 4 out of 5

    Janet

    An interesting, thought-provoking book on the power of the mind. The idea behind it is that we can reshape our minds to control our own destiny. There is an in-depth analysis of how our brains work. Exercises help to guide you through the process of understanding ourselves and then developing a strategy of growth. I found the book interesting but much of the advice was common sense and could be picked up elsewhere. At times the book was overly technical but I'm sure others might find this instru An interesting, thought-provoking book on the power of the mind. The idea behind it is that we can reshape our minds to control our own destiny. There is an in-depth analysis of how our brains work. Exercises help to guide you through the process of understanding ourselves and then developing a strategy of growth. I found the book interesting but much of the advice was common sense and could be picked up elsewhere. At times the book was overly technical but I'm sure others might find this instructive. I received a free review copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for my honest and unedited review.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Cassie Holland

    I like self-help books and the idea that you can alter/shape your thinking by understanding how your brain works. This book was a disappointing read. Much of the information is available from other sources. But it is a good introduction to the whole science of opening your mind. I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Julian Walker

    Really liked this no-nonsense approach in an easy to read self help guidebook, which as I use the tools and ideas provided, will probably become even better. Well written and this will, I believe be hugely useful for me - even if not, I have been stimulated to believe the concept (which is itself worth reading the book for). Anyone looking to make the most of themselves should read this.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sophie Childs

    Having done a lot of manifestation work, I was intrigued to learn more about the science behind it. "The Source" doesn't disappoint. Filled with practical exercises supported by anecdotes and scientific research, if you follow the advice in this book, you too can untap the limitless potential of your mind. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC without obligation to review. Having done a lot of manifestation work, I was intrigued to learn more about the science behind it. "The Source" doesn't disappoint. Filled with practical exercises supported by anecdotes and scientific research, if you follow the advice in this book, you too can untap the limitless potential of your mind. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC without obligation to review.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Luigi

    This is a very impressive book. Keep in mind that it is a self-help book and it's designed to be used, not just read. All the same, if like me, you like to read these types of books, but don't want to commit to an all-out program, even if it looks great, it is still worthy of the read. Want to commit to changing your life for the better, this is a good investment. This is a very impressive book. Keep in mind that it is a self-help book and it's designed to be used, not just read. All the same, if like me, you like to read these types of books, but don't want to commit to an all-out program, even if it looks great, it is still worthy of the read. Want to commit to changing your life for the better, this is a good investment.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Hannah

    What I really enjoyed about "The Source" was how easy it was to read. It's a great introduction to self-help and becoming your best self, and there were many things to takeaway. It was interesting as well to see the science behind a lot of Dr Swart's writing as I am usually more of a spiritual or philosophical person. All in all it was a great book and would absolutely recommend it! What I really enjoyed about "The Source" was how easy it was to read. It's a great introduction to self-help and becoming your best self, and there were many things to takeaway. It was interesting as well to see the science behind a lot of Dr Swart's writing as I am usually more of a spiritual or philosophical person. All in all it was a great book and would absolutely recommend it!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

    I really love it when people from a more scientific based background consider spiritual practices to be equally as important. This is a very interesting book and I think I’ll continue to gain from it each time I dip into it.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kaiesha Page

    I found this book really hard to get through at times but otherwise it's a really good read. It sets out some great tips and tricks for using the Law of Attraction principles and for how these perfectly align with our brains. I found this book really hard to get through at times but otherwise it's a really good read. It sets out some great tips and tricks for using the Law of Attraction principles and for how these perfectly align with our brains.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Paula

    Another variation on The Secret. A few too many references to manifesting etc for me - but there is a bit more science involved in this one and some exercises to help you make the most of any opportunities presented.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Michèle Renard

    A great fusion of the developments in neuroscience and cognitive science, with the practical techniques of meditation and visualisation deeply rooted in eastern culturally practices. The practical aspects are definitely an aspect of the book I will frequently revisit.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Keegan

    Applies scientific understanding to spiritual concepts such as manifestation and visualisation. The most useful aspect is the tactical application of the four step process at the end of the book with how to make the knowledge work for you.

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